The Doon School is very well-known and among the best Schools in India, located in Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand. Doon School was established in 1935, it was founded by Satish Ranjan Das, a cousin of Chittaranjan Das an Indian freedom fighter and former Chief Justice of India Sudhi Ranjan Das. Its first Headmaster was Arthur E. Foot, a former science master at Eton College.
Admission Process in Doon School
The Doon School admits boys in January and April every year. In January, it admits into the 8th standard (C form), and in April it admits into the 7th standard (D form).
To be admitted in the 7th standard, a boy must be over 11 years and under 12 years of age in September of the year in which he sits for the entrance test. To be admitted in the 8th standard, he must be over 12 years and under 13 years of age in September of the year in which he sits for the test.
There are two steps for Admissions in The Doon School. In the first step, boys write an entrance test conducted in the major metropolitan cities in India (Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Dehradun).
In the second step of the admissions process, those boys who qualify in the written test are invited for a personal interview. The interviews are usually done in December, at the School and in select cities in different parts of India (Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bangalore/ Hyderabad/Chennai).
The Doon School does not admit boys after the 8th standard. In order to sit for the entrance examination again, the candidate must meet the age requirement set out above.
The number of boys admitted every year depends on the vacancies that become available after the candidates for the ISC and ICSE have left the School.
Entrance Exam is held on the 1st Sunday of November every year.
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Curriculum in The Doon School
The Doon School is affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE). English is the medium of instruction, and the Council administers two public examinations – The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) at the end of year X and, subsequently, the Indian School Certificate (ISC) at the end of year XII. Both examinations are held annually in March.
From April 2007, the School has offered the International Baccalaureate Diploma along with the ISC. After the +2 exam, many of our students go overseas for further studies, and will benefit from the choice between an IB Diploma and the ISC.
Academic Terms in Doon School
The academic year at Doon consists of two terms – a Spring Term from February 1 to May 31, and an Autumn Term from August 1 to December 15.
Fee Structure of Doon School
|Fee Type||Amount( in INR)|
|School Fees||Rs. 6,10,000/- per annum|
|Admission Fees||Rs. 1,50,000/- (at the time of admission)|
|Security Deposit||Rs. 1,50,000/- (refundable)|
|Advance for Incidentals||Rs. 25,000/- per term.|
Fee Structure for NRIs/ Foreign Nationals
|Fee Type||Amount (in INR)|
|School Fees||Rs. 7,62,500/- per annum|
|Admission Fees||Rs. 3,81,250/- (at the time of admission)|
|Security Deposit||Rs. 3,81,200/- (refundable)|
|Advance for Incidentals||Rs. 50,000/- per term.|
*Fees are payable in two equal installments, in June and December.
*Bills for all other expenses incurred during the Spring Term are sent out by July and for the Autumn Term by the following January.
*Payments are expected within 21 days from the date of the bill.