Kali Charan Inter College
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This college was established in 1913 by Babu Ganga Prashad Verma with the financial support of Lala Kali Charan Khatri. On 16 March 1914 it was inaugurated by the then governor of the united province, Sir James Scorgio Mastin.
Before independence, the college was known as Kali Charan High School. In 1946–47 it was recognized up to intermediate level by U.P. Board. In 1973 it was upgraded to Kali Charan Degree College. This college has illustrious Principals who were known for their scholarship and contribution to Hindi. The most notable among them was the first Principal Dr Shyam Sundar Das who became the first HOD of Hindi in Banaras Hindu University, known for his immense contribution to Hindi . Following him were Sri Kali Das Kapur and later on Shri Shiv Shankar Verma who also made rich contribution to Hindi in immediate Post Independence India.
The school has a grand library consisting of over 10,000 books. Monthly magazines, bulletins, newspapers help to enrich and upgrade the knowledge of students and teachers.
Streams and facilities
The college is recognized in the Arts, Commerce and Science stream. Vocational courses like Nursery Teachers Training, Typing and Computer are also available. The Bio, Physics and Chemistry labs have sufficient and rare equipment.
The college is rich with qualified, experienced teachers who are highly educated experts in their fields. They are fully aware that high quality teaching plays a key role in lifelong learning. Some of the famous teacher who shaped the destiny of many budding scientists, humanists, doctors from this college are worth remembering Shri Devi Shankar Mishra ( Biology), Sri Ram Lakhan Chaudhaury ( English), Sri Awadhesh Dayal ( English), Shri Vishwnath Tandon ( Hindi), he later on became the first Principal of the Degree College, sri S N Dubey ( Hindi), ShriShankar Dayal Shukla ( Maths teacher), Pandit Ram Murti Dwivedi ( Sanskrit Teacher). These were the types of teacher who shaped the destiny of many young mind around 1950's-1970s.
The college provides education to all students without tuition fee. SC, ST, OBC and poor students are granted scholarship as per government rules. Moreover, the school manages special scholarships for meritorious and economically weak students.
Alumni : Any college is known by its alumni who return to the society whatever they have learnt during their early formative years in such schools. Kali Charan Inter College is no exception. Its alumni have made rich contribution to literature, radio, television, medical education and politics . Few noteworthy are : Sri Lalji Tandon former Minister and MP, Prof. V K Puri, former HOD Cardiology KGMU, Prof.Shridhar Dwivedi Ex Dean /Principal HIMSR, Jamia Hamdard and HOD Medicine / Preventive Cardiology, UCMS - Delhi University to name a few.
An ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswati is just inside the college campus. The temple provides the spiritual environment to students, teachers and members alike. Many festivals are celebrated with traditional gaiety in the temple.
The districts magistrate of Lucknow holds the ex-officio post of chairman of college managing committee. Besides the other renowned personalities, D.I.O.S of Lucknow is among the members of the managing committee.
Official documentation of school