Principal’s Message –
It is my privilege to welcome you to the Mira family. Today, India is on the threshold of stupendous growth and I know you all look forward to entering this world of opportunity with élan.
There will be many challenges faced by you as citizens of this great country- shortage of water, growing pollution, depleting natural resources, depletion of available land for agriculture, lack of availability of uniform opportunity to all citizens, the problem of injected terrorism and of course vital moral dilemmas such as efficiency and ethics, wealth and welfare, profits and piety, failures and faith, and competition and conscience.
These challenges are real and we need to magnet change in the education system to help students, the future citizens of this great country, face them successfully. The 21st century is about the management of a knowledge society and the value addition we bring to it. We need to rediscover the magic of value-based education.
We affirm that education sans values is impotent; it fails to raise the standard of life and livelihood. We work on building competence, that is a given, but we add value to our educational processes by building on character! This, we believe, is important because character building is the basis of moral leadership. It is the value education that will help our students establish and sustain higher purpose and achieve distinguished life goals.
At Mira’s, we strive to shape our students into becoming effective and ethical leaders. This will be the most important contribution we can make to society.
I look forward to our journey ahead together and I am confident this will be a mutually enriching experience!
– Dr Gulshan H. Gidwani
Dr. Gulshan H. Gidwani. Ph.D
The Principal of St. Mira’s College for Girls, Dr Gulshan H. Gidwani is a highly recognized leader in education with 35 years of teaching experience and 17 years as Principal. A dedicated advocate for education and empowerment of women, Dr Gidwani has steered St. Mira’s growth to a world class centre for germane, quality and value-based learning. As the first Autonomous College in Pune, reaccredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC, St. Mira’s has significantly expanded the number of students from 62 to 3500, among which are many girls from low-income and first-generation college families. Under the leadership of Dr Gidwani, St. Mira’s has developed an invigorating intellectual climate for both faculty and students thus encouraging both excellence in traditional academic disciplines and new interdisciplinary learning.
Honors and Awards received by Dr. Gulshan H. Gidwani:
2016–Recipient of International Award on– Kukkiwon Award as an appreciation and in recognition of teaching self defence as a subject for Girls since the last 15 years and for promoting inter cultural harmony! Kukkiwon is the world Taekwondo headquarters in Korea.
- 2012–Recipient of International Women Achiever’s Award by the Human Achiever’s Foundation for her exemplary contribution to the field of Education
- 2006–Recipient of Bharat Jyoti Award by India International Friendship Society, Delhi
- 2005–Recipient of Samajshri/Sarvshri/Millennium Award 2005 by Indian Council of Management Executives Mumbai.
- 2003–Recipient of Best Citizens of India Award conferred by The International Publishing House, New Delhi
- 2002–Recipient of the Jewel Of India Award from the International Institute of Education & Management, New Delhi
- 2001–Best Teacher Award given by Uttar Bhartiya Sangh Pune
- 1996–Best Teacher Award given by Lions Club of Pune …read more