rk puram

DPS Mathura Road was the only DPS till 1972 when a second school was established in R. K. Puram by R. S. Lugani, then vice-principal of DPS Mathura Road under Principal Din Dayal. Mr. Lugani also became the R.K. Puram branch's first principal. While remaining part of the DPS Society, the school at R.K. Puram soon became independent of its parent. It established a separate primary branch at East of Kailash in 1975 and a second primary branch in Vasant Vihar in 1986. This branch has become the preeminent offspring of the DPS Society, having acquired an outstanding track record in the academic achievements of its student body, and in admissions to elite Indian and foreign educational institutions. The second and current principal of DPS R. K. Puram is Dr. Shyama Chona who took over the position in 1991.

On the 29th August, 2002 during the "1st Computer Literacy Excellence Awards for Schools", President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, presented an award to Padma Shri Dr. (Mrs.) Shyama Chona, Principal, Delhi Public School (R.K. Puram). The award was for the Best School at the State (Delhi) Level and the 2nd Runner up in the nation. [1] In 2008 Dr. (Mrs.) Shyama Chona received the Padma Bhushan award.

Academic excellence is at the forefront of the school, with its record-setting results earning both national and international acclaim. DPS sends at least 150 students to undergraduate institutions in the US every year, with many more attending universities in Great Britain, Australia and Singapore. Exceptional students have attended Princeton, Stanford, Berkeley, Yale, Harvard, Caltech and MIT and other top notch institutions. Students of DPS R.K. Puram also excel in national (Indian) entrance examinations to various professional institutes. A large number of students go on to attend medical colleges such as AIIMS, JIPMER, Aligarh Medical College, Bhartiya Vidya Peeth and Manipal and engineering colleges such as IITs, NSIT, RVCE, Delhi College of Engineering and Pilani. Graduating students also win places at other noteworthy national colleges such as Lady Shri Ram College, St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, the National Institute of Design at Ahmedabad, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, College of Architecture at Chandigarh and New Delhi, and the Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi.

The high standards at DPS R.K. Puram are maintained by the use of innovative teaching methods; and a result oriented curriculum and evaluation system. The student body comprises both day scholars and boarding students. Accommodation is provided to more than 400 boarding students within the onsite girls' hostel and the boys' millennium hostel - located across the road on the school's sprawling sports campus. The boys' millennium hostel was opened in the year 2000 expanding the boarding school facilities and allowing for a dedicated girls hostel. Competition for a place in one of the hostels is intense and is awarded on a merit only basis.

The schools academic support services include two libraries that house approximately 100,000 books in the senior library, and 10,000 books in the junior library; 5 reading rooms; An audio visual hall with a seating capacity of 400; an air-conditioned Seminar Hall with a seating capacity of 40 and a bookshop catering to all student text and stationery requirements. Assignments and self study materials are regularly distributed in all subjects. The Career Services Center provides counseling and guidance to students and also monitors their progress. The Counseling Center helps students with any personal problems and promotes emotional well being.

DPS R.K.Puram has two junior branches from kindergarten to Grade-V namely D.P.S. Vasant Vihar & D.P.S. East of Kailash.