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New museum in Kolkata’s Presidency University, reflecting its intellectual heritage

New museum in Kolkata’s Presidency University, reflecting its intellectual heritage

Kolkata : Kolkata’s Presidency University has got its own museum inaugurated by West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi yesterday.

The museum is built in the Derozio Hall of the university’s iconic college street campus.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM:

  • The museum contains items which depict the history of the premier educational institution, which is 200-year-old
  • It has been curated by Swapan Chakraborty who is the former director general of the National Library and a distinguished professor of Presidency University
  • The museum will reflect the intellectual heritage of the college-turned-university in a tangible manner
  • It will showcase its history since its foundation in 1817 as it has put together exhibits of all kinds of institutional records

EXHIBITIONS IN THE MUSEUM:

  • The attendance record of the rare exhibits like legendary scientist J.C Bose
  • A copy of Newton’s Principia Mathematica edition
  • An edition of the magazine of the erstwhile Presidency College containing Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s article in Bengali ‘Bigyaponer Arthonity’ (Economics of Advertisement) as a student of economics
  • The attendance records of physicist Satyendra Nath Bose and astrophysicist Meghnad Saha are also on display
  • A published copy of the college magazine issue which contains a speech by Rabindranath Tagore is also among the exhibits

— PTI