Mohan Dallumal regards his work with children as his calling in life and has been an active proponent of Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Malaysia. His experience in the industry spans over 40 years and includes his role as the principal of several leading private schools namely Sekolah Sri Murni, Sekolah Seri Cahaya, Sri Perkasa Bernas private school and Krista College where he set new benchmarks in the quality of education. As a result, students excelled and topped in national examinations during his tenure in these schools. Additionally, Mohan has also served as an education consultant for Education Ventures Sdn. Bhd, Metro Kajang Holdings and Villa Raya Holdings.
His areas of expertise include child development, child psychology, counselling and special children. In the last ten years, he has been involved in teachers training and conducting parenting talks for leading companies in Malaysia. Mohan has lectured part-time at University of Malaya where he taught child psychology. He also lectured on counselling and Early Childhood Education at Open University of Malaysia (OUM). Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer at Dika College Malaysia. He joined the institution in 2004 and was appointed as the Head of the Academic Department in 2005.
As an authority in early childhood education whose expertise is highly sought after, Mohan served as the executive council member of the Early Childhood Care and Education Council (ECCE) of Malaysia from March 2013 to March 2017. In 2017, he was nominated as a committee member of the Professional Development Board (PDM) of the ECCE council. For over 30 years, Mohan has served in various voluntary organisations and NGOs in Malaysia looking into the welfare of children. Mohan is also an avid author on various subjects related to children, parenting and education. He has authored a research study on neglected and abused children in Malaysia entitled “A case study of abused children in Half-Way House, Shelter Home” and recently launched his book entitled “Memoirs of an Educator”
Areas of Expertise:
- Catering for Diversity in Young Learners
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Understand Young Children with Special Needs
- Philosophy and Early Childhood Development in Malaysia
- Family and Community
- Professional skills for the preschool teacher
- Classroom and behaviour management
- B.A ( Hons ); Dip. Ed, University of Malaya
- Masters in Education, University of Malaya