- In the first step, boys write an entrance test conducted in the major metropolitan cities in India (Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Dehradun). Overseas candidates may take the test at their respective Indian embassies/consulates. Please click here for the current list of centres for The Doon School Entrance Examination.
- 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).
- Notice of withdrawal must be given within 30 days of the last date of the term just completed.
- If a boy is withdrawn once the term has started, no refund of fees is possible.
- If a boy is withdrawn on medical grounds acceptable to the Headmaster, a rebate of only 20% of the fees will be given in the event that the absence is for half a term or longer.
- If a boy is withdrawn temporarily for a term for reasons acceptable to the Headmaster and due advance notice is given, a seat retention fee of 60% of the fees for the term will be payable. Seat retention beyond one term is not permitted.
THE SCHOOL’S AIM FOR ITS BOYS
The Doon School aims for boys to become open-minded, knowledgeable and critical thinkers who can express themselves in a variety of ways. The school seeks to develop principled, reflective, and balanced risk-takers. Each boy is expected to aspire to genuine intellectual achievement. He is also expected to develop and acquire leadership and entrepreneurial skills in school in preparation for the rest of his professional life. A boy is also taught to be proud of his culture, history and place in the world, and to acquire a refined aesthetic sense.
The school offers a broad-based curriculum culminating with the ISC and ICSE board examinations and the IB Diploma Programme. The curriculum at The Doon School seeks to prepare a boy to understand his unique abilities, to define goals which are both idealistic and obtainable, and to achieve them.
Boys are admitted regardless of caste, colour or religion from all over India. In recent years, boys have also come from overseas and are known as NRIs (Non-Resident Indians). Countries represented in the present student population include the USA, the UK, Singapore, Dubai, Nepal, Uganda, Nigeria, Russia, Canada and Abu Dhabi and Australia. The NRI pupils add an international dimension to the school, without its core ethos being weakened in any way.
CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARY INFORMATION
The current scholarship programme offered by The Doon School is based upon the candidate’s performance at the entrance examination and subsequent interview. Prospective parents are most welcome to contact the school and request that they wish their son to be considered for such an award subject to his performance at the entrance examination. If prospective parents would like to also indicate their wish to be considered for financial aid (a means tested award) they are most welcome to do so before their son’s entrance examination by informing the Head of Admissions, Mr Madan Kothari.
However, the school only processes applications for bursaries and scholarships once the candidate has been successful in the entrance examination and interview.
Q. What is the process of making an application for financial aid and demonstrating a parent’s need?
A. The Doon School has a scholarship committee which meets to decide on how financial aid awards are allocated. The Headmaster sits on this committee.
Prospective parents, (whose sons have successfully passed the entrance examination and interview and are offered a place) are required to complete a form which is available from the Head of Admissions. The form requires parents to submit a detailed report of their financial affairs, including joint family income, in order for the school to ascertain whether they are justified in providing financial support to the parents. The form is comprehensive and has been designed to ensure that the school is able to allocate its resources wisely and effectively, so that they reach the most needy parents and does not provide financial support in the form of discounts to parents who do not need it.
Financial Aid (means tested awards), ranges from limited financial support to awards worth 100%+ to support parents who would not be able to afford to send their son to The Doon School. The system also applies to scholars whose parents require further financial support in order to enable their son to attend The Doon School.
Please note: Financial Aid is reviewed annually on application for the full period of a boy’s career at The Doon School, provided that his conduct and industry remain, in the Headmaster’s view, satisfactory, and in accord with the school’s eligibility terms and conditions. However, the Headmaster is entitled, at his sole discretion, to remove the financial award with due notice from any boy who is not working properly, or who otherwise brings disgrace on The Doon School or his own person.
Financial aid will only be awarded if candidates of sufficient financial need present themselves.
Q. Who do I need to contact at The Doon School to acquire the necessary application forms?
A. Please email Mr Madan Kothari, The Head of Admissions
THE DOON SCHOOL
Mr Kothari will then pass a prospective parent’s application form to the scholarship committee who will then decide, and the school will contact the parent to confirm the outcome.
