Savita Kapur, a KVS Incentive Award winner, took over as Principal, Kendriya
Vidyalaya, Pragati Vihar, Lodhi Road,
in June 2002. Earlier, she worked as Principal at KVs at NOIDA, JNU, Rangpuri,
Born in 1946 and with an
excellent academic record, Mrs. Kapur joined KV, Manauri (Allahabad)
as PGT (Chemistry) immediately after completing her M. Sc. from the
in 1968. She completed her B.Ed. and M.Ed. while in service in the KVS. She was
appointed as a Principal in KVS through an open selection in May 1988.
addition to a number of papers published by Mrs. Kapur, one of her major
contributions, Curriculum Guide for teaching of Science at the Plus-2
level was published by the Central Board of Secondary Education. This was the
outcome of the work done by her under Indo British Collaboration (between CBSE
) for development of curriculum material for Science teaching. Her
dissertation: A Review of Advanced Training in Science Teaching submitted
earned her the Associateship of the
University of London.
She was selected twice, once by the CBSE to undergo Advanced Training in
Science Teaching at Chelsea College, London and second time by the Chelsea
College, London to prepare a Teachers’ Guide on Science Teaching at the
Plus-two level. She completed her post-graduation in Science Education from the
University of London.
90s, Mrs. Kapur initiated and undertook a highly innovative project on
‘CHILD-CENTERED ACTIVITY-BASED’ teaching under the scheme ‘Strengthening of
Primary Education’ in Kendriya Vidyalayas and was honoured with the KVS
Incentive Award in 1995. The success of her project on the Child-Centered,
Activity-Based teaching culminated into a major work in the form of an Activity
Book ‘Khel Khel Mein Seekhain’ published by the KVS in 1995. Over the years,
she successfully implemented the project, personally, at Kendriya Vidyalayas:
JNU, NOIDA, and Pragati Vihar.
With a clean and impressive record of 38 years of service to
the cause of education, Mrs. Kapur brought laurels to every Vidyalaya that she
worked for. It was under her stewardship that KV, NOIDA won the prestigious
first prize in ‘Computer Literacy’ for the State of
Board level examination results of her schools have been outstanding all
through with her students having joined various IITs, medical colleges, and won
National Talent Search scholarships. Many boy scouts and girl guides from her
schools have won President’s award and have been selected for attending the
National Jamboree at
On the school front, Mrs. Savita Kapur introduced a number
of significant innovations for an all-round development of her Vidyalaya and
its students. Consequently, her Vidyalayas attained higher standards of
discipline, studies, and co-curricular activities. While paying special
attention to the needs of the weak and poor students, she has ensured that the
lust for knowledge of the bright students was adequately addressed to.
Mobilization of community resources for the benefit of the students,
inculcation of high social and moral values among students and staff, and
excellent relations with local community and the sponsoring authority are
indicative of the achievements of her Vidyalayas. KV, NOIDA
successfully implemented a “RAIN-WATER HARVESTING” project, which was the first
of its kind in NOIDA. The entire rainwater is used to recharge the ground to
ensure availability of water in plenty in the vicinity.
career as a teacher and as a Principal, Mrs. Kapur directed, participated, and
acted as a resource person in a large number of in-service training programmes,
workshops and seminars at the national and international levels.
"pursuit for excellence in education" being the goal for achievement of her
school, Mrs. Kapur expends all her energies in guiding and motivating the
teachers and students for innovations and creativity. She tries to ensure that
the teachers are up-to-date in their knowledge and that they use the
state-of-the-art methodologies in their teaching. Her emphasis is on continuous
improvement in areas of 'academic excellence' through involvement of all the
stakeholders - the students, the teachers, the parents, and the community.
Believing that there is always scope for improvement towards perfection and
that there is always a room at the top, she strives to take her school to reach
that top position in the field of education.