Surendranath College

Surendranath College

Surendranath College is an undergraduate college affiliated to the University of Calcutta, in Kolkata, India. It was founded in 1884 by the nationalist leader Surendranath Banerjea.

The Women's section of the college was founded in 1931 by Mira Datta Gupta, its first Principal.

For much of its history it was known as Ripon College, named for the British Viceroy Lord Ripon, but in in 1948-1949 it was renamed for its founder. Swami Vivekananda delivered his first address in India from the rostrum of this college on his return from Chicago after his famous deliverance at the Parliament of the World's Religions.

Eminent faculty

*Sir Surendranath Banerjea - Founder of Indian National Association, precursor to Indian National Congress
*Ramendra Sundar Trivedi - Eminent National Statesman, Author - Ex Principal
*Buddhadeb Bosu- also a novelist
*Hiren Mukherjee - Ex Faculty - Department of History/ Ex Parlamentarian
*Asit Bandyopadhyay, Ajit Ghosh - Ex faculty Department of Bengali
*Bhabatosh Dutta - Eminent Economist
*Mira Datta Gupta - Eminent Social Activist and Politician

Eminent Alumni


*Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi language movement martyr
*Rajendra Prasad First President of India


*Sushil Mukherjee - Ex- Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta


*Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay - Renowned Bengali novelist
*Nemai Bhattacharjee - Novelist
*Nirad C. Chaudhuri - Acclaimed author, Commander of the Order of the British Empire
*Bibhuti Bhusan Mukherjee - Novelist
*Mani Shankar Mukherjee - Novelist


*Chintamoni Kar - Eminent sculptor; Principal of Government College of Arts and Crafts, Calcutta


*Talimeran Ao - Captain, Indian soccer team (1946 Olympic Games)
*Sailen Manna - Captain, Indian soccer team (1952 Olympic Games)
*Samar (Badru) Bannerjee - Captain, Indian soccer team (1956 Olympic Games)
*Santo Mitra - Captain, Indian soccer team
*Amal Chakraborty (Footballer) - Captain, Indian soccer team
*Prasun Bannerjee - Captain, Indian soccer team

External links

* [ official website]

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