The Formative Years

The Hindu College was established in 1817. It was rechristened Presidency College in 1855.

The first attempt of sorts of an Alumni organization of the College was made on January 1, 1875 when a re-union of past students took place in ‘Marakata Kunja’-Emerald Bower of the Tagores. The occasion has been made memorable by Rajnarayan Basu in his history of the Presidency College written in Bengali.

On the College Founders’ Day January 20, 1915, some alumni, under the leadership of Prof. Prafulla Chandra Ghosh decided to establish an old Boys Association. Unfortunately, nothing came out of that move.

In 1925, a similar initiative taken by the same Professor met with identical fate. On March 20, 1926 some sort of an ‘alumni meet’ took place when the College arranged a gathering of ‘Veteran graduates of fifty years’ standing.

A more organized attempt was made in 1934 and a Presidency College Association was formed with Surendra Nath Mallick as Chairman and Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis as Secretary. But unfortunately, once again the endeavour proved to be ephemeral.

On January 19, 1951, a meeting of the former students of the College was called by a Press Notice. It was held in the Physics Lecture Theatre with Mahmood Ahmad (1903-1908), the senior most alumnus present on the chair. Among other things, the meeting set up an Organizing Committee with Atul Chandra Gupta (1901-1906) as Chairman and Jatish Chandra Sengupta, the then Principal of the College as the Secretary.

On April 17, 1951 the Organizing Committee called a General Meeting of the members. Of the 300 members (life and ordinary members) enrolled, 117 attended that meeting. It was chaired by Satinath Ray (1893-1898). The first office bearers and members of the Executive Council were elected as Atul Chandra Gupta (President), Satinath Ray & Shyamaprasad Mukhopadhyay (Vice Presidents) & Jatish Chandra Sengupta, Principal (Secretary).

At long last the Presidency College got an Alumni Association that has been functioning without any interruption from its inception in 1951 till date. The jinx, it looks like, has been warded off.

The first volume of Autumn Annual that was released in 1960 is accessible through the Publications section and the evolution of the Association thereafter is documented through these journals and few compilations curated by the Association’s initiatives over decades.

Since 2020, these priceless rare publications of the Association have been licensed to National Digital Library of India through IIT Kharagpur for wider dissemination in digital version free of any cost. These may be accessed through Publications section.

We pay homage to our Founding President through an annual award to a distinguished former student.

Awards & Endowments

2023  ANINDYA KUMAR MITRA

2022  ASHOKE SEN
2021  PARTHA CHATTERJEE
2020  ABHIJIT VINAYAK BANERJEE
2019  BIMAL JALAN
2018  NABANEETA DEV SEN

2017  SUKANTA CHAUDHURI

2016  MIHIR KANTI RAKSHIT

Sl. No.Endowment NameValue (₹)CriteriaType of PrizeEndowed by
1Presidency Alumni Association Gold Medal465,000Highest CGPA in B. A.
&
Highest CGPA in B. Sc.
Gold Medals & Cash prizesPresidency Alumni Trust Fund
2Sudhansu Dasgupta Memorial Debate 300,000Annual Inter College DebateCash prizeNandita Dasgupta
3Atul Chandra Gupta Distinguished Alumni Award250,000Distinguished AlumnusMemento & CitationPresidency Alumni Association
4Ritu Guha memorial Gold Medal200,000Highest CGPA in B. Sc. (Maths)Gold MedalMaleni B Guhaa & Sohini Guha
5Dr. Srilekha Raha Memorial Gold Medal200,000Highest CGPA in B. Sc. (Life Sciences)Gold MedalAtanu Raha
6Ahindra Nath Das & Nilima Das Gold Medal100,000Highest CGPA in M. Sc. (Life Sciences)Gold MedalSwapan Kumar Das
7Ramani Mohan Ghosh & Kamala Moni Basu Prize100,000Highest CGPA in B. A. (Philosophy)Gold medalSanghamitra
Mukherjee
8Satyabrata Ghosh Memorial Prize100,000Highest SGPA in Final Semester B. Sc. (Physics)
&
Highest CGPA in B. Sc (Physics)
Cash prizeDalia Datta
9Shovik Memorial Gold Medal100,000Highest CGPA in M. A. (History)Gold medalTarun Sen
10Sumit Kumar Roy Memorial Prize100,000Highest CGPA in B. Sc. (Life Sciences)Cash Prize Swapna Roy
11Anathnath Dey Memorial Prize50,000Highest CGPA in B. Sc. (Maths)Cash PrizeAmarnath Dey
12Balai Charan Roy Memorial Prize30,000Highest CGPA in M. Sc. (Physics)Book PrizeGopendra Nath Roy
13Panchnan Pal Memorial Prize15,000Highest CGPA in B. Sc. (Maths)Cash PrizePrasanta Pal

