Gp Capt TN Sridhar joined as Principal, on 17 Dec 2012. Prior to the present appointment he functioned as the Command Education Officer, at Headquarters, Western Air Command, Subroto Park, New Delhi.
Gp Capt TN Sridhar hails from Chennai and he completed his graduation as well as his post graduation in English Literature from Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai before joining IAF. He was commissioned in the Education Branch of the Indian Air Force in June 1986.
Gp Capt TN Sridhar is an Alumni of the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and is thoroughly acquainted with the operational aspects of all three services. Accordingly the University of Madras awarded him the Master’s Degree of M Sc in Defence and Strategic Studies. He is well trained in intelligence operations and has had two fruitful tenures as an intelligence Officer. He was posted as Joint Director of Education, at Air Headquarters, New Delhi and also functioned for four years as Executive Director of Air Force Bal Bharti School, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. He has had three instructional assignments in airmen training institutions and one tenure as Senior Instructor in Air Force Administrative College, which trains middle level officers of the Indian Air Force. For his exceptional devotion to duty he was awarded the Chief of Air Staff Commendation in 2011.
He has served as member of Air Force Selection Board, being a Group Testing Officer involved in selecting officers for the Indian Armed Forces. He is a qualified counselor and has completed his M Sc in Psychology from Madras University. He also possesses a Bachelor of Law Degree which he obtained from Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Madras. He is a sports enthusiast and keenly participates in Cricket and Volley ball. He is an avid-reader and dwells deeply into works on personality development.
Mrs Gitamalini Sridhar, M Sc (Psychology), B Sc (Maths) is an experienced teacher and counsels young children and their parents on career and other stress related issues. Sridhars are blessed with two daughters who are presently studying in classes XI and VIII.