Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is to set up language laboratories in 49 schools across Mumbai. The initiative comes after additional importance allocated to improvement of oral languages in schools specially from the disadvantaged sections of society.
BMC has taken State Institute of Educational Technology (SIET), Pune on board to work on improving four languages of English, Hindi, Marathi and Urdu. The labs proposed at the cost of Rs 50 lakh is primarily aimed to cater to the learning needs of secondary schools.
The first lab will come up in Gildertank school as a pilot project.