Founder Principal Profile  


Ms Vandana Kapoor-A Brief Profile


Ms. Vandana Kapoor is the Founder Principal of SLS DAV Public School Mausam Vihar, Delhi who has been relentlessly working for the cause of education in DAV organization for the past 29 years now and is still working with utmost zeal, dedication, devotion and commitment. She is a National Awardee who has been honoured with coveted National Teacher’s Award 2010 constituted by Ministry of Human Resource Development, presented by Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, Hon’ble President of India and Silver Star Award 2007-2008 on behalf of Bharat Scouts and Guides presented to her by Hon’ble President of India. She received State Teachers Award-2004 by Govt. of N.C.T. of Delhi.


Not only these, she has been awarded and felicitated by many other organizations in recognition of her contribution in the field of Education, Environment, Social Work, Art & Culture, Human Rights and other aspects of her multifaceted personality. 


Qualifications (Educational & Professional)    :          


  • M.A. (English)
  • M.A. (Human Rights)
  • M.Ed.
  • Diploma in Journalism from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Gold Medalist.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in “Youth Development in Commonwealth Countries”  
  • 3 yrs. Diploma in Naturopathy & Yoga   (NDDY) 

Tenure in the field of Education                                                :           40 years

Total Experience as the Head of the Institution                       :           32 years

Teacher Training Programmes / Seminars / Conferences where acted as    


Resource Person:


  1. Capacity Building Programs under the aegis of CBSE on topics like- Re-Modelled Assessment Structure Class X, Challenging Areas in English Communicative Class X and English Core Class XII.
  1. Sensitization sessions and Workshops for DAV teachers on themes like Teaching Pedagogy, Adolescent Issues & Concerns, Learning Disorders in Children, Effective Communication Skills, Bridging the Gap and Mindfulness in Education etc.
  1. Presentation on “The Status of Girl Child in Asia Pacific Region” during 8th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of Scouts & Guides held at Hong Kong in May 2004.
  1. Participated in a Round Table Conference on “Benefits of Single-Gender Experiences-Battling Gender Inequality on a Global Scale” convened at Edith Macy Conference Centre in Briarcliff Manor, New York from April 15 to 18 2007, hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA in conjunction with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
  1. One of the key speakers in the International Conference on ‘Excellence in School Education’ held at IIT Delhi in December, 2009 and deliberated on the topic An Excellent School.
  1. One of the panelists in the live talk show “Meri Baat” on D.D. Bharti for topics like “India of my Dreams”, “Interaction with Elders”, “Human Rights”, “What will I do to improve the World” and “Reading Skills”.
  1. Participated as an Expert Panelist in the T.V. Show-GenNext on DD News on the topic “Eating Habits in Children”.
  1. One of the Expert Panelists in the live show “Total Health” on DD News on the topic “Mental Health”.
  1. One of the Panelists deliberating on the topic “Reading Preferences of Indian Children” on the occasion of Children’s Day 2009 organised by National Book Trust.
  1. Presentation given on the topic “Poetry in Motion-Remembering Tagore” during “BHOOMI” organized by Navdanya on 1st October, 2011.
  1. Presented a Paper on “E-Governance, Accountability and Transparency” at National Law University, Dwarka in 2012.
  1. Conducted a session on “Leadership and Values” for Academicians during 5th International Conference held at IIT Delhi in November 2013.
  1. Convenor, Coordinator and Subject Expert in the CBSE National Core Committee for developing & presenting Marking Scheme in English Core, English Elective (C / N) for Class XII.
  1. Had been a member of the Inspecting Team of CBSE for inspection regarding affiliation of many schools at Bharatpur-Haryana, Meerut-U.P., Khatauli-U.P.,     Bhiwadi-Rajasthan, DAV Pilakhuwa-U.P., Bhopal-M.P., Gurgaon-Haryana, Raj Nagar Ext. - Ghaziabad and Khurja- U.P. etc.
  1. Hosted the Pilot Programme of the Campaign ‘Messengers of Peace’ initiated by Bharat Scouts & Guides (Asia Pacific Regional Wing) in 2013.
  1. Coordinator for conducting series of Capacity Building Programmes under the aegis of DAV Centre for Academic Excellence for the subject-English.
  1. Acted as a Resource person in the workshop titled “Developing pedagogical Techniques for Mindfulness in Education” in collaboration with Ayur Gyan Nyas in August – September, 2016.
  1.  Coordinated the conduct of a number of Capacity Building Programmes on behalf of CBSE on topics like Classroom Management, Life Skills, Remodelled Assessment Structure Class X, Challenging Areas in English Core Class XII, Digital Essentials for Teachers etc.
  1.  One of the Core Committee members of the CBSE Course Review Committee in English for Classes IX-XII.
  1.  Hosted and coordinated the event STEAM RELOADED 2016 based on Scientific and Creative Aptitude in students sponsored by NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION, DEPTT. OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, GOVT. OF INDIA.
  1.   Invited as the Chief Guest and the Keynote Speaker on the theme “# Press for Progress” on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018 by Bharat Scouts & Guides National Head Quarters.
  1.  Invited as the Chief Guest on the occasion of “World Thinking Day 2018” by Bharat Scouts & Guides National Head Quarters.


