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Smt. Surapaneni Swarajya Lakshmi


Accepting the baton from Late Sri. S. Koteswara Rao; Mrs. S. Swarajya Lakshmi, with her indomitable spirit to uphold his vision and mission; is inspiring, approachable and renowned in professional circles for her passion in teaching. An academician who has had the privilege of being not only a life partner with esteemed Late Sri S. Koteswara Rao but also a co-partner to his visions and missions in all his educational ventures.

Chairperson's Message

Critical thinking is the art of analyzing and evaluating an idea to improvise it. Instead of accepting "at face value," what you read or hear, critical thinkers look for evidence and good reasons to believe it. This is at the heart of what it means to be a scientist, researcher, scholar, or professional in any field. Whatever you are studying, critical thinking is the key to learning and to make progress..

Question words – “What, Who, Where, When, How and Why” will help the learner to get started, along with the phrases – “What if, What next, and So what.” Attempting Description, Analysis and Evaluation.

Teachers and Parents, it is our responsibility to motivate, inspire, and guide children to cultivate 'Critical Thinking.'

As a well-cultivated 'Critical Thinker,' children will raise vital questions, formulating them clearly and precisely, gather and assess relevant information and interpret it effectively, come to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, think open-mindedly with alternative systems of thought and communicate effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems. This entails 'Effective Communication and Problem Solving Abilities', which is indeed the need of the hour.

‘The Holistic Approach,’ at Epistemo Vikas Leadership School, is not only catering to this but also is making learning interesting and meaningful for learners. ‘Critical Thinking’ takes place in various disciplines and learning to think out of the box will become a ‘Habit.’

Ms. Hema Surapaneni


Epistemo-principal-2-235x300Ms. Hema Surapaneni is a passionate educator with twenty seven years of experience in teaching, consultation, advisory and as a Principal. After her rich experience at Alphonsa's Educational Society and Oakridge International School, she established three schools (Phoenix Greens, Ganges Valley and The Gaudium) from the ground level as a Founder Principal. She is trained in PYP, MYP & DP of the International Baccalaureate and was an assistant examiner for IBDP Biology and played a key role in training the teachers in all the curricula i.e. IB, IGCSE & CBSE. She has participated in a leadership summit at the College of Education, University of Iowa, USA and has a CLIL diploma from the University of Cambridge.  She has visited more than twenty schools across the globe like China, Japan, Australia, USA and is currently the CBSE Cluster Head for the BHEL region of CBSE Schools. She has been listed in the top 25 women leaders in the Indian Education sector. As a student, she has been an all-rounder in sports, quizzing, debating, singing, dancing and theatre. She is trained in ‘Child Safety & Safeguarding’ certified by the Association for the Advancement of International Education.

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Asha Sharma


Asha Sharma I am very happy with Epistemo Vikas Leadership School, and I am proud that my child is part of this school. I would highly recommend it to anybody. Epistemo Vikas Leadership School gives support and solution at all time.


Smitha Reddy


Smitha Reddy Good school. Teachers are very approachable and give great support to our children. My children are very happy going to school. I wish the school can excel many more things in the future.


Nishkam D


Nishkam D Very Good School, teaching is concept based, kids are able to learn fast because content can change but the concept remains the same. Teachers are excellent they know about the strengths and weaknesses of each and every child. I wish the school will grow and flourish more and more in the future.


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