The BMC has taken a decision to start about 114 public schools. This includes 40 Marathi medium schools which will be converted into such public schools. This is also a fallout of various Marathi medium schools of the BMC which have seen a decline in admissions over the years. These public schools will be English medium schools. Since 2007-08, the BMC has been running 504 kindergarten schools. These schools had 13,277 students but out of them only 7,109 students took admission in BMC runs schools later.
This massive drop in continuity has prompted the BMC to look at the concept of Public schools as almost half of these children move to English medium schools. Currently, the BMC run kindergarten schools for both Marathi as well as English mediums. But after finishing KG, most of the students from the Marathi medium used to take admission in an English medium school run by the BMC or elsewhere. To reduce this fallout, the BMC will now take admissions for Kg and allow the students to continue up to the 10th grade without the need to re-admission in the 1st grade. This will be done by accommodating the Marathi medium students into the BMC run English medium public schools. In this new concept, 44 Marathi medium schools, 34 Hindi medium schools and 20 Urdu medium schools have been included. Even though Urdu schools have a large volume of students in the primary section, most of them later move to English medium schools. There will be no such public schools in the Colaba-Girgaum area. All these schools will come up in the Tardeo to Dahisar to Mulund.