Boys' High School & College (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh)

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Boys' High School & College
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Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates 25.4616034, 81.8408355
Type Private
Motto Mentem Hominis Spectato Non Frontem
("Do not judge a man by his face but by his deeds")
Established 1861
Sister school Girls' High School and College, Allahabad
Principal David Luke
Faculty 110
Gender Boys
Age 5 to 19
Pupils 12000
Medium of language English
Campus Suburban, 13 acres
Houses 4
Color(s) Green, Yellow, Blue and Red                    
Nickname BHS
Affiliation ISC

Boys' High School & College, (BHS), is an independent school in Allahabad, India. It was founded in 1861 to provide a Christian education to the children of Europeans and Anglo-Indians, but has always accepted children from all backgrounds. Though originally co-educational, it now admits only boys.

It has existed on its present site in central Allahabad since 1861. Since 1940 it has been managed by the Allahabad High School Society. It is currently affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.[1]

Governor B.L. Joshi on 5 November 2013, released a commemorative postage stamp to mark 150th anniversary of Boys' High School. Mr. Amitabh Bachchan,a world-famous actor, also studied in BHS from Class 1 to 7.


Established in 1861, the school was founded and initially run by the Church of England. From 1898 to 1914 Boys' High School was affiliated to the University of Allahabad.[2]


It participates in, and hosts "Alfresco", a district level annual inter-school competition.[3]


  1. ^ Schools affiliated to CISCE as on 31 July 2010 Archived 17 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Governor releases postal stamp on Boys' High School". Hindustan Times. Lucknow: Allahabad Metro. 6 November 2013. 
  3. ^ The Times of India, Allahabad, 28 October 2010, Article:Cultural Extravaganza Held at BHS

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