COOCH BEHAR PANCHANAN BARMA UNIVERSITY, has been named after the great social reformer Thakur Panchanan Barma. Panchanan Barma, also known as Thakur Panchanan and Roy Saheb, was a Rajbanshi leader and reformer from Cooch Behar. He established Kshatriya Sabha in order to inculcate Brahminical values and practices among the people from Rajbanshi community in this region in particular, and in Bengal in general. Thakur Panchanan Barma (1866 – 1935) was born at Khalisamari village in erstwhile Cooch Behar State. He graduated from Victoria College, Cooch Behar – which was then affiliated with the University of Calcutta – with an honours in Sanskrit in 1893. Later he passed MA and LLB in 1897 and 1898 respectively from the same university.