Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University
Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University is a public university in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. The university has been named after the 19th-century Rajbongshi leader and social reformist, Panchanan Barma. A total of 25 colleges from Cooch Behar district, Jalpaiguri district and Alipurduar district are scheduled to be affiliated to the University. Prof. Indrajeet Ray, a former teacher of Economics of the University of North Bengal, is the first Vice Chancellor of Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, while Dr. Deb Kumar Mukhopadhyay is the first (acting) Registrar of Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University. Among the other administrative officers of Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University are Dr. Amal Kumar Harh, who is the (acting) Controller of Examinations in 2014, and Mr. Nirupom Bhattacharyya, the (acting) Finance Officer.
The Government of West Bengal established Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University under West Bengal Act XXI of 2012 and The Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University Act 2012, vide Kolkata Gazette number W.B.(Part-III)/2012/S.A.R.-32, dated 16 August 2012. At present, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University offers post-graduation-level studies in eight subjects: Bengali, English, History, Geography, Philosophy, Hindi, Sanskrit, and Zoology.
The University functions from its camp-office at Central Farmers' Hostel, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Post Office and District: Cooch Behar, West Bengal. The new campus of the university is being built on the way to Cooch Behar Airport, near Coochbehar College.
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