One of the best moments post-school is the moment when you step into your school once more as an alumnus. Alumni, if formally defined, is a person who has received an educational degree from an institution, which can be either a school or a college in the distant or recent past. To keep it simple, alumni is an ex-student of an institution. The intensity of fun at the alumni meet magnifies by leaps and bounds, if the alum is a hot-shot. The article will enlighten your entertainment quotient by giving you a snippet of information about celebrities who have studied from famous schools and turned into famous alumni.
The Lawrence School, Sanawar
This school is in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh and was started in 1847. It is considered one of the best boarding schools and is the first co-educational school. It is affiliated to CBSE and has a leading rank in sports and academics too. This school is built at a stretch of 130 acres. There have been many famous alumni’s from this school, a few are mentioned below.
1. Sanjay Dutt
2. Saif Ali Khan
3. Bunty Walia
4. Ness Wadia
5. Pooja Bedi
The Doon School
The Doon School in Dehradun was started in 1935. It has a 70 acre wide campus. The school holds an international reputation with CBSE education system. It has a number of facilities regarding sports, science, art and music. It is a boarding school and has been ranked one of the best ever.
1. Rajiv Gandhi (Politician)
2. Karan Thapar (Journalist)
3. Sanjay Gandhi (Politician)
4. Anish Kapoor (Sculptor)
Mayo College School, Ajmer
Established in 1988, and being recently established it still holds the best reputation amongst other schools. The students of this school call themselves the Mayoites and this school has CISCE education system. This school is a fraction of the Round Square conference and henceforth takes the children out on educational trips around India. It is a sister school of the Mayo college which was established in 1857. Some of the well known, old-Mayoites are :
1. Tinu Anand (Film Director)
2. Goldie Behl (Film Director)
3. Jaswant Singh (Politician)
4. K.Natwar Singh (Politician)
Rishi Valley School, Madanapalle
This magnificent boarding school was founded by the well known Jiddu Krishnamurti, a philosopher. It is located in Madanapalle, in Andhra Pradesh. The school is popular for its great educational techniques and the Education World has ranked this school second in the survey of the finest boarding school in 2009 survey. It was established in 1926 and has a 350 acre campus. It is affiliated with two education boards, the ICSE and ISC.
1. Hemant Lalitraj (Venture Capitalist)
2. Oopali Operajita (Senior Advisor to India’s parliamentary leaders)
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla
Bishop Cotton School in Shimla is the oldest boarding school in Asia which was established in 1859. It has a strong educational system and has gone far and beyond with many international facilities as well. It has an affiliation with CBSE.
1. Fali Nariman (Senior Advocate Supreme Court)
2. Ruskin Bond (Author)
3. Lalit Modi (Chairman, Commissioner or IPL)
4. Ratan Tata (Chairman of Tata group)
4. Abhimanyu Raj Singh (Actor, writer, director, businessman)
Welham Girls School
This Dehradun situated all girl’s boarding school was recognized in 1957. Students from all over India go to this school to study. The boy’s school was established before this. The school has let out some of the best students. It has great extracurricular activities, sports and has a number of clubs and societies. They follow the ICSE and ISC education system and provide exchange programs too.
1. Kareena Kapoor (Actress)
2. Madhu Trehan (Journanlist)
3. Brinda Karat (Politician)
4. Aditi Vasudev (Actress)
5. Radhika Roy (Co-founder and co-owner of NDTV)
Convent of Jesus and Mary (Chelsea) School, Shimla
The Convent of Jesus and Mary in Shimla is a Catholic boarding school for girls. It was built in the 19th century and is commonly popular as Chelsea. The children of this school call themselves the Chelseaites. This school has a sufficient load of extracurricular activities and has an affiliation with the ICSE education board.
1. Preity Zinta (Actress)
Cathedral and John Connon School
Unlike others, this is a co-educational private school in Mumbai. This school was built in 1860. The Education World -C conducted a survey of schools in 2010 and it ranked this school first in the All India Ranking of the best schools. It is an international school and follows ICSE in grade 10 and the ISC in grade 12. It also has an affiliation with the CISCE. This school has some of the best extracurricular activities including student leadership opportunities.
1. Jamshyd Godrej (Industrialist and head of various Godrej group companies)
2. Rahul Bose (Actor)
3. Amisha Patel (Actress)
4. J.R.D Tata (Industrialist)
5. Homi Bhabha (Noted Scientist)
Bombay Scottish School, Mahim – the hub of famous alumni
Bombay Scottish School (BSS) commonly recognized as Scottish is an esteemed private, co-educational school located at Mahim in Mumbai, India. As the name would suggest, it is quite a high-class posh school for youngsters. The foundation was established in 1847 by Scottish Christian missionaries under the name Scottish Female Orphanage. The school has an affiliation with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, which conducts the ICSE Examinations.
1. John Abraham (Actor)
2. Abhishek Bachchan (Actor)
3. Lucky Ali
4. Aditya Chopra (Producer, Director)
5. Uday Chopra (Actor)
St. Xavier’s High School, Mumbai
St. Xavier’s High School, Fort is an English medium school for boys in Fort, Mumbai, India. St.Xavier’s was established in 1869. The school follows the SSC board which is the state board of the Government of Maharashtra. The school gives importance to sports. It is one of the few schools in space-starved south Bombay to have a large football field and basketball courts. This school goes up till 10th, after which comes college. The student representatives are primarily invvolve themselves in maintaining student discipline, leading student and ceremonial activities.
1. Aftab Shivdasani (Actor)
2. Adi Godrej (Industrialist)
3. Sunil Gavaskar (Sportsman)
4. Naseeruddin Shah (Actor)
5. Soli Sohrabjee (Ex. Attorney General of India)
6. Somnath Bhardwaj (Scientist)