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GANGAPRASAD MEDAL. The Hon'ble Dr. Ashtosh Mukhopadhyay, M.A., D.L., F.R.A.S., F.R.S.E., made over to the University Government Secarities for Rs. 2,500 on the following conditions :
(a) That a gold medal be annnally awarded to that successful candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Science, who obtains the highest marks in Physics and Chemistry at the Examination for Honours in these subjects, provided that he obtains a first class in the two subjects taken together.
(b) That if in any year there should be no candidate qualified to receive the medal under the above role, it be awarded to that successful candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, who obtains the highest marks in Physics and Chemistry at the Examination for Honours in these snbjects, provided that he obtains a first class in the two subjects taken together.
(c) That the names of the medallista be pnblished in the Calendar,
(d) That the medal be called the “ Gangaprasad Medal "in memory of his father, the late Dr. Gangoprasad Mukerjee, who was one of the earliest graduates of this University, and founded one of its Endowments.
The offer has been thankfully accepted by the Syndicate.
1901 Datta, Bidhubhushan 1903 Niyogi, Panchanan
STEPHEN FINNEY MEDAL.
In March 1901, the Honorary Secretary, Native Improvement Society, Saidpar, forwarded to the Registrar Government Promissory Notes for Rs. 600, with a reqnest that the amount might be atilized in establishing a fund to be called the “ Stephen Finney Medal Fand," and that either a gold or a silver medal might be awarded from the annual interest of the amount to the student who stands first jr. order of merit among the successful candidates at the F.A. Examination,
The medal is to bear the following inscription
“ Stephen Finney Medal awarded to on one side and “ Founded by the Indian employés of the Eastern Bengal State Railway," on the other.
1901 Datta, Gurusaday
JYOTISH CHANDRA MEDAL.
In August 1901, Babu Gobinda Chandra Basu, a retired Jadicial Officer, made over to the University 3} per cent. Government Promissory Note for Rs. 500 for the parpose of creating an endowment for the annual award of a Bilver medal in memory of his son Jyotish Chandra Basu who died on the 7th December, 1900, on the following conditions :
1. That an annual silver medal be instituted bearing the words " Jyotish
Chaudra Baso Medal awarded to
..year.........." on one side and the University Arms on the other.
2. Tb&t the medal be presented publicly every year at the annual Convocation for conferring degrees to the student, who obtains the highest oomber of marks in Sanskrit in the B.A. Ilonoar Examination provided be gets no other medal in the same subject, in which case the medal is to be awarded to the next best student.
3. That the names of the Medallisis be printed in the University Calendar and also in the Gazette.
MEDALLISTS, 1902 Basa, Hemantakamar
Rajchandra College, Barisnl. 1903 Daw Madhao Narayan
Morris College. 1904 Sengapta, Kshirodebandra Krishnagar College. 1905 Sinha, Nandala!
General Assembly's Institution.
RAJKRISHNA KSHETRAMANI SOHOLARSHIPS,
lo Angast 1901, Babu Kisory Mohan Roy, Vakil, High Court, Calcutta, made over to the University of Calcutta 3 per cent. Government Promissory Notes for B8. 4,000 for the parpose of founding, from the interest thereof, two Scholarships each of the value of Rs. 5 per month, tenable for one year, subject to the following conditions :
1. That the Scholarships be called “ Rajkrishna-Kshetramani Scholar sbips” in memory of his late revered parents Baba Rajkrishua Ray and Srimati Kshetramani Debya, and be published as an endowment in the Calendar of the University.
2. That each of the two Scholarships be awarded to the student who may be declared otherwise fit and eligible ander the conditions hereinaftermentioned, in consideration of his or her prosecuting or pursuing his or her studies in some well-organised Institution teaching in Arts or some profession or any technical subject.
3. That the Scholarships shall be open one to each of the six Schools specified below, in rotation in the order in which they are named, that is, one Scholarship to each of the first two schools in the first year, then to each of tbe next two schools in the second year, and so on.
(1) Rajshahye Collegiate School.
(6) Dumka Zila School. 4. That one of the Scholarships shall be awarded to the most deserving student who successfully passes the Entrance Examination of the Calcutta University from one of the two Schools as indicated above, to which the Scholarships are open for any year, but fails to obtain any other Scholarships of a value eqnal to or higher than this Scholarship, and the other Scholarship to such student from the other of the two Schools.
5. That if in any year no student be eligible, according to the conditions hereinbefore mentioned, from any School to which one of the two Scholar. ships is open for the year, the same shall be open to the School next in rotation, provided that both the Scholarships shall not be given to one and the same school in any year and that no Scholarship shall be given to one and the same School for two years consecatively.
