Saturday, March 7, 2009

Asutosh Mukerji

Asutosh Mukerji:
Asutosh Mukherjee did his post graduation in Mathematics from Calcutta University. He was imparted the doctorate in Law in 1894. He taught as a Professor of Law in 1898. He became a judge in Calcutta High Court in 1904. In 1906, he was appointed Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University. It was an educationalist that he left his impact on the Indian history.

He was the Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University. He was known to have brought around a sea change in the academic environment in Calcutta University which was then made to work as postgraduate teaching institution under the Universities Act of 1904. Under his visionary guidance, the Calcutta University was able to establish itself as an institution of par excellence.

Later his son, Shayama Prasad Mukherjee had also risen in public esteem by virtue of his personal achievements. Dr. Shayama Prasad Mukherjee who entered political life in 1926 as a Congress worker, later founded Bhartiya Jan Sangh in 1952.

Sarkar, Sumit. Modern Indian 1885-1947, Macmilan, Madras, 1983, pp. 105.

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March 8, 2009, 7. 40 AM. Added Details like qualification and relation with Dr. Shayama Prasad Mukherjee.

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