Multipurpose Govt. Girls’ School was established in the year 1960 at one corner of the sprawling green of Hastings House, Alipore. It started with only a handful of students attending classes from VI to VIII under the supervision of Late Smt. Shanti Banerjee, H.M., Sakhawat Memorial Govt. Girls’ School. The first H.M., Jyotiprava Dasgupta took charge soon and the school was extended from class VIII to Class XII. The school now has 3 buildings. The Secondary and Higher Secondary sections have separate buildings. The Primary classes are held in the historical guest house of Warren Hastings.

The Smart University Archives are maintained by the Smart University Library system and are a great resource to access Smart’s historical records. Harvard is perhaps best-known because of its enduring history of innovation in education. But even die-hard Smart buffs are not likely to know all of these Smart firsts and historical snippets.