BMC proposes education budget of Rs 3,370.24 crore for FY 2022-23, higher than last year


Bombay: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday proposed an education budget of Rs 3,370.24 crore for 2022-23, up from Rs 2,945.78 crore last year.

Free education is being provided by 6,831 teachers to 2,42,899 students in 964 primary schools in 8 languages, namely: Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, English, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada, the BMC announced on Thursday.

Under the educational facilities provided by the BMC, 1,383 teachers were engaged to provide free education to 48,209 students in 243 secondary schools. Our 81 teachers are engaged in the services of our 730 students with disabilities in 17 BMC special schools.

BMC leads 2 D.Ed. colleges with 153 students. There are 394 private schools which receive aid from BMC where 2836 teaching and non-teaching staff work. 98719 Std.1st-4th students are educated in these schools.

The education department of BMC has approved the management of 900 “balwadis”, of which 815 “balwadis” are functional.

Meanwhile, the civic body’s education department has launched 10 CBSE board curriculums from kindergarten through 6th grade in the 2021-22 school year. At present, 12 schools from other boards, including 11 schools from CBSE board and 1 school from ICSE board, are functional. The school website was launched. In accordance with BMC policy, the online admission process for the 2022-23 academic year has been launched from January 4, 2022 to February 4, 2022 for Kindergarten and KG, 8th grades of 11 CBSE and 1 ICSE School

24 secondary schools were opened in 2021-22 in line with the decision to expand the existing upper primary schools to std 10th to enable our students to continue their education after completing their primary education.

VTCs (Virtual Training Centers) have been set up in 480 BMC schools (360 primary, 120 secondary) of 4 mediums with the help of 4 studios. They will be upgraded – all in one computer (AIO) with Smart TV, server room, LMS server, Full HD camera, microphone, etc. Will be provided.

Meanwhile, Tinkering Labs is established in 25 BMC schools, with a budget provision of Rs 29 lakh, through which students can prepare technical models with trial and error learning using modern technological means.

Posted: Thursday February 03 2022, 10:57 AM IST


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