Doon school bags first while welham girls bag second in school ranking



The schools of Dehradun have kept the flag of the city known for famous schools, high in the eleventh Annual Education World India School Ranking (EWISR) 2017-2018.

The results of the survey conducted by C- Fore were declared on Sunday. Famed Doon School was declared best school in the Boys Boarding schools category while in Girls Boarding schools category, Welham Girls School, Dehradun secured second position. Mussoori International School and Unison World School Dehradun were ranked number three and four respectively. Incidentally the number six position was grabbed by Ecole Globale International Girls School Dehradun while Guru Nanak Fifth Century School (Girls), Mussoorie was on Seventh position in this category.

Ashok Hall Girls Residential School, Ranikhet was on eight spot.

In the Boys Boarding Schools category, the Welham Boys School, Dehradun got third spot, St George’s College, Mussoorie was on Eight place while Prestigious Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) , Dehradun was on ninth place. The tenth rank was occupied by Guru Nanak Fifth centenary School (Boys), Mussoorie.

In the international Residential Schools, the Woodstock School of Mussoorie was on number one spot. It shared this position with Dhirubhai Ambani International, Mumbai (day), Indus International, Bangalore (day-cum-boarding).

The survey was conducted by Education World in association with C fore, New Delhi.

A sample respondents database of 12,367 educationists, principals, teachers, parents and students in 27 cities and education hubs across India were interviewed to rate the country’s Top 1,000 schools. The country’s top-ranked schools in 14 categories will be felicitated at the Leela Ambience Hotel, Gurugram on September 22-23, 2017.


The eleventh survey was released in Bengaluru on Sunday. The survey rates and ranks the country’s Top 1,000 schools in 14 categories including Day boys, girls, co-ed and day-cum- boarding; legacy Boarding, and international schools.


The Step by Step, Noida (day co-ed),  DPS, RK Puram, Delhi and Greenwood High, Bangalore (day-cum-boarding), The JB Petit High School for Girls, Mumbai (all-girls) and Campion School, Fort, Mumbai (all-boys) are ranked India’s most admired Day Schools in EWISR 2017-18.


In the traditional/legacy Boarding Schools category, two of the number one ranked schools, Rishi Valley School, Chittoor (co-ed), and The Doon School, Dehradun (all-boys) maintained their top positions of last year while Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior (all-girls) moved two positions up from last year to take the top spot this year.


In addition, India’s Top government day and residential schools, Special Needs and Budget Private Schools are also rated and ranked.

Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) was ranked India’s number 1 Government Day School while  Oak Grove School, Mussoorie (Uttarakhand) was adjsuetd best Government Boarding School.

Tamana Autism Centre — School of Hope, Delhi retained its number one position among Special Needs Schools and Muni International School, Delhi was declared the best Budget Private School in India.

“With 12,000 plus educationists, principals, teachers and senior students in 27 cities across the country including Nagpur, Jamshedpur, Vadodara, Kanpur, Jammu, Faridabad and Ghaziabad apart from the metros and state capitals, this year’s survey to rate and rank the country’s best schools is the largest and most widespread in Indian history with which no other poll can claim equivalence. For assessing the country’s best government and budget private schools, we have also interviewed parents in SEC ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’,” said Premchand Palety, the chief executive of C fore, explaining the ratings and ranking methodology of EWISR 2017-18 while releasing the ratings.


“This year’s survey in which 12,367 parents, Principals, educationists and senior students countrywide were asked to rate the country’s Top 1,000 schools on 14 parameters of education excellence, is perhaps the largest ever worldwide. It will help parents countrywide to choose the most suitable school for their children and school managements to compare themselves with other schools in their categories against each other on a wide range of parameters,” said Dilip Thakore,  the founder-editor of Education World on the occasion.


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