Mumbai, apart from being the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India, is also a major center for education. The burgeoning population of children in city, however, makes it tough for them to get admissions in schools.
In Mumbai, there are three kinds of schools:
- Public Schools: Most of these schools come under the purview of Maharashtra State Board of Education, which follows the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) curriculum. Children attend 15 years of school and on passing the 10th grade; they get admission in junior college of 2 years. Then the students become eligible for senior college and obtain a graduate degree in the stream that they choose. The medium of instruction is either English or Marathi. These schools may not suit the expats, as the method of teaching is by rote and there is no practical application. This gains more weightage from the fact that the syllabus is being changed only in 2015 to match the all India pattern.
- Private Schools: These schools are affiliated to ICSE or CBSE boards. They follow the all India pattern of 10+2. The syllabi in these schools are much more contemporary, matching the global standards. The medium of instruction is English.
- International Schools: These schools offer the International Baccalaureate programme. With much lesser number of students in these schools, the teacher-student ratio is excellent, and the child can expect much more attention.
The University of Mumbai, is one of the premiere universities of India, and has been featured in several magazines alongside other top universities. Most of the colleges affiliated to this university offer courses in streams, such as engineering, science, medicine, fashion designing and arts. The IITB is one of the best engineering colleges of India. Thadomal Shahani Engineering College (the first and oldest of its kind), National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Grant Medical College are some colleges which deserve a mention. National Institute of Fashion Designing, Mumbai is a premiere institution with both undergraduate and post-graduate courses. The city also has two research institutes, viz. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). BARC has a nuclear research reactor (CIRUS) in Trombay.
Education is the most important wealth that every Indian parent wants to give to his/her child. Mumbai offers students quality education. However, being one of the most populous cities, there is a scarcity of seats for students in schools and colleges. More...
Last Updated on : February 10, 2016