The Calcutta Anglo Gujarati School

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

The 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.[2][3] The school is patronized by all the Gujarati speaking community, irrespective of their religion, Hindu, Jain, Kutchi and Gujarati Muslims communities like Bohras, Memons and others, contributed to its foundation and development over the years.[6][7]

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 had 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.[8]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Abdul Aziz Al-Memony. He took active interest in public welfare projects and extended considerable material support to Anglo-Gujrati School of Calcutta.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ The Calcutta Anglo Gujarati Collage