About the school’s founder

Mr. Rakesh Kapoor, our founder, 1951-2021.


* CCCP, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA
* B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature from K M College, Delhi University, 1969
* B. Ed., Lucknow University, 1983
* M.Ed., Lucknow University, 1984
* Lead Auditor for ISO9001, 1998
* Koalaty Kid Trainer, American Society for Quality, Milwaukee, WI 2001

Posts and positions held

* Founder Principal of The Modern School, Aliganj, Lucknow, since 1979
* Secretary, U P Association of ISC Schools, 1992-1997
* Writing Secretary, All India Association of ISC Schools, 1995

Achievements under his leadership

* The Modern School is the first school in the history of Indian Education to get certified for ISO9001 International Standard for Quality Systems in 1997
* The Modern School won the Golden Peacock National Training Award 1997
* First school in India to implement the Koalaty Kid program of American Society for Quality (ASQ) 2002, having two staff trained by ASQ in USA
* School wins Asian finals of International Space Settlement Design Competition, 2006


* “Total Presence of Mind”, with endorsement by H.H. Dalai Lama, has been published by Rupa and Company in 2005
* “The Modern School’s Profile”, 2002
* “Six Stories” comic book on absence of quality in education
* “Implementing ISO 9000 in Modern School” Total Quality Management, published by Tata McGraw Hill & IOD 1997
* “Transforming K-12 Education at Modern School, Lucknow: A Case Study” published by IOD 1998
* Presently he is writing a book on quality in education, called “Kapoor Quality Education System”

Memberships and Affiliations

* Member, American Society for Quality, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
* Member, System Dynamics Society, Albany, N.Y.
* Member, Mohammad Bagh Club, Lucknow
* Member, Classic Golf Resort, Gurgaon
* Member, Lucknow Golf Club

Talks and Presentations

* Talked to Ottawa school principals on Quality in Education, 2002
* Talked to US principals at the Annual Charter Schools Conference, Denver 2005
* Talked to US principals at the Annual National Association of Independent Schools Conf., Denver 2005
* Presented a Concept Poster on phenomenology of social systems at the System Dynamics Conference at Atlanta in 2001
* Conducted workshops on meditation at San Jose and Washington DC, 2001
* Gave training in TQM to Tamil Nadu school principals, 2006
* Regularly lectures & conducts workshops on meditation to small interested groups


* Shri R K Trivedi, Former Chief Secretary of UP; former Chief Election Commissioner of India; former Governor, State of Gujarat
* Dr Nityanand, former Director of CDRI; former member of Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee on Science; Chairman Indian Pharmacopeia; Former Chairman Ranbaxy Science Foundation.
* Fr Kunnunkal, former Chairman Central Board of Secondary Education
* Hon Justice D K Trivedi, retd senior most judge of Lucknow High Court
* Shri F C Kohli, Former Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services