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

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Boys' High School & College
Boys' High School & College (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh) logo.png
4, Purushottam Das Tandon Road


Coordinates25°27′42″N 81°50′27″E / 25.4616034°N 81.8408355°E / 25.4616034; 81.8408355Coordinates: 25°27′42″N 81°50′27″E / 25.4616034°N 81.8408355°E / 25.4616034; 81.8408355
MottoLatin: Mentem Hominis Spectato Non Frontem
(Do not judge a man by his face but by his deeds)
PrincipalDavid Luke
GenderBoys school
Age5 to 19
Number of pupils12000
Medium of languageEnglish
Campus size13 acres
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Green, Yellow, Blue and Red                    

Boys' High School & College, (BHS), is an independent school in Prayagraj (before known as 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, famous actor studied in BHS from Class 1 to 7.[2] Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, Brahma Nath Katju has also studied in BHS.


The 2013 stamp dedicated to Boys' High School

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.[3]


It participates in, and hosts "Alfresco", a district level annual inter-school competition.[4] It has also started to organize a Carnival, just a few days before Christmas for its students from last year i.e. 2017.


  1. ^ Schools affiliated to CISCE as on 31 July 2010 Archived 17 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Desk, Dainik Bhaskar (10 October 2015). "इसी स्कूल में पढ़ते थे BIG B, बचपन में सीनियर के साथ खेलते थे कंचे". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Governor releases postal stamp on Boys' High School". Hindustan Times. Lucknow: Allahabad Metro. 6 November 2013.
  4. ^ The Times of India, Allahabad, 28 October 2010, Article:Cultural Extravaganza Held at BHS

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