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M.C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth

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M. C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth
File:MCKV,Liluah logo.jpeg
The school logo
243 G.T. Road, Liluah, Howrah-711204
MottoSa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye
(Knowledge leads to liberation and eternal bliss)
Founded15 June 1997
Sister schoolMadhusthali Vidyapeeth, Deoghar, Jharkhand (a co-ed residential school in Madhupur, Jharkhand)
ChairmanS.S. Kejriwal
PrincipalNeelkantha Gupta
HeadmistressMallika Mukherjee
GradesMontessori to 12
Number of students3650
Houses    Red House(Alpha)
    Blue House(Beta)
    Yellow House(Delta)
    Green House(Theta)
Song"Home Of Our Childhood Our Boyhood Our Youth"
PublicationMCKV Buzz (monthly newsletter)
YearbookThe Voyage
AffiliationCISCE, New Delhi

M. C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth (or MCKV) is a school in Liluah, Howrah, West Bengal, India. It was founded by Sri Shyam Sunder Kejriwal on 15 June 1997, in memory of his grandfather, Sri Mirzamal Kejriwal, and father, Sri Chaggan Lal Kejriwal.

Sri Shyam Sunder Kejriwal, an industrialist known for his philanthropy, wished to provide quality secondary education to the children of Belur and neighbouring areas, and so set up MCKV. Starting with 300 students, today it has more than 3,000 children and a teaching faculty of 160.

The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, for the ICSE and ISC examinations. It has been accredited by the British Council for the International School Award. It received ISO 9001:2008 accreditation. It was recently accepted for membership of the International Boys' School Coalition, a New York-based grouping of 250 boys' schools from all over the world. MCKV is among the few schools in West Bengal to have been accredited for Quality School Governance by the National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET), a constituent of the Quality Council of India, set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.

M. C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth was declared the "School of the Year 2013" by the Telegraph Education Foundation at The Telegraph Awards for Excellence in Schools ceremony held on 31 August 2013 in the Science City Auditorium, Kolkata. The school has also been ranked number 4 Day Boys School in Kolkata and West Bengal in the Education World India School Rankings 2013.

MCKV carries out its social responsibility in a number of ways, notable amongst which are Disha, a free night school for the underprivileged children of the neighbourhood, and the Bal Vikas Kendra, a school for differently-abled and special needs children, run in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Belur.

Academics and Curriculum[edit]

MCKV designs its own skill and activity based curriculum in the pre-primary, primary, middle and senior sections.

Pre-primary (Montessori, Nursery and Kindergarten)[edit]

In the first year of the pre-school stage, the Montessori method is followed which is characterized by an emphasis on respect for a child’s natural psychological development.

In the subsequent pre-primary stages, the programmes are activity-based, largely thematic, and impart linguistic, creative, numeric, social, motor and knowledge skills.

Secondary (classes 5 to 10)[edit]

The children are encouraged to develop and strengthen formal scholastic skills and effective work and study habits. Classes 9 and 10 come within the ICSE syllabus. Therefore, the children are gradually introduced to an exam-oriented approach in addition to the pedagogies practiced at MCKV. They are encouraged to learn by cognition and understanding, rather than by rote.

Subjects taught[edit]

Class 5: English, Bengali, Hindi, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Computers, General Knowledge and Moral Science.

Classes 6 to 8: English, Bengali, Hindi, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History and Civics, Geography, Computers, General Knowledge and Moral Science.

Classes 9 and 10 (subjects are in three groups):

  • Group I: English, Bengali, Hindi, History and Civics, Geography
  • Group II: Mathematics, Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)/Commercial Studies
  • Group III: Computer Application/Commercial Application/Economic Application

Senior Secondary (classes 11 and 12)[edit]

Students prepare for the Indian School Certificate Examination. The curriculum prepares them for tertiary education at college/university.

Subjects taught[edit]

In addition to compulsory English and Bengali/Hindi, students study four elective subjects in the stream they opt for.

  • Science: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Computer Science.
  • Commerce: Accountancy, Commerce, Mathematics, Economics/Computer Science.

Humanities has also been introduced

Non-scholastic activities[edit]

Non-scholastic activities are offered in the weekly time-table framework: Art and Craft, Clay Modeling, Drum, Guitar, Keyboard, Tabla, Violin, Vocal Music.

Students also join special interest clubs: Robotics, Computer, Dance, Drama (English/Hindi/Bengali), French, Journalism, Maths, Science (Physics/Chemistry/Biology), Nature, Quiz.

Sports and games[edit]

Sports and games offered are badminton, basketball, chess, carom, cricket, football, karate, table tennis, skating, and volleyball.

NCC and Boy Scouts[edit]

The school offers National Cadet Corps and Boy Scouts programmes; completion helps school leavers in their college admissions and has enabled them to win scholarships. Students with NCC training, wishing to join the Defence Services, stand at an advantage. Several MCKV Boy Scouts have received the Governor's Medal while MCKV NCC cadets are regularly selected to participate in the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.

Interact Club[edit]

The Interact Club is involved in social service projects and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Belur. The MCKV Interact Club is considered to be among the best in the Rotary District, having won the Best Interact Club award several times at the Annual Interact Club Meet.


The school organizes excursions to places of historical, cultural and education interest in the country. Educational trips to museums, factories, science parks, and public utilities are arranged. Trips are accompanied by teachers teaching the relevant subjects.

Accreditations and memberships[edit]

  • Member of the International Boys' School Coalition (IBSC). It was the second school in India and South Asia after The Doon School to become a member of the IBSC.
  • The British Council, Kolkata
  • The American Center, Kolkata
  • Birla Industrial and Technological Museum
  • The Association of Schools for the ISC
  • The Teacher Centre, Kolkata


All the information contained in this article is based on the following sources:

  • M. C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth Information Booklet 2011-2012
  • M. C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth Prospectus 2011

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