With a view to providing the leaders of the princely states with an education to British standards the British Raj built a school to give education to the Indian elite, particularly the princes and nobles of Rajputana.
" The idea was well expressed long ago by Colonel Walter in an excellent and most suggestive report which may have influenced Lord Mayo when he founded the present college. In that very sensible report Colonel Walter pointed out that what was then most needed for the education of India’s young rulers and nobles was an Indian Eton. Ajmer is India’s Eton and you are India’s Eton boys.” "
Mayo College is one of the oldest Private Boarding Schools in India and is considered amongst the best boarding schools in the country,.