feb 21, 1715 - St George's Anglo- Indian Higher Secondary School
Establishment of St George's Anglo- Indian Higher Secondary School.
It is the oldest formal school imparting Western education in India. Originally established as St. Mary's Charity School by Rev.W.Stevenson in 1715.
Charity schools were established based on similar model in England which were primarily meant for poor children or orphans. Initially schools Instructed in Portugeese, which then the lingua franca at the factories of the Company, but they later switched to English.
Naik, J. P., & Nurullah, S. (1974). Students' history of education in India 1800-1973. (6th Edition) MacMillan company of India limited. pg: 34-35
N.N. Law: Promotion of Learning in India by Early European Settlers
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History of Education in India during Colonial Times- 1700-1947
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