List of Kolkata Presidencians

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According to the college directory[1] of the University Grants Commission (India) there are eleven colleges that have the word "Presidency College" in their titles.

Social reformers[edit]

Heads of government/state[edit]

Politics[edit]

Law[edit]

Public administration[edit]

  • Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah, I.E.S. (Indian Education Service), former ADPI for Mohammedan Education, Bengal
  • Anandaram Baruah, I.C.S. (first Assamese in the ICS), District Magistrate in Bengal
  • Atul Chandra Chatterjee, I.C.S., former Indian High Commissioner to the UK
  • Sib Chandra Deb, former Deputy Collector, Government of Bengal
  • Gurusaday Dutt, ICS (retd.), Started the village education-Bratachari movement; Secretary, Local Self Government and Public Health Secretary, Government of Bengal[8]
  • Behari Lal Gupta, ICS, former Dewan of Baroda
  • Sukumar Sen (Chief Election Commissioner, India), ICS, Chief Election Commissioner of India (1952–60); Chief Secretary, West Bengal (1947)
  • Nitish Sengupta, I.A.S. (retd.), Revenue Secretary, Government of India; Member of Parliament, Contai, West Bengal
  • Jawhar Sircar, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India (2008-2012); Chief Executive Officer, Prasar Bharti
  • Himachal Som, I.F.S., former Indian Ambassador to Italy
  • Satyendranath Tagore, I.C.S. (retd.), District and Sessions Judge in Gujarat

Armed forces[edit]

Industry[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Engineering[edit]

  • Fazlur Rahman Khan, structural engineer; designed Chicago's 100-story John Hancock Center and 110-story Sears Tower

Academics[edit]

Sciences[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Physics[edit]

Psychology[edit]

  • P. K. Roy, first Indian Principal of Presidency College, Calcutta

Geology[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Botany[edit]
  • Gourab das

Engineering sciences[edit]

Computer science[edit]

Social sciences[edit]

Anthropology[edit]

  • Surajit Chandra Sinha, former Vice Chancellor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; Maharajkumar of Susanga, Bengal[10]
  • Nirmal Kumar Bose; he was also a leading sociologist, urbanist, Gandhian, and educationist. Also active in the Indian freedom struggle with Mahatma Gandhi;served as Gandhi's private secretary in 1940's.Studied also Honors in Geology.

Economics[edit]

History[edit]

Political science[edit]

  • Partha Chatterjee, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University, New York, US
  • Sudipta Kaviraj, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science, Columbia University, New York

Languages[edit]

Bengali[edit]

English[edit]

Sanskrit[edit]

Journalists[edit]

Poets, novelists and nonfiction writers[edit]

Artists and musicians[edit]

Filmmakers, theatre personalities and actors[edit]

Sportspersons[edit]

  • Vece Paes, member of the bronze medal-winning Indian hockey team at the Munich Olympics (1972)

Faculty members[edit]

References[edit]