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M. P. Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School

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M.P.Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School is a school in Kolkata
Kolkata
Kolkata , formerly known as Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River, it was the commercial capital of East India...

, West Bengal
West Bengal
West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India and is the nation's fourth-most populous. It is also the seventh-most populous sub-national entity in the world, with over 91 million inhabitants. A major agricultural producer, West Bengal is the sixth-largest contributor to India's GDP...

, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

. It has around 2,700 students. It is coeducational and teaches in English. The school started in 1988.

The principal of the school is Mr. Herbert George, who started his tenure in the year 1989. It is located in James Long Sarani, Behala, Kolkata. It follows the CISCE
Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations is a private, non-governmental board of school education in India. It conducts two examinations in India: the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education and the Indian School Certificate...

 board of education. The school followed CBSE before switching to CISCE.

It is run by the M.P. Birla Group
M.P Birla Group
M.P Birla Group controls substantial assets of the Birla Group. It also has interests in the other companies of the Birla family by way of investments in their equities.The M. P. Birla Group is one of the leading industrial Groups in India...

, the philanthropic wing of the Birla family
Birla family
The Birla family is one of the foremost business houses in India. The fore-father of the Birla family is Shiv Narain Birla, a member of the Marwari community from Pilani, in the westerly state of Rajasthan. He moved to Bombay around 1857 to establish a trading house. His son, Baldeodas Birla moved...

.

Activities

  • The school organises a 2-day exhibition cum fete every January which is attended by students, alumni, parents, teachers and staff. It is run at the weekend which ensures maximum participation. This event alternates with the school cultural program "Utkarsh".
  • The name of the annual fest is Matrix, in August or September. It started in 1999.
  • The school has a registered charitable organisation SPARSH, which organizes an annual interschool basketball tournament HOOPS.

  • Along with the students of south point,the students of M.P.Birla judge city pandals during Durga Puja.The event is called "M.P.Birla Puja Utkarsh Samman".
  • An Annual Sports Day is held during the winter season.

School Prayer


The prayers sung in the school assembly are:-
  • Yaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Shakti Rupena Samsthita, Namastasyai, Namastasyai, Namastasyai Namo Namaha, Yaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Shanti Rupena Samsthita, Namastasyai, Namastasyai, Namastasyai Namo Namaha, Yaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu VIDHYA Rupena Samsthita, Namastasyai, Namastasyai, Namastasyai Namo Namaha
  • Vakratunda mahakaya surya koti sama prabha nirvighnam kurume deva sarva karyesu sarvada...
  • Asato ma sad gamaya, tamaso ma jyotir gamaya, mrtyor mamrtam gamaya...
  • Tumhi ho Mata, Pita Tumhi ho, Tumhi ho bandhu, sakha Tumhi ho...
  • Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram...

School Pledge
Indian National Pledge
The Indian National Pledge is an oath of allegiance to the Republic of India. It is commonly recited by Indians in unison at public events, especially in schools, and during the Independence Day and Republic Day Celebrations.-Origin:...



India is my country, all Indians are my brothers and sisters.
I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.
I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
I shall give my parents, teachers and all elders respect and treat everyone with courtesy.
To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion.
In their well-being and prosperity alone lies my happiness.

Campus


The campus has a football field, a basketball field, a back field which houses the volley court, and facilities for volleyball and badminton.
  • The school has an air conditioned assembly hall.
  • The school has physics, chemistry, biology and computer laboratories .
  • The school has a music cum dance room.
  • The school also has a language room.

Faculty


Special classes are provided to the weak students, who fail to come up to the school standards. Students who fail to meet the academic standards are provided with mentor teachers who monitor their performanceand visit their house to interact with parents.
List of teachers in school
Years in school Name Subject taught Notes
1988 - Moon Moon Mukherjee History
1988 - Dr.Susmita Duari Physics
2004 - Lipika Guha Geography / Economics
1995 - Partha Pratim Pal Physics
1995 - M. Chacko Baby Maths
1988 - Anirudh Chaterjee English
1996 - Shampa Das Accounts
1988 - Purnima Chatterjee Chemistry
1988 - Samir Chatterjee Physical Training Instructor
1988 - Debamita Adhikary Biology and Others
2005 - Chandreyee Chatterjee English
1988 - Srabani Sengupta Geography
1988 - Aparna Chakroborty Computer
2006 - Rumela Roy English
1988 - Smita Mukherjee Geography
1988 - Mousumi Phatak Chemistry and Maths
1993 - Rishi Raj Maity Physics, Maths
1988 - Parvati Subramaniam History, English
Soma Bhargav SUPW
1988 - Bishnupriya Bandyopadhyay Bengali
1988 - 2005 Anindita Banerjee Maths Vice-Principal Apeejay School Kolkata
Apeejay School Kolkata
Apeejay School, Kolkata,is in the state of West Bengal, India. The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education , New Delhi. Initially the school offered classes in Nursery, Kindergarten and classes up to IV standard...

2008- Soma Sengupta Chemistry
Mudhumita Dasgupta Maths
Madumita Shyam English
2002 - 2004 Sundari Das English
1988 - 2005 Alamelu Narayanan SUPW
1996 - 2002 Anurekha Borkakoti Economics
Rijul Banerjee
1988- Tapas Kumar Saha P.T
Kaberi Roy Commerce
Soham Das

Alumni


Notable alumni include:

Media, arts and entertainment
  • Anupam Roy
    Anupam Roy
    Anupam Roy is an Indian, Bengali lyricist, composer and singer who is best known for his song Amake amar moto thakte dao from Autograph . Anupam has written and composed more than 150 Bengali songs.-Early life:Born and brought up in Calcutta, Anupam completed his schooling from St...

     - Singer
  • Sayantani Ghosh - Television Actress


Politics
  • Abhishek Banerjee
    Abhishek Banerjee
    Abhishek Banerjee is the National President of 'All India Trinamool Yuva' and also the Chief of Trinamool Cyber Team .Abhishek was born on the 7th of November, 1987.He did his schooling from M.P.Birla Foundation H.S. School...

    - Leader Of Trinamool Youth Congress

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