Who We Are
We build creative,
leaders of tomorrow
We build creative, confident, compassionate leaders of tomorrow
To develop creative,
confident and compassionate
leaders of tomorrow by
nurturing the Whole Child
To develop creative, confident and compassionate leaders of tomorrow by nurturing the Whole Child
To be the dream school for
parents in Gurugram where their
children become the best
version of themselves
To be the dream school for parents in Gurugram where their children become the best version of themselves
It was 1978 in Patna, Bihar. A young woman walked into St. Michael’s High School to teach her first class. At first, all she could see were boisterous boys. “I have never taught before. How am I ever going to control a class?” she worried. She wondered if she should become a teacher at all.
The Principal, Father Harland, a Jesuit priest, knew this young woman would make an excellent teacher. “Don’t worry, you can do this. Remember, teaching is simply about keeping students happy,” he said and sent her off to class.
‘Happy’. One word that made all the difference. The teacher, Ms Gowri Ishwaran, found her calling in creating classrooms that inspired, encouraged and fulfilled every student. Beyond academic accolades and extracurricular achievements, St. Michael’s excelled in creating happy students who went on to become dreamers and doers.
Forty-odd years later, three ‘boisterous’ boys from Ms Ishwaran’s first class have come together to create another happy school—Delhi Public School Gurugram. What’s more, the boys—Pramath Raj Sinha, Amit Prakash and Nikesh Sinha—have with them their beloved teacher as a mentor for the school.
While Pramath and Amit have built successful educational institutions, Nikesh brings with him strong strategic acumen. Thus the trio’s vision for creating a campus of excellence that would nurture the Whole Child became a reality.
DPS Gurugram is a forward-thinking, future-ready school that strives to create happy students, just like Father Harland’s counsel all those years back.
Our team brings together distinguished leaders
from diverse backgrounds who have built exemplary
institutions, implemented transformational pedagogies
and served as pioneers of world-class education.
Our team brings together distinguished leaders from diverse backgrounds who have built exemplary institutions, implemented transformational pedagogies and served as pioneers of world-class education.
Mr Nikesh Sinha is an alumnus of IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad. Mr Sinha is a renowned entrepreneur who has built several socially relevant businesses across South Asia. He brings with him a diverse range of experiences spanning multiple sectors, from media to solar energy. As the Managing Director of 8.28 Energy, he is building solar projects across the Philippines, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand. He scaled news programming on television in India across platforms like Doordarshan, CNN and BBC. He is passionate about education and brings on board the knowledge and wisdom of multiple schools of thought.
Pramath Raj Sinha
Dr Pramath Sinha was the Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB) and is a Founder and Trustee of Ashoka University. Dr Sinha is the Founder & Chairman of Harappa Education, which strives to become India’s largest online institution focused on teaching habits and skills critical to workplace success in the 21st century. He has played a critical role in establishing the Government’s National Rail & Transportation Institute, and advises several leading colleges and universities in India. Dr Sinha has been a media entrepreneur and management advisor at the 9.9 Group, which he founded, the CEO of the ABP Group, and a Partner at McKinsey & Company. He received his BTech from IIT Kanpur, where he was conferred the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2018, and an MSE and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms Gowri Ishwaran, a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri Award in 2004, is one of India’s most eminent educationists. As the founding Principal of Sanskriti School, New Delhi, she created a distinctive reputation for the school within a span of just 10 years. As the CEO of The Global Education & Leadership Foundation, Ms Ishwaran has been instrumental in developing today’s youth to become change-makers. She is a Senior Advisor with the Shiv Nadar Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Shiv Nadar School. She is also a member of the Governing Council of the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women and the Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication.
An acclaimed educator and academic leader, Ms Rupa Chakravarty was the founding Principal of Suncity School, Gurugram. In her long and esteemed professional journey, Ms Chakravarty has helped turn the dreams of innumerable promising young minds into reality. She has served in advisory and expert capacities on multiple national and international committees on education, making a tangible impact on the learning landscape of India and beyond. Ms Chakravarty has also been a state-level hockey player and an award-winning actor. With a Master’s in English from Calcutta University, she holds several certifications in Leadership and Education from premium institutions like the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), University of Phoenix (Arizona) and Harvard University.
Ms Gayatri Prakash is committed to social equity and leads ‘Sakaar Outreach’, a civil society organisation she founded two decades ago. A strong advocate for informal education and vocational training, Ms Prakash has been actively involved in providing legal help to women from low-income neighbourhoods. She brings with her the experience of establishing several high-performing schools. She is the Founder and Trustee of Delhi Public School, Vadodara, Delhi Public School, Harni, Delhi Public School, Bharuch, Delhi Public School, Anand, and the Avalon World Schools at Waghodia and Dabhoi. Ms Prakash has an MPhil in Economics from the University of Delhi.
Delhi Public School Gurugram is beginning a journey of creating a child-centric environment where we focus on the holistic development of our children. Our Whole Child Approach believes that every aspect of a child’s growth receives equal attention – academic, emotional, physical, social and spiritual. This journey of nurturing the Whole Child is incomplete without the support of our community. For us, each child is unique, with their individual talents and potential, which we aim to encourage at every stage through our community of learning leaders, teachers, parents and staff. We believe in partnering parents and guardians to help our children become the best versions of themselves. Our teachers, too, are learning teachers, not learned teachers— continuously growing along with the children and the school. We welcome all parents into our learning community.
With our unique learning approach and your guidance, I am confident that our children will become confident, creative and compassionate leaders who are ready for a global environment and will contribute to our larger society.
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Meet the world-class educators, game-
changers and scholars that ensure your
child becomes the best version of themselves
Meet the world-class educators, game-changers and scholars that ensure your child becomes the best version of themselves
Delhi Public School Gurugram seek to help children become Creative, Confident and Compassionate Leaders of tomorrow by adopting the whole child approach to learning. DPS Gurugram seek to help children become Creative, Confident and Compassionate Leaders of tomorrow by adopting the whole child approach to learning. DPS Gurugram seek to help children become Creative, Confident and Compassionate Leaders of tomorrow by adopting the whole child approach to learning.
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creativity is nurtured,
confidence is cultivated &
compassion is encouraged
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