Complete Set of 2 nos of commemorative postage stamps on the National Council of Education (NCE) and Dr. Triguna Sen, first Vice-Chancellor of Jadavpur University :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 24, 2010
Issued for : India Post is happy to issue a set of commemorative postage stamps on National Council Education and Dr. Triguna Sen.
Stamp/FDC/Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Se–tenant set of 2 Stamps, Mint condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 500 Paise each
Stamps Printed : 0.3 Million each
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : ISP, Nasik Road
- Dr Triguna Sen was born on 24 December 1905 at Sylhet (now part of Bangladesh) to Shri Golak Chandra Sen and Smt. Sushila Sundari Devi. He completed his high school studies at Govt High School, Silchar (Dist. Cachar, Assam). He then joined Bengal Technical Institute (BTI) and obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He went to Germany for higher studies and obtained a Doctorate in Engineering.
- On return to India he actively participated in the Non Co-operation movement and was jailed. On release from jail, he took up a job with Dibrugarh Electric Supply Co. (Assam) and served there for 9 years.
- His passion for imparting quality education was fathomless. Dr. Sen throughout his life was closely associated with a range of institutional endeavours towards promotion of education and related issues. Because of his sustained efforts, Jadavpur University was established in 1955 & he further contributed immensely to its growth. He later became the Rector and the first Vice-Chancellor of this University. His interests were diverse. In 1958-59 he was elected to the post of the Mayor of Calcutta (Kolkata) Corporation and in the same year he was nominated to the post of Director, State Bank of India. He was elected President, Alumni Association, National Council of Education, Bengal, Jadavpur University. He also held briefly the Vice-Chancellorship of Benaras Hindu University. In 1962 he was elected President of the Institution of Engineers (India).
- The prestigious national honour of ‘Padma Bhushan‘ was conferred on him in 1965. In 1967 he was inducted into the Union Cabinet as the Minister for Education. It was during his tenure in 1968 as Education Minister, the National Education Policy was formulated. The National Council of Education, Bengal, is the parent body of the Jadavpur University. He was later elected as a member of the ‘Rajya Sabha‘. In 1969 he was made Union Minister for Petroleum, and Chemicals & Minerals. During his tenure as the Petroleum Minister, the stringent drug prices control order was issued. He also accelerated the pace of oil exploration process so as to reduce the deficit in crude oil in the country.
- Dr Triguna Sen was an eminent educationist, ardent freedom fighter, able administrator and a good parliamentarian. He passed away on 11th January 1998.
- Text : Based on materials provided by the proponent.