Workshops / Seminars / Conferences Attended:


  1. Represented India at SAARC Jamboree and 22nd World Fellowship Conference ISGF-AISG in 1998-99 New Delhi and extended Home Hospitality to delegates from Greece.
  1. Represented India in the Asia Pacific Scouting Conference held from 7th to 11th Oct. 2001 at New Delhi by National Head Quarters Scouting, New Delhi and extended Home Hospitality to delegates from Hong Kong.
  1. Attended “Strategic Leadership in Schools” workshop at I.I.M. Ahmedabad organized by C.B.S.E. in Sept 2004.
  1. Attended workshop on Enhancing Leadership Capabilities and Potential among Professional Women at I.I.M. Ahmedabad in July 2006.
  1. Active Participation in International Conference-global TIE at City Montessori School, Lucknow.
  1. Attended training program on “Leadership in Educational Administration” for Principals of Senior Secondary Schools of C.B.S.E. by National University of Educational Planning and Administration, (NUEPA), New Delhi from 14/05/2007 to 18/05/2007.
  1. Attended 9th Asia Pacific Regional Conference hosted at Malaysia from 3rd June to 9th June 2007.
  1. Attended five-day National level workshop at I.I.T., Delhi on Management Imperatives for Educational Institutions in June 2009.
  1. Participated in a Conference “Right to Primary Education-Actions Noworganized by CII & presided by Sh. Amartya Sen.
  1. Attended Terra Madre 2010- An International conference on Slow Food movement at Turin, Italy from 21st – 25th Oct 2010.
  1. One of the members of the delegation to attend International Conference-All Our Futures 2 at University of Hull, United Kingdom in June, 2011.
  1. Attended “Strategic Management and Leadership Programme” organized by CBSE & Institute of Education, University of London at Laxman Public School, Hauz Khas, New Delhi from 20th to 24th Feb., 2012.
  1. Attended Orientation-cum-Training Programme for Key Resource Persons for conducting ASL by CBSE at Sadhu Vaswani School in 2014.
  1. Attended two sets of School Leadership Programme conducted by British Council in June-July 2014.
  1. Attended DAV Principal’s Conclave- 2015 in Chennai on BRAND DAV: Leading 21st Century Schools from 1st Oct. to 3rd Oct. 2015 organised by DAVCMC & DAVCAE.
  1. Participated in the conference “Mindfulness : A Pathway to Presence, Perspectives, Practices & Applications in Mental Health & Community” organized by Just Being at Pune in October, 2016.
  1. Teacher’s Conference on Education for Sustainable Development organized by CBSE on 16th and 17th May, 2018 at Kochi, Kerala.
  1. NCFE Principal’s Conclave in Chennai on 14 & 15th June 2018.
  1. Orientation programme for Lead Collaborator Principal’s of Hubs of learning initiated by CBSE on 29th May 2019
  1. Principals Meet on 12th July, 2019 conducted by DAVCMC and DAVCAE
  1. Orientation programme for Principals on Experiential Learning by CBSE on 23rd  July, 2019
  1. CBP for Master Trainers on Career Counseling Program by CBSE from 30th July, 2019 to 01st August 2019.
  2. TOI Principal’s Conclave 2019 organized by Times of India Group on 26th Nov, 2019.
  3. Art Education Summit to be held from 18th to 20th December, 2019 (for Principals) by CBSE


Research Work:


  1. The Status of Girl Child in Asia Pacific Region-Presentation given during 8th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of Scouts & Guides held at Hong Kong in May 2004.
  1. Global School Health Survey conducted in Government Schools of the area in collaboration with WHO & CBSE.
  1. Youth Development in Commonwealth Countries: Survey & Research done on Learning & Environmental Hazards, Sustainable Development, Human Rights issues in Asia & Pacific Region, Survey of Specially abled children & providing ideal situations for their education (Annual Feature) and much more.




