Panagarh

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Panagarh
পানাগড়
Town
Panagarh is located in West Bengal
Panagarh
Panagarh
Panagarh is located in India
Panagarh
Panagarh
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°27′N 87°26′E / 23.45°N 87.43°E / 23.45; 87.43Coordinates: 23°27′N 87°26′E / 23.45°N 87.43°E / 23.45; 87.43
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Elevation 58 m (190 ft)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Bardhaman-Durgapur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Galsi
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Panagarh is the easternmost suburb of Durgapur, located in Kanksa police station of Durgapur subdivision in Bardhaman District of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Panagarh is located at 23°27′N 87°26′E / 23.45°N 87.43°E / 23.45; 87.43.[1] It has an average elevation of 58 m (190 ft). The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite soil. This area lies between two rivers – the Damodar and the Ajay. They flow almost parallel to each other in the region – the average distance between the two rivers is around 30 km. For ages the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.[2]

Education[edit]

Panagarh has five primary schools, Rama Krishna Ashrama Vidyapitha, The kendriya vidyalaya, secondary school (Panagarh Railway Colony School) and two higher secondary schools (Panagarh Bazar Hindi High School and Kanksha High School).[3]

Professional Education in Durgapur :-

Panagarh has 2 engineering colleges viz. Aryabhatta Institute Of Engineering and Management ( Popularly known as Aryabhatta engineering college, Durgapur or AIEMD [4]) & Techno India, Durgapur. Other nearby engineering colleges are Durgapur Institute Of Advanced Technology & Management, at Rajbandh. & Kanad Institute Of Engineering & Management at Mankar . The engineering colleges are affiliated to West Bengal University Of Technology, Kolkata.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Panagarh. Fallingrain.com. Retrieved on 2012-03-23.
  2. ^ Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali), Vol I, pp 14–15, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3
  3. ^ All India Education Survey 2003. National Informatics Centre (Burdwan District Unit), Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, India. bardhaman.gov.in,
  4. ^ Welcome to AIEMD: HOME. Aiemd.org. Retrieved on 2012-03-23.