Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj
|Delhi Public School|
|Vasant Kunj, Sector C, Pocket 5
|Motto||Service Before Self|
|Chairman||Rear Admiral M.M. Chopra|
|Affiliations||Central Board of Secondary Education|
Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj (DPS Vasant Kunj or DPS VK) is a school located in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India. DPS Vasant Kunj offers academic services from Kindergarten through Grade XII. The school has a combined strength of 205 teachers at the senior and junior level, and an enrollment of four thousand students.
Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, was established in 1991 by the Delhi Public School Society under the dynamic leadership of Mr. Vinay Kumar, running its afternoon shift in DPS Vasant Vihar. The school moved to its present campus in Vasant Kunj in 1994.
Delhi Public School Vasant Kunj is affiliated with the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE). The school offers a common curriculum up to Grade 10, along with the option of foreign language. In Grade 11 and Grade 12, the school requires students to choose one of three 5-subject streams: Science (with Computer Science or Economics or Biology or Psychology or Informative Practices or Fashion Studies), Commerce, or Humanities.
The school is considered among the top schools in India, always ranked within the top 50 by several publications.
The school is headed by the Student Council, a body of student representatives headed by the Head Girl and the Head Boy.
Under the aegis of the DPS Society, the Council for Environmental Education for Children (colloquially CEEC or Environment Council) was formed at the school in 1994. Today, the CEEC has more than 100 members. Students have participated in activities with organizations such as The Energy and Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund, Development Alternatives and Kids for Tigers. The council conducts air-monitoring and water-monitoring workshops annually, and has banned the use of plastic bags in school. A team from the Council also participated in the 'Greening with Goethe' Environment Conference, Bangalore in December 2011, where it received a commendation from the group of scientists from both Germany and India.
The school's computer club, the Code Warriors, was established in 1997. The Code Warriors have won over 950 individual awards and 30 team trophies, including reputed events such as Exun, FORCE Fest and Dynamix. In 2001, eight Code Warriors cleared the National Informatics Olympiad in the Delhi State, with one going on to represent India in the International Informatics Olympiad, held in Korea.
IRUS, the school band, consists of young, rising artists with musical talent. They have won the school laurels over the years.
Between 2004 and 2008, the school sent a delegation every year to Global Classrooms: Delhi Public School MUN, which was hosted by Delhi Public School, RK Puram in New Delhi. The school won the coveted Secretary General's Award for the Best Overall Delegation at the Global Classrooms: Delhi Public School MUN in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Students from the school have been selected on scholarships for six-member and ten-member delegations representing the country at international conferences, including the UNA-USA Model UN Conference held at the UN Headquarters in New York City, and the UNA-USA Pacific Rim International MUN in Los Angeles.
In 2004, the school established a Consumer Care Council (3Cs), responsible for spreading information on consumer awareness rights, duties, responsibilities and acts against malpractices. In 2010, the Consumer Care Council organized CONFEST 2010, a consumer awareness festival for local schools.
Grey Matters, the DPS Vasant Kunj's reputed quiz club, was established in 2006 and has won several quizzes - Quiz Thailand, Mod Quizebate, Japan Quiz, Columban Open Quiz, and Bournvita Quiz Contest chief among them. Grey Matters organises its own eponymous interschool quiz competition which sees participation from the best of the Delhi quiz circuit.
Hostel life at DPS Vasant Kunj
The DPS VK hostel was built in 1999. It is a three storeyed brick structure that houses 36 girls and 36 boys.
The school sends teams for basketball, football (soccer), tennis and cricket tournaments, and has facilities for volleyball and badminton. Sports training is conducted after school hours.
The football team has won, and finished as first runners-up in several national, zonal and inter-school tournaments, including the ONGC Cup, the Inter-DPS tournament and the ESPN-Star Sports Junior Premier League. Students have represented Delhi State and India under 13 and under 14, and have been selected for the India under 16 football team.
The school basketball team has finished amongst the medal positions in tournaments across the country, and several have played for their states at the national level.
The school has hosted academic and cultural exchange programs with Bukit Panjang Government High School (Singapore), Mauritius College (Mauritius) and Moerike Gymnasium Esslingen (Germany). The school is also a part of the German Youth Camp Programme organised by Goethe Institut, New Delhi.