DPS RKPuram Alumni2012 – Amish Ralhan wins NASA Competition

Student Amish Ralhan (DPS RKPuram Alumni 2012 & Present student of UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering), and his group won first prize for ‘Best Use of Hardware’ at the NASA 2014 International Space Apps challenge. Their project, named Android Base Station, allows smart phones to become wifi hotspots by connecting to satellites using a 3-D printed robotic arm. This automated, ultra-portable, satellite tracking station can log the changes in micro-satellites in orbit, and automatically use one offering the cheapest bandwidth.

The International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students across the globe collaborated and engaged with publicly available data to design innovative solutions for global challenges. The competition took place at 95 locations around the world where more than 8,000 participants developed software, hardware, data visualizations, and mobile or web applications for the challenge that contributes to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth.

Anish Ralhan (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering) works on a 3D printed robot arm to enable a mobile phone to track satellites
Anish Ralhan (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering) works on a 3D printed robot arm to enable a mobile phone to track satellites

Anish Ralhan (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering) works on a 3D printed robot arm to enable a mobile phone to track satellites

Mr Ralhan’s group took on the ‘Phone sat – convert your smartphone into a satellite’ challenge. They noticed that the cost of satellite bandwidth varies a lot depending on the connection. The easiest, most expensive and slowest is geo-stationary. These far away satellites need only a fixed dish to access from Earth, but are expensive to put into space and have a lot of demand. The next busiest are those orbiting around the equator: they require a dish with one motor to track their orbit, are less expensive but still in high demand. The team proposed using the satellites in polar orbit. As the Earth is turning at 90º to their orbit, tracking these sources requires a dish that can point in any direction: this makes them under used and the cheapest source of bandwidth in inhabited latitudes.

Amish and team designed a solution where a user connects a satellite tracking device to an Android phone, which orients itself using its internal digital compass, GPS and gyroscope. Consulting a list of satellites, it finds the cheapest bandwidth available, and the 3D printed dish is pointed at the satellite for a final calibration. Now the phone can connect to the satellite, becoming a wifi hotspot that automatically switches to the cheapest satellite data connections at they appear over the horizon.

This project was created in three main parts: a database, stored on a server, of usable satellites, an Android phone application that uses a copy of the database to find a target to connect to and a pocket-sized, 3D printed robotic arm to automate tracking the moving target with any commercially-available small satellite modem antenna. Amish was responsible for building the robotic arm and programming the microcontroller that controls it.

Amish said:

“None of our team knew what we were going to build when we arrived at the SpaceApps challenge. During the sign-in, surrounded by pre-made groups that had organized in advance on-line, I was one of the loners only just starting to think of a problem to solve. Someone mentioned that satellite bandwidth was expensive and a price comparison service would be useful to someone – this statement turned into a group in search of a table to work on.

For there to be innovation, people need the freedom to try and fail. Events like the SpaceApps hack-a-thon are environments where strangers can come together to put together open data, re-usable micro-controllers and a few pence of 3D printed plastic parts to see if they can solve a problem. For a few, a hack-a-thon will result in winning: the rest get one of the best learning experiences you could hope for.

I am really excited to visit the NASA headquarters this autumn and experience one of the satellite launches. It’s like a dream come true!”



DPS R.K.Puram student tops in the 16th National Science Olympiad

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Aayan Kumar

 

Aayan Kumar, a student of class XII of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram has secured International Rank One in the 16th National Science Olympiad in the academic year 2013-14. He wins Rs 50,000 along with a Gold Medal, a Merit Certificate and Gifts worth Rs 1000. This year students from over 27000 schools across 1350 cities in 16 countries enrolled for the Olympiad and more than a million students participated in it.



CLAT Toppers from DPS RKPuram

NNIKITA  GARG
NNIKITA GARG
Nikita Garg
ANCHA VENKATA SAMARTH
ANCHA VENKATA SAMARTH
Samarth Ancha
SADHIKA GULATI
SADHIKA GULATI
Sadhika Gulati

Nikita Garg, a student of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram has Topped CLAT- the Common Law Admission Test held this year. Three students of DPS R.K.Puram are in the top 100. Apart from Nikita, Samarth Ancha is rank 13 and Sadhika Gulati has secured rank 76.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by the fourteen National Law Universities (NLU) for admission to their Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes (BA, LL.B & LL.M). GNLU conducted CLAT 2014 Exam on May 11, 2014.

