Smrti Academy

Meet Our Leaders

“Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m learning from them, yet I bow deeply in gratitude.” Eric Allen
Lily Sahay - Smrti Academy Principal

Lily Sahay


Lily Sahay, a seasoned educationist,  joins us with 20 years of experience in School Education of which she played the role of Principal during the last 7 years. Having worked in various prestigious Institutions, she brings in a wealth of experience and knowledge to Smrti Academy, apart from a unique blend of love and passion for Education. She was the recipient of the Best Principals Award at Deeksha PU College.

She is well versed in academics, parent relationship, community integration and school administration and management. A loving and caring teacher at heart, Mrs. Sahay teaches History and Political Science.  She believes that a robust culture of learning is needed as education is about learning, unlearning and re-learning.

Deepa Ravichandran - Smrti Academy Chief Mentor

Deepa Ravichandran

Chief Mentor

Deepa Ravichandran, the Founder-Principal of Floretz Montessori, is the Chief Mentor to Smrti Academy. With 17+ years of experience in the Education Sector, Deepa brings with her the unique ability to create fun learning environments for children. She is a Masters in Industrial Electronics with a Diploma in Montessori Education and in Special Education. She trains teachers of various Schools across the country and has a deep understanding of blending the Montessori Way and Philosophy with the curriculum a School adopts.

Ravi Venkat Co-Founder Smrti Academy

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Ravichandran Venkataraman, the Founder Director of Smrti Academy, is a leader of international repute. With 35+ years of experience in the Corporate World, Ravi has occupied Senior Leadership Positions in companies like ANZ and HP. He was the Managing Director of ANZ Operations & Technology in India. After that, he was the Senior Vice-President and Head of the Global Business Service of HP, leading a team of 18,000+ across 58 countries. He is a Trustee of eVidyaloka, a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides on-line education to 20,000+ children across 245 villages in India. Ravi’s bent of mind for music and sport helps with the co-curricular activities planning.

Ravi Ramchandra - Director Smrti ACademy

Ravi Ramchandra

Director & Co-Founder

Ravi Ramachandra, the Director and Co-Founder of Smrti Academy, is a Civil Engineer – a leading builder and player in the infrastructure industry with 25+ years of experience. Ravi joined his father’s family business in civil engineering and later started his own company, Sri Raja Rajeshwari Constructions. He has done numerous residential, commercial buildings and government projects in Bangalore and developed beautiful residential layouts in various parts of Karnataka. Ravi brings with him amazing project management skills along with an unflinching focus on the customer. He has worked with leading architects in Bangalore and is a sought after builder as he relentlessly moves to the latest in construction technology.

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