DPS R K Puram is among the most distinguished of the Delhi Public School Society. Chartered in 1972, it has emerged as an institution of learning that can be compared to the best in the world. Both the caliber and the commitment of the school towards its students and the community have made it a path breaker in the pursuit of excellence, firmly committed to the cause of education.

Pioneering the cause of quality education for the maximum number of children, the Society has grown into a family of 63 schools in different parts of the country and 6 schools abroad in Nepal, Indonesia, Kuwait, Sharjah, Doha, and Dubai. Another 28 schools are already on the pipeline and will become operational from 2003-2004. Perhaps the greatest challenge that lies before the organization is to maintain and strengthen its momentum of participation, mobilization, and action at the global, national, and community levels, and bridge the gap between theory and practice. An educational program of universal scope that aims to reach large numbers within the specific time table must develop in an effective method of monitoring progress. It is entirely due to this dynamic approach that the DPS Society has earned a pride of place in the field of education today making it a veritable platform for Human Resource Development.

Location of the School

Situated in the Capital's Southern district, DPS R K Puram is centrally located and easily accessible by the 8000 students on its rolls, who study at three different campuses. At R K Puram where the senior school is located at an area of 12 acres, and at East of Kailash and Vasant Vihar, where the two junior schools are operational. The campuses lie in the heart of the best-developed areas of New Delhi.

Academic Support Services

The vision of DPS R K Puram is directed towards the implementation of new projects, along with open access to the expanding world of technology, which has placed it on the forefront of the educational map of India and the world. 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.

DPS Model United Nations (DPSMUN)

Historical Background
The Interact Club, in association with the Department of Political Sciences, under the able guidance of Padmashri Dr. (Mrs.) Shayama Chona, Principal DPS R K Puram, founded DPSMUN in December 2001. DPSMUN aims at simulating the structure and operation of the UN to combine educational excellence with the highly realistic simulations of the United Nations for an unparalleled Model UN learning experience. As a simulation, the DPSMUN is designed to acquaint the participant with the nations of the world community, their policies and their problems. The delegates get better equipped to deal with people and cultures. During the course of the conference, hypothetical emergency situations were introduced and the delegates had to react to these crises on the spot. It was a real test of their presence of mind, diplomatic skills and the knowledge of their country's foreign policy.

DPS R K Puram and the UN

  • Jointly organized a Youth Forum on Cultural Heritage 2000 with the Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO to promote Inter-Cultural dialogue among young people
  • The school convened a Model UN on February 2 nd and 3 rd which had 15 schools participating.
  • The school was a part of a Model UN conference held at Mumbai in July 2001. Our delegates were chosen as "Best Speakers" in the Security Council
  • The school participated in the Model UN conference organized by Ryan International Delhi in September 2001 where two of our delegates were declared "Best Speakers"
  • The school participated in Model UN conference organized by Ryan International Delhi in September 2002 where we were awarded the prize for Best Country Profile as well as "Best Speaker"
  • The school participated in Model UN conference organized by British School in October 2002. Representing China and Turkey, our delegates were declared the "Best Speakers"
  • UNICEF invited Rajat Lala to the 3 rd Substantive Committee of the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children held at New York from 11 th to 15 th June 2001. The preparatory committee discussed the document "A World fit for children" At the conclusion of the of preparatory committee, the Asia Caucus of NGO's (China, Korea, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and all the other countries of Asia chose Rajat to present their recommendations and his own views at the "NGO's Briefing" at the UN.
  • In 2004, DPS RK Puram became the proud recipients of the MUNGLO Award, sponsored by Goldman Sachs Foundation. As per the terms of the contract, UNA-USA support to the Munglo Project team has been multi-dimensional both in terms of resources and having the teachers and students for the DPS MUN conference.
  • To strengthen the Secretariat, two students and two faculty members attended the Model UN Conference in New York City from May 18th to 22nd 2004. Ankita Agrawal was awarded the Best Delegate for representing Slovakia in the General Assembly.
  • After the success of DPS MUN 2004, UNA-USA has agreed to continue the global classroom project for another three years, sponsored by Meryll Lynch, Office of Global Philanthropy.

DPSMUN Philosophy

The goal of the DPSMUN is to replicate the rules and practices used at the United Nations to the largest extent possible. This aims at providing the delegates with a conductive atmosphere wherein they assume the role of actual diplomats representing their country and experience pressurizing and complex situations, nail-biting sessions, which keeps them on their toes throughout the session.