Surendranath Centenary School
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|Surendranath Centenary School, Dipatoli, Ranchi|
|Principal||Mrs. Samita Sinha|
|Number of students||2200+|
|Classes||U.K.G. - Xll|
Surendranath Centenary School is a public school in Ranchi, India. It is on H.B Road, Dipatoli, Ranchi. "Nothing Beyond" describes its ambitions and aspirations. It was established in 1988 by Sarasi Bala Debi Trust in collaboration with Surendranath Trust of Calcutta. It is the proud recipient of International School Award 2014-17 conferred by British Council.
The first school of the Surendranath Group of Educational Institutions was established in 1883 by Rastraguru Surendranath Banerjea, one of the earliest leaders of India's Independence Movement. The Trust, set up by Sir Surendranath, is responsible for setting up and managing four schools and four colleges where young people are educated in English or regional languages. This school enjoys minority status under Article 30 of the constitution of India and is a protected institution.
The first Trustees led by Sir Surendranath Banerjea, Sir Ashutosh Chaudhuri and Shri Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri set up the National Council of Education in Calcutta, which is the Jadavpur University. Institutions run by the Trust boast of distinguished alumni: Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first president of India; Dr. Bijan Kumar Mukherjee, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court of India; Dr. Harendra Coomar Mukherjee, the first governor of Bengal under the Constitution.
To commemorate a hundred years after the setting up of the first school of the Surendranath Group, the school was established by Sarasi Bala Debi Trust, with assistance from other education trusts and persons, as an English medium senior secondary school affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education.
The school has two buildings, one each for the primary and the senior sections. The first primary wing has its own playground and caters to the needs of new learners. It contains classes from U.K.G. to Class V.
The primary wing (named "Ranadeb Chaudhuri Block") is for classes U.K.G. to V, and the senior wing is for classes VI to XII.
The senior wing is on four floors. There are separate laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. There are three computer labs (one in primary wing and two in senior wing), having 40 computers each. The school has a library with over 10,000 books.
Students are encouraged to take part in social service programmes for character building and comprehend the dignity of manual labour to develop a sense of responsibility.
Students have excelled in medical and engineering examinations in institutions like BITS Pilani, BIT Mesra, AIEEE, VIT University Vellore, CMC Vellore, COMEDK, Odhisa-JEE, IIT-JEE and CBSE-PMT.
To build a spirit of healthy competition, inculcate self-confidence and team spirit, students are divided into four houses and they compete against each other in activities like elocution, debate, quiz, music, sports and games. Points are awarded. At the end of the year, the house with most points is awarded a running trophy. Pupils are individually given certificates for outstanding performances.