Shanti Educational Initiatives Ltd. (SEIL) is India’s leading company in the education sector. Mr. Dharmesh Kapasi – SEIL’s President was recently honored with the ‘Economics Times Leadership Award 2019.’ Shanti Juniors is the fastest growing chain of preschool as well as a flagship brand of SEIL. They are among the top 5 best preschool brands in India. Merely in a span of 9 years, SEIL give Shanti Juniors network the length and breadth of the country with more than 350 preschools and is continuing to grow. SEIL offers franchises in K12 School – ‘Shanti Asiatic Alliance’, Preschool franchise – ‘Shanti Juniors’ and Day Care – ‘Shanti Active Care.’ Shanti Asiatic School follows the CBSE Board curriculum and has implemented innovative teaching and learning methodologies in an interactive and friendly atmosphere. The President of SEIL Mr. Dharmesh Kapasi is known as the man who blends successful recipes for good business that enriches SEIL’s experience and creates endless opportunities. He has more than 15 years of experience in the education sector.
We started with only 5 employees and 6 preschools in the year 2010. And now we are standing at 350+ schools across the length and breadth of India with an employee strength of more than 3000 which includes teaching and non-teaching staff of franchises. More than 75,000 children have been nurtured till now by Shanti Juniors and we receive gratifying messages from parents and the K-12 schools about child’s excellent exit profile from Shanti Juniors,” says Mr. Dharmesh.
Mr. Dharmesh holds a diploma in Import and Export Trade and E-commerce. He has done graduation in Commerce from Mumbai University and had pursued an MBA in Business Management from NMIMS. Having worked in the automobile industry for 10 years, he discontinued and followed his urge to bring about a change in the education sector. He entered the education industry with the company Educomp Solution Ltd. in 2005. An ideator and innovator who celebrates education and implements best practices in the sector, Mr. Dharmesh became the founder of Shanti Juniors and SEIL Company promoted by Chiripal Group of Industries in 2009. His unparallel commitment and vision towards a country that is educated and self- sufficient have led to the development of the Shanti Juniors Learning App. He empowers the SEIL workforce by leading from the front. Mr. Dharmesh is an avid reader as well as a Yoga practitioner. He also likes experiencing the diverse culture of India by traveling to various parts of the country.
Shanti Juniors has employed a unique culture as they believe employees are the building blocks of an organization. The open-door policy encourages employees to take queries with managers or heads and discuss the issues and concerns. The company also surprises employees on their birthdays, anniversaries or important events in life. To avoid lifestyle-related diseases, the company conducts various medical and fitness camps for the good health of employees and promote healthy life habits.
The key values he had actively pursued are the focus, hard work, dedication, well research strategy and ever ready attitude during the initial phase of the Shanti Junior’s journey.
Shanti Juniors has innovative strategies to gain an advantage among peers. They have a special subsidizing plan for women through the Women Entrepreneur Encouragement Scheme (WEES). They have built a strong brand presence through local marketing policy. A strong brand requires smooth and efficient running that is why Shanti Juniors allocates a maximum of 18 centers to an executive.
“We are already amongst the five Best Preschool of India. Our goal is to provide the best curriculum for ECE and support the Parents in guiding and mentoring them for the overall holistic development of their child. We want to be present at every nook and corner of India & SAARC countries to provide quality education. We want to be known as the Best & Biggest pre school providing quality education,” he adds further. The regional offices of Shanti Juniors are located in all the major cities of the country like Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Patna, Jaipur, and Mumbai whereas the head office is situated at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.