About Us


Atmachetna came into being with two fundamental purposes - firstly, to acknowledge that all children are multitalented and are unique each having his/her own gifts and qualities in them; which can be developed and grown in them to become individuals who are well rounded, empowered to take charge of the world with far more confidence and compassion. And secondly, that the society, at large, should and can play a more involved and positive role in nurturing this new generation, with less pressure in their mind and with more happiness in their lives.


Puneet Rathi - Founder
A father of two growing up children (Sanchit & Udita), Puneet brings with him more than 20 years of rich experience in the areas of Human Resources, Business Performance Improvement Consulting, Marketing and Project Management. Puneet still work as an independent consultant on Leadership Assessment and Leadership coaching. Puneet is a certified Parenting Coach, a certified Life Coach and a certified NLP Practitioner - all from USA. Puneet has recently chosen to work with children and parents in the society to help them to understand themselves and their role better and guide them in realizing their goals & dreams. He also plans to work with children and parents in improving their relationships towards happy life and successful families. He was Vice President, Consulting Services at Right Management India (earlier Grow Talent), consulting in the areas of People Transformation, Leadership Development and Strategic Human Resource Initiatives.

Prior to Right Management, Puneet headed HR functions at Career Launcher, where his interest in developing the real learning at foundation level for Indian children, lead him to set up CBSE Schools for the organization. In this stint he worked closely with parents and children.

A mechanical engineer from Delhi College of Engineering and an MBA from S P Jain Institute of Management & Research (Mumbai), Puneet also holds a PG Diploma in International Marketing from Delhi School of Economics. He spent many years in Management Consulting Organizations (like AF Ferguson, ABC) working on business performance improvement projects in India and West Asia. Puneet has received inputs at various stages of his career from leading experts of IIM-A, Prof CK Prahlad and Dr MB Athreya. Check www.puneetrathi.com

Ritika Agrawal - Vice President
Ritika, our Vice President, has more than 9 years of working experience in Human Resource Management and Relationship Management working with Education Industry in organizations like Scholars Learning & Career Launcher Group. She also worked as Head HR with the Indus World Schools. Ritika led the 1st ever Corporate Branding exercise of the Indus World Schools in the Great Place to Work Survey to a phenomenal success of being listed in the Top 50 companies of India (overall).

At Career Launcher, Ritika has specialized in Leadership Hiring, conducting trainings, Performance Management Systems, HRIS (Human Resource Information System) etc. Ritika completed her MBA with a specialization in HR from IMT Ghaziabad. Ritika holds a double graduation as Bachelors of Commerce & Bachelors in Fine Arts.

As an HR Professional, Ritika has an excellence in managing people and is exceptionally regarded for her inter and intra personal skills. Ritika pursues passion in making difference in lives through imparting training with excellence in HR and life skills. She loves painting and is an avid music lover.

Shilpi Rathi - Director and Facilitator
Shilpi is Puneet wife and inspiration for Atmachetna. She is university topper in Master s in Statistics program and an M. Phil in Statistics. She has also completed her Bachelor in Education. Shilpi is passionate about bringing positive change in parenting and managing issues faced by Indian teenagers and their concerned parents.


Vishnu Karthik
Vishnu is currently the Associate-Director (Projects) of The Heritage Group of Schools a group of K-12 experiential learning schools with over 6000 children across 3 campuses. Besides being on the executive committee of the schools, Vishnu is responsible for new school projects, school leadership development and three school initiatives. A firm believer in experiential learning, he is also a grade IX economics teacher. Prior to working in schools, Vishnu was a management consultant with organizations like Accenture, Right Management in the areas of instructional design, learning design, leadership development and organization change management and has delivered projects in India, USA, South East Asia and Europe. Besides his consulting commitments, he has delivered pro-bono assignments for several schools in South and West India in the areas of whole school transformation projects, personal visioning and school leadership development.

He holds a MBA from Symbiosis Pune and Masters in Education from Harvard Universtiy. While at Harvard, he was awarded the Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship. In 2009, he co-authored a book Seeking a collection of ruminations of a seeker on a cargo ship across the Arabian Sea. He is personally passionate about person visioning, cognitive-neuroscience, project based learning, photography and mountaineering. He is married to Deepa - a chartered accountant and a collaborator of his travel expeditions.

Dr. Mandar Manjary
Dr Manjary after completing her research in psychology has started a school which helps children to develop & grow as better person. Her research papers have been published in many journals in France, USA and India, including CORTEX, JINS and NCRA. She is passionate about bringing positive changes in children.

Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Dr Sanjay is a passionate teacher who likes to work with kids and teenagers. His research on Early attachment & loneliness in Mother & Child is widely used at many forums. Dr Sanjay has completed his Phd in Psychology in year 2003 and since then he is working in teaching & research.

Jayashree Rammohan
An MBA from the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (Mumbai) Jaya worked briefly with SCICI Ltd. She was a member of the editorial team of the Information Bulletin on Management brought out by I.I.M. Ahmedabad and has also taught Business Communication course there. She has also been teaching Case Studies and Written Communication at the Institute of Management, Nirma University. Jaya worked on a case study on Micro insurance (later published by the ILO) for SEWA Gujarat in 2005. Currently, she is part of the editorial team of a business magazine for entrepreneurs.