Maulana Azad College

Maulana Azad College, Kolkata

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Maulana Azad College is a public institute of liberal arts, commerce and science in India, located in central Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The college is fully government-administered. It is affiliated to the University of Calcutta. The college also offers numerous courses in languages associated with Muslim culture, such as Urdu, Arabic, and Persian. The college offers both post-graduate and under-graduate courses in a number of subjects in the three streams of arts, science and commerce. It is accredited an (‘A’) grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The college has been given the status of ‘Centre of Potential for Excellence’ by UGC.The college has produced distinguished and notable nationalists, politicians, educationists, judges, ministers, novelists, IAS, IPS and WBCS officers.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, Syed Nawab Ali Chowdhury and Sir Abdul Rahim.

The college offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in arts, commerce and science in various streams. These are: B.A, B.A (Hons), B.Com (Hons), B.Sc (Hons) at UG level. And M.A and M.Sc at the PG level. The fees are also nominal lying around ₹1,000/year for UG courses and around ₹4,000/year for PG courses

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Former names

 Islamia College

Type

Government of West Bengal administered undergraduate co-educational liberal arts and sciences college

Accreditation
NAAC
Academic affiliations

University of Calcutta, University Grants Commission

Principal

Dr. Subhasis Dutta

Address
8, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Wellington,Kolkata, 700013, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Phone No

033 2226 4306

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