Education in Dehradun

Dehradun, in Uttarakhand, is synonymous to education. Known as the school capital of India, it has some of the best residential schools. With its picturesque landscape, the city is a perfect abode for education.

Secondary Schools

Home to some elite educational institutions, Dehradun has most of the schools affiliated to CBSE, ICSE, IB or NIOS. The schools are of both types: coeducational and single-gender based ones. Most of the schools here offer classes K-10, while there are others which offer classes XI and XII as well. Schools in Dehradun are of 3 kinds:
  1. Preparatory/Primary Schools: Most of these schools admit children from Play to class III. Some schools also extend till class V. These schools prepare children for entrance test for admission to the premiere residential schools in Dehradun. These schools include both residential and day scholar students, with pick and drop facilities for the latter.

  2. Day Scholar Schools: These schools start from class I to class X. Some schools also offer class XI and class XII. Apart from academics, all the schools also offer excellent extra-curricular activities.

  3. Residential Schools : These schools start mostly from class III or class VI - class XII. Apart from academics, these schools also develop the overall personality of the child with extra-curricular activities like horse riding, swimming, outdoor games, yoga, music, art, etc.

Dehradun has the National Institute for Visually Handicapped, which is the first such institute in India, for the visually impaired persons. It is known for its first press for the Braille script and provides education to blind children.

Organisations such as the Latika Roy Foundation here provide education to the differently-abled people, thus giving them a chance of employment and inclusion in the community.

Colleges

Dehradun houses the famous Indian Military Academy. The Universities in Dehradun are either government universities or deemed universities. They offer courses such as B.E., B.Tech, MCA, MBA, B. Pharma, M. Pharma etc. Some of the famous universities are the Doon University, Uttarakhand Technical University, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, the Forest Research Institute and the ICFAI. There are several colleges which also conduct courses in religion and yoga.More...

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Last Updated on : February 10, 2016

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