Ryan Group is the realization of a vision. A vision to transform the educational landscape in the country and to make quality education available for one and all. From humble beginnings to one of the largest privately run educational institutes in the country, the story of Ryan Group is a tale written in spunk, enterprise and a compelling desire for palpable social change.
It was in 1976 that Dr. Augustine F. Pinto, a graduate from the reputed Loyola College, Chennai, laid the foundation of this vision. The initial setbacks and challenges were never a concern for this man who had tremendous faith in God and in his dream. It is his commitment, prudence and visionary approach to school education that has made him one of the most admired figures in the contemporary education sector.Read More
Today, the Ryan International Group of Institutions has over 135 schools spread across 18 states in the country. The Ryan Group also is working towards establishing its off-shore school campuses and has already a school in operation in the Middle East. The vision that started four decades earlier has now become one of the most formidable success stories of our times.
He says, “Nearly four decades ago, God planted a seed in my heart and directed me to spread affordable, high quality English medium education within Indian society. Finally, our efforts, dedication and vision have helped us establish one of the largest chains of high quality education institutes in the country.”
For his contribution to uplift the education sector in the country, Dr. Pinto was awarded “Lifetime Achievement in Education Leadership” by the renowned Education World Magazine. He has also received the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Award for Environment keeping in mind his tremendous efforts to raise awareness about it. Today, the Ryan International Group of Institutions has nearly 2,50,000+ students and 16,000+ educators carrying his vision forward.
Educational leadership has a critical role in the transformation of society, and for change to happen, effective leaders are indispensable. After all, the belief that the quality of leadership that makes a significant difference to school and student outcomes cannot be overlooked.
If Dr. Augustine F. Pinto is credited with the vision of Ryan Group, it is the dynamic Mrs. Grace Pinto, who has put in great efforts to transform this vision into reality. Today, as the Managing Director of a Countrywide network of135 plus vibrant schools spread over 18 States of India, she is responsible for providing overall strategic direction to the organization and ensuring effective imparting of education to nearly a quarter of a million students. Amicable, articulate and aware, Mrs. Pinto is bestowed with leadership qualities coupled with a benevolent, dignified grace befitting her name. Love for humanity, unflinching commitment to make excellence in education a reality has been her lifelong mission. She has made a definite difference in the educational system by modernizing it and making it more relevant to today's times.Read More
An ardent supporter of women's empowerment, Mrs. Pinto is associated with many social projects targeted to uplifting the poor and needy. She also takes a keen interest in promoting welfare of senior citizens and was awarded the prestigious Help Age Excellence Award for her support to this cause.”
Mrs. Grace Pinto has won many awards for her outstanding contribution to education and social welfare. Some of these prestigious awards include: The National Educational Excellence Award, The Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award, The Global Education Award, The Women Achievers Award and The Seva Chakra Puraskar, to name a few.
As the CEO of the Group, Ryan Pinto is one of India’s youngest social entrepreneurs in the K-12 education sector and has been instrumental in the transformation of Ryan Group of Schools into a brand synonymous with quality affordable education.Read More
Deeply committed to the Group’s mission of inculcating social and moral values in students, Mr. Pinto successfully executed Ryan’s Food Bucket Challenge- a project that mobilized over 1 million kilograms of food and distributed it to over 250 NGOs across the country.
Mr. Pinto has been honored with Business World 40 UNDER 40 Club of Achievers 2019 award, Asia’s Emerging Business Leader (WCRC, Ernst & Young), Youth Icon of the Year (Mid-Day) and The Extraordinaire-Dynamic Young Leader (Next Brands), to name but a few of the many recognitions for his consistent efforts to deliver on the Ryan brand’s commitment of Academic Excellence and All-Round Development.
An alumnus of Warwick University, UK; Cass Business School, London and Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. Mr. Pinto hopes to transform schools into dynamic, interactive learning environments that benefit not only students, teachers and direct stakeholders, but also their communities, cities, the country and the world.
Dr. Snehal Pinto is an educator with an experience of over twenty years in various capacities including teaching and leadership. She started out as a primary school teacher, moved up the career ladder to take on various leadership roles within and beyond the group.Read More
She is considered as one of the foremost professionals in the K-12 sector in India. As a result, driven leader, she has made a significant contribution in enhancing the teaching-learning process in order to develop effective student engagement. With experience across various state and national boards which include Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE/ISC) and also of International Baccalaureate (IB) & International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), she is responsible for leveraging strengths across all of these for improved school performance. In order to maximize the schools’ efficiency, she has been consistent in bringing strong process orientation by leveraging various methodologies including those of IB (International Baccalaureate) and NABET (National Accreditation Board for Education and Training). With a proven ability to develop and strengthen management team, she has been working on improving the quality of school education across the country.
Ms Sonal Pinto has completed her Post Graduation in Education Management and is a Diploma Holder in Early Childhood Teacher Education. As a seasoned educator, she has extensive experience for over 20 years in the area of curriculum and assessment design and management across the various boards.