Purulia Zilla School

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Purulia Zilla School
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Purulia, West Bengal
India India
Type 10+2
Established 15 August[1] 1853
School board West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education
School district Purulia
Principal Shri Baridbaran Mishra
Faculty 30+
Grades Class I through XII
Number of students 1500 (approximate)
Medium of language Bengali
Campus urban
Affiliation WBCHSE WBBSE

Purulia Zilla School (Bengali: পুরুলিয়া জিলা স্কুল) is one of the oldest and best existing schools in Purulia district, West Bengal, India. It offers grades from class I to class XII. It has two sections. Grade I to Grade V in the morning section and Grade VI to Grade XII in the Day Section. In the morning Section it runs by a Teacher-In-Charge and ten other teachers.In the day section it runs by 28 teachers along with a Headmaster and an Assistant Head Master.[2] Once it was a Co-education School but now it is a Boys' School. The main language of instruction used is Bengali.


Purulia Zilla School was established in 1853. Initially it was named as Purulia High School and later it was renamed to Purulia Zilla School. This school was set up by British Rulers in a view to working in the interest of the people and to produce some good quality and skilled employees.[3]


It was under Calcutta University until 1916 and Patna University from 1917 to 1950. It was under Patna Board from 1951 to 1956. Currently it is affiliated to West Bengal Board of Secondary Education for Madhyamik and West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education for Higher Secondary.


It is located at a distance of 323 kilometers from Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal. It is 85 kilometers from Asansol and 250 kilometers from Burdwan. It is situated in the central location of Purulia District. It is two kilometers away from Purulia Railway Station and around half kilometer away from Purulia Bus Stand.


Purulia Zilla School is situated in 40 acres of land area. It contains 25 classrooms and 6 laboratories. It also has a conference room. There is a boys hostel with capacity of 100 students.


It has a library with a seating capacity of 50 students. It contains 28,740 volumes (as on 31.12.2012).[4]


  1. ^ "Purulia Zilla School". Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "PURULIA ZILLA SCHOOL---- ITS ORIGIN AND HOW IT RUNS". Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "http://puruliazillaschool.org.in". Retrieved 6 September 2012.  External link in |title= (help)
  4. ^ "School Infrastructure". Retrieved 6 September 2012. 

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