The Archdiocesan Board of Education, Bombay was registered in 1985 as an Association under the Societies Registration Act –XXI / 1860. It is a certified body for Catholic Institutions in Mumbai and the Districts of Thane and Raigad under the Archdiocese of Bombay. Functioning as a Federation of Schools for its first 20 years, the Consultation of Catholic Schools held in November 2004, reviewed the role of the ABE and recommended that it be an umbrella body for all Catholic Institutions, and that it’s role be extended to meet all the needs of Catholic Education. The Board carries out tasks like co-ordination, research and documentation, planning and liaising with the State Department of Education and other Diocesan Bodies for its vast network of Educational Institutes and offers services in legal and administrative problems. It also publishes a bulletin called ‘Shikshan Vichar’.