Principal : Captain(IN) Vikrant Kishore

Captain Vikrant Kishore Principal Sainik School Kalikiri

Date of Birth : 10 Sep 1972
Date of Commission : 08 Aug 1996
Seniority : 20 Jul 2015
Decorations, if any : FOC-in-C (West) Commendation-2011
Present Appointment : Officer-in-Charge, SNOM(K) /

Last six appointments:-
Sl.               Ship/Unit                                             Designation                             From                To
(a) INS Dega                                                          METO/ Dy Snr Met O             Oct 02              May 06
(b) DNOM/IHQMoD(N)                                           DDNOM                                 May 06             Sep 08
(c) INS Utkrosh                                                      Snr MetOc Officer                   Sep 08             Nov 09
(d) HQFO (K) / HQKNA (Karwar)                           SO(Met/Ed/P/A)                     Nov 09             May 11
(e) INS Viraat                                                         Cdr (Met)                                May 11             May 13
(f) Vikramaditya Cell / INS Vikramaditya                DATs Coordinator /                 May 13            Aug 15 Cdr (Met)

(g) School of Naval Oceanology/Met                     Officer-in-Charge Aug 15 Oct 18

Marital Status/Date of Marriage : Married/18 Apr 2001

Name of Spouse and Occupation : Cdr Minakshi H Sahay (Retd), Academic
Administrator and a Home-maker

Children : Yash Sahay (M) 13 Yrs (Std IX)
Aahana Sahay (F) 10 Yrs (Std VI)

Parents : Dependent. Father getting treated for
Stroke/Paralysis at CHAF(Bengaluru)

Major Service Courses:
(a) Advanced Met Course (IMD, Pune)
(b) Capsule Course in O+ from NIO Goa, NPOL(K) and NODPAC(K)
(c) Satellite Meteorology (Short Course)
(d) Advanced Oceanography Course (SNOM/CUSAT)
(e) Numerical Weather Prediction Course at NCMRWF, Noida
(f) Naval Higher Command Course (NHCC-30), NWC Goa

Academic Qualifications : M.Sc (Phy), M.Phil (O+) and M.Phil(Defence & Strategic Studies)

Captain(IN) Vikrant Kishore was commissioned on 08 Aug 1996 in the Education Branch of Indian Navy. He is a METOC specialist and have done Advanced MET course from IMD, Pune and Advanced Oceanography course followed by an M.Phil in Advanced Oceanography from CUSAT. He further got specialized in SAT-MET and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) techniques from NCMRWF (Noida). He served the Navy being in active METOC(Met/Oceanography) billets (operational, staff and training), since 1999. During his various operational (onboard/ashore) postings, he had undertaken various Meteorological appreciations cum analysis incorporating (Synoptic, Satellite, NWP and Radar) Met-Products with regards to severe and inclement weather conditions over coastal Karnataka, Goa/EC Arabian Sea, BoB, Andaman Sea, South China Sea and Russian region and regions/sea associated with the maiden passage of VKD including a published paper on “Poor visibility conditions over Delhi, view passage of Western Disturbances (WDs)”. The observations and outcomes of these analysis/studies were prolifically applied over respective areas/regions, as a thumb rule for day-today short and medium range weather forecasts/appreciations/prognosis towards safe and effective Naval operations/evolutions. A recent research on the topic “Needs, Capabilities and Challenges involved with METOC forecasting for Naval operations”, was also undertaken and submitted during NHCC-30. During his tenure at HQFOK/HQKNA, he got the privilege/opportunity to set-up and commission the ‘Naval Met Office’ and the ‘Navy Children School’ at Karwar for which he was commended by the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command in 2011. He was further fortunate to get selected as the commissioning HoD crew of Vikramaditya, wherein he also coordinated/supported the DATs/AFC-DATs for the trials & acceptance MetOc equipment. he was privileged as one of the few officers having served onboard all the three air-craft carriers that the country has operated so far. His significant appointments include OIC SNOM (K), Cdr (Met) INS Vikramaditya, Cdr (Met) INS Viraat, Staff Officer (Met & Ed) at HQFOK/HQKNA (Karwar), Deputy Director Naval Oceanology & Meteorology at IHQ MoD(N), Senior MetOc Officer INS Utkrosh, Port Blair and Met Officer INS Dega and INS Rajali. His wife, Cdr Minakshi Sahay (Retd) has also served the Navy till 2013. She is presently occupied (part- time) at “Edu-Brisk” as an Academic administrator and is also a home maker. She is a Post-Graduate who also holds a certification/degree in “Management of Academic Institutions” from Amity University. Her significant naval appointments include Instructor at INS Chilka, SEdO at Naval Shipwright School, Vizag, Recruiting Officer/SO to CO, INS India and Joint Director at Naval Education at IHQ MoD(N). he is blessed with a 13 yrs old son, Master Yash Sahay and a 10 yrs old daughter Ms Aahana Sahay. He has been an ace shooter and was a member and Oi/C Navy
Shooting Team (NST) till 2001 and have represented Navy in 02 inter-services & ARA musketry championships at MHOW. He had also participated in the National Shooting championships (Air/Free Rifle (prone) and Free Rifle, 3-positions) and various state shooting championships whilst being a member of NST based at INS Agrani, Coimbatore. His favourite pastime is listening music, karaoke singing and playing Tabla. He also hold a “Sangeet Prabhakar” Degree in Tabla (1987) from Prayaag Sangeet Sameeti, Allahabad. He remain fit by means of healthy diets, regular exercise, brisk walk, gym and yoga.

Vice 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.