Current available financial aid (means tested awards):
The following means tested awards are also available:
The Doon School Scholarships: These are numerous need-based scholarships disbursed by the Scholarship Committee and based on the income of the parent. The financial aid amount varies from 25 % to 70 % of the school fee, depending upon the income level of the parent.
The Society of Aerospace Studies: This scholarship is awarded to a Class VIII boy who has an Air Force background, and continues to be awarded to him for the next 6 years.
Rohit Jayal Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a boy from an Air Force background.
Tarawati Ram Gopal Mehra Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded on a merit and means tested basis to one boy.
Gagan Mathur Trust: This scholarship is awarded on a merit and means tested basis to one boy.
Asha Sharma (née Sarin) Scholarship Fund: This fund provides up to 50% of the tuition fee assistance to deserving boys in The Doon School. The scholarship will be awarded to boys from the armed forces background. In the event that no boy qualifies from an armed forces background in a given year, the aid may be awarded at the discretion of the school authorities.
Full financial aid awards
The Jean & Eric Simeon Scholarship: This is financial aid worth full fees and which is awarded to a boy from an impoverished background.
The Kumaon Scholarship: This is full financial aid which will be awarded to a one boy who belongs to an economically weaker background, preferably with a household income of less than Rs. 2 lakhs per annum.
If a candidate fails to gain an award, there are various other opportunities in his/her school career to achieve the status of scholar. Further examples are laid out below.
Existing scholarships on offer are:
K.C. Mahindra Education Trust: This scholarship is awarded to the boys who are ‘toppers’ in their academics in each form.
Nikhil Gupta Charitable Trust: This scholarship is awarded to the boy who has scored the highest marks in English, Mathematics and Science, both in ISC and ICSE.
Rai Amitabh Chandra Tennis Award: This consists of two scholarships to be awarded to:
The winner of the Sardar Mohammad Senior Tennis Championship.
The winner of the Dr S.R. Vohra Junior Championship.
Superama Charitable Trust: This is awarded to a boy who has given excellent performances in Drama.
Anubha Bishnoi Foundation Scholarship: This is a combined merit and financial aid scholarship which is awarded to a boy who has an outstanding performance in co-curricular activities. It covers up to 50% of the school fees.
Mehra Family Award: This scholarship is based on the ICSE performance of a boy. It covers up to the full tuition fee of the awardee for the last two years in school.
Dr E.S. Krishnamoorthy Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded for encouraging scientific study, advancement and dissemination by a school boy.
Admissions Latest News:
The Headmaster will be welcoming prospective parents to a presentation about The Doon School on Friday 3rd April 2015 in Hyderabad.
The Headmaster will be welcoming prospective parents to a presentation about The Doon School on Friday 15th May 2015 in Kerala.
The date is still to be finalized but will be a Sunday in November. Prospective parents will be notified as soon as the date is ready. For further details about the examination please do not hesitate to contact Mr Kothari.
The BBC World Service: India's Eton in conversation with Old Boy and journalist George Verghese
Please click here for the broadcast.
The press likes what it sees of the programme of Winter at Doon with King’s College London.
Praise in the press: Doon featured in the Economic Times, 2nd November 2014
Please click here to view the article 'How India's renowned Doon School is embracing change to retain its exclusivity'.
The Headmaster, Dr Peter McLaughlin will be delighted to meet prospective parents in the following cities:
Bangalore on Friday 5th September 2014
Chennai on Friday 21st November 2014
and Hyderabad and Kerala in 2015, with dates to be announced shortly.
The event will be titled 'In conversation with the Headmaster of The Doon School.' A presentation and reception afterwards will enable interested parents to hear more about the unique education that The Doon School can provide their sons.
Please note office hours are 9am-5pm Monday - Friday and Saturday morning 9am-1.30pm.
We look forward to hearing from you.
MCC 2015: Cricket Training
Click here to download/view the MCC Flyer.
