We Believe in Educating the Nation First

The League was established in the year 1911. Since then, it has been serving greatly in the field of education. We believe that the key to all the ills of the Society lay in the lack of education; and proper training can up-lift the masses. The major activities of the league have always been in the field of education which is given the highest priority.
Imparting education being the key responsibility taken up by the League, it was certainly not possible without a well – equipped area for the books.

“There is more treasure in books than in all pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”

– Walt Disney.

Owing to which, a library was established by the league in 1917 at Chinchpokli, a predominantly working – class area. In addition to this, a night school too was established in Parel by 1922 to enable the workers in the vicinity to get education at night. In the same year, an Industrial School for Women was started at Parel to train women in stitching, sewing, embroidery and Craft etc. This was done to provide some vocational training to the women, who were housewives until then. The aim was to encourage these women to leave aside their routine and earn a livelihood for themselves and their families.

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SSL English School (CBSE)

The Social Service League English School affiliated to CBSE was found in 2010. It is a school with 1500+ students and 90+ staff. After serving in this field for over a decade, the Social Service League got affiliated to CBSE curriculum (Affiliation Number: 1130911). This school is situated in Parel. The school premises has a large playground for various sports activities, well equipped Science, Math, and Computer labs along with a library, wellness room and 30 classrooms. It also has a well – equipped Auditorium and an Assembly Hall for conducting co – curricular and extra – curricular activities.

Pre-Primary School (Marathi Medium)

Established in 1975, the Pre – Primary School (Marathi Medium) commenced with 108 students distributed across three classes. The idea behind starting the Marathi Medium School was that the area was occupied predominantly by the labour class who have migrated from different parts of Maharashtra, mainly Konkan and Western Maharashtra. The Mill workers came with their families and settled down in the South – Central part of Mumbai where there were textile mills located. Owing to which, it was the need of the hour to accommodate their children into schools and provide them with quality education at affordable prices.

Primary School (Marathi Medium)

Commencing in 1976 with 2 divisions and 86 students, the Primary School of SSL has grown significantly. Presently, student enrolment from 1st to 4th grade has surged to 294, distributed across 11 divisions

High School and Junior College

The High School was started in 1966. Now the current strength of students are 1400+ with 20+ staff. Our Teachers and students took tremendous efforts to achieve 100% result. In the year 2021, the school and junior college have completed 99 years.

Night High School and Junior College

Since its inception in 1922, the Night High School at Parel, a key initiative of the SSL, has completed a remarkable 100 years of service. It was the 1st Night High School in India. The aim of this initiative was to cater to the needs of education and learning of the working class and the weaker sections in the vicinity. Bharatratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was the first teacher of our institute which indeed was an honour to us. Free education from std 8th to 10th was provided in the high school. The local mill workers and their families were highly benefited out of these programs.


Chinchpokli Library

A library was established in 1917 with a view to cultivate reading habits among Labour & Weaker sections of the society. This is the first activity of The Social Service League, which has now completed 107 years starting on 17th February, 1917. The library is recognized as ‘A’ category (Urban Library) by Government of Maharashtra.

Parel Library

The institute’s secondary school has a library since 1977 with more than 25,000 books. Members of the Student Parents Association are taking advantage of this facility. It is intended to transform this library into an information centre. The archive of 25,000 books has been computerised with a bar code facility. This library is equipped in a modern way, having all the modern facilities.

Pre-School Learning Home

Mathurabai Dhuru learning home was started in Dadar in 1989 with four children for the convenience of working women. After the redevelopment of the building, now the first floor has been renovated with very large accommodation and modern facilities. Art & Craft, Dance & singing activities are also added for the kids.

Mid Day Meal

The then President of SSL, H. T. Parekh started this scheme in 1985. Students of Pre-primary & primary school were provided with nutritious food. 

School Hall

The Mafatlal building has an air-conditioned hall on the ground floor having a capacity of 200 people. Under the auspices of the institute this hall is made available for the pre – primary, primary & secondary schools and junior colleges, CBSE school for educational and other activities. This hall is also available for seminars, functions & get together on rental basis.

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