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Education in Mumbai

Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra, is one of the chosen destinations for pursuing education in India. The metropolitan is dotted with renowned educational institutions, which offer quality education right from kindergarten to PhD level. In order to meet the global standards of education, the schools, colleges and universities in Mumbai provide a plethora of opportunities to the students, so that they are nurtured to become as competent professionals to serve the society. Go through the following lines to get an idea of the education system in Mumbai.

School Education in Mumbai
The schools in Mumbai offer education right from kindergarten to the higher secondary level. Different types of schools are located in the city, which include Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)-run schools, government and government-aided schools and public schools. English and Marathi are used as medium of instruction, in the schools. The schools in Mumbai are either affiliated to Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), ICSE or CBSE.

Some of the best schools in Mumbai are Prime Academy, Andheri (East), Beacon High School, Khar (W), S.I.E.S. High School, (Matunga), City International School, Andheri (West), Rustomjee Cambridge International School (Dahisar West), St. Gregorios High School (Chembur), Ryan International School, Sanpada, (Navi Mumbai) and Bombay International School (Babulnath).

Higher Education in Mumbai
Some of the prestigious colleges of India are located in Mumbai. Majority of the colleges in the city are affiliated to the University of Mumbai and offer courses in different streams. BA, B Com and B Sc are the most popular undergraduate level courses imparted by the colleges in the city. Apart from these conventional courses, these educational institutions also offer various professional programmes, which concentrate of specialization in different fields. One can find engineering, technical, medical, dental, law, media and vocational institutes in Mumbai. Courses at Junior College level, which are equivalent to two years of high school, are also imparted by majority of the colleges in Mumbai. Maharashtra State Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education is responsible for governing these Junior colleges.

Some of the popular colleges in Mumbai are: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Narsee Monji College of Commerce and Economics (Vile Parle), St. Xavier's College (Dhobitalao), K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering (Vidyavihar), Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Higher Studies (NMIMS), SIES College of Management Studies (SIESCOMS) - Navi Mumbai, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and D.Y. Patil College of Law (Navi Mumbai).

A number of affiliating and deemed universities are located in Mumbai. University of Mumbai, SNDT Women's University, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies,Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth are the top universities in Mumbai. They offer education in a wide variety of streams, including sciences, arts, commerce, computers, engineering, medical, law, IT, Biotechnology etc. University of Mumbai is the largest university that provides affiliation to various degree colleges in the state of Maharasthra.

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