History of the Institution

 The Foundation

It was the chilled winter morning of 25th January 1970 when the first batch of would-be Jccian lawyers entered the blessed campus of JOGESH CHANDRA CHAUDHURI LAW COLLEGE. At the instance, initiative and financial contributions of Sri Ranadeb Chaudhuri and his family members and with active co-operation of other eminent legal personalities, who formed the First Governing Body of the College was set up by the CHAUDHURI FOUNDATION TRUST. 
The Law College was named after Shri Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri who has a golden place in India’s independence movement.

The Patron 
Early in life Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri came in close touch with the great Surendranath Banerjee, ever to be remembered as the ‘Father of Indian Nationalism’. He chose for his life–mate, Sarasibala, daughter of Surendranath, and dedicated himself to work for the country under his inspiring leadership. There was not a session of the Indian National Congress in those days where he was not an active participant; on many occasions he acted in such responsible positions as Secretary of the Indian National Congress.      

Jogesh Chandra, who was educated in Calcutta and Oxford, was called to the Bar in England. On returning home he joined the Calcutta High Court. His legal acumen and interest in law found expression in the famous Legal Journal “Calcutta Weekly Notes”, of which he was the Founder – Editor.

The College bears his name and we hopes that we will live up to the lofty ideals of the public-spirited man, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri. The College has completed its Silver Jubilee and we look forward to the Golden with a sense of accomplishment.

 The Founder

Ranadeb Chaudhuri was born on 19th January 1907 . By profession he was a Barrister specialising in Companies Laws and Mining matters with an extensive practice in India. He was called to the Bar from Gray's Inn, London.
Ranadeb Chaudhuri hailed from Haripur, Chatmohar Upazila of Pabna District in Bangladesh. He was a grandson of Rashtraguru Surendranath Banerjee.
He was Chairman of the Bar Council of West Bengal, President of the East Bengal Club for ten consecutive years, Vice-President of the Indian Lawn Tennis Association. Ranadeb Chaudhuri had also played cricket for Surrey during his student days in England.
He was the founder of the Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College and of the Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College, both named after his father and of the Surendranath Centenary School, Ranchi named after his grandfather.
He passed away in 2002.


Students Pledge for India

Where the mind is without fear, 
And the head is held high,

Where knowledge is free,
Where the world has not been broken up into
Fragments by narrow domestic walls.

Where words come out from the depths of truth,
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever widening thought and action.
Into that heaven of freedom,my father,
Let my country awake.