Rashid Sharfuddin

Rashid Sharfuddin has done his schooling at St. Xavier’s School, graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and a Master’s in History from the University of Delhi. He also has a degree in School Management and International Education from the University of Bath, the United Kingdom.

As a student, Mr. Sharfuddin was Secretary of the Students’ Union Society and President of the Gandhi Study Circle at St. Stephen’s College. He represented his college in soccer, hockey, cricket, and handball and was awarded the college’s highest colour in all of the above-mentioned sports. He captained his college handball team and played for Shimla Young in the Delhi Football League. He represented the Aligarh District and the Agra Zone in soccer and cricket. He was also a member of the Bath University post-graduate soccer and cricket teams.

He started his teaching career at 21 and taught at The Lawrence School, Lovedale, and Assam Valley School, Guwahati, before joining The Doon School, Dehradun, as a History Master in 2003. Mr. Sharfuddin served as the Assistant Housemaster of Jaipur House (2008- 2011), Housemaster of Oberoi House (2012), and was the Housemaster of Jaipur House before he was appointed Headmaster at SelaQui International School in 2014. At 35, he was one of the youngest headmasters in the country.

Mr. Sharfuddin made History a popular subject choice for students at Doon due to his energy, commitment, and innovations. He also introduced the Model United Nations Programme in the school in 2004. DSMUN, as it is called now, is ranked as the largest High School MUN Conference in India. Pursuing his passion for sport at Doon, he also looked after the school's junior soccer, cricket as well as hockey teams. He organized Doon’s first-ever cricket team tour to England in June 2008.

Mr. Sharfuddin has been interested in and studied the education of marginalized communities. He has presented papers at various seminars on this subject. His paper titled, Marginalized Communities and Educational Exclusion in North India" is part of Bath University’s reading list for the Education and Globalization Programme. He has also researched the history of early 20th Century Delhi. His paper on the renaming of New Delhi Roads was awarded the most original research paper at a History seminar at Delhi University.

Mr. Sharfuddin is an avid biker, traveller, and reader. Mr. Sharfuddin during his tenure at SelaQui over the last 8 years has introduced far-reaching changes in curriculum and policies. The School Board results and placements are among the best in the country. He is also the founding member of the Boarding Association of India and serves as the Secretary of the board. He is also on the board of DPSG Society and AFS, School committee, India.

He is married to Hina Sharif Khan who is a corporate lawyer by profession and has also worked in the education and development sectors.


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