Amchi Shala, Chembur

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Amchi Shala
J. K. Karmalkar Marg
Tilak Nagar
Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400089
Coordinates 19°04′09″N 72°53′59″E / 19.0693°N 72.8997°E / 19.0693; 72.8997 (Amchi Shala, Chembur)Coordinates: 19°04′09″N 72°53′59″E / 19.0693°N 72.8997°E / 19.0693; 72.8997 (Amchi Shala, Chembur)[1]
School type Government Aided, Affiliated school
Motto "Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya"
Opened 19 June 1961 (1961-06-19)
Founder Shri. Janardan Krishna Karmalkar
Principal Mrs. Neelam Vikas Karmalkar
Number of students ~ 2500
Education system Secondary School Certificate
Campus type Urban
Teaching Staff 69
Non-Teaching Staff 22

Amchi Shala is a Marathi medium school, founded by Shri. J. K. Karmalkar in Tilak Nagar, Chembur, Mumbai, in 1961.


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.

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