Executive Committee 2022-24

Sutirtha Bhattacharya

PRESIDENT

Physics 1974-77

Bivas
Chaudhuri

VICE PRESIDENT

Statistics 1980-83

Champak Bhattacharyya

VICE PRESIDENT

English 1975-78

Kaushick
Saha

SECRETARY

Geology 1985-88

Sandip
Kar

TREASURER

Statistics 1991-94

kumkum Dutta mukherjee

joint
SECRETARY

English 1986-89

lopamudra
dutta gupta

ASSISTANT
SECRETARY

Philosophy 1972-1975

Devasish
sen

ASSISTANT
SECRETARY

Physiology 1977-80

MONOJ
MAITRA

ASSISTANT
SECRETARY

Geology 1976-79

Anindya Kumar
Mitra

MEMBER
(PAST PRESIDENT)

History 1951-55

Jayanta Kumar
Mitra

MEMBER
(PAST PRESIDENT)

Economics 1954-57

ANIMESH
SEN

MEMBER
(PAST PRESIDENT)

Geology 1958-61

Madhusree
Ghosh

MEMBER

Sanskrit 1961-64

Kamal kali
Kundu

MEMBER

Botany 1967-70

Swapan Kumar
Datta

MEMBER

Botany 1969-72

jaganmoy Basu
Roychowdhury

MEMBER

mathematics 1970-73

Dipankar
Chowdhury

MEMBER

Political Sc, 1980-83

MALENI B
GUHAA

MEMBER

English 1982 - 85

saikat
maitra

MEMBER

Chemistry 1982-85

SOURAV
SARANGI

MEMBER

Geology 1982-85

SUDIPA
CHATTERJEE

MEMBER

Physiology 1983-86

DEBNATH
BASU

MEMBER

Geology 1985-88

S
Venkatramani

MEMBER

Mathematics 1985-88

Ashis
Dey

MEMBER

Philosophy 1987-90

Nibedita
Mukherjee

MEMBER

Philosophy 1987-90

SUMAN
BHATTACHARYA

MEMBER

Zoology 1987-90

RAHUL
SAHA

MEMBER

English 2008-11

TURNA
PAIN

MEMBER

Botany 2011-14

Partha
Das

MEMBER

Philosophy 2012-15

Sub Committees 2022-24

Editorial & Publication Board
Prasad Ranjan Roy

Dipankar Chowdhury

Aditi Sengupta

Gargi Ghosal

Paula Banerjee

Shibaji Pratim Basu

Shromona Ghosh

Yashodhara Raychaudhuri

Global Outreach & Alumni Relations
Sandip Kar
Mayuri Bhattacharjee

Anindya Dutta
Budhendra L Bhaduri
Lopa Banerjee
S. Venkatramani
Shubhankar Sengupta
Sumon Bhaumik
Sutapa Balaji

Social Responsibility

Sudipa Chatterjee

Kumkum Dutta Mukherjee

Mousumi Mukhopadhyay (Roy)

Nibedita Mukherjee

Rubia Mondal

Shiva Vrata Goon

Srilata De

Finance
S. Venkatramani

Treasurer (ex officio)

Asim Bhaduri

Office Management
Lopamudra Dutta Gupta

Nibedita Mukherjee

Sanjay Rai

Swapan Kumar Das

Membership

Maleni B Guhaa

Bandana Dasgupta

Deba Prokash Ghosh

Kaushik Nag

Meghna Dass

Santanu Mukherjee

Soumya Chakravarti

Subhashish Gupta

Sumit Kumar Chowdhury

Surajit Ghosh

Seminar & Debate
Swapan Datta

Saikat Maitra

Nibedita Mukherjee

Sanjay Rai

Srilata De

Cultural

Animesh Sen

Kathakali Jana

Bitanbindu Bandyopadhyay
Shromona Ghosh

Srilata De

Reunion & Sports

Monoj Maitra

Turna Pain

Champak Bhattacharyya

Mitra Datta

Partha Das
Rahul Saha

Sanjay Rai

Srilata De