return true; He noted that the school appeared to be surrounded by forests and close to mountains, and the possibilities of outdoor recreation and mountaineering seem to have influenced his decision as much as the chance to create a completely new type of school in India. [181] The film director Chetan Anand taught briefly at the school from 1940 to 1944. Important Dates at a Glance - Spring Term 2021, Scholarship Form (FY 2021-22) - Last Date January 7, 2021. [54][55] The event was christened DS-75. Families who send their sons to Doon often send their daughters to Welham Girls' School, and many Doon alumni have married alumnae of Welham. [131] The Multi-Purpose Hall is a more modern indoor theatre that can accommodate approximately 2,000 people. (HM Secretariat): +91-135-2757275, Email: [email protected] For all admissions enquiries, Please contact [email protected] or. The school has educated a wide range of notable alumni, including politicians, diplomats, artists, writers and businesspeople. if (f.elements["np" + i] && f.elements["np" + i].required && f.elements["np" + i].value == "") { INR 350.00. Check the Doon School Notification below. [165][166] In politics, they include cabinet ministers, chief ministers, several members of the Indian Parliament and state Legislative Assemblies, diplomats, and former heads of the Indian and Pakistani Air Forces. The Doon School is a full boarding school for boys only and not simply a school which welcomes boarders. } The housemistress is assisted by a matron known as "The Dame", who provides pastoral care for pupils, some of whom take several weeks to adjust fully to life in a boarding school, particularly given Doon's monastic lifestyle and strict routine. [27][28] The annual school fees in 1935 was ₹1,375, and by September 1946, it had risen to ₹1,800. Fax No. [56][57] Among the chief guests were the then President of India Pratibha Patil, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, and Kapil Sibal, then minister of Human Resource Development). [63] The dispute remains unresolved between the director and school authorities. The school is owned by the non-profit entity Indian Public Schools' Society (IPSS), which was registered by S.R. A comprehensive conservation and interior up gradation plan for one of the oldest buildings on the Doon School Campus used as the student hostels. He should know how to stand up and speak to a variety of different types of people â€“ to his own mother, to someone else's mother, to his father, to his schoolmasters, to servants, to Mahatma Gandhi or to the Viceroy, and to do this without any self-consciousness ...At 17 must come another quality, less instinctive and requiring a maturer mind: he must acquire a capacity of judgement. The tracks were written by the lyricist Gulzar and were sung by the school choir, Sonu Nigam, Shayan Italia and Bhajan Sopori. [79] The original four houses (Oberoi was added in 1991) were named after the largest initial donors: Hyderabad House was named after Akbar Hydari, who secured a contribution from Nizam of Hyderabad's government; Kashmir, after Maharajah Hari Singh, then ruler of Jammu and Kashmir; Tata, after the Tata Trusts; and Jaipur, after Rai Bahadur Amarnath Atal arranged for contributions from the Durbar of Jaipur. [39] In 1971, Simeon introduced the 'Scholar's Blazer', an academic equivalent of the pre-existing prize 'Games Blazer', so that boys accorded academic excellence the same level of prestige as they did sporting achievements. [12][124] Doon has been credited with pioneering mountaineering in India, due to the accomplishments of masters such as R.L. [33] After the Indian Independence, Martyn's friends suggested it would be a mistake to stay on in India, but he later wrote: "They could not have been more wrong. The vast majority of alumni are Indians, but a dwindling number are from Pakistan having studied at Doon before the Partition of India forced them to leave in 1947. (HM Secretariat): +91-135-2757275, //