Central Hindu School
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|Central Hindu School (CHS) formerly Central Hindu College
Varanasi, Uttar pradesh, India, 221010
|School type||Non co-ed|
|Motto||Knowledge is vitality|
|Religious affiliation(s)||All Society|
|Founder||Dr. Annie Besant|
|Head of school||Samrat|
|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|
|Pupils||2000 in CHBS and 1700 in CHGS|
|Classes offered||6 to 12th|
|Medium of language||English & hindi|
|Language||hindi.urdu 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 provides education to all society of people and is well equipped with highly qualified faculties and laboratory. 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 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.
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.
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.
- 3% seats are reserved for physically challenged physically challenged (PC) candidates.
- 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.
- Central Hindu College 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.