Education: MA ( Eng Lit.), MA (History), B S B Ed., and Graduate Courses on TESL and Educational Psychology, Shakespeare and Black Literature from Rowan University of New Jersey, USA.
Professional Training : Management of Residential and Public Schools (Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad); Education Leadership For Tomorrow (College of Education, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE); TESL ( National Council of Teachers of English, USA); Fulbright Hayes Exchange Teacher to the USA.
Membership of Professional Organizations : The Headmasters' Conference of Britain; the Indian Public Schools' Conference; the US Capitol Historical Society; the Franklin Institute, Phi Delta Kappa; the National Geographic Society and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Teaching Experience- More than four decades in Indian and US public schools. Teaching assistantship at Glassboro State College, NJ, and State University of New York, Oswego, USA.
Games and Sports: University Colour in Badminton and Cricket; Basic Course from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling; Captained the BET, Pilani, Cricket Eleven; Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme - Gold Award; led student's trekking and climbing teams in the northern Himalayas, the Nilgiris, Bhutan, Nepal and Sikkim; Teacher-in-charge and Adviser – DEAS for more than two decades.
Administrative Experience: (In chronological order) - Headmaster, St Paul's School, Darjeeling (ISC school); Principal, the Daly College, Indore; Headmaster, the Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty; and Founder Principal, the Indian School, Al Ghubra, Muscat, Oman (1991 - 2006) all CBSE schools.
Special assignments : Member of the Boards of the Lawrence Schools, Lovedale and Sana-war; The Breeks School, Ooty and Madura Coats School, Madurai; Adviser - Trivandrum International School, Thiruvananthapuram; Sherwood Public School, Secunderabad and Education Adviser & Director, the Indian School, Al Ghubra.
International Recognition : (a) Director in-Charge, Asia and the Gulf Region, Round Square, for three years; was elected its honorary member at Gordonstoun School, Elgin, Moray, Scotland in October 2006; (b) Distinguished Service to DEAS Award; and (c) nominated the outstanding school head and leader in the Klingenstein Centre's Master's Degree Programme in Private School Leadership at the Teachers' College of Columbia University, New York, USA.
B. S. Bhatnagar
Director Emeritus Indian School Al Ghubra, Muscat (Oman) Member, BOGs, RPS, Bhilai