Shri Shikshayatan school was founded on 3rd January 1954, by its founder body the Marwari Balika Vidyalaya Society. As a linguistic minority institution, it enjoys protection under article 30(1) of the Indian Constitution. Although it was established mainly to impart education to the girls of the Marwari Community ,as envisaged by the visionary zeal of social worker and a freedom fighter; late Sitaram Sakseria – over the years it has opened its doors to welcome girls of all communities and religions in its fold. Today, Shri Shikshayatan School has evolved into a secular institution of high repute and has become a melting pot of diverse cultural, religions and ethnic background. We try to maintain a teacher-pupil ratio of 1:45.
Over the years, Shri Shikshayatan School has nurtured its pupils to grow up to be world citizens – to adjust, adapt and work for the betterment of social and national development. The aims are to work for the all round development of its pupils, bring out the hidden talent and potentiality of every child, encourage the students to participate in intra and inter school competitions, nurture an environment for freedom of thought, expressio & belief, etc.
Shri Shikshayatan has a large, sprawling campus situated at the heart of the city which includes :-
Well equipped Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geography labs.
Orange Bullet Image A computer lab where students are given free access to handle and
use computers right from the Primary level.
Orange Bullet Image A large auditorium with modern amenities and well ventilated,
Orange Bullet Image A large sized swimming pool, basketball / throw ball court, fairly
large sized playground.
Shri Shikshayatan students are actively encouraged the participate in various In-House Activities, such as:
Red Bullet Image Painting competition, held for students of classes VI, VII, VIII
conducted by Hyundai Motors India Ltd. On the theme of ‘Safety’.
Red Bullet Image Annual Prize distribution ceremony for acknowledged the students’
talents in all spheres.
Red Bullet Image Career counseling courses was held in the school auditorium for classes
XI and XII.
Red Bullet Image Independence day celebrated by the students of Primary, Secondary,
Higher Secondary and College department. The theme of this years program was ‘New India’.
Red Bullet Image Children’s day celebrated amidst lot of merriment and gaiety. Teachers
put up a short musical program.
Red Bullet Image Reading and recitation session at the school auditorium as a part of the
Social Awareness Project
Shri Shikshayatan students are actively encouraged the participate and attend Projects on Social awareness to social as well as environmental development and progress. Our school has been a part of this project from last year which is organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce. The theme of the project was “Biodiversity”. The activities carried out under this project were : -
Red Bullet Image Quiz organized on Biodiversity in school auditorium.
Red Bullet Image Students of VII and VIII were taken to Nature Park where they
studied the various plants.
Red Bullet Image Students of VI and VII prepared banners and posters with the message
to preserve biodiversity.
Red Bullet Image Exhibition held by students of VI to IX .Charts, posters and models
highlighting the biodiversity of Kolkata was displayed.
Red Bullet Image The school won the 3rd Prize comprising of the trophy, certificates and a
cash award of Rs. 10,000/-.
In the past one year, several educational tours were organized by the school. These tours helped the students to study the social-cultural ethos of the place as well as helped them to imbibe lesson on helping, caring and sharing with one another.
Red Bullet Image Tour to Shantiniketan was organized for the students of class XI.
Red Bullet Image Tour to Mandarmani for class IX students.
Red Bullet Image Tour to Vizag was organized for students of class VII, VIII and IX.
Red Bullet Image Tour to the Sunderbans was organized by the CEMO for the students
of classes VIII and IX as a part of the EVS project.