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Coordinates: 12°58′08″N 77°35′56″E 12.968825, 77.598909


Bishop Cotton Boys' School

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      • St. Mark's Road, Bangalore - Urban, Karnataka, India
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      • 091-080-22213835/ 608
      • 091-080-22232536 (fax)
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Bishop Cotton Boys' School is an all-boys school for boarders as well as day scholars in Bangalore, Karnataka, India; the first of its kind in this part of the world to start the house system, organized games, school sports day (Last Post bugled from the tower) and the prefect system which were introduced almost at the same time as they were developed in England, admitted students without regard to race, religion, gender or national origin even before Indian independence. [1]

Named after Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton from the 19th century, the school is bordered by Residency Road, St.Marks Road, Lavelle Road and Vittal Mallya Road, and is spread over 13 acres of land in the heart of Bangalore City. Bishop Cotton Boys School is consistently ranked the top school in India. Prominent school heads in the early days included Rev. George Uglow Pope, Bishop Pakenham-Walsh, Rev. Pettigrew, Canon Elphick, Rev. Lowerth Thomas & Mr. A. T. Balraj. Notable alumni (Old Cottonians) include William Leefe Robinson, Colin Cowdrey[citation needed] , General K.S. Thimayya, Dr. Raja Ramanna, Brijesh Patel and Nandan Nilekani. The sister school Bishop Cotton Girls High School is located across the St. Marks' road. The St. Mark's Cathedral is close by, hence the name of this road. [1]

The school has been famously christened the "Eton of the East" and has been named as one of India's top three ranking schools, and stands first among all metro schools in India. [1]

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