As per official data, a total of 31231 candidates had successfully registered for undertaking CLAT in one of the 21 cities of India scheduled for May 11. There are total 1660 seats distributed among all the 14 participating NLUs for CLAT 2014.



New Record for school to have 118 Students getting 100 in various subjects

48 in Business Studies, 22 in Computer Science, 17 in Mathematics, 10 in Chemistry, 10 in Psychology, 7 in Economics, 1 in History and 1 in Geography

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DPS Topper Group 10x40
[Group Photograph of High Achievers of CBSE Class XII Exams 2014 with their Parents, Teachers, HODs, Vice Principal and Principal]
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School Topper
Science Stream
98.2 %

School Topper
Commerce Stream
98.4 %
School Topper
Humanities Stream
98.2 %
KUNAL KAPILA

 

  95 English
98 Mathematics
98 Physics
100 Chemistry
100 Computer Science

VRINDA VINAYAK

 

  96 English
100 Mathematics
99 Business Studies
97 Accoutancy
100 Economics

SANIYA ANAND

 

  95 English
100 Mathematics
100 History
95 Economics
100 Psychology

 

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Jemima Khan invited to perform at Commonwealth Youth Orchestra

Jemima Khan


Jemima Khan

Jemima Khan

We at Delhi Public School R.K. Puram are proud and pleased to announce that our student Jemima Khan of Class XII has been on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and under the patronage of Maestro Zubin Mehta been invited to perform on the Violin with the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir. Jemima will perform at the Royal Concert Hall at Glasgow, St. James Palace at London and the Marlborough House, London; as part of the build-up to the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014. It is indeed a rare honor!

Jemima has trained since the age of four and has completed her advanced level exams both in theory and practical from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, London. She has won several scholarships to attend workshops and participate in concerts in India and Europe. Since her initial years at Delhi Public School R.K. Puram Jemima has been an all – rounder, contributing in various activities and bringing laurels to the school. She enthralled the audience as a toddler speaker in the ‘First Child Summit in 2003’, in the presences of the then President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam along with other leading politicians, thereafter representing the school as a speaker for various events and occasions in India and abroad. She has represented the school for exchange programmes and conferences in Japan and Ukraine and made presentations on issues concerning the youth and development. She has been the ‘Vice Head Girl’ in the Junior School and in Class X has been member of the ‘Student Council’.

In 2013 she was awarded a scholarship along with round trip airfare to attend a four-week course on ‘Environmental and Earth Sciences’ at Stanford University in California, USA. For Jemima contributing to society is an ongoing commitment! She has worked with drug addicts, truck drivers and AIDS patients and has made documentaries on “Drug addiction in today’s youth” and the “Difficulties in the lives of Indian Truck Drivers”. Jemima is multi-facetted, multi-talented, having a balanced, compassionate and mature personality, a reliable, simple and wonderful human being.



Result of The First Stage Of NTSE

NCERT conducts the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class X. As it is organized by an official body (NCERT), it is widely regarded as the most prestigious examination at the high school level in the country.

The purpose of the scheme is to identify talented students and nurture their talent. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship for courses in Basic Sciences, Social Sciences and Commerce. This assistance is provided till the Ph.D level. For professional courses like Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law, this assistance is given only till Post Graduation.

It is not the scholarship amount that is important but the fact that the selected students receive lifelong recognition for their aptitude in academics. This gives them an edge over the others for future selection in premier institutions and streams of their choice.

On the basis of the examination conducted, 1000 scholarships are awarded to students of Class-X. The amount of scholarship will be Rs 500/- per month as per NTS rules. The number of scholarships and amount is likely to increase very soon.

The pattern of written examination for Class X is as follows:
• Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise two parts, namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering Social Sciences, Sciences, Mathematics and English.
• Stage II examination at the National level will comprise: (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT)
(b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering Social Sciences, Sciences, Mathematics and English.

