Surendranath College

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Surendranath College
Surendranath College.jpg
Type Undergraduate college
Established 1884
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Calcutta
Website Surendranath College

Surendranath College is an undergraduate college affiliated to the University of Calcutta, in Kolkata, India. It was founded in 1884 by the nationalist leader Surendranath Banerjea.

The Surendranath College, 24/2 Mahatma Gandhi road, Kolkata. Feb. 2014
Admission queue of undergraduate courses at Surendranath college. June 2011

The Women's section of the college was founded in 1931 by Mira Datta Gupta, its first Principal.

For much of its history it was known as Ripon College, named for the British Viceroy Lord Ripon, but in 1948-1949 it was renamed for its founder. Swami Vivekananda delivered his first address in Calcutta from the rostrum of this college on his return from Chicago after his famous deliverance at the Parliament of the World's Religions.

Eminent faculty[edit]

Asish K Ghosh       - Ex Faculty-Department of Zoology/Ex Director Zoological Survey of India

Notable alumni[edit]


Dr. Rajendra Prasad, first president of independent India





  • Sailen Manna - Captain, Indian soccer team (1952 Olympic Games)

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