Leadership Team


Ms. T V N Asha Murthy

Ms. T V N Asha Murthy

Over 28 years in the field of Education with rich experience of teaching and management positions. Proven leader who has inspired and motivated high-performance teams. Recognized for driving strategic initiatives, operational efficiencies, improving organizational performance and leading change.

  • A graduate in Economics and English Literature from Andhra University with a Master’s in Economics from MS University, Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • Taught Business Economics at MS University Commerce College before moving to Hyderabad.
  • Has been associated with St Mary’s Junior college for more than 26 years, presently as Principal.
  • Structured St Mary’s Junior college, Basheerbagh into a well-recognized institute in Hyderabad, creating an efficient organization with strong teaching talent and workforce. Managing its operations and driving its growth as a centre of excellence.

Strong mentoring and leadership skills, with the ability to communicate and build sound working relationships with management, staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders.

Heads of Department

Mr. Vijay Kumar A J B

Head of the English Dept.

Holding a Masters degree in English, Mr. Vijay has an exceptional command in the language. He comes with an experience of over two-decades imparting a love for the language.

Dr. Syed Khaja Abdul Muqthader,

Head of the Arabic Dept.

An author of the Arabic textbook prescribed by Board of Intermediate Education; a member of IPE question paper committee of TSBIE, Dr. Khaja, is a master of his subject by all means. In addition to Arabic, he also holds a strong expertise in Science. With a career spanning over three-decades, he nurtures students with utmost approachability and patience.

Ms. Devyani Dash

Head of the French Dept.

Ms. Devyani, is a Masters in French. She holds over three-decades of experience in imparting and instilling a love for the foreign language. Apart from French, she is also a passionate writer in Bengali. She is popularly known for her command over the subject and a love for discipline. 

Mr. Om Prakash

Head of the Hindi Dept.

Mr. Om holds Masters Degrees in Hindi as well as in Philosophy; he also holds a Diploma in Translation. He comes with a rich experience of more than two-decades and brings life to the language in every class he conducts.

Ms. Shantha J

Head of the Sanskrit Dept.

A Master in Sanskrit and Bachelors in Education, Ms. Shantha also holds a deep-rooted love for English Language. Having a teaching experience of close to three-decades, she is an exceptional teacher and a good counselor.

Mr. Krishna Kumar K

Head of the Mathematics Dept.

With an ocean of knowledge, Mr. Kumar has his way with Mathematics like no other. Bringing along over three-decades of experience as a Math teacher, he imbibes wit and humor in the subject that makes his students love working with numbers.

Mr. Sudhakar M

Head of the Physics Dept.

Holding a Masters degree in Physics, Mr. Sudhakar has a deep-rooted love for the subject. He comes with more than six-years of experience and is known for his methods of simplifying the subject for his students and has also qualified for the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET).

Mr. N Jitender

Head of the Chemistry Dept.

Holding a Masters degree in Physics, Mr. Sudhakar has a deep-rooted love for the subject. He comes with more than six-years of experience and is known for his methods of simplifying the subject for his students and has also qualified for the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET).

Ms. Rama Devi K

Head of the Civics Dept.

A Masters in Political Science, Ms. Rama’s career spans over three-decades of nurturing young minds. She is known well for her enthusiasm and rich experience. Her passion for the subject and expertise that she carries, go hand-in-hand in making the classroom sessions meaningful & interactive.

Mr. Praveen Eric

Head of the Economics Dept.

Mr. Eric, as he is fondly known as, has completed his Masters in Economics and holds a rich experience of over two-decades as a teacher. With strong communications skills and spontaneity, he brings life to the subject delivering it with utmost creativity.  

Mr. Dinesh Vyas

Head of the Commerce Dept.

Holding a Masters in Commerce and Bachelors in Education, Mr. Dinesh comes with a rich teaching experience of over a decade. Soft in nature and having mastered his subject in all aspects, he works closely with students to simplify learning and make it a joyous experience.


ST.MARY’S JUNIOR COLLEGE, Basheerbagh has been a great blessing for me. The guidance and support from the Principal and Lecturers is incredible. They are fantastically knowledgeable, highly experienced, motivational, responsible, full of energy, caring and clearly dedicated for the welfare of the students. ST.MARY’S, I can say, has helped me beyond words for making me confident and successful and most importantly for giving me direction in life. What I love about this institution is the colossal presence of the principal who encourages students at every step. I am overwhelmed and filled with so much respect and gratitude for my alma mater.

Girish Ramwani (2016-2018)

All-India 5th Ranker in CPT examinations 2018

My sojourn in ST.MARY’S JUNIOR COLLEGE ,BASHEERBAGH has been a wonderful experience to cherish. Sports and games have been an integral part of this distinguished college and as a sportswoman I have benefitted a lot from it. Our Principal Ma’am has played a pivotal role in my life, guiding me and going out her way to help me. The dedicated and committed lecturers have helped me academically as I was missing my regular classes due my national and international commitment. I will ever be indebted to ST. Mary’s for the continuous encouragement and support I  received from the college.

Buddha Aruna Reddy (2011-2013)

First Indian Gymnast to clinch a medal at Gymnastics World Cup

What a blessing to be a part of ST. MARY’S, an institution par excellence , which contributed a lot for what I am today. It is a college with a difference, where the principal and the teachers are real mentors who have moulded my personality into one of courage and commitment. I am so proud to be the alumnus of this prestigious institution. A big thanks to all my Mentors at  St.Mary’s!

Harshit Maheswari (2013-2015)

MR INDIA -Star life 2017 First Runner-up

I am immensely proud to be the Alumnus of my Alma Mater, ST.MARY’S JUNIOR COLLEGE, BASHEERBAGH. It chiselled me into a man of will and determination. It taught me the core values of life and prepared me to face the challenges in life. Learning for me was a pleasure at St.Mary’s. SMJC is a place where you will progress in two fields. First would be academics, the faculty is such that they would always be looking forward to take an extra mile to ensure that the learning curve is as steep as possible. The second in terms of personality, an aspect the importance of which only time tells. I salute the management, Principal and my dear teachers for making me what I am today.

Vinay Jain (2013-2015)

B.Com (Honours) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi

When I decided to study Civics Economics and Commerce in my intermediate, my parents did not agree to it. Sticking to my decision, I walked into St. Mary’s Junior College in the year 2009 and the rest is history I should say. My lecturers  imbibed  confidence in me and that made me push myself beyond boundaries in achieving things academically or otherwise. St. Mary’s has prepared me to face the world. My relationship did not end after finishing my course. Years down the lane , I still seek suggestions from my lecturers in my career preferences. I am glad that St.Mary’s happened to me!

Jella Harsha Sai (2009-2011)

Head-Content, Specialist, ITE&C Department, Government of Telangana