The Thomas Baptista Primary School, which was founded in 1889, has now flourished into a full-fledged educational institution harbouring the Primary, High School, Junior College and MCVC faculty. This highly renowned educational institution of Vasai was started by Mr. Thomas Baptista, a generous layman from Papdy, Vasai; a great lover of knowledge and educational visionary. He had realized the importance of English education in India and he started the Anglo Vernacular English School on September 12, 1889. The school was then run by the Bombay East Indian Association and its primary goal was to cater to the educational needs of the catholic children from Vasai and its vicinity. It also admitted a big number of students of the other religions, castes and creed. During its early years, it encouraged education among girls by providing free education to them.
Thomas Baptista Junior College is the offshoot of the Primary School founded in 1889. This institution has grown and served the people, not only of Vasai but also of Maharashtra and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli for more than 12 decades. It has catered to the students of all faiths and even lower strata of our Mother Land.
Updated on: [September 12, 2018]