Chairperson’s Message

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Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia

Chairperson, Apeejay Education

Co-Founder & Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University

Chairperson & President, Apeejay Stya and Svrán Group

Apeejay School International (ASI) is an IB continuum school in the offing. Being the latest addition to Apeejay Education, it shares the mission and vision of Dr Stya Paul - eminent industrialist, educationist and inspiration behind all Apeejay Education institutions.

ASI believes in nurturing young minds that are innovative, knowledgeable and equipped with the skills to excel in the fast evolving dynamic world of tomorrow. It also aims to instill in its students an understanding of human values and traditional virtues that sets them apart as exemplary leaders and global citizens.

Apeejay School International offers world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programmes based on inquiry, action, and reflection. A bespoke knowledge content mapped to the best curricula across the world has been designed to keep students ahead of their age groups.

The advent of technology and communication has heralded a paradigm shift in the educational landscape. Today, learning is not confined to the classrooms, teachers are available everywhere and networks are the new classrooms. Focus of education is shifting from mere delivery of content to acquiring skills necessary to thrive in the future. This means that a progressive, holistic education with international dimension is more important than ever. We intend to achieve this by encouraging intellectual curiosity, fostering creativity, innovation and by inspiring students to pursue excellence in ways that define a futuristic education. The IB teachers of Apeejay School International are well-equipped to provide such education and care.

Learning at ASI is informed by research and empowered by technology for more focused and personalised education. Although the modes of education and acquiring knowledge have seen a drastic change over the period of time, ASI has remained undeterred in its approach to impart quality education to all owing to its advanced infrastructure and use of modern technology.

