:: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
On the arrival to India in 1959, the main concern of H.H. Dalai Lama and government in exile was for the education of Tibetan children. There was about 5,000 children below the age of 16 in 1959. The education of children therefore received top priority in his talk with the then prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru in 1960. Under the stewardship of Pandit Nehru, a special education scheme was set up for Tibetan children. To achieve the objectives, the Tibetan schools society was set up in 1961 and in 1970, the society was retained at CTSA and since 1978 the chairmanship of governing body given to Joint secretary in Ministry of Human resource development, Govt. on India.
:: HISTORY OF CENTRAL SCHOOL FOR TIBETANS, DARJEELING
The school was set up in 1961 one year after Mussoorie had been opened. Initially the school was in the N.B. M. R. Building which belonged to Ministry of Defence and other rented buildings ‘Digpatia’, ‘Ray Villa ‘and ‘ Kailash ‘. The N.B.M.R. building had been taken over by the Society. By 1966 N.B.M.R. and been demolished and the new block with ten class rooms and a multi purpose hall constructed . Later the Administration constructed a three stored building which today house girls dormitory, dispensary, senior class rooms, science lab., dispensary, Music and Dance room. Later next to the old ten class rooms another building had come up meant for primary classrooms, and class VIII and IX. A quarter with five accommodation is the most recent building.
The school has one of the most beautiful locations. Established over a peaceful sprawling, green campus just below the Mall Rood, entire complex commands a breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga.
The first principal of the school Mr. Lhawang Paljor started the school with 30 students and 5 teachers in 1961. Over the year the school continued to grow a today there are 518 students with 42 staff.
The first batch of student appeared for All India Higher Secondary Examination with 11 students and all passed with colorful result. The school has consistently maintained a high academic standard with various co curricular activities like debates, elocution, poetry recitation, One Act Play, Essay, Skits ,dances etc. aiming at all round development personality development of the students.
Special emphasis is laid on preservation and promotion of Tibetan culture, protection of environment and inculcation of human values above all. Career Counseling too receives equal importance with trained staff with frequent visit of D-o-E, Dharamsala counselor. At present there are 518 students with 42 staff. The total number of boarder is 266 with 14 departments. Affiliated to C.B.S.E. the school offer courses in Commerce and Humanities.
- Location : Darjeeling, The Queen of Hills.
- Altitude : 2134 Meters.
- Year of Establishment : 1961
- Total area of Land : 1.9169 Acres
- First Batch of School Graduation : 1971 with 11 Students.
- Year of Introduction of Commerce Stream : 2002
- Opening year of Hospitality and Tourism : 2010
- Affiliation Status : Affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi.
- Affiliation Number : 2490001
- Code No. : 08419
- E-Mail : email@example.com
- Phone No. : 0354 2259686
- Fax No. : 0354 2254165
- Postal Address : Central School for Tibetans,
Bhanusarani, The Mall,
Darjeeling- 734101, (W.B) – INDIA