ABOUT FOUNDER
  • Mr. Gilbert Bose’s teaching career spanned 56 years, starting at the young age of 17 and continuing up to the ripe age of 73, when he passed away.
  • Mr. Gilbert Bose was born on Tuesday the 20th of February, 1934.He was the second child of his parents. He had three sisters.
  • As a young child, Gilbert helped his mother in correcting her school exam papers of Mathematics.This gave him a strong foundation for sharp mathematical ability. His teaching career began at the age of 17, by sheer chance.
  • His father became unwell and Mr. Gilbert Bose took his classes. This was then that he made an important self-discovery: teaching was all he wanted to do.
  • He taught in Boys’ High School, Allahabad from 1956 to 1970: his subjects were Mathematics and Physics. He also tutored students free of cost. Mr. Gilbert Bose established such a reputation in BHS that he was invited to join Mayo College, Ajmer by the Principal, Mr. Shomi Ranjan Das. In Mayo, Mr. Bose first taught Mathematics, Physics and English, then took over as the Head of the English Department as well as House Master of Clovin House.
  • He took the students on various excursions and treks to the Himalayas in place like Gangotri, Janmotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Hemkund, Darjeeling and Pindari Glacier.
  • Mr. Bose left Mayo College in 1978 to take over as Vice Principal of The Cathedral and John Connon School Bombay. Here again he took children out on treks to Kulu and Manali. He also organized educational tours to the planetarium, science museum and to the nearby hill stations. As Vice Principal, he was given a special responsibility to teach English to the weakest students of Std. 10. The students of Standard 10 were graded A, B, C and D and put in separate sections called 10A, 10B, 10C and 10D. Mr. Bose was asked to take responsibility for 10D for the ICSE Board Exams, especially their English. It was characteristic of Mr. Bose that he took up the challenge without complaining. When the ICSE results were declared the following year, it was found, to everyone’s surprise, that the highest 1 point in English had been achieved by more students from the weak standard 10D than by those in Std. 10A, 10B and 10C combined. This created a sensation in Cathedral School.
  • Mr. Gilbert Bose left Cathedral School to head the Udyogamandal School, Cochin in 1980 as Principal. He organized educational trip to the Lakshadweep for two successive years. He also introduced the boating club for the children of Udyogamandal School.
  • After he left Udyogamandal School, Mr. Gilbert Bose began taking his own tuition classes in Bangalore. He also wrote books for ICSE students on Shakespeare‘s “As you like it”, “The Merchant of Venice” and “Julius Caesar”. In addition, he wrote the “The story of Julius Caesar” for the convenience of the students. He published these books himself. During these years, he served as a teacher in Tunbridge High School, Bangalore, and as the Educational Director of The New Millennium School, Bangalore. Mr.Gilbert Bose also joined as the Vice Principal in American Friendship School, Gudibandra. Later on, he took over Sri K. V. English School as Principal.
  • In the year 2003, on the suggestion of his former Principal, Mr. Shomi Das, Mr. Bose took over as Founder Principal of Dev Prayag Public School, Phaphamau in Allahabad. He made his final farewell to his home town, Allahabad on his 73rd birthday, Tuesday 20th of February, 2007. After a difficult month of severe illness, Mr. Gilbert Bose passed away on the month of 23rd of March 2007. He was buried at Hosur Road Cemetery in Bangalore on 24th of March.
  • May his soul rest in peace!