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Coochbehar Panchanan Barma University

COOCH BEHAR PANCHANAN BARMA UNIVERSITY, A has been named after the great social reformer Thakur Panchanan Barma. Panchanan Barma, also known as Thakur Panchanan and Roy Saheb, was a Rajbanshi leader and reformer from Cooch Behar. He established Kshatriya Sabha in order to inculcate Brahminical values and practices among the people from Rajbanshi community in this region in particular, and in Bengal in general. Thakur Panchanan Barma (1866 - 1935) was born at Khalisamari village in erstwhile Cooch Behar State. He graduated from Victoria College, Cooch Behar - which was then affiliated with the University of Calcutta - with an honours in Sanskrit in 1893. Later he passed MA and LLB in 1897 and 1898 respectively from the same university.

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Message from The Vice Chancellor

The Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University seeks to perpetuate the message from the life and times of Thakur Panchanan Barma. This University symbolises the hermeneutic and heuristic spirit of the great sage of North Bengal. Roy Saheb was not just a leader confined to the Rajbanshi community but a man with a mission. As a statesman for Cooch Behar, he left his indelible footprints in the legal community and in the establishment of the spirit of law in the region. To Thakur Panchanan, Higher Education for the Cooch Behar region “must be like a cypress- an evergreen tree....”

In fact, the pages of history of the erstwhile princely state of Cooch Behar bear testimony to the advanced spirit of heritage of the region in the past. Today, it is my humble duty as the Vice-Chancellor of this University to reprise and assiduously work towards maintaining excellence in this seat of higher learning and research. First of all, this University is to ensure the nurturing of the local talents and hone the intellectual potential of the region. Simultaneously, it is also my goal to make this University one of the best seats of learning at both the national and international levels. The new generations of students today need nurturing.

Prior to being a Vice-Chancellor for this esteemed University, and being a son of Lawyer Late Panchanan Chatterji I have been teaching law at the University levels for nearly three decades. It is a matter of great pride to me that Thakur Panchanan Barma was also a lawyer par excellence... Read More [+]

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