Kadambini Ganguly Physician

Kadambini ganguly

Kadambini Ganguly (Bengali: কাদম্বিনী গাঙ্গুলি) (18 july 1861 – 3 October 1923) was one of the first female graduates of the British Empire along with Chandramukhi Basu. She was one of the first female physicians of South Asia to be trained in European medicine. The daughter of Brahmo reformer Braja Kishore Basu, she was born at Bhagalpur, Bihar in British India. The family was from Chandsi, in Barisal which is now in Bangladesh. Her father was headmaster of Bhagalpur School. He and Abhay Charan Mallick started the movement for women's emancipation at Bhagalpur, establishing the women's organisation Bhagalpur Mahila Samiti in 1863, the first in India. Kadambini started her education at Banga Mahila Vidyalaya and while at Bethune School (established by Bethune) in 1878 became the first woman to pass the University of Calcutta entrance examination. It was partly in recognition of her efforts that Bethune College first introduced FA (First Arts), and then graduation courses in 1883. She and Chandramukhi Basu became the first graduates from Bethune College, and in the process became the first female graduates in the country and in the entire British Empire.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 18th, 1861
Date of death
October 3rd, 1923 at age of 62
Place of death
Kolkata, India
Places lived
Kolkata , India
pop. 5,080,519 (2009)




1. University of Calcutta Colleges/University

The University of Calcutta (Bengali: কলিকাতা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a public university located in the city of Kolkata (previously Calcutta), India, founded on 24 January 1857. Within India it is recognized as a "Five Star University" and a "Centre with Potential for Excellence" by the University Grants Commission. Within all state Universities all over India, Calcutta University occupies the top rank in terms of the highest number students who cleared the PhD entrance eligibility exam in Science conducted by Central Govt (CSIR-UGC NET) to became eligible to pursue PhD studies with full Govt. Scholarship.

Type Public university
January 24th, 1857
87 /1 College Street, 700 073 - Kolkata, West Bengal
Official web page www.caluniv.ac.in
Wikipedia article

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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended University of Calcutta connected by profession and/or age

b. 1907., Physician
b. 1887., Physician
b. 1864., Writer
b. 1864., Philosopher
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b. 1861., Novelist
b. 1864., Organization leader
b. 1856., Philosopher

2. Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata Colleges/University

Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, often referred to as Calcutta Medical College, was established 1835 as Medical College, Bengal in Kolkata, India as the first college of European medicine in Asia. The purpose of establishing this college was to train native youths irrespective of caste and creed in the principles and practices of medical science in accordance with the mode adopted in Europe. Medical College Bengal was established on 28 January 1835, soon followed by Madras Medical College on 2 February 1835.

Type College
88 College Street, 700 073 - Kolkata, West Bengal
Official web page www.medicalcollegekolkata.org
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata connected by profession and/or age

b. 1899., Physician
b. 1948., Politician
b. 1908., Environmentalist
b. 1954., Academic
b. 1882., Politician


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