Presidency College is now varsity
Kolkata, July 7
Presidency College has turned into a university with the assent of Governor MK Narayanan to the Presidency College University Bill today. The Bill passed in the Assembly in March last was sent to the Governor for his approval.
The Congress, Trinamool Congress and the SUCI had boycotted the Assembly when the Bill was placed, which was then passed with voice votes. The college, formerly known as Hindu College, was built in 1817 as a private institution and renamed in 1855 as Presidency College when it was brought under the direct control of the government. — TNS