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1. What are the key activities of the department?
2. What class can my child join to begin school?
3. In which language-medium are KMC schools run?
4. My child will not be able to avail of the day shift school. Do you run any morning shift or evening shift school?
5. What are school timings for morning and evening shift schools?
6. I can not afford books for my children. Can books be made available free of cost?
7. Is there any mid-day meal arrangement in KMCP School?
8. Do children undergo health checkups free of cost at KMC schools? Are medicines provided to sick children?
9. Do KMC schools develop the socio cultural aspects of their students?
10. Is the Annual sports meet held every year?
11. Is the Admission form available free of cost?
12. Is there any admission fee?
13. I would like to have my child admitted into your school. What papers and documents would be required?
14. My husband has gone abroad on business. Can I get my child admitted to a KMC school?
15. In which classes are students taught at KMCP schools?
16. Can my child who belongs to a Bengali family be admitted to a Hindi medium school?
17. How many classes are there in your school and how many teachers teach in these classes?
18. How do you manage in instances where the number of sections/classes is much higher than the number of teachers?
19 .How often are examinations held in your school?
20. It is January now. We have just shifted from another city. My child was a student of class-III in her previous school. Will you kindly admit       him/her in your school now?
21. Is there any provision for coaching?
22. If I want to lodge any complain, then whom should I contact?
23. Most of the inhabitants in our area are Hindi-speaking, but there is no Hindi school in our locality. How can we propose for a Hindi-medium       school and to whom?
24. Do teachers undergo training?
25. How many primary schools are run by KMC? Can you give a language-wise breakup of these?
26. My child is 11 years old and is engaged in work during regular hours. Do you have any other arrangements for her education?
27. In which classes are students taught in Shishu Shikhsa Kendras?
28. How many Shishu Shikhsa Kendras are there under the KMC?
29. Is there any scope to play in the schools?
30. Does KMC take up any plan or program to increase interest amongst school students?
31. How many students study in each medium of instruction?
 

1. What are the key activities of the department?
The key activities of the department are:
a. To extend primary education to poor children under the jurisdiction of KMC.
b. To spread knowledge amongst children, irrespective of their caste, religion or community
c. To arrange different programmes related to education.

2. What class can my child join to begin school?
A child normally joins the pre-primary or class 1 at the age of 5 or 6


3. In which language-medium are KMC schools run?
KMC schools impart education in Bengali, Hindi and Urdu.


4. My child will not be able to avail of the day shift school. Do you run any morning shift or evening shift school?
KMC runs both morning shift and day shift schools. Unfortunately, KMC does not run evening shift schools.


5. What are school timings for morning and evening shift schools?
Morning shift schools run from 7.00 am to 11.00 am while day shift schools run from 11:30 am to 4 pm.


6. I cannot afford books for my children. Can books be made available free of cost?
Yes. KMC is committed to spreading education among all sections of society. With this in view, free textbooks are supplied to students in our schools.


7. Is there any mid-day meal arrangement in KMCP School?
Yes, as a part of nutritional support programme under the Government of India Scheme, every student is provided with a mid day meal. The government has allocated 3 kgs of rice per month per student.


8. Do children undergo health checkups free of cost at KMC schools? Are medicines provided to sick children?
Yes, children undergo medical check ups free of cost. Medicines are also provided at free of cost and we are working towards providing more medicines.

9. Do KMC schools develop the socio cultural aspects of their students?
Yes, music teachers of our schools take classes regularly. Our teachers train students for participating on special occasions such as 23rd January, 26th January, 15th August and 8th September.

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10. Is the Annual sports meet held every year?
Yes, with exceptions under unavoidable circumstances.

11. Is the Admission form available free of cost?
Yes.


12. Is there any admission fee?
No.


13. I would like to have my child admitted into your school. What papers and documents would be required?
You would be required to produce:
a. An admission Form duly filled
b. Birth Certificate of child
c. Residential Certificate
d. Transfer Certificate is required in case of admission for class II and above.
Provision for admission is also provided even if any of the above mentioned documents is absent.

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14. My husband has gone abroad on business. Can I get my child admitted to a KMC school?
Yes, definitely all mothers are welcome to approach KMC schools for their children's education.


15. In which classes are students taught at KMCP schools?
KMC has a majority of primary schools. In these schools students are taught in the following classes:
a. Preparatory (P.P.) to class-IV
b. Up to class-V in some schools


16. Can my child who belongs to a Bengali family be admitted to a Hindi medium school?
Yes. KMC does not discriminate among children based on their backgrounds. Our goal is to reach out to as many children as possible irrespective of their backgrounds, caste, communities etc.

17. How many classes are there in your school and how many teachers teach in these classes?
Usually, four teachers teach students from classes Preparatory (P.P.) to V. In some schools there are 5 teachers. Also some Non-teaching staffs are there to help.

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18. How do you manage in instances where the number of sections/classes is much higher than the number of teachers?
In such situations, combined classes are held. However, we have recruited more teachers to avoid combining classes.


19 .How often are examinations held in your school?
Examinations are held three times in an academic year.


20. It is January now. We have just shifted from another city. My child was a student of class-III in her previous school. Will you kindly admit him/her in your school now?
Few classes are left in the current academic year. Kindly approach us after the annual examination is over along with the transfer certificate from previous school.


21. Is there any provision for coaching?
We have no provision for private coaching. But, if required our teachers teach the students during recesses when necessary.

22. If I want to lodge any complain, then whom should I contact?
Written complain may be submitted to,
Education Department (HQ)., 1,Hogg street /Hogg Building(2nd floor), Kolkata-700087. Ph. No 22861000, Extn: 2492, 2534


23. Most of the inhabitants in our area are Hindi-speaking, but there is no Hindi school in our locality. How can we propose for a Hindi-medium school and to whom?
You may prepare a mass proposal for a Hindi medium school at your locality and present the same to KMC authorities for consideration.


24. Do teachers undergo training?
Teachers usually undergo basic training from Government Primary Teachers Training Colleges. However, KMC provides training to teachers once they join the schools.


25. How many primary schools are run by KMC? Can you give a language-wise breakup of these?
There are 263 primary schools under the KMC. (Bengali-154, Hindi - 46 and Urdu 56, Bengali plus Urdu mixed 5, Hindi plus Urdu mixed - 2)

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26. My child is 11 years old and is engaged in work during regular hours. Do you have any other arrangements for her education?
Unfortunately, KMCP schools do not have evening classes, but the Shishu Shikhsa Kendras have such arrangements.


27. In which classes are students taught in Shishu Shikhsa Kendras?
At the Shishu Shikhsa Kendras, students from classes I to IV are taught.


28. How many Shishu Shikhsa Kendras are there under the KMC?
102


29. Is there any scope to play in the schools?
KMC has taken initiatives such as attaching parks and playgrounds to its schools in order to encourage students to play cricket, football and other extra curricular activities.


30. Does KMC take up any plan or program to increase interest amongst school students?
Besides providing extra curricular activities, KMC also provides its students with the opportunity to participate in activities involving a trip to Science City, the circus, the zoo and other such places.


31. How many students study in each medium of instruction?
There are 13338 students under Bengali medium, 5611 students under Hindi medium and 6899 students under Urdu medium, 681 Bengali plus Urdu mixed, and 442 Hindi plus Urdu mixed.

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