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  • Baldwin Institutions are named after their benefactor and philanthropist John Baldwin of Berea, Ohia, USA. The name "Baldwin" descends from a royal lineage and is of German extraction , meaning "Bold Winner".

    In the annals of the school history, one sees a glorious panorama of personalities,who kept the light a glow and sustained the glimmer down through time and lent yeomen service committed to the cause of the Methodist Mission.

    In the year 1880 , The Methodist Episcopal School was formally opened in February on land rented along Hosur Road (part of the present Boys School campus).

    Rev.Ira A.Richards served as Principal from August 1880-1885.The stark reality of very few students, no salaries for staff and the bank balance showing "Nil" -the school was on the brink of closing down.This did not discourage him,the school quickly grew.The strength of the school was 81 pupils with six teachers in 1881.

    In 1882, Mr John Baldwin,83,presented the school with three thousand dollars to acquire land and buildings. The rented property was purchased and renovated as a dormitory for boys for Rs 5,500. It was later that he asked the South India Conference for Rs.6000 to purchase the adjoining building and hire two new teachers.

    The school was renamed Baldwin High School in honour of its benefactor , John Baldwin. From this year (1883) onwards the school grew from strength to strength.

    Baldwin Co-Education (Extension) High School is the first branch of the family of Baldwin Boy's and Girls' School at Richmond town,Conceptualized and initiated to serve and cater to the educational needs of the children of the surrounding areas of Rajarajeshwarinagar.

    Baldwin Methodist College was started in the year 1988.

    We believe that noble qualities are the cornerstones of the college.The college motto Reverentia Jehovaeest caput sapientiae taken from book of Psalms from the Holy Testament, 'The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom' sums up the ideals of the college to meet the challenges of the world.

    The watch words-Righteousness and Truth are the bed rock of our foundation and continue to inspire the students of Baldwin College.

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