About Mother Institute

In the last quarter of the nineteenth Century about a Kilometre down the Sonth from Poramatala, the Commercial hub of Nabadwip town, in the tranquil ambience of a Calm and quiet locality, now known as Nandipara, there stood a cluster of thatched rooms near a Bakultree; In day time the locality reverberated with the voices of Children chanting in chorus the multiplication table or reciting poems. It was officially known as Nabadwip Banga Vidyalay but the Bakultree became part and parcel of this institution and people caued it Bakultala School . It was subsequently convered to Nabadwip Bakultala M.E. School and it made a steady progress under the able guidance of its secretary Sri Ramdas Mukhopadhyay, retired Deputy Inspector of Schools. The School functioned as an M.E. School till 1922 when the increasing urge for higher education among a very large section of the populace prompted the Managing Committee of the School to adopt a resolution to upgrade the school into a full fledged High School. The then British rulers of the country were not genuinely interested in the spread of education but they were not apathetic either. Their main concern being merely to turn out some English educated people who would help them to run the administration of the country, they did hardly anything besides providing for lump grant to affiliated schools the management of which was left to private bodies that had to bear the entire financial burden of construction, maintenance and repair of building and payment of salary to the staff. IIt may well be imagined how difficult it is to implement the decision of upgrading the school in the absence of any encouragement from the Government. The immediate problem before the Managing committee was to make an adequate provision for accommodation of students. The ramshackle building of the M.E. School was incapable of expansion either horizontally or vertically. So the construction of a super structure on a new plot of land was the most urgent need. Added to it was the problem of attracting qualified and efficient teachers and of making regular payment of salary. Last but not the least was the need for luring students from other Schools as the guardians being naturally apprehensive of the future of the School, were reluctant to send their wards to such a school.