Women education is paramount to develop the society and keeping this in mind, Major
Baman Das Basu a Philanthropist doctor and highly renowned scholars, founded Jagat Taran School,
one of the earliest girls school of Allahabad, named after his sister and brother-in-law
Jagat Mohini and Taran Chandra Das in the year 1919.
He was ably assisted in this noble mission by some of the most distinguished luminaries of Allahabad
who shared their vision for educating the girls of poor and middle class families.
Sir P.C.Banerjee (the then Judge of Allahabad High Court), Prof. Neel Ratan Dhar, Head of
Chemistry Department, University of Allahabad (Founder of the Sheila Dhar Institute
of Soil Science, named after his wife), Dr. Surendra Nath Sen, Prof. Lalit Mohan
Kar, Shri Narendra Nath Sen, Dr. Sudhindra Nath Basu, Prof. Nalin Bihari Mitra,
Shri Nanda Kishore Mukherjee, Shri Nagendra Nath Sanyal, Shri Hari Mohan Roy, Shri
Mahendra Nath Lahiri, Shri Nand Lal Sinha and Mrs. Banerjee (wife of Mr. Justice
Lalit Mohan Banerjee) were instrumental in the starting of the institution.
Moving from strength to strength, the school completed fifty years, enjoying the coveted
position of the best girl’s institution of the city under the High School and Intermediate
Board of U.P.
To commemorate this important milestone the Jagat Taran Golden Jubilee
School, a co-educational English Medium school was founded in the early seventies.
Under the dynamic stewardship of Ms. Surabhi Sinha (founder Prinicipal) who
retired after a glorious innings as Principal of Jagat Taran Inter College (initially
up to class VIII), the school got affiliation from the CBSE to start class X
and thereafter to start class XII in the mid-nineties, in the Arts, Science and
Not content with school education only, the Jagat Taran Education
Society Management now expanded its wings and established a degree college now-
the Jagat Taran Girls’ Degree College affiliated to the University of Allahabad.
Mean while a separate nursery school had also taken shape.
The Purva Madhyamik or
Junior High School wing of the parent institution was relocated to the same premises
and the Education society now caters to the entire gamut of educational needs of
the citizens- from the nursery to the degree level – a light house of education,
standing tall and proud.