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History of the College

Sir. Asutosh Mukherjee The renowned mathematician Sir. Asutosh Mukherjee with a deep dream did establish this college. Asutosh College is affiliated under University of Calcutta. The college has a rich heritage that contributes to its own culture. The College was built up in the year 1916 under the leadership of Sir Asutosh Mukherjee, the famous mathematician, educationist and the then Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta. The College was then known as South Suburban College and was housed at a rented premise.
When Sir Asutosh passed away in 1924, the college was renamed after him.

Old College Building

The Asutosh College shifted to its current location in 1935. The present college building has a premise of forty thousand square feet and more than fifty classrooms which can contain about 4000 students. Twenty-seven subjects are taught as Honors/Major at the Undergraduate level.
In the year 2002, a post graduation course in Environmental Science was introduced. All the departments have their own libraries and well-organized laboratories for Science departments.

New College Building (Main)

Asutosh College : Early Years

1872 An Organization named General Committee of the South Suburban Group of Schools was initiated, presided by Sri Asutosh Mukherjee.
1915 Permission sought for founding a College in South Calcutta under the visionary leadership of mathematician, educationist, patriot, and vice-chancellor of Calcutta University Sir Asutosh Mukherjee.
1916 Approval from Govt. of India to upgrade South Suburban School into an intermediate College. English, Bengali, Sanskrit, Logic, Mathematics and Botany were to be introduced as disciplines.
3rd June
College named as South Suburban College and Sir Asutosh elected President of its Governing Body. It was decided that the college would function from 26, Lansdown Road, Calcutta.
17th July
The college started to function formally.
1917 The college shifted to Bijni House, 157 Russa Road, Calcutta. (Later this house was demolished for constructing Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute.)
1918 Intermediate College upgraded to Degree College with English, Bengali, Sanskrit, Philosophy, History and Economics (Political Economy and Political Philosophy).
1924 Sir Asutosh passed away on 25th May. South Suburban College renamed as ASUTOSH COLLEGE from 15th June.
1925 Teaching of Science subjects started.
1929 The Asutosh Mukherjee Memorial Institute, founded in 1927 appealed to Calcutta Corporation for a portion of land from Hazra Park to be leased to the institute for construction of a new building for Asutosh College, a library and an auditorium.
1934 Sri Shyamaprasad Mukherjee took over as President of the Governing Body and served the college in this capacity till his death.
1935 Asutosh College shifted to the newly constructed building under the initiative of Sri Shyamaprasad, that exists today.
1991 Asutosh College Training Centre (ACTC) was formed in the Platinum Jubilee Year of the college (1991) to equip students for job-screening examinations.
1995 The Department of Computer Science was formed.
2001 The first undergraduate batch in Computer Science Honours degree admitted.
2009 M.A./M.Sc. Course in Geography was introduced.
2011 B.Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and M.A. Course in Bengali.
2012 Mother Teresa International Award Conferred to Asutosh College for outstanding achievement and contribution in the field of Best College of the Year - 2012.

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