History – Our Foot Prints

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 Prayagraj, 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 Prayagraj who shared their vision for educating the girls of poor and middle class families. Sir P.C.Banerjee (the then Judge of Prayagraj High Court), Prof. Neel Ratan Dhar, Head of Chemistry Department, University of Prayagraj (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 Commerce streams.

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 Prayagraj. 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.