About us

A Legacy That Spans a Century

The roots of our school is deeper and stronger

Hailing from a humble family in Rajasthan, Seth Soorajmull Jalan Ji was a visionary who strongly felt the importance of women’s education and its role in shaping society. With a dream to equip young women with knowledge and wisdom, he established Hanuman Balika Vidyalaya in Ratnagarh, Rajasthan, in the early 1900s with only three students.

With time, Hanuman Balika Vidyalaya prospered, and its student strength proliferated. The school’s success ignited a new ambition in Seth Soorajmull Jalan Ji’s heart, and he wanted to set up a girls’ school in Kolkata. Unfortunately, he left for his heavenly abode in 1931 before he could embark on this journey.

After a decade, in 1941, Mohanlal Jalan Ji, his only son, went on to fulfill a father’s dream and, in his honour, established Seth Soorajmull Jalan Balika Vidyalaya in Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata. The school started with only four students. Today the school has four levels: pre-primary, primary, secondary and higher secondary. According to Seth Soorajmull Jalan Ji’s wish, apart from the school, there is a Ram Mandir on the ground floor and a library on the upper floors.

In 2016, the school completed 75 years of academic excellence and shaping lives. Since 2019, we adopted an advanced pedagogy that involves more hands-on and practical learning in all your classes. The school offers scholarships to its bright students and financial assistance.

Today the younger generation of the Jalan family is keeping his legacy alive through unwavering determination, hard work and zeal. After more than eight decades, the school has around 2500 female students who dream of building a better tomorrow.

1900s

Seth Soorajmull Jalan Ji dared to dream! He set up Hanuman Balika Vidyalaya in Ratnagarh, Rajasthan to cater to the educational needs of female students

1941

Mohanlal Jalan Ji, the son of Seth Surajmull Jalan Ji established Seth Soorajmull Jalan Balika Vidyalaya in Kolkata's Chittaranjan Avenue - with just 4 students

2016

Our school completed 75 years of academic excellence. We've been quite successful in imparting quality education
to female students

Today

Since 2019, we adopted an advanced pedagogy that involves more hands-on and practical learning. Today the younger generation of the Jalan family is keeping the legacy alive.

Our Trustees

Hemant Kumar Jalan

Bharat Kumar Jalan

Sandeep Kumar Jalan

Sitaram Bhuwalka

Ram Gopal Saraf

Our Vision & Mission

At Seth Soorajmull Jalan Balika Vidyalaya, we envision equipping every girl child with the power of knowledge and education. Our goal is to offer the best education through a pedagogy that fosters academic interests, social and moral values and promotes life skills. In addition, we aim to instil a sense of compassion, respect and appreciation for every creed and fellow human being.

Our mission is to extend support to strong-willed and wise young girls through education and co-curricular activities and impart values that facilitate the development of a compassionate and inclusive society. We employ advanced pedagogy and new-age teaching methods to inculcate a passion for learning. The school also focuses on honing practical skill and personality development that enables the students to thrive in the competitive world.

Message From The President

Seth Soorajmull Jalan Balika Vidyalaya was conceptualised by my great-grandfather Soorajmullji and built and started by my grandfather Mohanlalji in the year 1941 and then nurtured by my uncle Tolaramji. It is my privilege to be the fourth generation of our family to try and further improve our school.

The aim has been to educate our girls and make them confident for the future. Our school has focused its attention on the holistic development of students.

Social responsibility and awareness have been our focus and we are proud on the diversity of our students, who come from all backgrounds and without any prejudice to race, religion or caste.

Hemant K. Jalan

President, S.S. Jalan Balika Vidyalaya

Message From The Vice President

Seth Soorajmull Jalan Balika Vidyalaya was conceptualised by my great-grandfather Soorajmullji and built and started by my grandfather Mohanlalji in the year 1941 and then nurtured by my uncle Tolaramji. It is my privilege to be the fourth generation of our family to try and further improve our school.

The aim has been to educate our girls and make them confident for the future. Our school has focused its attention on the holistic development of students.

Social responsibility and awareness have been our focus and we are proud on the diversity of our students, who come from all backgrounds and without any prejudice to race, religion or caste.

Hemant K. Jalan

President, S.S. Jalan Balika Vidyalaya

Education That Goes Beyond Text Book

S.S Jalan Balika Vidyalaya is on a mission to impart education that leads to self-fulfilment