Principal : Capt (IN) Simon Xavier

Capt. (IN) Simon Xavier was commissioned into the Educational branch of Indian Navy in Spring Term 1989. During the last 29 years of service, he has held various assignments including four tenures at the Naval Academy where the Cradle of Naval Leadership Breeds. He was the joint director of Naval Education at Naval Headquarters, wherein he was instrumental in the landmark decision by the MHRD that the admissions for the defence wards studying in various defence run schools guaranteed admissions at KVS at par with the KV TCs which had largely benefitted entire defence community.

He was the first controller of Academics at the Indian Naval Academy which was established recently at Ezhimala, Kerala. He was also the Executive Director of Naval Public School, Kochi for three years during which period the School stood first among all the NPSS in the country. He had the unique opportunity to head the NCC Group Head Quarters, Ernakulum as the Group Commander, that period the Group won the Chief Minister’s banner for two consecutive years.

Capt. (IN) Simon Xavier is happily married to Mrs Vinatha Simon who is a teacher by profession and the couple is blessed with two daughters; the elder one had graduated from the St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi and the younger one is pursuing B.Arch at NIT, Patna.

He is interested in human inner engineering and voracious reader.


Offg. Principal : Lt Col Ishani Maitra

Lt Col Ishani Maitra was commissioned into the Army Educational Corps of the Indian Army on 7 September 2002. Trained at Officers Training Academy (OTA) Chennai, Lt Col Ishani Maitra did her post-graduation in Modern Indian History from Lucknow University, in 2000 and qualified in the UGC NET (History) in the same year. She also holds an MBA (HR) degree from Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur.

During the last 15 years of service the Lt Col has held various assignments like Education Officer in Brigade HQ’s at Binnaguri, Jodhpur, Pedong and Staff Officer Grade-1 (Education) at a Division HQ in Mamun Cantonment. Prior to being posted to Sainik School Kalikiri, she was the Group Education Officer at the Bengal Engineering Group & Centre, Roorkee.

Some of the courses attended by the officer during the tenure are Young Officers (YOs) course at the AEC Training College and Centre, Pachmarhi, Automated Data Processing (ADP Sys) at Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow and Junior Command Course at the Army War College, Mhow, Madhya Pradesh.

She also has the honour of serving tenures as a qualified instructor at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun and College of Material Management (CMM), Jabalpur.

Lt Col Ishani Maitra is happily married to Lt Col Anirban Das and the couple is blessed with two daughters Audrija Das and Auritika Das.


Administrative Officer : Sqn Ldr T K Sumesh

Sqn Ldr TK Sumesh was commissioned into the Education Branch of Indian Air Force on 16 Jun 2007. He hails from Calicut district of Kerala. He is a Post Graduate in English Literature and also has a bachelor degree in Law. In his past posting profile he had handled various portfolios which include both the instructional and Adm tenure at different places like AFS Belagaum, AFS Tambaram and AFS Mohanbari. The Officer is a keen and enthusiastic sportsman; he plays Football, Basketball, Badminton and Handball. He has a flair for pencil drawing and painting as well. Sqn Ldr TK Sumesh is happily married to Mrs Priyanka Sumesh and the couple is blessed with two children.