The Scottish Church Collegiate School

Affilliated to WBBSE & WBCHSE

Founded by Rev.Dr.Alexander Duff in 1830
A Christian Minority Institution

(Under Diocese of Calcutta,CNI)
73, Bidhan Sarani, 32/8, Beadon Street,Kolkata-700006


Notable Alumni of the Scottish Church College & School

Social reformers and religious leaders

1. Swami Vivekananda, proponent of Advaita Vedanta in the West and founder of Ramakrishna Mission

2. Rev. Lal Behari Dey, litterateur and theologian of the Free Church of Scotland

3. Brahmabandhav Upadhyay, theologian and preacher of New Dispensation Brahmoism, Protestantism, and Roman Catholicism

4. Benoyendranath Sen, theologian of New Dispensation Brahmoism

5. Sitanath Tattwabhushan, theologian and former president of Sadharan Brahmo Samaj

6. Krishna Kumar Mitra, former president of Sadharan Brahmo Samaj

7. Paramahansa Yogananda, proponent of Kriya Yoga in the West and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship

8. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, proponent of Gaudiya Vaishnavism and founder of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)

9. Rt. Rev. Aurobindo Nath Mukherjee, frst Indian to serve as the Bishop of Calcutta and as the Metropolitan Bishop of India within the Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon

10. Swami Gambhirananda, former president of Ramakrishna Mission

11. Mohanananda Brahmachari, second Mohanta (Head) of Ram Niwas Brahmacharya Ashram

Independence activists and politicians

1. Subhas Chandra Bose, former president of Indian National Congress, founder president of All India Forward Bloc, co-founder of Indian National Army (INA) and head of state, Provisional Government of Free India

2. Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, frst democratically elected prime minister of Nepal

3. Amarendranath Chatterjee, revolutionary associated with Anushilan Samiti, and Jugantar

4. Syed Abul Mansur Habibullah, co-founder of Bengal Provincial Krishak Sabha, and Students Federation of India

5. Saroj Dutta, veteran communist leader, co-founder of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) and Naxalite movement.

6. Ambica Charan Mazumdar, former president of Indian National Congress

7. Nirmal Chandra Chatterjee, former president of All India Hindu Mahasabha

8. Gopinath Bordoloi, prominent freedom fighter, first Chief Minister of Assam

9. Prafulla Chandra Sen, former Chief Minister of West Bengal

10. Yangmasho Shaiza, former Chief Minister of Manipur

11. Brington Buhai Lyngdoh, former Chief Minister of Meghalaya

12. S.C. Marak, former chief minister of Meghalaya

13. S.C. Jamir, former chief minister of Nagaland, former Governor of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa, and Governor of Odisha

14. Rishang Keishing, former Chief Minister of Manipur

15. George Gilbert Swell, former Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha and former Ambassador to Norway and Burma

16. Birendra Narayan Chakraborty, former Governor of Haryana

17. Banwari Lal Joshi, former Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Meghalaya and Uttarakhand

18. Ajit Kumar Panja, former minister of state for external affairs

19. Shawkat Ali Khan, Barrister, freedom fighter and former Member of Parliament, Bangladesh


1. Sir Gooroodas Banerjee, former judge, Calcutta High Court

2. Sudhi Ranjan Das, former Chief Justice of India

3. Amal Kumar Sarkar, former Chief Justice of India

4. Subimal Chandra Roy, former judge, Supreme Court of India

5. Sambhunath Banerjee, former judge, Calcutta High Court

6. Amarendra Nath Sen, former Chief Justice, Calcutta High Court, and former judge, Supreme Court of India

7. Samarendra Chandra Deb, former Chief Justice, Calcutta High Court

8. Anil Kumar Sen, former Chief Justice, Calcutta High Court

9. Anandamoy Bhattacharjee, former Chief Justice, Sikkim, Calcutta and Bombay High Courts

10. Ganendra Narayan Ray, former Chief Justice, Gujarat High Court, and former judge, Supreme Court of India

11. Umesh Chandra Banerjee, former Chief Justice, Andhra Pradesh High Court and former judge, Supreme Court of India

12. Mukul Gopal Mukherjee, former Chief Justice, Rajasthan High Court

13. Shyamal Kumar Sen, former Chief Justice, Allahabad High Court, and former Governor of West Bengal

Scholars and academic Administrators

1. Chandramukhi Basu, one of the first female graduates of the British Empire, and the first female head of an undergraduate college in South Asia (as Principal of Bethune College, Calcutta)

2. Sir Gooroodas Banerjee, first Indian Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta

3. Sir Brajendra Nath Seal, first Chancellor of Visva-Bharati University, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Mysore

4. Sir Jnan Chandra Ghosh, formerly Director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, founder-director of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta

5. Tarak Nath Das, formerly professor of Political Science at Columbia University

6. Sarat Chandra Roy, pioneering anthropologist, often regarded as the Father of Indian Ethnography, and as the first Indian nnthropooogist

7. Biraja Sankar Guha, pioneering anthropologist, one of the first PhD recipients in anthropology in the world (Harvard University, 1924) and founder-director of the Anthropological Survey of India

8. Nirmal Kumar Bose, eminent anthropologist and freedom fighter

9. Ramaprasad Chanda, anthropologist and archaeologist

10. Hem Chandra Raychaudhuri, formerly Carmichael Professor of Ancient Indian History and Culture, University of Calcutta

