First Session: held at Bombay in 1885. President: W.C. Bannerjee Formation of Indian National Congress.
Second Session: held at Calcutta in 1886. President: Dadabhai Naoroji
Indian National Congress Sessions Third Session:-
Third Session: held at Madras in 1887. President: Syed Badruddin Tyabji, the first Muslim President.
Indian National Congress Sessions Fourth Session:-
Fourth Session: held at Allahabad in 1888. President: George Yule, the first English President.
1896: Calcutta. President: Rahimtullah Sayani
National Song ‘Vande Mataram’ was sung for the first time by Rabindranath Tagore.
1899: Lucknow. President: Romesh Chandra Dutt.
Demand for permanent fixation of Land revenue
1901: Calcutta. President: Dinshaw E.Wacha
The first time Gandhiji appeared on the Congress platform
1905: Benaras. President: Gopal Krishan Gokhale
The formal proclamation of the Swadeshi movement against the government
1906: Calcutta. President: Dadabhai Naoroji
Adopted four resolutions on Swaraj (Self Government), Boycott Movement,
Swadeshi & National Education
1907: Surat. President: Rash Bihari Ghosh
Split in Congress- Moderates & Extremist
Adjournment of Session
1910: Allahabad. President: Sir William Wedderburn
M.A Jinnah decried the separate electorate system introduced by the act of 1909
1911: Calcutta. President: B.N. Dhar
First-time recital of Jan-Gan-Man in Congress session
1915: Bombay. President: Sir S.P. Sinha
The Constitution of the Congress was altered to admit the delegates from the extremist section
1916: Lucknow. President: A.C. Majumdar
Unity between two factions-Moderates and Extremists of Congress
Lucknow Pact signed between Congress and Muslim League to build political consensus
1917: Calcutta. President: Annie Besant, First Woman President of Congress
1918 (Special session): Bombay. President: Syed Hasan Imam
The session was convened to deliberate the contentious Montagu–Chelmsford Reforms Scheme
1919: Amritsar. President: Motilal Nehru
Congress extended support to Khilafat Movement
1920 (Special Session): Calcutta. President: Lala Lajpat Rai
Mahatma Gandhi moved the Non-cooperation resolution
1920: Nagpur. President: C. Vijayaraghavachariari
Reconstitution of Working committees of Congress on a Linguistic basis
MA Jinnah left the Indian National Congress
1922: Gaya. President: C.R. Das
CR Das and other leaders broke away from INC
Formation of Swaraj Party
1924: Belgaum. President: M.K. Gandhi
Only Session presided over by Mahatma Gandhi
1925: Kanpur. President: Sarojini Naidu, First Indian Woman President
1927: Madras. President: Dr. M.A. Ansari
Passed a resolution against the use of Indian troops in China, Iran, and Mesopotamia.
Passed a resolution against the boycott of the Simon Commission
Adoption of resolution on Purna Swaraj
1928: Calcutta. President: Motilal Nehru
Formation of All India Youth Congress
1929: Lahore. President: Jawahar Lal Nehru
Passed the resolution on ‘Poorna Swaraj.’
Civil Disobedience movement for complete independence to be launched on 26 January to be observed as ‘Independence Day.
1931: Karachi. President: Vallabhbhai Patel
Resolutions on Fundamental Rights and National Economic Programme
Endorsement of the Gandhi-Irwin pact
Gandhi was nominated to represent INC in the Second Round Table Conference to be held in London
1934: Bombay. President: Rajendra Prasad
Amendment in the Constitution of Congress
1936: Lucknow. President: Jawahar Lal Nehru
Push towards socialist ideas by Jawahar Lal Nehru
1937: Faizpur. President: Jawahar Lal Nehru
First Session is to be held in a village
1938: Haripura. President: Subhas Chandra Bose
National Planning Committee was set up under Jawahar Lal Nehru.
1939: Tripuri. President: Rajendra Prasad
Subhas Chandra Bose was re-elected but had to resign
Rajendra Prasad was appointed in his place
Subhash Chandra Bose formed Forward Bloc
1940: Ramgarh. President: Abul Kalam Azad
Civil Disobedience movement to be launched at appropriate time and circumstances.
1941–45: This Period is marked by events i.e. Quit India movement, RIN Mutiny & INA trials.
A phase of constitutional negotiations such as Cripps Mission, Wavell Plan, and Cabinet Mission.
On account of these events during this phase, no congress session was held.
1946: Meerut. President: J.B Kripalani
Last session before the independence
J.B Kriplani was the president of INC at independence.