Mayo College Girls School

Mayo College Girls' School, Ajmer
Alumni of Mayo College are known as Old-Mayoites. * Mayo College, Ajmer Official website. Photos from the official website. Official alumni organization website. Official website of Mayo College Boys School. Mayo College Old Boys/Alumni Associations.

Nathu Singh Rathore

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Singh was born in 1900, although official records say he was born on 10 May 1902 at Gumanpura in the princely state of Dungarpur. He was the only son of Thakur Hamir Singhji of Gumanpura. He was a descendant of Rathore Jaimal who fought for Mewar against Akbar. Singh lost his parents at a young age and was then taken under the wing of Maharawal Vijay Singh of Dungarpur. Singh was educated at Mayo College and was nicknamed Baghi (Rebel) by his peers. He was later sent to the Royal Military College, Sandhurst in England to be trained as an officer to serve in the Mewar Army, on the request of Rajmata of Dungarpur.

Harrow School

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An annual cricket match has taken place between Harrow and Eton College at Lord's Cricket Ground since 1805. It is considered to be the longest-running cricket fixture in the world and is the oldest fixture at Lord's (see: Eton v Harrow). Eton won the match in 2013, and Harrow in 2014 and 2015. Harrow has its own unique style of football called Harrow Football, which was pivotal in the formation of association football as it is known today. Harrow School divides its pupils, who are all boarders, into twelve Houses, each of about seventy boys, with a thirteenth house, Gayton, used as an overflow.


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Nathdwara Ranakpur Chittorgarh Haldighati Kumbhalgarh Mount Abu Eklingji Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Kankroli and Rajsamand Lake Rishabhdeo Jagat Jaisamand Lake Udaisagar Lake Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary Baneshwar Galiakot Dungarpur Banswara Chavand Bhinder Kanor Sanwaliaji Temple Avari Mata temple Jhakham Dam Salumber Charbhuja Ji Tidi Dam Nandeshwar Ji Ubeshwar Ji Mansi Wakal dam Keleshwar Mahadeo Jhameshwar Mahadeo Vallabhnagar Popular sports include cricket, football, hockey, tennis, chess, badminton, archery, etc. ;Stadiums Gandhi Ground is the main sports venue for various events, like athletics, basketball, field hockey, football, Kho Kho and volleyball.

Boarding school

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Boarding schools are seen by certain families as centres of socialization where students mingle with others of similar social hierarchy to form what is called an old boy network. Elite boarding school students are brought up with the assumption that they are meant to control society. Significant numbers of them enter the political upper class of society or join the financial elite in fields such as international banking and venture capital. Elite boarding school socialization causes students to internalize a strong sense of entitlement and social control or hierarchy. This form of socialization is called "deep structure socialization" by Peter Cookson & Caroline Hodges (1985).

The Doon School

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Website of the Doon School Old Boys' Society. The Doon School Model United Nations Website. The Doon School - Gift Store.

Shivraj Singh of Jodhpur

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Shivraj was educated at Mayo College in Ajmer, then moving on to Eton College, where he played polo for Eton. After leaving Eton, Shivraj studied at Oxford Brookes University, where he received a degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Bullingdon Club. After graduating from university, Shivraj worked with the Schroder's Bank of Geneva and London and Jardine in Hong Kong before returning home. He is now involved in the business of managing the palace hotel group which includes Umaid Bhawan, Bal Samand, Sardar Samand, and various festivities and functions involving the Jodhpur Royal Family. Shivraj is a polo player.

Nagendra Singh

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Nagendra Singh was educated at Mayo College, Ajmer, an elite boarding school in India with an immensely illustrious alumni. Singh was awarded the Kama award in 1938, and in 1973 he received the Padma Vibhushan from the Government of India. * United Nations Security Council Resolution 627 * Brief biography, and Dungarpur Genealogy

Haileybury and Imperial Service College

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Haileybury serves as a co-educational school for 11- to 18-year-olds. Girls' houses comprise Colvin, Melvill, Allenby, Alban's and Hailey. The seven boys' houses consist of Edmonstone, Lawrence, Bartle Frere, Kipling, Batten, Thomason and Trevelyan. There is also a boarding house for the Lower School (Years 7 and 8) called Highfield. The Ayckbourn Theatre functions as a modern auditorium with a fully equipped stage and back-stage. In 1997 the college chapel organ was re-built by Klais. Haileybury is traditionally strong in rugby union and cricket and retains honours boards with every rugby and cricket first team since 1863.

