Rajkumar College, Rajkot

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The Rajkumar College
RKC Emblem.JPG
"Knowledge is Power"
Gymkhana Road
Rajkot 360001

Coordinates 22°17′36″N 70°47′51″E / 22.2932°N 70.7974°E / 22.2932; 70.7974Coordinates: 22°17′36″N 70°47′51″E / 22.2932°N 70.7974°E / 22.2932; 70.7974
Type Public (1938)
Established 1870 (1870)
Founded 1868
Founder Lt. Gen. R. H. Keatinge , V.C. , C.S.I.
School district Rajkot
Principal Mr. Vinod Thakkar (Director)
Grades K-12
Number of students 1500
Houses Jhalawar, Halar, Sorath, Gohilwad
Athletics Track and field, and athletics meet annually
Athletics conference Boys and Girls Assemble
Sports Cricket, football, hockey, swimming, basketball, tennis, table tennis, horse riding, volleyball
Nickname RKC
Affiliation CBSE
Alumni H.H.Ranjitsinhji (Nawanagar)
Alumni website http://www.rkcalumni.com/

The Rajkumar College (or RKC) in Rajkot is one of the oldest K-12 institutions in India. RKC has a 26 acre (105,000 m²) campus located in the heart of Rajkot city.


K S Ranjitsinhji played for the English cricket team [1]

The foundation stone was laid in 1868 and the college was formally opened in 1870. The college was founded for the education of the Princely order by the Princes and Chiefs of Kathiawad for their sons and relations.

In 1938, on the initiative of its founding members, the college became a Public School (private school in American terms). The college is a founding member of the Indian Public Schools Conference, and a member of The Round Square Conference of Schools, a worldwide association of more than 60 schools that allows students to travel between schools and tour the country or do community service.

In 2001 the college opened its doors to girls, in what has been a boys' bastion for over a century. The school has around 50 girls, with boarding facilities.

Another endeavor of The Rajkumar College Administration has been Priyalok Villas, a pre-school program for the kids; originally housed in a 1909 Hyde sanatorium but now housed in a different building. Whilst having its own domain, it has access to all the facilities of the Rajkumar College.

The school is expanding. The Rajkumar College for Girls, a secondary school was inaugurated on March, 24, 2011; prelude to this, the fully functional elementary co-ed school has flourished for a decade.

Inauguration of the Rajkumar College for Girls, Rajkot[edit]

The Rajkumar College for Girls was inaugurated on March 24, 2011, by Dr. Shrimati Kamla Beniwal, Governor of Gujarat. The Principal, Mr. Thakkar, said that it was a special day for the Rajkumar family. Almost hundred and forty years ago on 16 December 1870 the college was inaugurated by the Governor of the Bombay Presidency, Sir Seymour Fitzgerald and another venture of the same college was also being inaugurated by a Governor, the first lady of Gujarat.


Sport teams from the college travel to various parts of the country to participate in Inter Public School Competitions and District/State/National Level sport events.

Co-curricular activities include public speaking/recitation/debates, bio-enrichment camps, and other cultural activities.

The college motto is Yasya Bhuddhi, Balam Tasya, ("Power is where there is knowledge").

Notable alumni[edit]

Council President[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ K S Ranjitsinhji & the English cricket team
  2. ^ a b Forty Years (1870-1910) of the Rajkumar College by Chester Macnaghten first principal of the college and other sources. Compiled by Sir H.H. Bhavsinhji, Maharaja of Bhavnagar.
  3. ^ Probandar
  4. ^ Wankaner

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