Dr. Kurian Abraham, a doyen of education, is the Founder, Correspondent & Resident Trustee of Zion Matriculation School, Kodaikanal. A well known philanthropist, he has made laudable contributions to the society at large. The decade of his tenure as the Chairman of Kodaikanal Municipality (1996-2006) is regarded as the Golden Era of Kodai. His versatile and dynamic personality is complemented by a checkered career of singular achievements. Dr. Abraham’s vision was brought to life as Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School in the year 1982. The reputation of his institution grew exponentially in a very short time and it is marked today for academic excellence and holistic education. Dr. Kurian is the charter president of the Lions International and is the President of Kodaikanal Red Cross Society for the past two decades. He was conferred with a Honorary Doctorate by the University of Arizona, USA for his remarkable contribution to the field of education.
Dr. Patrick Kurian is a self made leader with a great zest for life and passion for excellence. An alumnus of Zion himself, he has earned dual post graduation degrees with specializations in Human Resources and Education and a doctorate in Education from Oral Roberts University and Walden University in U.S.A. Staff and students at Zion have immensely benefited from his managerial expertise that encompasses both traditional and western belief systems. Under his governance and headship which embodies both emotional and intelligence quotients of cognitive development, students have found a home for personal expression and a haven for scholastic advancement. An epitome of the best of both worlds, his expertise in the field of Education & HR Management is an asset to the institution. His singular determination to set Zion upon a fast track to upgradation has already catapulted Zion, to marching ahead on a glorious path with the light of his wisdom.