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- brochure, activity report, audited financials, 80G certificate, etc.
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We have given subjective ratings. A+ = outstanding. A = good. B = not as good as A. C = unresponsive. Blank = not rated. We would be pleased to change ratings based on feedback.

We do realise that ratings should be based on:
- type of teaching
- teachers' proficiency in his / her subject
- conduciveness of environment for learning
- success stories of students
- integration of latest educational styles
We request each school to send us names and phone numbers of 5 parents to try such a rating.


24 Schools for the Hearing or Speech Impaired in & near Mumbai 

The schools below have about 1750 students & almost each one has spare capacity.

Prahladrai Kagzi Institute For Handicapped
Plot No. 8 A, M.I.D.C. Phase 1
Kalyan Road
Dombivli (E)
Thane 421203
Karmayogi:  Mr. Manohar P Sadekar, President
                 Ms. Shobha Gaikwad, Principal
Tel: 0251-2471358, 2421279
Notes: Medium Marathi, Established in 1983, total 77 students, age of 4 -18 yrs. Aims to education, training and rehabilitation of hearing impaired and mentally handicapped children. Teaching and training through modern aids, rehabilitation. Has 25500 sq. ft. of built up space equipped with necessary amenities. The students regularly receive awards in the annual special Olympics and in state level sports. Managed by Mook Badhir Prabodhini.
Rating: A+
Visited, got brochure, financial report, activity report, Souvenir 

A B Hearing Solutions & School
Sanskardham College Campus
4 Unnat Nagar
Off M. G. Road
Goregaon (W)
Mumbai 400090
Karmayogi: Mr. I. H. Chinoy / Ms. Rashmi
Tel: 28764517, 28751356, 26422369 (bandra)
Rating: A

*Bombay Centre for Deaf
St. Stanislaus High School
Bandra (W)
Mumbai 400050
Notes: Closed Down ?

*Bombay Deaf & Dumb Institution
20, Kakadwadi 
opp. Arya Samaj
Mumbai - 400004
Notes: Established in June 1925
(Letter returned)

Bombay Institution for Deaf & Mutes, The  
33 Nesbit Road
OPP. Mazgaon Court
Mumbai 400010
Karmayogi: Ms. Jennifer Alexander, Principal
               Mr. Neil J. Creado, President
               Ms. Sangeeta Thakur, Social Worker
Tel: 23720216 / 23713144
Notes: Medium is English, Hindi and Marathi. Established in 1885, Oldest organisation in Asia, total children 160 ( Boys 112, Girls 48)
Rating A
Visited, got brochure, financial report, activity report

Central Society for the  Education of the Deaf
Municipal school Bldg 3rd. Fl.
Farook Umarbhoy Path
opp. YMCA swimming pool
Mumbai 400011
Karmayogi: Ms. Mary J Behlihomji, Chairperson
Tel. 23087798
Notes: M
edium is English and Marathi. Established in 1966, Total students 75, does regular auditory assessments on the children. Provide free education, mid-day meal, and milk to all the children, has a school bus. Having other branches :
Maitri for  children below 2.5 yrs
C. S. D (Central School for Deaf) age above 3 yrs children, 50-seater bus donated by i-flex. 
C.I.T.D (Central Institute for Training Deaf) is for training teachers.
Rating: A
Visited, got brochure, financial report, activity report 
A "Battery Cell Bank" has been set up for the Central School of the Deaf at Nagpada in Mumbai to ensure an uninterrupted supply of battery cells (pencil cells and button cells) used in hearing aids by the students. Most of the students belong to the weaker section of society, and cannot afford to bear the cost of cells for continuous use of their Hearing Aid. In the past, parents used to shut off the hearing aid of their child in order to conserve the battery cell, which greatly interfered in the progress of the child's rehabilitation. We are informed that the "Battery Cell Bank" has shown very positive results and hastened the process of bringing the students into the mainstream of society. 
Profile 1: 
Profile 2:

Deaf and Dumb Institute
Prof. Date's Charitable
Kalaram Mandir
Thakurdwar Road
Mumbai 400002
(Letter returned)