Some of the Highlights of Awards, Accolades and Honours

  • Life time achievement Women Achievers Award 2023 in acknowledgement of her exemplary work and contribution for women in various fields like business, education, health care, social work etc. by ZEE news and DNA, 3rd March 2023.
  • Felicitated with the Legendary Shiromani Award for her contribution to Excellence in Education at the NRI World Summit, 2022, United Kingdom.
  • Conferred with Life Time Achievement Award : Promoting Education for the Social Cause at Digital Education Summit August, 2021 organised by Universal Mentors Association. The award was presented by Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttrakhand. It’s a recognition for her outstanding vision, dedication and commitment to education.
  • Rotary Club of Delhi Premier in July, 2021 expressed its gratitude by facilitating Mrs Berlia as COVID WARRIOR for all her philanthropic endeavours and extraordinary contribution to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Conferred the Dainik Jagran-Inext Lifetime Achievement ICONIC Award 2021 for her remarkable achievement and her magnificent contribution towards the upliftment of society and nation-building at large, 29th January 2021.
  • Honoured with ‘Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia’ title by the Economic Times for demonstrating exemplary leadership qualities, December, 2020.
  • Conferred as the ET-Inspiring Entrepreneur of India by Economic Times on 30th June 2020.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Samman 2019 presented by NRI Welfare Society (UK Chapter) at House of Commons, London on 11th October 2019.
  • Conferred upon Lifetime Achievement award for Outstanding Professional Achievement and Social Contribution at the National CSR Summit, 2019 organized by CSR Times at New Delhi, 18th September 2019.
  • The SkillTree Knowledge Consortium and Great Place to Study – Research Institute, honoured Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, for her Contribution to Education and Industry at the 5th Great Place to Study India Edition Industry Awards at the House of Commons, London on 17th June 2019. Skill Tree Consortium felicitated and recognised the contribution of an industrialist towards the development of education services in India.
  • Udyog Rattan Award in recognition of her achievements and dedication in discharging duties towards the Corporate Sector and IEC Certificate of Achievement in recognition of her and her company’s Highly Esteemed Contribution through Outstanding Dedication and Continuous Excellence in her Industry – presented by the Institute of Economic Studies, 24th February 2019, New Delhi.
  • Conferred with Life Time Achievement Award – Promoting Education for Social Cause. This award was presented by Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble Former President of India at the 12th ASSOCHAM National Education Summit Making India a Global Knowledge Powerhouse: Catalyzing Reforms and Innovations & EduShine Excellence Awards 2019, 21st February 2019, New Delhi.
  • Recognised as the Edupreneur of the Year, 2018 by the Center for Education Growth and Research and Award for outstanding contribution to Education and Skill Development.
  • Felicitated at the Prestigious & Pioneering, 2nd “InWENA Awards” 2017 - INDIA's Women Enterprise Awards for Excellence as the Woman Persona of the Decade for her contribution to Education and Industry” 15th September 2017.
  • Conferred with the Bharat Samman Award, 2017 by NRI Institute in association with JMS Foundation on 15th April 2017, New Delhi for her contribution to education and women empowerment.
  • She was also conferred with the prestigious ‘Lokmat Women at Work Leadership Award’ at the Lokmat Corporate Excellence Awards, 25th February 2017, Mumbai. The Award was presented by Shri Suresh Prabhu, Honorable Railway Minister, Government of India.
  • The SkillTree Knowledge Consortium and Great Place to Study – Research Institute, felicitated Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, with the Exemplary Award for her Outstanding Contribution to Education and Industry at the 3rd Great Place to Study India Edition Thought Leadership Awards in London on 22nd February 2017 for demonstrating excellence and the highest standards of ethical conduct, integrity and civic and social responsibility for her contribution in the area of education and industry. She has been recognised as someone who exemplifies the promise to the Indian education ecosystem for nurturing it and taking it to global standards. For the first time, the Skill Tree Consortium has felicitated and recognised the contribution of an industrialist towards the development of education services in India.
  • Conferred the Hall of Fame Award at the 9th BBC Knowledge & DNA Innovative Education Leadership Awards, 18th February 2017, The award is in recognition of leadership, development, innovation and industry interface of Institutes.
  • Conferred as the “ Education Leader of the Year” by the World Achievers  Asia Education Summit & Awards 2016 with India Today Television as  its Media Partner on 15th March 2016, New Delhi.
  • Felicitated by CII at the 5th University-Industry Congress: Higher Education Summit 2nd December 2015 for being Global Outstanding Leader in the field of Higher Education and Industry.
  • In a first of its kind initiative in London, Skill Tree Knowledge Consortium, India’s first syndicate of private universities and colleges, profiled few of India’s top educational institutions. The aim was to position Indian colleges and universities as proven leaders on a global platform. As part of the initiative, Berlia, was recognised and awarded for her contribution to Indian education through Apeejay Education Society & Apeejay Stya University in a glittering event at the House of Commons, London, held in June, 2014.
  • In 2013, received the ‘Exemplary Leader Award’ at Singapore for her outstanding contribution to Industry & Academia Lokmat Women at Workin Asia by Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress & Stars of the Industry Group with CMO Asia as the strategic partner – endorsed by the Asian Confederation of Businesses.
  • Received the prestigious 'Hall of Fame Award' conferred on Apeejay Stya University at the 3rd Asian Leadership Awards, Dubai presented by the Asian Confederation of Businesses with CMO Asia as its strategic partner and Stars of the Industry Group as a research partner.
  • Felicitated by Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry FICCI at the Higher Education Summit, 2013 for her outstanding contribution to Academia and Industry.
  • Felicitated by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for her Outstanding Contribution to Academia and Industry on the occasion of AICTE-CII University-Industry Congress & 4th Global Higher Education Summit, November, 2012.
  • Awarded the Golden Peacock Awards at the London Global Convention 2012 at the 12th International Conference on Corporate Governance & Third Global Conference on Sustainability, 10th-12th October 2012, the Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place, London (UK).
  • Conferred the ‘International Lifetime Achievement Award by the “International Congress of Women 2009’ in Collaboration with the Govt. of India and the UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan.
  • Awarded the PHD Chamber Outstanding Businesswomen Award 2008 at the PHD Chamber Annual Awards for Excellence 2008 for her achievements as a leading woman entrepreneur and industrialist. The selection was made by a Jury of eight distinguished member of society chaired by Justice R.C. Lahoti, Former Chief Justice of India.
  • Recipient of Stanford Associates award of Merit from Stanford University, California, USA, 2005 and is a member of Parent Advisory Board of Stanford University, California, USA.
  • Honoured by the Punjab Technical University (PTU) in September 2005 with a special Citation “in recognition of her contributions in the field of Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Drug Manufacturing and Research and relentless pursuit for promoting education at all levels”.
  • Pride of the Country award by the Society of Industry and Business Achievements for her contribution to the progress of Business & Trade to stimulate, encourage and promote economic development in the country on 27th January 2001, New Delhi.
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