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|Anglo Sanskrit Victoria Jubilee Senior Secondary School|
Delhi, 110002, India
|Founder||Lala Chhunna Mal|
|Principal||Dr. Pramod Kumar Singhal|
Anglo Sanskrit Victoria Jubilee Senior Secondary School (formally abbreviated as A.S.V.J. Sr. Sec School and also know as Anglo Sanskrit) is a private senior secondary school located in Daryaganj neighbourhood of Delhi, India, and serving students in classes 6 through 12. The school is managed by Dharampal Satyapal Charitable Trust.
Private school education in India was started shortly after the Rebellion of 1857, and the first such schools were mission schools. Anglo-Sanskrit School was the first privately endorsed and managed school in Delhi.
In a Delhi's municipality meeting in 1867 it was proposed to establish an Arabic and a Sanskrit school in Delhi. A year later the proposal of opening a Sanskrit school in city was discussed by the Delhi Society and it received support from Hindu elites like Rais Rami Mal, Rais Saligram and Raja Debi Singh. The school named Anglo-Sanskrit School was established on Vasant Panchami, February, 1869. It was founded by Lala Chhunna Mal, a banker and philanthropist, in his residential house at Bagh Diwar, near Katra Neel, Chandani Chowk, Delhi. A boys-only private school; it aimed to provide education in Sanskrit and English. It was shifted to two houses in Gali Hakim Baqa and remained there until 1888. A school that was started with 62 pupils grow in numbers and in 1887 it was raised to a high school status, and was rechristened Anglo Sanskrit Victoria Jubilee High School in the commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
The school is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education. It follows the curriculum set by the Delhi Directorate of Education for classes sixth, seventh and eighth. Hindi is the medium of instruction from class sixth to class tenth. However, the school has one English medium section in each standard up to tenth.
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