Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University

University Name Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University
Type of University State University
University Contact Number 03582 229 030
Official Website
UG Courses B.A./B.Sc./B.Com  (Honours and General)
PG Courses LL.M, M.Com, M.Sc, MA, Ph.D
Address Vivekananda Street, Near Pilkhana, Cooch Behar, West Bengal 736101
Location Cooch Behar, West Bengal
Affiliated By UGC
Founded 2012


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COOCH BEHAR PANCHANAN BARMA UNIVERSITY, A has been named after the great social reformer Thakur Panchanan Barma. Panchanan Barma, also known as Thakur Panchanan and Roy Saheb, was a Rajbanshi leader and reformer from Cooch Behar. He established Kshatriya Sabha in order to inculcate Brahminical values and practices among the people from Rajbanshi community in this region in particular, and in Bengal in general. Thakur Panchanan Barma (1866 – 1935) was born at Khalisamari village in erstwhile Cooch Behar State. He graduated from Victoria College, Cooch Behar – which was then affiliated with the University of Calcutta – with an honours in Sanskrit in 1893. Later he passed MA and LLB in 1897 and 1898 respectively from the same university.

At the very outset I pay my tributes to the legendary personality of Panchanan Barma, the renowned educationist and social reformer of Cooch-Behar. His mission was to spread education throughout, but particularly among the Rajbanshi community. This university has been set up to materialize his values and wisdom.

I feel that learning through rational thinking empowers one to be an independent thinker. Swamiji realized that the Nation’s future depends on its people, their education and character. According to him, “Education is not the amount of information we put into your brain. We must have life building, man making, character making and assimilation of ideas”. It is important to craft a mission that would help to identify a common ground to inspire the students to think rationally. This will be of great value for intellectual growth, discovery and creativity. It requires research orientation and robust approaches to foster knowledge sharing within the institute and with other national institutes. Not long ago, I read the book “Unended quest”, an autobiography of an Austro-British philosopher Karl Popper. I liked the spirit of his idea that for anything to qualify as knowledge, it had to be an open examination and carry the risk of being disproved by the critics. Therefore it is important that the students take part in open debates in their own disciplines and also on the contemporary issues. It is also important to invite outstanding personalities of different disciplines for interaction with young minds to exchange ideas and in turn to empower the students with new knowledge.

Faculty In Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University

  • Prof. J.c Bose (Vice Chancellor)
  • Prof. Dilip Kumar Roy (Professor)
  • Dr. Jyoti Prosad Roy (Associate Professor)
  • Dr. Bijay Kumar Sarka (Assistant Professor)
  • Mr. Abhijit Mandal (Assistant Professor)
  • Smt. Dipanwita Dasgupta (Assistant Professor)
  • Ms. Rita Chaudhary (Assistant Professor)
  • Dr. Saunak Samajdar (Professor)

Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University Affiliated Colleges List:

Name of the College and Address

  1. A.B.N Seal College
  2. Vashistha Institute for North Bengal and North East Developmental Studies
  3. Cooch Behar College
  4. Thakur Panchanan Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  5. Dinhata College
  6. Mathabhanga College
  7. Baneswar Sarathibala Mahavidyalaya
  8. Ghoksadanga Birendra Mahavidyalaya
  9. Bakshirhat Mahavidyalaya
  10. Dewanhat College
  11. Madhusudan Hore Mahavidyalaya
  12. Netaji Subhas Mahavidyalaya
  13. Mekliganj College
  14. Sitalkuchi College
  15. Government College of Physical Education for Women, Dinhata
  16. Tufanganj Mahavidyalay


Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University  was founded in 2012 by UGC.


The university is situated in Vivekananda Street, Near Pilkhana, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.

About Campus:

The university offers 14 subjects of PG such as History, English,Hindi,Geography, Political Science,Sanskrit,Education,Mathematics, Law, Physics, Chemistry, Philosophy and Zoology.

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