Mayo College Ajmer
Mayo College is a public school. It is located in Ajmer, the principal city of Rajasthan state of India. The main purpose of setting up the Mayo College Ajmer was to strengthen the spirit of devotion and obedience to the British rulers in the future rulers of the Rajput kingdom. Due to the Mayo College, the British officers got the opportunity to mix with the future rulers of the Rajput states. Apart from this, opportunities for various festivals organized in college were also provided. A special court was organized in Ajmer in 1870 AD. In which the princes of Rajasthan, Maharajas and Sardars attended. In it Lord Mayo, who was the Governor of India from 1869 to 1872, established a special college in Ajmer.
Lord Mayo convinced them that the British were friendly to them. Therefore, they should also serve the British Empire according to its own merit and continue in the right direction only under the protection of the British. The Rajput rulers welcomed the proposal to open Mayo’s college and also worked as financially for economic development. Founded Mayo College Ajmer in October 1875. The first student to enter this college was ‘Naresh Mangal Singh’ of Alwar. Another Lord Dufferin inaugurated the main building of Mayo College on November 7, 1885.
In the Indian-Arabic style Major Mant designed its main building. Sir Samuel Luften Jacob published this, which was also the state engineer of Jaipur. This building made of white marble is an excellent example of Indian-Arabic architecture. This building was constructed from 1877 to 1885. It took eight years to build it. In the courtyard of this college, the rulers of the states of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jhalawar, Alwar and also Tonk etc. have their own private hostels.