A school must begin with a dream, a dream for tomorrow ... and that is how this school began. Primarily, the story of the school’s inception is a tale of a Mother’s hunt for a good school for her children. It all began when Mrs. Sindhu Mendke, a mother of three endlessly searched a good school. As all parents, she was looking for a school that not only excelled in academics but also gave personalized attention to her children. To her, as every parent thinks, her children were exceptional and needed to be nurtured. Her expectations were high just like all parents.

As a qualified post graduate in education management she felt that a lot could be done and that little was being done This led to her frequent debates with the school authorities. She had her share of disappointments. But she was not the one to accept defeat. She discussed with her husband Mr. Mendke who suggested her to set up her own school. He promised his whole hearted support to her in this endeavour.

As destiny would have it, his suggestion went a long way. The couple established Digamber school in 1978. It was named by their GURU Revered Shri SUKHDEV SHASTRI who was a stauch devotee of the Hindu diety DUTT DIGAMBER. In fact, he was also fondly called as DIGAMBER SHASTRI as he contantly chanted DIGAMBARA.. DIGAMBARA. The setting up of the school transformed this mother into a teacher. It gave an outlet to her aspirations as a parent. She created another family that she nurtured with the heart and wisdom of a teacher.

She wanted to give the best to her children and bring out the best in them. This emotion is deeply embedded in the root philosophy and the fabric of the school.


  • Though Digamber School started with 5 children, out of whom 3 were of the family, it soon became very popular name among the parents for its education quality and personalized care. By the 7th year it was over flooding with aspirants.
  • In the year 1984 the school was shifted to a bigger campus at Manik bag and in next 4 years became a full- fledged + 2 school. It functioned here for the next 10 years. During these years more than 1000 students passed their +2 exams and pursued their further life journeys.
  • The alumni have fond memories of the good old days and the times they passed in the warmth of the small campus but close associations.


New steps ( NDPS setup in 1995)

It was Mr. SUDHAKAR MENDAKE’s vision that led to the setting up of a new campus at Khandwa road in the year 1995. His aim was to make education an even more wholesome experience for learners. This school was named NEW DIGAMBER PUBLIC SCHOOL.

NDPS: Today & Tomorrow

Today, NDPS is a leading school of the city and enjoys an enviable reputation in the state of M.P. It is widely known for its learning and leadership excellence. As a frontrunner school, it is one of the most resourceful schools and creates multiple avenues of learning for its students.

Apart from academics the school runs comprehensive arts and sports programs that caters to the interests of the students right from a passing one to a serious aspiration of becoming a professional.

While NDPS began as a family managed institution today it is a professionally managed organization. It is a home to the best academicians and administrators from across the country. They all contribute to its mission and success. Tomorrow, NDPS is poised to become one of the top ranked schools of the world. It will be a world school with an unmatched world-class schooling experience.

While NDPS has changed with changing times it has retained its core values. These beliefs are timeless and are deeply embedded in the spirit of the organization. They are our guiding force and will remain constant in the whirlwind of all other changes.

Team NDPS sincerely hopes that the trust earned by its founders will multiply a million fold and NDPS will earn a special place in the hearts of all those who have had a pleasure to be associated with it.

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