Shri Shikshayatan College was conceived by its founding father, Late Sitaram Seksaria as an extension of Gandhiji’s nationwide Constructive Programme, embracing the emancipation and welfare of the Indian Women. It began its journey with the blessings of Pandit Vidhu Shekhar Shastri, the internationally famed scholar of Indian Thought and Culture. Since then, it has traversed a long path keeping pace with the growing needs of a fast changing society.
Shri Shikshayatan College was founded on 8th July, 1955 for girls under affiliation to the University of Calcutta. Established by the Marwaris, a linguistic minority, it is administered and managed by Shikshayatan Foundation - (Formerly known as Marwari Balika Vidyalaya Society -registered under the Societies Registration Act) which runs it solely for educational and not for commercial purposes.
As a linguistic minority, it enjoys protection under Article 30(1) of the Constitution of India. Originally meant for imparting and promoting education among the girls of the Marwari community, it has over the years, opened its doors, in response to pressures for admission, to all eligible girl students irrespective of caste, creed, religion or language.
The College aims at imparting liberal education which helps in developing the total personality of students and in bringing about all-round growth of their personality and making them self reliant. The college is committed to maintining a good academic standard in a non politicised environment.
The outstanding feature of the college is the harmonious and integrated co-existence of girls hailing from different parts of the country, speaking different languages and having different cultural backgrounds. The spirit of tolerance and understanding creates an ambience of cultural blending between diverse groups.
|Course Name:||B. Com.||M. Com.||BBA||B. Sc.|
|Duration:||3 Years||2 Years||3 Years||3 Years|
|Affiliation:||University of Calcutta||University of Calcutta||University of Calcutta||University of Calcutta|
|Fees:||As alloted by the University||As alloted by the University||As alloted by the University||As alloted by the University|
|Seats:||As alloted by the University||As alloted by the University||As alloted by the University||As alloted by the University|
|Mode of Learning:||Regular||Regular||Regular|
|Course Category:||Under Graduate||Post Graduate||Under Graduate||Under Graduate|
The college has two air-conditioned computerized open access libraries with a collection of nearly 48,000 books, apart from various journals, magazines and newspapers. The General Library has Internet facilities for the students. In addition there is a Seminar Library in each Honours department for ready access to books. A Book Bank facility is also available for the underprivileged students of the college.
Common Room cum Gymnasium
The air-conditioned common room provides facilities for indoor games such as table tennis, carom etc. The members of the Students' Council organize the common room activities. It is also equipped with modern instruments which may be used by the students during fixed hours.
Yoga & Choreography
An air-conditioned room in which yoga classes as well as aerobic classes are held.
Swimming pool can be used by the students as per details given below :-
Application Form = Rs. 300/-
Sesonal Fees = Rs. 3000/- for the six months.(1st April to 30th September)
Batch timings for Students
Morning : 6.00 AM - 6.45 AM, 6.45 AM - 7.30AM, 7.30 AM - 8.15 AM, 8.15 AM - 9.00 AM
Afternoon : 3.30 PM - 4.15 PM, 4.15 PM - 5.00PM, 5.00PM - 5.45PM, 5.45PM - 6.30PM.
Basket Ball Court
In the college campus there is a basketball court where students can play basketball.
The College has two fully air-conditioned computer laboratories which are renovated on modern lines and equipped with 83 HP Workstations of latest configurations, for practical classes all requisite software is installed in the Workstations. In addition 5 classrooms are equipped with laptops for conducting interactive and hands on training classes.
The College has modern and fully equipped laboratories for Botany,Chemistry & Physics.
A state-of-the-art laboratory with audio-visual equipment is available for Journalism & Mass Communication Honours students. The media lab is equipped with 23 I-Mac machines and 3 MAC PRO machines.
The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled.
The college has an institutional membership of the Students Health Home located at 142/2 A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata. Medical facilities to students such as free consultation at their polyclinic, medicines, vaccination, pathological tests, X-ray, E.C.G. E.E.G., Endoscopy and other tests,surgery etc. and the treatment at their hospital are provided at a very nominal rate.
The college has a health unit for prividing basic medical facilities to students. A physician visits the college on scheduled dates.
Student Research Support
For departmental projects the college provides Seed Money
Earn While You Learn
A scheme that can be availed of by needy and students awarded Freeship by the college. Payment will be made on an hourly basis.
Fully Renovated Modern Classrooms
All the classrooms are air conditioned and are equipped with interactive projectors of latest make.
Round The Clock Power Backup
College is equipped with a 140 KVA Generator of Kirloskar Green make.
Air Conditioned Canteen
A hygienic and well-maintained canteen caters to the students' needs.
The students have the facility of voicing their grievances by directly writing to the Principal. A Grievance Redressal Box is kept for this purpose. The Principal addresses the problems in absolute confidentiality.
For Any Grievance Email To : [email protected]
There is a convenience store inside the college campus, which sells books and stationary items needed by the students.
Facility of photocopying is present inside the college campus as well as in the General Library at extremely reasonable rates.
The college has a placement cell with qualified placement officer to take care of placement needs of the students.
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Shri Shikshayatan College has always stood out for women’s education in a totally apolitical atmosphere and has been imparting education in a healthy, disciplined environment by our dedicated faculty. Starting with promoting higher education among girls, the College has come a very long way and now offers a very wide range of programme options and courses including PG courses and job oriented courses that are relevant to emerging trends.
The entire facilities and infrastructure of the College have been totally revamped and modernized to provide the best possible services to our students. The College campus is WI-FI enabled and totally Air conditioned. An open access and fully computerized library with internet facility, available for students and staff alike, is an asset for the College. I.T. infrastructure gives an added advantage to the students. Proximity of the College to the metro rail route provides considerable convenience.
Shri G.K. Khaitan