La Martiniere for Boys

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La Martiniere for Boys is boarding school in Kolkata, West Bengal, India [1]

There is also a boarding school for girls located across the street.


Daily Schedule

Time Activity Time Activity
05:30 Rising Bell 13:25 Lunch
05:45 Chota Hazri 15:00-16:00 Prerp.
05:55 - 06:25 P.T 16:00 Tea
07:00 - 07:30 Prep. 16:10-17:00 Games
07:30 Breakfast 18:00-19:20 Prerp.
08:00-08:15 Assembly / Inspection 19:30 Dinner
08:15-08:20 Class Teacers Period 20:00-21:00 Prep.
08:20-11:00 Classes 21:00 Roll Call
11:00-11:20 Break 21:30 Lights Out
11:20-13:20 Classes


Early 2010 a 13 year old boys hanged himself while on a home-pass [2]. A Facebook group was created with the purpose to prove that the suicide was result of harassment from the principal [3]

This facility used
corporal punishment

June 2010 the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has ruled that Rouvanjit Rawla was driven to suicide by La Martiniere [4]

October 2010 the principal and three teachers were arrested with a charge of abetment of suicide of a class VIII. They were granted bail [5]

The investigation further revealed that there had been use of corporal punishment regardless that it has been outlawed [6]. June 18 the school’s board of governors decided to obey the law 10 years after the Supreme Court banned it [7].

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  1. The boarding school on Google maps
  2. Shadow of fear in boy death, The Telegraph (India), February 14 , 2010
  3. Justice for Rouvanjit Rawla, Facebook
  4. Rouvanjit suicide case: NCPCR finds La Martiniere school guilty, The Times of India, June 11, 2010
  5. Rouvanjit Rawla suicide: Kolkata La Martiniere principal and teachers held, get bail, India Today, October 4, 2010
  6. City NGOs join hand to spread awareness on corporal punishment, New Kerala, October 9, 2010
  7. La Martiniere bans caning, 10 yrs after SC did, Hindustan Times, June 18, 2010