Education in Mumbai: Programmes and Possibilities
Mumbai; the Business Capital of India is hub of Schools, Colleges, Universities, Research Centers and Institutes of Higher Education. The city is also Capital of the State of Maharashtra. World famous for beaches, Bollywood and Dalal Street, Mumbai is known among academia and industry for renowned institutions like Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai University (MU), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
, and hundreds of other such institutions.
Broadly speaking, the Schools in Mumbai are of two types
- Municipal Schools; administered by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)
- Private Schools; administered by individuals and private organizations
Across Mumbai you can find schools affiliated with following school boards
Pre-Primary Education / Kindergarten schools are available in plenty. Children start going to Play School as soon they attain an age of above 2 year. Normally, school demands 2 year 6 month or 3 year age for Pre- Primary enrollment. The Pre-Primary schools prepare kids for enrollment in Primary school. Here main focus is given on habits so they can learn to sit in group and listen to teacher. Lots of focus is given on overall child development. Day Care Schools / Day Boarding Schools are preferred choices when both parents are working.
Primary Education in Mumbai is available in following eight languages:
Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada
The major reason behind this diversity is influx of people from different parts of India for work. Here you can meet people from all parts of India and from all races and cultures. According to official estimate of Government of Maharashtra the MCGM education system is largest in Asia.
There are 1888 primary schools and 49 secondary governed by MCGM.
Students of Mumbai follows to 10 2 3/4 year system of education.
After completion of 10 years of school education students go for a 2 year of Junior College to study from one the three disciplines Arts / Science / Commerce. After completion of junior colleges students can go for a technical diploma qualification or chose for a 3 year general course or 4 year of professional college programme. The duration of college education may be higher in some courses like Medical and Architecture etc. Many of the colleges across Mumbai are affiliated with Mumbai University.
When you look for higher education Mumbai could be your preferred destination because of range of courses, vibrant culture, moderate climate, availability of business and industries in and around Mumbai and growth prospects.
Job-Oriented courses are also available from different government assisted and private training institutes. Such institutes help to those learners who like to begin work life early and college students enrolled in traditional programmes. Courses in Electronics, Electrical, Mobile & TV, Hospitality, Healthcare, Beauty and Fitness, Finance and Automobile etc are highly helpful. Students enrolled in such courses get Certificates of 3/6 or 12 month. Hobby classes like singing, dancing, modelling, playing instruments etc. are also highly popular across Mumbai.
Mumbai offers better growth prospects when compared to other cities due to availability of National and International businesses in the city.
Mumbai is also popular among Foreign National for higher studies. Students from different countries come here to study under graduate and post graduate programmes. While in Mumbai they not only get a certificate or degree but also learn and enjoy from different Indian cultures and people. As here you can meet people from all parts of India and many parts of the globe.
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