First Indian in Various Fields - Record List 2

First Indian in Various Field – Record List - 2

First in Business and Commerce:

  • First Bank in India – Bank of Hindustan (1779).
  • First ATM in India – HSBC, Mumbai (1987).
  • First Indian Bank opened its branch outside India – Bank of India, London (1946).
  • First Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in India – Kandla, Gujarat (1965).
  • First Sugar Factory in India – Set up at Saran, Bihar (1903).
  • First Indian Tyre Company crossed 10,000 crore turnover – MRF Ltd (2011 Oct).
  • First Titanium Sponge Plant in India – Titanium Sponge Plant of the Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd, Chavara, Kollam (2011).
  • First private company in India to get a protection from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) – Infosys Technologies Ltd (2009).
  • First Oil well and oil refinery in India – Dig boi, Borbil (1890).
  • First Iron and Steel factory in India – Bengal Iron Works Company, Kulti, West Bengal (1870).
  • First Private sector Steel Plant in India – Tata Steel founded by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata (1907 Aug).
  • First 5 star Hotel in India – Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay, started by Tata (1903).
  • First underground Bazar in India – Palika Bazar in New Delhi (1978).
  • First Tea museum in India – Munnar, Kerala was established by Tata Tea (2004 March).

First in Education:

  • First Fisheries university in India – Kerala university of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) (2011 Feb).
  • First Indian professor at Harvard university – Githa Gobinath, Economics (2010 May).
  • First Space University in India as well as Asia – Indian Institute of Space and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (2009 Aug).
  • First education minister of free India – Maulana Abulkalam Azad (1947).
  • First woman’s university in India – Indian Woman’s university, Pune, Now known as SNDT woman’s university, Mumbai (1916).
  • First Woman’s College in India – Bethune College, Calcutta (1879).
  • First National Professsor in India – C.V.Raman (1947).
  • First Indian professor at the Oxford university – Dr.S.Radhakrishnan, former president of India (1936 Feb).
  • First woman law graduate in India – Cornelia Sorabji (1894).
  • First university in India – Calcutta university (1857).
  • First Open University in India – Andhra Pradesh Open university (1982). In 1991 it was renamed as Ambedkar University.
  • First College in India – Fort William College, Calcutta (1800).
  • First engineering college in India – Roor kee Engineering College (1847). In 1854 it was renamed as the Thomason College of Civil Engineering. In 1949 it was given University status, making it the first engineering university of independent India. In 2001 it was declared an Indian Institute of technology, making it the 7th IIT of India.
  • First educational institution for blind in India – Sharp Memorial School, Dehradun (1887).
  • First medical University in India – University of Medical Sciences, Vijayawada (1986).

First in Law and Judiciary:

  • First Indian to hold the post of Advocate General – Sir V.Bhashyam Iyengar. He was the acting advocate general of Madras Province (1897).
  • First woman High Court judge in India – Anna Chadi, High Court of Kerala (1959)
  • First woman advocate in India – Cornelia Sorabji, Allahabad High Court (1986).
  • 1st  Chief justice of the Supreme Court of India – H.J.Kania (1950).
  • First Indian to become the president of International Court of justice – Dr.Nagendira Singh (1976).
  • First judge to face impeachment on Lok Sabha – Ramaswami (1993).
  • First Indian Lawgiver – Manu, Manu Smirthi (3100 BC).
  • First woman Chief Justice of HighCourt in India – Leila Seth, Himacahl Pradesh (1991).
  • 1st  woman judge of the Supreme Court of India – M.Fathima Beevi (1989).
  • First woman magistrate in India – Omana Kunjamma, Eraniyal in the erstwhile Travancore (1946).

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