M. P. Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School

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Private school in Kolkata, West Bengal, India

M.P. Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School is a private school in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It is coeducational and teaches in English. The school started in 1988. It is run by the M.P. Birla Group, the philanthropic wing of the Birla family.

The principal of the school was Mr. Herbert George whose tenure lasted from 1989-2020. It is located in James Long Sarani, Behala, Kolkata. It follows the CISCE board of education. The school followed CBSE before switching to CISCE.


Sri Madhav Prasadji Birla (1918 – 1990) and Smt. Priyamvada Devi Birla (1928 – 2004) are the school’s founders.


  • Football field, basketball court, and back field which houses the volley court and facilities for badminton
  • Air conditioned assembly hall cum Auditorium.
  • Physics, chemistry, biology and computer laboratories, and audio visual rooms.
  • Music and dance room.
  • Language room.
  • Educomp Smart Class Program.
  • A well equipped Library to offer a plethora of books.
  • Canteen to offer food at a subsidized rate.

The school has four houses named after sites of learning in ancient India. They are Nalanda (green), Ujjaini (red), Taxila (yellow) and Vikramshila (blue).


  • The school organises a 2-day exhibition-cum-fete every January which is attended by students, alumni, parents, teachers and staff members. The event alternates with the school cultural program.
  • The school has a cricket club named SPECTRUUM which organises inter-school cricket tournament annually.
  • The school even has its own Drama Club known as DRAMACRACY which organises inter-house and even inter-school drama competitions.
  • The school has a registered charitable organisation Sparsh,. The organisation promotes social welfare. It organizes an annual inter-school Basketball Tournament Hoops.
  • The school has its own Counter Strike Team, which is the only official clan in Kolkata.
  • 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.
  • MPBLITZ and VIBGYOR are the two inter-school fests organized by the school for the senior and junior sections respectively.
  • Every year the alumni meet Milaap is held in school.
  • The school celebrated its Silver Jubilee year in session 2012-13.

Trips and Excursions[edit]

The summer vacation is of approximately four weeks duration covering May and June. The Puja vacation is roughly for two weeks, corresponding to the festival in West Bengal, while the winter vacation is of two weeks’ duration. Excursions, in the country and abroad, are organized annually to develop confidence and self-esteem in children. Short visits to places of interest in and around Kolkata are organized regularly.

School prayer[edit]

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
  • Tvameva Mata Ca Pita Tvameva/Tumhi ho Mata, Pita Tumhi ho, Tumhi ho bandhu, sakha Tumhi ho
  • Asato ma sad gamaya
  • Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram
  • Jana Gana Mana

The National Pledge is also recited.


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 performance and visit their house to interact with parents.

Teachers in school (past and present)
Years in school Name Subject taught Additional information
1988 – Moon Moon Mukherjee History
1988 – Dr.Susmita Duari Physics
1988 – Anirudh Chaterjee English
1988 – Debamita Adhikary Biology and others
1988 – Srabani Sengupta Geography
1988 – Aparna Chakroborty Computer
1988 – Smita Mukherjee Geography
1988 – Mousumi Pathak Chemistry
1988 – Parvati Subramaniam History, English
1988 – Bishnupriya Banerjee Bengali Died 24 December 2012
1988 – Madumita Dasgupta Shyam English
1988 – Usha Rajeev Biology
1988 – Sharmila Bose Hindi
1988 – Swapna Basu Biology
1988 – 2005 Anindita Banerjee Maths Vice-Principal Apeejay School Kolkata
1988 – 2005 Alamelu Narayanan SUPW
1988 – 2017 Samir Chatterjee Physical Training Instructor
1989 – 2020 Herbert George Principal. Passed away on 19 October 2020.
1989 – Tapas Kumar Saha P.T.
1990- Chaitali Nandi Computer
1991 Purnima Chatterji Chemistry Vice Principal
1993 – Rishi Raj Maity Physics.
1995 – Partha Pratim Pal Physics
1995 – 2019 M. Chacko Baby Maths
1995 – Dr. Kanchan Prabha Shrivastav Hindi
1996 – Shampa Chowdhury Accounts
1996 – 2002 Anurekha Borkakoti Economics
2000 – K.S.Smitha English
2002 – 2004 Sundari Das English
2002 -2016 Chandreyee Chatterjee English
2004 – Lipika Guha Geography /Mathematics
2005 – 2016 Soma Bhargav SUPW
2005 – Mudhumita Dasgupta Maths
2005 – 2019 Kaberi Roy Commerce
2006 -2015 Rumela Roy English
1998 -2016 Anusree Kapur Hindi /English Died on 25 August 2016
2015 – Nazia Karim English
2016 – 2017 Kaustav Bannerjee Music
2017-2018 Abhishek Haldar Physical Training Instructor
2019 – Sudeshna Rey Mathematics
2019 – Palamou Mukherji English

Notable alumni[edit]

Media, arts and entertainment



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