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1. Geographic coordinate system – A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation, to specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection. The invention of a coordinate system is generally credited to Eratosthenes of Cyrene. Ptolemy credited him with the adoption of longitude and latitude. Ptolemys 2nd-century Geography used the prime meridian but measured latitude from the equator instead. Mathematical cartography resumed in Europe following Maximus Planudes recovery of Ptolemys text a little before 1300, in 1884, the United States hosted the International Meridian Conference, attended by representatives from twenty-five nations. Twenty-two of them agreed to adopt the longitude of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the Dominican Republic voted against the motion, while France and Brazil abstained. France adopted Greenwich Mean Time in place of local determinations by the Paris Observatory in 1911, the latitude of a point on Earths surface is the angle between the equatorial plane and the straight line that passes through that point and through the center of the Earth. Lines joining points of the same latitude trace circles on the surface of Earth called parallels, as they are parallel to the equator, the north pole is 90° N, the south pole is 90° S. The 0° parallel of latitude is designated the equator, the plane of all geographic coordinate systems. The equator divides the globe into Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the longitude of a point on Earths surface is the angle east or west of a reference meridian to another meridian that passes through that point. All meridians are halves of great ellipses, which converge at the north and south poles, the prime meridian determines the proper Eastern and Western Hemispheres, although maps often divide these hemispheres further west in order to keep the Old World on a single side. The antipodal meridian of Greenwich is both 180°W and 180°E, the combination of these two components specifies the position of any location on the surface of Earth, without consideration of altitude or depth. The grid formed by lines of latitude and longitude is known as a graticule, the origin/zero point of this system is located in the Gulf of Guinea about 625 km south of Tema, Ghana. To completely specify a location of a feature on, in, or above Earth. Earth is not a sphere, but a shape approximating a biaxial ellipsoid. It is nearly spherical, but has an equatorial bulge making the radius at the equator about 0. 3% larger than the radius measured through the poles, the shorter axis approximately coincides with the axis of rotation

2. New Delhi – New Delhi is the capital of India and one of Delhi citys 11 districts. The National Capital Region is a larger entity comprising the entire National Capital Territory along with adjoining districts. The foundation stone of the city was laid by George V and it was designed by British architects, Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. The new capital was inaugurated on 13 February 1931, by Viceroy, New Delhi has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under Prime Minister of India Narendra Modis flagship Smart Cities Mission. Calcutta was the capital of India during the British Raj until December 1911, Delhi had served as the political and financial centre of several empires of ancient India and the Delhi Sultanate, most notably of the Mughal Empire from 1649 to 1857. During the early 1900s, a proposal was made to the British administration to shift the capital of the British Indian Empire, as India was officially named, from Calcutta on the east coast, to Delhi. The Government of British India felt that it would be easier to administer India from Delhi in the centre of northern India. The land for building the new city of Delhi was acquired under the Land Acquisition Act 1894. The foundation stone of New Delhi was laid by King George V and Queen Mary at the site of Delhi Durbar of 1911 at Kingsway Camp on 15 December 1911, during their imperial visit. Large parts of New Delhi were planned by Edwin Lutyens, who first visited Delhi in 1912, the contract was given to Sobha Singh. The original plan called for its construction in Tughlaqabad, inside the Tughlaqabad fort, construction really began after World War I and was completed by 1931. The city that was later dubbed Lutyens Delhi was inaugurated in ceremonies beginning on 10 February 1931 by Lord Irwin, Lutyens designed the central administrative area of the city as a testament to Britains imperial aspirations. Soon Lutyens started considering other places, however, it was rejected by the Viceroy when the cost of acquiring the necessary properties was found to be too high. The central axis of New Delhi, which faces east at India Gate, was previously meant to be a north-south axis linking the Viceroys House at one end with Paharganj at the other. During the projects early years, many believed it was a gate from Earth to Heaven itself. Eventually, owing to space constraints and the presence of a number of heritage sites in the North side. A site atop the Raisina Hill, formerly Raisina Village, a Meo village, was chosen for the Rashtrapati Bhawan, then known as the Viceroys House. The reason for this choice was that the hill lay directly opposite the Dinapanah citadel, which was considered the site of Indraprastha

