Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bangalore

The Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bangalore was established by Rev. S. T. Pettigrew in the year 1865. The school offers boarding facilities to its students and is spread over an area of 13 acres. Bishop Cotton features among the top 3 schools in India and is also known as the “Eton of the East”.

Name of the School Bishop Cotton Boys School
Board affiliated to The school has the affiliation of the ICSE and the ISC board.
Location/Contact Details St. Mark’s Road

Bangalore 560001


Tel: +91 80 22213835

+91 80 22213608

Type Private
Medium of Instruction English is the medium of instruction in the Bishop Cotton Boys School.
Admission Procedure The application forms are available from the office of the Bishop Cotton Boys School and the students are admitted usually to the kindergarten section. However, admissions to the higher classes are based on the number of seats that are available. The school also strictly follows the age criteria before granting admissions to the students. Candidates who are seeking admission to the higher classes must have passed their previous class from a recognized school that has English as the medium of instruction and the submission of the Transfer Certificate will also be required.
Extracurricular Activities Sports (badminton, cricket, volleyball, table tennis, football, tennis, hockey, swimming, karate, gymnastics), quiz, elocution, dramatics, music, essay competitions, art exhibitions, summer camps and spelling competitions are some of the extracurricular activities that take place in the school.
Facilities The school has the following facilities to offer:

  • Laboratories
  • Transportation – Students who reside within Bangalore city will be able to avail the transportation facilities.
  • Boarding
  • Auditorium
  • Computer Laboratories
  • Libraries – The school has three libraries for the kindergarten, junior and the senior students.
  • Lyceum
  • Free parking facility
  • Multi-purpose sports complex
  • Computer laboratory
Notable Alumni Dr. Raja Ramanna (scientist), Nikhil Chinappa (VJ and DJ), Nandan Nilekani (Co-Chairman of Infosys), and Lucky Ali (singer) are some of the notable alumni of the Bishop Cotton Boys School.
  • Synchronize (IT Festival)
  • Cottonian Shield Cricket tournament
  • Cottons’ INXS (music competition held annually)
  • CMUN: Cottons Model United Nations
  • Exquizite (Quiz competition held every year)
  • Resurgence (Festival of the Commerce department)

Total Number of StudentsThe school has a total of 5,000 students.FeesThe candidates whose parents are settled abroad will have to pay double the caution deposit and the school fee. A late fine of INR 25 will have to be paid if the fees are not deposited within the time limit. Non-payment of the monthly fees will result in the students’ name being struck off the rolls. Students who choose computers as a subject will have to pay an additional amount of INR 6000. The annual fees can be paid at the beginning of the academic session. The fees have to be paid either through cash or demand draft.School Timings

Students have to attend classes from Monday to Friday. The timings for the separate classes have been mentioned below:

For Lower KG students: 8:00 am to 12:45 pm

For Upper KG to Std XII students: 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Office Timings:

8:00 am to 1:00 pm

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Lunch)

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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