Saturday, September 09, 2006

Stamp of Chennai - 8

The University of Madras is into its 150th year. Set up in 1857 -- a year more popularly known for the first war of independence, the sepoy mutiny -- along with the universities in Mumbai and Kolkata this year also marks the start of the western system of education in India.
India Post brought out a commemorative stamp to mark the occasion. It shows a section of the Senate House, the building from which the University started functioning. It is being renovated after it lay disused and dilapidated for over two decades. Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Rajesh Raghupati said...

Hey I went to school there. :-)

R. Balaji said...

:) Hope you enjoyed it.

Rajesh Raghupati said...

the place yes, the course mmmmm...

Revathi said...

Nice photos... The senate house is renovated, the Prez visited, all ok..
I happened to visit the Presidency College in the same campus.. The classroom next to the HOD's(History)will really take you back by atleast 50 years. The classroom has company paintings, of course in an uncleaned condition. The desks have holes to hold traditional ink pots!! The classrooms appears to be not in use... Just bird-shit all over. You should visit and take a photo of that...

R. Balaji said...

Hi Revathi, Thanks.
But the renovation work is till on - some work remains to be done. I remember the portraits at the Presidency College and the vintage look in some class rooms. Sad if it is not maintained properly -- such a great heritage.