6. That if in any year no student be eligible for any of the Scholarships according to the conditions hereinbefore mentioned, from any one of the aforesaid six schools (a contingency not likely to happen) the same shall be awarded to soch deserving student of any other School situated within the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Rajshahye Division, as the Syndicate of the Calcutta University shall select, having regard to the tenor and spirit of the conditions herein before mentioned.
7. That the power of putting a fair construction, on any doubtful point in, or of deciding upon any point not covered by, the aforesaid conditions shall rest with the University.
SCHOLARS, 1902 Ray, Lalitmohan
Rajshahi Collegiate School. 1902 Bhattacharyya, Kalidas
Deoghor H.E. School. 1903 Mitra, Mamathanath
Dumka Zila School. 1904 Maitra, Khuducharan
Rajshahi Collegiate School. 1904 Das Satyendranath
Deoghur H.E. School. 1905 Chaki, Charuchandra
Bogra Zila School, 1905 Roy, Surendranarayan
Pabna Zila School,
KISORIMOHAN-HARAKINKARI SCHOLARSHIP. In March 1903, Babu Kisorimohan Ray, Vakil, High Court, Calcutta, offered to the University G.P. Notes for Rs. 4,000 of the 3 per cent Loan for the purpose of founding from the interest thereof two scholarships of Rs. 5 each per month, tenable for one year, on the following conditions :
1. That the aforesaid Scholarships shall be called “Kisorimohan-larakinkari Scholarships."
2. That the aforesaid endowment and the names of Scholars shall be pablished in the Calendar of the University and be placed next after the Rajkrishna-Kshetramani Scholarship founded by me in 1901.
3. That the aforesaid 'Scholarships shall be awarded to holders of Rajkrishna Kshetramani Scholarships and shall be tenable for one year commencing next after the expiration of the terms of their original Scholarships, on condition that they prosecute or pursue their stadies in some well-organized Institution, teaching in Arts or some profession or any technical subject. Provided that no such Scholarship shall be awarded to any one of them, if, in the opinion of the University, the student is deemed unfit and undeserving, by reason of his or her not having made sufficient progress in study, during the term of his or her holding the said " Rajkrishna Kshetramani Scholarships or for any other reason.
4. That if, for any reason, in any year, any of the two Scholarships be not awarded to a holder of a Rajkrishna-Kshetramani Scholarship,” the same shall be awarded to a most deserving student who could have been eligible for one of the Rajkrishna-Kshetramani Scholarships according to the tenor and spirit of the conditions attached to the said Scholarships, but to whom no such Scholarship was awarded by reason of there being, at the time, a more fit student to take.
5. That as far as practicable the aforesaid Scholarships shall be subject to the conditions attached to the said “Rajkrishna-Kshetramani Scholarships."
6. That the power of putting a fair construction on any doubtfol point in, or deciding upon any point not covered by, the aforesaid conditions or the conditions attached to the said “Rajkrishna-Kshetramani Scholarships shall rest with the University.
The offer was thankfully accepted by the Syndicate at their meeting held on the 21st March, 1903.
1904 Mitra, Manmathanath 1905 Das, Satyendranath 1905 Maitra, Khudacharan
Krishnachundrs College, Hetampur.
GRIFFITH MEMORIAL PRIZE.
In August 1901, the Registrar received from Messrs. Winter, Bothamley & Co, Solicitors, London, a sum of Rs. 25, 935-0-9, being the value, deducting costs, of the one-tenth share of the residuury Estate bequeathed to the University by the late Mr. Williain Griffith. A Sub-Committee of the Syndicate consisting of the Hon'ble the Vice-chancellor, the Rev. Fr. E. Lafont, S.J., C.I.E., M.I.E.E., Alex. Pedler, Esq., C.I.E., F.R S., and the Hon'ble De Asatosh Mukhopadhyay, M.A., D L., FRA S., F.R.S.E., was appointed to consider the question as to the diposal of the amount. In December, 1901, a further sum of Rs 60 was received from Messrs. Winter, Bothamley & Co., on account of an asset sold since the division of the Estate, thus mak. ing the total value of the bequest Rs. 25,995-0-9. The amount was invested in 3} per cent. Government Securities of the nominal valne of Rs. 26,800. Oat of the interest of this Fand the Syndicate have decided to award an annual prize to be called the “ Griffith Prize."
The following rules recommended by the Sub-Committee were adopted by the Syndicate at their meeting held on the 14th December, 190) :-
An Annual Prize, to be called the Griffith Prize, will be awarded by the University for the encouragement of advauced study in Science and Letters.
