Dept. of Historical Studies, The New College, Chennai-14.
Prepared by Dr. T. Abdul Khadar, Associate Professor of History
- Under the advice of Lord Macaulay, Law Member in the Governor General Council, Lord William Bentinck Governor General of India passed the Educational Resolution in favour of English Education on 7th March
- The backward condition of education among the Muslims attracted the attention of the Government of India and passed a resolution for the encouragement of education among the Muslims on 7th August
- The Indian Education Commission dealt with the question of Muslim education and failure of the English education to Muslim community
- Sir Syed Ahmed Khan found the Muhammadan Educational Congress and its first session held at Aligarh in December.
- Fifteenth Annual session of the Muhammadan Educational Conference held at the Cathedral garden, Teynampet, Madras, from 27th to 31st December and Presided by Justice Hungerford Tudor Boddam, Judge, High Court of Madras
- Muhammadan Educational Association of Southern India (MEASI) founded in January
- Justice Hungerford Tudor Boddam, Judge, High Court of Madras became the Founder President of MEASI
- The first Annual Report of the MEASI was published.
- MEASI incorporated as a society under "The Registration of Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act XXI of 1860" on 7th February
- Provincial Conference of MEASI held at Vellore
- Janab Nawab Syed Mahmood, Grandson of Tippu Sultan became the President of MEASI
- Janab Justice Sir Abdur Rahim became the President of MEASI