Government of West Bengal has constructed 9 (nine) residential schools for ST students in the districts of Bankura, Purulia, Burdwan, Paschim Medinipur, Purba Medinipur and Alipurduar from Class V-XII in the name of Pundit Raghunath Murmu, eminent cultural reformer and inventor of "Olchiki" script for the Santali language. These are Government sponsored Bengali-medium residential Schools recognized by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education. All 9 (nine) Schools have been recognized and started functioning. The Schools are managed and run by the School Education Department for which entire support of infrastructure was provided by the TD Department. There are 18 hostels (9 boys & 9 girls) which are managed by the T.D. Department. These hostels have been given the status of 'Ashram Hostels'. Hostel charges @1000/- per student per month for 12 months is allotted in favour of students. In addition, they are also given Rs. 1500/- p.a. for bedroll, garments etc.

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Name of the school


Pandit Raghunath Murmu Abasik School (PRMAS) at Chatri under Raipur Block, Bankura


PRMAS at Nangla under Chhatna Block In Bankura


PRMAS at Aushgram -I Block In B urdwan District


PRMAS at Burdwan, Fuljhore, Durgapur


PRMAS at Purulia, Baghmundi, Purulia


PRMAS at Dakshin Satali, Kalchini Block, Alipurduar


PRMAS at Talberia, Santuri Block, Purulia.


PRMAS at Nayabasat, Garhbeta III, Paschim Medinipur


PRMAS at Ratulia, Purba Medinipur