Chakdaha Ramlal Academy is the cultural and educational heart of Chakdaha and her neighbouring area. Presumably the Middle English School in the early eighties of the 19th century appeared as ‘Benimadhab Institution’, a High English School in 1907 to the west of Chakdaha Railway Station, in a single storey pucca building consisting of one big hall (later known as Benimadhab Memorial Hall) flanked by two rooms each to its east and west in the land of Sinha family of Kanthalpuli. In the year 1910 the school got a vital change and named Chakdaha Ramlal Academy to commemorate the name of ‘Ramlal Singha’ who donated nearly ten thousand rupees. Students and staff from distant places came here and often they had to stay in school hostel.
In 1911 the institution got recognition as a X-class school and first batch of the students of the school appeared in the Entrance Examination in the same year. The jubilant local youths and dedicated staff of the school dreamt of a bright future of the school. Co-operation showered upon her from every sphere of society. With the partition of India in 1947 the roll strength of the school rose higher and higher. For this in the fifties another campus with playground came into figure at ‘Taltala’, about half kilometer away from the main building. In 1957, the Golden Jubilee year, the school was upgraded as a higher secondary (class XI) school with diversified courses (Humanities and science stream; later in 1966 the commerce stream was introduced). In January 1976 the XI-class scheme was dropped and new X+2 schemes were introduced in the school with permission to run co-education at the Higher Secondary level.
Subjects taught: Bengali (A), English (B), physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, biological science, philosophy, history, political science, Sanskrit, geography, economics, computer application, accountancy, business organization, business economics including mathematics, economic geography.
Vocational training has also been introduced a few years back.
Computer Literacy Training Programme (CLTP) is going on for the students of class V to VIII.