Education In Style: The Most Stunning Campuses Of India

Waquar Habib

La Martinière, Lucknow

Built in the 1700s and made into a school in 1845, La Martinière, Lucknow, is an exquisite example of Indo-French architecture.

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St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Founded in 1869, St. Xavier's College is an architectural marvel recognised as a heritage structure by the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee.

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Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls School, Jaisalmer

Diana Kellogg designed the Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls School in Jaisalmer's Thar desert as part of a trio of buildings. It includes the Gyaan Center (school), the Medha (performance space), and an upcoming Women’s Cooperative for local artisan teachings.

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Mayo College, Ajmer

Indo-Saracenic in style, the college, founded in 1875, is constructed with Makrana marble, blending Hindu, Mughal, and Rajput architecture.

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Khalsa College, Amritsar

Established in 1892 and designed by Bhai Ram Singh, Khalsa College in Amritsar exemplifies Indo-Saracenic design with domes, minarets, and intricate carvings.

Khalsa College, Amritsar | Wikimedia Commons

King George’s Medical University, Lucknow 

Founded in 1905, KGMU showcases an intriguing blend of British colonial and Indian architectural influences.

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Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 

Established in 1847 as The Roorkee College during the British Empire and designed by James Thomason, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) gained national importance in 2001.

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee | Wikimedia Commons

Indian Institute Of Science, Bengaluru

Established in 1909, Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was envisioned by German architect Otto Koenigsberger and amalgamates European functional architecture.

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Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

The main building of IIT Delhi, designed by J.K. Chowdhury and Gulzar Singh, is a fine example of brutalist architecture of modernist and functionalist styles.

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BITS Pilani, Rajasthan

Sustainable architecture and modernity shine at BITS Pilani's Pilani campus. With manicured gardens, a clock tower-aligned terrace, and skylit spaces, the campus is sustainable and a visual delight.

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