With rivers Ganga on the east and Yamuna on the west, Dehradun is your final destination if your preference is for a hill station with breath taking views of rivers and vegetation with the gigantic Himalayas as the backdrop. This Doon Valley is the pride of India which is known for a plenty of pleasant things like the scenic nature of Himalayan and Shivalik range, The Tapkeshwar temple, Buddist temple and tourist friendly resorts and cottages. The references of Dehradun can also be seen in Ramayan and Mahabharath when this place had an important role to play in these religious epics.
Dehradun, which is known for its picturesque views, not just attracts the tourists. It is also known for the several boarding schools. The alumni of these schools include many celebrities who are today's scholars, prominent movie stars and able politicians. Schools like St. Joseph's Academy, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Colonel Brown Cambridge School, Summer Valley School, Ann Mary School, The Heritage School, Rashtriya Indian Military College, Doon International School, Welham Girls School Welham Boys School, The Doon School, Ecole globale, SelaQui International School, Army Public School, Cambrian Hall, St. Thomas' College, Brightlands School, and Marshall School. In addition to these there are around 12 Kendriya Vidyalaya schools which add more credit to this amazing location of educational excellence.
Not just the grand residential schools. Dehradun also has nestled some of the great research institutes which are so niche that it has successfully encouraged a great bunch of enthusiastic students to settle here to pursue their higher education. The Forest Research Institute, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Wildlife Institute of India, Instruments Research and Development Establishment and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology are those grand universities which has set benchmarks for quality education. The National Institute for Visually Handicapped (NIVH) is the first of its kind which consists of press for Braille script which provides education and service to the blind children, which is a pioneer in India.
Council for India School Certificate Examination was setup in 1958 as a replacement of the foreign Cambridge School Certificate Examination. Since then it has become one of the most prominent national board of school education in India. It conducts the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education and the Indian School Certificate examinations for Class X and Class XII respectively. In the year 2018 about 1.8 Lakhs students appeared in ICSE exams and nearly 73 thousand in ISC exams. Over 2000 schools are affiliated to CISCE, with some of the most prestigious schools such as The Shriram School, The Cathedral & John Connon School, Campion School, St. Paul’s School Darjeeling, St. George’s School Mussorie, Bishop Cotton Shimla, Rishi Valley School Chitoor, Sherwood College Nainital, The Lawrence School, The Assam Valley Schools and many more. Some of the Oldest & more Prestigious schools in India have ICSE curriculum.
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