Maulana Azad College
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|Type||Government of West Bengal administered undergraduate co-educational liberal arts and sciences college|
|Established||1926: Islamia College
1947: Central Calcutta College
1960: Maulana Azad College
|Address||8, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Kolkata, 700013, Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Affiliations||University of Calcutta|
Azad College is an government administered liberal arts college, located in central Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It is located near the junction of Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road and SN Banerjee Road, popularly called "Lotus crossing". It is affiliated to the University of Calcutta. The College offers both post-graduate and under-graduate courses in a number of subjects in the three streams of Arts, Science and Commerce. However, the Arts stream is the largest in terms of number of students in both the Honours and General courses. Both male and female students study in the college.
Maulana Azad College was founded on 9 December 1926 by Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton, then Governor of Bengal. It was originally called Islamia College. The institution was the culmination of efforts of notable Muslim leaders like A. K. Fazlul Huq, M.Nishat Anwar Chowdhury the Great, Syed Nawad Ali Choudhury and Sir Abdul Rahim.
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