Top 3 Most Expensive Schools in India

Did you know about these Top 3 Schools in India?

On this Teacher’s Day, the RTIwala Team will tell you about Top 3 Schools in India.

Why are they on the top? We will also mention some prominent alumnus of them. What’s the admission criteria? And, fees you have to pay if you wish to enroll your pupil in any of them?

Among the best schools in India, The Doon School-Dehradun stands first in a row

Top 7 Schools in India
Source: The Doon School

Founded in 1935 at the lush green valley of Dehradun, a full boarding boys school, and if you’re wishing to enroll your daughter then please scroll down at earliest. According to them, the greatest strengths of the school spring from the quality of the human relationships throughout the community and the sense of companionship that these engender.

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Photo: The Rose Bowl

We’re quite surprised by the facilities they’re offering to their students at very early stages, from Auditorium to Shooting Range and Wellness Center, Music to Art & Media School. But what we liked most is The Rose Bowl: The Rose Bowl is an iconic part of the school’s landscape and history. This amphitheater was originally built by the first cohorts of boys in the school in the late 1930s and early 1940s. In 2009-11, the facility was completely rebuilt and is a stunning venue for plays, musicals, assemblies, and prize-giving ceremonies.

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Interesting fact: You can also register for your new-born “baby boy” or till he achieves the age of 13 by paying the registration fee of just ₹ 12,000 to ₹ 36,000 ($ 600-1800 US for NRIs) but Registration does not guarantee admission. Well admission in the Doon is really a sort of mission for parents as privilege is given to children of alumnus and who’s who of our country.


The current scholarship program offered by Doon School is on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the entrance examination and later the interview. Financial Aid (means-tested awards), ranges from limited financial support to awards worth 100%+ to support parents who would not be able to afford to send their son to The Doon School. The system also applies to scholars whose parents need further financial support to enable their son to attend The Doon School.

Famous Alumni of The Doon School awa Old Boys: From Abhinav Bindra, Amitav Ghosh to Tarun Tahiliani, Former PM Rajiv Gandhi to Naveen Patnaik and Kamal Nath. Some famous Pakistanis who studied in TDS are Asghar Khan, former Commander-in-Chief of the PAF, and notable Pakistani politician & Lt. Gen. Ghulam Jilani Khan 1943 Governor of Punjab, Pakistan.

Out of the top 3 schools, the second position is of Welham Girls School-Dehradun

Top 3 Schools in India Welham Schools
Source: Welham Girls’ School

What The Doon is for Boys, Welham is for Girls. Period.

Located in the same valley of Dehradun and founded 22 years later to TDS, the Welham Girl’s School (WGS) is top most fully residential schools for girls. The Welham community has grown from ten girls at its inception in 1957 to its current strength of 600 girls. The alumnae of the school have carved a niche for themselves globally and within India, yet the spirit to ‘give and not count the cost’ remains unchanged.

Top 3 Schools in India Welham Girls' School
Source: WGS

Being one of the Top 3 Schools in India, Welham Girls’ School’s fee is quite high but comparatively less than the Doon SchoolTM.

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WGS also follows a rigorous admission procedure just like any other Top Schools in India. There are long waiting period and uncertainty.

Admissions are offered in Classes VI, VII and XI only, subject to the availability

Top 3 Schools in India
Image Credit: Welham Girls’ School

of seats. The lower age limit for admission in the School is 10½ on 1st April of the year of joining the School in Class VI. Similarly, correlation of age and class to which admission is sought is an essential requirement.

In Class XI, admission is on the basis of Board Examination results and an Aptitude/Proficiency Assessment to be held in the 1st week of June and subsequent qualification on the Merit List. The school allows students to take subjects across the three streams: Humanities, Commerce, and Science.

The famous alumini of Alumni Of Welham Girls’ School are mostly Bollywood Celebraties like Kareena Kapoor and Deepa Mehta, and Social Activists (or Politicians) namely Brinda Karat & Subhashini Ali else the Media Persons like Radhika Roy (of NDTV), Madhu Trehan (Newslaundry) and Tavleen Singh.

Last but not the least among the top 3 schools, the third is Delhi Public School R.K. Puram

DPS RK Puram RTIwala Report
Source: DPS RK Puram

Delhi Public School R.K. Puram is one of the most prestigious schools in India. Founded as a Public School in 1972 in New Delhi, it is a private institution run by the Delhi Public School Society. It is affiliated to the CBSE, IPSC & NPSC.  Delhi Public School R.K. Puram is one of the Top 3 co-educational day-cum-boarding school in India, with about 9,500 students on its rolls. These children, in the Junior and Senior branches, study in the three different campuses at East of Kailash, Vasant Vihar, and R.K.Puram. The school is among the most distinguished members of the Delhi Public School Society. It is a path breaker in the pursuit of excellence.

number of seats in DPS R. K. Puram
Source: DPS School

The Admission process for this school is quite cumbersome and complicated. which happens to classes 9 & 11. Whereas Admissions for Class Nursery and 1 can be done at DPS East of Kailash and Vasant Vihar. Only 108 out of 216 and 90 out of 180 seats are available for Gen Category students. That too directly proportional to the proximity of your residence to the school site.

RTIwala Reveals Admission in DPS RK Puram
Source: DPS RK Puram Admission Cell

The list of famous alumni of DPS RK Puram is quite long. From Top Entrepreneurs, Rohit Bansal and Kunal Bahl to Randeep Hooda and Kirti Sanon and Raghuram Rajan was also its alumnus.

With this, we conclude our researched report on Top 3 Schools in India and in our upcoming posts, we’ll publish salaries of PRT, TGT and PGT Teachers of these schools along with top 5 schools of India. So till then stay tuned.

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