Friday, March 26, 2010
Education at a glance
This is the Malegaon High school and junior college building, located in the sprawling compound of the 50-year-old school. The school has over 7,000 students (pre primary to high school section). A photograph by Asif Ansari
In 1880, Britishers started the first school in Malegaon known as Anglo Vernacular school. Three years later, a Christian missionary school was also started. In the year 1900, a municipal solitary school was started by the government. In 1903, the civic body started the first Urdu and Marathi school for girls. In 1907, the first Urdu private school, Anjuman Hidayat-e-Islam, started. In 1927, Anglo Urdu High school, first Urdu high school, was started. In 1930, an organisation, Anjuman Moinuttulaba, was founded to prevent and control the school drop-outs.
Malegaon Municipal Corporation run schools:
There are 58 Urdu primary schools with a strength of 25,881 students while the Marathi primary schools have 3,824 students.
Urdu primary schools run by private institution cross the figure of 36 with 35,000 students. In 30 private high schools, 24,000 students are studying. The number of junior colleges being run by Urdu institution is around five with 2,500.
(Around 89,000 students are studying in pre-primary to junior college level Urdu medium institution)
There are 13 private Marathi primary schools with 10,000 students while in 15 Marathi high schools 18,000 students are studying. A total of seven junior colleges are being run by Marathi and English medium institutions with 2,321 students.
(Around 33,606 students are studying in pre-primary to junior college level Marathi medium institution)
There are total seven primary schools that teach around 3,000 students. In two English medium high schools around 1,031 students are studying.
(Around 4,124 students are studying in pre-primary to junior college level English medium institution)
Well-known Urdu High schools and colleges:
* A T T High school and Junior college: Founded in 1954
* The Malegaon High school and Junior college was started in 1956
* J A T Girls' High school was first started in 1962
* Jamhoor High school and Junior college was founded in 1963
* Tehzeeb High School and Junior college was founded in 1969
* Shaikh Usman High school and Junior college was started in 1978
* Jaamiat-ul-Huda was started in 1979
* Swess High school was started in 1989