Top Row:[Ms. Nishi Misra, Principal, Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya], [Mr. Vidyavantha Acharya U, Principal, Sharada Residential School], [Col. (Retd.) Amarjeet Singh, Principal, Sri Dasmesh Academy], [Col. Devesh Gaur, Principal, Sainik School, Ghorakhal], [Mr. Kuldip Singh Heran, Principal, Tashi Namgyal Academy], [Col. (Retd.) R. S. Khatri, Principal, The Hyderabad Public School],[Ms. Ramandeep Kaur Samra, Principal, The Hyderabad Public School], [Ms. Sangita Chima, Principal, The Lawrence School, Lovedale],[Dr. A. K. Gaur, Principal, Vallabh Ashram's M. G. M. Amin & V.N. Savani School, Killa Pardi], [Ms. Nandita Sahu, Principal, Vidya Devi Jindal School], [Mr. Vivek Srivastava, Principal, Vikas Vidyalaya, Ranchi], [Mr. R.K. Tyagi, Principal, Bhavan's Sawan Public School], [Capt. (Retd.) A J Singh, Principal, Pinegrove School] Middle Row: [Mr. Vijay Datta, Principal, Army Public School, Dagshai], [Dr. Kasturi Manivannan, Principal, Birla Balika Vidyapeeth], [Capt. (IN) Alokesh Sen (Retd.), Principal, Birla Public School (Vidya Niketan)], [Mr. Praveen Masta, Principal, BRCM Public School], [Mr. M. I. Hussain, Principal, Delhi Public School, Mathura Road], [Mr. Levi E. Katy, Principal, Donyi Polo Vidyabhawan], [Ms. Anjana Prakash, Principal, Hansraj Morarji Public School & Junior College], [Lt. Col. (Retd.) Prakash Narahari, Principal, Kittur Rani Chanamma International Res. Sainik School & PU College For Girls, Kittur],[Mr. R.C. Joshi, Principal, L K Singhania Education Centre, Gotan], [Maj Gen. Kanwar Vijay Singh Lalotra, AVSM, YSM, SM (Retd.), Principal, Mayo College, Ajmer], [Ms. Lata Vaidyanathan, Principal, Modern School, Barakhamba Road], [Mr. Prem Kashyap, Principal, Pestle Weed College], [Col. (Retd) Francis V Mathai, Principal, Pravara Public School], [Mr. Jagpreet Singh, Principal, The Punjab Public School] Bottom Row: [Mr. Jayant B. Singh, Principal, Rajkumar College], [Gp. Capt. Ajay Kumar, Principal, Sainik School, Nagrota], [Mr. Pramod Sharma, Hony. Member, IPSC], [Dr. M.V.Prasad, President IPSC Trust],[Mr. Sumer Singh, Hony. Secretary, IPSC & Principal, Daly College], [Ms. Suniti Sharma, Chairperson, IPSC & Principal, Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ School], [His Excellency, Mr. Stewart J. Beck. High Commissioner, Canada], [Chief Guest – Shri. Ajit Seth, Cabinet Secretary], [Mr. Ashok Chandra, Chairman, DPS Society], [Dr. D. R. Saini, Principal, Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram], [Commander V.K. Banga (Retd.), Joint Secretary, IPSC & Principal, Mann Public School], [Mr. B. K. Sood, Member, IPSC], [Capt. (IN) V. K. Verma (Retd.), Principal & Director, Moti Lal Nehru School of Sports], [Lt. Col. T. Chakravarty, Principal, Rashtriya Military School, Dholpur]
Lighting of lamp by Chief Guest – Shri. Ajit Seth, Cabinet Secretary, GOI
Lighting of lamp by His Excellency, Mr. Stewart J. Beck. High Commissioner, Canada
Lighting of lamp by Shri Ashok Chandra, Chairman, DPS Society
Mr. B.K.Sood receiving the IPSC Bhisham Pitamah Award 2012
Release of IPSC Directory by Chairman, DPS Society
Release of IPSC Journal by Chief Guest, Shri Ajit Seth and Chairman, DPS Society
Chief Guest – Mr. Ajit Seth, Cabinet Secretary, GOI
Mr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister and the Telecom visionary of India “The Role of IT in transforming Education and Administration towards an Ethical Future”
Prof. R.C.Deka, Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences “Building Ethical Leadership-Acquisition of Knowledge and Skill”
Mr. Vineet Joshi, Chairman, CBSE – “Role of Schools in Nurturing Leadership”
Mr. Jawhar Sircar, CEO of Prasar Bharati “The importance of communication skills in effective leadership”
Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, former CJI and Chairman of National Human Rights Commission
Chief Guest on Day 2
Mr. Ashok Kumar, CEO and Principal of Indian School, Dubai – “The Changing Trends in Education in the Global Scenario”
