Personality Development

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May 2019

CMS alumni on ladder of success

Himadri Pandey
currently studying at University of Cincinnati, USA
Alumna of Gomti Nagar Campus I

Himadri Pandey, an alumna of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I, has taken a long stride of success in her career. She is currently pursuing her BSc in Computer Science with Math and Physics Minors at the University of Cincinnati, USA. She feels greatly enriched studying in the US, a country, where opportunities abound. She says, “An international experience can change your perspective about a lot of things, it also helps you grow as an individual and makes you independent. Along with the excellent co-op program, UC provides a diverse experience with several learning and growth opportunities.”

Himadri remembers all her teachers and especially Kundra Ma’am who was the counselor at CMS Gomti Nagar Campus. “She was very supportive and helped me through the application process.”

Her advice for her juniors: “I know sometimes it feels like the world is ending if you don’t get the grades you wanted in a test. It feels like that one single grade is going to define the scores you get in entrance exams, the college you get in, the jobs you find after graduation and ultimately your entire life. Trust me that’s not true, it’s easier said than done, but your grades don’t define you or your life. You need to believe in yourself when none of your teachers do, but also don’t let the expectations from friends, family, and teachers burden you and bend you. You are your own person with your own unique abilities; find your uniqueness and shine. Work hard for what you want in life, because there are no free lunches in the world."

Events - May 2019


SAT Examination at CMS Gomti Nagar I auditorium


Open Day of pre-primary section of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II at school premises


National Presentation of CISV Mini Camp & New Parents Evening of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I at WUCC, Kanpur Road

09-05-2019 to 30-05-2019

Summer Vacations for students


Thanksgiving Function for the teachers at Gomti Nagar II auditorium

11-05-2019 & 12-05-2019

CISV Mini Camp (primary and junior) of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II at school auditorium


National Level National Talent Search Examination conducted by NCERT, Delhi


National Presentation of CISV Mini Camp & New Parents Evening of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II at school auditorium

17-05-2019 to 16-06-2019

Vacations for non teaching staff (31 days)


State Level Excellence Award for Teaching at WUCC, Kanpur Road

Students feel enlightened at Career Counselling Fair held on April 21

Mr V.N. Garg, IAS, & Dr Vikram Singh, IPS, .Lighting the lamp
Dr V Singh, IPS, Pro-Chancellor, Noida International University addressing the students

Chief Guest, Dr Vikram Singh, Pro-Chancellor, Noida International University lit the lamp of learning to formally inaugurate the Careers Day organized at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium on 21 April. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Dr Vikram Singh gave some very useful tips to students for their studies and career. He suggested four points to students to remember - Action Flexibility, Social Sensibility, Unbiased Conduct and Unimpeachable Integrity and said that by following these one can easily scale the heights of success. CMS President, Dr Geeta Gandhi Kingdon, CMS Director of Strategy, Mr Roshan Gandhi and several others also addressed the students.

Thousands of enthusiastic students of various schools and colleges thronged at the CMS Career Counselling Fair. Experts in various fields were present to give valuable advice to students about new and old careers as per their interest and aptitude. Some of the career options were the all-time favourite Civil Services-IAS, IPS, IFS and the Allied services, Judicial Services, Management, teaching in schools and university, medical profession, engineering etc. New areas with a lot of scope included mass communication, film and television industry, fine arts, music, fashion designing, sculpture, handicrafts, hotel management, cooking, biotechnology, and space. Students were excited to learn more and make the right choices in career planning.

Apurva receives ABRSM Diploma in Malaysia

Apurva Chauhan, Class XII student of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I received her level 4 ABRSM Diploma at the ABRSM Diploma Awards Ceremony for South East Asia at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13 April 2019. At 15, Apurva is the youngest Indian to join the elite group of world renowned opera singers such as Cecilia Bartolli (Italy), Renee Fleming (USA), Montserrat Caballe (Spain) etc.

Apurva started training in Hindustani classical music at age three and learning the piano a year later. In 2014, she signed up with an ABRSM exam centre for western classical music including operatic singing. Within 2 years, this child prodigy successfully completed the Grade VIII ABRSM vocal exam, mastering the combined syllabuses of grade I - VIII in 12 months, a unique achievement which qualified her to take the level 4 diploma exam last October. She was the youngest singer to perform in the joint concert of the India National Youth Orchestra and Chorus and the Vienna University Orchestra and choir in Bengaluru in 2017. She has her own rock and pop band. She is also a national level lawn tennis and soft tennis player. A soprano who performs in Italian, French, German, English and even Hindi languages, Apurva's repertoire includes arias from Mozart, Beethoven, Purcell, Puccini and Vivaldi among others. Besides, Apurva has also composed jingles and background scores for ad films. Her first short film 'Wish We Could Play' (2017) has been the Official Selection at three international film festivals and been recently screened at the Copa Short Film Fest in Maricopa City of Arizona, USA.

CMS alumni on ladder of success

Atul K. Gupta
Vice-President of analog design at Syntiant Corp. & former Vice-President of engineering at High Performance Analog (HPA) division of MACOM.
Alumnus of CMS Chowk and CMS Rajendra Nagar Campuses

Atul did his initial school at CMS Chowk and Rajendra Nagar Campuses and earned the Residential Merit Scholarship. He also qualified for Janpad Merit Scholarship and NTSE Scholarship in Class X.

His studious nature motivated him to study hard and he was selected for IIT Kanpur in 1989. Coming from a middle class family, his father was an inter college lecturer and his mother a home maker. After graduating from IIT Kanpur, he got a scholarship at the University of Calgary, Canada, for the MSc program. Soon after completing his MSc, he started working in Canada.

In 1995, Atul joined Gennum. Most recently, he joined a startup company, Syntiant Corporation, as VP of Analog Design which is focused in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

Atul’s work in the field of Video and Broadcast, led two of his former employers, Gennum Corp in 2007 and Macom in year 2016 to win the prestigious technical Emmy award.

Atul gives full credit to his alma mater for his growth and success saying “CMS prepares students for hard work and that helped me through my higher education and professional work. At CMS, we were so focused as not to lose a single mark for a simple mistake; this has made my personality to be a perfectionist. That helped me in designing microchips where thousands of things could go wrong. This way, my school experience helped me in avoiding many mishaps during the design time of complex microchips.”