DPS Society vs DPS Trust Franchise Schools – Know the difference

Information to Parents: Delhi Public School Society & DPS Trust Franchise Schools

Here is the important information to the public and most importantly the Parents on the on-going battle between Delhi Public School Society and the DPS Trust. Please read on to get an understanding and to know the difference b/w the two bodies.
Strategum Team has been asked numerous questions from Parents and Edupreneurs on the difference between DPS Society & DPS Trust. There seems to be many myths and misunderstanding amongst the general public and in fact the gullible get carried away with the name DPS without understanding the difference between DPS Society and DPS Trust. We at Strategum aim to present some of the facts and clear understanding on the issue for the benefit of parents and investors.

Delhi Public Schools

DPS is a chain of Schools in India and abroad with reputation for quality school education. The first DPS was started in Mathura Road in 1949 under the aegis of Delhi Public School Society. Today, there are more than 140 DPS Society Schools. The excellent reputation of DPS schools is testified by the inclusion of 19 DPS primary-secondary headed by DPS, R.K. Puram, Delhi in the EW-C fore India?s Most Respected Schools Survey 2011 league table. Currently 300 affiliation applications from educators are pending consideration of the DPS Society. (Education World Magazine)

Most investors in school education space vouch for the DPS Brand as it is the most probable brand name to attract students / admissions right from Year 1. We have generally seen admissions cross 600 students right in first year when a new school starts in name of Delhi Public School. Indeed, the brand that was painstakingly built over 60+ years has built enormous trust with the parents and society that they blindly take admission into DPS.

However, since last few years there is a legal battle being fought between the DPS Society and DPS Trust over the name ?Delhi Public School?, ?DPS?, its logo and right to award franchise / license.

Difference between DPS Society & DPS Trust

Particulars

DPS Society

DPS Trust

Established in 1937 2003
Registered Office F-Block, East of Kailash,New Delhi D-288, Janakpuri,New Delhi
Key Office Bearers Mr. Ashok Chandra, Chairman Mr. Ratan Shanker Parasar, Secretary
First School DPS Mathura started in 1949 Not Known
Licensed/ franchise schools Over 140 in India and abroad About 27
Flagship School DPS R K Puram in Delhi NA

To know more about DPS Society and its history / credibility, please read the cover story in India?s leading education magazine Education World at http://www.educationworldonline.net/index.php/page-article-choice-more-id-2567

The Legal Battle between DPS Society and DPS Trust

The DPS Society is a non-profit, non-proprietary, private, educational organisation with a global network of over 140 English medium, co-ed schools providing education from Pre-Nursery/Nursery to Class XII. It has been working for the last over six decades.

On the other hand, the DPS Trust was formed in 2003. When it began offering franchise to open schools under the brand name of DPS. The DPS Society moved the Delhi High Court seeking restraint on use of its name and logo.

In his order, Justice HR Malhotra observed that despite being registered in 2003, the Trust claims its foundation for 54 years and had been fraudulently using the logo which is ?exactly similar? to DPS Society.

Basing on the facts placed before the Court, Justice Malhotra restrained the Trust and its associates from using the name, Delhi Public School and the logo till further orders. The complete proceedings & details about Case at Delhi High Court can be verified with the ref No CS (OS) No 1518/2008.

According to Hindustan Times report, The Delhi high court on September 17, 2012 restrained DPS Trust?s running 27 schools across the country from using the name and logo of Delhi Public School. The report further says that Justice Kailash Gambhir said he would punish the secretary of the Delhi Public School Trust for contempt of court if it did not stop using the DPS name and logo with immediate effect. The court was all the more angry as the Trust had not complied with its order issued in 2008 mandating it not to use the DPS name and logo. Secretary of the Trust RS Parasar had even apologized to the court in 2008 and assured it that the DPS name and logo will not be misused.

The matter would come up for next hearing on 07th December 2012.

The DPS Society home page has an alert ?Beware of fake/ unauthorized / illegal Schools operating in the name of Delhi Public School / DPS? and also uploaded the Court Orders ? http://www.dpsfamily.org/pdf-doc.pdf

For a complete study of related court orders, please visit http://delhihighcourt.nic.in/dhc_case_status_oj_list.asp?pno=102215

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/fake-dps-school-ordered-shut-in-gurgaon-115081801046_1.html

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Abhishek Agarwal
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Abhishek Agarwal

Hello there,
I live in kolkata. Over here there are opening Junior DPS schools all over and they are claiming to have more than 140 schools India wide. The reception also assured that it is directly linked to DElhi Public School. It is a unit of Delhi Public’s school Trust.

Kindly throw some light whether it is good or fake?

Syed Azher
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Syed Azher

Hi, is DPS Kids Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad associated with DPS society? I did not find this in the list… So just wanted to confirm if this the latest list.

Sreeni
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Sreeni

In Tirupati DPS school is going to start from June-2019 with name of International Delhi Public School(A Unit of DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL Pvt. Ltd). When we enquired at school they said Tirupati DPS is franchise of DPS.
We need your help to confirm Tirupati unit is part of DPS or not to take decision to my child. Thanks

http://www.dpstirupathi.com/

subu
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subu

This year in Rajamundry two school going to start both branded with DPS. One is DPS & another one is International DPS. both said they are franchise for DPS. Am i need help some one is these schools. Thank you. https://www.dpsrajahmundry.com/contact

Pratik Raj
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Pratik Raj

Can you help me in getting franchise of DPS Society for Aurangabad,Bihar?

Pradip Chakraborty
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Pradip Chakraborty

Dear Sir, Please let us know that if there is a school under DPS Pvt. Ltd. then whether the school is illegal or not?

Chidambaram
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Chidambaram

Is DPS srikakulam is under DPS society

Saurabh Bajpai
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Saurabh Bajpai

Is DPS giving franchise for play school under the name of DPS Junior?

Ashish Agarwal
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Ashish Agarwal

Very informative article, Could you please guide me how to get DPS Franchise in Assam?

Kavita Sharma
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Kavita Sharma

Hello I am planning to admit my kid in DPS Gurgaon, Kindly guide me if it is fake or Genuine?

Meghna
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Meghna

I am looking for music teacher vacancy.. is there any?

Dr Manish Dave
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Dr Manish Dave

Hello,
I have adequate land in Latur and want to start DPS school. Can you please help me?

Vinod Jain
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Vinod Jain

Can you help me get DPS franchise for Nagpur City?

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