“Panel discussion on ‘Issues and Challenges in the Implementation of RTI and RTE in IPSC Schools” Capt. A.J. Singh,Principal,Pinegrove School,Dharampur Dr. Vijay Dutta,Principal,Army Public School, Dagshai Mr. M.I. Hussain, Principal, DPS Mathura Road Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Vijay Singh Lalotra,Principal,Mayo College, Ajmer
The second edition of the annual Inter-DPS IT Festival, IT@Cutting Edge was held on Saturday 4th August 2012, at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram. The event saw massive participation and was hailed as a resounding success. DeCryptonite, an online cryptic hunt, was held over two days and had 2182 participants from 47 DPS Schools. The onsite event garnered a participation of more than 150 students across 25 schools under the aegis of the DPS Society. Along with DeCryptonite, there was another competitive event, Inst@nt dZine which tested the website and graphic designing skills of participants. Several workshops were also held for educating the students on IT skills, including Game Programming Logic, which was conducted by an outstanding Exun Alumni – Rishabh Marya; Web Designing session conducted by multifaceted ex-Exun geek Bhuwan Khattar; Robotics session was conducted by the robotics teacher Ajitkumar K.G. with his team of students from robotic club and Graphics & Animation session was taken by creative team of Exun members – Sibesh and Trijeet. A Mock Parliament Session was also held which helped students express, share and discuss their views on “Impact of INTERNET on modern form of LEARNING”. The mock parliament session was conducted by ex-Exun presidents Kush Agrawal (batch of 2011), Aishwarya Kane (batch of 2012) and Dhruv Kumar (batch of 2007). The workshops were enriching experience for all the participants as the information and examples shared in them were interesting, simple and completely in different format from any other resources available elsewhere. At the closing ceremony, Dr. D.R. Saini, Principal, D.P.S. R.K.Puram spoke about importance of IT in the modern life and how it makes decision making transparent and impartial. He quoted the example of sports in Olympics, where all the decisions are taken with the help of technology tools, which can not be challenged, and there is no room for wrong judgement. He praised the efforts of participants and organisers for making this event a grand success. Mrs. Renu Mittal, Director, D.P.S. Society, who was gracing the occasion thanked the principal, the computer department and the computer club “ExunClan” of DPS RK Puram for hosting the DPS Society event wonderfully and congratulated everyone. She also emphasised upon the usage of technology in learning of various languages and asked all the students to share their views on participating in IT events, which inculcate linguistic skills. At the end of the event, certificates and awards were given to the participants of various schools. All in all, it was a memorable Saturday, where learning and fun merged together seamlessly and left everyone wanting for more.
Business Studies Workshop On ‘Updation Of Teaching Methodology’
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized a Business Studies workshop on Saturday, 19th May, 2012 on ‘the Updation of Teaching Methodology in Business Studies’. Over 60 Teachers from various renowned schools of Delhi and NCR were present. The speakers were Dr. Minoo Nandrajog, a former lecturer in Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi; Mr. Sandeep Sethi, Creative Head of Podar School, Mumbai and a commerce post graduate from Rajasthan University with more than 20 years of teaching experience; Dr. M M Goyal, Principal of PGDAV College, University of Delhi; and Dr. Anand Saxena, Associate Professor of Commerce at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, who has been Academic Secretary at the Institute of Lifelong Learning and has taught in many schools including DPS R.K. Puram.