  • A number of articles on children’s literature, on topics like Child Labour, Human Rights, DAV Movement, India’s Education Scenario, Gender Bias & Intolerance for Girl Child, Sustainable Development, Girl Foeticide and much more through different media.
  •  Travelogues-sharing experiences of Educational Travelling through School Magazines.
  • Papers on “An Excellent School” and “Leadership and Values” published in the Series of Books on “Excellence in School Education” compiled and edited by Prof. Harish Chaudhary.
  • Paper on “E-Governance, Accountability and Transparency” published in the Annual Convention Journal of National Law University, Dwarka.




  1. Honoured with coveted National Teacher’s Award 2010 constituted by Ministry of Human Resource Development by Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, Hon’ble President of India.
  1. Awarded prestigious “SILVER STAR AWARD”, of The Bharat Scouts and Guides, by Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, President of India.
  1. “State Teachers Award – 2004” by Govt. of N.C.T. of Delhi.


  1. Received National level Dr. Radhakrishnan Award for excellence in the year 2000-2001 from Hon’ble Dr. Narendra Nath, Education Minister in 2001.
  1. Received State Level Scouting Awards and felicitations from Hon’ble Education Minister, Hon’ble Lt. Governor and Director of Education continuously for the years 1997 to 2000.
  1. Received Appreciation Award for the commendable job in the field of education by Lion’s Club.
  1. A certified Master Trainer of “Intel Teach to the Future Program” for Technology Aided Learning.
  1. Awarded Bhagwan Shree Nath Samman and Green Earth Award by Avantika – A   group of contemporary Artists.
  1.  Awarded by Heart Care Foundation of India as one of the best 30 Principals of the State. 
  1. Awarded Shakuntalam Samman and Rashtriya Samman, 2004 by Avantika – An N.G.O. functioning under Directorate’s guidelines.
  1. World Human Rights Promotion Award by World Human Rights Congress for 4 consecutive years.
  1. FRIENDS Award by WAGGGS–World Bureau–Girls Guide at HonKong.
  1. Received “Indira Priyadarshini Award” in 2002 and “Indira Jyoti Award” in 2004 by Indian Society for Youth Development.
  1. Honoured with State Teacher’s Award 2005 by Federation of Public Schools.
  1. Awarded by Rashtriya Sahityik Sammaan 2005 and Kala Vibhushan Award 2006 by Avantika.
  1. Honoured by Indian Society for Ecology and Environment for her efforts made in the field of Environment and Disaster mitigation in the form of “Delhi Environmental and Disaster preparedness Award”.
  1. Awarded by Spiritual and Value Education Award by Indian Institute of Human Rights.
  1. Awarded by Avantika “Sahitya Shiromani Award 2007”.
  1. Honoured on the occasion of Teacher’s Day by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Samman 2007.
  1. Felicitated by Kangra Herbs Society for exemplary work in the field of promotion of herbs and medicinal plants.
  1. Conferred “2007 Universal Human Rights Promotion Award” on the occasion of 9th World Human Rights Congress.
  1. Felicitated by Independent Schools Federation of India during a National Conference on Curriculum Trends and was awarded a trophy and certificate by Hon’ble Smt. Shiela Dikshit, Chief Minister and Hon’ble Arvinder Singh Lovely, Education Minister of Delhi.
  1. Awarded “60 Golden Years Award” by Avantika.
  1. Awarded “Bharat Jyoti Award” by India International Friendship Society.
  1. Awarded “Smt. Sarla Chopra Memorial Sammaan 2008” by Avantika.
  1. The Best Citizens of India Award 2008 by International Publishing House.
  1. Avantika Shikshak Sammaan 2008 at International level by Avantika.
  1. Samrasata Sammaan 2008 by Rashtriya Samata Swatantra Manch.
  1. Avantika Silver Jubilee Award in recognition of her exemplary services in the field of Education and contribution in promoting Avantika activities.
  1. Honoured with Gyan Yagya Samman 2010 at International Level by Avantika.
  1. Awarded 2011 Global Human Rights Protection Award by Institute of Human Rights.
