Doon School alumni (Doscos)

List of Doon School alumni (Doscos)

Alumni of the Doon School, who are also known as Doscos, include some of India's most prominent business leaders and innovators. Listed below are a selection of Doscos who have lead major enterprises, primarily in India:

Armed Forces

Indian Air Force

Pakistan Air Force

  • Air Marshal Asghar Khan, ex C-in-C of the PAF, and notable Pakistani politician.

Aerospace and Airlines

Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals


  • Shamsunder Aggarwal, Chairman Diners Club India
  • Vikram Atal, head of Citibank Credit Cards North America
  • Rajdharee Lall, Chairman Andrew Yule and Company Ltd.
  • Kali Moddy, Chairman Diners Club India
  • M. CT. Muthiah, Chairman Indian Overseas Bank, United Fire & General Insurance
  • Kai Nagorwalla, Head of Credit Suisse Asian Pacific
  • Sunil Sreenivasan, Chief Country Officer Citibank
  • Vikram Malhotra, Senior Partner & Head of McKinsey & Co.'s New York office, United States
  • Sanjeev Mehra, Managing Director and Senior Partner at Goldman Sachs & Co, Principal Investment Area, United States
  • Bob Khanna, Managing Director (Region Head), Citi Venture Capital International (CVCI), United States & Latin America
  • Vinayak Bahuguna, Managing Director, Alternate Investments Group, Standard Chartered Bank, India
  • Anil Kumar, Director & Head of McKinsey & Co.'s California region, United States
  • Karan Singh, Partner, Head of Healthcare, Bain & Co., India
  • Ranjit Pandit, Former Chairman of McKinsey & Company, India (Currently MD at General Atlantic Private Equity)
  • Ravi Sinha, Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co., Hong Kong
  • Ranjit Lakhanpal, Managing Director, Corporate Finance, JP Morgan, India
  • Deepak Khanna, Country Manager, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Vietnam
  • Pankaj Vaish, Head of Fixed Income & Equity, Lehman Brothers, India
  • Vivek Goyal, Head of Fitch Ratings, Asia Pacific
  • Varun Bery, Co-Founder & MD, TVG Capital Parners (PE arm of JP Morgan)
  • Vijay Jagannathan, Sector Manager for Water and Environment, World Bank
  • Sanjay Patel, Co-head of European Private Equity and Indian Capital Equity business, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners & Co., & also recently been named among the UK's 20 most powerful fund managers
  • Vivek Pandit, Partner, McKinsey & Co, Mumbai Office, India




Cabinet Ministers in India

Members of Parliament in India

Chief Ministers of India

Other Indian government officials

  • Uma Shankar Bajpai, Secretary of External Affairs
  • Maheshwar Dayal, Secretary of Energy
  • Ashok Gokhale, Secretary of External Affairs
  • Vinod Kumar Grover, Secretary of External Affairs
  • Dalip Mehta, Secretary of External Affairs
  • KP Sankara Menon, Secretary of External Affairs
  • Ramachandra D Sathe, Secretary of External Affairs
  • Noel Swaranjit Sen, Director-General of Police, Andhra Pradesh
  • PP Sharma, Former Chief Secretary, Jharkhand

Members of Legislative Assemblies in India

  • Anang Uday Singh Deo, Orissa State Minister for Steel & Tourism
  • Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon, Punjab State Cabinet Minister for Food and Civil Supplies; former Minister for Excise and Taxation
  • Manpreet Singh Badal, Punjab State Cabinet Minister for Finance



  • Narendar Nath Atal, Chairman Makum Tea
  • SK Mehera, President Tata Tea


  • AN Haksar, Chairman ITC Ltd.
  • Zia Shaffi Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tobacco

TV and entertainment

Poets & Novelists

  • Aamir Ali (Conflict, Via Geneva etc.)
  • Vimal Bhagat (Stage Whispers)
  • Pushpinder Singh Chopra (Touching the Sky etc.)
  • Amitav Ghosh
  • Aminuddin Khan (A Shift in the Wind)
  • Saurabh Saklani (What Teens Need but Can't Quite Say)
  • Samit Sawhny (All the World's a Spittoon)
  • Aftab Seth (Pillars of a Landscape)
  • Vikram Seth

Historians, Essayists & Academic Writers

  • Mani Shankar Aiyar
  • Kanti Bajpai
  • PM Das (Storms and Sunsets in the Himalaya)
  • Jagjit Singh Dulat (Partners in Victory)
  • Siddharth Dube (In the Land of Poverty; Sex, Lies and Aids)
  • Ramchandra Guha
  • Rohit Kumar Handa (''Policy for India's Defense; Comrade Sahib)
  • Prem Shankar Jha (The Perilous Road to the Market; Kashmir 1947: The Origins of a Dispute)
  • Deepak Lal (eleven books on economics)
  • Piloo Mody (Zulfy My Friend)
  • Shomit Mitter (Systems of Rehearsal)
  • Naveen Patnaik
  • Vijay Prashad (Untouchable Freedom; Karma of Brown Folk)
  • Shiv Kunal Verma (Ocean to Sky: India from the Air)

Print Journalists



  • Arjun Singh Bedi, Professor of Quantitative Economics, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Ravi Mathai, Director of Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad)
  • Ravi Sandhu, Executive Director and Founder of Institute of Cyber Security Lutcher Brown endowed chair in Cyber Security Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chief Scientist and co-founder of Tricipher
  • Debu Purohit, PhD, Senior Professor of Marketing, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Sports & Arts

  • Abhinav Bindra, Air Rifle Shooter, India (Only Indian Individual Olympic Gold Medalist, 2008)
  • Anish Kapoor, Renowned Sculptor, United Kingdom
  • Ranjit Nanda, Leading Golf Course Designer, India (Inducted into Indian PGA Hall of Fame in 2005)
  • Rohit Khosla, Fashion designer, one of the pioneers of Indian Fashion
  • Tarun Tahiliani, Leading Fashion Designer, India


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