The NTSE stage-1 written exam was held on 15th December 2013. Delhi Public School R.K.Puram has the highest number of students who have qualified out of 84 students from various schools of Delhi.

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Scaling New Heights in the JSTSE 2013-14

Junior Science Talent Search Examination (JSTSE), which is conducted by the Science Branch of the Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi was held on 2nd February, 2014.

The objective of this scheme is to identify the most brilliant students in the state in Class IX

and recognize their scientific aptitude by giving each a scholarship and a certificate. The first 100 rank holders get a one time scholarship amount of Rs.2000/- while the next 50 rank holders get a one time scholarship amount of Rs.1000/-.

Twenty nine students of D.P.S. R.K.Puram have qualified in JSTSE out of a total of 158 students in the state.  This adds another milestone to the achievements of the institution making it the proud holder of the highest number of JSTSE scholars in the state.  The names of the JSTSE scholars are as follows:

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Limca Book of World Record for Saswat Satapathy of Class XI

Saswat Satapathy of Class XI has made world record by winning world memory championship at London at the age of 15. For this achievement he is included in the Limca Book of World Record & his name and school (DPS R. K. Puram) is being published in the “Limca Book of Record 2014”.

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TheHinduSashwat



India Record Historic Win at The Asia-Pacific Junior Golf Championship

Ridhima Dilawari, aged 15, a student of class 10 J of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram , won laurels for her country in this year’s Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship held in December 2013. She, along with her teammate, clinched the winning trophy in the girls division in a historic turn out as Team India recorded its first ever victory at this prestigious championship held at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club.

She was also a part of the Indian team consisting of two boys and girls that bagged a silver medal at the Youth Asian Games held at Nanjing, China in Aug 2013.She also participated in the World Junior Championship held in San Diego, USA and finished Rank 20th.

Along with being a prolific golfer, she has always been an outstanding student as well. In 2009, she was given a special award by Mrs Cherie Blair for her outstanding performance in academics as well as in sports. She has always scored above 90 percent and is presently a holder of the Blue Blazer given for excellence in academics and a Gold medal for her achievements in Golf. Apart from this, she is a talented singer and is a member of the Class 10 Western choir and holds a Red badge.

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GRID 2013

GRID 2013 was held at Birla Vidya Niketan, Pushp Vihar on 23rd October 2013. The individual results are as follows :-

    Crossword – Runners Up

  • Vishesh Balani
  • Akshay Gupta
    Programming – Runners Up

  • Parth Mittal
  • Tanay Kothari
    Robotics – Runners Up

  • Gaurang
  • Gaurav Mulchandani
    Quiz – Second Runners Up

  • Vishesh Balani
  • Abhishek Anand
    Decrypton – Second Runners Up

  • Abhishek Anand
  • Akshay Gupta

Congratulations to all the winners!



BOT 2013

BOT 2013 was held at Mayoor School, Noida on 24th October 2013. The individual results are as follows :-

    Quiz – Runners Up

  • Kushagra Samarth
  • Shiven Mian
    Robotics Manual – Runners Up

  • Himanjal Sharma
  • Hardik Kumar
  • Archit Aggarwal
    Digital Imaging – Second Runners Up

  • Yatharth
  • Siddharth Bhogra
    Group Discussion – Second Runners Up

  • Prateek Swain

Congratulations to all the winners!



Mayborn National History Writing Contest – Top Writer

Shreeya Umashankar, student of Class XII-V of DPS R.K. Puram, has been adjudged amongst the top writers worldwide in the Mayborn National History Writing Contest, a prestigious international competition on national history narratives, sponsored by George Bush Presidential Library & Museum and the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, USA. Her paper, a historical narrative, titled ‘Delhi, 1857: The Uprising’, was based on primary research done by her. The jury consisted of Ron Powers, the renowned Pulitzer Prize and Emmy winner.

She has been invited to attend the prestigious international Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference 2013 (July 19-21), an annual gathering of the biggest names in the world of literature and journalism, with all expenses paid.