Click here to download/view the Places to Stay.
Click Here to download/view the Letter to the Prospective Parents from the Headmaster, The Doon School.
Click Here to view the MCC DVD of Cricket Training held at the Doon School last year (January, 2014).
Jaidev Singh Memorial Award and Scholarship 2014
This award is given to the highest marks in science at ICSE and the boy who has been given it in 2014 is Anvay Grover from Oberoi House. Anvay achieved 100% in his science papers.
Mahindra Search for Talent Scholarship Awards
Congratulations to the following boys who have been awarded this scholarship for securing the highest aggregate of marks in the school examinations in November 2013 and also for the boys who sat the ICSE examinations:
1. Jashan Kalra C form and from Tata House
2. Rudra Srivastava B form from Kashmir House
3. Ishaan Kapoor B form from Oberoi House
4. Anvay Grover A form from Oberoi House
5. Suyash Raj Shivam S form from Jaipur House
6. Vinayak Chaudhary S form from Oberoi House
All registered candidates for the 2014 examination will automatically receive these details from the school.
In 2013-2014 The Doon School disbursed 3.34 crores of financial aid.
The Arts Calendar for Autumn 2014 is now published.
Publication of Mrs. Grew's book Teenagers Translated: How to raise happy teens
Mrs Grew has co-authored the book Teenager's Translated and its now available on Amazon. The work is published by It is published by Random House (Vermilion). Mrs Grew is one of the school's part time staff coming to school four times a year to work with boys, staff and parents as well as to assist the the development of the SEAL programme in the Life Skills curriculum.
The Headmaster, Dr Peter McLaughlin is featured in Fortune Magazine April 2014 which this month, is focusing upon leadership.
The Headmaster talks about the school's founder S.R. Das who wanted a school for Indian boys of all states and communities but rooted in best educational practice. Dr McLaughlin also talks about leadership and the development of risk taking and innovation at The Doon School.
The Doon School now has 40% of its boys in receipt of financial support of one type or another. Today, The Doon School is focused upon attracting India's best and brightest boys who will excel in all areas of school life, such as the arts, sport and social service. Today, boys come from every state in India and from Indian families located outside of India. The school is proud of its leadership heritage,its excellent examination results at ISCE, ISC and IB and its first class university and college offers in India and internationally. But perhaps most of all, one of the school's greatest aims is for the boys to be safe and supported by a strong ethos of pastoral care.
Please click here to read the article in the Fortune Magazine.
The date for The Doon School Entrance Examination is Sunday 2nd November 2014.
Please click here to view the Newsletter.
Pre-Season Cricket Training Video
Please click here to view the Pre-Season Cricket Training Video.
Dosco's dazzle at University of Waterloo International Mathematics Competition 2014
The University of Waterloo one of Canada’s leading universities showcases mathematical talent through the Pascal & Cayley Mathematical Competition 2014.
Almost 60,000 pupils from over 1400 schools internationally participated in the Pascal, Cayley and Fermat Mathematics Competition 2014 organized by the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada.
The following boys have been ranked in the top 25% of the Cayley Competition and have been awarded certificates to the following boys in B form:
1. Vatsal Bora from Hyderabad House
2. Mudit Bajaj from Hyderabad House
3. Mohammad Omar Chishti from Kashmir House
4. Mihir Gupta from Kashmir House
5. Jaideep Singh Gill from Jaipur House
6. Shiven Kumar from Oberoi House
7. Ishan Garg from Oberoi House
8. Divij Mullick from Tata House
The following boys from A form have been awarded certificates of distinction for being ranked in the top 25% of all contestants in the Cayley Competition:
1. Tanmay Nautiyal from Oberoi House
2. Madhav Nath Gurtoo from Oberoi House
3. Rahul Garg from Oberoi House
4. Prabhsharan Singh Mamik from Hyderabad House
5. Tejit Vinod Pabari from Hyderabad House
6. Kanav Agarwal from Tata House
7. Dhruv Kharabanda from Jaipur House
Special medals were awarded for school champions to Vatsal Bora from Hyderabad House for securing maximum marks in the Pascal Competition and to Tanmay Nautiyal and Madhav Nath Gurtoo both from Oberoi House for jointly securing maximum marks in the Cayley Competition.
