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Location

Hindu School is situated in the heart of the Kolkata ( Calcutta ) city, surrounded by Presidency College & Hare School, Sanskrit College, Indian Coffee House, College Square and Calcutta University. It is located right in the middle of the famous Boipara in College Street. Entwined by tram lines and narrow lanes replete with makeshift bookstalls constructed with wood, bamboo, sheets of corrugated tin and canvas, displaying and housing a bewildering collection of books on a wide variety of subjects ranging from Physics to Palmistry, this heritage place truly exudes an essence of nostalgia and historical significance right from the moment one steps into it.

Administration

Currently, Hindu School is under the management of the Government of West Bengal. It is affiliated to the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) for the Madhyamik (Secondary) curriculum and to West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) for Higher Secondary (10+2). It is a Bengali medium all boys school.

Academics

The school contains two academic sections – Primary and Secondary. The Primary Section (a.k.a. “Morning Section”) for students from class I-V meeting from 7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and the Secondary Section (a.k.a. “Day Section”) is for students from class VI-XII meeting from 11 a.m. - 4.25 p.m. Both sections usually start with a prayer and the national anthem of India. Each class in the primary section is divided into two sections A and B where as the secondary section has an additional section C till class X after which students are grouped according to their choice of specializations – Science , Arts, Commerce during class XI-XII. Students can take an additional subject in class IX-X. Students looking to pursue Science in future can take Mechanics, Mathematics, Physics, Biology,Computer Application (Since 2001) as the additional subject, whereas students looking to pursue Arts can take Psychology, Logic or Sanskrit and students looking to build a career in Commerce can take up Book-keeping. The school has a dedicated and sincere faculty for whom the academic interests of the students are of utmost importance and it can boast of consistently excellent results both in the Secondary and Higher Secondary examinations, far surpassing the results of the average schools
Dress code for both the sections are same. Uniform to both sections have been changed to the navy blue and white attires of the day section.The morning students now sport a green badge of cloth besides the school badge as a distinction During winter, students in the morning section wear bottle green sweater and the day section students wear navy blue sweater. Wearing the school badge is a must for all the students.

Since the last 190 years, Hindu School has offered more that 17,000 students to take eduction from this glorious institution. In a particular calendar year, there are approximately 1,200 students, in both the Primary and Secondary sections.

Admission

Students are admitted in three different levels. For admission to the lowest level i.e. Class I , an open lottery system (this is usually determined by the West Bengal Government's current dictum at that time) is used and approximately 100+ students are admitted at this time. Again in sixth & three standards there is an enhancement of a class consisting of 30+ students through an open written test conducted by the school. In both the cases, application forms are obtained from the school office. For admission in the Higher Secondary courses forms are issued just after the publication of Madhyamik results of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and students securing minimum 85 % marks in aggregate in Madhyamik (Varies from year to year, please contact the Hindu School authorities for the current requirements) or its equivalent are eligible to seek admission for three different departments - Science, Commerce and Arts.

Extra-curricular Activities

Apart from the academics, students actively participate in Intra-school and Inter-School activities such as Quizzes, Debates, Dram competitions, winning awards on a regular basis. Most of the morning section classes publish their own wall magazine, where students contribute poems, short stories, drawings, scientific articles. There is also an annual magazine “Harit” , published by the magazine committee consisting of both teachers and students.
The school is equipped well enough to encourage the students to develop athletic skills and interest in games of their choice. There is an indoor game room equipped with two table tennis tables for use of students during break time. An annual sports day is organized on the Presidency College Ground, at which promising athletes and players are identified. The staff accompanies them to inter school sports meets regularly.

Annual Events

The Foundation day is organized by the school authority on 20 January on every year. It is a wonderful time when ex-students get a chance to catch up with old friends. Outstanding students are awarded during this time. Hindu School celebrates some of the national events like the Republic Day on January 26, Independence Day on August 15 and some religious occasions such as Saraswati Puja every year. There is an official alumni association “Hindu School Alumni Association (HSAA)” who look after the alumni get together events and ex-students interaction with the school from all over the world.

The Atmosphere

One of the most attracting parts about Hindu School is it's atmosphere filled with nostalgic and historical charms. Its location in the famous Boipara, the tall classrooms built according to British Architecture, the statues of Dr Satyendra Nath Basu and Henry Derozio, the long list of illustrated alumni, fills one with a feeling of sublimity and grandeur. Each and every particle of Hindu School has its own value. Every ex-student gets nostalgic with any mention of its name and feels extremely proud to be a part of this illustrious institution.

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