The Doon School is a full boarding school for boys only 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
The school’s beautiful seventy acre campus with a vast range of flora, fauna and bird life provide all boys with ample green space and fresh air. Doon School remains a boys-only school despite continued pressure from political leaders, including President Pratibha Patil, to become coeducational.
Old boys of the school are commonly known as Doscos. Although the total number of Doscos is relatively small (estimated at 5,000 since the school’s founding), they include some of India’s most prominent politicians, government officials and business leaders. Some notable alumni are Rajiv Gandhi, Mani Shankar Aiyar, Ghulam Jilani Khan, Kamal Nath Rahul, Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Naveen Patnaik, Amitav Ghosh, Ramachandra Guha, Vikram Seth.
Affiliation : CISCE, NEW DELHI
TYPE : BOARDING SCHOOL (RESIDENTIAL)
ESTABLISHED : 1935