Outstanding Performance By Shreya Vardhan (2012-13)


Outstanding performance in International Exams – secured 100% marks in SAT Reasoning Test (2400/2400); SAT Subject Tests (2400/2400); TOEFL (120/120); and APs i.e Physics – C Mechanics (5/5), Calculus AB (5/5) and Chemistry (5/5). Also secured admission to 5 IVY LEAGUE universities – Harvard (Early Action), Columbia, Cornell, Yale and Princeton, with 90-100% scholarship. Joined Harvard University in Fall Session 2013, with 100% scholarship.


DPS R. K. Puram’s performance in securing the admissions of its students to the world-renowned universities abroad is stupendous. Its undisputed leadership is evident in its results of 2013 -: 21 admissions were secured in the 8 IVY League institutions, 28 in UIUC, 23 in UCLA, 23 in UC San Diego, 20 admissions were obtained at Purdue, 16 at USC, 13 at Boston University, 11 each at NYU and Drexel, and 10 each at CMU, UC Berkeley and Georgia Tech. The total no. of admissions secured are 580 – the best result ever at both the national & international levels.

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Shreya Vardhan has been an outstanding student. She had a CGPA 10 in classes 9 and 10, 94.2% in class 11 and 95% in the class 12 mid-term examination. Head Girl of the school, she was the Founder Member of the Physics Society and Editor of the Physics Magazine. She was one of the 20 students selected by the Times Scholars program on 3rd November, 2012 to receive a merit scholarship of Rs 5 lakh. The award was instituted by the leading newspaper of India, The Times of India, and the five-stage selection process involved a written test and interviews with eminent personalities from the field of education. Out of the 45,000 participants from across the country, the 20 winners were selected on the basis of both scholastic aptitude and a vision for the future. Shreya received the Aadhi Aabadi Women Achievers Award (September 2012) for exceptional academic and extracurricular achievements and contributions to society as a woman. She has been an NTSE Scholar, clearing the three rounds of the National Talent Search Examination in 2009, and a recipient of the SLTSE Award (State Level Talent Search Examination).

Shreya secured 5th Olympiad rank in the International Olympiad of Science in Class IX.and 10th Olympiad rank in the International Olympiad of English in Class X. She received the G. Bhaskar Memorial (2011-12) Award for excellence in academics and extracurricular activities and the Ishwar Chandra Memorial Award for securing the highest marks in the section, in class 11.

Besides being an avid reader, Shreya has written many short stories and articles and even has to her credit a book called “How Charming, Mr. Bombaywallah!”, on the adventures of an unadventurous investment banker and his exuberant mother, a detective novelist. Tennis and quizzing are her hobbies.

She has developed a software to help autistic and other differently abled children meet their learning requirements, which is being used by the Umeed Foundation, the Tamana Foundation NaiDisha School, The Tamana Autistic Centre- School of Hope, and Action for Autism, New Delhi.