Maharaja's College, Mysore

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Maharaja's College, Mysore
Maharaja's College, Mysore University
Maharaja's College, University of Mysore
Motto Manushya Jati Tanonde Valam
Type Government Educational Institution
Established 1889
Chancellor Governor of Karnataka
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dayananda Mane I/C
Principal Prof. Naagaraja murti
Location Mysore, Karnataka, India
Nickname MCM
Affiliations University of Mysore

Maharaja's College, Mysore (1889) is a college affiliated to Mysore University.

Maharajas College Main Gate


The college finds its origins in the English-school known as "Maharaja Patashala" established by Maharaja of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wadiyar III in 1833, at the request of a British officer, General Fraser. Subsequently it became a High School, and in 1868, after the death of Maharaja was handed over to the Government of Mysore. The foundation stone of the present building was laid by Prince Albert Victor of Wales during his tour of India on 27 November 1889 in Mysore, during the reign Chamarajendra Wadiyar X. In 1879, the college was upgraded and became affiliated with University of Madras, it was upgraded to the first grade college in 1894.[1][2]

The building was constructed at a cost of Rs 9.41 lakh at the time,[1] The architecture was highlighted by arcaded verandahs on two floors, a central mansard roof and projecting end-blocks. It alsoemployed ornate elements like impost mouldings and pilastered capitals.[3] Nearly four decades later, the building of Yuvaraja's College, constructed near by in 1927 was modelled on the Maharaja's college building.[4]

The college took its present shape when the University of Mysore was established in 1916. The university started functioning from college campus itself and VC's office remained here till 1947 when Crawford Hall was built.[1] M.A. courses were started at the college in 1917.[5] It went on to be a pioneer in the education. The college has had distinguished teachers such as Prof. JC Rollo, Albert Mackintosh, Kuvempu, Shama Rao, K. Hanumanta Rao, and Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1918-1921) [6] besides notable alumni like writer R.K. Narayan.[1][7][8]

As of July 2013, the University of Mysore was accredited "Grade A" by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC),[9] while its academic staff was ranked amongst the top 5 in across India.[10]

Former faculty[edit]

Maharajas College from the University side

S Krishnaswamy Iyengar,Professor, Statistics



  • M.Sc. in Geographical Information System
  • M.Sc. in Criminology and Forensic Science
  • M.Phil. in Correctional Administration and Forensic Science
  • M.A. in Kannada, English Literature, Journalism and all most all the traditional humanities study courses.
  • CIST (Center for Information Technology studies Department) offers IT related study courses.

Notable alumni[edit]

Yuvarajas College is part of Maharajas College

Image gallery[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Maharaja's royal gift to Mysore". The Times of India. 25 July 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  2. ^ Maharaja's College (Mysore, India) (1951). Maharaja's College Centenary Commemoration, 1833-Jan. 1951.
  3. ^ Vandana Baweja (2008). A Pre-history of Green Architecture: Otto Koenigsberger and Tropical Architecture, from Princely Mysore to Post-colonial London. ProQuest. pp. 54–. ISBN 978-0-549-81807-6. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  4. ^ "University of Mysore all set to recreate magic of 1930s". The Times of India. 16 March 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  5. ^ "About the University". University of Mysore. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011.
  6. ^ Kotta Satchidananda Murty; Ashok Vohra (1990). "3. Professor at Mysore". Radhakrishnan: His Life and Ideas. SUNY Press. pp. 17–26. ISBN 978-1-4384-1401-0.
  7. ^ Erin Fallon (2001). A Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 300–. ISBN 978-0-313-29104-3. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  8. ^ M.V. Krishnaswamy (13 April 2007). "Mysore, Once Upon A Time". Outlook. Retrieved 12 July 2013. ...Mysore Maharaja's College -- the 150-year-old institution that shaped some of India's best minds in the 20th century.
  9. ^ "Institutions accredited by NAAC whose accreditation period of five years is valid" (PDF). NAAC. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Review of Academic Staff Colleges" (PDF). National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Down memory lane". 16 March 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2013.

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