Surendranath College

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

Surendranath College
TypeUndergraduate college
Established1884; 136 years ago (1884)
AffiliationUniversity of Calcutta
24/2, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Baithakkhana
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22°34′15″N 88°22′02″E / 22.5707434°N 88.3673246°E / 22.5707434; 88.3673246Coordinates: 22°34′15″N 88°22′02″E / 22.5707434°N 88.3673246°E / 22.5707434; 88.3673246
WebsiteSurendranath College
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Surendranath College is located in Kolkata
Surendranath College
Location in Kolkata
Surendranath College is located in India
Surendranath College
Surendranath College (India)
The Surendranath College, 24/2 Mahatma Gandhi road, Kolkata. Feb. 2014
Admission queue of undergraduate courses at Surendranath college. June 2011

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 1948-1949 it was renamed for its founder. Swami Vivekananda delivered his first address in Calcutta from the rostrum of this college on his return from Chicago after his famous deliverance at the Parliament of the World's Religions..

It's a NAAC B+ grade accredited college(2017)

Eminent facultyEdit

Notable alumniEdit

Social initiativeEdit

During the Coronavirus Pandemic in India, With the demand for hand sanitizers raised in the wake of the Coronavirus scare, Surendranath College made a low-cost sanitiser meeting WHO guidelines. Apart from the chemical ingredients available at the lab, other contents such as Alcohol and Hydrogen Peroxide were procured from market, and the concoction was prepared meeting WHO specifications. The sanitiser is named Sparsho (touch) and the bottles are distributed for free among the locals[1][2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Bengal college makes hand sanitisers to distribute for free".
  2. ^ "West Bengal college makes hand sanitisers to distribute for free".

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