Arts Calendar Launched 2014
The school is delighted to announce the launch of its termly 'arts@doon' a calendar which outlines the wide variety of events that the Art and Media School, The Music School and the Drama Department show each term.
Launch of The Dosco Newsletter 2014
The school is delighted to announce the launch of this newsletter which is aimed at prospective parents first and foremost. The termly publication highlights key events and some of the many interesting aspects of life as a ‘Dosco’.
Dosco is National Shooting Champion
Samarjit Singh’s shooting success continues unabated. Samarjit from Kashmir House won 14 medals, 3 Golds medals, 3 Silver medals and 4 Bronze medals.
He was judged National Champion in three events:
U21 .22 Sports Pistol
U21 .32 Centre Fire Pistol
U18 10 metre Air Pistol
Samarjit was judged the best junior shooter at the Nationals.
Launch of THREE more publications from The Careers Information, Education and Guidance Department
The department is delighted to announce the publication of three detailed brochures featuring information and advice for boys, parents and staff concerning MOOCS, Summer Schools and Scholarships.
Summer at Doon
Doon wins Creative School Award in National Creativity Olympiad 2013.
The school won the Creative School Award in National Creativity Olympiad 2013. This competition was based on the basis of maximum number of students in the top 10 percentile from all the schools in India. Students from 200 schools from all over India participated in the National Creativity Olympiad 2013.
Aayush Chowdhry from Foot House secured 7th position in Class 7 and Aditya Oberai from Tata House secured 9th position rank in Class 8 in the competition.
MCC Lord's Club launch at The Doon School, India
More Doscos shoot at national level
Following Abinhav Bhindra who shot at the Olympics and current pupil Samarjit Singh who is playing for India now, three more boys have been inspired to follow in their foot prints. In the All India G.V. Mavalankar Shooting Competition 2013 the reuslts were as follows:
Kismat Chopra (Hyderabad House)
- Silver medal in the Delhi State Shotgun trap
- 4th position in the Pre-Nationals
- Qualified for the National Shooting Championship in Delhi
Naadir Singh (Tata House)
- Qualified for the National Shooting Championship
- Representing Punjab for the Shotgun Skeet
Arjun Singh Mann (Jaipur House)
- 5th position in the Shotgun Skeet
- Qualified for the Nationals – representing Delhi State
Junior tennis team wins IPSC Gold medal in IPSC Tennis Championship in the U14 category
For the first time in recent school history the U14 tennis team won this event and the school congratulates the boys:
Viksit Verma from Martyn House Aayush Chaudhary,in Foot House Harshit Bansal from Tata House and Ishaan Vaish from Kashmir House.
In the individual category Viksit Verma won a Bronze medal.
In the Under 19 category, the school team won a Silver medal. The team comprised of Siddharth Bhardwaj, Arush Sood, Devang Mehra and Shivan Tandon.
The school team were joint winners of the IPSC tournament with DPS R K Puram, New Delhi.
The Doon School is delighted to launch its first Yoga Conference in early December.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visits The Doon School boys programmes of women's empowerment and community outreach
Mr Kothari can also be contacted directly on : +91 135 2526406.
Please note that office hours in term time are:
Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm
School Holidays: The admissions office is open Monday-Friday.
F.C. Barcelona at Doon - July 2013
A skills based course was the focus for boys of all ages and invited schools from Dehra dun and the region.
Why not take a look at what happened?
