Dehradun is recognized for its schooling not only in the country but also in the world. Dehradun is famous as an education hub due to its schools. Many celebrities and their children have received education here. Let’s know about the major schools of Doon like this.
The Doon School of Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, is not known like this all over the world for its schooling. For years, the sons of the Gandhi family have been studying in this school. Not only the Gandhi family considers the iron of education here, but other famous personalities of the country also study from here and occupy big positions today.
It is a tradition for the Gandhi family to study in Doon School, a tradition started by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1945. Let us tell you that Rajiv Gandhi wanted to study in Welham School. But Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru wanted Rajiv Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi to study in Doon School.
After taking admission in Rajiv Gandhi’s Doon School, Sanjay Gandhi took admission in Doon School in 1956. After passing the ISC exam from here, Rajiv Gandhi did his further studies in England. Sanjay Gandhi was an average student Sanjay Gandhi was a mediocre student in Doon School. It is said that he was not serious about studies. Following in the footsteps of Rajiv and Sanjay Gandhi, presently Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also took admission in Doon School, but due to security reasons, Rahul had to do his studies from home till 1981-83.
Rahul then earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994 from Harvard University’s Rollins College Florida. After this, in 1995, he obtained an M.Phil degree from Trinity College, Cambridge University.
Priyanka Wadhera Gandhi, daughter of Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi, also played in this tradition of taking education in Doon School, which has been going on for many years. In December 2012, Priyanka Gandhi got her son Rehan admitted in Doon School.
Along with this, many other big journalists, politicians, ministers, actors-actresses, including famous target Abhivan Bindra, author and co-director of Peepli Live, Mahmood Farooqui, have done schooling from Doon School.
Doon School at a Glance
Establishment: 10 September 1935
Founder: Satish Ranjan Das
Campus: 69 acres Fees
For Indians – 6,10,000 For
foreigners – 7,62,500
Kareena Kapoor, who is counted among the main actresses of Bollywood, did her schooling at Welham Girls School in Dehradun. Not only this, Sonali Bendre has also done her schooling from this school.
Former Speaker of Lok Sabha Meira Kumar has also been a student of Welham Girls. Ambika Soni has also studied in Welham.
Zayed Khan, the actor of the film ‘Main Hoon Na’, did his schooling from Welham Boys School. Famous cricketer and Saif Ali Khan’s father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi has also studied in this school. The country’s cabinet minister Mani Shankar Iyer has also received education from Welham Boys.
Welham Girls School
Faculty – 81
Girls – 600
Address – No. 12 Circular Road,
Dalwana, Dehradun 248001
Phone No – 0135-2657223, 2659690, 2657378, 6670100
Welham Boys School
Faculty – 60
Students – 550
Address – 5, Circular Road,
Dalwana, Dehradun 248001
Phone No – 91-135-2657120, 2652935
The Asian School:
The Asian School is located in the posh Indira Nagar, Vasant Vihar area of Dehradun. It was established in 2000 by the Asian Education Charitable Society. It is an English medium school recognized by CBSE and teaches classes I to XII.
This is a boarding school and there is a separate building for girls. The Asian School is spread over six acres and has three residential blocks for the students, swimming pool, gym and cots for tennis, basketball.
Along with studies, the creativity in the children is also enhanced here.
St.Joseph's Academy St.Joseph:
St.Joseph’s teaches the curriculum prescribed by the ICSE Board. It was established in 1934. It is located in Rajpur Road, Dehradun.
This school is known for its better results in class X and XII. The school has an editorial which was built in 1984 and was inaugurated by Mother Teresa.
Many big personalities of the country have studied from this school. Some of the names of these celebrities are as follows.
Prahlad Kakkar – Founder and Director of Genesis Film Production
OP Bhatt – Former SBIC Chairperson
Padma Bhushan VN Kaul
St George's College Mussoorie:
St George’s College located in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand is based on the ICSE pattern. The school is spread over a vast area of 400 acres. It was established in 1853 and opened in a cottage. Whose name was Manor House. That’s why at that time the students here were called Maneritis.
This school is very famous for its education in the country and the world. The Indian Air Force has gifted the trainer jet aircraft TS-11 to this school. This school is 5 km from Mussoorie city. Located in distant Barlongganj. Many big personalities of the country have studied from this school.