Brief Description of Hislop College, Nagpur
Rev.Stephen Hislop (8th Sept. 1817 to 4th Sept 1863.), after whom the college is named, was an Evangelist, Educationist and Geologist. He worked for 18 years in the Vidarbha Region, and learnt Marathi Language in 15 Months. Death took him on 4th September,1863 in BORI RIVER where he was drowned in the vicinity of TAKALGHAT.
The oldest and most Venerable Institution of the region. Hislop College was founded in 1883 at the Mahal area, Nagpur. It had a staff of One Principal, Rev. J.G. Cooper and six professors.
In the entire history of Nagpur University, Hislop College stands as the Oldest Institution in Vidarbha, and has to a large extent contributed in shaping the academic form of the region in more ways than one. It was first affiliated to Calcutta (Kolkata) University, then Allahabad University and finally to Nagpur University after it was established in the year 1924. In 1954, Hislop College started Journalism Department headed by Prof. Eapan which was the first of its kind in this region.