Shukla Bose, Founder

In the year 2003, Shukla started the Parkirma Humanity Foundation – A roof-top school in Rajendranagar in Bengaluru with 165 students from the slums. Today, with over four schools and one junior college, Parikrma Humanity Foundation continues to offer high quality education and support to 1800 children from four orphanages and over 100 slums in the city and was awarded the No.1 Social Impact School in India 2019-20.

A TED speaker, Shukla Bose has been contributing towards shaping and influencing education policies at the State and National level. Shukla is a member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission (KKC) – headed by Dr. K Kasturirangan. She is the academy Member, HundrED Organization, Finland.

She has published three papers in international journals and contributes opinion pieces for national dailies on education and policies.

She has been nominated as the chairperson to draft the Karnataka school education policy, and works with the Karnataka State Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), IQ Education Excellence Task Force, to check on quality in education. A member of the national CII Education Committee, Shukla helps in drafting the national policy for schools. She is on the board of a few private and public sector organizations for prevention of sexual harassment of women at workplace.

Past experiences

She was with Oberoi hospitality group for 13 years and was the CEO of RCI for 11 years.

She volunteered with Mother Teresa for 7 years.  Her experience with slum and street children greatly encouraged her to make the development of under-served children as her mission in life.

Awards and recognitions

Shukla was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1995, the Bharat Gaurav Award in 1996 and the Woman of the Year award in 2000.

 A TED speaker, Shukla was awarded the Pride of Karnataka Roundtable International in 2015.

She was nominated as a Bangalore Hero in a Bangalore Mirror (a national daily) campaign in 2014.

Qimpro Platinum Standard Award in Education in 2017.

Woman Achievers Award 2018 from FICCI-FLO. Times Power Women award 2019. She was recognized for her contribution to the education of the poor by the Save Government Schools initiative 2019.  

She was awarded the international Excellence Award for Education Development from the Global Achievers Foundation and the Parivathan Inspire Awards for women and child development in 2019. 

‘Work of Wonder’ by WoW Skin Science celebrating those who work towards bringing a change in society, 2021. 

Our team

Parikrma is addressing the growing gap  in urban India, between those who benefit from the economic liberalization and the majority who do not.

Parikrma is managed by well qualified, experienced professionals, passionately working towards making the Vision a reality. We have around 20 teachers along with a principal in each of our 4 schools. To maintain the high quality of an English medium school, we have quality heads at each level junior, middle and senior schools. Parikrma has a young Resource Mobilization Team who work towards getting adequate funds into the organization. We are staunch believers in ‘teaching is one of the best jobs in the world’ – and out here, it shows! 

Our Board of Directors

Mr. Abdul Jaleel
Director of Human Resources, Adobe Systems, Bangalore
Ms. Shukla Bose 
Founder-CEO, Parikrma Humanity Foundation
Professor Sadagopan
Director of IIIT-Bangalore
Mr. Dennis Encarnation
Ex. Director, Asia-Pacific Policy Program Center for Business and Government, Kennedy School, Harvard University
Padmashri Prof P. Balaram
Ex. Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Mr. Manab Bose
Exec Director, Thinktank Consultants, Bangalore
Mr. Leonard Menezes
Ex Chairman Hilton International.
Mr. Nirav Shah
Director at Thermotech India and Co Founder & CEO at Traco

Parikrma International Board

Ms. Aarti Chandna 
Partner at Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund

Mr. Dinesh Malkani 
Founder and CEO at Smarten Spaces