Education is essential to mold young minds and builds their character over the years using modern educational technology to attain academic excellence and develop their potential to the fullest in physical, artistic and cultural endeavors. Students should be groomed to attain competence in fields of their choice and become good and caring humans who will make a positive contribution to the society.
Public schools are funded entirely or partly by the central, state or local government and cater for elementary and primary education in tow with the law which has made primary education free and compulsory for all.
The infrastructure available in these schools is at par with private schools. Hence parents prefer these schools with an aim to educate their children well enough to seek admission in reputed colleges and universities for courses which can assure them of job opportunities or higher education. Mid-day meals and negligible fees attract children from poorer sections.
This is a multi-lingual, densely populated city with highest economic activity and real estate prices due to the migrants settled here. Almost 8 percent of the municipal budget is allocated to primary education and efforts are on to outsource public schools to NGOs with a view to improving the quality of education and use of innovative teaching-learning methods for holistic development.
Study in Public Schools
These schools are mostly Marathi or Hindi medium and follow state curriculum. Since most parents relate to job opportunities to knowing the English language, a chain of English- medium public schools have been opened.
These schools provide quality education, skill acquisition, personalized attention and value orientation. Teachers are trained to establish a personal rapport with children and encourage them to continue learning.
These schools have facilities like computers, labs, art and music rooms, auditoriums, and even smart-classes wherein co-curricular activities are conducted.
Children are encouraged to participate in social service, Scouts and guides, and NCC to inculcate leadership and patriotism. Partnership with parents through periodical meets and inter-school exchange programs ensure constructive education.