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the English class just before the examinations. The very same students come again to be admitted at the beginning of the next session. There is another circumstance which causes great confusion, which is that one English class is constituted of students of various Sanscrit classes. Take, for instance, the components of the third and fourth classes. The third class consists of 13 boys, 4 of whom belong to the Smriti class, 1 to the Nyaya, 1 to the Alankara, 3 to the third grammar class, and 4 to the fourth grammar class. The fourth class consists of 33 boys, 2 of whom belong to the Alankara class, 5 to the Sahitya, 2 to the first Grammar class, 6 to the second, 10 to the third, 6 to the fourth, and 2 to the fifth grammar class. From the circumstance of students of various Sanscrit classes coming to attend the English class, it becomes altogether a difficult affair to secure regular attendance in the latter. Again, the study of English being optional, some portion only of each Sanscrit class are students in the English department. Such students, particularly those from the lower classes, cannot go on with their Sanscrit studies with that degree of attention which the non- -English reading students can. But the studies of the class being the same with all, the progress in both the languages is greatly impeded.

* The English department, if continued to be conducted in this irregular style, is not expected to be productive of any satisfactory results. After the creation of the English department in this Institution a similar irregular mode of conducting it rendered it useless, which caused its abolition by the late General Committee of Public Instruction. If better arrangements be not made, the present English department will also become useless.

“ Under the above considerations, I beg leave to suggest the following arrangement, which, I am persuaded, if steadily pursued, will be productive of beneficial results. The arrangement I would propose is as follows:

“ The students should not be allowed to commence English till they have acquired some proficiency in the Sanscrit language : the pupils of the same Sanscrit class shall go on with the same English studies : the study of English instead of being optional be compulsory; should there be any one very unwilling to be taught in English, he be given to understand that he will not be allowed to commence English at any subsequent stage of his Sanscrit study, as to create for him alone a separate class is altogether out of the question.

“ Under the proposed system of Sanscrit study, the students of the Sahitya class, it is assumed, will be well acquainted with the Sanscrit language. Therefore I beg leave to propose that the study of English be commenced in the Alankara class. In that case the students will be able to devote to the study of English nearly double the time they do now; and their minds, having received culture, they will not have to begin with such trite subjects as young beginners are obliged to commence with. From the Alankara class to the last year of study in the College is some 7 or 8 years and a diligent student in the course of that period will have ample opportunity of making himself familiar with English language and literature. 8. “Another very important circumstance I beg to bring to the notice

of the Council. The fifth grammar professor, pundit Fifth Grammar Kasinath Tarkapanchanana, is not quite equal to dis,

charge the duties of his class. He is an old pundit and seems to be in his dotage. He is altogether unacquainted with that discipline which is absolutely required for so young a class as his. Being an old man, he will not bear to be directed, as is usual with all pundits of his age.

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" From all these circumstances his class is the most irregular of all. Therefore I beg leave to propose that he be placed in charge of the library with his present salary, rupees 40 a month, and the present librarian, Pundit Grish Chundra Vidyaratna, a very distinguished ex-student of the institution, be appointed to the chair of the fifth grammar professor with his present salary rupees 30 a month, to be raised to rupees 40 when a favorable opportunity offers.

9. “ With regard to the promotion of boys from one class to another, Promotions.

the present practice of the College is to keep them in

each class for the allotted number of years, and send them at the expiration of the time to the higher class, without any consideration as to the degree of their acquirements.

“ Under this arrangement it so happens that a student, notwithstanding he may have finished his course in the class, is not allowed to join the higher one if he has not finished his allotted years, whilst another, let him be how deficient soever in the studies of the class, is promoted to the higher elass, simply if he has merely completed the prescribed time. Therefore I beg leave to propose that promotions take place on the principle of merit, not years : only with this limitation, that no one will be allowed to remain in the College beyond the period prescribed by the scholarship rules. I am persuaded that under this arrangement all students above mediocrity will finish their collegiate course of study in less than the time now prescribed.

The laxity of general discipline in the institution at present is

notorious. Discipline.

It is highly desirable that strict and steady

attention should be paid to ensure regularity of attendance, to put a stop to students constantly leaving their classes on trivial pretences, and to prevent needless noise, talking and general confusion. There is no inherent cause whatever why the discipline in this College should not be equal to that which obtains in any English institution. The same methods require only to be enacted and enforced.

“ In conclusion, I beg leave to observe, that the changes now proposed by me in the system of the College are the results of a long and anxious consideration of the subject. They are extensive-but I have endeavoured to select only those which are absolutely necessary for the efficiency of the institution, and which are quite practicable. Should the Council be pleased to adopt these suggestions, I have sanguine hopes that the happy and speedy results, under an efficient and steady supervision, will be, that the College will become a seat of pure and profound Sanscrit learning, and at the same time a nursery of improved Vernacular literature, and of teachers thoroughly qualified to disseminate that literature amongst the masses of their fellow-countrymen.”

Pundit Joynarain Tarkapanchanan, professor of logic, exaExamination of mined the first and second grammar Grammar Classes. classes. His report is as follows:

“ There are 26 boys in the first class. They study Bhatti Kávya ; the following is a list of the boys deserving of prizes : 1. Krishnacomul.

