List of First in India

First in India

List of First in India

The list of first in India contains the accomplishments of first male people in India, first female people in India, achievement in the fields of sports, science and innovation, country, and so on This rundown will be useful for every one of those understudies who are preparing for SSC, Railways, Banking, Defense tests, and so on.

Governance List of First in India 

First President of IndiaDr. Rajendra Prasad
First Vice-President of IndiaSarvepalli Radhakrishnan
First President of Indian National CongressWomesh Chandra Bannerjee
First Prime Minister of IndiaJawaharlal Nehru
First Chief Election Commissioner of IndiaSukumar Sen
First Viceroy of IndiaLord Canning
First Governor-General of IndiaLord William Bentinck
First Chief Justice of IndiaH.J Kania
First Speaker of Lok SabhaG. V. Mavlankar
First Home Minister of IndiaSardar Vallabhai Patel
First Chairperson of Lokpal of IndiaPinaki Chandra Ghose

First Governor of Bengal

Lord Clive

First Governor General of Bengal

Warren Hastings

First Governor General of India

Lord William Bentinck

Last Governor General of India

Lord Canning

First Indian Governor General of Independent India

C. Rajgopalachari

First Governor General of Independent India (after independence)

Lord Louis Mountbatten

First President of India

Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1950-1962)

The President of Constituent Assembly

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

First President of Indian National Congress

W.C Banerjee

First Muslim President of Indian National Congress

Badruddin Tayab

First Vice President of Independent India

Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan (1952- 1962)

First Prime Minister of India

Jawaharlal Nehru (1947-1964)

First Speaker of Lok Sabha

Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar (1952-1956)

First Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

S.V. Krishnamoorthy Rao (1952-1962)

First Indian to pass ICS

Surendra Nath Banerjee

First Indian ICS officer

Satyendra Nath Tagore

First Chief Election Commissioner of India

Sukumar Sen (1950-1958)

First Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India

V. Narahari Rao (1948-1954)

First Chairman of Union Public Service Commission

Sir Ross Barker

First Attorney General for India

Motilal C. Setalvad (1950-1963)

First Minister of Home Affairs

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

First Minister of Finance

R.K. Shanmukham Chetty

First Education Minister of Independent India

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

First Minister of Defence

Baldev Singh Chokkar (1947-1952)

First Women Minister of External Affairs

Sushma Swaraj

First Minister of Agriculture

Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1946-1948)

First Minister of Human Resources Development

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

First Minister of Railways

John Mathai (1947-1948)

First Minister of Law and Justice

B.R. Ambedkar

First Minister of Information and Broadcasting

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

First National security Advisor

Brajesh Mishra

First Cabinet Secretary of India

N.R.Pillai (1950-1953)

First Foreign Secretary of India

K.P.S Menon

First Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India

A.P.J Abdul Kalam (1999-2001)

First Chief Economic Advisor of India

JJ Anjaria

First Solicitor General of India

C K Daphtary

First National Human Rights  Commissioner of India

Ranganath Misra

First Indian Judge of International Court of Justice

Dr. Nagendra Singh

First Chief Justice of India

Justice Hiralal J. Kania

Defence List of First in India 

First Defence Minister of IndiaBaldev Singh Chokkar
First Commander-in-Chief of Free IndiaKodandera Madappa Cariappa
First Commander-in-Chief, Indian Air ForceSubroto Mukherjee
First Field MarshalSam Manekshaw
First Param Vir Chakra WinnerMajor Somnath Sharma
First female Jawan in the ArmyShanti Tigga
First Indian woman to fly fighter aircraft without co-pilotIAF Officer Avani Chaturvedi
First cosmonautSqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma
First woman in the Indian Army awarded the coveted ‘Sword of Honour’ prizeDivya Ajith Kumar

Sports List of First in India 

First Olympics Team MedalGold in Field Hockey (1928, Summer Olympics)
First Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian gold medalNavjot Kaur
First Indian woman badminton player to win an Asian Games medalSaina Nehwal
First Indian woman to win a medal at Asian GamesSanthi Soundarajan
First person to win the international bronze medal in skiingAanchal Thakur
First Woman to Win an Olympic Silver MedalP. V. Sindhu in Badminton
First female to represent India at the Summer OlympicsNora Polley, 1924 Summer Olympics
First Individual Gold Medal won byAbhinav Bindra, 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
First Woman to Win a Medal in WrestlingSakshi Malik won Bronze in the 2016 Summer Olympics

