Deepika admits children from age 6 years. Admissions are given on first- come-first-served basis.
We start with pre-primary level and go on up to Secondary, Senior Secondary and Skill Training Levels.
We have an vocational training centre “Vinaya” at Uttari village, Kanakpura Road under Sri Sharada Peetam, Sringeri.
Our Senior Secondary and Skill Training Centre is called “Samashraya”. Deepika has several facilities for the optimal development of the special children.
Regular training in academics is given in subjects such as Language, Math, Science, Social Science, Computers and so on.
Older students who are ready to move ahead in academics are trained either for National Institute of Open Schooling Secondary and Senior Secondary or Karnataka State’s Secondary Examination. (SSLC) Academic learning is only a small part of anyone’s learning in life. We give exhaustive training in multiple areas.
Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy are also given to children who need them.
We also have a multi-media and animation training program conducted by AIMS Media, Delhi for our senior students so that an avenue opens for them in future for gainful employment.
There is a fully equipped kitchen to train students in hospitality management.
A laundry room equipped with washing machine, ironing board and iron box are also in use as part of training in daily living skills and also for the hospitality industry.
The most important part of the overall training program is the trips that we organize for children. All children have to go for these trips which are primarily planned to develop better self-help, social and emotional skills. The very young children go for overnight stays or 2 day trips. The senior students visit history and geography related spots across India.
We do all this and more. Yet for a complete personality to emerge parents or primary caregivers have to work as much and more than us. To facilitate this we also have regular parent-training and counselling programmes.