|City||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Affiliated to||University of Calcutta, Kolkata|
24/2 Mahatma Gandhi Road
Kolkata - 700 009
|Phone||(+91 33) 2350-2864 / 2354-3876 / 2352-3258|
Surendranath College, Kolkata was established in the year 1884, Surendranath College, Kolkata is affiliated to University of Calcutta, Kolkata
In 1882 Surendranath Banerjea, eminent scholar, orator and statesman and one of the pioneers of India’s struggle for self-government and freedom, took over the charge of Presidency School. In January 1884, it was renamed Presidency Institution and became affiliated to the Intermediate Standard of the University of Calcutta. Later in the same year, with permission from Lord Ripon, it was renamed as Ripon College and became a full-fledged degree College under the University of Calcutta.
Surendranath Banerjea himself taught in the College for many years with rare distinction. Under his inspiring guidance a generation of students grew up with sacrifice and idealism as their guiding principles. Round him gathered some of the most distinguished scholars and intellectuals of the time and Ripon College soon came to be counted among the reputed seats of learning in the country. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Hon'ble President of India, garlanding the half bust of Surendranath Banerjea on January 20, 1957In his lifetime he divested himself of all the proprietary rights over the institution he had nurtured into existence and in the year 1909 made it open to the public under a body of trustees created for the purpose.
In 1885 the Department of Law was started. It was converted into a separate College in 1911 and it was named as Ripon Law College. The Department of Commerce was established in 1940. A branch of this College was opened in Dinajpur (now a separate College in Bangladesh) in 1942. The trustees in order to keep pace with the changing needs of the time, opened an evening Science section in 1947 and a women’s section in 1948 as well. The former is now a part of Surendranath Evening College and the latter became an independent Degree College in 1960.
The College was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 1972. Standing amidst the din and bustle of one of the busiest thoroughfares of Calcutta, the College has been a witness at close quarters to various ups and downs in the social and political history. In its career of more than a hundred years it has had to pass through both fair and foul, sunshine and rough weather. Its students welcomed Swami Vivekananda along with others with spectacular enthusiasm on his historic arrival at Calcutta in 1897 after his great success and triumph in the West. On reaching the city Swamiji was accorded reception worthy of a king at Ripon College. It was at Ripon College that Gandhiji put up in the company of others when he came to the plenary session of the Indian National Congress in Calcutta in 1901. This was his first experience of attending such an important gathering in India. In 1911 Rabindranath Tagore read out at Ripon College one of his great essays dealing with the twin subjects of separatism to be found among many of our countrymen and national integration. It may be mentioned in passing that he referred in one of his novels to the courage and patriotism of the students of Ripon College. Both during the freedom movement and in recent times students of Ripon / Surendranath Collge never failed to give a good account of themselves whenever there was a call to serve the country's cause or to register protest against injustice, tyranny and aggression. This tradition of Ripon / Surendranath College is a priceless legacy handed down by its founder Surendranath Banerjea and others.
Introduction of modern subjects with necessary infrastructure facilities with a view to updating education as per requirements of the employment houses and higher studies as well. Also to provide the students with quality education with all round humane values and necessary skills. Look forward to our institution growing into a premier institute of learning in the days to come.
The goal of the college is to disseminate higher education to the students from all sections and areas emphasizing the development of ability and personality building in order to equip the students adequately so as to face the challenge of the new millennium with courage and conviction
Surendranath College, Kolkata offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
Surendranath College, Kolkata offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Arts (BA)View Details Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
Surendranath College, Kolkata offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)View Details Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
Surendranath College, Kolkata offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)View Details Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
Surendranath College, Kolkata is affiliated to University of Calcutta, Kolkata.
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