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Scholarship, to be awarded annually in accordance with the terms specified in the following extract from the will :

“I direct my said Executors, 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 Government 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 iny decease, invest a sufficient part of my estate in the purchase of similar Government Securities for Rupees twelve thousand, of some five per cent. loan, so as to provide an annual income of Rupees six bundred, and to endorse 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 Scholarsbip in the Calcutta 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 bis continuing his studies 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."

Scholars. 1869. Kartik chandra Mitra

Presy. Coll. 1870. Saradacharan Mitra

Ditto. 1871. Isancbandra Basu

Ditto. 1872. Rajaninath Ray

Ditto. 1873. Saratchandra Mukhopadhyay

Ditto. 1874. Prasannakumar Labiri

Ditto. 1875. Nilkanta Sarkar

Ditto. 1876. Bipinbihari Gupta

Ditto. 1877. Chandrasekhar Sarkar

Ditto. 1878. Suryyakûmar Agasti...


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TAGORE LAW PROFESSORSHIP. The Hon'ble Prasanna Coomar Tagore, C. S. I., bequeathed, by his will, to the University, a monthly allowance of Rs. 1,000, for the purpose of founding a Professorship of Law in connect 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 personalty


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, transferred, and made over to the University of Calcutta to be held upon 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 trust to apply the residue of the interests 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 repts, issues, and profits arising from my real property, pay the sum of Rs. 1,000 a month to the University of Calcutta, to be upplied 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 of 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 not 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 yearly at some place within the town of Calcutta one complete Course of Law Lectures without charge to the students and other persons who may attend such lectures. Within six months after the delivery of each course of lectures, the lecture 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. Whatever 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 Professorship’ shall, save 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 to the said University."

The Senate has adopted the following scheme for lectures :

(a.). That the Professor appointed by the Senate shall deliver in each year a course of lectures on some branch of Law, the subject or subjects to be selected by the Syndicate in consultation with the Faculty of the Law and the Professor; the said subject or subjects to be approved by the Senate.

(6.) That the selection be made with a view to the ultimate formation of a body of Institutes of Indian Law.

(c.) That the Professor be appointed for such term as the Senate think proper, in each case after considering the recommendation of the Syndicate, and that be be always eligible for re-appointment.


Herbert Cowell, Esq.
1873. Babu Shama Churn Sarkar.
1874. Babu Shama Churn Sarkar.
1875. A Phillips, Esq.
1876. Babu Rashbihari Ghosh.
1877. E. J. Trevelyan, Esq.
1878. Dr. Gooroodass Banerjee.
1879. Dr. Trailokyanath Mitra.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. Babu Joykissen Mookerjee, of Ooterpara, made a donation of Rs. 5,000 to the University, on the 20th July, 1869, for the purpose of forining a Library. The amount was invested in four per cent. securities till the completion of the University building.

In 1874, the sum of Rs. 3,500 was added to the Library Fund from the surplus income of the University of that year: and the Syndicate, having thus at their disposal more than Rs. 9,000, appointed a Committee to report on the steps it was advisable to take to form a Library. The Committee reported (see Minutes, Vol. XVIII, page 22) that they thought “it desirable to begin wiih procuring such books as shall render the Calcutti University Library supplementary to other Libraries now existing in Calcutta." The general principles laid down by the Committee, and the mode of procedure they proposed for adoption, were approved by the Syndicate ; and further transfers have, from year to year, been made to the Library fund from the surplus income of the University. Several instalments of books have been received, and the Library now contains, besides English works of reference, and the chief authorities on Indian antiquities, fairly complete sets of the Sanskrit, Arabic, Latin, and French classics. The German series is expected shortly. The following Regulations have been approved by the Syndicate:

Regulations for the management of the University Library. 1. (a.) The Library shall be under the management of a Appointment of the Committee. Committee consisting of not less

than five Resident Fellows of the University, who shall be appointed annually by the Syndicate. The Registrar shall be ex-officio Librarian and Secretary of the Committee.

(6.) Members of the Committee, who may leave India during their year of office, with the intention of not returning before the end of their time of office, shall be considered to have vacated their membership.

