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Bishop Cotton High School ( BCS) delays its 150 – years anniversary celebration

Bishop George Cotton who is the founder of the BCS started the school in the year 1862 at Nagpur to build a strong education network in the country. He started first school at Shimla ( 1859 ), second at Nagpur and third at Bangalore in the year 1865. Due to unclear records of his place of death his grave cannot be located which leads to delay in celebration of the 150 – years at the school in Nagpur. The school websites and Wikipedia expresses different views.


Bishop George Cotton who is the founder of the BCS started the school in the year 1862 at Nagpur to build a strong education network in the country. He started first school at Shimla ( 1859 ), second at Nagpur and third at Bangalore in the year 1865. Due to unclear records of his place of death his grave cannot be located which leads to delay in celebration of the 150 – years at the school in Nagpur. The school websites and Wikipedia expresses different views.

Manjusha Stephenson, Principal, Bishop Cotton High School said they will procure correct documents from the church in Kolkata. It is the place where he resided and carried out office work.

By Rashmi Priya

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