She will be honored before the Conference Speakers, to whom she will also present her paper. The speakers include Rick Atkinson, three time Pulitzer Prize winner; Skip Hollandsworth, four time nominee and National Magazine Award winner; Joyce Carol Oates, three time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature, winner of the National Humanities Medal and the National Book Award; Helen Benedict, Professor at Columbia University; Tom French, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter; Kevin Merida, Managing Editor of The Washington Post; James McGrath Morris, President of Biographers International Organisation; Susan Orlean, Oscar winner; and Jim Hornsfischer, leading World War II historian, amongst others.

Her paper will be published in the Dallas Morning News and on dallasnews.com



AIIMS MEDICAL ENTRANCE EXAM 2013



Class XI Student cycle down US west coast


Keshav Wasal student of class XI of DPS R. K. Puram is a biking enthusiast and has participated in a number of cycling tours. Recently he has covered 1100KM from Seattle to San francisco in 18 days.
His adventurous experience and participation is appreciated by TOI in Times City in their Delhi Edition of 25th June 2013.



NEET TOPPERS 2013 FROM DPSRKP


Umang Arora
Delhi Rank 1
AI Rank 3

Aditya Singh
Delhi Rank 2
AI Rank 9

Umang Arora of D.P.S R.K.Puram gets Rank 1 in Delhi and Rank 3 at All India Level in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2013 conducted by CBSE. Moreover, Aditya Singh is positioned next at Rank 2 in Delhi and Rank 9 in All India Level in the same.



Laurels for the English Department

Ishita Batra, a student of class XII D of DPS R.K.Puram, New Delhi brings laurels to the school by securing International rank-1 in iOEL (International Olympiad of English Language) 2013 organized by Silver Zone. She is honored with a Gold medal and a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh.

Ishita has also bagged State rank-1 in IEO (International English Olympiad) 2013 organized by SOF and The British Council. She will be awarded a cash prize of Rs.5000/- and a Gold medal for the same.

Gyan Lakhwani of class XI-P of DPS R.K.Puram has been awarded an Annual Scholarship of Excellence in English for his superior performance in the school and his participation in the International English Olympiad organised by SOF in association with the British Council. He has been awarded Rs 5000/- for the same.



International rank 1 in IOEL

Ishita Batra, a student of class XII D, DPS R. K. Puram has brought laurels to the school by securing International rank 1 in iOEL ( International Olympiad of English Language ) 2013 organized by Silver zone. She has been honored with a Gold medal and a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh.

Ishita has also bagged State rank 1 in IEO (International English Olympiad ) 2013 organized by SOF(Science Olympiad Foundation) and British Council. She will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 5000 and a Gold medal.



International French Language Olympiad 2013

Ms Vaishali Kumar of Class 10 J has secured the First Position (State Rank: 1 and International Rank: 1) in the International French  Language Olympiad 2013 organised by Silverzone in association with the French Language Teachers ‘ Association. The Olympiad was held on 11th December 2012.

Vaishali was awarded a certificate, a gold medal, a citation and a cheque of Rs 10,000/-.Vaishali Kumar has been an outstanding student of our school and she has also participated in the school French Exchange Programme held last year.

Our school has also secured the 2nd Overall Position in the Olympiad.



18 DPS RKP Students in Merit List of JSTSE 2013

18 students of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram got selected in the merit list of Junior Science Talent Search Examination (JSTSE) 2013. JSTSE was conducted by Science Branch of Directorate of Education on 27th January, 2013.



Raghav Khullar International Rank No.1 in NSO

Raghav Khullar of class 10 has secured the first rank in the Second Level of the National Science Olympiad, the result of which was declared on 26th March, 2013. Millions of students from approximately 25000 schools and more than a 1000 cities and 14 Asian countries appeared in the Olympiad.

SOF is a registered not-for-profit organization popularising Science, Maths, English and Computers among school children. This year, 860 students of our school participated in the 1st Level Exam on 29th November 2012 out of which 109 students qualified for the second Level. The 2nd level of NSO was conducted on 17th February2013. 20 other students of our school have secured state level ranks in the 2nd level of the NSO. Out of 109 students who appeared in the second level, 21 students have secured first 25 ranks of the state level.

Raghav Khullar International Rank No.1 in 2nd Level of NSO
Raghav Khullar International Rank No.1 in 2nd Level of NSO



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