Deaf Education Society


Disha School for the Deaf
Disha Karnbadhir Vidyalaya

Nadkarni Bal Kalyan Kendra
Chitrakar Ketkar Marg
Vile Parle (East)
Mumbai 400057
Karmayogi: Ms. Anagha Kulkarni, Principal
                Mr. Prakash Ranade, Trustee
Tel: 26144183 / 26151200
Notes: Medium Marathi, Established in 1979, total 50 students (Girls 25, boys 25). Conducting vocational training. Managed by Lokmanya Seva Sangh, Parel. 
Rating: A
Visited, got brochure

Dr. Kusumtai Naravane School for the Deaf
opp. Swimming pool
M. G. Road
Kandivali (W)
Mumbai - 400067
Karmayogi: Ms. Sunita Walawalkar, Principal
Tel: 28017257, 28654623
Notes: Medium English and Marathi, Established in 1991, Total 75 students (girls 32 & boys 43) organisation also has
Junior college, English medium school and Marathi medium school for normal children. Managed by Shri Ramkrishna Shikshan Mandal.
Rating: B

Helen Keller Institute for Deaf And Deafblind, The 

Municipal Secondary School, South Wing 
Near 'S' Bridge 
N. M. Joshi Marg
Byculla (W)
Mumbai - 400011
Karmayogi: Ms. Beroz N Vacha, Director
Tel: 23087052 / 23019215 
Fax: 23018211
Category: Hearing Challenged
Profile Ms. Beroz Vacha: 
Notes: Medium English and Hindi, Established in 1977, 116 Students age group of 7 to 15 yrs. Child equips himself with varied skills like tactile, mobility, washing, toileting, and communication skills. Voice and Vision: Task Force for children with deaf blindness and visual impairment with additional disabilities. 
See Appeal at 
Rating: A+

Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf and Deaf Blind, The
Aditya Birla Centre 
CC-1, T.T.C
M I D C, Shil Mahape Road
Navi Mumbai 400701
Karmayogi: Mr. Nagaraj Nayak, General Manager 
               Ms. Shubhangi Bandekar, Principal (Deaf section)
               Ms. Sambadha Shevde, Principal (Deaf Blind section)
Tel: 27782214 / 27782193 / 27781226
E-mail: / 

Profile Ms. Beroz Vacha 
Notes: Medium of education English, Hindi and Marathi. Established in 1977, providing education, total students 100, other school at Byculla with separate unit for the hearing and visually impaired, children from outside Bombay are offered residential service, nutrition, education, transportation assistance and hearing aids, conducting workshop as well as vocational training like jewellery making, candle making, domestic science, nursery plantations and many other arts.
See Appeal at  
Rating A+

Jhaveri Thanawala School for the Deaf
Kesarwadi Premises, 2nd floor 
Near Koupineshwar Temple
Station Rd.
Thane - 400601
Karmayogi: Ms. Vijaya Khadkikar, Principal
                Mr. Subhodbhai Jhaveri,
Tel: 25334363
Notes: M
edium Marathi, Established in 1950,total 88 students, providing vocational training like sewing, craft making, typing, magic, swimming and dance. Future plans to provide hearing aid and facilities, vocational workshop, hostel, infant centre and enlarge school building. Managed by Bahire Muke Shikshan Sanstha.
Rating: A
Visited, got brochure, souvenir 

K. D. N. Shruti School 
D.B. Juikar Marg 
Behind Chandan Cinema
Juhu Vile Parle Scheme
Mumbai 400049
Karmayogi: Ms. Bhavana Shah, Principal 
Tel: 26205283
Fax: 26284840
Notes: Medium Hindi, English and Gujarati. Established in 1973. Total capacity of the school is 250, biggest school in Mumbai, children learn till 7th standard. This is the only school in Mumbai which teaches in Gujarati. Managed by Bombay West Rotary Institute For Deaf. Kamala Dharamshi Narsee Shruti School  
Rating: A
Visited, got brochure

Koshish Piramal School For The Deaf
D. B. Lane
Off. Daftary Road
Malad (E)
Mumbai 400097
Karmayogi: Dr. Ajay Kothari, Managing Trustee 
                Ms. Urmila Walawalkar, Principal
Tel: 26485433, 28446448, 28834629 
Notes: Medium English, Hindi, Marathi. Established in Nov 1983, centre for the Care of Deaf, total 116 students 57 girls & 59 boys, only private school in Mumbai, providing free education, hearing aids and medical care, qualified 48 staff, communication through individual and group hearing aids, audio-visual approach, lip reading, speech therapy with speech monitor. Also see Koshish Centre for the Deaf. 
Rating: A+
Visited, got brochure, financial report, activity report

