|Maharajah's college, Mysore. Wikimedia Commons|
|Maharajah's college, Mysore. Wikipedia|
Built at a cost of Rs 9.41 lakh at the time, the colonial design is accentuated by arcaded verandahs on two floors, a central mansard roof and projecting end-blocks. Carefully included are the ornate elements like impost mouldings and pilastered capitals. Nearly four decades later, the building of Yuvaraja's College, was built in 1927 close-by using this college as a model.When the University of Mysore was established in 1916, by the Mysore ruler Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar and then Dewan Sri M Visvesvaraya, the college underwent certain redesign. It you take a look at the roots of this university it goes back to Lakshmipuram Govt. High school started by the Mysore ruler who had a separate building constructed in 1920.
It was at this college, the varsity started to operate from the sprawling campus and the V-C's office was housed on the campus till 1947 when Crawford Hall was built. In 1917, MA classes were started at the college. It became a premier educational institution in that part of India. Besides S. Radhakrishnan, the college has had distinguished teachers such as Prof. JC Rollo, Albert Mackintosh, Kuvempu, Shama Rao, K. Hanumanta Rao, andothers.
Notable alumni include writer R.K. Narayan, S. M. Krishna, Venkataramiah Sitaramiah, Y. G. Krishnamurthy, Author, Freedom Fighter and Yogi.
As of July 2013, the University of Mysore was accredited "Grade A" by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). As for its academic staff - faculty it was ranked amongst the top 5 in across India.