Central Hindu Girls School

About Us


Mrs. ANNIE BESANT (1847 – 1933)

Annie Wood was born on October 01, 1847 and educated privately in England, Germany and France. At the age of twenty she was married to Rev. Frank Besant and became Annie Besant. She was President of The Theosophical Society from 1907 to 1933, was described as a ‘Diamond Soul’, for she had many brilliant facets to her character. She was an outstanding orator of her time, a champion of human freedom, educationist, philanthropist, and author. In 1893 she landed in India.

The transformation of the religious life in India, particularly among Hindus, is one of the wonders she performed. She was an untiring worker for the upliftment of women. She held that the Indian woman’s temperament was one of the most spiritual in the world and needed no modification. She soon gathered round her a band of Indians to work for the regeneration of the country and in 1898, after much planning, founded the Central Hindu School and College in Benares (now Varanasi). A few years later she started the Central Hindu School for Girls. Later in 1913, Annie Besant became active in Indian politics, and gave a lead by claiming Home Rule for India. She was also elected President of the Indian National Congress later on, inspiring Indians with a dynamic vision of India’s future.

On 20 September 1933, Dr Besant laid aside her physical body at Adyar. she passed away as she had lived — a warrior Soul.

Dr. Annie Besant


Established in 1904

Mrs. Annie Besant with the help of a band of Indians who worked for the regeneration of the country, after much planning, founded the the Central Hindu College and a few years later in 1904 started Kanya Vidyalaya for imparting education to the girls. The Kanya Vidyalaya later came to be known as Central Hindu School for Girls. Theosophists from overseas came to help her in the work of the college, which was established with the object of impressing India’s past glory on the minds and hearts of the students. A brilliant band of workers gathered round her, including Dr Bhagavan Das, his brother Govinda Das, Gyanendra Nath Chakravarti, Upendranath Basu, I. N. Gurtu, and P. K. Telang, all of whom worked in an honorary capacity. Later the college became the nucleus of the Banaras Hindu University in 1915 it was a pre-condition set by the Government of India that the Central Hindu College should become Part of the University.


The mission of Central Hindu Girls School is to promote the girls education and empowerment to ensure that each student achieves optimal academic and personal potential by providing a safe and nurturing learning environment, which builds a strong foundation for character development and lifelong learning; utilizing best educational practices to engage each student in a culturally rich and challenging curriculum; The School Progressively developed Holistic personality, instills Ethical Values and Optimism in further life. We believe in our motto Evolving mind, body and soul by providing modern interface at different levels in our school. We focus on class room Knowledge as well as Knowledge gained by interaction in real world. We focus on our curriculum Which gives equal opportunity to educational and Physical Activities . We emphasize on 3 E's – Ethics, Excellence & Empowerment of Girls. With Following Values

  • Encourage students to believe in themselves.
  • Support the concept of life-long learning in staff and students.
  • Expect students to be the best that they can be.
  • Attempt to understand each individual student.
  • A concept based and application-oriented teaching methodology
  • Demonstrate/model good manners (please, thank you, excuse me,etc)
  • Listen to the children and make them feel valued (thoughts and opinions).
  • Respect/Appreciate the efforts displayed by students and other staff members.
  • Work to instill and demonstrate a high regard for authority.
  • Seek opinions/suggestions of others and listen to their ideas with an open mind.
  • Expect and want all parties involved to participate in information sharing and possible remediation.
  • Interact with students using varied teaching styles.

Our Values and attributes, which align with our guiding statements, are integral to creating a school culture to realize our educational goals. With the help of Cleanliness, Compassion, Commitment, Determination, Honesty, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility, Self – Discipline, Teamwork, Trust. Our organization is dedicated to creating awareness of Indian rich heritage, Scriptures, Unity of all Faiths and Common Spiritual Truth given to the World. It is an Organization with a National Character and an International Outlook. CHGS works to make Indians Proud of their Motherland & Understanding where emphasis is always on moral values.

About School

Central Hindu Girls School (CHGS) is now an integral part of Banaras Hindu University and one of the oldest premier institutions for girl's education in the city. It epitomizes the exalted vision and ideas of its founder Mrs. Annie Besant since its inception in 1904, as Kanya Vidyalaya. Established in the heart of the city, spread over a sprawling and beautiful campus, the institution is religiously performing its duty of synthesizing the ideals of Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviyaji and Mrs. Annie Besant of providing qualitative girl's education as well as preserving and spreading national culture and heritage. For the past over 100 years the schools has been imbibing deep rooted values for individualistic growth of children to prepare them to be democratic, responsible, dutiful and honest citizens.

The school is presently imparting the education from Nursery classes to the Higher Secondary classes. Our school is having two campuses. Nursery and Primary Section is held in the campus at Kolhua & Secondary and Higher Secondary classes are held in campus at Kamachha Varanasi. Nursery and Primary Section, Kolhua has co-education. After that, from class 6th onwards, the girls are separately taught in the Central Hindu Girls School, Kamachha Varanasi.

Affiliated to CBSE since 1976 the school thus conducts the AISSE and AISSCE Examinations. The subjects taught in higher secondary classes are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Computer Science, Psychology, Geography, History, Political Science, Economics, Accountancy, Business Studies, English or English Elective, Hindi or Hindi Elective, Sanskrit, Painting, Physical Education, Music: Vocal and Instrumental (Tabla, Sitar and Guitar). Well equipped. laboratories are available for the study of all science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology), Home Science, Psychology and Computer Science in the school. Apart from these the school provides essential training in NCC, Red Cross, Guiding and Self Defense to the students which gives girls confidence and courage to step into the larger society with perfection & excellence.

The school has a lush green campus spread in 6.5 acres land in the heart of the holy city with glorious architecture which is unparalleled. Campus plays a very important role in the sustainable development of students with the presence of nature, values and homogeneity, our campus is blessed with the continuity of all. We are having biodiversity present in school environment as well as unity in diversity in their attitude as their dynamic growth and development. Being a part of Banaras Hindu University, the students of the school enjoys many facilities that are available to the university students in general.



Our Toppers

  • Passing Percentage

    Session 2015-16 : : 97%

    Session 2016-17 : : 96%

    Session 2017-18 : : 98%

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  • Seletected in

    IITs : : 5 students

    NEET : : 7 students