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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL

JOHN STEVENS GUPTA
PRINCIPAL
PAILAN WORLD SCHOOL
KOLKATA

Education is a life-long learning process. Learning happens all the time; not only in a pre-designated place called the school. It happens in the home, between home and school too. The home’s and school’s mission therefore is to provide a learning environment and opportunities to the children as the learners.

Shaping young, impressionable minds is one of life’s biggest challenges. At Pailan World School, Kolkata , we aim to empower our students to grow as individuals with strong open discerning minds with a perspective, to prepare them to make a future.

Our distinctive academic programmmes and innovative teaching methodologies encourage students to develop critical-thinking and learn through enquiry and reason, to exchange thoughts and ideas, to develop key personal and social values, to take ownership for his/ her choices and to set goals to realize their own unique potential.

Authentic education implies an on-going, continuous interplay between the five moments of context, experience, reflection, action and evaluation between parents, students and teachers. This is not to lead to mere information but to appropriation, integration into the very activity of God within the created reality of our world but especially within each person. This then leads from information to transformation. The School by deepening a sense of wonder, reverence, creativity, fidelity, communication, openness and charity to each other and to the whole world seeks to work for the transformation of the complete person.

The teachers approach the classroom as one does a temple. Teacher-student relationships take time to develop and deepen and need a climate of love and trust. There must also be continuity between teachers and students both within the classroom and in the wider school environment.

We strive to provide an environment that is basically sacred, and has a framework of discipline that is flexible yet supportive, a freedom that allows students to learn even from their mistakes, to develop into person moulded by the correlatives of freedom and responsibility.

I wish to convey my gratitude to the parents, guardians, students, teachers and well wishers of the school for all the support, encouragement, co-operation and understanding. I am confident that Pailan World School will rise to greater heights of achievements in the years to come. This school educates and channelizes our students’ aspirations to be fulfilled. In the present and promising years ahead.

I look forward to meeting you,

The Pailan Group

The Pailan Group

1. Pailan Technical Campus(PTC)

PTC, a Polytechnic College situated at Bengal Pailan Park, near IIM, Joka, 24-Parganas (S), West Bengal conducts three year full time diploma courses in the following fields of engineering viz., Civil Engineering (CE), Electrical Engineering (EE) and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (ETCE). The courses are approved by ‘All India Council for Technical Education’ (AICTE) and affiliated to ‘West Bengal State Council of Technical Education’ (WBSCTE), Govt. of West Bengal. The college has started functioning from June, 2012 and the first batch will pass out in June, 2015.

2. Pailan College of Management & Technology (PCMT):

ISO 9001-2000 Certified – a Rs. 16-crore project on a 10 acre site at Bengal Pailan Park, Joka (120,000 sq. ft. built-up area, with another 55,000 sq. ft. added in late 2004), offering a host of career-focused Bachelors’ and Post-graduate courses – including the coveted MBA through the IIM-benchmarked, nationwide CAT score-card enrolment criterion. The college is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (Ministry of HRD, Government of India) – Local Examination Syndicate for Business English Certification courses. It is affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology.

3. Trident College of Marine Technology (TCMT) :

ISO 9001-2000 Certified – a Rs. 9-crore project on a 5-acre site at Bengal Pailan Park, Joka, offering three Pre-sea residential courses for challenging careers on the high seas: 1-year diploma in Nautical Science leading to B.Sc in Nautical Science; Pre-sea G.P. Rating (duration 6 months); and Saloon Rating (duration 4 months). Approved by Directorate General of Shipping Government of India, the college enjoys the distinction of having produced more than 1500 professional seafarers for the Indian/International shipping fraternity between February 2002 and March 2005.

4. Trident Marine Services & Yogi Seaways:

Spearheading the Pailan Group’s ‘offshore’ thrust, Trident Marine Services – an ISO 9001-2000 Certified body – is empanelled with the Shipping Corporation of India for supply of maritime manpower. In addition to this, TMS also offers specialized services like Ship Management and Chartering Ship Supplies, to name a few. Body-shopping for Manning (Crew/Officers) is also one of TMS’ core competencies. Under the high mast of Yogi Seaways, the Pailan Group operates its own sea-cargo vessels, MV Andaman Victory and MV Andaman Fortune. These two ships also serve as an offshore training campus for the students of Trident College of Marine Technology

5. Pailan School of International Studies (PSIS):

A Rs. 13-crore project on a 5-acre site (48,000 sq. ft. built-up area), at Bengal Pailan Park, Joka. Inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mr. Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, on 29 November 2003, PSIS addresses the new and expanding horizons of vocational opportunities. PSIS offers Bachelors courses in Business Administration, Computer Application, Hospitality Management, Media Science and Travel & Tourism Management under WBUT.

