The financial capital, the city of seven islands, the city of Bollywood, the city of slums, Mayanagari, Mumbai or Bombay - the largest metropolitan city of India has several titles. Every day, Mumbai welcomes thousands of migrants from all over the country to its various avenues ranging from small-scale businesses to large corporate houses and thriving entertainment industry. If skill or talent is your only asset, then at Mumbai you will surely find someone who is ready to pay for it. Perhaps, that is the reason why we call it, 'the city of dreams' - the place where opportunity knocks the doors every now and then.
The lightning fast life and the tag of being a city that never sleeps may scare a newcomer in Mumbai. However, for students, the city offers plethora of opportunities. Be it arts, commerce, science, engineering or management, the city has the best educational institutions for every students. The University of Mumbai, under which most of the colleges operate, is one of the premier universities of the country. Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay is world-renowned for its academic excellence and research in technology. Then there is Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) known for its breakthrough research work in social welfare. While, the list of trusted educational institutions in the city goes long, Mumbai accommodates large majority of frontline corporate and financial institutions of international recognition and reputation. Thus, there is no better destination than Mumbai in the country for young to talents to materialize their career dreams.
In an attempt to identify the best educational establishments in the city, this issue of the Higher Education Review is focused upon the higher education scenario of Mumbai. 'Institute of the Year - 2016, Mumbai,' will feature some of the best educational institutes in Mumbai that are displaying their best performance in various sectors of education. On the cover, we feature, Indian School of Design and Innovation (ISDI), a Mumbai based design school that is committed to a new educational model inspired by the idea of design and innovation as transformative forces in society.
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