Moushumi Gupta: Continuing Her Journey With PYP | Aga Khan Academies

Moushumi Gupta: Continuing Her Journey With PYP

My journey with the PYP began in the year 2009, after pursuing my Diploma in international education from Keele University, prior to which I had completed my Bachelors in Commerce. Although my course trained me well to understand and appreciate the merits of IB, it’s at the Aga Khan Academy where I really got an opportunity to demonstrate my skills and improve upon them with every stride that I take. The Academy, with its heritage in International Education and the diverse mix of faculty, constantly challenges and encourages me to improve and better myself in becoming an accomplished practitioner of IB education. The mission of the Academy had guided me in enabling my students to become culturally rooted and internationally minded.

 My current role as a Form Tutor and the Team Leader for the Junior Section of PYP provides me with an opportunity to evolve as well as give back to this great institution through my contributions.  

With regards to my culture, I am a ‘Probashi Bangali’, a term used for Bengalis settled outside Bengal, with my family having settled in Hyderabad for close to 50 years now. While I was born and brought up in the city of Nawabs with very few interactions with my motherland – Bengal, through my family I was lucky to imbibe my own culture along with the Hyderabadi way of living. Thus, I very proudly carry an influence of two cultures with me which I believe has shaped my personality to be tolerant to various thoughts and beliefs and has made me what I am today.