Female List of First in India 

First Woman Speaker of Lok SabhaMeira Kumar (2009)
India’s First Woman PresidentPratiba Patil
India’s First Woman Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
India’s First Woman GovernorSarojini Naidu
India’s First Woman IPS OfficerKiran Bedi
First Woman Chief Minister of StateSucheta Kripalani
First Woman Union MinisterRajkumari Amrita Kaur
First Woman President of INCAnnie Besant
First Woman Judge of Supreme CourtMeera Sahib Fatima Bibi
First Woman to get Ashok ChakraNirja Bhanot
First Indian Woman Ambassador at UNVijalakshmi Pandit
First Indian woman who reached AntarcticaMahel Musa
First Indian Woman to get Nobel PrizeMother Teresa
First Indian Woman to swim across English ChannelArati Saha
First Indian Woman to climb Mt EverestBachendri Pal
First Indian Woman to become Miss WorldMiss Reita Faria
First Indian Woman to climb Mt Everest twiceSanthosh Yadhav
First Indian Woman to become Miss UniverseSusmita Sen
First Indian Woman to get Bharat RatnaIndira Gandhi
First Indian Woman to get Jnanpith AwardAshapurna Devi
First Indian Woman to win WTA TitleSania Mirza
First Indian Woman Airline PilotDurga Banerjee
First Indian Woman to win Gold in Asian GamesKamaljeet Sandhu
First Indian Woman President of INCSarojini Naidu
First Indian Woman to Booker PrizeArundhati Roy
First Woman Musician to get Bharat RatnaMS Subbalakshmi
First Indian Woman to go to spaceKalpana Chawla

Science First in India  

First hydroelectric plantSidrapong (Darjeeling)
First Man in SpaceRakesh Sharma
First Nuclear ReactorApsara (Maharashtra)
First satelliteAryabhatta
First successfully indigenous launch vehicleSLV-3
First genetically modified food product in IndiaBt. Eggplant Hybrid [Banned]
First to pass the examination of the Indian Medical Service (IMS)Surjo Kumar Chakroborty
First Indian to be appointed as the deputy director-general of programmes (DDP) of the World Health Organization (WHO)Dr. Soumya Swaminathan
First satellite earth station for domestic communicationsSecunderabad
First Indian to get Nobel Prize in PhysicsC.V Raman

Awards and Prizes

First Indian Nobel Laureate

Rabindranath Tagore

First Indian to get Bharat Ratana Award

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

First Indian to get Jnanpith Award

G. Shankar Kurup

First Person to get Paramvir Chakra

Major Somnath Sharma

First Scientist to get Nobal Prize

C.V. Raman

First Indian to get Stalin Award

Saifuddin Kitchlew

First Indian to win Magsaysay Award

Acharya Vinoba Bhava

First Women to get Ashok chakra

Nirja Bhanot

First Indian author to get Anderson Award

Ruskin Bond

Architecture First in India

First temple constructed from a single rockKailasa temple at Ellora
First church in IndiaSt. Thomas Church, Palayoor
First mosque in IndiaCheraman Juma Mosque in Methala
First dam in IndiaKallanai Dam
First Indian temple with many interconnected structuresBrihadeeswarar Temple, Tamil Nadu

