BirthdaySeptember 7, 1920

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Ashutosh Mukherjee

    Full name: Ashutosh Mukherjee
    Also known as: Ashutosh Mukherjee, Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, Mukerjee, Ashutosh, Ashutosh Mukerjee, জনাব আশুতোষ মুখোপাধ্যায়, স্যার আশুতোষ মুখোপাধ্যায়
    Education: University of Calcutta
    Professions: Indian academic
    Nationality: Indian
    Occupation: Educator and the second Indian Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta

  2. Ashutosh Mukherjee Death information

    Died: Sunday, 25th of May, 1924 (Age: 3)

  3. Ashutosh Mukherjee Biography

    Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, CSI (Bengali: ?????? ????????????) (29 June 1864 – 25 May 1924) was a prolific Bengali educator and the second Indian Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta for four consecutive two-year terms (1906–1914) and a fifth two-year term (1921–23). Perhaps the most emphatic figure of Indian education, he was a man of great personality, high self-respect, courage and towering administrative ability. He became the first student to be awarded a dual degree (MA in Mathematics and Physics) from Calcutta University and received the prestigious Premchand-Roychand scholarship.Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was responsible for the foundation of the Bengal Technical Institute in 1906 and the College of Science of the Calcutta University in 1914. The Calcutta Mathematical Society was also founded by Mukherjee in 1908 and he served as the president of the Society from 1908 to 1923. He was also the president of the inaugural session of the Indian Science Congress in 1914. The Asutosh College was also founded under his stewardship in 1916, when he was Vice-chancellor of University of Calcutta.Ashutosh Mukherjee was knighted in 1911 for his contributions to education in India. He was often called the "Tiger of Bengal" for his high self-esteem, courage, academic integrity and a general intransigent attitude towards the British Government. Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee died in 1924 at Patna, Bihar soon after losing a hotly contested Hindu law inheritance case to the Shia Bihari Barrister Syed Hasan Imam. His son Syama Prasad Mookerjee founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh.

  4. Ashutosh Mukherjee Family

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