Deepika English Medium School

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Deepika English Medium School
Type primary, middle, secondary
Motto Light the Flame
Established 1976
School district Sundergarh
Chairperson Mr. T. G. Kanekar
Principal Mrs. Manjula Roy[1]
Classes Class I to class XII
Campus Sector 05
Colour(s) Red, Blue, Green, Yellow
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Mascot Netaji, Patel, Nehru, Sashtri
Affiliation CBSE

Deepika English Medium School (Hindi: दीपिका अंग्रजी मद्यमेक विद्यालय, रौर्केला) is located in sector 5, of the city of Rourkela in the Indian state of Odisha. It was established in 1976 with the contribution of ladies of Deepika Mahila Sanghati, Rourkela. The school is regarded as one of the best school in western Odisha and is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education pattern of education, New Delhi.[2]


The school began its education by the ladies of Mahila Sangati Rourkela in 1976. Now the school is run by governing bodies of Rourkela. The infrastructure of the school is maintained by the Rourkela Steel Plant Management. The school is divided into three wings primary, middle, secondary types of education system. The school is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, with laboratory facility in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer, Social Studies and Mathematics. Its founding Principal was Mr. V. N. N. Paniker, who was considered as a pioneer in the field of higher education.

By 1991, the school had moved into a three-storey building, and it had a student population of about 1800 students. By 2006 it had a student body of almost 3,000 students.

Education system[edit]

The school follows the Central Board of Secondary Education system and has continuous tests and assignments.


The campus is situated in the heart of the Rourkela city, Sector-05. The school buildings today comprise three-storey building with computer centres, a work-experience block; science, maths, commerce, biology, chemistry and physics laboratories; one library, basketball courts, cricket grounds, and football fields. The school's has library cum audio centre called Deepsikha within the school premises.The school got a complete rehabilitation in 2013 in which the classrooms were remodernised along with a sparkling new sports ground and a one of its kind parking space.In 2014 The Times Of India daily edition reported "the school was perhaps the best modern day school with an exquisive infrastructure in the city" adding another feather to the enduring legacy of the school.[3]

Courses offered[edit]

The school has nearly 3000 students from class I to XII, having Science and Commerce streams at Senior Secondary level.

It prepares the students of Class X and XII for CBSE examinations AISSE and AISSCE

The school has a Primary Resource Room, Science Laboratories, Computer Rooms with TV, LCD and OHP facilities, playgrounds, gardens and a library.

Achievements and Activities[edit]

Activities include:

  • Inter-school and Inter-state games.[4]
  • NCC,Taekwon-Do,Scouts and Guides.[5]
  • Co-curricular activities.[6]
  • Inter-school cultural talent competitions.[7]

See Also[edit]


  1. ^ "Principal of School". DEMS Rourkela. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  2. ^ "About the School". Deepika EM School Education. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 
  3. ^ "About the School". DEMS Rourkela. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  4. ^ "Inter-School programs". DEMS Rourkela. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  5. ^ "Taekwondo". DEMS Rourkela. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  6. ^ "Co-curricular Activities". DEMS Rourkela. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  7. ^ "Talent Program in School". DEMS Rourkela. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 

Coordinates: 22°15′02″N 84°51′55″E / 22.2506381°N 84.8653346°E / 22.2506381; 84.8653346