The Doon School

The Doon School of Dehradun was established in 1935 by eminent barrister Satish Ranjan Das to provide Indian youth with an all-round education modeled on the English public school system.

The Doon School admits boys in January and April every year into the 8th standard (C form), and 7th standard (D form) respectively. Admission is divided into two steps. Firstly, an entrance test is conducted in November in major metropolitan cities in India or Consulates or Embassies overseas. Candidates are examined in four papers: English, Hindi, Mathematics and General Knowledge. Next, shortlisted students are called for an interview in December, at the school or in selected cities of India

The Doon School gives some consideration to the sons, grandsons, and brothers of Old Boys as well as brothers of boys currently in school. The number of students admitted every year depends on vacancies available after candidates for the ISC and ICSE have left..

The academic year consists of a spring term and an autumn term with five and a half day weeks. The overall student-teacher ratio is 10:1, and the average strength of a class is around 20 students.

'Smart' classrooms and wired buildings facilitate modern teaching methodologies, along with well-equipped science laboratories, a state-of the-art computer department and IT center. Painting, sculpting, pottery and batik are some of the arts the boys learn at Doon School. Training in vocal, tabla, sitar, sarod, flute, drums, violin and piano, Western classical and popular music is also offered. The well-equipped school library stocks various newspapers and magazines and also has computers with Internet connections.

The Doon School at Dehradun has an international reputation and studying here is a privilege that all its students acknowledge.

Last Updated on 14 March 2013