A commemorative postage stamp on the Centenary of the Meerut College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh :
Issued by India
Issued on Apr 25, 1993
Issued for : The Meerut College which has earned a place of honour in the annals of educational institutions of our country now celebrates its centenary and the Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp to mark this milestone in the history of the College.
Design : The first day cover shows the old logo with the inscription ‘Animo-Et. Fide’ and the new logo with the Hindi inscription ‘Uthish that Jagarit’ adopted in the year 1953 when the Meerut College celebrated its Diamond Jubilee.
Design Credits :
Stamp : Meerut College Alumni, Delhi.
First Day Cover : Shankha Samantha
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Two Colour
Denomination : 100 Paise
Overall size : 3.84 x 2.88 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 14 x 13½
Paper : Imported un W/M gravure coated gummed stamp paper in reels 47 cms. width
Number Printed : 0.6 million Stamps
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printed : India Security Press
- The Meerut College was started on 15th July 1892 with only a few students and fewer teaching staff in a Municipal School building. After a few days only it was shifted to its new campus where it had to overcome many problems including shortage of funds, to give the institution a permanent status. Individual donation and grants-in-aid helped to tide over the crisis. Thereafter, the institution grew rapidly and expanded its activities in the sphere of higher education. The present campus of the College with its sports, and hostel complexes provide excellent facilities for the students to compete in the field of educational research and other activities. This College is rendering great service to the cause of higher education in the country by providing research and postgraduate facilities in different faculties, including Humanities, Science, Commerce, Law and Education. The College was affiliated to Meerut University in 1964 when the University was formed.
- Dr. B.R. Chaterjee was the first Indian to be the Principal and a respected educationist. Equally important was the role played by Dr. Pt. Sita Ram, who was the Secretary of the College for three decades stewarding most of the modernization programmes. Dr. Pt. Sita Ram brought glory to his alma mater when he was honoured with knighthood and later appointed the country’s High Commissioner at Karachi.
- Text : Meerut College Alumni, Delhi.