The programme commenced with a soulful rendition of the saraswati vandana. The Principal, Dr D.R. Saini extended a warm welcome to the guests and teachers present. He emphasized on the need for such interactive sessions and exchange of ideas, and the importance of creating an interest in the subject amongst students through various activities.
The first speaker, Dr. Minoo Nandrajog started the session with practical case studies from the goings-on in the corporate world. She stressed on the importance of adaptation of planning according to change in the business environment and on the need to create and implement new strategies. She mentioned the need for companies to create new products and revalue their prices to keep up with the cut-throat competition in the market. She gave practical examples relating to these topics such as the rise and fall of Infosys, the Reebok-Adidas merger etc. In this way she managed to cover a major portion of the Business Studies course such as Pricing, Product Mix and Changes in Leadership.
Mr.Sandeep Sethi spoke about the 10 mark project that has been introduced into the Business Studies curriculum this year. He talked about the different examples that can be given to the students – such as that of Coke and how the economic conditions of India affected its entry into and exit from the Indian market. He even suggested showing films to students, and taking them for field trips to help them comprehend the project better. His main concern, however, was to motivate the teachers to make teaching more interactive and interesting. He later conducted a Theatre Workshop as well, wherein he suggested the enactment of different topics – such as the principles and techniques of management – in humorous skits.
The third speaker of the day was Dr. M.M Goyal who talked about the trading and settlement procedures in the Indian Stock Market – which is again a portion of the Class XII Business Studies curriculum. He spoke at length about topics such as operational efficiency, informational efficiency, the comparison of order driven and quote driven systems etc. He gave examples out of personal experiences to explain the way the share market has changed over the years – what used to be a long-drawn out process has now been dematerialised and is quick and concise.
The last speaker of the day was Dr. Anand Saxena. He stressed on the need for students to be taught Conscientious Commerce, wherein they are able to distinguish right from wrong. He spoke about how projects can be used to inculcate values in children, and to teach them to give back to society through projects such as “A day with the street vendor” wherein the students engage in social entrepreneurship. Dr.Saxena also said that children should be taught not to be just successful leaders, but effective ones – those who motivate others, and create an environment for better performance. He felt that nurturing talent and adding a personal touch, are key aspects of teaching which motivate students to perform better.
Overall, the workshop was a fruitful one. It was coordinated by the Head of Business Studies Department of DPS R.K.Puram, Mrs.Rashmi Malhotra and her team of teachers.
Art Workshop at DPS R K Puram
Ritsumeikan, India in association with NPO Association of Educational Information for International Exhibition organized an art workshop “Challenge The Global Environment by SUMI-E” at DPS RK Puram on 9th Dec, 2011. In this work shop, Mr. Suzuishi (Master Artist) made a painting in which students of DPS R K Puram assisted him. The delegation was led by Mr. Masuda and Prof Ashok Chawla, who is the authorized Representative of Ritsumeikan, India, also participated in the workshop. During the workshop, certificates were presented to students who had participated in art an competition organized by Ritsumeikan, India earlier in the month of October.
IPSC Teacher Training Workshop 2011
Delhi Public School R K Puram hosted an IPSC Teachers Training workshop on Saturday, 17th December, 2011 in Acoountancy, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Fine Arts & General Knowledge and Physics. 17 renowned Public schools of the country participated in this workshop.
The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Ashok Chandra Chairman DPS Society and the chief guest Prof. Harish Chaudhry, IIT, Delhi by lighting the lamp. Dr D. R. Saini Principal DPS R K Puram welcomed the chief guest. The inaugural session was addressed by Prof. Harish Chaudhary IIT Delhi, who emphasized on the “Knowledge Based Education”. He said that the education is not curriculum but developing interest of the subject in the students. Students learn more by observation rather than rote learning. Teachers primary duty is to develop an all round personality of the student.
The second speaker Mr. Sandeep Srivastava emphasized that the books are for the students and the teacher is to guide them in their endeavor to knowledge.
Ms. Padma Srinivasan, HOD, History, DPS RKPuram conducted a session on General Knowledge for all the participants.
