PRINCIPAL-Col G Kannan
Col G Kannan, assumed the charge of Principal, Sainik School Kodagu on 02 Jul 2020. Born in a small village (Karumpalam) near Coonoor, The Nilgiris, he pursued his schooling from Little Flower High School and St Antony's Higher Secondary School in his native place. Subsequently, he pursued his higher education, B.Sc Applied Sciences from Coimbatore Institute of Technology and Master in Computer Application from Bharathidasan University. Before commissioning, he briefly worked as a Computer Lecturer in Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore.
The officer was commissioned in Army Educational Corps in Dec 2002, after passing out from IMA, Dehradun as part of 94 TGC/111 Regular course. The officer has done his initial two years infantry attachment with 6th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in Jammu and Kashmir.
The officer has served in various educational training related appointments in the Army at Brigade level in Bikaner, North Sikkim and at Division level in Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir. The officer has also held the appointment of Administrative Officer of Rashtriya Military School, Belgaum and effectively handled the appointment of General Staff Officer-1 (Legal) of Right To Information Act Cell at Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army) wherein he was awarded the Vice Chief of Staff Commendation Card for his commitments towards duty.
The officer has performed well in various Army Courses, held various instructional appointments and also pursued his Bachelor in Education while in service and headed the Computer Department of Army Educational Corps Training College and Centre, Pachmarhi. Col G Kannan is a keen sportsman and has participated in Badminton, Basketball and firing competitions at various Army training institutions and at Brigade/Division level competitions during his career.
He is married to Priyanka M Naidu, who is M.Sc. Textile, B.Ed., qualified. Presently, she is an entrepreneur, in partnership with her friend Geeta Pandey, running an online business under the banner NIVI Weaving Traditions, in pursuit of her passion for textiles and bringing the best artwork to customers directly from master weavers across the country. Master Sarthak and Master Saatvik are their twin sons who are studying in primary school.
Before taking over as the Principal of Sainik School Kodagu, the Officer was an Instructor at National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune.