First in Maharashtra

Ellora Caves is one of first sites recognized by UNESCO as the World Heritage
Kailash Temple, Ellora Caves
Government
  1. First Royal Governor of Bombay State: Abraham Shipman (1662-64)
  2. First Company Governor of Bombay State: George Oxenden (1668-69)
  3. First Governor of Bombay State (Crown): Sir Bartle Frere (1862-67)
  4. First Governor of Bombay State (Post India): Sir John Colville (1947-48)*
  5. First Indian Governor of Bombay State: Raja Sir Maharaj Singh (1948-52)
  6. First Governor of Maharashtra (After Bifurcation of Bombay State): Sri Prakasa (1956-62).
  7. First Woman Governor of Maharashtra: Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (1962-64)
  8. First Chief Minister of Bombay State (or Maharashtra): BG Kher (1947-52)
  9. First Chief Minister of Maharashtra (After Bifurcation of Bombay State): Yashwantrao Chavan

Education
  1. First University in Maharashtra: University of Mumbai (1857)
  2. First Women Only University in Maharashtra: Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University (stard as a college in 1912, upgraded to university in 1951)
  3. First Agriculture University in Maharashtra: Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (1968)
  4. First Tech University in Maharashtra: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University (1989)
  5. First Sanskrit University in Maharashtra: Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (1997)
  6. First College in Maharashtra: Poona Sanskrit College (1821; now known as Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute)
  7. First Engineering College in Maharashtra: College of Engineering, Pune (1854)
  8. First Medical College in Maharashtra: Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai (1845)

People
  1. First Woman Graduate from Maharashtra: Cornelia Sorabji (1888)

Sports
  1. First Individual Olympic Medalist from Maharashtra/India: Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav (1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics)

Awardees
  1. First Bharat Ratna Award Winner from Maharashtra: Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve (1958)
  2. First Woman Bharat Ratna Award Winner from Maharashtra: Lata Mangeshkar (2001)
  3. First Padma Vibhushan Award Winner from Maharashtra: Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1954)
  4. First Woman Padma Vibhushan Award Winner from Maharashtra: Sumati Morarjee (1971)
  5. First Padma Bhushan Award Winner from Maharashtra: Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha (1954)
  6. First Woman Padma Bhushan Award Winner from Maharashtra: Pushpavati Mehta (1956)

Misc
  1. First Session of Indian National Congress in Maharashtra/India: Bombay (1885)
  2. First Passenger Train in Maharashtra/India: Mumbai to Thane (16 April 1853)
  3. First UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in Maharashtra: Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves (1983)
  4. First Mega Foodpark in Maharashtra: Satara (2018)
  5. First Cooperative Sugar Mill in Maharashtra/India/Asia: Pravara Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd
  6. First Cotton Mill in Maharashtra: The Bombay Spinning Mill (1854)
  7. First Nuclear Power Station in Maharashtra/India: arapur Atomic Power Station (Construction: 1961; Commission: 1969)
  8. First Tourism District in Maharashtra: Sidhudurg District
  9. First Metro in Maharashtra: Mumbai Metro


*Sir John Colville was the last British Governor of the Bombay State. His actual term started from 1943.