The post lunch session was subjectwise interaction of teachers with the subject experts. The subject experts were
Mr. R. K. Khosla
Dr. B. K. Tripathi
Prof. A. K. Bakhshi
Dr. V. K. Ohri
Mr. B Samadar
Mr. Newton Rastogi
The subject experts interacted with the teachers and exchanged ideas on how to improve the teaching methodology. The workshop was concluded by closing ceremony by Prof. Deepak Pental, former vice chancellor of Delhi University. The certificate of participation was given to all the delegates. The delegates were thanked by Dr. D. R. Saini, Principal, DPS, R.K.Puram.
The list of participating teachers
THE DOON SCHOOL, DEHRADUN
CHIT RANJAN KAGDEE (BIOLOGY)
DR. PRAVEEN DWIVEDI (ACCOUNTANCY)
THE SCINDIA SCHOOL, GWALIOR
MUKESH TEWARI (PHYSICS)
VISHESH SAHAI (ECONOMICS)
RAVI ROHTAGI (CHEMISTRY)
AKASH SHARMA (BIOLOGY)
ASHOK SHIVRAMAN (ACCOUNTANCY)
MAYO COLLEGE AJMER
ALOK SHARMA (FINE ARTS & GENERAL KNOWLEDGE)
WELHAM BOYS SCHOOL, DEHRADUN
SAMIR DHINGRA (PHYSICS)
SATYENDAR MISHRA (CHEMISTRY)
ASEEM TRIPATHI (ECONOMICS)
RAKESH BHATT (ACCOUNTANCY)
RAJIV BHATIA (ACCOUNTANCY)
MRS SEEMS BHATNAGAR (CHEMISTRY)
MRS ALKA CHARI (CHEMISTRY)
REITA SINGH (PHYSICS)
VIDYA DEVI JINDAL SCHOOL, HISAR
SUMAN PUROHIT (PHYSICS)
SUNIL THAKUR (CHEMISTRY)
NEHA SHARMA (ACCOUNTANCY)
SANJAY JOGAI (ACCOUNTANCY)
SANJAY JOGAI (ECONOMICS)
SUMAN KALRA (BIOLOGY)
UTTAR PRADESH SAINIK SCHOOL, LUCKNOW
DR HEMENDRA KUMAR GUPTA (CHEMISTRY)
DR K K SRIVASTAVA (PHYSICS)
WELHAM GIRL’S SCHOOL, DEHRADUN
MEENA GUPTA (CHEMISTRY)
ARUNDHATI SHUKLA (PHYSICS)
SEEMA ISSAR (BIOLOGY)
RICHA JOSHI PANT (BIOLOGY)
SANJAY DORA (ACCOUNTANCY)
SAINIK SCHOOL KAPURTHALA
YADWINDER SINGH (PHYSICS)
D MISHRA (BIOLOGY)
RAJ KUMAR (CHEMISTRY)
GAURAV DUBEY (PHYSICS)
S.K. BARAL (ACCOUNTANCY)
DR. K.K TIWARI (CHEMISTRY)
ANIL SAINI (ECONOMICS)
BRCM PUBLIC SCHOOL VIDYAGRAM, BAHAL
V S PANDI (PHYSICS)
DR PATHIKRIT BANERJEE (BIOLOGY)
SANDIP GHOSH (FINE ARTS & GENERAL KNOWLEDGE)
MANOJ AGGARWAL (ACCOUNTANCY)
DEEKSHA KHERA (PHYSICS)
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, MATHURA ROAD
MUKTA MIDHA (CHEMISTRY)
INDERMEET SACHDEVA (BIOLOGY)
RENU RAJ VARDHAN (ACCOUNTANCY)
USHA KAUL (ECONOMICS)
REETA WADHWA (FINE ARTS & GENERAL KNOWLEDGE)
RASHTRIYA MILITARY SCHOOL CHAIL
LALIT TYAGI (PHYSICS)
DR M PONNURAJ (BIOLOGY)
R N SINGH (CHEMISTRY)
B KANAGRAJ (BIOLOGY)
SAMAY PAL SINGH (CHEMISTRY)
B KANAGRAJ (BIOLOGY)
Opening Ceremony Photographs
Theatre in education (a Workshop)
A workshop for the teachers of DPS RK Puram, East of Kailash and Vasant Vihar was conducted by a leading theatre activist, Rajesh Tailang from the National School of Drama on 16th December 2011. Around 30 teachers of all these branches actively participated and got benefited from this workshop.
