Suniti Academy

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Coordinates: 26°19′07.7″N 89°26′30.1″E / 26.318806°N 89.441694°E / 26.318806; 89.441694

Sunity Academy, Coochbehar
সুনীতি একাডেমী, কুচবিহার
Sunity Academy logo
Logo of the Sunity Academy
Victor Prince Nripendra Narayan Road,
Kochbihar, West Bengal, 736101
Motto Sanskrit: তমসো মা জ্যোতির্গময়
(From darkness to light)
Established 1881
Founder His Highness Maharaja Nripendra Narayan, the Maharaja of Cooch Behar
School district Kochbihar
Headmistress Bhupali Roy
Color(s)      White
Affiliation WBBSE & WBCHSE

Sunity Academy is a higher secondary girls' school in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India.


Her Highness Maharani Sunity Devi, the Maharani of Cooch Behar

The school was founded in 1881 as Sunity College by His Highness, the Maharaja of Cooch Behar. It was named after Her Highness Maharani Suniti Devi, who was the brain behind its establishment.[1][2] Shr was the daughter of Keshub Chandra Sen.

The school was rechristened as Sunity Academy in 1916. In 1928, the Sunity Academy was affiliated to the University of Calcutta.[3][4] However, the school is now attached to University of North Bengal since its inception in 1962.[1]

In 1937, when the representative of the Governor General of the Eastern States came to visit Sunity Academy, he was highly impressed with its management.

In 2003, the erstwhile president of India, APJ Abdul Kalam visited the school.[1] In 2004, Her Highness Gayatri Devi, the Rajmata of Jaipur and the Princess of Cooch Behar, paid a visit.[1] In 2006, the school celebrated its 125th anniversary.[2]

Maharani Suniti Devi's second son Maharaja Jitendra Narayan Bhup Bahadur's three daughters Princesses Ila, Gayatri and Menaka (Princesses of Cooch Behar) appeared for their matriculation examination from Sunity Academy.

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  1. ^ a b c d SUNITY ACADEMY
  2. ^ a b "Women's crusader for 125 years - Cooch behar school salutes Suniti devi on foundation day". 8 February 2006. The Telegraph. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Hundred years of the University of Calcutta: a history of the university issued in commemoration of the centenary celebrations, Volume 1, 1957. pp 138.
  4. ^ West Bengal District Gazetteers: Cooch-Behar, 1977. pp 163, 180.
  5. ^ [1] The Quarterly review of historical studies, Volume 44, 2004. pp 44

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