Rajkumar College Origin
Welcome to RajKumar College, Raipur, C.G.
Sir Andrew Fraser, ICS
The School functioned at Jabalpur till 1894 and thereafter, shifted to its present site at Raipur, making it a full- fledged school with boarding house facilities.
Rajkumar College, Raipur, one of the premier institutions of Eastern India, was founded by Sir Andrew Fraser, the then Chief Commissioner of C.P. and Berar, in the year 1882 at Jabalpur as a hostel known as the Rajkumar School, to impart education to the sons and relatives of the Ruling Chiefs and Zamindars of the Eastern States, who had donated large funds to establish the same. The School functioned at Jabalpur till 1894 and thereafter, shifted to its present site at Raipur, making it a full- fledged school with boarding house facilities. The seeding being done, the sprouting was left in the hands of Rev. G.D. Oswell, who was the Principal of Rajkumar College, Raipur from 1894 to 1910. He had a delicate and difficult task to put the School on a very sound footing, and he performed it admirably.
Indian Public Schools’ Conference, 1939
Rajkumar College is the founder member of the prestigious “Indian Public School Conference” along with Daly College Indore, The Rajkumar College Rajkot, Aitchison College Lahore, Scindia School Gwalior, The Doon School Dehradun and Bhonsala Military School Nagpur. Mr. T.L.H. Smith Pearse, Principal Rajkumar College Raipur was the first Organising Secretary of IPSC held at Gorton Castle, Shimla in 1939.
The College has hosted this prestigious conference four times i.e.. in 1940, 1953, 1988 and recently in 2012, a record of sorts.