Krishnagar Public School
A Dynamo of Performance Delivering World-class Educational Insights
Established in 2016, Krishnagar Public School came into existence when there was a growing need for an English Medium CBSE E public school for a long time. Finally, the Chairman, Mr. Naresh Chandra Das laid the foundation of the school, under the trust managed by the National Centre for Development of Technical Education (NCDTE).
Initially, the school started with a humble set up of 35 students and merely 5 teachers, but rapidly grew in stature and status. Eventually, the school earned its CBSE secondary level afﬁliation in April 2018 and senior secondary level afﬁliation in the successive year. The school is fortunate to have the guidance of its Director, Mr. Amitava Guha whose vision is taking the school forward.
Today, the school already has more than 1400 students, 45 trained and specialist teachers, and several more non-teaching staff and is constantly growing. KPS is the only school in the district of Nadia offering such a huge variety of subjects including several skill subjects for the secondary and senior secondary level. At present, KPS boasts a world-class infrastructure with all top-notch amenities from digitally enabled classrooms to fully functional Science, Mathematics, Computer, Social Science, and Language Laboratories, from well-stocked Junior and Senior Libraries to excellent sports facilities, creative and cultural activities for an enriching educational experience.
An Adept Leader
The school is privileged to have a dedicated team of leaders with speciﬁc responsibilities led by its Principal, Dr. Sankar Prasad Dutta. Dr. Dutta has a rich experience of nearly three decades and has worked with the motto of ﬁnding a place in the hearts of his pupils and being a constant source of motivation and support for them through the best possible means. Alongside, Vice- Principal, Mr. Ramesh Kumar Agarwal, and Headmistress, Ms. Indrani Bhattacharyya play signiﬁcant roles in the success of the school. Coincidentally, all three of them are CBSE Resource Persons.
Dr. Dutta believes that “Education today is not merely a pursuit of academic excellence, but it is a holistic approach to empower the students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, passionate leaders and productive members of an ever-changing global society”. Dr. Dutta has always kept the students at the center of all activities without exception and ensured every teacher and staff member does it too. He believes in fostering the students with the utmost standards and helps them exceed with ﬂying colors in their respective ﬁelds. He states that the classroom is a living community and that everyone, from the principal to the students to the parents, must contribute in order to maintain a positive atmosphere.
He is extremely well-versed with the global educational system and practices, which in turn helps to design a modern pedagogy with an international outlook, suitable to promote an open and inclusive environment to cater to the sustainable socio-economic diversity prevalent in the school.
Dr. Dutta has always tried to enable the management to build an excellent infrastructure for imparting all-round education to the students so that they are nurtured and well-groomed to face the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. He has won many professional achievements in his long career span which include: ‘Best Vice-Principal of the Year Award’, ‘CBSE Best Teacher/Principal of the Year Award by MHRD’, penned more than 20 textbooks, handbooks, and test papers published on different subjects, received the National Education Leadership Award, and the list goes on.
“It’s been 4 years and we have already established ourselves as one of the best names in the district of Nadia. In the future, we wish to establish the school as one of the most sought-after education centers not only in West Bengal but in the entire nation. In the future, we plan to spread our vision beyond a single campus to establish a franchise system”, Dr. Dutta takes on the future.
The Righteous Triumphs
KPS has won many honors over the last few years with its determined work especially in the ﬁeld of sports and cultural activities including the rare achievement of holding two Guinness World Records during the Indian International Science Festival in 2019. Even during the nation-wide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the students participated in various national and global online competitions and have brought achievements to the school.
The students of Krishnagar Public School have participated in the Innovation Challenge 2020 organized by Smart Circuits Private Ltd and have submitted their projects on the themes of Space Technology, New and Innovative Ideas, and Solutions for Social Distancing for COVID -19. Nilabhra Guha of Class 9 got the All- India 8th rank and made the school proud of his achievement. Along with Utsav Saha of Class 9 and Ishita Sarkar of Class 10 also ranked among the top one hundred among 8000 competitors.
The students have also brought accolades in the Astro-Poetry contest organized by Phoenix Science Club. Little Shrijita Biswas from Nursery achieved 1st position in the national poetry competition The Poetry Hub, along with Alona Sarkar from KG who achieved the 5th position. More than 250 students are currently contesting in the ongoing International BRICKSMATH competition and have crossed several stages. The students have also performed actively in the Zee Mind Wars Quiz Contest and have participated enthusiastically in the Quarantine Kids Fashion Week Contest organized at the national level where young Tanisha Mondal of Class 3 emerged as the champion winning the hearts of the judges with her confident presentation and spontaneous personality. Another talented singer from the school Pousani Das of Class 11 won the 1st position in the prestigious Singing Competition organized by the Department of Basic Science & Humanities, Pailan College of Management.
Amidst, the COVID pandemic, the school continues to mark its presence with the inaugural edition of its Quarterly E-magazine KPStellar (April-June 2020), which has set the record of being the ‘Extraordinary e-magazine published by a school during the pandemic’ with the India Book of Records 2021.
It has also won the Perﬁcio Awards for “Best Innovative Senior Secondary School of the Year 2020” and “Exceptional Parental Engagement Award 2020 by Asian Education Award. One of the other significant achievements has been receiving the ISO 9001:2015 certiﬁcation. In the challenging times as these, the school manages to strive on the path of excellence with its achievements on extraordinary growth.
A Virtual and Dynamic School
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the entire nation stranded in the conﬁnes of their homes. Several schools have taken resort to virtual platforms to render academic support to their students. KPS had started with online classes right from the 25th of March 2020 for its students of Classes X and XII. Gradually, in four phases, it introduced virtual classes for all classes from Nursery to Class XII. The teachers used easily accessible platforms such as Whatsapp, YouTube, and social media to teach the students, up until the school distributed the e-textbooks for all classes. The teachers also contributed to several e-learning materials for the CBSE Vidyadaan initiative. KPS also boasts itself as a center for developing co-scholastic activities and training ground in appreciating culture and heritage. Therefore, it introduced classes for the students in the evenings, which cater to different interests of the students, from art and craft to dance, from yoga to foreign languages. The school also started with life skills, yoga, and spoken English sessions for the parents and patrons to ease out their lives. Even amidst such challenging times, the school has introduced new subjects like Cost Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Financial Market Management, Information Technology, and Artiﬁcial Intelligence.
It has associated itself in the Fit India Movement by the Government of India and with the Khelo India initiative. The school has also initiated ‘Khulke Jio‘ sessions inculcating life skills and stress management training considering ‘the need of the hour’. KPS also observes important days of cultural, national, and international significance like Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti, International Day of Yoga, World Music Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Camera Day, International Day of Parliamentarism, Doctor’s Day on the virtual platform. The school also believes in inculcating the values of sustainable development among its students through the observance of environmentally significant days such as Earth Day and International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. It believes that each day is special and deserves to be treated with love, care, and happiness and hence tries to make them eventful by encouraging the students to take part in interesting and unique activities.
A Humanitarian Approach
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the school encouraged everyone to contribute to different Emergency Relief Funds by the National and State Government. The school was inspired to contribute a nominal amount of money from their earnings to donate together to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund to help the government ﬁght the crisis. KPS encourages its faculty members to undergo CBSE training regularly so that they in turn facilitate and support the students to imbibe the necessary 21st-century skills and competencies to think creatively.