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Amchi Shala, Chembur, Mumbai   
  Phone "Tel:+91 22 25231984/25222946
"J K Karmalkar Marg Tilak Nagar , Chembur
Mumbai  - 400089  
Maharashtra, India
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Amchi Shala a Marathi Medium School, founded by Shri J K Karmalkar in Tilak Nagar Chembur area has been imparting quality education since 1961.
In the 60’s, Tilak Nagar (Mumbai) situated between Chembur and Ghatkopar was a huge township colony specially 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 had an experience of founding schools like Chembur High School decided to shift 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 main 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. ( 19°04'10?N 72°53'59?E? / ?19.069358°N 72.899737°E? / 19.069358; 72.899737[1]} shows exact location of Amchi Shala in Chembur area.
All throughout the formation of the trust and the school he was ably supported by his wife Smt Indira Karmalkaralso a teacher and later became Principal of Amchi Shala. In the beginning there were 310 students with 7 divisions and 11 teaching staff.
Category School
Management Private
Association Autonomous
Established In 1961
Curriculum SSC (Maharashtra Board)
Medium Marathi
Grade Level LKG to Grade 10
Residential Day school
Challenged Children
Student Strength 2000   Undergraduate    Post Graduate 
Facult Strength 70   Master Degree     PhD Degree 
Student Faculty Ratio 55  : 1

For Admission the parents are requested to directly approach the school administrative ofice between 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM on working days.

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"Each year about 85% of students clear the year and get promoted to next division. Average passing percentage of SSC students has been around 75%. March 2007 saw a phenomenal 97% passing their SSC exam.
Along with the regular exams the students are encouraged for appearing in scholarship exams for 4th and 7th std, National Talent Search (NTS) exam for 8th and 10th std, Homi Bhabha Bal Vaidnyanik Spradha Pariksha for 6th std and 9th std, Tilak Maharashtra Vidhyapeeth Pariksha for 6th and 7th std, Drawing Grade Examination for 9th and 9th std."
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"Extra Curricular Activities
The school prides itself in providing a comprehensive range of extra curricular activities in which the student can realize his true talent. The areas and particular activities are as follows
Swara Malhar Sangeet Spardha, M Ward Level, Yearly, Inter School singing competition for 1st to 12th std.
Drawing and Painting Exhibitions, showcasing drawings and paintings made by the school students and teachers for public viewing.
Active participation and hosting of M Ward Level Inter School Science Exhibition.
Participation in various scientific activities of Bal Vidnyan Parishad, Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education and Marathi Vidnyan Parishad.
Medicinal Plant Garden consisting of more than 125 species of herbs and plants created and maintained exclusively by students of Amchi Shala Chembur.
Asha Nature Club, formed by the school is involved in activities such as Tiger Save Project by WWF, Birds and habitat photo collection with

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"Social Activities
The school believes in educating not only the student but also their parents and society as a whole. Hence the school runs various social awareness programs as follows
Literacy campaign for parents
Free Computer education for parents
Participation in Leprosy Eradication
Aids Awareness, Health Awareness for students as well as parents
Yearly Free Medical checkup for students and parents
Financial aid to ailing students for their well-being
Distribution of uniforms and mid day meals to needy students
For her untiring dedication and efforts towards the field of education through the above activities, current principal Smt N V Karmalkar was awarded the prestigious Rashtriya Shikshak Kalyan Pratisthan Puraskar and Maharashtra state’s Savitribai Phule Puraskar.

"The school believes in the principal that education should not only be limited to what is taught in textbooks. For overall progress and mental growth of a student the school believes in extra and co-curricular activities in art, science, nature, environment, sports and culture.
The school now has its own 3 storied building which has around 24 classrooms. The school works in 2 shifts. Amchi Shala has the following facilities for all round development of students.
- 10,000 sq ft (930 m2) playground
- 3200 X 2 sq ft (0.19 m2) Fully air – conditioned assembly hall
- 2 Fully air – conditioned computer labs housing 40 computers provided by IBM through IBM Kidsmart program
- Science Lab with projector facilities
- Library for students
- Medicinal plant garden maintained by students


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