British Raj

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The British Raj (from rāj, literally, "rule" in Sanskrit and Hindustani) was the rule by the British Crown on the Indian subcontinent from 1858 to 1947. The rule is also called Crown rule in India, or direct rule in India. The region under British control was commonly called India in contemporaneous usage, and included areas directly administered by the United Kingdom, which were collectively called British India, and those ruled by indigenous rulers, but under British tutelage or paramountcy, called the princely states. The whole was also more formally called the Indian Empire.

Indian Foreign Service

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Vijayalakshmi Pandit. K.P.S. Menon. Shivshankar Menon. Nirupama Rao. Vijay Keshav Gokhale. Harsh Vardhan Shringla. Subimal Dutt. Kanwal Sibal. C. B. Muthamma. Shyam Saran. Sardar K. M. Panikkar. Triloki Nath Kaul. Brajesh Mishra. K. R. Narayanan. Devyani Khobragade. J N Dixit. K. Natwar Singh. Mani Shankar Aiyar. Gopalaswami Parthasarathy. Mohammad Hamid Ansari. Hardeep Singh Puri. Sujatha Singh. S Jaishankar. Syed Akbaruddin. Vikas Swarup. Arundhati Ghose. Meira Kumar. Salman Haider. Raveesh Kumar. Shashank. Official website of Foreign Service Institute India.

The Lawrence School, Sanawar

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Major General Kanwar Vijay Singh Lalotra, Principal of Mayo College. Sukhmani Tiwana, IPS officer. H. M. Lawrence, ''The Lawrence Military Asylum: being a brief account of the past ten years of the existence and progress of the institution established in the Himalayas by the late Sir H. M. Lawrence for the orphan and other children of European soldiers'' (1858; reissued by Kessinger Publishing, 2010). Harish Dhillon, Rathin Mitra, Sanawar: the Lawrence School sesquicentenary, 1847-1997 (Lawrence School, Sanawar, 1997), 120 pp. Manju Khan, K. J. Parel, Sanawar: a Legacy (Lawrence School, Sanawar, 1997) 248 pp. Old Sanawarian Society Alumni website.

St Edward's School, Oxford

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The only British schools to have won the event more than this are Eton College and St Paul's School, London. In 2013 the boys 1st VIII boat rowed in the fastest Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup final ever seen at Henley, chasing the holders Abingdon School down to within half a length. Both crews beat the existing course record, having dispatched other leading international schools on the way to the final. In 2014, the boys 1st VIII were again the losing finalists, this time to Eton in another very close race.

Harsh Vardhan Shringla

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Hemal Shringla and has one son. * Ambassador’s Bio Data, Embassy of India, Washington DC He was awarded the JT Gibson Award for Outstanding Alumni by Mayo College, Ajmer in 2017 for his distinguished career and impeccable service to his country. The ICFAI University, Sikkim bestowed on him a D. Litt Honoris Causua Honorary Doctorate degree on 09 September, 2019 for mastering nuances of the diplomacy and helping the reputation of his nation. Navtej Sarna. Vijay Gokhale. Pankaj Saran. Dr. S Jaishankar. Riva Ganguly Das. Manjeev Singh Puri. List of Mayoites.

Winchester College

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At one time Winchester was one of the Lord's schools, competing in a trilateral cricket tournament with Eton and Harrow; and for this reason the first cricket eleven is still known as "Lords" (with or without the apostrophe). Since 1855 Winchester has not taken part in this, instead playing Eton alternately at the two schools. Eton Match, when played at Winchester, was until recently the major event attended by Old Wykehamists and the main showcase for the school and its activities, but now most of the non-cricket-related functions have been moved to "Wykeham Day" in the autumn.

Radley College

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In 2012, the Independent review of A level results, based on government issued statistics, ranked Radley 31st in the UK, ahead of Malvern (32nd), Harrow (34th), Winchester (73rd), Eton (80th) and Wellington (89th) Rugby is the major sport of the Michaelmas (Autumn) Term. The school fields 21 rugby teams on most Saturdays of the Michaelmas term and some Thursdays. Radley is recognised for its rowing, having won events at Henley Royal Regatta on 6 occasions. Only Eton, Shrewsbury and St Edward's have won more events at the Regatta. Some Old Radleians have progressed to play cricket for England or captain county level cricket teams.

