Mayo College is a boys-only independent boarding school in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. It was founded in 1875 by Richard Bourke, the viceroy of India at the time. It was created to provide modern education that was Indian in essence to the aristocracy. It is one of the oldest public boarding schools in India. The school is a unique blend of modern education being delivered in a historical setting to raise global citizens, who are capable of taking on the future, yet conscious and prod of their rich cultural legacy. The school follows a secular and egalitarian philosophy and draws students from all communities and regions across the country and the world."A Residential school for boys in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. School Strength : 750 Strength of graduating Batch : 85 Mayo College, Nicknamed the 'Eton of the East', was established to provide modern education to the aristocracy. For last 70 years the school has been following an egalitarian philosophy and accepts students from all communities and regions across the nation and the world.Build on tradition and prepare global leaders with character.Students come from all parts of India and neighboring countries and live harmoniously in age diverse and culturally diverse boarding houses. The emphasis is on being 'outdoors', education through 'exploration', interdisciplinary teaching and teaching beyond classroom. Boys are groomed to be Independent, Doers, Enablers, Collaborators, Team players and Leaders. The students live on campus in non air conditioned environment and grow to become resilient. The focus is on holistic all round development and not on rote learning for examinations."
Mayo has a very rich and strong tradition of cultural activities including Indian Music, Western Music, Dramatics, Debates etc. Various festivals are celebrated in the Houses, School Temple and in the Campus.
To help the students in self-expression and creative skills, they have been given a wide range of hobbies and work experience projects to choose from: Agriculture, Book Craft, Commercial Art, Electronics, Leatherwork, Metalwork, Music, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Typing, Wood Work, Clay Modeling, Stone and Wood Carving, Library Science and Automobile Engineering.
A cultural-week is organized in the month of April every year. All Houses participate in various categories of Indian music, Western music and stage a Hindi or English Play of about 45 minutes to an hour. The Plays are of a very high standard.
Other than Inter House Competitions, Musical programs are put up on other occasions such as Independence Day, Republic Day, Prize Giving, festivals such as Janmashtami and Vasantotsava.
SPICMACAY programs of Indian Culture and Music by well-known Artists are also organized in the School.