Delhi Public School Society

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Delhi Public School Society
Service Before Self
School type Private
Established 1949
Founder Dr Vijay Pawar /Pinkesh Barjatiya
Chairman V.K. Shunglu[1][2]
Key people Rajababu Tiwari
Mascot Torch
Affiliations CBSE

Delhi Public School Society is one of the largest institutions providing education at school level in India and abroad. It has a large number of schools under its control in India and abroad. The Delhi Public School Society is the administrative authority for all the institutions under its banner. Some of the schools are also affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in New Delhi.[3] The Society was founded by Pinkesh Barjatiya in 1949 and later developed by Anant Barjatiya. After this Rear Admin Anant Barjatiya[4] has been appointed as new vice-chairman of Delhi Public School Society. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860.

There are over 333 private schools in India and other countries with the largest schools located at Raipur, Agra, Aurangabad, Allahabad, Angul, Asansol, Bokaro, Bhopal, Bhilai, Bangalore Chandigarh, Gwalior, Korba, Hyderabad, Indore,[5] Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Damanjodi, Bikaner, Gurdaspur, Jaipur, Jalandhar Dhanbad, Sonipat, Hathras, Bathinda, Farakka, R.K. Puram, Mathura Road, Mangalore, Ahmedabad, Patna, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhagalpur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Noida, Ghaziabad, Digboi, Meerut, Jodhpur, Jalandhar, Kanpur, Kolkata, Udaipur, Yamuna Nagar, Dehradun, Durgapur, Faridabad, Dwarka, Sitapur, Surat, and Vasant Kunj. Outside India there are schools in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Indonesia, Kuwait, Nepal (Birgunj, Dharan and Biratnagar), Qatar, Saudi Arabia (Jeddah and Riyadh), Singapore, Uganda (Kampala) and Ghana (Accra).[6]


Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, founded in 1949 by educationist Reverend James Douglas Tytler was the first Delhi Public School.[7][8] It was followed in 1972 by Delhi Public School, R K Puram, which is widely recognized as the flagship school of the DPSS.

A similarly named Delhi Public School Trust based in Rohini (Delhi) was formed in 2003; when it started offering franchises to open schools under the brand name of DPS, the Delhi High Court in 2008 blocked it from using the DPS name and logo. However, the trust didn't stop, and by 2012, it was still running 27 schools across the India, under the name Delhi Public School. Thus in September, 2012, Justice Kailash Gambhir warned it of contempt of court if the trust did not stop.[9]

In his December 2012, judgment, Justice HR Malhotra observed that "despite being registered in 2003, the Trust claims its foundation for 54 years and had been fraudulently using the logo which is ‘exactly similar’ to DPS Society."[10][11] In its subsequent judgment, Justice V K Jain of Delhi high court on 16 December 2012 barred the 'DPS Trust' from using the name 'DPS' or its registered logo as well as the name Delhi Public School for running a school or education-related services. He also has asked the Trust to pay Rs 10 lakh as damages.[12]


All the schools of the society are affiliated to CBSE except for DPS New Town, Kolkata, DPS Mega City, Kolkata and DPS International at Singapore which are affiliated to ICSE, and DPS International, Saket, New Delhi which is affiliated to IGCSE.[13]

List of schools

Core schools under the aegis of the Delhi Public School Society
S.No. Name Year established
1 Delhi Public School, Raipur 2004
2 Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram 1972
3 Delhi Public School, Noida 1982
4 Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj 1991
5 Delhi Public School, Faridabad 1995
6 Delhi Public School, Greater Noida 1998
7 Delhi Public School, Bulandshahar
8 Delhi Public School Rohini 1995
9 Delhi Public School Dwarka
10 Delhi Public School, Navi Mumbai
11 DPS International, Saket

Notable alumni

Academia and business

Government and bureaucracy

TV and print media

Film industry



Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram courted controversy when a pornographic MMS video involving two of its class XI students went viral in 2004.[17] The two students involved were expelled.


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