  1. Felicitated by Satyug Darshan Society at Principals’ Conclave 2013.
  1.  Certificate of Honour awarded for participating in the Life Empowerment Awards for Schools 2012-13 for Principal Leadership in promoting Life Skills – Outstanding Endeavors by Expressions India.
  1.  Awarded by C.B.S.E. Chairperson on 6th August 2015 in recognition of School’s participation in Rashtriya Yoga Shikshak Sammelan organized by MHRD, Govt. of India on the occasion of International Yoga Day.
  1. Felicitated by Rotary Club, Delhi Vikas for exemplary work in the field of education on Teacher’s Day 2015.
  1. Felicitated by team of Bharat Scouts & Guides (APR Wing) on successful completion of their Campaign, ‘Messengers of Peace’, for an unmatched contribution in the mission.
  1. Awarded with FACE Rashtriya Gaurav Samman in the field of Education in June, 2016.
  1. Felicitated with Dr S. Radhakrishnan Memorial National Teacher Award 2016 by Akhil Bhartiya Swatantra Patrakaar Avam Lekhak Sangh in September, 2016.
  1.  CERTIFICATION OF APPRECIATION by CONSULATE OF MONTENEGRO  IN  INDIA in recognition of valuable contribution for relations between India & Montenegro in July 2016.
  2.  Felicitated by the organization “KATHAK DHAROHAR” in May 2017 headed by renowned Kathak Dancer Mr. Sadanand Biswas for her exemplary contribution towards the promotion of Art and Culture in under privileged children.
  1. Felicitated with 33rd Dr S. Radha Krishnan memorial National Teacher Award 2017 by Akhil Bhartiya Swatantra Patrakaar Avam Lekhak Sangh in September, 2017.
  1.  Awarded with Mahila Shakti Shiromani Award on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018 by Antarrashtriya Samrasta Manch.
  1.  Decorated with Women Empowerment Award 2018 by Akhil Bhartiya Swatantra Patrakar Aivam Lekhak Sangh on the occasion of Teacher’s Day.
  1.  Conferred with “Award of Excellence” in the Award Ceremony titled “Kalam Ke Sipahi” by Newspaper Association of India and Institute of Technology and Science.
  1. Awarded with “Guru Drona Award” by Action Committee of Private Unaided Schools and SRM University, presented by Sh. Manoj Tiwari (President, Delhi Pradesh BJP).
  1.  Honoured with “Outstanding Teacher Award” by Rotary Club Delhi Vikas to acknowledge the contribution in the field of Education on Sept. 5, 2022.
  1.  Honoured with Saravpalli Dr Radha Krishanan Award 2022 for Strengthening Democracy through Educational endeavors by Udbhav (Social Cultural & Literary Organization) on Sept. 4, 2022.
  1. Felicitated with IIHM Teachers’ Day Award 2022 to acknowledge her as Principal Par Excellence.
  1.  Felicitated with Brainfeed School Excellence Award 2022-23 for enriching the standards in imparting excellence in education to the GenNext Learners on Nov. 10, 2022


Special Mention:- Active participant in a number of Social and Environmental Projects like Messengers of Peace, Project Boond, Bhoomi, Asha ka Bija, Slow Food Movement, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, Blood Donation Camp, Peadiatric Eye Screening Camp, Dental Check-up camp, Mindfulness in Education, Protection of Human Rights, Community Service etc. in collaboration with organizations like Bharat Scouts & Guides, DAVCMC, Navdanya, Rotary Club, Indian Institute of Human Rights, Bal Janagraha, Ayur Gyan Nyas etc.



Principal Vandana Kapoor keeps a holistic view of education. She has been working relentlessly for the Children with Special Needs and is committed to the cause of their upliftment in both educational and social arena. Students are very respectful towards Principal Vandana Kapoor who has earned it through her conduct, behavior, dedication & commitment. The parents of students, community and educational fraternity-all hold her in high esteem. The achievements of the school are the outcome of her vision, single minded devotion, perseverance and dedication. She is an excellent team leader and facilitator for both students and staff.










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