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Delhi Public School, Hyderabad

Leslie Goovaerts

8 November 2012

Nirmala Patro, French teacher in the Delhi Public School. Comments taken by Monde Pluriel in 2010.

TheDelhi Public School (city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh region) is a private school and counts about 4000 students (kindergarten, primary and secondary schools) and 200 teachers. This school is composed of 3 big buildings. Classes are taught in English. French is taught as a third language. Hindi (national language) and Telugu are two other spoken languages in this region of India. However, it is forbidden to speak Hindi at school. The DPS offers students sciences, mathmatics, History and Geography, languages, computing, art, musique and sport (horseriding, soccer, tennis...) courses.

The academic year spread from June to March and the vacations take place from April to June. In winter, classes start at 8:30 in the morning and end at 3:00pm. In summer, the classes hours are brought forward because of the heat: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Most of students are middle-class children (their parents are engineers, doctors, IT professional, etc.) and about 20% are expatriates’ children (most of them and British or North-American). The school fees amount is about 2000$ (or 80 000 roupies) a year.

At the Delhi Public School, students can join the National Green Corps. It is a national program aiming at raising students awareness about environmental issues, through the set up of Eco-clubs(tree plantations, kitchen garden growing, paper and bottle recycling...). To know more about the NGC , click here.

There is a total of 3 or 4 millions inhabitants in the city of Hyderabad. This is a very urban city and also an important computer pole.