Margao hosts many schools and colleges. Loyola High School (Goa) near Old Bus Stand is a Jesuit-run school and is one of the oldest in Margao. The Model English High School, popularly known after its founder Shri. Bhatikar, was established in the year 1935 and is one of the leading educational institutions in the state of Goa as per the curriculum prescribed by the Directorate of Education, Goa, and the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Goa. Manovikas High School, now located in Sonsodo, is one of the premier ICSE schools in Goa. The other educational institutes in Margao include St. Joseph High School at Aquem, Presentation Convent (for girls), Fatima Convent (for girls), and Perpetual Convent High School Located in Navelim.
The colleges in Margao include the S.P.C. C. of Arts and Science was housed in Portuguese Military Barracks opposite Multipurpose High School place called Vidyanagar. The then Principal Dr. Wagh who was later appointed the Director of Post Graduate Center of Bombay University, situated in Sushila Building 18th June Road Panjim. This college was shifted to the present location in 1972 and the Principal was Prof P. S. Rege. The Buildings were inclined in shape narrower at the base and broader at the top and it was a kind of attraction of architecture which has undergone a change and modified later on. The Parvatibai Chowgule College, Shri Damodar College of Commerce and Economics and Shri Damodar Higher Secondary School Of Science and R.M.S Higher Secondary School. There are also ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes) which impart technical education.
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