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The Doon School, Dehradun

Mall Road

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School Information

School Board: ICSE  IB  IGCSE(Cambridge)  
Type: All Boys
Hostel Facility: Residential School
Address Mall Road, Krishna Nagar, Dehradun
Contact Number 1352526406
Email ID [email protected]
Admission Update
Coming Soon
School Also Known As
School Level
Senior Secondary (Till Class 12)
Established Year
Medium of Instruction

Principal's Details

Principal's Name Jagpreet Singh

Location Details


The Doon School is a boys-only boarding school, established in the year 1935. It was founded by Satish Ranjan Das, (former Advocate-General of Bengal), who intended to make an Indian public school which was based on the British Public-School system but was mindful, of the Indian ambitions and cultural values. The school is spread over a single campus of approximately 72 acres in Dehradun Township, Dehradun City, Uttarakhand, India.

The school is home to about 500 students aged between 12 to 18. Students who wish to be part of Doon have to go through a screening process which is divided into two phases: firstly, a competitive entrance examination, followed by a personal interview of the shortlisted students with the Headmaster. 

Doon is famous around the globe as an all-boys boarding-school and has been consistently ranked as one of the best in India. Staff accommodation facility is also available.

In class 10th, the students have to take the Cambridge IGCSE examination, and for Class 11th and 12th they have an option to choose between the Indian School Certificate (ISC) or International Baccalaureate. Apart from academics, Doon also has a very well-rounded system for extra-curricular activities: The Doon School Model United Nations, photography, aeromodelling, mountaineering (in which senior boys go for 5-day treks). All cultural events are held in the famous Rose Bowl, an Amphitheatre with a capacity of around 2000 people. Doon follows the house system; for first-year students, there are two houses, namely Foot and Martyn; after that, there are five leading houses: 

  • Hyderabad (Navy Blue)
  • Jaipur (Green)
  • Kashmir (Yellow)
  • Tata (Red) 
  • Oberoi (Sky Blue).

The alumni of the school are referred to as 'Doscos' which is a combination of Doon and School. The list of famous Doscos includes various politicians, entrepreneurs, authors, journalists, actors etc. Some of the most eminent personalities who studied in Doon include:

  • Former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi
  • Naveen Patnaik (the Chief Minister of Orissa)
  • Prannoy Roy (Founder of NDTV)
  • Sunil Kant Munjal (Chairman, Hero MotoCorp)
  • Ajit Narain Haksar (First Chairman of ITC)
  • Ali Fazal (Actor) 
  • Many more.

Admission Criteria

  • The school admits boys in January and April per annum. In January, it admits into the VIII normal, and in April it admits to the VII normal. The boys should be higher than the age of eleven years to use for admission in a two-step process. An entrance examination is held every year in November at Dehradun and other major metropolitan cities of India.
  • This entrance exam includes a test paper of 4 subjects- English, Hindi, Maths, and General knowledge. Hindi is a compulsory language up to class X.
  • Successful candidates are shortlisted for a personal interview that typically happens in December.
  • Fees: Annual tuition, board, and lodging fees are presently Rs.4.05 lakh.


Indoor Sports
Outdoor Sports
AC Classes
Swimming Pool

General FAQs

Which board is this school affiliated to?

In India all Schools that have classes upto Xth or XIIth have to be affiliated to atleast one board of education. The Doon School, Dehradun is affiliated to the the following boards: ICSE,IB,IGCSE(Cambridge).

Does this school offer Hostel facility?

Yes, The Doon School, Dehradun offers hostel facility. This school has provisions for residential scholars. The Doon School, Dehradun is a Residential School.

What facilities are available in this school?

The Doon School, Dehradun offers the following facilities: Indoor Sports, Outdoor Sports, AC Classes, Swimming Pool.

Is this school co-educational?

No, The Doon School, Dehradun is not co-educational.



18 Jul, 2020

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