Early nineteenth century saw Jabalpur as a leading centre of education in Central India and later many colleges and educational institutions spread the light of knowledge to the entire area. One of them was Robertson College established in 1836 as Saugor Govt. School in Saugor, upgraded as Saugor Collegiate School in 1860; it was destined to become the renowned Robertson College of Jabalpur. The historic week long transfer in 1873 with bag-&-baggage on bullock-carts from Saugor to Jabalpur changed the entire history of education in this marble city.