Name :   Jenkins School
Type :  Government School
Location :  Silver Jubilee Road,
 Cooch Behar District,
 Pin - 736101, West Bengal,
Established :  1861
Founder :  Maharaja Narendra Narayan
Medium :  Bengali
Affiliation :  WBBSE & WBCHSE
Telephone :  +91 3582 222505
       Maharaja Narendra Narayan, the 20th King of Koch dynasty [Rajshak 338-354 || Bangabda 1254-1270 || 1847-1863 A.D.], had great interest for education. For the first time, he arranged for a modern education system in Cooch Behar. He established Jenkins School in 1861 A.D. within Cooch Behar city to impart English lessons and higher studies. At that time there was no High School in the region. After setting up the school, students of not only Cooch Behar but of entire UttarBanga (North Bengal) obtained the opportunity of higher studies. Starting from third standard, students are able to study up to twelfth standard in this school.
Page Contents
 Brief history
 Emblem, motto
 Uniform, badge
 School song
 School Facilities
 Student strength
 Teachers & staffs
 Academics & Merit
 Groups & Association 
 Other Achievements 

       After India attained its independence in 1947, the princely state of Cooch Behar merged with the Indian dominion as Cooch Behar district within West Bengal state and Jenkins School was declared as one of the State Government schools. During that period, many renowned teachers joined the schoolunder the patronage of the then King of Cooch Behar - Maharaja Jagaddipendra Narayan [Rajshak 427-461 || 1936-1970 A.D.], and the Government of West Bengal. Between late 1940s and early 1960s, the school flourished under the leadership of Head Master, Kalipada Mukherjee. The Maharaja also deployed Sailen Dutta, a veteran cricketer of the Bengal Cricket Team for the upliftment of sports education in the school. These developments resulted in the school soon being counted among the premier educational institutes of West Bengal.

       Awarding the "National Award for Teachers" to Prabodh Chandra Goswami, a popular Mathematics teacher in Jenkins School, in 1958 - the very first year that this award was instituted, also brought the school to limelight and fame. Over the years, Jenkins School has produced a number of illustrious Graduates who have become highly successful in various walks of life.

       A Hundred years of existence of Jenkins School was marked in January 1961 through a jubilant centenary celebration. The 150 years of its existence will be marked by a sesquicentennial celebration commencing from 3rd February, 2011. Remembering its glorious past, this remarkable school is ever ready to occupy the position of one of the premier educational institutions in the country.

 School Emblem
   The school emblem has white & olive green colour and a burning torch (mashal) in the middle.

 School Motto
    The school motto is "Shraddhaban Lavote Gyanom" - as illustrated in the school's badge displayed on the the right-side.
 School Uniform
   White shirts, olive green pants and a black school shoes for boys are the mandatory school uniform. An emblemed olive green tie and sweater/blazer are additional uniforms for winter.

 School Badge
   The school badge design is a unique one. It has maroon and olive green colour in its looks. The school badge has seen many changes in the past. But now this unique designed badge is used.
 School Song
 School Curriculum & Medium of instruction
     Students need to follow the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) curriculum till tenth standard in this school. In eleven and twelve standard, students follow the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) curriculum. For Higher Secondary students may choose to study either Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology/Computer Science) or Commerce (Commerce, Accounts, Economics and Mathematics) or Arts (History, Philosophy, Geography, Political Science). In addition an Indian language has to be taken upto class 12.

The medium of instruction is Bengali.

