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Mumbai as an Educational Destination

Updated on: Mar 17, 2013
Mumbai, the Financial Capital of India, holds the distinction of being an education hotspot of South-East Asia.

With an aim to educate students from throughout the world for a life of professional achievement and service to society, Mumbai offers a plethora of opportunities.

Mumbai is also referred to as the ‘Research Hub of India’ owing to its various research institutions in the field of science and humanities.

The city is home to several premier research institutions like the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

The growing importance of Information Technology (IT) has been realized by the Government of Maharashtra. The State Government has thus constituted the Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation (MKC) with an initial investment of Rs.5 crores.

The main objective of the Corporation is to provide IT-enabled education in all universities, colleges and other educational institutions in the state.

Among the institutes offering higher education in the field of Technology in Mumbai, to name a few are the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) and the Vivekanand Education Society's (VES) Institute of Technology.

In the field of architecture, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Pillai's College of Architecture offer quality education.

Mumbai also houses some of the best B-schools of the country. The S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research is among the top management colleges in the country. It offers courses in marketing, information management, international business, finance etc. The institute also offers courses in family-managed business programs and e-commerce.

Among others are the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and N.L. Dalmia Management Institute of Studies and Research offering management courses.

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is another institution of international repute in the field of social science education. It has made a significant contribution in the areas of social policy, planning, intervention strategies and human resource development. It offers post-graduate and doctoral programs in social sciences, personnel management, industrial relations and health, hospital management and social work.

The University of Mumbai (known earlier as University of Bombay) is one of the oldest and premier Universities in India. It was established in 1857 consequent upon "Wood's Education Dispatch".

The University has been granted a Five Star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It has two post-graduate centers, 354 affiliated colleges and 36 Departments.

We at the National Network of Education have given our best to bring all the educational institutions of Mumbai under single cover. We have struggled days together to collect the vast information of nearly 700 educational institutions, their complete address, telephone numbers, names of the head of the institutions etc. It has been our endeavour to provide everything, possibly all information on almost all the educational institutions in Mumbai.

Some facts regarding the education scenario in Mumbai are presented below. It includes the type and number of colleges or universities situated in the city of Mumbai:
  • Universities in Mumbai : 12
  • CBSE affiliated schools in Mumbai : 36
  • ICSE affiliated schools in Mumbai : 58
  • BMED-run schools : 1191
  • Secondary/ Higher Secondary schools : 3075
  • Vocational Education and Training Institutes in Mumbai : 19
  • Junior colleges in Mumbai : 330
  • Engineering Colleges : 38
  • Architecture Colleges : 7
  • Pharmacy Colleges : 9
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