Hooghly Madrasa Know About Hooghly Madrasa

The Board of Revenue in 1817 founded a Madrasa at an amount of Rs.6000/- payable out of the Trust fund left by Haji Mohammad Mohsin, the madrasa at Hooghly become, in course of time , the most important centre of Islamic learning in the District. From August 1818 it came under Govenment management, But the leading feature in the first 20 years of the Government management, was the growth of a considerable securities. On 1821 the property was settled in patni tenures, that is to say tenures subject to a government rent fixed in perpetuity, and about 6,00,000 ( Six Lac ) of rupees were received on this account. As however the suit questioning the validity of this title was then pending in the Privy Council, it was made a condition that of that suit were lost, and the new owner fefused to confirm the patni, the purchase money should be included with interest. To meet this possible change the proceed of the patni sale were invested in Government Security, and the interest being added as it amount to the original principal, a capital sum of about ten lac were accomulated.

In 1897 it had 166 students and government expenditure in it was Rs.2375/-. Writing in 1951, about the Sate Education in West Bengal for the period of 1942-1947, Snemoi Datta nad subodh Chandra Sengupta wrote " Madresa education was imparted through different channels. There was the reformed schemes in which the Junior Madrasa stage from Class v to Class vI was controlled by the Department of Education and the Higher Madrasa stages from class vII to class x was controlled by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dacca. At the end of this a student might join an intermediate College under the Calcutta University, but he would more naturally go the an Islamic Intermediate College of which West Bengal had only one.The Government Intermediate College at Chinsurah, Hooghly which had a lean existence with only 33 pupils as against 36 in 1942. The total expenditure here was 19,405/- of which Rs.18732/- came from provisional revenues.