3. National Capital Region (India) – The National Capital Region is a coordinated planning region centred upon the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India. It encompasses the entire NCT of Delhi and several districts surrounding it from the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, the NCR is a rural-urban region, with a population of over 46,069,000 and an urbanization level of 62. 6%. As well as the cities and towns the NCR contains ecologically sensitive areas like the Aravalli ridge, forests, wildlife, all the areas of NCR together generated GDP of $128.9 billion in 2011-12, which was 7.5 percent of the Indian GDP. The National Capital Region and its board were created under the National Capital Region Planning Board Act of 1985. The 1985 boundary of the NCR covered an area of 34,144 km2, in July 2013, NCR was expanded to include three more districts, Bhiwani, and Mahendragarh in the state of Haryana, as well as Bharatpur in the state of Rajasthan. This brought the number of districts in NCR to 19, with the total NCR area increasing 34% to 45,887 km2. On 9 June 2015 the Government of India approved the inclusion of three districts in NCR - Jind and Karnal in the state of Haryana and Muzaffarnagar in U. P. There are now a total of 22 districts within NCR, covering an area of 58,332 km2. Uttar Pradesh is pushing to have the districts of Agra, Aligarh, punjab is also forcing to have Patiala, Dera Bassi and Mohali included in the NCR. Outskirts of Rajasthan like Bhadra are also included in the Future Extension plans, prior to the creation of the NCR, an area described as the Delhi Metropolitan Area was described in the 1962 Master Plan for Delhi.1 million in 1951. The following Master Plan for Delhi, approved in August 1990, added Noida, Bahadurgarh and the township of Kundli to the DMA. Topics covered by the 2001 plan included transport, telecommunications, power and water supply, waste and sewerage, education, health, the environment, housing, the 2021 plan extended these with the additional topics of social infrastructure, heritage, tourism, rural development and disaster management. Sewage connectivity About 46% of the National Capital Region —home to 40 to 50 million people—is not connected to sewage networks, sewage from these areas flows into stormwater drains that empty directly into the Yamuna. The 2001 regional plan defined the Delhi Metropolitan Area as including Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh, the 2021 plan renamed the area as the Central National Capital Region, covering about 2,000 km2 in addition to the 1,483 km2 of NCT Delhi. The 2021 plan estimated the 2001 population of the CNCR outside of Delhi NCT to be over 2.8 million, while Delhi NCTs population was 13.8 million, as of 2016 the most recent population estimates have spanned 25.7 to 26.5 million people. The 1985 Act gives the NCRCB has the ability to select districts outside of the NCR to act as counter magnets, counter-magnet cities are identified as those that can be developed as alternative centres of growth and attract migrants to them rather than Delhi. The counter magnet cities should be given priority when allocating funding for development of land, housing and infrastructure

4. India – India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and it is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast, in the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Indias Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a border with Thailand. The Indian subcontinent was home to the urban Indus Valley Civilisation of the 3rd millennium BCE, in the following millennium, the oldest scriptures associated with Hinduism began to be composed. Social stratification, based on caste, emerged in the first millennium BCE, early political consolidations took place under the Maurya and Gupta empires, the later peninsular Middle Kingdoms influenced cultures as far as southeast Asia. In the medieval era, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam arrived, much of the north fell to the Delhi sultanate, the south was united under the Vijayanagara Empire. The economy expanded in the 17th century in the Mughal empire, in the mid-18th century, the subcontinent came under British East India Company rule, and in the mid-19th under British crown rule. A nationalist movement emerged in the late 19th century, which later, under Mahatma Gandhi, was noted for nonviolent resistance, in 2015, the Indian economy was the worlds seventh largest by nominal GDP and third largest by purchasing power parity. Following market-based economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the major economies and is considered a newly industrialised country. However, it continues to face the challenges of poverty, corruption, malnutrition, a nuclear weapons state and regional power, it has the third largest standing army in the world and ranks sixth in military expenditure among nations. India is a constitutional republic governed under a parliamentary system. It is a pluralistic, multilingual and multi-ethnic society and is home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats. The name India is derived from Indus, which originates from the Old Persian word Hindu, the latter term stems from the Sanskrit word Sindhu, which was the historical local appellation for the Indus River. The ancient Greeks referred to the Indians as Indoi, which translates as The people of the Indus, the geographical term Bharat, which is recognised by the Constitution of India as an official name for the country, is used by many Indian languages in its variations. Scholars believe it to be named after the Vedic tribe of Bharatas in the second millennium B. C. E and it is also traditionally associated with the rule of the legendary emperor Bharata. Gaṇarājya is the Sanskrit/Hindi term for republic dating back to the ancient times, hindustan is a Persian name for India dating back to the 3rd century B. C. E. It was introduced into India by the Mughals and widely used since then and its meaning varied, referring to a region that encompassed northern India and Pakistan or India in its entirety

