Siliguri Boys High School

Siliguri Boys High School

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Siliguri Boys' High School is one of the oldest schools for boys in Siliguri, West Bengal, India.

History

The school was established in 1898 as a Middle English School and upgraded to a High English School in 1918 with six students in standard VIII. However, 1918 is officially considered as the year of establishment of Siliguri Boys’ High School though it had started its function 20 years earlier.

After independence the school was converted to a Multipurpose High School in 1957, with the introduction of all the three streams: Science, Commerce and Humanities. This was the first multipurpose school of the region. Later the medium of instruction was shifted to Bengali from English.

Secretary

The first secretary of the school was Rai Saheb Surendranath Bhattacharya. He was the secretary of the M.E School from 1904 to 1917 and due to his endeavor the school was upgraded to a High School in 1918 and was there as the secretary till August 1936 and then as the Vice-President till 1940. Surendranath Bhattacharya came to Siliguri from Burdwan in 1903, he was the son-in-law of Kaliprasanna Bhattacharya.

The office of the secretary were followed by Kali Kinkar Singha, Birendranath Sarkar , Swadesh Ranjan Sarkar, etc. The present secretary is Sri Madhu sudan Chakraborty. The school has a dress code of a white shirt and blue pants. The dress code is said to symbolise the Indian flag's middle position.

Head Master's office

(1918 - 2011)
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