Amchi Shala, Chembur
|J. K. Karmalkar Marg
Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400089
|School type||Government Aided, Affiliated school|
|Motto||"Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya"|
|Opened||19 June 1961|
|Founder||Shri. Janardan Krishna Karmalkar|
|Principal||Mrs. Neelam Vikas Karmalkar|
|Number of students||~ 2500|
|Education system||Secondary School Certificate|
In the 1960s, Tilak Nagar situated between Chembur and Ghatkopar was a residential colony constructed for industrial workers, working in and around Chembur. There were no schooling facilities for the workers and their children. The population mainly consisted of financially lower-middle-class Maharashtrian families.
Shri Janardan Krishna Karmalkar, a teacher with experience of founding schools like Chembur High School, shifted his attention to this needy area. The Housing Board gave him part of building no 26 in Tilak Nagar to start his endeavor. He founded a trust Gareeb Vidyarthi Sahayyak Mandal (GVS Mandal) in 1958. The aim of the trust is embedded in the name itself A trust to help poor and needy class of society. He started a school under the auspices of the trust on 19 June 1961, which was called as Amchi Shala.
Throughout the formation of the trust and the school, he was supported by his wife Smt. Indira Karmalkar also a teacher and later Principal of Amchi Shala. In the beginning there were 310 students with 7 divisions and 11 teaching staff.
- Adarsha Vidyalaya
- Chembur Karnatak High School
- General Education Academy
- Holy Family High School
- Lokmanya Tilak High School
- Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School
- Saraswati Mahavidyalaya