Welham Boys' School

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Welham Boys' School

TypePublic school
MottoFrom Strength To Strength
FounderHersille Susie Oliphant
School boardCBSE
PrincipalGurmeet Bindra
Number of students650+
Campus size37 acres (approx.)
HousesCauvery, Ganga, Jamuna and Krishna
Colour(s)Brown and beige         
MascotTusker Elephant
Alumni nameWelham Old Boys' Society

Welham Boys' School is a prestigious boarding school located in Dehra Dun, India. The school is a residential school for boys and is affiliated with CBSE.It is ranked amongst the top 5 boys boarding schools in the country as per the education world rankings 2019.


Welham was founded in 1937 as a preparatory school for boarding schools in England and India, by Miss Oliphant, an English lady, with a capital of £1000. There were no funds or staff, and no school buildings. Miss Oliphant recruited another retired English lady, Miss Grace Mary Linnell, to run the boarding school for girls, and Miss Linnell became the Founder-Principal of Welham Girls School. Under Miss Linnell’s guidance Welham Girls High School, as it was known then, established itself as a boarding school.[1]

In 1956 Miss Oliphant donated all her assets to the Welham Boys' School, which presently is administered by a Board of Trustees. Mr. S. K. (Charlie) Kandhari took over as principal in January 1983.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Ganguli, Shyam (1 January 2009). Doon Rediscovered. Rupa & Company. ISBN 9788129113849.
  2. ^ Shaw, Michael (14 November 2008). In Search of Time Wasted: Peregrinations from Seil Island. Author House. ISBN 9781467018005.

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Coordinates: 30°19′08″N 78°03′29″E / 30.3189°N 78.0580°E / 30.3189; 78.0580