Dr.Antonio da Silva of Dadar in 1868,through the good offices of Rev . Fr. John Braz Fernandes left by his will the bulk of his estate for the founding of a high school for the education of the indigenous Catholic boys of the place. Non-Catholic Boys, however are also admitted. This school came to be known as Dr. Antonio da Silva High School.
This School started a Technical Stream from Std. VIII in June 1963. It became a full fledged independent Technical High School on 13th June 1971, and is at present housed in its premises at S. Veer Savarkar Marg,(Cadell Road),Dadar.
The First Year Junior College classes, Science with Biology stream and Science with Technical stream, were started in July 1975.Two Vocational Courses viz., Electrical Maintenance and Motor Cycle Servicing were started at the Junior College level in September 1978 and Mechanical Maintenance course from June 1986(in place of Science with Technical course.) This Institution is thus a fulfledged Junior College with Science and Vocational Streams and is now called Dr. Antonio da Silva Technical High School and Junior College.
Students are admiited to this Institution in the Eighth and Eleventh(F.Y.J.C) standards Admissions to Std VIII commence during the first week of may, as soon as Std. VII results are declared. Admissions to F.Y.J.C Classes commence soon after the declaration of S.S.C Examination results. Students should submit the application for admission to F.Y.J.C class within three days of the declaration of S.S.C results.
The medium of Instruction is English. The Institution is recognised and aided by the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training, Maharashtra State and prepares pupils for the Secondary School Certificate Examination (with technical subjects) and Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (with pure science/vocational science subjects) of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education.