Dr. Leela Ramamurthy is Assistant Professor and Programme Co-ordinator for Education at CVVs School of Ethics, Governance, Culture and Social Systems. An experienced educationalist, Dr. Leela Ramamurthy has proved her mettle in the field of school administration. She has a postgraduate degree in Child Development and Educational Psychology as well as in Education. In recognition of her distinguished achievement and for the projects and research works submitted in the field of Special Education-Dyslexia, the Inter American University of Humanistic Studies USA has conferred a Ph.D. on her. She is a member of the Indian Association of Pre-School Education.
Dr. Leela has also done many certificate courses: in Special Education for Learning Disabilities conducted by Hazel Mackay of UK, in Chennai in 1990; in yoga and meditation from the Isha Yoga Centre, Coimbatore; a one-year educational leadership programme by CEMD New Delhi, organised by the CCMT Education Cell (CCMTEC); in Computer Programming by Intel. She has also attended a Leadership Training Programme by IIM, Ahmedabad organised by CBSE. And a course in Internal Auditing for Quality Checking for schools.
She has served the Chinmaya Vidyalayas in Chennai and Tripunithura for nearly forty years. She was instrumental in starting the Teacher Training institute at Chinmaya Vidyalaya Anna Nagar and was the founder coordinator for the programme. At the CCMTEC, Dr. Leela has played numerous roles: as a Master Trainer for the value education programme; one of the main assessors for the Academic and Vision Audit of the Chinmaya Vidyalayas across India; Master Trainer for Drug Demand Reduction, a joint venture of the Ministry of Social Justice, Government of India and CCMTEC to create drug awareness among students, teachers and parents; Chief Coordinator for a Teachers’ Orientation Programme in Pune, for Chinmaya Vidyalaya teachers and Principals from thirty Chinmaya Vidyalayas from Kerala; and as the coordinator for Curriculum Research and Development and Planning for Chinmaya Vidyalayas.
She has attended and conducted numerous national-level workshops in Education, Behavioural and Developmental Psychology related topics. She has received awards for Vocational Excellence, Best Teacher, Best Principal, Tamil Nalvazhi Nilayam (Woman of Tamil Nadu). In 2001 she was awarded the honorary Paul Harris Fellowship by the District Governor W. C. Anand of Rotary International District 3230 in appreciation of her noteworthy contributions in the field of education. She is one of the resource persons for the CBSE Controller of Exams and the University of Cambridge.
Her other interests include acupuncture and acupressure, in which she has a Doctorate. Dr. Leela Ramamurthy is a member of the Rotary Club of Tripunithura Royale, District 3201. She was voted Game Changer President for her meritorious community service projects. She is GGR (Governor's Group Representative) for 2020-21. She is also a member of the Conjoin Group of Janamaithri Police station, Tripunithur which is involved in various community services.