 School Facilities
     The school has well equipped science laboratories and two computer laboratories equipped with LCD monitors and latest machines. Facilities for sports include a football ground. The classrooms are spacious and well maintained. There is provision for hostel facilities at a little distance away from school campus and opposite to General Post Office, Cooch Behar.
 School Academics
The school has consistently excelled in the board exams with nearly 83% students securing 1st division with regular names among the toppers in the Madhyamik Pariksha and nearly 81% students securing 1st division marks with names consistently figuring in the toppers list in Uchcho Madhyamik Pariksha. In all India entrance exams like PMT, AIIMS, Indian institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology etc. and West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination, students of this school regularly secure good ranks. There is a healthy, peaceful, co-operative atmosphere within the school. The relationship between the students and teachers is very cordial and friendly.
 Groups & Associations
The Jenkins School Alumni Association is an alumni organisation for the former students of the Jenkins School. It was found in 2010 by the school's former students and is still around today. The mission of the Jenkins School Alumni Association is to shorten and strengthen the relationship between Jenkins School and its alumni and friends; to preserve and promote the school's traditions, purposes, growth and alumni; and to keep alive the spirit of affection and reverence for our alma mater. Link to the Alumni Association
Jenkins School have seperate coaching classes for each student; coaching classes are free for players of the school team. The main sports are :
  • Cricket : this is a popular sport. Players play on the state teams.
  • Football :over the past decade, our football team has been strong winning several Inter-school Tournaments. There used to be the Late Sankar Memorial Tournament organised by the school every year. All the classes of the school actively participate in this football tournament which is held in three divisions, namely - Junior, Sub-junior & Senior.
 Student Strength
At present about 1,400 students are studying in Jenkins School.
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 Teachers & Staffs
       At present there are about 43 teachers in Jenkins School. [Picture below shows teachers and staffs of Jenkins School ]
Standing from
your Left-side :
Sri. Priyatosh Sarkar, Sri. Uttam Harijan, Sri. Rakesh Sarkar, Sri. Paltu Harijan, Sri. Pintu Kr. Majumder, Sri. Tapan Sarkar,
Sri. Subrata Mandal, Sri. Jayanta Maitra, Sri. Saikat Chakraborty, Sri. Sukanta Debnath, Sri. Manik Ch. Das, Sri. Amitava Roy,
Sri. Bhupal Ch. Roy, Sri. Narayan Ch. Das, Sri. Sankar Dutta, Sri. Indrajit Roy, Sri. Sanjit Kr. Roy
Sitting from
your Left-side :
Sri. Amitabha Chakraborty, Sri. Sanjay Dhar, Sri. Kalyan Kr. Dutta, Sri. Upendra Nath Barman, Sri. Sandip Majumder, Sri. Sukumar Bera,
Sri. Supriya Barua, 
Sri. Benoy Krishna Bhadra, Sri. Kamal Krishna Roy, Sri. Shantimoy Das, Sri. Ramchandra Mandal, Sri. Prosanto Roy, Sri. Dilip Roy, Sri. Probhat Kr. Roy
Front Row : Sri. Julfiquer Ali Ahmed, Sri. Tapan Kr. Saha, Sri. Dhruba Narayan Paul, Md. Joynal Abedin 
Respected Teachers of Jenkins School
Headmaster : Vacant
Bengali : 1. Sri. Bhupal Ch. Roy, M.A., B.Ed.
2. Sri. Ranjan Talukder, M.A., B.Ed.
3. Sri. Manabendra Roy, M.A., LB.Ed.
English : 1. Sri. Ramchandra Mandal, M.A., B.Ed.
2. Sri. Sankar Dutta, M.A., B.Ed.
3. Sri. Priyatosh Sarkar, M.A., B.Ed.
4. Sri. Jayanta Maitra, M.A., B.Ed.
Physics : 1. Sri. Sanjay Dhar, M.Sc., B.Ed.
2. Sri. Prosanto Roy, M.Sc., B.Ed.
3. Sri. Amitabha Chakraborty, M.Sc., B.Ed., PGDCA
4. Sri. Sanjit Kr. Roy, M.Sc., B.Ed.
Chemistry : 1. Sri. Supriya Barua, B.Sc.(Hons.), B.Ed.
2. Vacant
3. Vacant
4. Vacant
Mathematics : 1. Sri. Santimay Das, B.Sc.(Hons.), B.Ed.
2. Sri. Bishnupada Barman, M.Sc., B.Ed.
3. Sri. Sandip Majumder, M.Sc., B.Ed.
4. Sri. Dilip Roy, M.Sc., B.Ed.
Biological Science : 1. Sri. Tapan Sarkar, M.Sc., B.Ed.
2. Sri. Sukanta Debnath, M.Sc., B.Ed.
3. Vacant
Statistics : 1. Sri. Julfiquer Ali Ahmed, M.Sc., B.Ed.
Assistant Headmaster :
    (in Charge)
Janab S. M. Reyaz Ahmed, B.Sc. Hons.( Math), B.Ed.
Geography : 1. Sri. Sukumar Bera, M.A., B.Ed.
2. Sri. Malay Kanti Roy, M.A., B.Ed.
History : 1. Sri. Probhat Kr. Roy, M.A., B.Ed.
2. Sri. Surajit Kr. Dhar, M.A., B.Ed.
3. Sri. Upendra Nath Barman, M.A., B.Ed.
Sanskrit : 1. Sri. Subrata Mandal, M.A., B.Ed.
Economics : 1. Sri. Indrajit Roy, M.A., B.Ed.
2. Sri. Tapan Kr. Saha, M.A., B.Ed.
Political Science : 1. Sri. Kalyan Kr. Dutta, M.A., B.Ed.
Philosophy : 1. Sri. Amitava Roy, M.A., B.Ed.
2. Vacant
Commerce : 1. Sri. Pintu Kr. Majumder, M.Com., B.Ed., Diploma in F.A.S.
2. Vacant
Arabic : 1. Md. Mustafijur Rahaman Sk., M.A.
2. Md. Joynal Abedin (in deputation vacancy)
Drawing : 1. Sri. Deb Sankar Dhar, B.Fine Arts.
Physical Education : 1. Vacant
Computer : 1. Sri. Harihar Das, B.Sc.(Math), M.Sc.(C.S.), MCA.
2. Sri. Saikat Chakraborty, B.Sc., Diploma in  Hardware & Software, Multimedia Editing.
Office Staffs : 1. Sri. Jayanta Kr. Datta, B.Com. (LDC)
2. Sri. Dhruba Narayan Paul, B.A. (UDC)
3. Sri. Kamal Krishna Roy  (UDC)
4. Vacant
Group 'D' Staffs : 1. Sri. Kamala Kanta Jha, Non-Matric
2. Sri. Gour Kr. Dey, Non-Matric
3. Sri. Paltu Harijan, Non-Matric
4. Sri. Rabi Ram Singh, Non-Matric
5. Sri. Subal Karjee, H.S.
6. Sri. Nakul Kherwar, Non-Matric
7. Sri. Uttam Harijan, Non-Matric
8. Sri. Pijush Kanti Sarkar, Non-Matric
 9. Sri. Manik Ch. Das, Non-Matric
10. Sri. Shib Sankar Dutta, B.A.
11. Sri. Mantu Ch. Barman, Non-Matric
12. Sri. Narayan Ch. Das, Non-Matric
13. Sri. Rakesh Sarkar, M.Com.
14. Sri. Santosh Ch. Sen, B.A.
15. Sri. Upendra Nath Roy, H.S.

