Our Origin

Improving learning outcomes in schools across India by supporting Public Education System Leaders to create change.

Piramal School of Leadership (PSL)

Piramal School of Leadership (PSL) is a change management organization working in the field of education. Its engagement primarily lies with state education bodies in order to strengthen existing systems through re-engineering processes, incorporating technology and building capabilities of education system officials.

PSL started its intervention in 2008 with a focus on improving learning outcomes in public schools in India by supporting Public Education System Leaders to cause self and systemic behaviour change.


Established in 14 states
Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand and Odisha


a. Engage with 39,000 public education system officials
b. Impact 87 million students through different programs
c. Influence and impact 1.5 million teachers

Program - SLDP
4 Key Programs and 3 Initiatives
School Leadership Development Program

School Leadership Development Program (SLDP) aims to develop school management leadership skills by deploying tools in order to improve the academic delivery to students. SLDP employs multiple tools for skill-building and provides training & support to its stakeholders. The tools used are aimed at improving leadership skills, performance management and incorporating child-centric pedagogy. Training and support have three elements to it, namely workshops, on-field support and learning material.

Since 2016, SLDP has achieved an average of 18-20% improvement in student learning outcomes of children in class 3rd and 5th. This improvement has been assessed and determined by a third party (Education Initiative) in the subjects of language and math.


  • Established in 5 states - Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra covering 1360 schools


  • Engage with 3500+ teachers and headmasters

  • Impact and influence 3 Lakh students

A Word From Our CEO

Ajay G. Piramal

Chairman - Piramal Group

Mr. Ajay Piramal, one of Indias leading industrialists and philanthropists, and as Chairman of the Piramal Group, has led its transformation into a USD10 billion global business conglomerate. Piramal Group has diverse interests in pharmaceuticals, financial services, real estate, information services and glass packaging, with offices in 30 countries and its products sold in more than 100 countries.


CEO, Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF)- Piramal Foundation"The Gandhi fellowship was started around 10 years ago, primarily to develop new age leadership skills in young people. Colleges in India are really fantastic in developing technical skills. I think, in order to be really successful in the world today, you need more than just technical skills. You need the ability to lead yourself, you need the ability to lead other people and you need to have the ability to lead impact. Leading self-skills are not taught that much during your college education and so the fellowship is a great finishing school for the young people who want to develop their skills and have accelerated careers."
About Kaivalya
Education Foundation (KEF)

Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF), a change management organization, aims to enable Indian students in the public education system to perform at global standards through innovations in education and education management.

By collaborating with the government, a wide range of partners, establishing schools of leadership across the country, and enabling young change makers to cause disproportionate impact, KEF aims to tip education development at scale.

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