Ram Mohun Roy started Hindu College as school in Calcutta with the help of Justice H. East David Hare. This college was later renamed as the Presidency College.
The school is the oldest modern western-type school in India and one of the oldest existing schools in Asia. The school is declared as a "National Heritage in institutional education, History and Social Reform" by the Government of India. This institution is nicknamed as the Eton of the East from the British era for its academic excellence during the Bengali renaissance era and afterwards.
The Department of Post Issued commemorative postage stamp on Hindu College during its centenary celebration
Issued Date : 17- 02-1999
Denomination : 300 Paise