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Mr. Ashok Kumar

Achiever's Success Story

Catalyst In The Lives Of Others

A  ‘catalyst’ across TIPS Globeducate,   Mr. Ashok the Chairman and Managing Director of The Indian Public Schools (TIPS) since 2006  is truly  the elemental force in bringing the first IB World School to Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Working with CAIE and IB from the beginning, Ashok has more than 14 years´ experience of leadership in private education and has been ensuring that TIPS caters as international centre for child assessment and evaluation. 

Early years, where he believes that “a child’s spark is where a school should begin”; in nurturing the young student’s curiosity, to develop creative problems-solving skills and inspires confidence to approach new situations with skill and independence. He also believes in providing students a caring, creative and open-minded environment with a strong emphasis on individual learning styles.

Ashok takes pride in touching several lives by being a catalyst in the growth of many individuals. His efforts and vision have been recognised and acknowledged for several years in a row with the Best International School Awards to his credit.

Ashok quips, “I believe that I am a catalyst to my team’s success. Making a change in others’ lives, and being the difference gives me the most satisfaction.”

The curriculum options that were available then led the story for Mr. Ashok’s venture to spear head the game changing options in the educational field within South India. 

“Given the capital-intensive nature of the venture and slow returns led to leveraging all that I had, to its brink, during the initial years.” reminisces Ashok. 

He chose to be the change and make the much needed innovation- Education at its best, and affordable. With his years of international experience and entrepreneurial skills he drew a plan to have a cluster of schools in Tamil Nadu starting from Coimbatore. After rigorous self education in IB and Cambridge  educational leadership programmes Ashok ventured and established TIPS.

As envisioned the overwhelming response that he got helped him spread his wings to cities like Chennai, Kochi, Tirupur, etc. Having made such paradigmatic shift in the  curriculum choices, Mr. Ashok emerged as a  differentiator in bringing  international education to doorstep to all who longed for this change, years at length. This phenomenal change emerged successfully as envisioned by Mr. Ashok’s cluster-schools.

“Entrepreneurial skills and leadership qualities always kept me striving. Attending a Government school in a small city gave minimal exposure to me during childhood, however, with the independence to dream and strive”, reiterates Mr. Ashok.

In 2013, the venture was taken to global grounds when TIPS partnered with NACE—like-minded multinational school group with cluster-schools primarily in France and Spain—and established itself in countries like the UK and the USA. In 2017, in a bid to further strengthen the group, major equity investment from Providence Equity was accepted, which resulted in expansion across 10 countries with over 60 schools. 2019 saw the group evolving and rebranding as ‘Globeducate’, while maintaining the country-specific brands.

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