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 24 years, more than 3,00,000 children have already received the foundation of success through our 300+ SHEMFORD & SHEMROCK branches located across 22 states & Union Territories in India.
Dr. D.R. Arora (B.Sc, M.Sc., Ph.D., Post Doctorate – University of Leeds, UK) is a visionary and one of the most respected Educationists in India. The Chairman of SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools, Dr. Arora is credited with bringing the concept of school chains in India, with the signing of the first SHEMROCK Franchise in 1991. He is also the Pro - Vice Chairman of Delhi Public School, Pinjore, which is today considered as one of the country's leading Residential Schools with more than 1,200 students from 12 countries studying in its beautiful campus.
Mr. Amol Arora B.E. (Delhi College of Engineering), MBA (University of California, Irvine, USA), Doctoral Researcher in Education Leadership & Management (University of Nottingham, UK) is the dynamic Vice Chairman & the Managing Director of SHEMFORD & SHEMROCK Group of Schools and member of Managing Committee, DPS Pinjore. As the MD of the Group, he has played a major role in the growth of the School Chain. He is also known for introducing pioneering concepts and integration of technology in school education in India. As a tribute to his contribution to the education fraternity in India, the Independent Schools Federation of India nominated Mr. Arora as the Chairman of the National Conference of Independent Schools – a network of 850 private schools of India. Mr. Arora has also been felicitated as the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006” award by the Lt. Governor of Delhi. In the same year, the Independent Schools Federation of India conferred upon Mr. Arora an award for his “Outstanding Contribution to the Indian Education System”. As a result of the strong franchisee support system, the Organisation has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Franchise Opportunities by the Franchising World Magazine for three consecutive years (2010 - 2012). The Group has also been declared the “Best Franchisor- Preschool Category” by Franchise Plus Magazine- a testimony to the strong brand and support systems we have in our schools. Under his guidance, SHEMROCK was declared the “Best Playschool in Delhi NCR” and SHEMFORD as the “Most Promising Brand of Schools in North-India” by Brands Academy.
Dr. (Mrs.) Bimla Arora (B.Sc. Gold Medalist, M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Leeds, UK)) is the Associate Director of SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools. As the Founder Director of SHEMROCK Preschools, she is one of the country's most renowned figures for early childhood education. She is considered as an expert in creating child-friendly environments with a focus on stress-free learning. Her many contributions, especially in child education, have won her many Credits and Awards, some of which are the Peace, Mercy & Tolerance Award from Indian Institute of Ecology & Environment in 2001, the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Teacher's Award-2002, Parent Teacher Association National Award in 2002, Shakuntalam Award for Excellence in 2003, SANSA Award in 2003 and National Award by Nayak Bharti in 2005. She has also been a member of expert committees of NCERT & UNDP projects.
Mrs. Meenal Arora (B.Com (H), P.G. in Global Business Management (S.R.C.C.), Doctorate Researcher, Education Leadership & Management (Univ. of Nottingham, U.K.)) is the Director of SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools. She has demonstrated her commitment to innovation in school curriculum by being the primary force behind the development of the ShemEduMAX™ system, which is implemented across all SHEMFORD & SHEMROCK Schools and is based on the latest research findings and changing needs. As the Head of the school curriculum division, Mrs. Arora’s responsibilities extend to designing, innovating and developing educational systems. She also heads the Training & Development department and has keen interest in Systems Development & Branch Support. A thoroughbred education professional, researcher & academician, she is also a well-known author who has co-authored several preschool books, papers and has also produced children’s audio CDs, many of which have sold more than lakh copies. An enthusiastic writer, Mrs. Meenal Arora contributes regularly to many leading newspapers and magazines on the subjects of education & parenting.
Mrs. Arora was honoured with Club Mahindra Annual Award for “Outstanding Achievement in School Management”. She was also awarded with the title of “Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2009” by Honourable Union Minister of State of Home Affairs, Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal. She won the Parent Teacher Golden Jubilee National Award by the PTA of India for her ‘Contribution in the field of Parental Participation in School Education’. Her outstanding management was recognized by Business Sphere Magazine with ‘Excellence in School Management’ Award at their 9th Annual Awards Function. Under her guidance, SHEMFORD has been acknowledged as ‘The Most Promising Brand in North India 2011’ by Brands Academy.
The dynamic leadership team of SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools has an unmatched experience in guiding school systems across the country. Together, they offer an unparalleled mix of experience, knowledge and commitment towards education.