After becoming the capital of Uttarakhand in 2000, the city of Dehradun became the educational hub for the state, thanks to the several institutes and universities that came up here.
But sadly, most of these educational institutes were not up to the mark as per the national standards. These came across more as money-minting businesses than educational institutes!
But fortunately, there are a few young educationists, who have had exposure to some of the top universities of the world, and are now, all set to transform the face of education in Uttarakhand.
Raunak Jain, Vice-President at Tula’s Institute, is one of them. With his vision and hard work, it’s no surprise that Tula’s Institute became the first ever educational institute in the state of Uttarakhand to get the NAAC A+ accreditation.
Recently I got the opportunity to interview him and present his take in front of our readers:
First, I would like to congratulate you on getting the NAAC A+ accreditation. Could you throw some light on how did you achieve this?
Thank you! It’s not just my individual effort, it’s the combined efforts of our entire team. So I cannot be taking the credit for this all alone. Credit goes to all our qualified faculty members, our marketing and branding team, and of course, our students.
How does it feel to be the first college in Dehradun to get NAAC A+?
It definitely feels good and keeps us motivated as a team. Currently, there is only one more college in the town that has NAC A+ accreditation. It goes to show that we are headed in the right direction of providing quality education to our students.
What gives Tula’s Institute an edge over the other institutes in Dehradun?
What gives us an edge over the others is mainly, that, we do not run this institute as a business. We do have other businesses that take care of our livelihood! We ensure that all our earnings through Tula’s Institute are reinvested into it for the betterment and growth of our students. I feel that educational institutes should focus on imparting quality education and not just on minting money.
Any future plans for Tula’s University?
Not at the moment, but yes, in the future there are possibilities of our institute turning into a university. Generally, institutes first declare themselves as ‘universities’ and then run for accreditations. Whereas, I believe, that the focus should be first on education quality and standards. Once that is achieved only then should you declare it as a ‘university’.
How is your educational venture ‘Tula’s School’ moving along?
It’s going great! We founded Tula’s School in 2012 with the hope of providing quality education to students at primary levels. We have students from all corners of India as well as international students. This goes a long way to prove that parents have a lot of trust and faith in our education quality and systems.
Can we talk a bit about your personal life? Where were you born and brought up? Where did you complete your education from?
I was born and brought up in Dehradun itself. I did my basic schooling at Brightland School, Dehradun, and then I headed to London for higher studies. I studied at Royal Hallway, London.
What are your hobbies?
I love going on long drives, playing cricket, and shooting. I am very fond of cars too. Apart from all of that, I also love to work on documentaries and short films, etc.