Promoted by Sir Henry Daly in 1870, the eponymous Daly College, Indore is India’s premier co-educational boarding school. Affiliated with CBSE and CAIE (UK), the school offers contemporary boarding school education on the lines of the best boarding schools in the world.
Daly College also offers an ideal learning environment for special needs children; designated staff analyse the disabilities and design the teaching-learning process accordingly. The school’s impressive teacher-student ratio enables excellent learning outcomes.
The school was ranked #3 among the country’s top co-ed boarding schools in the EducationWorld India School Rankings 2020-21 and #1 in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Sprawled over 118 acres of meticulously landscaped greenery, the Daly College hosts world class infrastructure for sports and co-curricular education.
Sharing the campus with the school is the Daly College Business School (DCBS). DCBS is an integral part of the school making Daly College the only public school to run a business school affiliated with a British University and offering an honours degree recognised in India and abroad. Students of DC, after Class XII, are offered preferential admission in DCBS.
The school has computer aided learning facilities in classrooms in addition to well equipped laboratories for the sciences, biotechnology, computer education and geography. Computers with internet facilities are available in the library and the student houses.
The campus also houses a 30-bed hospital staffed with a resident doctor, lady resident nurses, a resident lady gynecologist and a visiting physiotherapist.
An air-conditioned auditorium with a capacity to accommodate 1200 people is one of the crowning glories of the school.
The school academic year runs from July – May and students appear for the All India Secondary School Examination at the end of class X and All India Senior School Certificate Examination at the end of the class XII. The school also offers the IGCSE, A and AS level programmes of the UK-based Cambridge Assessment International Education.
Sports & co-curricular education
Sports and co-curricular activities such as dance, choreography, fine arts, music, wood craft, NCC, computers etc are accorded high priority at Daly College. Sports such as cricket, football, basketball, squash, swimming, tennis, shooting, and athletics are practiced with excellent instructors for each of the sport.
Neeraj K. Bedhotiya
Admissions are based on a common admission test for registrations done before October 1 of the preceding year.
The main entry classes are PKG, LKG, Class I, Class IV, Class VI and Class IX. Students are admitted as day scholars from classes PKG to Class III; Classes IV onwards the students are admitted as boarders only.
The common entrance test for admissions is held in November for classes I to IX. For nursery-class III, test and interviews are conducted in November for admission in April. October 1 is the registration deadline.
The annual fee for day boarders is Rs.82, 615; and for boarders it is Rs.1, 37, 760 payable in two installments.
Daly College is ranked #3 among the country’s top co-ed boarding schools in the EducationWorld India School Rankings 2020-21 and #1 in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Separate accommodation is provided for boys and girls. The menu is planned with care to ensure that the food is nutritious and balanced. There are two dining halls, one for the senior students and another for the juniors. The students’ mess committee influences menu planning.