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Raja Balwant Singh College, formerly known as Balwant Rajput College, was started mainly with the help of Raja Balwant Singh of Awargarh Estate, Etah, Uttar Pradesh. It started in 1878 as Rajput Boarding House for education and upliftment of Rajputs of India. In 1885, it was upgraded as Balwant Rajput High School. Col. Dobson and Sir E.H. Forsyth were its headmasters for quite long period. Rajput community was being given preference. Rajputs of India, especially of UP, owe their education to this institute. For this high school Balwant Educational Society was created to safeguard the interests of the institution. And for this Raja Sahib insisted and got it implemented that the president of the society will always be the Distt. Judge of Agra. Civil Surgeon of Agra and Disst. Inspector of Schools, Agra would be its permanent members out of the 21 members. Dr. S.C. Sircar, the famous homeopath, was its first Indian headmaster. In about 1939, Dr. R.K. Singh,PhD., Dip (Education) took over as principal of the Intermediate College. He started its expansion and in 1941 Balwant Rajput Intermediate College was the first in U.P. to have all the four faculties - Arts, Commerce, Science, and Agriculture. Soon education wing was started and within two years it was raised to post-graduate level. He further established Bichpuri Institute of Agriculture at Bichpuri, Agra and a Research Center of Agriculture at Awagarh Farm of 400 Acres donated by Raja Sahib's grandson. In 1949 R.K. Singh started Rural Engineering Institute at Bichpuri. Raja Balwant Singh had also donated more than 100 Acres in Agra proper for Agriculture know as Khandari Farm, attached to Rajput High School. The present building of RBS Inter College was formerly known as Nachghar Kothi and was the residence of the headmaster. The school was run in the present college building. R.K. Singh managed to get the special preference for Rajputs taken away in early period of his tenure. This enraged Raja Surya Pal Singh, son of Raja Balwant Singh, who curtailed major financial help to Balwant Educational Socitey and divested his funds to Shantiniketan and Kishori Raman College, Mathura. RBS College is one of the leading educational institutes of Uttar Pradesh and has seven faculties - Arts, Commerce, Education, Science, Agriculture, Engineering & Technology and Management & Computer Application and five campuses three in Agra itself besides Bichpuri and Awagarh.