About Shikshayatan Foundation

Shikshayatan Foundation ( earlier known as Marwari Balika Vidyalaya Society) is a renowned educational institution based in Kolkata. It is the apex body of the following education institutions:

  • Marwari Balika Vidyalaya est.1920
  • Shri Shikshayatan School est.1954
  • Shri Shikshayatan College est. 1955
  • Calcutta Business School est 2008

The Board of Trustees of the Foundation comprises well known industrialists interested in the spread of education. It is headed by Mr S.K. Birla, industrialist and President of the Foundation, who is also the Chairman, Board of Governors of Calcutta Business School.

Marwari Balika Vidyalaya was established in 1920 in Burrabazar, the business hub of Kolkata. The address was and still is 29&30, Banstolla lane, Kolkata 700007 and is a thriving school with over 1000 students.

Prodded by pressure to provide more opportunities for women’s education, land was bought at 11, Lord Sinha Road, Kolkata, to not only build a school, but also a college and subsequently Shri Shikshayatan School was established on 3rd January, 1954 and the college on 8th July, 1955.The name given was Shri Shikshayatan, for both the school and the college.

The Foundation also started a residential Management Institution from July 2008, called Calcutta Business School, located on a 15acre campus at Bishnupur, under the able guidance of Mr S.K. Birla who is also the President of the Shikshayatan Foundation.



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