Mr. Surinder Kumar is the Former Vice Principal of Mayo College, Ajmer with more than 37 years of Teaching and Administrative experience, both in India and overseas. He is widely travelled to more than 15 countries all over the world which has enriched and enhanced his perspective on educating the young.

He is also the recipient of the National CBSE Award for the year 2012 awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India in public recognition of valuable and commendable services rendered to the community for the cause of education as a teacher of outstanding merit

He is the alumnus of Sainik School Kunjpura, perhaps one of the best residential schools in the country at that time. His early exposure to a Boarding School was destined to make him self-reliant and fiercely independent for life, attributes he could later teach to his students. After he graduated from Sainik School, he did his Bachelor’s, Master’s and then later Bachelor’s in Education from the Kurukshetra University. Having actualized his educational aspirations, he joined the Campus School at GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology for more than a year before he left for Ethiopia to teach there. A decade spent off his home shores gave him the valuable exposure and experience and transformed him forever. The lessons well learnt carved the road for his entry into Mayo College, the premier heritage school of the country. It was here that his ‘tryst with destiny’ would take place.

A wide array of responsibilities entrusted to him at Mayo College metamorphosed and evolved with time culminating into his last incumbency of the Deputy Head of Mayo College. He is also defined by his other passions. He was also the Head of the Dept. of Geography, Head Examiner and also prepared the Marking Scheme for the Class XII AISSCE Examinations. His stint in the NCC gave a new dimension and magnitude to his personality, his being the GK In charge instilled in him a sense of curiosity, and being a huge Boxing aficionado enabled him to discover the centre of gravity and taught him how to stand on his feet and brave the winds of adversity. These are the lessons that inspired his students over the years. He was also unanimously elected the Secretary of the Round Square Conference - South Asia Gulf Region which has been a rare, unprecedented and extraordinary honour. He has the rare distinction of attending 8 International Round Square Conferences and hosting one.

Mayo College, under his stewardship, has sent the maximum number of students not only on international exchanges but also various and diverse Service Projects. No school in the country betters his record in the commitment towards the indigenous and international communities. During his treks to Langtang Gosainkunda in Nepal and Hatu Peak he learnt how to integrate his young students with Nature. It is in the outdoors that he has cultivated young men with an education of a different kind. He has been able to touch young lives in multi layered and multifarious ways.