Nagar Prathmik Shikshan Samiti (Municipal School Board for Primary Education) run by Surat Municipal Corporation is a generous, successful and incredible effort in the area of Primary Education. SMC manages 335 schools and over 1.5 lakh students under Municipal School Board.
Nagar Prathmik Shikshan Samiti is a prestigious government body in education field run by SMC. Under this scheme, SMC provides free education to over 1.5 lakh students in 335 schools in various mediums like Gujarati, Hindi, Telugu, Oriya, Marathi, Urdu and English. There are over 3800 teachers in various institutions.
Following facilities are covered under this programme :
- Mid-day Meal
- Free Uniform
- Books and Stationary
- Medical Facilities
- Sports Equipment and Grounds
- Infrastructure Facilities
Students from Nagar Prathmik (MSB) participate in various competitions held in the fields of culture, arts, science and sports. Each year many events are organised by MSB, private schools and other institutions and bodies like drawing competition, singing and other cultural competetion, science exhibition, sports and gymnastics competition. In such competition many students of MSB participate and win lot of medals and trophies. As most of the schools have large grounds, students get opportunity to play and grow along with education.
As most of the students come from either economically or/and socially weak backgrounds, getting free education along with mid-day meal is a blessing. As the standard of education grows and modern facilities along with trained faculties are implemented in this sector, MSB may grow to become one of its kind in the near future.
SMC also takes care of Secondary Education via SUMAN Schools.