The school, the oldest Birla Institution in Pilani, the outcome of an experiment in education, was started as a PATHSHALA as early as in 1901, by the late Seth Shiv Narayanji Birla for the education of his grandsons late Shri Ghanshyam Dasji Birla and late Shri Rameshwar Dasji Birla. Raised to a true English Middle school in 1916, the school became a pioneer by extending the benefits of English education available to the people of Shekhawati and outlying areas as well.
It rapidly grew into a HIGH SCHOOL (1925) and later on into an INTERMEDIATE COLLEGE (1928). The school was named as BIRLA HIGH SCHOOL in 1943, MULTIPURPOSE HIGHER SEC. SCHOOL in 1959 BIRLA HIGHER SEC. SCHOOL in 1973 and BIRLA SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL in 1977. The BIRLA COLLEGE also in between came into existence in 1943 when University classes were separated from the school.
Birla School Pilani (Birla Sr. Sec. School) is a prestigious residential English medium school, approved by central and state governments. The school is managed by the distinguished Birla Education Trust with adequate resources provided by the birla parivar in terms of highly qualified and dedicated staff, well equipped laboratories, rich library with constantly enriching additions, modern education technology which makes learning a pleasure and a source of happiness, vast play grounds covering an area of over 20 acres, almost all games & sports facilities, most modern computer lab, state-of-arts swimming pool and multi gym.
The School has the rare distinction of celebrating its centenary in 2001. Its alumni list runs in tens of thousands and in some cases fourth generation of old alumni has come here as students. Our old boys have made their presence felt in various walks of life and have gained coveted positions not only in our country but all over the world. This is a testimony which amply demonstrates the quality of education the school has been imparting, inculcating the values and developing the creativity in our boys.
The school has a proven and enviable track record in academics, co-curricular activities and holistic approach to education with emphasis on the fullest development of the potential and personality of a student with emotional intelligence (E Q) to enable him to be adaptive and successful in life with pleasure. A passion for quality and the spirit of excellence are the values which have brought the school to eminence.