D.A.V. Public School, Nerul was initiated from a 3 rooms bungalow in September 1997. The visits and the blessings of the honourable President DAVCMC Padmabhushan Shri Poonam Suri ji and Sr. Vice President Shri Viswanath ji during this time gave much needed direction, the strength and motivation to forge ahead.
With 463 admissions confirmed and with a staff strength of 23 teachers and other staff the school got formally commenced in June 1998 from a rented school building at Sector-4, Nerul.
Meanwhile a school plot admeasuring 2.5 acres of land including 1.5 acres for the school playground was acquired from the City Industrial Development Corporation at a cost of Rs. 19,36,162. (Nineteen lakhs thirty six thousand one hundred and sixty two) at plot. No. 34, Sector -48, Nerul.
For nearly 2 full academic years the school operated from the Municipal School Building at sector-4, Nerul. In the meantime a spacious Ground plus 3 storeys building of 48000 sq. ft. constructed area was built up at a cost of nearly 3.75 crores.
The school today has a strength of 4138 students and 130 teachers and other staff members.
During of the developmental period of the school, it had the privilege of the visit and blessings of the honourable President on 7 different occasions. Besides the visits of several other distinguished dignitaries from various fields of education and other allied fields, there have been the visits of many of the Senior Management heads including Late Shri. T.R. Tuli (former President) Madam Sheetal Sharma, Justice R.N. Mittal, Shri S.L.Suri, Shri H.L. Kaul, Shri H.R. Gandhar, Shri M.L. Khanna, Shri Mohanlal ji, Late Shri R.N. Mehta, Shri R.S. Sharma, Shri Punam Suri, Shri Prabodh Mahajan, Shri Sehgalji and Shri Madanlal ji. Several Principals from DAV schools across the country also visited the school, prominent among them were a delegation of Sr. Principals from Punjab headed by Principal Aeri.
D.A.V. Public School today has emerged as one of the leading schools in Navi Mumbai with the superior infrastructural facilities and the innovative and quality teaching-learning methods it has evolved. The school has a well equipped Library, Science Laboratory, Computer Lab, Resource Center, Audio-Visual Hall and Multipurpose Hall. An esthetically developed school garden boasts of some of the rarest and beautiful species of plants and flowers.
DAV has been making a significant contribution to the society through spreading value-based education keeping the ancient Vedic heritage in mind. In fact, it is the only organization which has set high standards in education while maintaining a balance between Vedic wisdom and modernity.
The organization runs and manages over 720 educational institutions comprising of public schools, grants-in-aid schools, colleges, institutes of professional education and research institutions all over India and abroad. Recently, the organization has taken one step forward by initiating the project of DAV University at Jalandhar, Punjab.
Presently, DAV has taken some crucial steps in its pursuit of excellence. Some of these are: Modernization of infrastructure in schools and colleges, Introducing technology in teaching-learning process, Creating a network of people all over the globe through Alumni Foundation, Strengthening Vedic virtues, etc.
While DAV feels proud of its achievements, it is yet not contented. Its vision is to be crowned as the finest educational organization in the world. Its mission is man-making, dispelling knowledge and building Vedic values. Our success in this endeavor has the potential of making our society free from prejudices and vices.
We, the members of DAV fraternity, believe that the best way to bring a change is to initiate it. With this belief, we have continually engaged over more than 125 years in a relentless endeavor to grow and develop into a pioneer organization in the field of education.
Shri Punam Suri