(c.) Vacancies which may be caused by the retirement or departure of Members, or otherwise, at any time during their year of office, shall be reported to the Syndicate, who may then, at their discretion, nominate other Fellows to the office vacated.

(d.) The Syndicate may at any time, at their discretion, appoint additional Members to the Committee.

2. (a.) It shall be competent to the Committee to make such Powers and duties of Committee.

bye-laws, rules and arrange

ments, as they may think fit, for holding meetings, and generally for conducting the business pertaining to their office, provided that all such rules and arrangements are consistent with the provisions of the Act of Incorporation, the Bye-laws of the University, and with these present Regulations.

(6.) The Committee shall decide on the purchase of books with the moneys placed at disposal for that purpose by the Syndicate.

(c.) The Committee sball establish a regular and authentic record of all books borrowed from the Library and returned to it, together with the names of borrowers, the dates of borrowing and returning, and such further details as they may deem advisable.

3. The Library is for the use of Resident Fellows of the UniPrivileges of Fellows,

versity, and they alone have the

privilege to use it, subject to the present Regulations and to such further rules and orders as may be agreed to by the Library Committee under Regulation 2 (a).

4. (a.) Persons residing in Calcutta, not being Fellows of the Admission of Non-Fellows.

University, may receive special per

mission from the Syndicate to use the Library for the purpose of literary research. Such permission will be granted only on the recommendation of the Library Committee.

(6.) In recommending any person to the Syndicate under this Regulation, the Library Committee shall specify in writing, for the information of the Syndicate, the grounds on which they base their recommendation.

(c.) Persons not being Fellows of the University may consult the Library for the purpose of literary research, without removing the books from the Library, between the hours of half-past ten A.M. and half-past three P.M., on the written recommendation of a Member of the Library Committee to the Librarian, but not otherwise.

5. (a.) Subject to the exceptions specified in Regulation 7, Conditions of borrowing and

Fellows and other persons allowed to returning books.

use the Library under Regulation 4(a)

may borrow and temporarily remove such books as they may require, provided that one person shall not


at one and the same time have more than ten volumes in his possession on loan from the Library. In this Regulation the term “ volumes" shall include pamphlets and parts of works separately

(6.) No books shall be issued and delivered except to the authorised borrower in person, or to some one having written autbority from him to receive it on behalf of the authorised borrower.

(c.) Every volume borrowed shall be returned to the Library within two calendar months of the date on which it was removed from the Library. In case any borrower fails to return any book within this period, a notice shall be sent to him by the Librarian calling for the return of the book.

(d.) If a book called for under the previous section be not returned within one week after the receipt of the Librarian's notice, the person who has borrowed the book from the Library shall be subject to a fine of one rupee for each volume so retained, and to a further fine of an equal amount for each additional week that he may retain it after the expiration of the second week.

(e.) Subject to the provisions of Regulations 6, 7, 8, and 9, a book returned to the Library may be again borrowed by the same person, provided that no other Fellow or person entitled to use the Library has lodged with the Librarian an application for the same work. If such application has been made, the book may not be taken out by the original borrower until returned by the second applicant. 6. The privilege of any Fellow or other person to use the Suspension of privileges.

Library shall be suspended, so long as

he retains any book which, under these Regulations, he is not entitled to retain, or so long as he leaves unpaid any fine which may have been imposed on him under Regulations 5, 8, and 9.

7. (a.) Books wbich are valuable on account of their rarity Books not to be removed.

or which belong to a series, and which

being out of print, it may be difficult or impossible to replace if lost, or books required for constant reference, shall not be removed from the Library.

(6.) A list of the works excluded from removal under this Regulation shall be drawn up by the Library Committee, and will be subject to revision and extension from time to time.

8. (a.) The Librariau shall report to the Committee all cases Mutilation and disfigure

in which books have been mutilated, ment of books.

disfigured by writing on the margin

or otherwise injured, while in the possession of readers.

(6.) Any person guilty of such an offence shall be required te replace the injured, by an uninjured copy of the book, and shall be liable to ihe cost of its proper binding and other charges.

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