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Chaibasa is located in Jharkhand
Chaibasa is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 22°34′N 85°49′E / 22.57°N 85.82°E / 22.57; 85.82Coordinates: 22°34′N 85°49′E / 22.57°N 85.82°E / 22.57; 85.82
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Pashchimi Singhbhum
Elevation 222 m (728 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 69,565
 • Official Hindi, Ho
 • Other important Odia
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 833201
Vehicle registration JH-06

Chaibasa is a town and a municipality in West Singhbhum district in the state of Jharkhand, India. Chaibasa is the district headquarters of West Singhbhum district.


Chaibasa is located at 22°34′N 85°49′E / 22.57°N 85.82°E / 22.57; 85.82.[1] It has an average elevation of 222 metres.It is located 140 km south of state capital Ranchi,25 km from Chakradharpur ,58 km from Jamshedpur.


As of 2011 India census,[2] Chaibasa had a population of 63, no of householders male 33686 and total female 29962 . Chaibasa has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 79% and female literacy of 68%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in Chaibasa[citation needed]
Religion Percent
Hindu and Sarna
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (4.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).


There are a number of schools up to 10th and 12th standards in Chaibasa. However, in case of college education and degree courses the choices are limited. On 13 August 2009, Kolhan University was constituted with its head office at Chaibasa.

The city has a number of educational institutions:


  • Govt. Girls High school, Chaibasa
  • Lutheran school, Chaibasa
  • Mangilall Rungta High School, Chaibasa
  • Mangilall Rungta Middle School, Chaibasa
  • Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chaibasa
  • Padmawati Jain Sarswati Sishu Vidya Mandir, Chaibasa
  • St. Xavier's School, Lupungutu
  • St. Mary's Public School ( English Medium ) Gandhi Tola Chaibasa
  • St. Xavier's Boys School, Chaibasa
  • St. Xavier's Girls School, Chaibasa
  • St. Xavier's English School, Chaibasa
  • St. Viveka English Medium School, Chaibasa
  • Scott Hindi Girls school, Chaibasa
  • SPG Boys School, Chaibasa
  • SPG Girls School, Chaibasa
  • S.S.A.Niche Tola School, Chaibasa
  • Surajmull Jain DAV Public School, Chaibasa
  • Zila School, Chaibasa

Intermediate colleges[edit]

  • Chaliyama Inter College
  • St. Xavier's Inter College, Lupungutu.
  • ST. Xavier's Girl's Inter College
  • St. Mary's Public inter College, Chaibasa
  • DPS Inter College

Engineering college[edit]

  • Chaibasa Engineering College, Chaibasa


  • ITI, Chaibasa
  • RAJ ITI, Chaibasa


  • G.C. Jain Commerce College
  • Mahila College (Women's College)
  • Tata College, Chaibasa

Preparatory schools:-

  • Elegant (Play school)
  • KidZee

Computer center[edit]

  • Itct Computer Education, Rattan Lall Campus, Gandhi Tola, Chaibasa
  • NIE, Institute of Electronics & Computer, Chaibasa
  • Rashtriya Computer Saksharta Mission (RCSM)

Society ( NGO )[edit]


Chaibasa is a district headquarters and constitutes all the Governmental offices of the district. Government Institutions are the chief employers of chaibasa. The leading cement manufacturer- ACC cement works is situated in Jhinkpani, just 18 km from Chaibasa but relies on Chaibasa itself for daily needs. Loads of mining work is done here, with leading players like S.R. Rungta Group, Thakur Prasad Sao & Sons, Saha Brothers. Many other small scale Steel manufacturing companies are situated in Chaibasa.


There is no functioning cinema hall in Chaibasa. Both JMP(Jain Movie Palace) and Yashoda Talkies have been closed. Outside both halls, a large variety of eateries can be found. Recently many new restaurants have been built in and around the city. The weekly market can also be considered entertaining.

There are some favaroble picnic spots, mostly natural, near Chaibasa, e.g.:

  • Chaliyama Dam
  • Kuju
  • Telai Small Town
  • Khaki Mandir
  • Telai pull (Horror)
  • Lutheran Jheel
  • Rungta Garden
  • Kokcho
  • Jhikpani
  • Roro Dam
  • Airport Garden
  • Lupungutu Jharna(Spring)
  • Hakuium
  • Clock house
  • Shahid Park
  • Cafeteria
  • Birsa Munda Indoor Stadium
  • Satsangh Vihar, New Colony Tungri
  • Gausala

In the heart of Town there is a small lake with two small islands. Recent renovation makes them worth a visit.

Apart from the recent development of the Jubilee Lake (Kachari Talab), the city now has two parks, Saheed Park and Rungta Garden.


The best connected place is Jamshedpur, which is 60 km away from Chaibasa. The second best place is Chakradharpur, 25 km from Chaibasa on Howrah - Mumbai main line. There are two trains running from Jamshedpur which passes via Chaibasa. 1. Tata Gua Passenger 2. Tata Barbil Passenger One more train is running from Howrah i.e. Howrah Barbil Jan-Satabdi Express passes via Chaibasa.In 2012 another train from chakradharpur to Barbil had started passing through chaibasa. In 2014 another weekly train started from Tatanagar to Visakhapatam which also passes through Chaibasa. Capital of Jharkhand, Ranchi is 145 km away from Chaibasa. The city does not have a public airport, but there are some helipads.

Chaibasa is a station on the southbound line to Orissa from Rajkharsawn on the Tatanagar–Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line.

Hungry generation[edit]

The exponents of famous literary and cultural movement Bhookhi Peedhi or Hungry generation, Samir Roychoudhury resided in this town for several decades after the 1950s.


See also[edit]

Chaibasa (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Chaibasa
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Pin Code of Chaibasa". Retrieved 2014-05-12.