First in India

* The first President of Indian National Congress: W.C. Banerjee.
* The first British Governor General of India: Lord William Bentinck(1833-1835).
* The first British Governor General of Bengal: Lord Warren Hasting (1774-1885).
* The first and the last Indian to be Governor General of free India: C. Rajgopalachari.
* The first man who introduced printing press in India: James Hicky.
* India’s first man in Space: Rakesh Sharma.
* The first Indian to cross English Channel: Mihir Sen.
* The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen: Phu Dorji.

* The first Chinese traveller to visit India: Fahein.
* The first Indian Pilot: J.R.D. Tata (1929).
* First Wax statue of a Living Indian: Mahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud's in 1939.
* First Chinese pilgrim to Visit India: Fa-hien.
* First Exclusive internet magazine: Bharat Samachar.
* First President of Indian National Congress: W.C. Bannerjee, 1885.
* First Judge in International Court of Justice: Dr. Nagender Singh.
* First Graduate in Medicine: Soorjo Coomar Goodeve Chukerbutty.
* India's First University: Nalanda University. Taxila University, was in service when Alexender attacked India (326 BC), but now it belongs to Pakistan so the first university is Nalanda.
* India's First Open University: B. R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU), formerly known as Andhra Pradesh Open University, was set up on 26th August 1982.
* India's First Lok Sabha Member to be elected with a record maximum number of votes: P.V.Narasimha Rao.
* First Indian to reach Antarctica: Lt. Ram Charan.
* First British to Visit India: Hawkins.
* First Post Office Opened in India: Kolkata (1727).
* First Test tube baby of India: Indira (Baby Harsha).

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