The Scottish Church College is one of the oldest colleges for liberal arts and sciences in India. It has been consistently highly rated by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
It was established by the Alexander Duff, first foreign missionary from the Church of Scotland. Duff received tremendous support from Raja Ram Mohan Roy and the institution was established on July 13th 1830.
The Scottish Church College is a selective co-educational institution, which is better known for its academic standards, and its intellectual milieu. Students and alumni call themselves "Caledonians" in the name of the college festival, "Caledonia".
Till today, the Scottish Church College remains one of the most popular institutes for higher education in Kolkata. The India Posts and Telegraphs Department has issued a special postage stamp to commemorate 150 years of service by this renowned institution to the nation. The stamp design is a line drawing of the main building of the Scottish Church College.
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