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Alumni

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Dr. Surendranath Dasgupta Nirad C. Chaudhuri

The first elected President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, had always been engaged in helping people in distress,  an absolute synchronization with the views of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. He had been president of the committee, framed to develop the Constitution of India and considered education to be a main force in the development of a nation.

The eminent scholar of Sanskrit and Philosophy, Surendranath Dasgupta had been the President of the Indian Philosophical Congress. In academics he was the principal of Sanskrit College and a professor at Calcutta University. His contribution to education needs no mention and he was pronounced amongst his contemporaries.

The prolific writer Nirad C. Chaudhuri had topped the University of Calcutta merit list standing First Class First. Being highly influenced by the English Neoclassical poet, Alexander Pope, he had written many productive books, out of which The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian had short listed him among the best in the world.

Deshapran Birendranath Sasmal Dr. Ramesh Chandra Majumdar Bibhuti Bhusan Bandyopadhyay

As Birendranath Sasmal was immensly inspired by Surendranath Banerjea’s idilolism, he had sought to be transferred to the College (Ripon College). He had earned his degree from England and had joined Calcutta High Court in 1904. His patriotism, social welfare, devotion of country earned him the title ‘Deshpran’.

The author of Corporate Life in Ancient India, Ramesh Chandra Mazumdar had been one of the most famous researchers and writers of ancient history. He had started his career under the supervision of Haraprasad Shastri and had been awarded Premchand Roychand Studentship. He had joined Calcutta University as a lecturer in 1914.

The eminent author of Bengali literature, Bibhuti Bhusan Bandyopadhyay paved his path to glory by etching timeless classics.  His works include  ‘Pather Panchali’ and ‘Chander Pahar’. Later Pather Panchali was made into a cinema by Satyajit Ray which won an Oscar in the year 1994. His contribution to the Bengali literary world will always be remembered through the ages.

The Renowned Alumni

 

Among the illustrious alumni of this institution are luminaries from all walks of life.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first president of the Republic of India. He was a student of Ripon College. Noted freedom fighter Deshapran Birendranath Sasmal, belonged to this institution.

Dr. Harendra Coomar Mukherjee, was the former Governor of West Bengal.

Dr. Surendranath Dasgupta the renowned philosopher and noted historian Ramesh Chandra Majumdar were all worthy alumni of this institution. Famous Bengali novelist Bibhuti Bhusan Bandyopadhyay, who authored “Pather Panchali” received his collegiate education here, as did Nirod C. Chaudhuri, Dhurjati prasad Mukhopadhyay, Bibhuti Bhusan Mukhopadhyay & Monisankar Mukhopadhyay. Many ex-students of this college have risen to the highest echelons of the academic world, notably Prof. Sushil Kr Mukherjee Ex. V.C., University of Calcutta , Prof Dhananjay Nasipuri, Prof Dilip Bose, V.C. Burdwan University, Prof. Santosh Sarkar Ex. V.C. Jadavpur Univesity. In the field of art and Sculptor the internationally famous sculptor Chintamoni Kar was a alumnus of this College. The College has the remarkable distinction of having had on its rolls Olympioans like Sailen Manna, Samar Banerjee the 1948 Footbal Captain T. Ao who captained the Indian Football team the 1952 Olympic games.

Such a distinguished galaxy of alumni, could hardly be produced without the untiring zeal of an equally worthy galaxy of outstanding scholars who have inspired and guided this institution ever since its inception. Apart from the founder Surendranath Banerjee, the institution has been fortunate to have the likes of Krishnakamal Bhattacharya, Ramendrasundar Trivedi, Janakinath Bhattacharya, Bipinbihari Gupta, Narendranath Raye, Rabindranath Ghosh, Jadunath Sarkar & Radhakumud Mukhopadhyay to name just some of the illustrious teachers who have taught and left this mark on this century old institution of learning.

 

Dr. Harendra Coomar Mukherjee, the ex-governor of West Bengal has also studied in this College.

 

Noted Bengali novelist like Dhurjati Prasad Mukhopadhyay, Bibhuti Bhusan Mukhopadhyay and Monisankar Mukhopadhyay are all worthy alumni of this institution.

 

Many ex-students of this college have risen to the highest echelons of the academic world, notably Prof. Sushil Kr Mukherjee Ex. V.C., University of Calcutta , Prof Dhananjay Nasipuri, Prof Dilip Bose, Ex. V.C. Burdwan University and Ex. V.C. Tripura University, Prof. Santosh Sarkar Ex. V.C. Jadavpur University.

In the field of art and Sculptor the internationally famous sculptor Chintamoni Kar was a alumnus of this College. The College has the remarkable distinction of having had on its rolls Olympians like Sailen Manna, Samar Banerjee and T. Ao, captain of Indian Football team in the 1952 Olympic games.

 

Such a distinguished galaxy of alumni, could hardly be produced without the untiring zeal of an equally worthy galaxy of outstanding scholars who have inspired and guided this institution ever since its inception. Apart from the founder Surendranath Banerjea, the institution has been fortunate to have illustrious teachers like Krishnakamal Bhattacharya, Ramendrasundar Trivedi, Janakinath Bhattacharya, Bipin Behari Gupta, Narendranath Raye, Rabindranath Ghosh, Jadunath Sarkar, Radhakumud Mukhopadhyay, Bhabatosh Dutta, Buddhadev Bose, Asit Bandhopadhyay, Ajit Ghosh, Hirendranath Mukhopadhyay, Bishnu Dey and Gautam Chattopadhyay.

We have named just some of the illustrious teachers amongst many who have left their imprint on this century old institution of learning.

 

 

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