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PREMCHAND ROYCHAND STUDENTSHIPS.
Premchand Roychand, Esq., of Bombay, in a letter to the Government of India, offered to make a donation of two lakhs of rupees to the Calcutta University, and on the 9th Febroary 1866, paid over this amount to the Government of India, to be transferred to the University and held by it as a Body Corporate under Section 2 of Act II. of 1857. Mr. Premchand Roychand further expressed a hope " that the money should be devoted to some one large object or to a portion of some large object for which it might in itself be insufficient."
The Senate, at a meeting on the 21st July, 1866, accepted Mr. Premchand Roychand's munificent donation, and directed that it should be invested in 5 per cent. Government Securities. The Senate, at i meeting on the 31st December, 1892, sanctioned the following plan for appropriating the proceeds of the donation :
1. Five Stndentships of Rs. 1,600* a year each, to be called the Premchand Roychand Studentships, shall be maintained on the interest of the endowment.
2. Any graduate of the University of Calcutta, who has been admitted to the degree of Master or Doctor in any faculty, shall be eligible for only one of these Studentships during twelve years from the time that he passed the Entrance Examination.
3. Each stndentship shall be tenable, in the first instance, for two years, during which the student will be expected to carry on some special investigation or work in the subject or subjects in which the studentship was awarded. The Studentship shall be extended for a further period of three years provided the student satisfies the Syndicate that he has carried out such investigation or work, and he continues it during this further period. At the end of each year after the first year, the student shall submit to the Syndicate report of the work in which he has been engaged during that year.
4. One election shall be made annually after examination, provided any one candidate be declared by the Examiners to be entitled to a Studentship. Shonld the Examiners in any year report that no candidate has, in their opinion, shown sufficient proficiency to entitle him to a Studentship, it shall be competent to the Syndicate to award the vacant Studentship in any subsequent year.
5. The Stadentship shall be awarded in alternate years in Literary and Scientific Sabjects. The Literary subjects shall be as follows:(1) One of the following languages :English.
• The present value of the Studentship is Rs. 1,400 a year.
(2) Comparative Philology, Palæography and Epigraphy.
European and Indian.
osophy, both European and Indian.
(1) Pare Mathematics.
cally and experimentally).
mathematically and experimentally). (7) Botany. (8) Physiology and Zoology.
(9) Geology and Mineralogy. No candidate shall be allowed to take up more than two subjects.
6. The Syndicate shall have power to define, from time to time, in consultation with experts, the limits of the several sobjects, with a view to specialization as far as possible.
7. Candidates must give notice six months before the examination of their intention to appear, and must, at the time of giving such notice, state in writing the subjects they intend to take up, and pay a fee of Rs. 32 to the Registrar.
Every candidate must also state, as definitely as possible, the subject or part of a snbject in which he intends, if elected to a Studentship, to carry on special investigations, with a view to retain the Studentship during the second term of three years; and the examination will be so framed as to test the extent of his knowledge in that subject or part of a subject. A candidate may also state what contribution, if any, he has made to the subject or subjects in which he desires to be examined.
8. The names of the Premchand Roychand Students past and present shall be printed in the Calendar after the names of the Fellows.
RULES FOR THE P.R.S. EXAMINATION.
PASSED BY THE SYNDICATE. 1. The examination shall be held in the month of November. 2. In each of the subjects of examination, four papers shall be set.
In each of the subjects 3 or 4 of the Scientific Course, two theoretical and two practical papers sball be set.
In each of the subjects 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the Scientific Course, three theoretical papers shall be set.
3. Each paper in the Literary subjects, and each theoretical paper in the Scientific subjects shall be such as candidates can reasonably be expected to answer in three hours.
The number of days over wbich the examination in a practical paper shall extend will be fixed by the Examiner in consultation with the Registrar.
4. The number of questions set in each paper, whether theoretical or practical, shall be at least twice as many as are required to be answered to secure full marks.
5. Each paper shall carry 100 marks.
6. Only marks in excess of 30 in each paper shall be counted towards the total, and each mark above 70 shall count as two marks towards the total.
7. The Examiners shall meet together before the examination in order to compare their questions, and after the examination in order to draw up a report (to be printed in the University Minutes) declaring the name of the candidate whom they consider entitled to the studentship.
The subscribers to a fand raised for the purpose of commemorating the services of the Rev. Dr. Duff directed the investment of the amount collected (Rs. 20,000) in Government Securities; and offered to transfer the same to the University of Calcutta on the following conditions :
1. The interest of the money shall be applied to establish :
I.-A Scholarship of Rs. 15 a month, tenable for one year by the student who shall obtain in the First Arts Examination the highest number of marks in Languages.
II.-A Scholarship of Rs. 15 a month, tenable for one year by the student who shall obtain in the First Arts Examination the highest number of marks in Mathematics.
III.-A Scholarship of Rs. 15 a month, tenable for one year by the student who, having been educated for at least one year in the Free Kirk Institution, shall obtain the highest number of marks in all the subjects of the First Arts Examination taken together.
IV.-A Scholarship of Rs. 15 a month, tenable for one year, by the student who, being a Christian in religion, shall obtain the highest number of marks in all the subjects of the First Arts Examination taken together.
2. The above Scholarships shall be called “ Doff Scholarships," and sball be tenable with any other Scholarships.
3. The surplas of the fands, after paying any small incidental expenses, shall be suffered to accumulate, and used for the purpose of giving rewards to any students of the University who shall pass with credit in the Evidences of Revealed Religion, Natural Theology and Moral Philosophy in the Examination for Honours for the degree of M.A. Such rewards to be called “ Duff Prizes."
