The history of C.S.I. Vocational Centre (founded in 1877) is a history of yeoman
service to scores of thousands of young people from the socially and economically
backward sections of mankind. People of Karnataka in general and the citizens of
Tumkur in particular, have always looked upon this institution as one given to
selfless service irrespective of caste and creed.
In Karnataka, Tumkur is a fast growing city with itspopulation rapidly rising, next only to Bangalore. The existing facilities for a sound education are woefully inadequate. For several years continuously the public of Tumkur were persistently requesting the Management of C.S.I. Vocational Centre to open a School to ensure for their children a sound education of high standard and discipline.
The management of C.S.I. Vocational centre, under the able leadership of its then educationist - Chairman and Bishop, Rt. Rev. Dr. C.D. Jathanna, considered the matter at length and decided to open an English Medium School in deference to the wishes of the citizens of Tumkur under the name Bishop Sargant English School. Dilapidated buildings were soon renovated and thus the elegant premises of the school came into being, to house the pre-primary classes with a strength of 60 children in June 1990. A steady growth has been registered, since then with the addition of one higher class with each new academic year.