Captain Vinay Tiwari took over as Principal, Sainik School Bijapur on 10 Apr 2018. Prior to the present appointment, he was posted as Principal at Sainik School Imphal, Manipur.

Captain Vinay Tiwari hails from Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand and has done his Masters in Mathematics from HNB Garhwal University prior to joining the Indian Navy on 05 Aug 1996. He also holds a PG Diploma in Satellite Meteorology & Global Climate from Space Applications Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad and an MPhil degree in Oceanography from Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT).

In his illustrious career of nearly two decades, he has carried out various Training and Operational appointments of Instructor, Chief Instructor, Senior Met Officer, Deputy Director, Command Met Officer (Western Naval Command) in various Establishments of the Indian Navy including prestigious appointment as Commander (Meteorology/Education) in the Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat and Command Met & Oceanography Officer in Headquarters, Western Naval Command.

The officer plays indoor games viz Badminton & Table Tennis and has great taste for pencil sketching and music. Cdr Monika Pande (Retd), w/o Capt Vinay Tiwari has also served in the Indian Navy for 14 years. She is also a sports enthusiast and keeps herself fit through regular Sports. The couple is blessed with two daughters who are presently studying in Classes X and V respectively.