Status and Academic Programme

Legal Structure

Legal Status of the School    

The DSND is one of more than 140 overseas German schools recognised by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the states in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) and hence authorised to award German school leaving certificates. DSND students can take the final secondary and middle school examinations as well as the German International Abitur Examination. The Bund-Länder Committee for School Education Abroad (BLASchA) is responsible for the academic supervision of schools world-wide. Whereas financial, personnel and organisational support is provided by the Central Office for the Overseas School System (ZfA) on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office.

The school is part of the Deutscher Schulverein New Delhi [DSND], a non-profit-making association registered in Germany. The school's affairs are managed by a Board elected by the patrons. The Board decides on the fee structure and supervises the finances.

Department Information
Pre-nurserey (Sternschnuppen) 6 months to 3 years
Kindergarten and Pre-school 3 to 6 years
Primary school Grades 1 to 4
Secondary level I Grades 5 to 10
Secondary level II Grades 11 to 12

5th grade serves as a observation/orientation grade. The 10th grade functions as a link: For grammar school students (Gymnasium) this is the first year of High School (Oberstufe) whereas for middle school students (Realschule) this is the final year. The Secondary General School (Hauptschule) final exams are taken at the end of grade 9, the Middle School final exams after grade 10 and the Abitur (DIAP) on concluding grade 12.