LTMG Hospital's School for the Deaf 

Muncipal Primary School Bldg
Scheme No. 57
Road No. 7 -A
Mumbai - 400031
Karmayogi: Ms. Meena Kotnis , Head Teacher
Notes: Medium of education-Marathi and Hindi, Established in 1973, # students ?, also providing vocational training like carpentry, tailoring etc.
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital's School for the Deaf.
Rating C

Marwari Vidyalaya High School
Sardar Vallabhbhai Road 
Karmayogi: Ms. Vumvada Shukla, Principal
Tel: 23865845
Notes: Medium of education Marathi, normal school that admits hearing and speech impaired children from junior K.G. to S.S.C. 

Mook Dhwani Vidyalaya
Utkarsha Mandal Chowk
Malviya Road
Vile Parle (E)
Mumbai 400057
Karmayogi: Ms. Sadhana  R Sapara, Principal
Tel: 26153008
Notes: Medium Marathi, established in 1982, total 86 students, boys 43 and girls 43. Providing parent counselling, guidence, rehabilitation. Teachers 16, speech therapist and social worker. Managed by Utkarsh Mandal.
Rating: A
Visited, got brochure

Mulund Rotary School for the Deaf
Goshala Municipal School, Gr. Floor
Nahur, Mulund (W)
Mumbai 400080
Mr. Madhukar Devdhar, President 
                Ms. Vrushali Dandekar, Principal 
25692550, 25611216
Notes: Medium of education Marathi. Established in 1976, total students 60- 28 boys and 32 girls, providing vocational  training like screen printing, candle making, sewing, etc. managed by Mulund Rotary Society for the Education of Physically Handicapped.
Rating: A
Visited, got brochure, activity report 

Nair Hosp School For The Deaf (Audio Speech Therapy Dept)
Jagannath Shankar Sheth School
Grant Road
Mumbai 400007

Pradnya Karuna Mook Badhir Vidyalaya
Near Kurla Camp (Certified)
Thane 400021
Karmayogi: Mr. Wankhede
Notes: Medium of education Marathi. Established in 1981. 

Pragati Vidyalaya
713, Bhatewadi 
College Gully
D. S. Balarekar Marg.
Mumbai 400028
Karmayogi: Ms. Saritha, Principal
                Mr. Gajanand Phadke, Trustee
Tel.  24376625, 24224348 
Notes: Medium of education Marathi. Private school,
established in 1985, total students 92 (Girls 41 and boys 51). Sister School is Sadhana Vidyalaya, organisation published some books "Sulabh Vachan" (simplified reading), pictorial dictionary in Marathi, Hindi and English, "Samvaad" multi coloured book, also having video film "kelyane hote aahe re" shown several times in Doordarshan. Conducts activities with the coordination of nearby organisations, problems regarding hearing aids. managed by Vijay Shikshan Sanstha.
Rating: A
Visited, got brochure, activity report

Rochiram Thadani School for Hearing Handicapped

64-65 Collector Colony
Near D.B.C. School
Mumbai 400074
Karmayogi: Mr. Amar Asrani, Hon. Director
Notes: Medium of education Hindi, Marathi. Established in 1987. # students, t
he school has educational programmes, evaluation and diagnosis of hearing handicapped and speech impaired. It also provides medical intervention, speech and language therapy; and development programmes for children and adults
Rating C

Rotary School for the Deaf
Gokhale Compound  
Raghuvir Nagar
(Opp. Madhavashram Karyalaya Gokhale Hall)
Dombivali (E) 
Thane 421201
Mr. B. G Karve, Chairman
                Dr. Vaishali Joshi, Principal

Notes: Medium Marathi. Established in 1970,
total students 94, provides speech training, auditory training, parent guidance, counseling, and arranges monsoon picnic. Also have other centre called Paul Harris Vocational  Centre which provides training for computer, screen printing and tailoring. Managed by Rotary Seva Kendra Trust.
Rating: A
Visited, got brochure, financial report, activity report

