Objective

The objects of the Association

(1) To impart and promote the imparting of Education-Literary and Scientific, as well as Technical and Professional-on National lines and exclusively under National control-not in opposition to, but standing apart from, the existing systems of Primary, Secondary and Collegiate Education attaching special importance to a knowledge of the Country, its Literature, History and Philosophy and designed to incorporate with the best Oriental ideals of life and thought, the best assimilable ideals of the West and to inspire students with a genuine love for and a real desire to serve the Country.

(2) To promote and encourage the study chiefly of such branches of the Arts, Sciences, Industries and Commerce as are best calculated to develop the material resources of the Country and to satisfy its pressing wants, including in Scientific Education generally a knowledge of scientific truths embodied in Oriental Learning and in Medical Education specially a knowledge of such scientific truths as are to be found in the Ayurvedic and Hakimi systems.

(3) To promote moral and physical education.

(4) To provide for denominational religious education out of funds specifically contributed for that purpose; such education, however is not to include the enforcement of religious rites and practices. It is to be presumed that Hindus, Mahomedans, Christians, Brahmos and members of other religious bodies desire that their wards upto the age of 15 years should receive religious education in their respective creeds unless the guardians of such wards express a contrary opinion.

(5) To create and maintain a high standard of proficiency and to enforce strict discipline (including the paying of proper regard to religious sentiments and customs of the different sections of the community)-in accordance with the best traditions of the Country.

(6) To impart and to facilitate the imparting of education so far as practicable, through the medium of the vernacular languages such as Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, etc., English being a compulsory second language.

(7) To establish in Calcutta and elsewhere schools, primary and secondary, as well as colleges and other educational institutions for the imparting of such education.

(8) To affiliate, admit, recognise or otherwise utilise schools, colleges, tols, madrassas and other educational and research institutions for the imparting of such education.

(9) To prepare and encourage the preparation of suitable text-books, especially in the vernaculars, in Arts, Sciences and Technical and Professional subjects.

(10) To found and maintain professorships, lectureships, scholarships and fellowships for the encouragement of learning and research.

(11) To create and maintain a high standard of qualification, intellectual as well as moral, in teachers by providing, where necessary, advanced instruction in all subjects included in a liberal education, by supplying a training in the principles and practice of educational methods and by institution, examinations for testing such qualification and granting certificates to successful candidates.

(12) To establish and maintain and affiliate, admit or recognise hospitals, workshops, laboratories, libraries, museums, art-galleries and other institutions conducive to the objects of the Association.

(13) To establish, maintain and control suitable boarding houses and residences for students prosecuting their studies in institutions connected with the Association.

(14) To provide for examinations of students prosecuting their studies in institutions connected with the Association, to award certificates to successful students, to award prizes, stipends and scholarships for enabling them to prosecure further studies either in institutions connected with the Association or other educational institutions in India or elsewhere.

(15) To confer titles, diplomas and other marks of honour on any person who by reason of eminent position and attainments may be deemed a fit and proper person to receive the same, and to grant certificates and diplomas to, and confer degrees, titles, distinctions and other marks of honour on students who pass the requisite tests.

(16) To print and publish any Journals, periodicals, books or leaflets that the Association may think desirable for the promotion of its objects.

(17) To carry on any other work which may seem to the Association capable of being conveniently carried on in connection with the above or calculated directly or indirectly to enhance the value of or render profitable any of the Association’s property or rights.

(18) To purchase, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire property movable or immovable and any rights or privileges which may be deemed necessary or convenient for the purposes of the Association and in particular any lands, buildings and easements, and to improve, develop, manage, sell lease, mortgage, dispose of,turn to account or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property of the Association.

(19) To construct, maintain and alter any houses, buildings, or works necessary or convenient for the purpose of the Association.

(20) To take any gift of property, whether subject to any special trust or not, for any or more of the objects of the Association.

(21) To take such steps by personal or written appeals, public meetings or otherwise, as may from time to time be deemed expedient for the purpose of procuring contributions to the funds of the Association in the shape of donations, annual subscriptions or otherwise.

(22) For the purpose of the Association to borrow and raise money in such manner as the Association may think fit.

(23) To invest the moneys of the Association not immediately required upon such securities and in such manner as may from time to time be determined.

(24) To undertake and execute any trusts other than religious or any agency business which may seem directly or indirectly conducive to any of the objects of the Association either gratuituously or otherwise.

(25) For the purpose of the Association to make, accept, endorse and execute promissory notes, bills of exchange and other negotiable instruments.

(26) To incorporate any institutions, societies or associations having objects wholly or in part similar to those of this Association.

(27) To provide a superannuation fund for the professors, lectures, officers and servants of the Association or otherwise assist them, their widows and children.

(28) To help students who receive education under the Association in finding suitable useful occupations.

(29) To do all or any of the above things either as principals, agents, trustee or otherwise and by or through trustees, agents or otherwise and either alone or in conjunction with others.

(30) To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.