5. Central Board of Secondary Education – The Central Board of Secondary Education is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government of India. Central Board of Secondary Education has asked all schools affiliated to follow only NCERT curriculum, the first education board to be set up in India was the Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education in 1921, which was under jurisdiction of Rajputana, Central India and Gwalior. In 1929, the government of India set up a joint Board named Board of High School and Intermediate Education and this included Ajmer, Merwara, Central India and Gwalior. Later it was confined to Ajmer, Bhopal and Vindhya Pradesh, in 1952, it became the Central Board of Secondary Education. CBSE affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools, Jain International Residential School, Bangalore Jain Heritage School, Bangalore CBSE conducts the final examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 every year in the month of March. The results are announced by the end of May, the board earlier conducted the AIEEE Examination for admission to undergraduate courses in engineering and architecture in colleges across India. However the AIEEE exam was merged with the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam in 2013, the common examination is now called JEE. CBSE also conducts AIPMT for admission to medical colleges in India. In 2014, the conduct of the National Eligibility Test for grant of junior research fellowship, apart from these tests, CBSE also conducts the central teachers eligibility test and the Class X optional proficiency test. With the addition of NET in 2014, the CBSE has become the largest exam conducting body in the world

6. Delhi – Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi or NCT, is a city and a union territory of India. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east, the NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometres. According to 2011 census, Delhis city population was about 11 million, Delhis urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundary to include an estimated population of over 26 million people making it the worlds second largest urban area. As of 2016 recent estimates of the economy of its urban area have ranked Delhi either the top or second most productive metro area of India. Delhi is the second wealthiest city after Mumbai in India, with a wealth of $450 billion. Delhi has been inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and it has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region. New Delhi is jointly administered by the government of India and the local government of Delhi. Delhi is also the centre of the National Capital Region, which is a unique interstate regional planning area created by the National Capital Region Planning Board Act of 1985, Delhi ranks among the cities with the worst air pollution in the world. There are a number of myths and legends associated with the origin of the name Delhi, one of them is derived from Dhillu or Dilu, a king who built a city at this location in 50 BC and named it after himself. The coins in circulation in the region under the Tomaras were called dehliwal, according to the Bhavishya Purana, King Prithiviraja of Indraprastha built a new fort in the modern-day Purana Qila area for the convenience of all four castes in his kingdom. He ordered the construction of a gateway to the fort and later named the fort dehali, another theory suggests that the citys original name was Dhillika. The people of Delhi are referred to as Delhiites or Dilliwalas, the city is referenced in various idioms of the Northern Indo-Aryan languages. Dilli dilwalon ka shehr or Dilli Dilwalon ki meaning Delhi belongs to the large-hearted/daring, aas-paas barse, Dilli pani tarse, literally meaning it pours all around, while Delhi lies parched. An allusion to the sometimes semi-arid climate of Delhi, it refers to situations of deprivation when one is surrounded by plenty. The area around Delhi was probably inhabited before the second millennium BC, the city is believed to be the site of Indraprastha, the legendary capital of the Pandavas in the Indian epic Mahabharata. According to Mahabharata, this land was initially a huge mass of forests called Khandavaprastha which was burnt down to build the city of Indraprastha, the earliest architectural relics date back to the Maurya period, in 1966, an inscription of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka was discovered near Srinivaspuri. Remains of eight cities have been discovered in Delhi

