DAV is a CBSE New generation school which was established in the year 1996. It is a school where children from Nursery to Twelfth standard receive a holistic education and explore their potential to the fullest. The school started with twenty students and now after twenty years is catering the academic needs of more than 1200 students. The school is devoted toward the upliftment of human values through the journey of enlightenment. Remarkably, outstanding results speaks about the excellence of the academic structure. Like the other DAV school across country, DAV Siliguri is a Vedic school where school runs on the principles of ‘Arya samajh’.
The teaching methodology and pedagogy followed in the school is based on ‘learning by doing’, which stresses on activity based learning, encouraging more on innovative thinking. Following the CCE structure, the students are continuously evaluated on the basis of course-scholaristic and non-scholastic activities. The school boasts itself for having the best infrastructure facility for the students. In terms of the infrastructure, DAV is ranked among the top five (5) schools. Classrooms are spacious and all are technology driven with smart digital boards which make teaching and learning more active and easy for the students. The Labs are the best because they are not only loaded and designed with the modern machines and equipment, they are also fully air conditioned. The two big computer labs have the capacity of 50 computers each. The school library is well equipped with collections of relevant and informative books.
Co-curricular activities conducted in the school adds to the holistic development of the student. Apart from the academic, physical activities are also give equal importance. The school has a lot of sports and games facilities in which children are involved in playing games like volleyball, basketball, cricket, table tennis, football and martial arts as well. Apart from these children are taking up ‘yoga’ with great interest. The school has a well-organised transport system which connects almost all parts of Siliguri and provides the most comfortable transportation to the children.
The school also has a counselling cell where the counsellor or the psychologist takes care of the psychological issues of the students of the school. DAV also has a scholarship scheme where the meritorious students within the school and students joining the school from outside also receive the scholarship. Which say that any student getting 92% or above percentage get a 100% scholarship.
Why is DAV Different from other schools in Siliguri?
“DAV Siliguri firmly believes that school is not preparation for life but school is life itself.” Taposhi Pal Banik (Principal DAV Siliguri).
Entire requirement of the students is completely fulfilled within the walls of the school and it has to be such that every aspect of the development of the child is taken care of- aspiration, dreams, requirements of the child, everything is fulfilled. DAV takes individual care and makes sure nothing is left unturned. Before all comes the students and their requirements are given priority. Children are given the opportunity to explore every area of their interest.
Students are taken to Historical places- like Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan. They are also given a chance to learn things from beyond school.Every student of the school is on the tips and get special attention. Even the parents are satisfied with the way DAV is catering to the needs of the children by giving a dynamic outlook to the present education system.
“DAV, Siliguri firmly believes that school is not preparation for life but school is life itself. Entire requirement of the students is completely fulfilled within the walls of the schools and it has to be such that every aspect development of the child is taken care of- aspiration of the child, dreams of the child, the requirement of the child, everything is fulfilled.” – said Principal DAV Siliguri, Ms Taposhi Pal Banik.