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The Rajkumar College
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यस्य बुद्धी बलम तस्य
Knowledge is Power
Location
Gymkhana Road
Rajkot 360001

India
Coordinates 22°12′N 70°42′E / 22.2°N 70.7°E / 22.2; 70.7

RKC MAP RKC Geohack

Information
Type Public (1938)
Established 1870
Founded 1868
Founder Lt. Col. R. H. Keatinge
School district Rajkot
Principal Mr. Vinod Thakkar (Director)
Grades K-12
Number of students 1500+ approximately
Houses Jhalawar, Halar, Sorath, Gohilwad ( These houses were named after Ancient Princely states which have immense value in the present era )
Athletics Provisions for each and every Athletic event ( Track and Field ) and Athletics Meet held once every year
Athletics conference Boys and Girls Assemble
Sports Cricket, Football, hockey, Swimming, Basketball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Horse Riding, Volleyball
Nickname RKC
Affiliation CBSE
Alumni H.H.Ranjitsinhji (Nawanagar)
Alumni Website http://www.rkcalumni.com/
Website

The Rajkumar College (also known as RKC) in Rajkot is one of the oldest K-12 institutions in India today. RKC has a 26 acre (105,000 m²) campus located in the heart of Rajkot city.

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History

K S Ranjitsinhji played for the English cricket team [1]

The foundation stone was laid in 1868 and the college was formally opened in 1870. The college has a flourishing history of 139 years and has had students from all walks of life. The college was founded for the education of the Princely order by the Princes and Chiefs of Kathiawad for their sons and relations.

The First Forty Years of the Rajkumar College: An account of the origin and progress of The Rajkumar College (Rajkot) was prepared and abridged from the papers of the late Chester Macnaghten, first principal of the college and other sources. Compiled into 7 volumes by Maharaja Bhavsinhji of Bhavnagar, a distinguished alumnus, like his father Takhtsinhji and son, Krishna Kumarsinhji.

In 1938, on the initiative of its founding members, the College became a Public School (private school in Western terms) - the first such college to do so. The college itself is also a founding member of the Indian Public Schools Conference. The College is a member of The Round Square Conference of Schools, a worldwide association of more than 60 schools that allows students to travel between schools and tour the country or do community service.

The College Administration in 2001, inline with the New Millennium, opened its portals to girls, in what has been a boys' bastion for over a century. Three years later, now the school has almost 50 girls walking shoulder to shoulder with the boys and it seems the initiative of the administration proved to be successful. Now the school also has boarding facilities for the girls.

Another endeavor of The Rajkumar College Administration has been Priyalok Villas, a pre-school program for the kids; originally housed in a 1909 AD heritage building, the Hyde sanatorium demolished on its centenary; now housed in a different building, again well-equipped and an ideal environment for the healthy growth and development of the child. Whilst having its own domain, it has ready access to all the comprehensive facilities of the Rajkumar College.

Current focus

RKC has one of the best (in-school) laboratories for its Science and Mathematics departments giving students cutting edge technology exposure.

When it comes to sports, RKCians have no match. Every year different sport teams from the College travel to various parts of the country to participate in Inter Public School Competitions (IPSC) and District/State/National Level sport events.

Apart from studies, the College also focuses on co-curicular activities like Public Speaking/Recitation/Debates, Bio-enrichment camps, and other cultural activities.

As time went by the School has made few changes required to make affairs easy. Such changes include renovating the Hospital, installing a state-of-the-art water purification system and construction of new buildings to accommodate children keeping in tradition with its existing Anglo-Greek architecture.

The college motto only says it all.

Yasya Bhuddhibalam Tasya which means Knowledge is Power.

Notable alumni

Notable faculty

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