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Record IB results at Doon in 2013, with huge leap per point score
The school is delighted to announce that its average point score of well over 36 points per pupil average is almost a two point leap on last year’s. The school’s IB scores have seen steady improvement in the five years it has been implemented. Headmaster Dr Peter McLaughlin said ‘I am very delighted with these results as there are few schools, especially boys’ boarding schools that have been able to show this average point score leap. With some re marks due, there is a very high possibility of the score being 37 points. The school achieved 100% pass at the diploma level. Many schools in India choose to submit candidates for the certificate course instead. Almost 65% of the boys achieved a 35 points average or better. The world average based upon the current 2012 data is 29.5-29.8 points and South East Asia achieving just over 30 points per student.’ Dr McLaughlin also spoke of the superb university offers that the boys have received in the UK, US, Canada and Hong Kong. ‘The Russell Group dominates the UK offers with the Ivy Leagues and top class Liberal Arts and Sciences strongly prevalent in the US. Huge congratulations to all the boys involved and to the staff and to the parents who have supported their sons and the school’s efforts to enable the boys to maximize their academic potential.’
45 IB points at Doon
The school is delighted to announce that Ujjwal Dahuja, from Hyderabad House on his perfect point score. In 2012, only 964 IB students world-wide achieved the perfect score.
Ujjwal has received multiple scholarship offers and university offers including Imperial College London, Cornell and Princeton in the US.
He will be shortly taking up his place to major in Mathematics at Princeton on a huge scholarship and the school cannot be more pleased for him.
The Doon School matches its IB HMC UK counterparts
The school is delighted to announce that it has according to 2012 data produced the same average point score as its HMC counterparts. The current point score average for the UK HMC group of schools is 36.4.
The Doon School is in overseas membership of HMC and only one of 4 schools in India to be in membership. The UK private sector average point score is 35.1 and the maintained sector in the UK averages 31.6 points per pupil.
Globally the private sector in the UK is the highest performing group of IB schools. The Doon School is now firmly in that group. In 2013, it has matched large co-educational boarding schools in the UK, such as the prestigious Oakham School HMC and Malvern College HMC who have been offering the IB for much longer than The Doon School. They also have girls whose successful presence is felt in terms of number and quality of results. In the UK, there is no single sex boys’ full boarding school offeriing the IB.
The Doon School is the best value for money IB boarding school globally
The school is delighted to announce that it is the best value for money full boarding school offering the IB and with results, together with university and college offers that compare with its UK HMC full boarding counterparts. Fees are between four and five times more than The Doon School.
100% success at IIT
The school is celebrating 100% success for boys applying to IIT from Class 12.
Many congratulations to Parth Gupta and Dhairik Fuletra from Tata House have both been offered IIT places this year.
Parth was the joint top scorer in the school at ISC in 2013 with Dhairik gaining the number three slot.
Both boys have also been offered places at the University of Hong Kong and also at BITS Pilani.
Record Board results in 2013
Congratulations to Parth Gupta from Tata House and Vidit Sadana from Oberoi House who are joint toppers this year in the ISC examination. They scored 97.25%.Parth Gupta has a 120% scholarship to study at The University of Hong Kong, where he wishes to study science and Vidit Sadana, who will be applying to Delhi University. A full university destination list for India will be available at the end of July once all the boys have been made their offers.
The school is delighted to announce that its school average (without EVE) has gone up again this year to 87.48%. Nearly 60% of the boys achieved 90%+ at ISC in 2013.
At ICSE, 94% of the boys achieved 80% and above. Congratulations go to the ISCE boys who achieved an 88.59% average this year. The two joint toppers this year were Abhinav Kejriwal and Ayush Tripathi both from Jaipur House and both with 95.8%.
At ICSE, 94% of the year achieved 80% or more.
Again Mathematics dominate the 100% results at ICSE.
The Doon School does not admit any boys after Class 8. The school therefore, does not follow the same policy as many of its boarding and day counterparts nationally and internationally. Many of them operate a highly selective entry policy for new applicants to the school in the last two years.
At ICSE, boys choose a broad range of academically demanding subjects and these include three separate sciences. This is so that boys keep their university and career options open.
The Doon School is not connected in any way with any other school that has Doon in its name.
The Doon School does not have any other branches.