Kali Charan Inter College

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Kali Charan Inter College, Chowk Lucknow

TypeGovernment Aided

Kali Charan Inter College is one of the oldest school of old Lucknow. It is in Chowk near Imambara. The college is recognized in the arts, commerce and science streams.


This college was established in 1913 by with the financial support of Lala Kali Charan Khatri. On 16 March 1914 it was inaugurated by the then governor of the united province, Sir James Scorgio Mastin.

Before independence, the college was known as Kali Charan High School. In 1946–47 it was recognized up to intermediate level by U.P. Board. In 1973 it was upgraded to Kali Charan Degree College. This college has illustrious Principals who were known for their scholarship and contribution to Hindi. The most notable among them was the first Principal Dr Shyam Sundar Das who became the first HOD of Hindi in Banaras Hindu University, known for his immense contribution to Hindi . Following him were Kali Das Kapur and later on Shiv Shankar Verma who also made rich contribution to Hindi in immediate Post Independence India.

Babu Ganga Prashad Verma


The school has a grand library consisting of over 10,000 books. Monthly magazines, bulletins, newspapers help to enrich and upgrade the knowledge of students and teachers.

Dr. Shyam Sunder Das

Streams and facilities[]

Vocational courses like Nursery Teachers Training, Typing and Computer are also available.

Sports facilities[]

The college provides facilities for students to pursue a wide range of sporting activities on the college campus. There are outdoor facilities for athletics, football, basketball and volleyball.


The college provides education to all students without tuition fee. SC, ST, OBC and poor students are granted scholarship as per government rules. Moreover, the school manages special scholarships for meritorious and economically weak students.

Alumni : Any college is known by its alumni who return to the society whatever they have learnt during their early formative years in such schools. Kali Charan Inter College is no exception. Its alumni have made rich contribution to literature, radio, television, medical education and politics . Few noteworthy are : Lalji Tandon former Minister and MP, Prof. V K Puri, former HOD Cardiology KGMU, Prof. Shridhar Dwivedi Ex Dean /Principal HIMSR, Jamia Hamdard and HOD Medicine / Preventive Cardiology, UCMS - Delhi University to name a few.


An ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswati is just inside the college campus. The temple provides the spiritual environment to students, teachers and members alike. Many festivals are celebrated with traditional gaiety in the temple.

Front view of Kali Charan Inter College


The districts magistrate of Lucknow holds the ex-officio post of chairman of college managing committee. Besides the other renowned personalities, D.I.O.S of Lucknow is among the members of the managing committee.


Official documentation of school

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