Sushila Birla Girls’ School, Kolkata is an all girls day school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. Founded in 1994, the school was a materialisation of the dream of industrialist and philanthropist Sri Lakshmi Niwas Birla. The school’s mission is to empower the girl child. With the British Council International School Award (2013-2016) and other global initiatives, it aims to create global citizens with excellent exposure to different fields of study.
The school campus is spread over a space of roughly an acre and hosts well-stocked and computerised libraries for primary and senior sections, well-equipped labs for chemistry, biology, physics, computer and geography, medical infirmary, canteen, AV room and facilities for outdoor sports and indoor games.
The campus also hosts facilities for basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, athletics, darts, rowing, carrom and chess.
Affiliated with CBSE, the school offers classes from Kindergarten through class XII.
In the primary school, the teaching methodology is activity-based and offers integrated learning rather than instructing individual subjects. There are no examinations till class V and reviews are done through continuous evaluation. Children are taken on field trips to places of interest such as the museum, the GPO, etc.
In the middle school, the emphasis is on computer aided lessons, group discussions and interactive sessions. Self-learning is encouraged. Reviews at this level are also done through continuous evaluation.
In the senior school emphasis is on group discussions, interactive sessions, presentations and informative lectures. Continuous evaluation is done through unit tests, term examinations and final examinations. Subject combinations for classes XI and XII are as follows:
English core/English elective, Hindi core/Bengali/French/informatics practices/multimedia and web technology, mathematics/entrepreneurship, business studies, economics, accountancy.
English core/English elective, Hindi core/informatics practices/multimedia and web technology, mathematics/entrepreneurship, business studies, economics, accountancy.
English core/English elective, Hindi core/Bengali/French/multimedia and web technology, political science/home science, history/geography, psychology/economics, fashion studies/mathematics/entrepreneurship.
English core/English elective, physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology/economics/computer science/psychology/French
The school conducts flexible remedial classes after school hours and regular counselling sessions are conducted by in-house counsellors. The school also offers full scholarships for students displaying academic excellence. Regular orientation programs are conducted for parents.
Students can engage themselves in rhyme, rhythm and raga club, art and craft club, guitar club, drama and elocution club, synthesiser club or music club.
They also get to participate in the annual concert, Hindi Diwas and special assembly. Cultural programmes and inter-school as well as intra-school competitions help students sharpen their skills and showcase their talents.
Sports coaching is provided in basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, athletics, kabaddi, kho-kho, darts, rowing, carrom and chess.
Koeli Dey (principal)
Admissions forms can be downloaded from the school website and filled in application forms must be submitted at the school office with the required documents on the given dates, usually in September. Shortlisted applicants are called for an interaction with parents. For more information, please refer the link https://www.sbgskolkata.ac.in/notices/admissions.
Please contact the school office for information regarding fees.
Sushila Birla Girls’ School is ranked among the top 10 girls day schools in India by the EducationWorld India School Rankings 2020-21.
The school was conferred the International School Award 2013-2016 by the British Council and has been a part of the Global Schools Partnership Program since 2007, its partner school being Saint Nicholas School, Fleet Hampshire, U.K. Sushila Birla Girls’ School is also a member of the Fulbright Program, a prestigious educational program sponsored by the US Department of States between USA and 150 other countries.
Sushila Birla Girls’ School bagged the Winners Trophy in 2011 at the “Seventh Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition” at Gurgaon, Delhi, organised by Johnson Space Center, Houston, NASA and Atlantis Research.
Being a day school, Sushila Birla Girls’ School, Kolkata does not offer accommodation facilities.