Vishnu Karthik

School Leader, Yoga Practioner, and Father in Delhi, India

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I'm currently the CEO of Xperiential Learning Systems and Director of The Heritage Group of Schools ( - a group of K-12 experiential learning schools. Apart from being on the board of the Heritage Schools, I'm also responsible for the new school initiatives and strategic projects for the group including curriculum development, instructional leadership, continuous school improvement, technology integration, and leadership development. In my prior roles, I have been the head of the Senior School, grade IX economics teacher, and a trekking instructor. A proponent of experiential learning, I have visited over 50 experiential and deeper learning schools worldwide. Among my other administrative responsibilities, I'm keenly interested in building instructional leadership capabilities, cognitive neuroscience, education technology, college readiness and placements, student leadership development, adolescent coaching, authentic assessments, and deeper learning curriculum. In my past life, I was a management consultant and have worked with organisations like Accenture, Right Management in the areas of leadership development, organisation change management, learning design and have delivered projects in India, USA, South East Asia, and Europe. In 2009, I co-authored (along with Swami Mitrananda) Se(a)king – a travelogue on a 14-day sojourn across the Arabian sea on a cargo ship. My articles on education, K-12 schools, and cognitive neuroscience have appeared in newspapers including The Hindu, TOI, TNM, and Swarajya. An alumnus of Harvard Univerity, I also serve as an advisor and faculty to education NGOs including I am a Teacher institute for teacher development. I'm a practitioner of Yoga and Vedanta and I believe that my work is a medium to reach my deeper self. I'm also a proud father of a beautiful daughter who has Down Syndrome.

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  • Work
    • The Heritage Schools
  • Education
    • Harvard University