The Governing Council


Rakesh Bharti Mittal is the Vice-Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups with interests in Telecom Services, Telecom Infrastructure & Devices, Space Communications, Financial Services, Processed Foods, Real Estate and Hospitality. He is the Chairman of Del Monte Foods and Bharti AXA Life Insurance. He is also a Non-Executive Director - Bharti Airtel and Managing Director - Bharti Land Limited.

Bharti Airtel, the flagship company of Bharti Enterprises, is a global telecommunications company with operations in 17 countries and ranks amongst the top three mobile operators globally. One of the largest integrated telecom providers in India and Africa, Bharti Airtel serves over 497 million customers across its operations.

Rakesh served as the President of CII for the year 2018-19. He is the Co-Chair of the India-Uzbekistan Business Council. Rakesh is also a member of the India-UK CEO Forum, CII Australia-India Business Champions, India-Japan Business Leaders’ Forum and the India-Pakistan Joint Business Forum. He is a Member of the Governing Board at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and a Life Member of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He is a Member of the Founding Circle of Centre for Social and Economic Progress.

A passionate advocate for quality education, Rakesh is actively engaged in enhancing school and higher education through multiple roles. He is a member of the Board at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Chairman of the ISB Mohali Campus Advisory Board and Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy. Additionally, he is a Member of the Board of Trustees and the Governing Body Member at Plaksha University. Rakesh is the Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology & Management at IIT Delhi. He is a Member of the All India Board of Studies for Post-Graduate Education & Research in Engineering & Technology (AIB-PGERT).

The group’s philanthropic arm, Bharti Foundation operates 173 Satya Bharti Schools and also supports 800+ government schools under the Quality Support Program (QSP) to ensure holistic education, reaching out to 3.4 lakhs students across 14 states. Since inception, over 7.3 lakh underprivileged children in rural India have benefitted from programmes run by Bharti Foundation.

Rakesh has been awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law by Newcastle University, UK. He has served as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Sierra Leone in India from 2014 to 2020. He is a recipient of the prestigious ‘Horasis – Indian Business Leader of the Year 2016 Award’ and ‘Institute of Engineers Award 2004’. He has received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from S.C.D. College, Ludhiana and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni of J.C. Bose University of Science & Technology, YMCA, Faridabad.

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Bipin Gupta

A post graduate in English and History, Shri Bipin Gupta is a well reputed industrialist, actively involved in various cultural and educational institutions in Ludhiana. He is the General Secretary of Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust. He is also the Chairman of Academic Advisory Council, Chairman of Parent School Committee of Sat Paul Mittal School and Member of Sat Paul Mittal National Award Committee of Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust.


Mr. Sunil Gupta is a well reputed Industrialist and is actively associated with numerous Industrial Association and Religious Organizations. He is the Vice President of Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust and Vice Chairman of Purchase Committee of Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust. He is also the Chairman of the Purchase Committee of Sat Paul Mittal School.


Dr. S.C. Ahuja is an M.B.B.S, M.S. Orthopedic with four gold medals and merit scholarship. He has established the first Oganesyan Fixator System Unit from Russia in India in DMC. He has his publications in International and National journals and presented research works in International and National Conferences. He is a Trustee of Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust and Chairman of Sat Paul Mittal School National Award Committee. He is also a Member of Parent School Committee of Sat Paul Mittal School.


Mrs. Rashmi Grover has, to her credit, 36 years' experience of teaching effective English at Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana.She is the Member of the Governing Council and Vice Chairman of the Academic advisory Council of the prestigious Sat Paul Mittal School. She is the Additional Trustee and a member of the Scholarship Committee of Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust. She is also a Member of Parent Interaction Committee of Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust.


Mrs Sunanda Joshi (M.A, M.Phil) Retired as Principal Govt College Sidhsar. She has almost 4 decades of teaching experience in different colleges of Punjab including Govt College for Girls and Govt College for Boys, Ludhiana. After her retirement she has been actively associated with different activities of Nehru Sidhant Kendra and Sat Paul Mittal School as Member Academic Advisory Council, Member POSCO, Sat Paul Mittal School, and Member Cultural Committee.


Born and brought up in Ludhiana, Ms. Radhika Jaitwani is truly the daughter of the Soil and is wedded passionately to the welfare of Ludhiana. She is a renowned social activist. She has been associated with various NGOs and cultural organisations that are dedicated to the promotion and preservation of art and culture in the city. She is also associated with various educational institutions in the city. She has worked relentlessly for the betterment of the society since three decades and she continues to do so with unparalleled enthusiasm.


Experienced Principal with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Strategic Planning, Curriculum Development, Public Speaking, Teacher Training, and Research. Strong education professional with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Punjab University focused in Applied Mathematics from University of Hyderabad. She is working as a Principal in Sat Paul Mittal School since 2010. She is a Chairperson of POSH and POCSO Committees and also a member of Academic Advisory Council of Sat Paul Mittal School.


Mr. Neeraj Thakur, Admin Officer is the founder staff member of Sat Paul Mittal School. He is the Admin Officer of the school. He is also a Secretary of Academic Advisory Council, Secretary of Parent School Committee, Member of POSH & POCSO and Secretary of Purchase Committee of Sat Paul Mittal School.