20 September, 2020

Bishop Cotton Boys, Bangalore

Excellence comes easy to this school courtesy its equal emphasis on studies and extra-curricular activities.

Bishop Cotton Boys: spotting talent early
Satish Kumar
Bishop Cotton Boys, Bangalore
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For children, the search for icons ends within the precincts of Bishop Cotton Boys School: its alumni includes cricketers like the late English skipper Sir Colin Cowdrey and Brijesh Patel, nuclear scientist Raja Ramanna, Chief of Army Staff Gen K.S. Thimayya, Chief of Naval Staff Adml V.S. Shekhawat, Lucky Ali and music director Biddu and Nandan Nilekani, MD, Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Excellence comes easy to this school courtesy its equal emphasis on studies and extra-curricular activities from the time Rev Pettigrew started it 135 years ago. The uniform attention on academics, sports and cultural activities is evident as you walk its sprawling campus. Says principal Dr A. Ebenezer: "We spot talent at the beginning of the academic year and nurture it with scholarships for outstanding pupils. They’re encouraged to participate in inter-school competitions." The school kicked off a national cultural event for ICSE schools in 1993. Last year, 55 schools from all over the country came here for the competition.

The school follows the ICSE system of examinations and has an...

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