1st Session : 1885 President : W.C Bonnerji Place : Bombay
—> First session of Indian National Congress .
—> Attented By 72 delegates .
—> Objectives of Congress was outlined at this session.
—>G.Subramania Iyer moved the first resolution in the first session of INC.
2nd Session : 1886 president : Dadabhai Naoroji place : Calcutta
—> Attented by 436 members.
—> Merger of Indian National Congress and Indian National Conference .
—>Leaders of Bengal joined INC.
—>Proposal of Parliamentary Congress.
3rd Session:1887 president : Syed Badruddin Tyabji Place : Madras
—> First Muslim President selected at President of INC.
—> An appeal made to the Muslims to join hands with other National Leaders.
—> First time INC session moved to southern India.
4th Session : 1888 President : George Yule Place : Allahabad
—> First English President in INC.
5th Session : 1889 President : William Wedderburn Place : Bombay
—>Set up British India Committe to raise awareness of India Issues to the public of Britain.
6th Session : 1890 President : Pheroz Shah Mehta Place : Calcutta
—> Kadambini Ganguly ,the first women graduate of Calcutta University ,addressed the Congress session.
7th Session : 1891: President : P.Ananda Charlu Place : Nagpur
8th Session : 1892 President : W.C .Bonnerji Place : Allahabad
—> W.C. Bonnerji selected as the president of INC for the second time.( first president who elected twice as president of INC ).
—> Nationalist totally dissatisfied with Indian Councils Act 1892.
9th Session : 1893 President Dadabhai Naoriji Place : Lahore
—> First session at Lahore .
10th Session : 1894 President : Alfred Webb Place : Madras
11th Session : 1895 President : Surendranath Banerjee Place : Poona
12th Session : 1896 President :Rahimtula Sayani Place : Calcutta
—> The song Vande Mataram(National Song) was first sung in this assembly session.
13th Session : 1897 President : C.Sankaran Nair Place : Amravati
—> First Keralite and only Keralite to hold the president of INC.
14th Session : 1898 President : Anand Mohan Bose Place : Madras
15th Session : 1899 President : Romesh Chandra Dutt Place : Lucknow
—> demanded permanent fixation of land revenue.
16th Session : 1900 President : N.G .Chandavarker Place : Lahore
—> N.G.chandavarker was a Hindu reformer ,worked in judicial system (Bombay High Court ).
17th Session : 1901 President : Dinshaw E.Wacha Place : Calcutta
18th Session : 1902 President : Surendranath Banerjee Place : Ahmedabad
19th Session : 1903 President : Lal Mohan Ghosh Place : Madras
—> Lal Mohan Ghosh was a eminent Bengali Barrister .
20th Session : 1904 President : Henry Cotton Place : Bombay
—> Henry Cotton was an Indian Civil Servant and was sympathetic to Indian Nationalism.
21st Session : 1905 President : Gopal Krishna Gokhale Place : Benaras
—>The assembly expressed their resentment against the partition of Bengal.
22nd Session : 1906 President : Dadabhai Naoroji Place : Calcutta
—> Put forward the claim for swarajya or self government within the British Empire on the model of self governing colonies like Australia and Canada.
23rd Session : 1907 President : Rash Behari Ghosh Place : Surat
—> Split in the Indian National Congress into the Moderates and Extremists called as “surat Split”.
—> Rash Behari Ghosh himself a Moderates and totally opposed Extremists.
24th Session : 1908 President : Rash Behari Ghosh Place : Madras
—> constitution of the congress drawn.
25th Session : 1909 President : Madan Mohan Malaviya Place : Lahore
—> Opposed Minto-Morley Reforms or Indian Councils Act 1909.
—> Totally disapproved separate electorate on the basis of Religion.
26th Session : 1910 President : William Wedderburn Place : Allahabad
27th Session : 1911 President : Bishan Narayan Dhar Place : Calcutta
—> Partition of Bengal was revoked.
—> National Anthem of India “Jana Gana Mana ” first sung in this session .
28th Session : 1912 President : R.N .Mudholkar Place : Bankipur
29th Session :1913 President : Syed Mohammed Place : Karachi
30th Session : 1914 President : Bhupendranath Basu Place : Madras
31st Session : 1915 President : S.P.Sinha Place : Bombay
—> S.P Sinha was the fisrt governor of Bihar and Orissa ,First Indian Advocate general of Bengal.