Business Studies Workshop on ‘Updation Of Teaching Methodology ‘ at DPS R.K.Puram
Delhi Public School, R.K Puram organized a Business Studies workshop on Saturday, 14th May, 2011 on ‘The Updation of Teaching Methodology in Business Studies’. 25 Teachers from various renowned schools of Delhi and NCR were present. The chief guests were Dr. C.B. Gupta, Professor, Sri Ram College of Commerce and Mr M.M Goyal, Reader, P.G D.A.V College. The programme commenced with the sanskriti vandana and a prayer by the music choir. The Principal, Dr D.R Saini extended a warm welcome to everyone present. The Vice Principal, Mrs Shobha Mehta introduced the guests and emphasized on the need for such interactive sessions and exchange of ideas, and the need for teachers to create an interest in the subject amongst students through various activities.
Dr. C.B. Gupta addressed the gathering and started the session with key areas of concern like importance of conceptual clarity, ability to differentiate between closely related terms and definitions in Business Studies and understanding the practical aspects of the subject. The evolution of Human Resources studies, customer relation management, grapevine networks, strategic marketing , Principles of scientific management, staffing- selection tests for specific professionals, were some of the topics of discussion. He talked at length about Business Organisation, his field of expertise and how coordination was the essence of management. His examples correlated theoretical knowledge to everyday life and were hugely appreciated by the audience. He also mentioned the introduction of project work of 10 marks in Business Studies by the CBSE.
Mr M.M Goyal took over in the second part of the session. He introduced new terms and discussed varied topics such as portfolio management, mutual funds, options, forwards, debt service coverage ratio and odd let crediting. He also spoke about the fast changing financial markets – their social implications, impact of accounting policies on the profits of a firm, stock exchanges in India and settlement of transactions in their trading procedures and the organization structure of SEBI. This was followed by a question and answer session. It was a fruitful discussion with teachers taking a keen interest, enquiring, discussing and clarifying all their doubts. The workshop was coordinated by the Head of Business Studies department of DPS R.K.Puram, Mrs.Rashmi Malhotra and her team of teachers.
Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence in Education
School Education at Crossroads: Challenges Ahead
‘Panel Discussion – Promoting Healthy Living: Role and Responsibilities of School’
A panel discussion on ‘Promoting Healthy Living: Role and Responsibilities of School’ with focus on school health programmes, games and sports was organized at Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram on 9th November 2010. The event, a DPS Society initiative, is a part of an Education Conference to be organized in December as a part of the celebrations to observe the completion of 60 years of providing quality education by the Delhi Public Society. A panel discussion around the Conference theme is being organized in all core schools in October and November.
The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini warmly welcomed all the guests. He traced the illustrious history of Delhi Public Society and the school. He highlighted the importance of the theme of the discussion- the issue of health and how it was directly concerned with a student’s performance in all fields. The panelists included Principals from various DPS schools across the country, namely Mr.Ajay K.Sharma from DPS Bhopal; Mr.Rakesh Singh Choudhury, Vice Principal, DPS Digboi,Assam; Mrs.Aditi Misra from DPS Gurgaon; Ms.Indrani Sanyal, DPS Mega City, Kolkatta; Dr.(Mrs) Shubha Narayan, DPS Aligarh; Mr.S.S.Sandhu, DPS Manali and Mr.J.Mohanty, Principal, DPS Ranchi. Other faculty members from the host school and various parents also took part. Students also voiced their views in the interactive sessions.
