D.A.V Ara, is one of the oldest schools in Ranchi Zone, came into existence in 1982 when the Chairman Coal India Ltd. Shri R.N. Sharma resolved to set up Schools in the coalfields under CCL. The authorities of D.A.V CMC, New Delhi volunteered to translate the dream of Mr. Sharma into reality. Then it was a small school. Teaching was imported from Class IV to VII. The number of students was 75 and the teachers were only four. Its first Principal was Sh. J.N. Rishi. Needless to say Mr.Rishi encountered host of problems in running this school in a remote area which was not so accessible those days.
The C.B.S.E granted affiliation to this school in 1984 and the first batch of the school appeared in the All Indian Secondary School Examination IN 1986.
During the Tenure of Sh. N.R. Asthana as Principal, the junior wing which ran at that time at Sarubera was clubbed with the senior wing in 1988 where the present school exists.
The longest tenure of principal-ship, except the tenure of Sh. R.K. Roy the present principal of the school, was of late N.R. KARGUPTA. During his regime the school coined name and frame. It was Late Mr. Kargupta who initiated teaching in science at plus two level. The first batch of the school appeared in the All India Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations in 1995.
After 2000 the school flourished a lot at all levels. The strength of 950 started increasing year after year.
Updated on: [November 21, 2018]