Friday, 12 July 2019

Historic Meerut College, Meerut - founded in 1892

Meerut College, Meerut. sanjeev17march.blogspot.com
Meerut College, Meerut is one of the oldest educational institutions in India. Located in Meerut Cantt where the first war of Independence started on 10 May 1857, this historic college celebrated its centenary in April 1993 and the Indian postal deptt. issued a commemorative stamp to mark the great event. The college had a humble beginning, started by a few students and  teaching staff on 15 July 1892 with  view to imparting better higher education to the needed students in this part of the region. In the early stages, classes were held in the Municipal school building. Later shifting to a new campus, the college had tough time owing to financial constraints and consequently had difficulty in getting a permanent status. Undeterred, the administrators successfully sought private donations and grants-in-aids  to get the institution going. Having tackled the shortage of funds with patience, the founders focussed on the growth of this college  growth of this college and its progress  was phenomenal. 

April 1993, Meerut College, Meerut. stampgallery.com
The college introduced several undergraduate programs in many fields. The college campus is on a land of 50 acres and has many academic deptts, labs, library,  hostel complexes, etc. The college has PG courses and  doctoral research programs  in certain areas. In 1964, this college was affiliated to Meerut university. Dr. B.R. Chatterjee happened to be the first Indian Principal and Pt Dr. Sita Ram was the secretary of this college for 3 decades and these eminent people and others made a valuable contribution to the development of this college which has about more than 10000 students on its roll, including several hundred research scholars. The NAAC has awarded ''A grade'' to this college. 
Meerut city map. affordablehomesindia.com
In the annuals of our educational institutions in this country,

this old college  had made a mark after surmounting various difficulties in the early stages. 
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