Membership to the IPSS

The membership of the IPSS should primarily be restricted to Doscos (Old Boys and girls of The Doon School).

New members should be from different walks of life/professions and from different age groups and different regions. They should have a proven interest in the school or in education and/or associated activities. They could include educationists, engineers, doctors, lawyers, architects, social workers, journalists, accountants, members of the defence services, members of the administrative services (e.g. the lAS, IFS,IPS, IRS, State administrative services), businessmen, sportsmen, and professionals in diverse fields (advertising, film, IT, etc.)

The person invited to apply for membership of the IPSS needs a proposer and a seconder who have known the proposed person for five years. The proposer and the seconder should also have been members of the IPSS for at least one year. It is for the proposer to specify in writing, as part of this application, why the person recommended should be made a member and how the person proposed can contribute to the mission of the IPSS. No proposer and/or seconder can recommend more than two names for membership to the Society in any given year.

Please click here to download the form for Membership to The Indian Public School’s Society.

Doon School boy to represent the country at the Earth Science Olympiad

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Advait Ganapthy qualified for the International stage of the Earth Science Olympiad to be held in Nice, France. A camp was organised at Anna University (also known as Guindy college of engineering) in Chennai over a period of 20 days. Each day had a rigorous schedule of over 10 hours of lectures delivered by eminent earth science professors around the country. The lectures varied from one on Atmospheric Physics delivered by Dr Som Kumar Sharma from PRL Ahmedabad to another on Magma formation by Dr Raymond Duraiswamy from Pune University.

Lecturers had come from various parts of the country such as Kashmir, Kutcch, Pune , Mumbai and Pondicherry. Topics covered were petrology, geomorphology, astronomy, environmental sciences and various other components of earth sciences. There were also field trips to Mahabalipuram in which various geological methods were learnt such as finding the strike and dip of the terrain. Rock and mineral identification were also important aspects of the practical examination,

At the end of the camp there was a theory and practical paper in which he stood first and has been selected to represent the country in France this August. The exam was a huge achievement for Advait who feels that the interdisciplinary nature of Earth Science has allowed him to combine Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Math and apply them together.