In 1920, the Indian scenario of women education was quite depressing owing to the tremendous lack of social awareness. To popularize the concept of educating young girls and to meet the growing need of providing quality education at a reasonable cost to girl students, a small but progressive school, Marwari Balika Vidyalaya, with classes only till Standard IV, was established in 1920 in Burrabazar, under the stewardship of Shri Ghanshyamdas Birla and Shri Jugalkishore Birla by a body of enlightened members of the Rajasthani community settled in Kolkata.
3rd January 1954 saw the genesis of Shri Shikshayatan School. It is the dream child of its founder body Marwari Balika Vidyalaya Society. This is a school dedicated to the education of girl students by ensuring simultaneous development of the Spirit, Mind and Body. Since then, the school has grown in all dimensions to become a pre-eminent institution of academic excellence in the city of Kolkata. Nurtured carefully since then, the Society went on to expand its educational activities and started two more institutions – Shri Shikshayatan School and Shri Shikshayatan College at 11, Lord Sinha Road, Kolkata-700 071. Both these institutions have earned acclaim over the years to become premier educational institutions in Kolkata, due to the untiring dedication of Late Sitaramji Seksaria and Late Bhagirathmalji Kanoria, two of the esteemed Trustees of the Society. Shri Shikshayatan School is a centre for providing quality education keeping in mind the rich and diverse heritage of India.
“Tammasya Ma Jyotirgamya”
To impart value based education to students so that they are competent to handle global challenges.
To create a congenial child friendly environment in which each pupil develops her intellectual ability, interpersonal skills, creative energy, a spirit of empathy to develop a global perspective which will enhance the students potential to create global citizens and give them a head start in life.
It is our objectives to ensure that in a safe, tranquil, stimulating and intellectually challenging environment, all students shall have ample opportunity to
Acquire habits of curiosity, reflection, mental flexibility, independence and self-discipline.
Attain skills and attitudes which will fit them for life in the rapidly changing world of a
Fulfill their academic, cultural, sporting and social potential, including the achievement of
Maintain openness and respect in the face of racial, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity.
Develop a confident understanding of what they and other individuals can and should
achieve for themselves, for the environment and forInternational Society.