Coordinates: 28°34′20″N77°19′43″E / 28.57222°N 77.32861°E / 28.57222; 77.32861

Private Coeducational Senior Secondary School
New Delhi, NCR
Motto"We Learn to Serve"
PrincipalMrs A Seebaluck
GradesIII,IV & V to XIIth
Color(s)Blue and grey

Cambridge School Srinivaspuri is a reputed Senior Secondary School located in the heart of South Delhi, India. It is situated in Srinivaspuri (near Moolchand Metrostation) Ring Road. It is one of the oldest schools in Delhi and was established on 7th April 1931 by Mr. Alok Chandra Deb, the noted educationist. The school is affiliated to CBSE .

Cambridge School, Srinivaspuri is an institution where the students are empowered to learn in their own way and find their destiny. School is the child’s first contact with the world, a place to learn, make friends, discover  interests, and participate in collaborative activity as well as healthy competition. It is not just airy classrooms, the library, laboratories or the large fields that make a school but it is in the minds and hearts of the students and staff that the true institution exists. Our school provides quality infrastructure, but also a conducive environment and a dedicated faculty to help the students realize their potential and eventually find their niche in the world.

Cambridge School is a school that breeds good citizenship: built and run by thinkers who believe in secularism, and meant to nurture thinking students to reflect deeply on how they want to fashion a future world  and have the resolve to see their ideas through.

Cambridge School believes in character-building and good citizenship. The principle of ‘service before self’ is essential to building the qualities of empathy and community-consciousness. At Cambridge School, we believe that excellence in learning and hard work must go hand-in-hand with humility and integrity.  Knowledge acquired from education is not merely for the cultivation of our sensibilities or a first step towards elevated employment, but must also be used in the service of humanity.


  • Cambridge School was founded on the 7th  April 1931 in a small flat in Qutub Road, Delhi. It moved soon after to 21 Daryaganj. By the nineteen forties it had already established itself as one of the foremost schools in the city. Cambridge School Delhi , thus named because it was the first school to send students up for the Senior Cambridge Examination . It finally acquired its own campus in Srinivaspuri. The foundation stone of the building, designed by the well-known architect Cyrus Jhabvala was laid in 1961 by then Vice President of India Dr. S.Radhakrishnan; and the building was inaugurated by Smt. Indira Gandhi, then the Minister for Information and Broadcasting  in 1963.
  • Mr. Deb was the Principal of the school till 1964. He himself was deeply read and widely informed .The School’s motto  “We Learn to Serve” reflects his deep conviction that a true education is one that reaches its apogee in service to society. That aim requires the development of character, curiosity, and self-awareness the three main aims of an enlightened school. The Cambridge School, with four other branches in Delhi/NCR today, is the result of his dedication and beliefs. Located on a picturesque five acres site, Cambridge School Srinivaspuri is a co-educational Senior Secondary school affiliated to the CBSE with well-equipped labs, resource rooms, extensive playgrounds, tennis court, well stocked library and experienced faculty.

School Crest[edit]

  • The Book signifies learning
  • The Torch signifies the flame of courage and leadership
  • The Star signifies the aspiration to excel
  • The Tree signifies rootedness in integrity and the development of empathy with the surroundings

Core Purpose[edit]

  • To develop an educational programme and environment which nurtures boys and girls who will endeavour to be good citizens and distinguish themselves in all walks of life.


  • To nurture in children a strong sense of community, of justice and fair play, and allow them the opportunity to learn and express themselves in the ways they enjoy best, applying their learning to diverse and challenging situations to reach their optimum potential.


  • To be one of the leading schools in the community it serves, known and widely acknowledged as a secular institution which develops character and ethical leadership in its students in their pursuit of excellence..


  • Integrity           * Perseverance             * Empathy        * Excellence     * Courage


  • Cambridge School Srinivaspuri is spread over a picturesque five acre site in the heart of New Delhi.


The school has a centrally air-conditioned auditorium named after the school founder Shri Alok Chandra Deb, having a seating capacity of approximately 600 people and a digital sound system. Guest lectures, Presentations, Workshops, Inter School & Intra School Competitions, School assemblies and many other co-curricular activities are organised here to develop creativity and inculcate positive ethos and community feeling amongst students.