The panel discussion comprised five sessions. Specialists like Col (Dr.) Nikhil Kumar, Senior Consultant of Interventional Cardiology, Metro Group of Hospitals; Dr.Amit Sen, Senior Consultant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Dr.Rakesh Chadda, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS; Dr.Prateek Gupta, Consultant Orthopedics & Sports Injury, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital; Dr.Deepak Choudhary, Director, Sports Injury Centre, Safdurjung Hospital; and Dr. Pushpinder Singh, Medical Officer at DPS R.K.Puram covered various facets of a students’ personality.
The issues discussed ranged from healthy living, safety measures to be followed in schools, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation and the importance of games and sports. It was generally felt that the term ‘good health’ concerned the physical, mental, social, emotional and psychological wellbeing of the child. The role of the school in creating awareness about good eating habits, the need for a balanced diet and maintaining general hygiene, is crucial. It was felt that in these matters, parents and educators have to work in tandem. Issues of juvenile diabetes, asthma and obesity among students were discussed. The need to bring out the positives in the child, to tap ‘multiple intelligence’ in students and understand the complete profile of the child, going beyond just the IQ was felt by one and all.
The discussion was of great importance as it concerned the all-round development of students and the steps schools can take to work towards it.
IPSC Teachers Training Workshop 2010 at DPS R.K.Puram
The IPSC (Indian Public Schools Conference) conducted a Teachers Training workshop on the 24th of October 2010 at Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram for teachers teaching Physics, Mathematics, Economics and Accountancy to classes 11 and 12 and those teaching Social Studies to classes 6 to 10. The workshop was attended by around 60 teachers from various schools across the country.
The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini warmly welcomed all the participants and stressed on the need for ‘learning from each other’ through such events. The chief guest, Mr.Ashok Chandra, Chairman of the Delhi Public School Society addressed the guests and expressed the view that the primary requirement of a good teacher is to be ‘a good learner, one who is open to new ideas and ready to go beyond the prescribed syllabi to turn the students into thinking individuals.’ Mr.Chandra emphasized the importance of such workshops in a scenario of rapid technological development where the requirements of children are undergoing a change. He stressed on the need for teachers to stay abreast of all developments. The Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta delivered the vote of thanks.
The workshop began with an IT presentation about the latest trends in Educational Technology. The main sessions had eminent speakers from various fields who discussed methods to make classroom teaching more interdisciplinary and interesting. Other issues such as tapping multiple intelligence in children and the correct implementation of CCE were taken up through interactive group activities.
The workshop provided a wonderful opportunity for teachers to hone their teaching skills and to interact with others in the field and learn from others.
Business Studies Workshop on ‘Updation of Teaching Methodology’at DPS R.K.Puram
The Business Studies Department of Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram organized a workshop for school teachers on the 18th of September 2010. The objective was to discuss measures to update the teaching methodology of Business Studies. Around 20 teachers from various schools attended the event. Eminent experts from the NCERT conducted the workshop -Dr. Minoo Nandrajog, who has been associated with the NCERT for the past 22 years as a Reader in the Department of Education in Social Sciences and Humanities; Dr.G.L. Tayal, an Associate Professor in the Department of Commerce, Ramjas College, University of Delhi with a teaching experience of 36 years and Dr.M.M Goyal who has been associated with Delhi University for the last 36 years and is currently teaching at PGDAV College.
The Workshop was conducted in three sessions. The first session was held by Dr Minoo Nandrajog who emphasized on the Case Study approach in teaching Business Studies. The session was a thought provoking one as she took up Case studies on TRAI and Mining and Business Environment where core issues in business environment were explained. The second session was taken up by Dr Goyal who discussed Capital Markets and Capital structure and the final session was by Dr Tayal who took up various topics in Management ranging from Scientific Management , Barriers in Communication to Delegation of Responsibility.
The event, coordinated by Mrs.Rashmi Malhotra, Head of Business Studies Department and her team of teachers at DPS R.K.Puram, was a very fruitful one as it provided a common platform of discussion for teachers across the city and was a great learning experience.
Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini, Dr.Minoo Nandrajog, Dr.Goyal and Mrs.Rashmi Malhotra at the Business Studies Workshop at DPS R.K.Puram