Robertson College Jabalpur

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Robertson College, Jabalpur, (now divided into Government Science College, Jabalpur and Mahakoshal Arts & Commerce College) is considered to be the oldest such institution in Madhya Pradesh.[1] It established in 1836 as Sagar Govt. School in Sagar, and was upgraded to Sagar Collegiate School in 1860 by starting F.A. (Fine Art, a degree equivalent to 12th grade) classes.[2] The institution was moved to Jabalpur in 1873.

It was renamed Robertson College in honor of the then commissioner Mr. Benjamin Robertson[3] in 1916.[4] Many of the students at Robertson College joined Hitkarini Sabha institutions during time of Indian independence struggle, where could they participate in the swaraj movement.[5] It was renamed Mahakoshal Mahavidyalaya in 1947 after independence.

Many distinguished scholars have emerged from the Robertson College and its descendant institutions.[6]


  1. ^ Robertson College (JUBBULPORE). Central Centenary Committee, J. N. W. PAUL 1937
  2. ^ Govt.Autonom. Mahakaushal Arts & Commerce College
  3. ^ District Census Handbook, Madhya Pradesh: Shivpure, India. Superintendent of Census Operations, Madhya Pradesh Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, 1964, p. iii
  4. ^ Robertson College, About Jubbulpore,
  5. ^ Changing political leadership in an Indian province: the Central Provinces and Berar, 1919-1939, David E. U. Baker, Oxford University Press, 1979 p. 130
  6. ^ Meteoric Life of a Mathematician: A Tribute to Dr. N.G. Shabde, By Sunil N. Shabde, p. 172

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Coordinates: 23°09′50″N 79°58′06″E / 23.1640°N 79.9682°E / 23.1640; 79.9682