DTEA Alumnit Trust



The Trust was registered in Delhi in November 2002 (click here to see document on Trust Details for further information) with the objective of extending assistance to the schools to further the cause of education. The Trust is governed by a 12-member Board (whose present strength is 10) that interacts with the school administration and the school principals to know of their requirements (click here to see document on current Board members). Depending on the Trustís financial capacity, given the limited funds that the Trust could raise, work is prioritized and this is accordingly carried out. An important decision of the Board is that no money will be directly transacted with the school administration. Thus the modus operandi is to identify appropriate contractors/suppliers and the get the work carried out under the Boardís supervision and the contractors/suppliers paid directly by the Board.

The Trust been carrying out work in all the seven schools mainly in the form of furniture repair, replacement of glass panes of doors and windows, replacement of blackboards and other infrastructural assistance sought by the different schools (click here to see document on year-wise expenditure). The source of funds for the Trust has been chiefly contributions from individuals. The Trust is also aware that individual alumni and alumni groups, particularly those from a particular branch and a particular batch, have been providing assistance to specific branches now and then. This is certainly a good thing. The Trust is, however, of the opinion if all of us do this as a collective effort of the alumni as a single body, the efforts can be better coordinated, duplication avoided, all the branches can be supported uniformly and the action better sustained and on a continuing basis instead of being piecemeal. A total amount of about Rs. 25 lakhs over a period of seven years is not a great level of assistance to the schools for a collective body of the alumni to show. The alumni are certainly capable of a great deal more. Hence the periodic appeals by the Trust to the alumni for generous contributions (see the latest Appeal).

The Trust did try and organize two mega cultural events to raise money: a three-day grand Carnatic Music Programme in Delhi in November 2003 and a programme of Tribute to Legends of Hindi and Tamil film music in Chennai in October 2006. These can be said to have been only partially successful. The Trust also discovered that it is a tremendous task to organize such events particularly because of shortage of hands to handle the different components involved in these. More pertinently, the Trust found that the returns were not commensurate with the effort put in. The Trust is aware that such events can, in principle, raise huge funds but the bottom line for this to happen is all round participation from the alumni both in extending assistance as well in attending these in large numbers. So in recent times the Trust has only been collecting funds in the form of individual donations and contributions. The Trust has also instituted two scholarships to deserving students at the high-school level from the generous donation made by individuals for this specific purpose.

The Trust was also instrumental in having the website www.dtea-alumni.org created for the alumni to register and interact with each other, post details of events involving alumni and other relevant information. The Trust is extremely grateful to Mr. Subhash Palsule, a 1980 alumnus of the Lodi estate branch and the CEO of the IT company Panalinks in Delhi, for hosting the website and being its webmaster. The registration on the website is open to all. In fact, the Trust strongly urges all alumni to register on the website. There is no membership fee or any mandatory contribution that an individual has to make to the Trust. It is just to have as complete an alumni database as possible at one place, to keep in touch with oneís friends and to know what they are doing.

The Trust is not like any association that would require a person to become a member of. It is for all the alumni of the schools. Any alumnus is free to contribute to the Trust, make suggestions and bring to its notice any development that the Trust should be aware of. But the Trust needs some assistance for regularly updating the website. Such a person would prepare the information in appropriate format and interact with Mr. Palsule on a regular basis for uploading it.

The Trust hopes that the alumni will support the Trustís efforts in greater numbers for it to succeed in its objective, which is to make our alma mater a better place for the pupils of the present and the future.

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DTEA Alumni News

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Look who joined recently!


19-Sep ----------------------------
Divya Srikrishna, 1996 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Lodi Road from India


14-Sep ----------------------------
(VS) Sundari Ranganathan, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Mandir Marg from India


13-Sep ----------------------------
Sriram V, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India


09-Sep ----------------------------
Preethi K, 2012 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India

Bharath Chowdary, 2008 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Lodi Road from India


06-Sep ----------------------------
Narayanan PV, 1987 batch, D.T.E.A. School - R.K. Puram from India


03-Sep ----------------------------
Sundaram R. M., 1969 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Lodi Road from India


01-Sep ----------------------------
Suresh Kumar, 2015 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Mandir Marg from India


25-Aug ----------------------------
Narayanan Krishnaswamy, 1985 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Moti Bagh from Oman

(S) Kamakshi Rajan, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India


21-Aug ----------------------------
Sudarshan Raju, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Lodi Road from India


19-Aug ----------------------------
(J)Rajeshwari Shyamala Sethuraman, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Lodi Road from India

R Krishnan, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India

Pasupathi Veerabadran, 1969 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Lodi Road from India


16-Aug ----------------------------
Mala G, 1982 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Janak Puri from India

M Subramanian, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India

Col K Ganapathy, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India

Kaviarasan K, 2014 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Janak Puri from India


15-Aug ----------------------------
(R) Janaki Nagarajan, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India

(P) Girija Sadagopan, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India

T R Subramanian, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India

V Saraswathi Viswanathan, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from United States


14-Aug ----------------------------
Sushil Kumar Rajan, 1976 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Lodi Road from India

R Geeta Subramaniam, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India

Janakavalli Seshadri, 1972 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Lodi Road from India


13-Aug ----------------------------
Priya Anil Thomas, 1996 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Janak Puri from India


11-Aug ----------------------------
Suryanarayanan Banduvula, 1986 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Mandir Marg from United States

Mohan Verghis, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Mandir Marg from United States

Ashik Ali, 2005 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India

Joseph CHRISTADOSS, 1989 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India

Swatantra Radhakrishnan, 1964 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Mandir Marg from India


10-Aug ----------------------------
Victor Anthony, 2009 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Moti Bagh from India

Shivaraman Ramachandran, 1996 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Janak Puri from United States


08-Aug ----------------------------
RAM NARAYAN MOHAN, 1975 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Mandir Marg from Canada


05-Aug ----------------------------
Vineet Madan, 1996 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Janak Puri from Canada

Suja Kanakaraj, 1996 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Janak Puri from India

Aparajithan S, 1996 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Janak Puri from United States

Santhosh V V, 1996 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Janak Puri from India


02-Aug ----------------------------
Mohan S, 2008 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India


01-Aug ----------------------------
Saurabh Chhatwal, 1996 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Janak Puri from United States


31-Jul ----------------------------
Kalpathy Mohan, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Luxmibai Ngr. from India


30-Jul ----------------------------
S T Rajashekar, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Mandir Marg from United States

T K Narasimhan, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Mandir Marg from Switzerland


29-Jul ----------------------------
S Mahadevan, 1967 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Mandir Marg from India


28-Jul ----------------------------
T .Dinesh Kumar, 1989 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Pusa Road from India


24-Jul ----------------------------
R Sitaram, 1968 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Pusa Road from United States


19-Jul ----------------------------
Karthik R, 1991 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Moti Bagh from India


16-Jul ----------------------------
Madurai Krishnaswami Kumar, 1968 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Mandir Marg from India


15-Jul ----------------------------
Arun Sharma, 1959 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Lodi Road from United States


14-Jul ----------------------------
Karthik Shrinivasan, 2003 batch, D.T.E.A. School - Mandir Marg from India


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