Where the teacher’s mind is without fear
One of DPS Rohini’s strongest points, the Hindustan Times-C fore survey found, was its faculty.india Updated: Nov 18, 2009 10:18 IST
One of DPS Rohini’s strongest points, the Hindustan Times-C fore survey found, was its faculty. On the faculty competence front, the school scored 8 on a scale of 10, the highest in North Delhi.
The school uses a rigorous six-level selection process — including demo classes by the candidates — to select teachers who are not only well-versed in their respective fields but are also “young and spirited”, the school principal explains.
The good part about teaching in the school, say teachers, is that they are allowed to work on their own terms.
“Resources are available at the drop of a hat for both the students and the faculty members,” says Minakshi Khurana, headmistress of the junior section.
Working with the school since 1996, Khurana is one of the school’s oldest faculty members. “In DPSR you are given the freedom to teach in the style that suits you best,” she says.
Pallav Gupta, the only male teacher in the school, says: “The best thing about our school is its overall atmosphere.
One doesn't have to worry about anything except one’s classes.” Class 12 coordinator and accounts teacher, Gupta believes the relaxed academic environment makes him deliver more as a teacher. “Though my day begins and ends with classes, it is just
a great school to teach at,” he says.