At the AGEI Time’s winged chariot has sped over one hundred and fifty years, we look back with pride and a sense of achievement on the events of our past and now open our doors to a new changing world.
In a time when it was believed that female horizons should not reach beyond home and family, a man far ahead of his times, courageous and upright, appointed Sherrif of Bombay twice, in 1856 & 1863, having the distinction of being the first Indian to be appointed as Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and member of the Masonic Lodge – felt that only the education of the girl child would bring about the required change in society.
This Zoroastrian man with a reputation for integrity, was Manockjee Cursetjee. He offered a part of his own residence, Villa Byculla and started an English Medium School with 13 Indian pupils.
Updated on: [September 24, 2016]