Who hasn’t heard of DPS, R.K Puram? From Kunal Bahl, to Randeep Huda, Kriti Sanon, Raghuram Rajan, a wide diversity of notable alumni belonging to diverse backgrounds like Academia, Business, Film Industry, Sports, Government, TV Industry have studied at Delhi Public School. The school which houses more than 9000 students was founded in the year 1972, the second branch after Delhi Public School Mathura Road. It is a co-ed school offering both day and boarding facility for classes 6th to 12th, located in South Delhi district of New Delhi.
DPS R. K. Puram is a CBSE affiliated school, and often features at the top of various rankings for academic excellence. Apart from RK Puram branch, these children study in two other branches- East of Kailash and Vasant Vihar. The school is a member of Indian Public Schools’ Conference (IPSC), and the National Progressive Schools’ Conference (NPSC).
The school is situated in the centre of South Delhi and is spread over 12 acres, with a separate sports campus that is spread across 6 acres. If you want to reach the school, click here: Delhi Public School R.K.Puram
Students can enrol from class 6th to 12th. The subjects offered from class 6th to class 10th are: English, Hindi, Maths, Science, Social Studies, foreign language like French/ Sanskrit/ Japanese/ Spanish/ German. At senior secondary level, students can opt from science, commerce (with and without maths) and humanities streams. Classes are designed in a way that students can become self learners, the curriculum supports experiential learning, developing critical and analytic thinking. The curriculum also includes information & communication technology, visual and performing arts, physical and health education, and life skills.
Children also get the opportunity to participate and pursue various hobbies. They participate in inter and intra section competitions, class assemblies, annual day events, celebrations, and social awareness campaigns.
The classrooms are well ventilated and the student to teacher ratio is 40:1 so that faculty can pay attention to every student. The school is well facilitated by science labs, robotics lab, maths lab, resource centre, computer labs. There are separate libraries for Junior and Senior classes with Indoor games. There is also a clinic at school with a full time support for any kind of medical emergency.
Events and Extra Curricular Events
DPS is a culturally rich school celebrating and valuing multiple occasions like Independence day, Photography and Filmmaking Fest, Krishna Leela, International Yoga Day, summer activities, sports tournament. Such events and initiatives encourage participation among students and they can explore some interpersonal skills. The facilities at school also include music centre, art and craft rooms, sports complex including swimming pool, lawn bowl court, fitness centre, football court, cricket field, billiards, basketball, tennis, TT, Yoga room, and the list goes on.
The hostel accommodates over 400 students across the country. There is a separate hostel for boys and girls. The competition for a hostel room is usually intense and is only given on merit basis.
The fees range from 1,91,365 to 1,95,665 depending on the grade and stream that your child takes admission in. This fee does not include hostel admission and boarding charges. There is also a transportation fee involved if you want to adopt for bus service, the fee for the same ranges from 3700 to 6150.
The fees can only be paid online through credit card, debit card, netbanking or through DD, Cheque, NEFT/RTGS. For more details, visit: https://dpsrkp.net/online-fee-payment/.
The school invites applications for class 9th and class 11th in online mode. Applicants can only register online by clicking the “Online Registration”. Once you have filled out the form, the candidate will appear for an entrance test. The students who qualify the test will have to make fee payment and appear for document verification. For more information on the admission process, visit: https://dpsrkp.net/admission/.
Awards and Achievements
The DPS RK Puram branch is always counted as one of the top schools in Delhi, it has received various awards:
- Delhi NCR Rank 1 in Education world India School Rankings, 2018-19
- Ms. Padma Srinivasan, Principal, received “CBSE Honour for Excellence in Teaching and School Leadership”, 2021
The school follows a strict selection procedure in recruiting the staff because they are the direct contact points for students. Each faculty member holds a high record and is both an educator and a scholar. There are a total of 215 teachers and around 74 staff members in the administrative section.
The school believes in the motto ‘Service before self’ and hence focuses on building tomorrow’s leaders who share a commitment to academic growth, art, sports, athletics, community service. As a parent, you should be assured of getting your child into DPS because of its long legacy and their values. Their focus is not only on educating your child with best class curriculum and faculty but to build an overall strong personality who can be a 21st century leader.