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Simranpreet Singh Oberoi

School Leader | Young India Fellow


I've been working on bridging opportunity gaps for children, hence the passion for education. I’m a curious learner, love building capacities and help others realize their true potential.

I've built things from scratch, managed diverse teams, led recruitment efforts, raised funds and spearheaded change initiatives. I've good inter-personal skills and love listening to sufi music.

Work experience

Jun 2013Feb 2015

Chief Project Officer | Officiating Principal(2013-14)

Shoshit Samadhan Kendra, Patna

SSK is a fully-funded English medium residential school for the children from the poorest of the poor Musahar community. Currently, SSK supports 340 students.

Role description:

  • Managed critical processes of admission, examination, healthcare, student counselling, campus development, yearly school activity planning
  • Led a team of 30; designed their roles and responsibilities, conducted performance assessments
  • Taught English, Science, Maths, Economics from grade IV up to grade XII
  • Led Alumni engagement programs and oversaw higher education of students
  • Developed planning and budgeting proposals as per school's requirements and for smooth transitioning into SSK's new building
  • Represented SSK at key conferences, seminars and led PR initiatives via-newsletters, social media, website management
  • Managed the recruitment of teaching and managerial staff

Change initiatives:

  • Worked on all-round development of students and managed several student-life improvement initiatives-mentorship program, library development, student-led interest clubs, national educational tours, intra school events and formation of democratic structures like the student council
  • Planned and executed professional development workshops for staff
  • Managed SSK's volunteer and internship program; led an 8 month long Experiential Learning Module for a YIF team(won the Best ELM award)
  • Partnered with Teach for India and several reputed colleges for the first time ever for staff recruitment
  • Managed new hire induction programs; incorporated a feedback program for employees
  • Worked as the Secretary of the Academic Council and partnered with different organisations for introducing student learning assessments, implementation of technology, computer education and theatre sessions
  • Liaised with several schools and institutions in Patna for student exposure and outside classroom education
  • Conducted visits to 30 Musaharis (ghettoes where Musahars live) to understand SSK’s impact and wrote strategy papers on how to increase the impact
  • Inspired student teams to plan and execute community development programs (short term interventions like basic education, health & hygiene awareness and sanitation) and helped them develop their leadership skills
Jul 2011May 2012


SkyKpaar, Mumbai
  • Co-founded an initiative to conductexperiential learning programs for school students(gradesIX-XII) that helped them in making informed career decisions
  • Conducted career orientation sessions and panel discussions for 1, 200 school students in Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad
  • Partnered with professionals from 18 diverse fields and organized field visits to leading companies
  • Supervised 20 interns working across fields such as marketing, curriculum development, and business development 


Jun 2012May 2013

Young India Fellowship

Ashoka University

Postgraduate multi-disciplinary programme run in collaboration with Penn Engineering, King’s College London, University of Michigan and Sciences Po, Paris. Subjects include Sociology, Anthropology, Leadership, English Literature, Economics, Group Dynamics etc.

  • One among 97 fellows selected out of 3,000 applicants on full scholarship
  • Selected as a Mother Teresa Scholar for Social Enterprise
  • Selected as an interviewer for 2015-16 batch applicants
Aug 2007Jun 2011

B.E. Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich Pattern)

Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune University

First Class with  Distinction

Apr 2006May 2007

Class XII (C.B.S.E.)

St. Clare’s Sr. Sec. School, Agra Cantt.



  • Represented India at the 5th edition of the World Youth Congress ’10 held at Istanbul, Turkey; Selected for JagritiYatra ’08
  • Core group member, MIT Entrepreneurship Cell; initiated the cell and held the position of creative head
  • Awarded certificate of leadershipfor two consecutive years from National Entrepreneurship Network
  • Won several business plan competitions during college conducted by Tata Motors, ISBM, BITS Pilani
  • Worked as a camp trainer with Mission Apollo, Pune; conducted leadership exercises for over 100 school students