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The Philately Postal Stamps of Ravenshaw College which is now Revenshaw Deemed University  at Cuttack – Odisha

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 Stamp Issue Date :   24.12.1978

Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25 Paisa
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 948
Postal Stamp Name :Ravenshaw College
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Occasion :   Ravenshaw College – Commemoration

More on Ravenshaw University :-

Ravenshaw University came into existence on the 15th day of November, 2006. It was an  up-gradation of Ravenshaw College established in 1868, one of the oldest and largest  colleges in India which subsequently became an autonomous college with CPE status by UGC and ‘A’ grade by NAAC. The College with all its glorious academic achievement and ceaseless scholastic pursuits  had already created a distinct niche for itself in India and beyond. The history of this great institution is, in a manner of speaking, the history of modern Orissa. It was the cradle of ideas fostering national unity and nationalism, promoting social mobilization and gearing up the freedom struggle.

The grand hall of this institution was a theatre of history : on the 1st of April’1936 it was the venue for the declaration of Orissa as a separate province; thereafter it housed the state’s first legislative assembly upto and even after Independence till it was shifted to Bhubaneswar, the new capital of the state. During Quit India Movement of 1942 the students of this institution brought down the Union Jack as a mark of nationalistic fervour.

The College originally was affiliated to Calcutta University and thereafter  to Patna University in 1917 and was finally  affiliated to Utkal University in 1943. The Utkal University began functioning from this  campus till it was shifted to its present site at Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar. This  institution is the alma mater of the most distinguished personalities of the state. Not only the Utkal University but also the Orissa State Museum and  Madhusudan Law College are the offshoots  of this Institution obtaining their independent status at a later stage.  (src :- http://ravenshawuniversity.ac.in )