At the helm of affairs
Shri V.K Shunglu (I.A.S Retd.)
Hon’ble Chairman, The DPS Society
The DPS Society is privileged to have as its Chairman, Mr .V.K. Shunglu , an astute persona, former IAS Officer of international acclaim, who is a recipient of prestigious national award, Padma Bhushan. During his long and renowned career spanning 40 years in the Indian Administrative Services, he held many responsible positions including that of the Comptroller and Auditor General Of India from 1996 to 2002. For his invaluable contribution to the Indian Civil Services he was conferred the Padma Bhushan in 2019.
The DPS Society, under his visionary leadership has scaled unparalleled heights and has witnessed an unprecedented expansion - both in terms of quantity and quality in the recent years. He has been instrumental in giving a face lift to DPS Society by bringing about innovations as well as infrastructural and technological reforms; the useful harnessing of Solar Energy being one such initiative.
Under his inspired leadership, the Society has set up 2 new core schools in the NCR ; DPS Knowledge Park-V Greater Noida (West) being the latest addition to the illustrious galaxy of Core schools , directly under the DPS Society.
DPS Knowledge Park-V is a fruition of his dream to see education of international standards being disseminated from an impressive campus that stands out- both in terms of infrastructure and quality.
Ms.Vrinda Sarup (I.A.S Retd.)
Chairperson, DPS Knowledge Park –V
Member, The DPS Society
After attaining a Master's degree in History, Ms. Vrinda Sarup joined the Indian Administrative Services, holding positions of responsibility in the Government of India. An IAS officer of the 1981 batch, she has served as Secretary to Government of India in the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resources Development and in the Department of Food and Public Distribution.
Ms. Sarup has worked in the sector of Education for over 23 years, both at the Central and State Governments, where she has rich experience both in implementation and policy making. She has been closely associated with the formulation and implementation of some of the most significant national programmes of the District Primary Education Programme and the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for elementary education and the revised Vocational Education Programme at Secondary/Senior secondary level. She has played an instrumental role in revision of pre-service teacher training programmes, the national pupil assessment and the assessments of school performance systems.
The DPS Society and DPS Knowledge Park-V in particular, stand to benefit tremendously under her guidance and astute leadership. The school is blessed to have her as the Chairperson, at the helm of affairs, leading the school forward with her brilliant vision, born of rich administrative experience in the field of education.
Mrs. Renu Chaturvedi
DPS Knowledge Park-V
M.A, B.Ed., PGCTE (CIEFL), CRWE (IGNOU)
Mrs. Chaturvedi with an experience of more than forty years in the field of education and pedagogy, has attained a significant experience as a teacher, administrator, author and a teacher-trainer as well.
She has written several books on the communicative approach to teaching of English. Having travelled widely she was associated with the ELT British Council Project as the teacher-trainer and attended a summer school at Durham, U.K. in 1995. An extensive range of official visits to attend several educational conferences and to visit schools and universities abroad in the USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Sweden & Denmark and other such international travels opened new vistas for her educational growth. She has also contributed as the Resource Person appointed by the CBSE for the CCE workshops held across the country.
Mrs. Renu Chaturvedi has been associated with Delhi Public Schools since 1983, having worked at Delhi Public School, Noida for 20 years.
She did her Masters in English from Jaipur University and began her teaching career as a lecturer at the G.D. Girls College at Alwar. She was the founder Principal of Delhi Public School, Meerut and has also contributed as the Principal of other Delhi Public Schools at Bhatinda (Punjab), NTPC Township at Dadri (U.P.) and at DPS Dwarka (New Delhi) before she joined DPS Society office as the Additional Secretary, where she coordinated and monitored the entire gamut of Inter-DPS events & Competitions, alongwith overseeing the administrative responsibilities.
As the Principal of DPS Greater Noida for 10 years and presently as a Director of the most promising school, DPS Knowledge Park-V, she had been leading by example, and committed to make education a joyful and purposeful experience. Her conviction that in this information-rich world and ‘Informed Curiosity’ of the present generation, a multi-dimensional and holistic growth of the students can be ensured by teachers to work to realise better learning outcomes. During her tenure as the head of the schools, she took the amalgamation of academics and co-curricular activities to the other level! For her dynamic teams, the annual functions and events were the occasions to be organised with great alacrity to make the students aesthetically and spiritually sound, shaping them as confident, creative and courageous individuals for the future.
In recognition of her distinguished services and achievements in the field of education, she has been felicitated with innumerable awards – to name a few, the prestigious CBSE Teachers Award-2015, Inspiring Educators Award, Best Teacher Award 2014 by NESA, Amity Excellence Award, Appreciation Award by Rotary International and the best Zonal Principal award by the SOF. As an educationist, with her innovative and visionary outlook, she endeavours to bring more constructive transformation for the best possible future of school children.
