Tyndale Biscoe School

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Tyndale Biscoe School (TBS)
Tyndale Biscoe School Motto
Sheikh Bagh, Lal Chowk, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
Type Missionary
Motto "In All Things Be Men"
Established 1880 CE.
Founder Rev. J.H Knowles
Principal Parvez Samuel Koul
Head of school Parvez Samuel Koul
Gender Boys only
Campus Urban
Affiliation Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education

Tyndale Biscoe School is a school in Jammu and Kashmir in the heart of the summer capital Srinagar.[1] The school was founded in 1880 CE and is one of the oldest schools in Jammu and Kashmir.[citation needed] The school was started by Christian missionaries and was named after Canon Cecil Tyndale-Biscoe (1863–1949).[2] It still has affiliations with the Church Mission Society.

School organisation[edit]


Satlal Block - Main Block

The school is divided into four houses, named after mountain peaks in the Kashmir Valley.

  • Kolohai - Red
  • Harmukh - Yellow
  • Tatakuti - Blue
  • Mahadev - Green

Competitions between these houses are held. Points for different activities are thus allotted to the houses. The house scoring the most points at the end of the session is awarded the "Champion House Trophy".


The School is known in the valley to have an array of co-curricular activities. Tyndale Biscoe School was the first in the valley to have its well maintained swimming pool, with a state of the art technology.

Other activities include:

  • The Annual Cross Country Run(1st-12th)
  • Summer Camps(4th-9th and 11th)
  • The Mahadev Climb (Trek to a 3996m peak)10th class only.
  • The Zabarwan Climb
  • Annual Excursions
  • Debates, Seminars etc.
  • Skiing Courses
  • The School has recently re-introduced NSS
  • Regatta
  • Round the boats, One mile, Dal Cross competition and Inter-house Football & Basketball matches
  • High Altitude Camps

To name a few.


The school has its own NSS wing. The NSS wing is headed by Dr. Khwaja Irfan Ali of the +2 Department.

Sehal Masood and Munis Saleem under the supervision of Dr. Irfan Ali, reintroduced NSS in the School.[3]

The NSS department has been well received by the Staff and Administration alike. The unit plays an important role in the management of different events held in the School. Moreover, NSS conducts awareness programs, rallies, and social welfare campaigns. The NSS wing of the School thus after its inception by the said candidates has been the front runner among all other Private institutions of the Valley and continues to impact the socio-cultural construct of the student community. In 2015, few NSS volunteers from school organised a grand fundraising campaign for Flood victims of Kashmir entitled Taqdeer-e-Kashmir which aimed to raise funds for flood victims and to felicitate those young people who rescued flood hit people during the September 2014 Floods.


The school has five departments. The Activities of the departments are looked over by well experienced Head Of Departments.

All the Departments have well trained and educated teachers who look over the children and maintain contact with their Parents/Guardians.

Department Classes
Lower Primary Department. Nursery to II
Junior Department III to V
Middle Department VI to VIII
Senior Department IX and X
Higher Secondary (Science Stream only) XI and XII



  1. ^ Schools in Srinagar
  2. ^ "Biscoe [post Tyndale-Biscoe], Cecil Earle (BSCW882CE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ Source: TBMES
  4. ^ a b "Yasin Malik remembers Nadeem Khateeb on his anniversary". GreaterKashmir. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018. 
  5. ^ "Being Masrat Alam - includes Nazir Leharwal's Famous Quote 'Are you Ishfaq ?'". 
  6. ^ Fazili, Ehsan (9 May 2010). "The Doctor and a Civil Servant". The Tribune. Retrieved 2 June 2018. 

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