6. Pailan World School (PWS):

A Rs. 100-crore project on a 50-acre site (7-star, 1880-square-feet-per-child school environs with a 500-metre Water Sports Track) – an ambitious backward integration Primary-to-Middle-to-High School project offering three top-of-the line transnational curricula. The acclaimed Pearson Schools and FIFA are consulting partners to Pailan World School where Primary Day-boarding academic sessions were formally launched on 6th April 2005. Commencing academic session 2006, the school is slated to commission all its globally-benchmarked facilities together with the 100% residential Middle-High School section. The school is Eastern India’s first with the coveted Cambridge University International Examinations affiliation. We also have a provisional affiliation from The Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.

7. Pailan Academy of Competitive Examinations (PACE):

Inaugurated in February 2005 by Mr. Satya Sadhan Chakraborty, the Hon’ble Minister for Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, PACE truly underscores the Pailan Group’s commitment to help Bengal regain its position of pre-eminence on the national administrative and banking services’ map of India. The academy prepares eligible aspirants for the rigors of both written and oral tests conducted by Recruitment Boards and other designated bodies engaged in screening incumbents for government services employment or for admission to higher-level, specialized academic courses.

8. Pailan Park Development Authority & Bengal Pailan Park:

Housing and Infrastructure Development are issues central to the state of West Bengal and, equally, to the Pailan Group where major resources and tie-ups have been expressly dedicated to the ‘building’ mission. The Group’s flagship Pailan Park Infrastructure Development Authority Ltd. is currently in a joint-sector initiative with West Bengal Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. to create Eastern India’s single largest integrated township – Bengal Pailan Park, the three phases of which envisage a staggering 16,00,000 square feet of built-up commercial, residential and community spaces. Another mega project underway finds Pailan Park Infrastructure Development Authority Ltd., in partnership with the Sports Department, Government of West Bengal, blazing a 32-crore-rupee trail at Bratachari Gram, Thakurpukur – by way of a joint sector sports complex and Eastern India’s first-of-its-kind automobile engineering college.

9. Apurba Productions:

At the forefront of the entertainment/media industry in West Bengal, Apurba Productions is busy benchmarking new professionalized standards that have so far eluded what was once the hub of creative expression in India. In a span of two years (2003-2004), Apurba Productions did its industry and, indeed, the Pailan Group proud with two runaway box office successes on the silver screen. Currently it has a large portfolio of television serials, including Satabdir Janani Sarada Moni (Zee Bangla) and Punorutthan (Doordarshan). A major landmark for Apurba Productions is already in the making at Bengal Pailan Park – its very own studio, complete with state-of-the-art cine, digital video and audio facilities on a 5-acre site, the foundation stone for which was laid on 12th March 2005 by eminent film personality, Mr. Soumitra Chatterjee.

10. Pailan Film & Television Institute (PFTI):

People from around the country come to PFTI to pursue their educational goal, and they share one thing in common a passion for creative careers in the entertainment and media industry. Each one of our programs is designed to provide students with knowledge and real world experience that will help them realize their career goals in the entertainment and media industry. PFTI campus is designed to provide students with educational environments that are on par with some of the best production facilities. In these studios, labs, and classrooms student gain real world experience with the creative and technical tools employed at all levels of the industry.

In our increasingly media-saturated culture, the need for media literacy is crucial and the opportunities for Film Study students are remarkably diverse. Film studies are an exciting discipline that understands film’s emotional and intellectual appeal. Film studies diploma opens doors to many other spheres, including media management, film and TV research, Journalism, publishing, advertising, cultural entrepreneurship, NGO’s, marketing, public relations and education.

The student provides talent; we provide great structured educational curriculum and equipment support. It is the students drive and creative ability that carries them foreword. PFTI’s goal is to deliver a real world educational experience that is engaging and exceptional.