The school has well established laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Informatics Practices, Mathematics, Home Science, Social Science and Psychology to provide hands on experience of the scientific and other concepts.

Smart Classrooms[edit]

The school has well ventilated, spacious and vibrant classrooms with abundant natural light. Classes are equipped with wall mounted 42″ plasma display screen to make the learning and teaching more effective.


The school library has 24,000 books including encyclopedias, story books, reference books, and journals, with internet-enabled computers to access information online.

Medical Room[edit]

While all possible care is taken to ensure the safety of children, a nurse and an attendant are present during school hours in the Medical Room to provide medical attention in case of any emergency.

Activity Room[edit]

The school provides an active and interesting performing arts programme which includes Indian music , Western music ,Indian dance , Western dance, theatre etc under the

guidance of experienced and talented experts.

School Gardens[edit]

The school garden serves as a “green space” for students. The school has three beautiful gardens with seasonal flowers and plants in its lush green surroundings. The school runs an Environment Club and Gardeb Club in which students are regularly engaged in activities related to environment and to sensitize them to preserve and save the environment which is the need of the hour.

Guidance and Counseling[edit]

The School Counselor closely interacts with students and parents for regular counseling and career guidance. In house apptitude testing is also provided .

They also provide recommendations and education to parents about mental health concerns. A Special needs educator is also available.

Ongoing Clubs In School[edit]

The integration of work and study is an important feature of Cambridge School, Srinivaspuri. Clubs provide an opportunity to gain practical experience in the course of an academic education in a field of the student’s interest. Club activities give the students practical training which is required in day to day life. The various clubs being run by the school are Environment Club, English and Hindi Theatre, Mathematics Club, Art and Craft, Quiz Club, English / Hindi Debating Society, Heritage Club, Computer Club, Social Service Club, Nature Club, Disaster Management Club and Reading Club, Music society,Debate Society, Drama Society, Space Club.

MIS Facility[edit]

We have an integrated online management system which also has an online parent portal. This feature includes online fees payment, circulars, online homework and report cards. Parents can keep track of their ward’s academic performance and progress which is displayed on the parent portal –

Parents also have the facility to download the app and view all the details related to their ward online.

Sports & Fitness[edit]

With the conviction that a healthy mind thrives in a healthy body, we aim at the participation of each child in at least one game or sport. Under the professional guidance of coaches, students get the opportunity to be trained in sports such as badminton, basketball, cricket, football, volley ball, throw ball, tennis and taekwondo etc. Students also play indoor games such as chess and table tennis.

The School has received numerous awards in[edit]

  • Football Zonal
  • Basketball Zonal
  • Throwball Zonal
  • Badminton Tournament
  • Zonal Athletics Meet

Disaster Management Program[edit]

A safe and secure environment is a prerequisite for effective teaching and learning. Ensuring safety of students and staff during disasters is necessary. The aim of School Safety Plan is to ensure the safety of students and staff during emergencies . Mock drills are  conducted to test the various elements of the Response plan in order to evacuate it.

Education system[edit]

The school is affiliated to the Central Board for Secondary Education and offers several interesting subject options in Class XI and XII including Fashion Studies, Legal Studies and Entrepreneurship. Professionals are invited for guest lectures to provide students with insight to various career options

CSS was  ranked 6th among the top 10 schools of South East Delhi in the Times School Survey conducted by The Times of India across Delhi/NCR for the year 2017.


  • Non-medical with Economics or Computer Sciences or Physical Education
  • Commerce with Maths
  • Commerce with Informatics
  • Commerce with Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities with Economics/ Maths/ Legal Studies/ psychology/ Sociology/ Entrepreneurship/ Pol. Science/ Home Science/ Informatics Practices etc.

Other Branches[edit]

  • The Cambridge School, with four other branches in Delhi/NCR today
  • Cambridge Primary School New Friends Colony
  • Cambridge school Inderapuram
  • Cambridge school Nodia
  • Cambridge school Greater Nodia

Related pages[edit]

External links[edit]

http://www.cssca Facebook Page Parent Portal Website


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