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With the reference to educational institutions during rule in India, consider the following pairs:

With the reference to educational institutions during rule in India, consider the following pairs:

Institution                                        Founder

  1. Sanskrit College                   William Jones at Banaras
  2. Calcutta Madras                   Warren Hastings
  3. Fort William Arthur               Wellesley College

Which of the pairs given below is/are correct?(2018)

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 3 only

Answer: B
Warren Hastings, set up the Calcutta Madrasa in 1781 for the study and learning of Persian and Arabic.

In 1791 the efforts of Jonathan Duncan, the British Resident at Benares, bore fruit and a Sanskrit College was opened at Benares. 

Lord Richard Colley Wellesley took the first step for training of Civil Servants when he founded the fort William College, in Calcutta in November 1800 where the Civil Servants of the Company were to receive training in the literature, science and languages of India.


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