DAV Public school, Pune - Very Disturbing

By Madhurie Singh, December 25, 2009

Yesterday I came across the third parent whose views I wanted about DAV school Aundh, Pune. And I am forced to write this post.

I have not personally reviewed the school, but this news has to be shared with parents to decide better.

The school has too many kids leaving the school every year which is rather alarming. 

Is it because there are bias and favoritism widely practiced as per the information I have received or there is a lack of good teaching?

Whatever is the reason the parents I spoke to were highly dissatisfied and angry over the partiality practice in the school. 

Dear parents I am not saying that all teachers and all students are part of this unsocial attitude but do be wary and check it out yourself before taking admission for your children. 

I would advise you to see the number of applications and number intake school has declared to verify the above mentioned allegation.


We have more than 100 children who have qualified for state level in both studies and sports some children have also qualified in national level. We celebrate teachers day chilrens ,day independence day ,republic day and many functions. We have more than 20 or 15 different activities each 3 months. Most of the activities are for preschool children. Teachers here are supportive,friendly and helpful. I am a student here who is studying in 7th grade. Since you have yourself not seen the school you should not give bad reveiws. Thankyou!!

DAV Public school is a great school Since you have not yourself visited the school you should not give bad reviews. I know sometimes activities,sport and games are not done but still the teachers are friendly and support whenever needed.

i m neither a DAV aundh product nor do have any relationship with the ABOVE SAID school however i can say one thing its not just DAV its new trend of business.....roti kapada aur makan is now revised to..........roti kapada status and education ........and hence it is to be accepted parents will die to get a school which is brand now .........

This is a review of the admission process and the problems about it. DAV is a CBSE school and the only one whose fees are the most reasonable. I have heard mixed reviews about the quality of education - when you have 60-70 students in one class, you cannot expect quality. It is like the old schools which we all attended. Unfortunately since the last two years in a row the admission process has become very tough ( primary reason being less fees ) because of high demand and limited seats that the school offers. This strategy of offering less seats has led to corruption in the admission process wherein the desperate parents are even ready to shell out 50-60 K rupees to get the admission done through "agents". The school has almost 8-9 divisions for each class. Yet the school chooses to open only 100 seats for nursery admissions. Out of these 100 first preference is given to siblings and DAVians who have transferred from other states/schools. Getting a application form equals guranteed admission. Hence 100 forms only - not a form more are given. Forms are given to siblings/DAVians on the first day and if some forms are available, then other peopel get it on the second day. Last year there were 117 people for siblings/DAVians category and none of the outsiders got a form. But I still know of people who have managed to get admissions through influence/money or a combination of both. I fail to understand how a school which has 7-8 divisions for each class from 1st to 10th standard can give out only 100 forms. I asked the admission office people how is this possible. Considering you have around 60 students in one class, there should be at least 360-450 seats - even if I consider less divisions. And the answer I got was this: We have only 150 seats for nursery. Out of that we have to keep aside 25% for the RTE category. So you are left with 113 seats for others. Out of those 113 we prefer siblings/DAVians and then if there are any we offer it to others. What about the other 300 odd seats - we have to keep seats for teachers's kids and then management seats, political influences, etc etc. Also I got the friendly advice that if you do not fall into sibling/DAVian category, then there is absolutely no chance and trying here is useless. Try for Junior KG as we have more seats on offer. On top of that, an unofficial process is being followed by so called "parents" since the last two years. I suspect it is the school which has started this outside the school gates. The day the admission dates are declared three or four sets of registers surface - started by three parents belonging to the particular class 1) Fresh Admisisons - Nursery 2) Fresh Admisisons - Junior KG 3) Siblings/Davians - Nursery 4) Siblings/Davians - Junior JG You have to register your name and you get a number on first come first register basis.Then comes the best part. 4 or 5 times of a day are decided and you have to go there at that time and sign on the register as a form of attendance.If you miss even one time then your number goes down. This continues till the time the day the forms are given. If you are within 100 you have a chance. If you are in the sibling category then you have the best chance as the forms are given the first day. Your luck if you are an outsider and there are some forms left out of those coveted 100. Now who are these people who start the registers ? / Why cant the school stop this practice ? / What authority these so called groups have to deny others admissions ? / Why only 100 forms? What about the remaining seats ? These are some questions which nobody is willing to answer. Everyone knows at the back of their minds what is going on and some even know how to get around this by contacting the right people and not playing this register game everyday. I wonder where is the school heading and will the school be able to maintain any quality at all ? A school where corruption starts just at the onset of a child's career - who still has a long way to go and learn the lessons of life to be a better human being - is not I would aspire for. So for all those who still want to attempt - there was a notice put up recently that the admission notice will be put up on 20 Nov 2013 - and the registers started... ;) Immediately the next day the notice was removed and when asked they said that perhaps the notice will be put up in the first week of Dec as the Principal is on leave. I bet the Principal has resigned due to the malpractices that are happening as no Pricipal would go on leave during admission time... :)

yeah I came to know that dav at Pimpri is shifted to Aundh.. Thanks anyways

Sarika Daniel Adhagale goto maps.google.com

dav public school in pimpri

which school?

can anyone tell me what is the school address near pimpri chinchwad area

Madhurie, Why don't you review DAV Pune and give your honest feedback?? Just asking some parents and publishing your perception is not a good idea. Instead its creating confusion among admission seekers.

I am a product of DAV. Had done my 12 years of schooling from DAV. DAV is the best school with almost 70 branches all across the India. One of the front runner school.

excuse me...i'm a student of dav and it hs more den 15 sports for inter-school, state-level etc. etc. and everyone knws..dat every year there's a topper from dav....and if you go to any school you have to study..infact our school has more activities like rotary club..green champ..etc.. we also have prefects then many other things....I GO TO DAV FOR STUDYIN! I agree that the number of students is more than other school..bt it also helps us to face different people with different nature...it is veryy nice..bt yes..it is veryy hard to take admission in dav! :)

Gud answer

I prefer you to just leave dav if your seeking admission do not ever go it is just terrible , no sports, no activities, boring things and all day writing.I suggest to try an admission in vibgyor its well a worth than dav more activities less writing the school its amazing. I study in it so go with me.

how to find report and views on Vidya Vally, anyone pls.

your school is so good & nice.

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My son is 2 yrs 4 mnths and I am looking for a good school (must be from nursery to 12th std) in Aundh, Wakad or any area nearby Pimple Saudagar. Please help me by advising the best school for my son. Thanks in advance!

I would like to know where the report on vidya vallry school, pune is?

hi,i m planning to take admission for my kid in 1st std in sanskriti school. can u giveme some info regarding fees and academics?

Appreciate if a review can be given on Indira National school, wakad.

Hi Sam, Done the review on Indira National school wakad.

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