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Literal meaning is school (Paath=lesson+shala=sacred space).

Owing to the presence of public and convent schools Paathshalas have acquired a 'school for the unpolished' status.
Indiscipline and hooliganism are the order of Paathshalas.The products of Paathsalas lack refinement of any sort. (As percieved by convent and public school types).

Subjects such as Moral sciene and SUPW are rarely taught at paathshalas

Usage

Head Girl : Why are you all shouting like junglees ?I will tell to Maam.This is a convent school..If you can't maintain decorum and discipline,join a paathshala
Added 2011-11-30 by Behenjigaga