—> S.P Sinha also was the first Indian to became a member of Viceroy’s Executive Council.
32nd Session : 1916 President : A.C .Majumdar Place : Lucknow
—>The coming together of the Muslim League and the Congress and the presentation of common demands by them to the government.
—> Thus Lucknow Pact was signed between Muslim league and Congress.
33rd Session : 1917 President : Annie Besant Place : Calcutta
—> First women president of INC.
34th Session : 1918 President : Madan Mohal Malaviya Place : Delhi
Special Session Of INC 1918 President : Syed Hasan Imam Place : Bombay
35th Session : 1919 President : Motilal Nehru Place : Amristar
—> condemned the Jallianwalla massacre
—-> Supported the Khilafat Movement .
Special Session of INC : 1920 President :Lala Lajpat Rai Place: Calcutta
—> Only time Lala Lajpat Rai hold the president of INC
—> Approved Non Cooperation Program.
36th Session : 1920 President : C.Vijayaraghachariar Place : Nagpur
—> New Constitution of INC was formed.
—>The program Non Cooperation was endorsed .
—>A Congress Working Committee of 15 members was set up to lead the congress from now on wards.
—> Provincial congress committee on linguistic basis were organised.
37th Session : 1921 President : Hakim Ajmal Khan Place : Ahmadabad
—> Initially C.R Das was selected as president of INC.As C.R Das went Jail,Hakim Ajmal Khan took over the president of INC as Acting President.
38th Session : 1922 President : C.R.Das Place : Gaya
—> The Swarajya party was formed within the Congress.
—> Ideology split —–Pro Changers and No Changers.
39th Session : 1923 President : Maulana Mohammed Ali Place : Kakinada
—> Maulana Mohammed Ali was one the founders and president of All India Muslim League.
—>The Leader who hold the president of Both INC and All India Muslim League – Maulana Mohammed Ali.
40th Session : 1924 President : M.K .Gandhi Place : Belgaum
—> The only time M.K.Gandhi hold the president of INC.
41st Session : 1925 President : Sarojini Naidu Place : Kanpur
—> Sarojini Naidu – 1st Indian women President ,known as Nightingale Of India
42nd Session :1926 President : S.Srinivasa Iyenger Place : Guwahati
—> First time session happened in North East India.
—> Srinivasa Iyenger also a President of Swarajya Party.
43rd Session : 1927 President : M.A .Ansari Place : Madras
—> The Independence resolution adopted .
—>Resolved to boycott the Simon Commission.
44th Session : 1928 President : Motilal Nehru Place : Calcutta
—> The first All India Youth Congress came into being
—> Nehru Committee report – A Draft Constitution was prepared .This report was submitted on August 28,1928 at the Lucknow conference of all parties.Jinnah voted against this report.
45th Session : 1929 President : Jawaharlal Nehru Place : Lahore
—> Purna Swaraj Resolution Passed for full Independence.
—> Authorised the Congress Working Committee to Launch Civil Disobedience Programme.
46th Session :1931 President : Vallabhbhai Patel Place : Karachi
—> Endorsement of Gandhi-Irwin Pact.
—>Fundemental Rights and National Economic Programme Resolution Passed in this Session.
47th Session :1932 President : Amrit Ranchhorddas Seth Place : Delhi
48th Session : 1933 President : Nellie Sengupta Place : Calcutta
49th Session : 1934 President : Rajendra Prasad Place : Bombay
50th Session : 1936 President : Jawaharlal Nehru Place :Lucknow
—>The president urged the Congress to adopt Socialism as its goal.
51st Session : 1936 President : Jawaharlal Nehru Place : Faizpur
—>The Session held in a Village for the first time.
52nd Session : 1938 President :Subhash Chandra Bose Place : Haripura
—> National planning Committee was setup under the chairmanship of Jawaharlal Nehru.
53rd Session : 1939 President : Subhash Chandra Bose Place : Tripuri
—> Rajendra Prasad took over as president after S.C Bose resigned.
54th Session : 1940 President : Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Place :Ramgarh
55th Session : 1946 President : Acharya J.B.Kripalani Place : Meerut
56th Session :1948 President : Pattabi Sittaramayya Place : jaipur
Note : 1930,1935,1941-1945 -Sessions Not Held.