One of the branded schools having locations in the three corners of Bangalore is Delhi Public School. The Bangalore schools come under K.K. Educational and Charitable Trust. The 130 schools in India and the 14 abroad come under the DPS Society. The first school (Naveen Bharat) was started way back in 1949. DPS has an established trademark.
Delhi Public School - Bangalore South Campus
11th K.M., Kanakpura Road,
Bangalore - 560 062
Phone : 2666 8582 / 83 (Front desk)
Also South campus has DPS Bangalore Kids World started in July 2009
DPS - Bangalore North School
Survey No. 35/A, Sathanur Village,
Phone: 080 - 22796281,080 - 22796300, 28478041/42
DPS Bangalore East
Survey No.43/1B 45,
Sulikunte Village, Dommasandra Post,
Bangalore - 562125
Phone: 080- 2782 2260, 2782 2261
Delhi Public School, Bangalore
#3/2, 4th Floor, Al-Ameen Apts,
Petallama Temple Street, Basavanagudi,
Bangalore - 560004
Phone: +91-80-657 0314, 6570346
Classes: Nursery till 12th(only in South and North campus)
Activities: They have lots of activites, horse riding, swimming, mini tennis etc. Do check out the individual schools for particulars. They have hobby classes and club activities.
Language options: French, German, Hindi, Kannada
Class Strength: About 30 students per class. Classes extend till H sections also.
Home work: Moderate amount of homework is given.
Admission: For Kindergarten, based on observation/interaction. You have to fill in a registration form(about Rs.600 for brochure), then you will be initimated by email, for a school visit.
For 1st till 11th, there will be written test and after that interaction.
They take into consideration your address, DPSite earlier, siblings in DPS etc.
Admission starts on the last week of November (it was 20th last year and this year too.) and it is followed uniformly in all the DPS Bangalore schools.Registration form can be downloaded from the site ( still the old form has been put up).
Admission tests have been carried out from November till March. Interviews have taken from April first week and results announced till May.
You can post your queries in any of the DPS sites you are interested. Be it admission or transport.
Fees: In 2007-2008 the north campus charged 25K per annum(Excluding bus; including tution, magazine,activities, misc) Check out here.
A report in Mid-Day suggested that the fees for 2008-2009 was 4900 per term, then they increased it to 6150 per quarter in 2009-2010.So the tution fees must be around 25K.
(Updated on 22 Oct, 2009): I asked around and was told the admission fees plus refundable deposit comes to around 50K. Annual fees is around 25K (primary classes).
The DPS site might state the fees in a few weeks time, so I hope to update then.
Remark: The DPS schools have installed Lyceum, so all the classroom activities, homework, assignments are updated online.
A parent had changed the school for the simple reason that the uniform was white. So I am just updating the school uniform colour here.
A friend of ours had their son admitted in 1st in DPS South, they shifted to Singapore in the middle of the term and it was easy to secure admissions in DPS Singapore for them.
Also more equal importance is laid on extra curriculars as well as studies. No undue pressure and parents need not sit long with their wards for coaching them.
Hope to hear what others have to say. Do share in your views.