List of Headmasters/In-charges as per chronological order since inception (1861)
Sl. no. Name Period Designation
1.  Babu Ram Chandra Ghosh 1861-1864 H.M.
2.  Babu Tribhanga Mukhopadhyay 1864-1870 H.M.
3.  Babu Bhuban Mohan Dutta 1870-1878 H.M.
4.  Babu Kalimohan Choudhury 1878-1881 H.M.
5.  Babu Kunja Bihari Majumder 1881-1895 H.M.
6.  Babu Uma Charan Roy 1895-1908 H.M.
7.  Babu Ganga Prasad Dasgupta 1908-1909 H.M.
8.  Babu Shyama Prasad Dasgupta 1909-1913 H.M.
9.  Babu Manindra Nath Roy 1913-1929 H.M.
10.  Babu Jatindra Chandra Dutta 1929-1946 H.M.
11.  Babu Nibaran Ch. Roy Choudhury 1947-1950 H.M.
12.  Sri. Kalipada Mukherjee 1950-1964 H.M.
13.  Sri. Sankar Deb Chakraborty 1964-1966 A.H.M. in charge
14.  Sri. Nikhil Chandra Basu 1967-1970 H.M.
15.  Sri. Mrinal Kanti Barman 1971-1983 H.M.
Sl. no. Name Period Designation
16.  Sri. Kallol Kr. Chakraborty 1983-1996 H.M.
17.  Sri. Bibhu Bhusan Talapatra 1996-1997 A.H.M. in charge
18.  Sri. Pankaj Kr. Saha 1997-Nov.'97 A.H.M. in charge
19.  Sri. Kamini Kr. Roy 1997-1998 H.M.
20.  Sri. Pankaj Kr. Saha 1998-2002 A.H.M. in charge
21.  Sri. Debajyoti Ghosh 2002-2004 Asstt. Master I/c.
22.  Sri. Mridul Ranjan Sarkar 2004-2005 A.H.M. in charge
23.  Dr. Pranab Kr. Basu 2005-2006 A.H.M. in charge
24.  Sri. Nirmalendu Deb 2006-2008 H.M.
25.  Sri. Uday Sankar Bandyopadhyay 2008-2009 Asstt. Master I/c.
26.  Sri. Benoy Krishna Bhadra 2009-2011 A.H.M. in charge
27.  Janab S. M. Reyaz Ahmed 2016-till now A.H.M. in charge
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