Kendriya Vidyalaya Danapur Cantt, Patna is a school in Patna, Bihar, India. It was established in December 1963 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (India), and is one of the oldest Kendriya Vidyalaya in India. It is situated on the banks of the river Ganges.
Kendriya Vidyalaya Danapur Cantt. has the proud privilege of being one of the oldest Kendriya Vidyalayas of country. It was established in 1963. Presently it has 4+3 sections from class I to V, 5+3 sections from class VI to X, 3+2 sections in XI and XII (science), 1 section in XI and XII (Humanities) and 2 sections in XI and XII (Commerce). Since 2004, the vidyalya is also running its second shift.
There is a library, housing about 10,000 books. There are fully equipped laboratories of Physics, Chemistry, & Biology. There is a Junior Science Lab as well. The Vidayalya is proud to have 4 Computer Labs with more than 200 Computers, LCD Projectors, Scanner and several other accessories.
In addition, there is a children park exclusively for the primary class students.
Vidyalaya is also running a Pre-Primary class, with 25 children on a self-financing basis. Playway method or activity oriented teaching is adopted in Primary classes. In primary classes grading system is followed.
Under leadership of a Principal, there is a team of 2 vice-principals, 120 teachers, 5 administrative staff and 12 sub-staff.
The team, at all times, is helping the pupils towards their success. Every year the Vidyalaya produces many scholars who enter into IITs and other prestigious engineering & medical colleges in India.
Kendriya Vidyalaya Danapur Cantt came into being in 1963 under the name "central schools" and has been affiliated with CBSE since then. Later, the name was changed to Kendriya Vidyalaya. Its objective is to educate children of the Indian Defence Services personnel who are often posted to remote locations. With the army starting its own Army Public Schools, the service was extended (but not restricted) to all central government employees. The uniform curriculum followed by these schools all over India was intended to ensure that the children of government employees do not face education disadvantages when their parents are transferred by providing a common syllabus and system of education.
Kendriya Vidyalaya is an organization in India administering 1093 schools as on 01.04.2013 known as Kendriya Vidyalayas with 11,29,481 students as on 01.10.2012 and 56,445 employees (including outsoursed) on rolls as on 01.10.2012. Since inception in 1965, the Kendriya Vidyalayas (Central Schools) have come to be known as centres of excellence in the field of secondary and senior secondary education promoting national integration and a sense of Indianness among the children while ensuring their total personality development and academic excellence.
This school is also known for its sports activities. Every year many participants participate for various sports activities like Boxing, Athletics, Hockey, Kabaddi, Basketball, Football, Shooting, Skating etc. at Cluster Lever, Regional Level, Zonal Level and National Level.
Danapur is the Cantonment town adjacent to Patna. Its one of the oldest European cantonments in the region. It was the largest military cantonment in Bengal, with accommodation for two batteries of ARTILLERY European and a native infantry regiment. Danapur, located on the right bank of the Ganges, is a satellite town of Patna in Bihar state of India. In 1857 the sepoy garrison of the place initiated the rebellion of that year in Patna district, but after a conflict with the European troops were forced to retire from the town, and subsequently they laid siege to Arrah. Danapur is also a Division of Eastern Central Zone of Indian Railway. The Divisional Railway Manager's (DRM) office is situated near Danapur Railway Station.