All persons who have taken the Degree of Bachelor in the Faculty of Arts, or the corresponding Degree in any other Faculty in this University, will be allowed to compete. The Prize will be awarded to Science and Letters in - alternate gears.
Candidates for the Prize will be reqnired to submit an Essay or a record of original work in some Department of Science or of Letters, as the case may be, and each candidate will be required to send his Essay or record of work to the Registrar under a distinguishing motto. The name of the candidate most be forwarded at the same time in a sealed envelope with the motto outside.
Honorary Examiners will be appointed by the Syndicate to adjudicate upon the merit of the work submitted by the ciindidates.
If in any year no candidate shows sufficient merit to entitle him to the Prize, the income for that year will be added to the Fund and invested accordingly.
The first Griffith Prize will be awarded in January 1903, and the subject for soch Prize will be an Essay or record of original work in some Depart* ment of Science. Candidates will be required to send in their Essay or records of original work on or before the 31st December, 1902.
The value of the Prize for 1902 will be Rs. 900.
JOGENDRACHANDRA GHOSH'S RESEARCH PRIZE IN COM.
PARATIVE INDIAN LAW.
In January 1902, the late Babu Jogendrachandra Ghosh, Member of the Senate, offered to place at the disposal of the Calcutta University : Govern. ment Securities of the nominal value of Rs. 10,000 of the Loan of 1865 for the encouragement of the study of comparative Indian Law, by persons belonging to what is called the Adhyapak class in Bengal, and for the parpose of establishing, out of the annual income of the fund, a prize to be awarded to the writer of the best Essay on the subject ander the following conditions :
(i) By Comparative Indian Law shall be meant the Hindu Smriti Sastra, called a Vyabaharkhanda " and a comparison of the standard Sanskrit aatho. rities on the subject with British Indiai Law as contained in Parliamentary Statutes, Regulations and Acts of the Indian Legislative Councils, and the Law as laid down in Leading Cases. The study, which it shall be the object of the Prize to encourage, is the History of the Hindu Smriti Sastra as it ex. isted at and from the time when India came onder British rule, and how and to what extent it has been altered under British influence, regard being had not only to the existing Statutes, Regulations and Acts but also to those which, having been iu operation for a time, bave now beeo repealed or become obsolete, and regard being also had not only to the existing Leading Cases bat to cases which were considered Leading at one time, but have now been overruled, and how and to what extent such alteration has affected Hindu Society.
(ii) The essay, at the discretion of a Committee consisting of the ViceChancellor for the time being of the University, the President of the Faculty of Law and the Principal of the Government Sanskrit College in Calcutta, may deal with the whole of the Indian Comparative Law as before defined or with part or parts thereof; but in no case shall an essay be entitled to competition which in any way attacks the religious beliefs, asages or institations of His Majesty's subjects. And it shall be in the province and discretion of the said Comunittee to (a) make a detailed programme of studies for the proposed prize; (b) name the subject of the Assay for any one particolar year; and (c) decide whether such prize shall be awarded every year or at longer intervals.
(iii) By Adhyapak shall be meant scholars of the Smriti Sastra, students of Smriti in the Government Sanskrit College in Calcutta, and in the Toles or indigenous Brahmanical schools which send in onndidates for the Title Examination held in that College and students in other similar institutions in India.
(iv) The essay or essays shall be written either in English or in Bengali, but if any competitor sends in an essay in any vernacular language other than Bengali he shall be bound to fornish an English translation thereof.
(v) The adjudicators for the prize shall be the Vice-Chancellor of the University, the Chief Justice of Bengal, the President of the Faculty of Law, and the Principal of the Sanskrit College in Calcutta. They shall be entitled to consult experts of their own selection to assist them to (a) decide whether the essay or essays in competition is or are of sufficient merit to deserve the prize; (6) award such prize; (c) decide about the number of manascript copies of each essay to be sent in by the snccessful competitors; (d) and consider the ways and means for the pablication of any essay or essays.
(vi) The Prize shall be called the “Research Prize in Comparative Indian Law."
The offer was thankfully accepted by the Syndicate at their meeting held on the 8th February, 1902.
ABISAS CHANDRA MEDAL. In) March 1902, Babu Upendranath Mitra, M.A., B.L., Member of the Senate, wrote to the Registrar stating that his grand-daughter, Srimat Sarabala Dasi, wng desirous of making over to the Oniversity 3} per cent Government Securities for Rs. 2,500 for the purpose of founding a gold meda.