Deepalaya School. Titron, Saharanpur
Deepalaya School. Titron, Saharanpur- Uttar Pradesh is the sixth Formal schools run by Deepalaya for the children coming from economically and socially weaker Section of the society. The school was initiated in 2009 with the aim of providing education to the rural masses, especially the children of the marginalized Harijan sections of the community. Along with academic education it aims at imparting value education, latent talent development and life skill education - working towards the overall personality development of its students.
Deepalaya School at Titron was earlier functioning in partnership with the Lala Bhagwan Das Memorial Society. However due to some problems the partnership had to be called off in June 2010. However with overwhelming response from parents in finding a new location, the school soon began functioning from Guru Ravidas Mandir in July 2010. Support from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany added on infrastructural support- desks and chairs, fun stations, and generators which changed the look of the School and made it more appealing.
The School follows the syllabus prescribed by the CBSE and follows the UP Board pattern of Education. The School runs upto class VI and the teachers are from the local community.
The admission procedure is carried out in the month of July and in August with priority given on admitting the girl child. Currently, a total of 210 children are enrolled with nearly 100 girls and 110 boys. The new admission session starts in July in conformation with the UP Board.
The school functions from 7:50 AM-2 PM. The day starts with morning assembly and then the classes begin. The main subjects are Maths, English, Hindi, Science and Social Science. Realising the importance of physical education, a compulsory Physical Education period for each class has been scheduled in the time table.
The school follows the UP Board Curriculum and thus two examinations- Half yearly and Annual examinations are conducted besides four unit tests.
The students thrive to make full use of the given opportunity and excel. In a recently held examination - Bharartiya Gyan Sanskriti exam conducted by Shanti Kunj, Hardiwar. The first three positions in UP were bagged by students from Deepalaya school-Titron. The news was covered in several news papers ‘Dainik Jagaran’, ‘Hindustan’.
Parent Teacher Meetings
The school conducts regular Parent Teacher Meetings (PTMs) for increased parental involvement in education of their wards. The PTMs are held every month and nearly 78 percent of the parents attend the meetings.
In the PTMs a range of other issues are also discussed except for child’s education performance. The theme of discussions range from educating parents about their children’s nutrition, hygiene, admitting other non school going children among others.