First Montessori School in India was started when Dr. George Sydney Arundale invited Dr. Maria Montessori, the Founder of Montessori system of education to start a course at the Besant Theosophical High School in 1939. Montessori Section and is now functioning at Besant Arundale Senior Secondary School and named as Kamala Nikunj. It is open to children in the age group of 2 ½ to 4 ½ years of age.