Sadhana Vidyalaya
Mumbai Marathi Grantha Sangrahalaya Bldg.
172 Naigaum Cross Road
Mumbai 400014

Karmayogi: Ms. Geeta Shelar, Principal
Tel: 24134488
Notes: Medium of education Marathi. Established in 1960, class up to 7th standard, total 85 students-girls 34 and boys 51. Providing education and rehabilitation. Sister school is Pragati Vidyalaya. Both run by Vijay Shikshan Sanstha.      
Rating: A
Visited, got brochure

Sanskar Dham Vidha for Hearing Impaired
Unnat Nagar
Off Ganpati Stores
Goregaon (W)
Mumbai 400090

Shivaji Park Lions School for Hearing Handicapped
New Muncipal Welfare Centre
82 Lt. Dilip Gupte Marg
Mumbai 400016
Karmayogi: Ms. Swathi Damle, Principal
Tel: 24454238
Notes: Medium of education Marathi, Hindi. Established in 1975. # students?, classes up to  7th standard, age group 2 years and above, no fees are charged, providing snacks and vitamin tablets every day, also providing vocational training in embroidery, knitting and printing.

Rating: B
Visited, got brochure, activity report

Special Care Center
(Located in the Drive-in Theatre premises, Bandra)
4-C Swapnalok
47 Lady Jagmohandas Marg
Mumbai 400006
Karmayogi : Ms. Vipula Kadri, Hon Gen Secretary
Tel: 23630523
Fax : 23680037
E-mail : ,
Notes: Medium of education Hindi and Marathi. Established in 1988, total 213 children  who are mentally challenged / hearing & speech impaired, providing formal and non formal education, prevocational training, heath check ups, mid-day meals, speech therapy and skill development training. managed By : Save the Children India.
As the drive-in theatre premises is being converted into a commercial premises, we are constructing a five storey school building for these children in the bandra-kurla complex. We are seeking support from like minded donors to accomplish construction of this centre at an early date. The inauguration is planned for 1st week September 2005. 
Rating: A
Visited, got brochure, financial report, activity report

Stephen High School for the Deaf and Aphasic, The
Plot No. 898
S. K. Bole Road
(Next to Bank of Baroda)
Dadar (W)
Mumbai 400028
Karmayogi: Brother Joseph
Tel : 24321572 / 24320733
Notes: Medium of education English. Established in 1957, total students 55 age group of 3 -17 , up to S. S. C , having computer lab, preparing C.D for education of deaf children. Has 14 trained teachers to bring these children to the mainstream of life. Courses offered are typing, book binding, screen printing, computers, drawing, dance, sports, etc. Also publish Stephenian Spotlight a quarterly newsletter. Managed by Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel.
See appeal: 
Rating: A
Visited, got brochure, activity report

Swami Parijnanashram Educational & Vocational Centre for the Handicapped 
Deolipada, Kharodi Naka
Virar (W)
Thane 401303
Karmayogi: Mr. C G Kulkarni, Chairperson
                Mr. V. S Kailianpur, Principal
Notes: Medium is Marathi. Established in 1985, # students 30, providing vocational training on tailoring, carpentry, painting, candle and chalk making. Also giving mid-day meals to children. Managed by Shree trust

Vikas Vidyalaya For the Hearing Handicapped
A-3, Mehta Apts. Ground floor
Prof. V.S. Agashe Road
Dadar (W)
Mumbai- 400028
: Ms. Sunithi Dixit, Principal
Tel: 24229987 / 24228966
Fax: 24310858
Notes: M
edium of education Marathi. Established in 1967, total 125 students. In 1992, the sanstha received the national award for the best school for the handicapped by the President of India. It is a non-residential school. Offering infant training centre, parent counselling centre, aids & appliances, computer education, parent training, vocational training,
pre-school, primary and secondary education up to std.8th, conducts swimming class. Managed by Jankibai Shikshan Sanstha,
Rating: A+
Visited, got brochure, financial report, activity report

Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for the Physically Handicapped
A. T. I Campus 
V N. Purav Marg
Sion Trombay Rd.
Mumbai 400022
Tel: 25221707

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Updated On: 23-July-05