Jamshedpur, Feb. 13: Giving the much-needed academic boost to over 100-year-old Jagadish Chandra High School in Ghatsila, East Singhbhum, Tata Steel dedicated a science laboratory block to the school students and teachers.
Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice-President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, inaugurated the science block that houses well-equipped laboratories of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, along with toilets for boys and girls. The two-storied block covers over 6,400 sq. ft built-up area.
“The new block will be of great help for the science students as they will now be able to do their practical sessions easily,” said Mr. Sunil Bhaskaran.
Biren Bhuta, Chief, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Steel and Mr. S.N. Nandi, Head, Water & Civil Infrastructure, CSR, Tata Steel were also present on the occasion.
According to Chaitali Nath, Headmistress, Jagadish Chandra High School, the cradle was set up in 1898, and was declared a `Linguistic Minority High School’ in 1972.
Presently, over 1500 students are enrolled in the school. Over 60 per cent of the school students belong to SC/ST communities.
In the last three years, Jagadish Chandra High School has recorded a pass percentage of over 90% in high school exams.