Dr. Shantha Maria James
Member - WGC Global Advisory Board

Dr. Shantha Maria James - a zealot with determination, commitment and compassion, has contributed tremendously in the field of Education and to the Community. She has done her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She possesses Masters in English and Philosophy and Masters in Education.

She has numerous accolades and certifications to her credit. She is a highly supportive administrator. Her commitment to excellence is praiseworthy. She is uncompromising in her efforts to provide quality education for her students and never loses sight of students and their needs. Her insatiable desire to learn more and her innovative ideas strengthen her to achieve greater heights. Her association with the community by holding various prestigious positions shows her role as an ambassador of human values.

Her empathetic approach towards children with special needs makes her a unique personality. Her contribution to the society as a Social Worker is laudable. She has conducted Aids Awareness Programme, Sanitary and Hygiene Education, Adult Education and Child Labour Campaign in the rural areas of India. She has immensely contributed her time and labour to the Disabled Club in India as well as in Kuwait and has taken great efforts to make the students spread love to the handicapped and disabled children. She campaigns aggressively for cancer awareness, organ donations and to beat diabetics.

Dr. Shantha Maria James is the Director and Principal of Indian Central School, Kuwait.

She was the Former Chairperson of the CBSE affiliated schools in the Gulf. She is also the President of Frontliners Association, Kuwait (Charity & Community reach); Advisory council – Science International Forum, Kuwait; Advisory council – Science International Forum, Kuwait; Vice Chairman – Organ Donation Campaign, Kuwait ; Chairperson of the Thanima Association Advisory Committee (Sports Organisation); Charity and Educational Support of Indian Women's Association, Kuwait; and Chairman – MARS International School, T.N, India.

Dr. Shantha Maria James has received several Awards & Accolades, the prominent ones being Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Outstanding Directors Award in 2016 January in Kanyakumari, India; Award from Nelavu Kuwait for achievement in Breast cancer awareness campaigns – 2015; “National Award for Teachers” from the President of India, His Highness Mr. Pranab Mukherji on September 5th, 2013 ; Educational Excellence Award in IIT Delhi in 2012 for “Inclusive Education”; Appreciation and Honour from Thanima, Kuwait in 2012; Appreciation from the Office of the Undersecretary of Ministry of Private Education, Kuwait in 2011; Appreciation and Honour from Tamil Association Vanampadi Kuwait in 2011; Honour and Appreciation from the Kuwait Disabled Club in 2010; Appreciation from the Ministry of Islamic Studies, Kuwait in 2010; Principals Award under the Patronage of His Highness The Prime Minister of Kuwait in 2009 (INJAZ); Honour and Appreciation from the Ministry of Water and Electricity of Kuwait in 2007; Best Principal Award by Nehru Yuva Kendra Trust, Tamil Nadu in 2005; Shakespearean Award for dedicated and committed service to Education in 2005 (English Litreature); Environment Preservation Award in 2004; Puratchi Thalaivi Dr. Jayalalitha Award in 2003.(Education) and Rotary International Award in 2001(U.S.A).

Many more organizations have honored & awarded her for her contribution to the community & her commitment & dedication to Education. She has travelled to more than 15 countries. Her hobbies are reading, travelling, sports, music and social work.