RB Ranchhodlal Chhotalal Girls High School

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RB Ranchhodlal Chhotalal Girls High School is a girls high School, located in Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India. It is one of the oldest girls school of the country.[1]


The school was started by Gujarat Vernacular Society in 1892.[1][2][3] It was named as RB Ranchhodlal Chhotalal Girls High School, after the chief donor, the textile-mill pioneer of Gujarat, Rao Bahadur Seth Ranchhodlal Chhotalal[1][2] It was not only the first girls school of the town but also of Gujarat.[1][2][4][5] The school was guided by noted women activist Vidyagauri Nilkanth in first half of 20th century.[6]

Present Status[edit]

The school still provides quality education to girls which is located at Khadia, Ahmedabad in old town.[4][2] The school teacher was awarded prestigious Government of India - CCRT Teachers Award in 1988.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d General, India Office of the Registrar (1967). Census of India, 1961: Gujarat. Manager of Publications. p. 187. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d Mehta, Kapilray M. (1959). Ahmedabad, 1958. Gujarat Publishers. p. 228. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  3. ^ University of Bombay (1922). The Bombay University Calendar. University of Bombay. p. 348. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Ahmedabad Art weekly
  5. ^ "Citizens come to rescue of 125-year-old Kanya Shala - Times of India". The Times of India. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Roshni - Vidyagauri Neelkanth pp:17
  7. ^ "Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT)". ccrtindia.gov.in. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 

Coordinates: 23°01′25″N 72°35′30″E / 23.0236534°N 72.5917946°E / 23.0236534; 72.5917946