4. Nobinchandra.
2. Beedhoobhoo Shun. 5. Shohayram.
3. Kallidhone.

6. Muttyloll.

“ The second class consists of 37 boys, they have finished Moogdhabodha Byakarana. The following is a list of the prize boys : 1. Krishnanatb.

4. Dinnobundhu. 2. Gourisunkar.

5. Banimadhub. 3. Kedarnath.

6. Ramraton. “ In conclusion, I beg leave to state that I have been highly pleased with the progress of the boys examined, and with the zeal and ability shown by the pundits in the dischage of their duties."

Pundit Dwarakanath Vidyabhusen, the second professor of grammar, examined the third, fourth, fifth and sixth grammar classes, and reported as follows:

“ The third class consists of 39 boys. They read Moogdhabodha Byakarana. The following is a list of the prize boys belonging to this class : 1. Sitanath.

4. Dwarakanath. 2. Kaliprasanna.

5. Shyamacharn. 3. Madangopal.

6. Brajendra.

7. Shamsoondar. " This class has acquitted itself very creditably; Sitanath, the boy first in the list, seemed to be remarkably clever in his answers.

“ The fourth class consists of 39 boys. They study Moogdhabodha Byakarana. The following is a list of the boys deserving of prizes: 1. Ramcoomar.

4. Oopendhernath. 2. Umbeekacharn.

5. Kedarnath. 3. Kalliprasanna.

6. Sreenath. “ The boys of this class have passed a very fair and highly satisfactory examination.

“ The fifth class consists of 34 boys. They read Moogdhabodha Byakarana. The following is a list of the prize boys: 1. Banymadhub.

3. Rajkrishna. 2. Kedarnath.

4. Joynarain.

5. Kallichurn. “ This class has rendered every satisfaction to the examiner. “ The sixth or the last class consists of 35 boys. They read Byaka

These are the boys deserving of prizes:
1. Koylashchandra. | 2. Ramkhetra.

3. Dharmadas. “ In conclusion, I beg leave to state that the pundits of the classes examined by me seem to have taken great care in training up their pupils, and have shown great zeal in the discharge of their respective duties. Prankristna Vidyasagor, the pundit of the fourth class, is deserving of special notice for his zeal and ability as a teacher.”

According to the recommendation of the examiners, prizes of books have been awarded to the deserving students.

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The scholarship examinations were conducted by Major

G. T. Marshall, Secretary and Examiner Scholarship to the College of Fort William, whose Examinations.

report is annexed :

“ The examination occupied 11 days, from the 12th to the 25th of September, the two departments, senior and junior, being examined separately. Two tabular statements embracing the results of the examinations, one for each department, are forwarded herewith.

" The general impression from the examination of the exercises is, that all parties have attended with much labour and zeal to their respective duties, and that each subject of study has received due consideration.

" Among the students, special praise is due to Ramkumal Sharma (1st) and Ramgati Sharma of the senior department, and to Jadunath Sharma of the junior department. Ramgati Sharma gave, on this occasion, his first examination in the senior department, and yet he stands second on the list. Jadunath Sharma, who gave this time his first scholarship examination, ranks first on the junior list."

The questions and the tabular statements of the general results of the scholarship examinations are annexed as Appendixes Nos. 1 and 2, and with reference thereto, the following distribution of scholarships have been made for the ensuing session :

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No. of Marks on
Junior Scholar

ship Papers. Rs. Shrimant Sharma,

(Retains)

208

8 Grishchandra Gupta,

(Retains

202

8 Saradaprasad Sharma,

(Retains,) ...

195

8 Somanath Sharma,...

(Retains,

193

8 Deenanath Sharma,

(Retains,) ...

190

8 Shyamacharn Sharma,

(Retains)

178

8 Neellohita Sharma,

(Retains,) ...

175

8 Jadunath Sharma,

(Gains,)

227

8 Pitembar Sharma,

Gains)

191

8 Kantichandra Sharma,

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179

8 Shyamacharn Sharma,

(Gains)

169

8 Kedarnath Sharma,

(Gains,)

168

0 Trilochan Sharma,

Gains)

161

0 Ramanath Sharma,

Entitled,)

152

0 Ramsadaya Sharma,

(Entitled,)

150 Shyamacharn Sharma,

(Entitled,

149 Kailasnath Sharma,

Entitled)

139

0 Chandicharn Sharma,...

(Entitled,)

135 Grishchandra Sharma,

Entitled)

133 Chandramohan,

(Entitled)

128 Joygopal Sharma,

Entitled,

126 Shyamacharn Gupta,...

(Entitled,)

125

0 The general examination of the English department was

conducted by Mr. R. Jones, head Examination of the English Department.

master of the Hindu College, who

observes as follows: “The students possess but a limited knowledge of the subjects in which they were examined. It appears, however, that only one hour a day is given to the study of English, and that some of the students have lately joined the English classes. Taking these circumstances into account, the result of the examination may be considered as on the whole satisfactory."

According to the examiner's recommendation, prizes in books have been awarded to the following meritorious students:

FIRST CLASS. 1. Ramkumal.

12. Saradacharn.

SECOND CLASS.
1. Dwarkanath Banerjea. | 2. Gourishankar.

THIRD CLASS.
1. Ramgati,

12. Satyanath.

FOURTH CLASS.
1. Grishchandra Gupta. | 2. Ramchandra Moitra.

FIFTH CLASS.
1. Shamacharn.

| 2. Harishchandra.

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