List of Governor General of India:

May 25, 2021

Governor GeneralImportant achievements/Events
Warren Hastings
1772-1785
Warren Hastings was the first Governor of Bengal (Presidency of Fort William). In 1750 he joined the British East India Company as a clerk and sailed out to India, reaching Calcutta in August 1750. In 1814 he made a Privy Counsellor.Zamindars were given judicial powers; establishment of civil and criminal courts in each district.In 1781, he founded the Calcutta Madrasa, for promotion of Islamic studies.He founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal with William Jones in 1784.
Sir John Macpherson 1785-1786He held the post temporarily.
Lord Cornwallis 1786-1793Introduced Permanent Settlement of Bengal (also called Zamindari system). It was an agreement between East India Company and Bengali landlords to fix revenues to be raised from land.He introduced Police reforms according to which each district was divided into 400 square miles and placed under a police superintendent. Introduction of Civil Services in India.
Sir John Shore
1793-1798
He followed policy of non-intervention.Introduced Charter Act of 1793.
Lord Wellesley
1798-1805
He adopted the policy of Subsidiary Alliance- a system to keep the Indian rulers under control and to make British the supreme power.He opened College to train the Company’s servants in Calcutta. So, Known as the Father of Civil Services in India. He founded the Fort William College at Calcutta.
Sir George Barlow 1805-1807The important event which took place in his time was Mutiny of Vellore in 1806 in which the Indian soldiers killed many English officials.
Lord Minto I 1807-1813He concluded the Treaty of Amritsar (1809) with Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Lord Hastings 1813-1823He ended the policy of non-intervention, which was followed by Sir John Shore.He abolished the censorship of press.Introduced Ryotwari and Mahalawari system in Bombay. 
Lord Amherst 1823-1828His tenure was known for First Anglo Burmese War (1824-26) and Mutiny of Barrackpur (1824)
  Lord William Bentick    
1828-1835
Lord William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck (Lord William Bentick) was British Soldier and Statesman.He was first Governor General of India.He carried out social reforms such as abolition of Sati Pratha with the help of Rajaram Mohan Roy, Suppression of Thuggee.Established first Medical College in Calcutta.He made English as the language of higher education.He also suppressed female infanticide and child sacrifice.
Sir Charles Metcalfe 1835-1836He held the post temporarily and removed restriction on Vernacular press.
Lord Auckland 1836-1842First Afghan War was fought in his reign.
Lord Dalhousie 1848-1856Opened first Railway line from Bombay to Thane in 1853.Opened first Telegraph line from Calcutta to Agar in 1853.Introduced Doctrine of Lapse captured Satara (1848), Jaipur and Sambhalpur (1849), Udaipur (1852), Jhansi (1853), Nagpur (1854). Many bridges were constructed and started Grand Trunk Road. Established Postal system which made communication easier. In 1854, Wood’s Dispatch was passed, which provided the proper system of education from School to University. Widow Remarriage Bill was passed.

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