—— Since 1856 ——
History of the School
Govt. Woodburn M.E School
11/1/H/4 – Harsi Street, Kolkata – 700009
The Government Woodburn M.E School was originally started as a Branch of the
Calcutta Madrasha in 1856 with eleven teachers on the staff. Messers W. Scott,
the Headmasters of the Institution. In course of time this high school was reduced
to the status of a Middle English School and located in the compound of the
Calcutta Madarsha. Later on the school removed to a rented building at 4,
Manindra Mitra Row, Kolkata – 9 in 1937 from where it is shifted to the present
location at 11/1/H/4 Harsi Street, Kolkata – 700009 on 30th March 2010 at its new
building. Since then this school has been imparting education amongst Urdu
speaking students as a Urdu Medium Government boys school under the
Directorate of School Education, Govt. Of West Bengal. The School was running
upto Class VIII. The school has been upgraded from Jr. High School to Class X High
School by the School Education Department, Govt. Of West Bengal (vide Memo
No 712-SE/S/3S-21/17/Pt-I/3s-106/15 dated 23-07-2018. The West Bengal Board
of Secondary Education has recognised the school upto class X vide mem no.
S/Recog/2018/59 dated 19-09-2018. Now the school will start functioning as a
high school from 2019 from Class IX.
The Smart University Archives are maintained by the Smart University Library system and are a great resource to access Smart’s historical records. Harvard is perhaps best-known because of its enduring history of innovation in education. But even die-hard Smart buffs are not likely to know all of these Smart firsts and historical snippets.