Bishop Cotton Girls School, Bangalore

Bishop Cotton Girls School, Bangalore is one of the oldest residential schools in Asia. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious educational institutions in India and the British Council also honored the educational institute with the International School Award.

Name of the School

Bishop Cotton Girls School

Board affiliated to The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
Location/Contact Details St. Marks Road,


Karnataka – 560 001

  • Private
  • Girls’
  • Residential
Medium of Instruction English is the medium of instruction used in the school.
Admission Procedure The application forms for the purposes of admission will be made available from the bank adjoining the school. Candidates and wards will get to know about the beginning of the admission procedure through the major newspapers that are circulated in the city. Registration forms for admissions to Lower KG usually take place in the month of February every year. Procedure for admissions in the Upper KG classes to Std X take place during the months of February/March. Admissions to Std XI and XII are held after the results of the Std X boards are declared.
Extracurricular Activities The students participate in the following extracurricular activities:

  • Debates
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Dramatics
  • Quiz
  • Guides
  • NCC
  • Art and Craft
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
Facilities/Infrastructure The following facilities are offered by the school:

  • Computer labs
  • Canteen
  • Parking facilities
  • School Uniform Stores
Established in the Year The school was established in the year 1865.
Scholarships The school offers scholarships to deserving candidates from the economically weaker sections of the society so that they can meet the tuition and the boarding costs.
Alumni Some of the glittering alumni have been listed below:

  • Diana Hayden (Miss World 1997)
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Managing Director and Chairman of Biocon Ltd)
  • Jacqueline Kunnath (Athlete)
  • J. Jayalalitha (Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu)

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