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Hislop College – The first college of Nagpur

Nagpur has a lot of colleges, which are decades old, but Hislop College, at Civil lines, has a unique distinction of being more than 130 years old!
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Nagpur has a lot of colleges, which are decades old, but Hislop College, at Civil lines, has a unique distinction of being more than 130 years old! Yes, you read it right! In fact, Hislop College was the first college to be established in Nagpur.

It may surprise many but Hislop College is older than even Nagpur University. Started in 1883 at Mahal, Nagpur, Hislop College was initially affiliated to Calcutta University until 1904, then it got affiliated to Allahabad University. When Nagpur University was formed in 1923, Hislop college finally got affiliated to Nagpur University. Interestingly, Hislop was first started as a school by the Scottish missionary and educationist Stephen Hislop and later it was converted into a college. The old building in Mahal got demolished, and the new building of the college was built in early 1960s in Civil Lines.

In 2015, Hislop College was attributed a heritage status by the University Grants Commission (UGC), making it one among the only three colleges in Maharashtra to be granted the heritage status. The other two colleges are St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai and Fergusson College in Pune.

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Supantha Bhattacharyya, the Literature and Drama professor at Hislop College, speaking about the college, says, “I have been teaching at Hislop since 1993. It’s a wonderful feeling to be associated with Hislop. This college motivates the students to grow not only in academics but also in other areas like performing arts.”

Some of the famous and successful alumni of Hislop College are: maverick filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, former prime minister of India PV Narsimha Rao, social activist late Baba Amte, second RSS Sarsanghchalak MS Golwalkar, Founder Vice-Chancellor of University Of Delhi Hari Singh Gour, former union cabinet minister Mukul Wasnik, former MP from Nagpur Vilas Muttemwar, former cabinet minister Nitin Raut, television actress Pooja Banerjee among many others.

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1st COVID-19 case in Ramdaspeth crops up near Cabinet Minister Vijay Wadettiwars residence

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The patient is reportedly connected to a resident from Mominpura. However, nothing concrete as of now can be said about the same. More details are awaited.

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Nagpur: 91 test positive in 24 hours making COVID-19 tally rise to 1266

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Out of the total, 823 have been cured and over 333 are currently being treated upon.

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Nagpur man discovers 4-month-old foetus in gutter; cops suspect illegal abortion

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In yet another shocking incident, a resident named Rahul Tumane discovered a 4-month-old foetus lying in an abandoned condition behind his house (near plot number 13, behind Kajal Bar and Restaurant area) in Pardi inside a gutter. 

Police inspector Sunil Chavan told Nation Next that a four-month-old foetus, wrapped in a cloth, was found lying inside a gutter near a house on Thursday night in Pardi. Chavan also informed that the foetus was sent for an autopsy to Mayo Hospital and the reports are awaited. Police have suspected the possibility of abandonment after an illegal abortion. 

A case has been registered under Section 318 (Concealment of birth by secret disposal of a dead body) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the basis of a complained filed by Tumane. 

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