4. Should the accumulations appear, to the Syndicate, greater than is neccessary to carry out Rule 3, they may add to the value of the Duff Scholarships or increase their uumber.
5. The Syndicate shall have the power of putting a fair interpretation on any doubtful point in the above rules.
The Senate, at a meeting on the 21st July 1866, accepted this benefaction from the subscribers of the Doff Memorial Fund.
In accordance with Rule 4, the Syndicate, by a resolution at their meeting, on the 11th May, 1889, established a fifth Scholarship of Rs. 15 a month, tenable for one year by the student who shall obtain in the First Arts Exam. ipation the highest number of marks in Physics and Chemistry.
ESHAN SCHOLARSHIP. Babu Eshan Chandra Bose, of Calcutta, bequeathed by his will to the University, the sum of Rs. 12,000 in Government Securities of the 5 per cent. loan (reduced to 3}) for the purpose of founding a Scholarship to be awarded annually in accordance with the terms specified in the following extract from the will :
“I direct my said Execators, immediately on my decease, if the same shall not be contributed during my lifetime, to set apart out of my estate Government Securities of the late East India Company, or of the Govern. ment of India, or both of them, for the amount of Rupees twelve thousand,
of some 5 per cent. loan, or otherwise, that my Executors shall immediately, after my decease, invest a sufficient part of my estate in the parchase of similar Government Securities for Rnpees twelve thousand, of some five per cent. loan, so as to provide annual income of Rupees six hundred,” to indorse over and transfer the same to the Government of Bengal or the President for the time being of the Syndicate of the Calcutta University subject to the trusts hereinafter mentioned concerning the same, that is to say, interest to found a Scholarship, in the Caloutta University, to be called
Eshan's Scholarship,” to be awarded to the first scholar, being a Hindu, native of India, on the B.A list for the year in the order of merit, in consideration of his continning his stadies at the Calcutta Presidency College with a view to the attainment of the higher degree of M.A., and to be paid to him upon or in case of his attaining that degree, but not otherwise."
The Syndicate have laid down the following rules for the award of the Eshan Scholarship :
(i) The competition for the Scholarship shall be confined only to candi. dates who have passed the B.A. Examination with honours.
(ii) In deciding who the “first Scholar” is, only the marks awarded in the subject or subjects in which a candidate has obtained honours shall be considered.
(iii) Only the marks in excess of the minimum honour marks shall be counted towards the total, and each mark in excess of the minimum for a first class shall be counted as two marks.
1866 Mitra, Kartikchandra.
* The present value of the Scholarship is Rs. 480 per annom.
TAGORE LAW PROFESSORSHIP.
The Hon'ble Prosuuno Coomar Tagore, C.S.1., bequeathed, by his will, to the University, a monthly allowance of Rs. 1,000 for the purpose of founding a Professorship of Law in connection with the University, to be called the “ Tagore Law Professorship.” The terms of the bequest are given in the following extract from the will :
“I am desirous of founding a Law Professorship, to be called The Tagore Law Professorship’ and of providing an adequate remuneration for the Professor who shall fill the chair provided by me. I direct that my Trustees or Trustee do and shall, as soon as may conveniently be after my death, invest, in Government Securities, such a sum of money taken from my personality or by degrees from the income of my real estate at the discretion of my Trustees or Trustee, as will produce the monthly sum of Rs. 1,000, and that when such sum has been invested, the same may be assigned, trangferred, and made over to the University of Calcutta, to be held opon the following trusts, that is to say, in trust to pay out of the interest accruing due therefrom the annual sum of Rs. 10,000* by equal monthly payments to the Tagore Law Professor, for the time being, and in trusts to apply the residue of the interest in the manner hereinafter mentioned. And I desire that until such sum shall have been so invested and made over as hereinbefore directed, my said Trustees or Trustee shall, either from the proceeds of my personal estate or from the rents, issues, and profits arising from my real property, pay the sum of Rs. 1,000 a month to the University of Calcutta to be applied by the University in the same manner and for the same purposes as the interest to accrue due from the funds which I have hereinbefore directed to be made over to the University. And I declare that the right of appointing a professor to the said “Tagore Law Professorship” and removing or dismissing the incumbent therefrom shall be vested in the Senate of the University. And that the first appointment shall be made so as to begin to take effect pot later than the end of one year from the date of my death ; my will is that the 'Tagore Law Professor' shall read or deliver at some place within the town of Calcutta one Complete Course of Law Lectures, without charge, to the stndents and other persons who may attend such lectures. Within six months after the delivery of ench course of lectures, the lectures shall be printed, and not less than 500 copies thereof shall be distributed + gratuitously. I desire that the expense of such printing and distribution may be defrayed out of the residue of the annual interest of the said fund. What. ever portion of the residue may remain after defraying the expenses, I desire that it may be devoted to the printing and publication of approved works on Law or Jurisprudence. It is my will that the said · Tagore Law Professor. ship’shall, savo as herein provided, be, as to the kind of law which is to be taught and in all other matters and things, regulated by and subject to the control of the Senate of the said University.”
The Senate has adopted the following scheme for lectures
1. In the month of May in each year, the Faculty of Law shall select not more than three subjects, upon one of which the Professor for the following year shall be required to deliver a course of at least twelve lectures.
2. Immediately after the subject or subjects shall have been thus selected,
* The present salary is Rs. 9,000 per annum.
+ The Syndicate has laid down the following rules for the distribution of the books :-
That copies of the lectures be distributed gratis only to such students as shall have attended 75 per cent. of the lectores delivered by the Tagore Pro. fessor of Law, and shall have obtained not less than 40 per cent. of the marks in the examination held by him.