11. Kalidas Nag, historian, author and parliamentarian

12. Kaliprasanna Vidyaratna, Sanskrit scholar, author and academician

13. Tapan Raychaudhuri, Professor of Indian History and Civilization and Emeritus Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford

14. Rabindra Kumar Das Gupta, formerly Tagore professor of Bengali literature, University of Delhi, and former Director of the National Library of India

15. Asima Chatterjee, first Indian woman to earn a Doctorate in Science, first female recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, and first female President of the Indian Science Congress

16. Animesh Chakravorty, recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in chemistry, formerly chair of the department of chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

17. Sambhunath Banerjee, Nirmal Kumar Sidhanta, Ramendra Kumar Podder, and Santosh Bhattacharyya, former Vice Chancellors of the University of Calcutta

18. Nityananda Saha, former Vice Chancellor, University of Kalyani

Performing arts, theater and cinema

1. Sisir Bhaduri, noted playwright

2. Pankaj Mullick, Bollywood and Bengali cinema music director and composer

3. Birendra Krishna Bhadra, broadcaster, playwright, and theater director

4. Suchitra Mitra, Rabindra Sangeet exponent

5. Manna Dey, Bollywood film music exponent

6. Mrinal Sen, internationally acclaimed art film director and cultural commentator

7. Buddhadeb Dasgupta, noted parallel cinema director and poet

8. Tarun Majumdar, film director

9. Utpalendu Chakrabarty, film director and thespian

10. Mithun Chakraborty, Bollywood action hero and social activist

11. Shyamanand Jalan, thespian and theatre director

12. Kaushik Sen, noted theatre personality, director of Swapnasandhani theatre group

13. Silajit Majumder, singer and actor

14. Badal Sircar, dramatist

15. Rudraprasad Sengupta , eminent theatre personality, director of Nandikar theatre group and cultural critic

16. Partha Pratim Chowdhury, film director and playwright

17. Manoj Mitra, dramatist and actor

18. Madhav Sharma, actor, comedian, theater director

19. Pulak Bandyopadhyay, lyricist and composer

20. Bratya Basu, actor, stage director, playwright, film director, professor and politician

21. Puja Banerjee, actress

22. Aninda Chatterjee, singer, song writer and film director

Writers, poets and journalists

1. Dhan Gopal Mukerji, socio-cultural critic and first successful Indian man of letters in the United States of America; winner of Newbery Medal (1928)

2. Nirad C. Chaudhuri, polymath, historian and commentator on culture, and Commander of the Order of the British Empire

3. Satyendranath Dutta, poet

4. Sudhindranath Dutta, author and poet

5. Ashok Kumar Sarkar, former editor of Desh literary magazine and Editor- in-Chief, nnandabazar Patrika (1958-1983)

6. Lakshminath Bezbaroa, writer, editor and social critic

7. Parvati Prasad Baruwa, litterateur

8. Premendra Mitra, novelist, short story and science friction writer, and film director

9. Subhas Mukhopadhyay, poet

10. Samaresh Majumdar, novelist

11. Sajanikanta Das, critic, poet and editor of Shanibarer Chithi

12. Sanjib Chattopadhyay, journalist, author and critic

13. Bani Basu, essayist, novelist, and poet

14. Kanhaiyalal Sethia, poet

15. Kali Nath Roy, editor in chief of The Tribune magazine

16. Farrukh Ahmed, poet, writer, activist of the Language Movement

17. Derek O'Brien, quiz-master, author and politician

18. Bina Sarkar Ellias, founder-editor and publisher of Internationao Gaooerie, a global arts and ideas magazine

19. Mustafa Manwar, artist and media personality

20. Madhu Rye, playwright, novelist and short story writer

Administrators, industrialists and organization leaders

1. Binay Ranjan Sen, former Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization (1956-1967)

2. Nitish Chandra Laharry, first Indian (and Asian) president, Rotary International (1962-63)

3. Jagmohan Dalmiya, former President, Board of Control for Cricket in India and frst Indian Chairman, International Cricket Council

4. Mani Lal Bhaumik, scientist (laser technology) turned entrepreneur, inventor of excimer laser and author

5. Diptendu Pramanick, frst Secretary, Eastern India Motion Pictures Association, and Secretary, Film Federation of India (1953-54)

6. Evelyn Norah Shullai, pioneer of Girl Guides Movement in India

7. Samson H. Chowdhury, industrialist


1. Gourgopal Ghosh, football player, Mohun Bagan Club and mathematician

2. Dharma Bhakta Mathema, bodybuilder, political activist and anti-royalist martyr in the Kingdom of Nepal

3. Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Chess Grandmaster and national champion

4. Sreerupa Bose, former member, India National Women's Cricket Team Padma Awardees

1. Sri Manna Dey - Padma Shri - Indian Music - 1971

2. Smt. Suchitra Mitra - Padma Shri - Indian Music - 1974

3. Sri Mrinal Sen- Padma Bhushan - Arts - 1981

4. Sri Manna Dey - Padma Bhushan - Arts - 2005

5. Sri Tapan Raychaudhuri - Padma Bhushan - Literature and Education - 2007

6. Sri S.C. Jamir - Padma Bhushan - Public Afairs - 2020

7. Sri Kazi Masum Akhtar - Padma Shri - Literature and Education - 2020