Shri. D.S. Yadav
Vice Principal, DPS Knowledge Park-V
M.Sc (Maths), B.Ed, M.Ed.
An expert in Mathematics, Mr. D.S. Yadav is a team leader par excellence. He is M.Sc. in Mathematics from the prestigious Agra University, Agra, and also added the degrees of B.Ed. & M.Ed. thereafter. He started teaching senior classes in a prestigious school of Delhi in 1992.
Mr. D.S. Yadav is associated with the DPS family since 2002, when he joined Delhi Public School, Greater Noida as a senior mathematics teacher. He later assumed the responsibility of academic coordinator of the school and Head of Department of mathematics. As a Headmaster of the school since 2013, he handled various administrative responsibilities with perfection.
Mr. D. S. Yadav was entrusted the responsibility of Vice- Principal of new core school of DPS Society, Delhi Public School, Knowledge park – V , Greater Noida (West) in October 2020 and since then he is working hard to handle all the issues and aspects to make students attain academic and co-scholastic goals. Passionately involved with logistics and maintenance of the school systems for the students safety, security and wellbeing. He has contributed to the CBSE programs from time to time and brought the experience to the teaching faculty.
Headmistress, DPS Knowledge Park-V
Mrs. Richa Bhardwaj is an alumnus of the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University ,where she attained her Masters in Geography.
She had been among the teaching faculty who joined DPS Rohini, in its nascent years. She, therefore, could experience the growth and progress of a splendid institution, imbibing the ethos and culture of DPS. With nearly 20 years of experience in the core DPS ecosystem, she is committed to the high academic standards and values espoused by the DPS society.
At DPS Knowledge Park-V, she has joined as the Headmistress w.e.f. the academic session 2021-22. She is dedicated to implement the vision of leadership and the best practices in teaching and learning. She is determined to ensure a joyful education, to improve learning outcomes for students and set standards of pedagogical excellence for the faculty, as well.
In her previous role, she headed the Department of Geography at DPS Rohini. She also taught Human Rights & Gender Studies and was selected as official member of the CBSE committee for reviewing the syllabus of the subject. She is a CBSE certified Teacher Trainer and was the focal point for disaster management in the school. She has also completed a specialised module on Sustainable Cities and Climate Change by UN agencies (UNITAR & UN-HABITAT).
Ms. Richa Bhardwaj is all set to lead her team, with the support of the Vice-principal, Mr. D.S. Yadav and under the experience and guidance of the Director & Manager, Mrs. Renu Chaturvedi, to translate the ambitious plans to make the DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, Knowledge Park V, Greater Noida west, to reach greater heights. We look forward to a constructive support of the faculty and parents
Ms. Kusum Khazanchi
Headmistress, DPS Knowledge Park-V
M.A. (English) , B.Ed.
Ms. Kusum Khazanchi, an alumnus of Kashmir University, has joined Delhi Public School Knowledge Park –V as the Headmistress. Having taught for about 30 years, she has a rich experience as an English teacher. She had been inducted as a faculty member of DPS Faridabad, a premier core School of The Delhi Public School Society, and worked there for 25 years.
At DPS, Faridabad she held the key responsibilities of organising and coordinating competitions, assemblies and all major school events. She also shared the responsibility of publications like school magazine, almanac etc.
She has also conducted Induction Level Orientation for the faculty of several Delhi Public Schools. Besides, she has also shouldered the responsibility of the CBSE in the capacity of the Head Examiner for AISSE.
Having participated in Skiing and Handball competitions at National Level she believes in the holistic development of the students which is in keeping with the ethos of DPS and the National Education Policy.
Ms. Khazanchi is all primed to use her administrative skill set & academic acumen to achieve operational excellence in the scholastic and co- scholastic areas.
Ms. Nidhi Dua
Headmistress, DPS Knowledge Park-V
B.Com(H), M.Com(Business Secialization), B.Ed
Ms. Nidhi Dua, an alumna of the prestigious Jamia Millia Islamia University, joined Delhi Public School, Knowledge Park- V as Headmistress (Junior Wing) on 1st October 2022.
A highly experienced faculty with an extensive experience of almost two decades, Ms. Nidhi Dua was previously a part of the Mother School of Delhi Public Schools – Delhi Public School, Mathura Road.
She handled the examination system of the primary wing. With her vast knowledge and experience, she coordinated all the subjects while envisioning additional ones at the primary level. While doing so, she continued to expand her knowledge about different curriculums offered by schools while incorporating Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation system for the young learners.
She extended her expertise and guidance to students by directing plays for inter-school competitions and also played a significant role in planning and designing a system for various activities specially aimed for holistic development of budding geniuses.
Ms.Nidhi Dua believes in continuously imparting value- based education and enriching the young minds. Her outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills have helped her establish herself as an outstanding teacher, teacher-trainer and an insightful administrative head of the Junior wing at Delhi Public School, Knowledge Park –V, Greater Noida (West).