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1910

OCTOBER 1910 Mahajana English High School is founded by Pavalar T. A. Thuraiappahpillai

1912

Mahajana moves to its current location (in August)

1913

A Board of Examinations is established.

1916

Mahajana is inspected for the first time by the Education Department in April.

Mahajanan pupils are admitted to appear in the General Examinations

1918

A heavy storm flattens the class rooms of the school

1919

A T-shaped new building is constructed

Mahajana receives the government grants for the first time

1926

Saraswathy Vidyalayam is established for the female students in the same premises

1929

Founder Mr. T.A. Thuraiappahpilla passes away.

Mr. K. Chinnappah becomes the Head Teacher of the school.

1935

Mahajana celebrates the Silver Jubilee

1936

Scouting starts in Mahajana

1943

Mahajana opens the school for female education with 12 pupils.

Ms Rasamalar Chinniah serves as Mahajana's first female teacher

1945

Mr. T. T. Jeyaratnam is installed as the Head Teacher (3/9/1945)

Name of the School is changed to Mahajana College.

1946

 

Mahajana Logo and the motto (Know Thyself) are designed

Mahajana enters the Jaffna School Sports Association (JSSA) soccer tournament for the first time

Facilities are provided to teach Physics, Chemistry and Biology

1947

Mahajana is raised to Grade II

1948

HSC Science classes are formed.

1949

Mahajana is raised to Grade I

1950

An attempt is made to raise funds by bringing film stars from India

1951

The College anthem and the flag song take shape, both written by Vidhwan Naa. Sivapathasuntharanar

1952

The new Physics laboratory is declared open

1953

The new Chemistry laboratory is declared open

1954

A very big fund raising carnival is organised at the Jaffna Esplanade 

The college hostel is started at a modest scale with 6 students

1955

Foundation is laid for the Golden Jubilee Block (later named as Thuraiappahpillai Memorial Block)

Mahajana are the runners-up at the JSSA athletic meet

Mahajana wins the JSSA Second Eleven Soccer Championship

1956

Mahajana commences sponsoring festivals at Maviddapuram Kanthasamy Temple and Thiruketheeswaram Temple

Mahajana are the runners-up at the JSSA athletic meet

1958

Extension of playground.

The workshop is further extended and a room is provided for Dance

1959

Mahajana comes third in the Inter Collegiate Athletic Meet conducted by JSSA

1960

The College celebrates Golden Jubilee.  The number of pupils exceeds 1800

Golden Jubilee is celebrated with the opening of Thuraiappahpillai Memorial Block by the Vice Chancellor Sir Nicholas Attigalle

A temple for Sivahamai Sametha Anantha Nadarajar is consecrated in the College Premises

1961

Mahajana is the Second Eleven Champion and First Eleven Finalist in Soccer.

College is raised to Super Grade status

1962

Mahajana once again becomes the Second Eleven Champions in Soccer.

Three of the Mahajanan Scouts represent Ceylon at the Asian Scout Jamboree held in Tokyo

The College is vested in the Crown as from the 1st February and becomes a Government Institution for all intents and purposes

1963

Intermediate Girls Physical Training (PT) Squad ranks first in the All Island Contest conducted by the Department of Education and receives the Trophy from the Governor General.

Thirty-eight students enter the University of Ceylon, the highest for any institution in Jaffna that year.  Of these, ten are for the Faculty of Medicine, the highest for any institution in Jaffna that year.

Mahajana Group Scout Master Mr CS Subramaniam and Scout K Vishnubala represent Ceylon at the Eleventh World Jumboree held in Greece

1964

Mahajana becomes the First Eleven Champions in soccer

1965

Mahajana is the Runner-Up again at the JSSA Athletics Meet.

Mahajana wins the Cricket Championship in the Northern Province as an unbeaten team

Mahajana wins both senior and junior championships in the tournament conducted by the Jaffna Schools Hockey Association.

Mahajana comes first in the All-island Tamil Drama Competition conducted by the Ceylon Arts Council.

1966

Mahajana wins the Second Eleven and Third Eleven Championships in soccer

Hockey captain of Mahajana team leads the All Ceylon School Boys' Team which toured to India. 

Mahajana is the Runner-Up again at the JSSA Athletics Meet.

Mahajana wins first in the All-island Tamil Drama Competition by the Ceylon Arts Council.

Mahajana is the Runner-up in the All Island Schools' Science Quiz Championship.

1967

Mahajana comes first in the All-island Tamil Drama Competition conducted by the Ceylon Arts Council

1968

Mahajana wins in the All-island Tamil Drama Competition conducted by the Ceylon Arts Council.

Mahajana is the champion of the First Eleven soccer championship

1969

Mahajana wins in the All-island Tamil Drama Competition conducted by the Ceylon Arts Council.

Mahajana is the champion of the First Eleven soccer championship

1970

Mahajana celebrates the Diamond Jubilee

Mahajana is the champion of the First Eleven soccer championship

Mahajana wins the Championship at the All-Ceylon Schools Soccer Tournament conducted by the Ceylon School Football Association and is awarded the Sir John Tarbat Shield.

Mahajana wins in the All Island Schools' Science Quiz Championship

Service of Principal Mr. T. T. Jeyaratnam, the Architect of Mahajana, reties from the service. 

1971

Mr. M. Mahadevan becomes the Principal of the College (January 01)

1972

Mr. P.S. Kumaraswamy becomes the Principal of the College (June 06)

Hundredth Year Celebration for the Founder 

1973

Mr. S. Sivasubramaniam is appointed as the Principal (July 11)

1976

Mr. P. Kanagasabapathy becomes the Principanl

Former Principal Mr. T.T. Jeyaratnam passes away (October 29).

1978

Mahajana wins the Championship at the All-Ceylon Schools Soccer Tournament conducted by the Ceylon School Football Association and is awarded the SINGER Shield.

1979

Brahmasri K.S. Rathneswara Iyar becomes the Principal (Dec. 01 )

1980

Mr. Pon Somasuntharam is appointed as the Principal (July 01)

1983

Mr. T. Shanmugasuntharam becomes the Principal (June 12)

1984

Mr. V. Kanthaiah is appointed as the Principal (August 01)

1985

Mr. K. Nagarajah becomes the Principal (December 04)

1990

Mahajana temporarily moves to Alaveddy Arunothaya College

1991

Mahajana temporarily moves to Pandatharippu Girls College

1993

Mahajana classes are conducted at Kondavil Niru (private) Tuition Centre

1994

Temporary cottages are established at Maruthanarmadam to conduct full-time classes for Mahajana College

1998

Mr. P. Suntharalingam is appointed as the Principal (November 29)

1999

On September 15th Mahajana College moved back to the original location at Ambanai

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updated 2006