Founder Profile

Aneesa Jamal

Innovative educator & serial entrepreneur, Aneesa has been involved with innovative work in school education for the past 11 years. She founded and currently works at Cogitation Club, while also pursuing her doctoral degree at Universiti Tecknologi Malaysia. Aneesa was the Correspondent and Head of Al Qamar Academy, a progressive micro-school in Chennai, India for over a decade before the school shut down. An alumna of Smith College, USA & an MBA from the University of Washington, Aneesa worked with multinationals like Microsoft Corp., Price Waterhouse India & Modi Xerox. She is a NatGeo certified educator for teaching Geo Inquiry, Storytelling using Photography & teaching Climate Change. She recently completed a certification on Reinventing Schools from Teach for India. For more information, visit

Aneesa mentors and facilitates students in developing their creative and critical thinking skills, collaboration and curiosity. As a constructivist educator, Aneesa believes firmly in enabling children to nurture their innate passion for learning, creating, discovering and innovating through Cogitation Club's myriad offerings.

Hauroon Jamal

Hauroon, a B.Tech from IIT Madras, worked with top multinational companies like Microsoft and Infosys. At Microsoft, Redmond, he was a part of the product teams. He was also a consultant to various companies in India before switching full time to education. Hauroon designed the pedagogy and the STEM program at Al Qamar Academy & Cogitation. He designs and conducts modules on mathematical & logical thinking math classes, inquiry based science & enriched Math/Physics for engineering aspirants. His students have won prizes at science fairs and international math competitions.