Other List of First in India 

First British to Visit IndiaThomas Roe
First Chinese pilgrim to Visit IndiaFa-Hien/Faxian
First Indian to reach AntarcticaLt. Ram Charan
First Judge in International Court of JusticeDr. Nagender Singh
First Muslim President of the Indian National CongressBadruddin Tayyabji
First Post Office Opened in IndiaKolkata(1727)
First Wax statue of a Living IndianMahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud’s in 1939
India’s First Lok Sabha Member to be elected with a record maximum number of votesP.V.Narasimha Rao
India’s First Open UniversityDr B.R Ambedkar Open University
India’s First UniversityNalanda University
India’s first man in SpaceRakesh Sharma
The first Speaker of the Lok SabhaGanesh Vasudeva Mavalankar
The first and last Muslim woman ruler of IndiaRazia Sultan
The first and the last Indian to be Governor-General of free IndiaC. Rajgopalachari
The first British Governor-General of BengalLord Warren Hastings(1774-1885)
The first British Governor-General of IndiaLord William Bentinck(1833-1835)
The first British Viceroy of IndiaLord Canning
The first Chief Election CommissionerSukumar Sen
The first Chief Justice of Supreme CourtJustice Hirala J. Kania
The first Chief of Army StaffGen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji
The first Education MinisterAbdul Kalam Azad
The first Field Marshal of IndiaS.H.F. Manekshaw
The first Governor-General of free IndiaLord Mountbatten
The first Home Minister of IndiaSardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
The first Indian Air Chief MarshalS. Mukherjee
The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of IndiaGeneral Cariappa
The first Indian Member of the Viceroy’s executive councilS.P.Sinha
The first Indian Naval ChiefVice-Admiral R.D. Katari
The first Indian PilotJ.R.D. Tata (1929)
The first Indian to cross English ChannelMihir Sen
The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in PhysicsC.V.Raman
The first Indian to join the Indian Civil ServicesSatyendra Nath Tagore
The first Indian to receive Bharat Ratna awardDr. Radhakrishnan
The first Indian to win Nobel PrizeRabindranath Tagore
The first Judge of International Court of JusticeDr. Nagendra Singh
The first lady to become Miss WorldRita Faria
The first man who introduced printing press in IndiaJames Hicky
The first Muslim President of IndiaDr. Zakir Hussain
The first Muslim President of Indian National CongressBadruddin Tayyabji
The first Muslim President of Indian RepublicDr. Zakhir Hussain
The first person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in MedicineHargovind Khurana
The first person to get Param Vir ChakraMajor Somnath Sharma
The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygenSherpa Anga Dorjee
The first Person to receive Jnanpith awardSri Shankar Kurup
The first person to receive Magsaysay AwardAcharya Vinoba Bhave
The first person to receive Nobel Prize in EconomicsAmartya Sen
The first person to receive Stalin PrizeSaifuddin Kitchlu
The first person to resign from the Central CabinetShyama Prasad Mukherjee
The first President of India who died while in officeDr. Zakhir Hussain
The first President of Indian National CongressW.C. Banerjee
The first President of Indian RepublicDr. Rajendra Prasad
The first Prime Minister of free IndiaPt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the ParliamentCharan Singh
The first Prime Minister of India who resigned without completing the full termMorarji Desai
The first Vice-President of IndiaDr. Radhakrishnan
The first woman Air Vice MarshalP. Bandopadhyaya
The first woman Airline PilotDurba Banerjee
The first woman AmbassadorMiss C.B. Muthamma
The first woman Asian Games Gold Medal WinnerKamlijit Sandhu
The first woman Chairman of Union Public Service CommissionRoze Millian Bethew
The first woman chairperson of Indian AirlinesSushma Chawla
The first woman Cheif Justice of High CourtMrs Leela Seth (Himachal Pradesh High Court)
The first woman Chief Minister of an Indian StateMrs Sucheta Kripalani
The first woman Director General of PoliceKanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
The first woman Governor of a state in free IndiaMrs Sarojini Naidu
The first woman GraduatesKadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883
The first woman Honours GraduateKamini Roy, 1886
The first woman IPS officerMrs. Kiran Bedi
The first woman JudgeAnna Chandy (She became judge in a district court in 1937)
The first woman judge in Supreme CourtMrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
The first woman Judge in Supreme Court of IndiaKumari Justice M. Fathima Beevi
The first woman LawyerCornelia Sorabjee
The first woman Lieutenant GeneralPuneeta Arora
The first woman Minister in a GovernmentRajkumari Amrit Kaur
The first woman Olympic medal WinnerKarnam Malleswari, 2000
The first woman pilot in Indian Air ForceHarita Kaur Dayal
The first woman President of Indian National CongressMrs Annie Besant
The first woman President of United Nations General AssemblyMrs Vijaya Laxmi Pandit
The first woman Prime MinisterMrs Indira Gandhi
The first woman Speaker of a State AssemblyShanno Devi
The first woman to climb Mount EverestBachhendri Pal
The first woman to climb Mount Everest twiceSantosh Yadav
The first woman to cross English ChannelAarti Saha
The first woman to receive Ashoka ChakraNirja Bhanot
The first woman to receive Bharat RatnaMrs. Indira Gandhi
The first woman to receive Jnanpith AwardAshapurna Devi
The first woman to receive Jnanpith AwardAshpurna Devi
The first woman to receive the Nobel PrizeMother Teresa