The Calcutta Anglo Gujarati School

The Calcutta Anglo Gujarati School (or CAG School) is a private high school in Kolkata, India. It has two buildings, one for the boys school and one for the girls school. It is on Pollock Street in the Burrabazar area, the busy commercial hub of the city.[1][2][3][4][5]

CAG School was founded in 1893 by the Gujarati-speaking business community of Kolkata, with an aim to provide education to their children in their mother tongue, Gujarati language, lead by Seth Tribhovandas Hirachand Kothari, who remained it's secretary for 50 from the it's inception.[2][3][6] The school is patronized by the all Gujarati-speaking community, irrespective of their religion. Hindu, Jain, Kutchi and the Gujarati Muslims communities like Bohras, Memons and Khojas, contributed to its foundation and development.[7][8]

Gujarati remains the first language in the school where, till 1985-86, all subjects were taught in Gujarati. Now English is the medium of instruction. The school is affiliated to the WB Board and students have to appear for Madhyamik examinations for passing out.

The same trust which runs the school has now started 'The Calcutta Anglo Gujarati College, which is affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology and offers courses in BBA and BCA.[9]


  1. ^ Calcutta, 1964: a social survey.
  2. ^ a b THE CALCUTTA ANGLO GUJARATI SCHOOL Bharata shakti:collection of addresses on Indian culture, John G. Woodroffe. S.C. Chowdhury, 1918
  3. ^ a b GENX JUST WON’T MOUTH MOTHER TONGUE The Telegraph, Calcutta, 5 September 2001.
  4. ^ Aspects of society and culture in Calcutta, M. K. A. Siddiqui, Anthropological Survey of India, 1982/
  5. ^ Calcutta Anglo Gujarati School,29, Pollock Street, BBD Baug, Kolkata G.P.O.,Kolkata, West Bengal, India - 700001
  6. ^ Sir Stanley Reed; Times of India, Bombay (1955). The Times of India Directory & Yearbook, Including Who's who. Times of India Press. p. 1055.
  7. ^ Abdul Aziz Al-Memony. He took active interest in public welfare projects and extended considerable material support to Anglo-Gujrati School of Calcutta.
  8. ^ Amritlal Ojha of Cutch was the Chairman of the Calcutta Anglo-Gujarati School Quarterly Journal of the Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Society of India, Volumes 15-16, 1943.
  9. ^ The Calcutta Anglo Gujarati College

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