University of Oxford

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It was carried over from the athleticism prevalent at the public schools such as Eton, Winchester, Shrewsbury, and Harrow. All students, regardless of their chosen area of study, were required to spend (at least) their first year preparing for a first year examination that was heavily focused on classical languages. Science students found this particularly burdensome and supported a separate science degree with Greek language study removed from their required courses.

Jawaharlal Nehru

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Nehru's sister, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit told Pupul Jayakar, Indira Gandhi's friend and biographer, that Padmaja Naidu and Nehru lived together for many years. During most of Nehru's tenure as the prime minister, Indira served her father unofficially as a personal assistant. Towards the end of the 1950s, Indira Gandhi served as the President of the Congress. In that capacity, she was instrumental in getting the Communist led Kerala State Government dismissed in 1959.

William Waynflete

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It is said that he took half the Fellows and scholars of Winchester College to Eton to start the school there. However, only five scholars and perhaps one commoner (pupil not on the foundation) left Winchester for Eton in 1443, probably in July, just before the election. Three of them were admitted scholars of King's College, Cambridge on 19 July. (That college, by its second charter of 10 July 1443, had been placed in the same relation to Eton that New College bore to Winchester: i.e. it was to be recruited entirely from Eton.) The chief part of Waynflete's duties as Provost was the financing and completion of the buildings and establishment.

Charterhouse School

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They had another success in 2010 with a 2–0 victory in the final over Eton College. The first recorded match on the school cricket ground came in 1859, when the school played Marlborough College. From its inception, the school has used the ground to take on a number of colleges in England. The cricket ground has held a single List-A match, which was played between Surrey and Warwickshire in the 1972 John Player League. Starting in 2006, the ground has held a number of Surrey Second XI fixtures in the Second XI Championship and Second XI Trophy.

Rugby union

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The schools used different rules during this early period, with former pupils from Rugby and Eton attempting to carry their preferred rules through to their universities. A significant event in the early development of rugby football was the production of a written set of rules at Rugby School in 1845, followed by the Cambridge Rules that were drawn up in 1848. Formed in 1863, The Football Association (FA) began codifying a set of football rules. These rules did not allow players to run with the ball in hand and also banned hacking (kicking players in the shins).

Shrewsbury School

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The school's old boys – or "Old Salopians" – include naturalists, poets, academics, politicians, authors, sportsmen, actors, and military figures. Following a petition in 1542 to Henry VIII from the townspeople of Shrewsbury for a free grammar school, Shrewsbury School was founded by charter in 1552 under King Edward VI by Adam Jones in three rented wooden buildings, which included Riggs Hall, built in 1450, and now the only remaining part of the original foundation. Originally, the curriculum was based on Continental Calvinism, under its first headmaster, Thomas Ashton (appointed 1561) and boys were taught the catechism of Calvin.

Hari Singh

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At the age of thirteen, he was sent to Mayo College in Ajmer. A year later, in 1909, his father died, and the British took a keen interest in his education and appointed Major H. K. Brar as his guardian. After Mayo College, Hari Singh went to the British-run Imperial Cadet Corps at Dehra Dun for military training. Maharaja Pratap Singh appointed him as the commander-in-chief of the State Forces in 1915. The "youthful escapades" of Hari Singh included paying £300,000 for blackmail by a prostitute in Paris in 1921. That issue had resulted in a court case in London in 1924 during which the India Office tried to keep his name out of proceedings by arranging for him to be referred to as "Mr A."

Association football

The Cambridge Rules were written at Trinity College, Cambridge, at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton, Harrow, Rugby, Winchester and Shrewsbury schools. They were not universally adopted. During the 1850s, many clubs unconnected to schools or universities were formed throughout the English-speaking world, to play various forms of football. Some came up with their own distinct codes of rules, most notably the Sheffield Football Club, formed by former public school pupils in 1857, which led to formation of a Sheffield FA in 1867. In 1862, John Charles Thring of Uppingham School also devised an influential set of rules.


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They are elected by the pupils and the staff, similar to Eton's Pop, and have non-important roles in the school community as a whole. Unlike captains they keep their positions for a whole year unless they are demoted which is usually the punishment for untoward behaviour or step down from the position as many do due to often bullying from peers. They meet every week with the Headmaster to attend to a wide range of school matters.