Hislop College on a 2018 stamp of India
|Affiliations||Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University|
The college was named after Scottish missionary Stephen Hislop (1817–1863), who was a noted evangelist, educationist and geologist. He worked for 18 years in the Vidarbha Region alongside Robert Hunter, editor of the Encyclopædic Dictionary.
Hislop College was established in 1883 in the Mahal area of Nagpur (But today it is in Civil Lines). Though Nagpur was Capital of Central Provinces, until 1882 it had no college.
The faculty and Students of Hislop College has carried out 60 Research project in a field of Botany, Sociology, Bio-Chemistry, Commerce, Physics, Computer Science, Literature (English, Hindi and Marathi) which has been sanctioned by the University and has been working on 15 research projects on Commerce, Botany, History and Sociology.
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Many people from the neighbouring area have completed their education at Hislop College.
- M. S. Golwalkar, second Sarsanghchalak (Supreme Leader) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
- Rajkumar Hirani, film maker
- Shahbaz Khan, actor
- Anees Ahmed
- Purushottam Bhaskar Bhave, Marathi writer
- Hari Singh Gour, Founder Vice-Chancellor of University of Delhi
- Ashis Nandy, political psychologist
- Nitin Raut, cabinet minister
- Mukul Wasnik, Union Cabinet Minister
- P. V. Narasimha Rao,9th Prime Minister of India
- Vilas Muttemwar, Member of Parliament
- Pooja Banerjee, Television actress
- B. D. Kulkarni, chemical reaction engineer, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureate
- Madhukar Narhar Chandurkar, Chief Justice of Indian High Courts.