Central Hindu School
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|Central Hindu School|
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221010
|Former name||Central Hindu College|
|School type||Non Co-Ed|
|Motto||Knowledge is vitality|
|Founder||Dr. Annie Besant|
|Principal||Dr. Neeru Wahal|
|Teaching staff||100-110 in Boys and 60-70 in Girls school|
|Gender||Male and Female|
|Age range||Maximum 18 years for admission in XI as on 30 September|
|Number of pupils||2000 in CHBS and 1700 in CHGS|
|Classes offered||6 to 12th|
|Medium of language||English & Hindi|
|Language||Hindi, Bhojpuri and English|
|Hours in school day||8|
|Campus size||70 acres|
|Publication||Banaras Hindu University Press|
|Affiliation||Banaras Hindu University|
Central Hindu School, formerly known as Central Hindu College, is one of India's largest schools which is situated at Kamachha in the heart of the holy city Varanasi. It owns a large Hall known as 'SARGA HALL' . It has two floored library where approx 200 students can sit and has largest playground of Purvanchal, where Inter-school football tournament is played. It is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) and is governed by Banaras Hindu University (1976) and Senior High School (11th standard) was called Pre University Course (PUC).
Founded by noted freedom-fighter Annie Besant in July 1898, with Dr. Arthur Richardson, a science graduate from England as the principal., and went on to become the nucleus of Banaras Hindu University, which was established in 1916. Asia's first Educational conference was held in the ground of the CHBS. Ruler of the Indian Princely State of Benares State (Royal House of Benares) Prabhu Narayan Singh was instrumental in setting up the school and donated requisite land for the school.
This school had run under graduation classes as a loaner for Banaras Hindu University which was founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and was still under construction. The charge of the Central Hindu College was handed over to the Hindu University Society on 27 November 1915. By a notification issued by the Government, in October 1917, the Central Hindu College became a constituent college of the newly formed university. The Sayaji Rao Gaekwad Library (Central Library), BHU was first housed in the Telang Library of the College in 1917.
Noted theosophist, George Arundale joined the school as a history teacher in 1917, and later became the head of the school. It is one of the oldest school in Varanasi. CHBS has longest playground in all over the Purvanchal where football tournament is played by many colleges of Varanasi. CHBS has a Sarga Hall which is one of the longest hall. There is a historical library which had established in 1912 and known as Kashinath Traimbak Telang Library.The Sayaji Rao Gaekwad Library, BHU was first housed in the Telang Library of the College in 1917. The library houses more than 30,000 valuable books such as encyclopedias, novels, old books on different subjects besides numerous magazines, newspapers, and digests. To create special awareness in Mathematics and Science the school has been organizing Ramanujan Memorial Mathematics Contest and Sir C.V.Raman Science Quiz since 1988.
Central Hindu Boys School's campus spreads over 70 acres and houses the school, hostel, laboratories (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer, Psychology & Agriculture), gym and library. The school has 50+ classrooms and houses several halls. Football field, cricket field, basketball court and tennis courts are amongst the sporting facilities available. Annual inter school football competition, which is held at the school grounds, is one of the major sport event of the school.
There is also held cultural programs at biggest level such as Krishna Janmastami, Anniversary of Annie Besant(1, October) etc.
As per the BHU EC resolution dated 29/30 March 1996, the following reservations will be given for admissions in the seats available for admission in various classes after giving seats to internal students:-
- 15% seats are reserved for Schedule Caste candidates.
- 7.5% seats are reserved for Schedule Tribe candidates.
- 5% seats are reserved for physically challenged physically challenged (PC) candidates.as per disability act 32(1) 2016
- 50% seats available for admission shall be provided to the sons and daughters of permanent employees of BHU, subject to securing a minimum of 33% marks in Entrance Test.
- Sanatana Dharma: an advanced text book of Hindu religion and Ethics. Central Hindu College, Benaras. 1904.
- Dr. Subodh Kumar Singh: Acclaimed plastic surgeon. A documentary, Smile Pinki, based on a surgery he performed, won the 81st Academy Award for Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject)
- Jayant Narlikar: Indian astrophysicist.
- K. N. Govindacharya: Social and political activist
- Kamalapati Tripathi: Writer, journalist, editor, freedom-fighter, Politician, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Union Minister for Railways.
- Kaushalendra Singh: Mayor of Varanasi
- Omprakash Singh: Politician
- CA DHEERAJ YADAV :, Chartered accountant , Institute of Chartered Accountants of India to New Delhi.
- Sri Prakasa: Politician, freedom-fighter, Governor & administrator. India's first High Commissioner to Pakistan.
- Central Hindu CohhfgiduyststrjsuraFtjr FStkyllege The white woman's other burden: Western women and South Asia during British colonial rule, by Kumari Jayawardena. Routledge, 1995. ISBN 0-415-91105-2. Page 128-129.
- Brief History of Central Hindu College, Banaras Hindu University Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Correspondence and Select Documents, by Rajendra Prasad, Valmiki Choudhary. Allied Publishers, 1984. ISBN 81-7023-002-0. Page 479.
- "Banaras Hindu University, Central Library (Varanasi, India)". University of Chicago. 3 March 2009.
- Brief History of Central Hindu College, Banaras Hindu University Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Correspondence and Select Documents, by Rajendra Prasad, Valmiki Choudhary. Allied Publishers, 1984. ISBN 81-7023-002-0. Page 479, http://www.bhu.ac.in/school/index.html.