Cambrian Hall: "On the Road to Greater heights"

The Cambrian Hall archives:

The history of Cambrian Hall began with the late Maharaja Juddha Shumsher J.B. Rana, ex-Prime Minister of Nepal. After relinquishing his Prime Ministership in 1948 to his first nephew, he moved to India upon the invitation of the then-Indian Prime Minister, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and Home Minister, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. He settled down in Dehradun at 13, Young Road Dehradun Cantt

Laying the foundation of Cambrian Hall:

Following the demise of Maharaja Judha Shumshere in 1952 and Maharani Gambhir Kumari in 1955, their youngest son Col. Shashi Shumsher J.B. Rana in negotiation with his two older brothers, Santa and Rabi Shumshere J.B. Rana, converted the Maharajas home into a residential/day school for the children of the South Asian region. The elaborate infrastructure and the historic buildings spread over 35 bighas of land at 13 Young Road, now serve as part of the campus of Cambrian Hall, one of the most distinguished schools in the country.

The late Col. Shashi Shumshere J.B. Rana, a veteran politician and an educationist, was a firm believer in the significance of education for the promotion of social change and development. In 1954, along with Mrs. Maude Mainwaring as the first Principal, he opened the school and thus began an illustrious voyage, as history filled its pages with the golden events that now enrich the narrative of Cambrian Hall. A strong vision coupled with steady commitment, five students and one dream along with the perseverance of Col. Shashi Shumshere J.B. Rana, Cambrian Hall made a modest beginning.

Today, Cambrian Hall is one of the top schools in Dehradun with over 1600 students from varied backgrounds and outstanding alumni spread across the globe.

Cambrian Hall: A legacy of its own:

Cambrian Hall stands beyond the boundaries of a school. It’s a dynamic association of youngsters, empowered by a community of parents and faculty whose main endeavour is to create learned and accountable representatives of the nation with the potential and desire of transforming the world.

Cambrian Hall’s primary purpose is to impart equal, affordable and quality education to the youth irrespective of their background, thus inspiring future trendsetters who have the appetite of creating their own identity in this ever-changing environment.

Cambrian Hall has devised a flexible approach to learning, incorporating local and global perspectives that enable us to draw out the best of our students’ talents and provide them with the required guidance and resources to achieve excellence. The school’s motto “To Greater Heights”, drives every child towards the pursuit of excellence, innovation, unity in diversity and service to humanity.

Cambrian Hall is the cornerstone around which the character and personality of every student is fostered. The institution visualises an educational system where children strive for brilliance, thrive by exhibiting their calibre in all activities leading to the holistic development of their personality and merit themselves by being an instrument of service to humankind.