Visionary Team

SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools are managed and driven by renowned management of India's First Preschool Chain - SHEMROCK. SHEMROCK is credited with revolutionizing the concept of early childhood education in India in 1989, by pioneering a vibrant and child-friendly system of learning to what were then dull, drab and restrictive establishments with rote learning techniques. Over the past 25 years, more than 3,50,000 children have already received the foundation of success through our 625+ SHEMFORD & SHEMROCK branches located across 27 states & Union Territories across India, Nepal and Bangladesh.



Dr. D.R. Arora, Chairman, Shemford Schools

Dr. D.R. Arora (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Post Doctorate – University of Leeds, UK) is the Chairman of SHEMFORD & SHEMROCK Group of Schools. He is a visionary and one of the most respected Educationists in India. Dr. D.R. Arora is credited with bringing the concept of school chains in India, with the signing of the first SHEMROCK Franchise in 1991. He has travelled widely and has surveyed several educational systems around the globe. He has received a number of awards for his dedication in creating a revolution in preschool education in India. Dr. D.R. Arora has been a member of several international societies and has more than 40 years of teaching, research and administrative experience in reputed universities and institutions of India & Abroad.


Dr.(Mrs.) Bimla Arora, Associate Director, Shemford Schools


Dr. (Mrs.) Bimla Arora (B.Sc. Gold Medalist, M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Leeds, UK) & an Ex Assoc. Prof.) is the Founder Director of SHEMROCK Preschools. She is one of the leading names in preschool education in the country and is a pioneer in creating a child-friendly school environment, with focus on stress-free learning. She is greatly involved in curriculum planning & development at SHEMROCK and has written many books for preschool children. She has been a member of expert committees of N.C.E.R.T & U.N.D.P projects. Her many contributions, especially in child education, have won her many prestigious awards & credits. She was awarded the 'Raja Ram Mohan Roy Teachers Award' for the year 2002, the 'Parent Teacher Association National Award' for the year 2002, the 'Peace, Mercy & Tolerance Award’ 2002, 'Shakuntalam Award' in January 2003, 'Sansa Award' in 2004 and has also been honoured with the 'Kiran Achievement Award'.


Amol Arora, Managing Director, Shemford Schools


Mr. Amol Arora (B.E. (Delhi College of Engineering), MBA (University of California, Irvine, USA), P.G. Researcher in Education Leadership & Management at University of Nottingham, UK) is the Vice-Chairman & Managing Director of SHEMFORD & SHEMROCK Group of Schools. Mr. Amol Arora is a visionary person with a multi-dimensional personality. Mr. Amol Arora is the prime force behind building the SHEMROCK brand on the strength of its franchise model and also in transferring the same stress-free and fun-filled learning environment to SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools. As a tribute to his contribution to the education fraternity in India, Mr. Amol Arora has been honoured for “Outstanding Contribution to the Indian Education System” by the Independent Schools Federation of India in 2006. He also received “Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006” Award by the Lt. Governor of Delhi. Mr. Amol Arora is a regular speaker at various Educational Leadership Conclaves, Conferences and Seminars in the country, including VCCircle, TiE, ICSI, Eduvision, DIDAC, World Education Summit (WES), One Globe, India Learning Expo etc.


Mrs. Meenal Arora, Executive Director, Shemford Schools


Mrs. Meenal Arora (P.G. Researcher in Education Leadership & Management at University of Nottingham, UK) is a Management Post Graduate from the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce (Delhi Univ.). She is the Executive Director of SHEMROCK Preschools & Founder Director of SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools. She is a thoroughbred education researcher and has demonstrated her commitment to innovation in the school curriculum by being the primary force behind the development of the ShemEduMAXTM School System & Curriculum, which is based on the latest research findings and changing needs and is implemented across all SHEMFORD & SHEMROCK branches. Mrs. Meenal Arora has been honoured with several prestigious awards including “The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2008” by the Union Minister of State of Home Affairs, “Parent Teacher Golden Jubilee National Award” by the PTA of India etc. An enthusiastic writer as well, she has been consistently providing articles on parenting and many more topics related to children, which are regularly published in some of the leading newspapers and monthly magazines like Responsible Parenting, Parent’s India, Curriculum, Child, Grehlakshmi, Grehshobha, Bindiya etc. She is also on the advisory panel of Parent’s India Magazine - one of the country’s leading magazine.


With one of the country's most recognized families in school education driving SHEMFORD, you can be assured that your child will continue to receive the best in school education in the years to come.