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Kishinchand Chellaram College


HISTORY: Established in 1954, K.C. College, Churchgate, is the only college in Mumbai with its own radio centre and Nuclear Chemistry research centre.
STREAMS: Arts, Science, Commerce, Mass Media. Electronics, Electrical Maintenance and computer science are popular vocational subjects. At the Postgraduate level, there are zumerous job-oriented courses. The college also has tie –ups with the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Royal College and Union College in the USA and Monarch University in Australia, that are aimed at benefiting students and professors alike.
BEST KNOWN FOR: Bachelor of Mass Media degree and Biotechnology department.
NO. OF SEATS: Arts – 240; Science – 550; Commerce -240.
EXTRA – CURRICULARS: The College has adopted Saphale village near Virar, where the students volunteer during the vacations. The college festival is Kiran and the BMM festival is Blitzkrieg.
CAMPUS NOTES: The College just got itself a Kool Café, an auditorium and multimedia facilities. Its badminton court is also popular with students who want a break from books.
ALUMNI: Industrialist Anil Ambani, actor Rajesh Khanna.
CONTACT : Kishinchand Chellaram college, Dinshaw Wacha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020. Tel: 2855726


St Xavier’s College


HISTORY: Established in 1869, Xavier’s has continued the tradition of academic excellence by constant Improvisation. It is one of the few to offer an Honours programme students are awarded a merit certificate along with the degree if they attain a minimum of eight points through assignments, seminars and research in a chosen subject.
And learning is not restricted to the classrooms. There are several subject department with outside activities that aid classroom learning.
STREAMS: Arts, Science, Commerce, Mass Media, Management Studies
NO. OF SALE: Arts – 330, Science – 330
QUOTA: Minority Christians: 50%
HOSTEL FACILITIES: Capacity: 60. Available for senior college students only.
CAMPUS NOTES: One of the few college in the city to boast a real campus. The beautiful spires and intricate motifs of the sprawling college building in Indo- Gothic style seldom fail to strike awe in young aspirants. The massive library with 1,20,000 books is a refuge for many . Students tend to be arty, so expect the best of bohemian attire – Kurtas, skirts, jholas and lots of beads.
EXTRA – CURRICULARS: Malhar is the annual inter-collegiate festival. More than 100 local colleges and 15 outstation colleges and international institutes participate. The college also organises annual theatre festivals Ithaka, the English theatre extravaganza and Anthas, the annual Hindi festival. If you’re into Indian classical music, you can join the Indian Music Group. This was started more than 25 years ago and it organises recitals (baithaks) throughout the year and the Janfest, which encourages Indian music talent. If you ‘re worried about the state of the world and want to do something about it, join the Social Service League, which was set up more than50 years ago. Its rural work camp and Project Care – a two - day adoption camp for under-privileged children offer some of the best learning experiences. The League also organises exhibitions on socially relevant themes.
ALUMNI: Radio presenter Amin Sayani, actors Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.
STUDENT SPEAK: Xavier’s offers a mix of discipline and fun which makes it the best college. The old school look and feel adds charm to experience – Deepanshu Bhandari, SYBMM student.
CONTACT: St. Xavier’s College, 5 Mahapalika Marg. Dhobi Talao, Mumbai 400001. Phone: ( 91 ) 022-22620661/ 22620662/ 22620665 Website: www.xaviers.edu


Sophia College for Women


HISTORY: Sophia College, founded in 1941 Christian minority institution for female students. The college has always believed in quality education. Sophia’s main goal is a relentless search for wisdom through an education that’s holistic and transformative.
STREAM: Arts, Science, Mass Media and UGC-certified courses in Women’s development, Food and Nutrition, and Cooking.
VOCATIONAL COURSES: Banking and Office Management.
BEST KNOWN FOR: Center for Women’s Studies and Polytechnic courses.
The college is also known for promoting student research and bio- science with a focus on neuroscience. Its polytechnic courses are also well known and range from banking to social service.
NO. OF SEATS: Arts, -390; Science – 240
HOSTEL FACILITIES: The on – campus hostel has a capacity of 120 students.
CAMPUS NOTES: At Sophia College you will find the Sophia Bhabha Hall, the Sophia Center for Women’s Studies and Development, Computer labs, a gymnasium, the Heredia Counseling center, and a bookstore.
EXTRA – CURRICULAR: The college festival Kaleidoscope is one of better-known events on the inter-collegiate calendar.
The college has also adopted one rural and two municipal schools, where Sophiaites contribute voluntary services. Several clubs within the college make it one of the more vibrant campuses in the city.
ALUMNI: MP Priya Dutt, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Arts historian Pheroza Godrej.
PRINCIPAL SPEAK: This year we are planning to have an additional computer facility for students. We have already developed the library into an information center. We are setting up a quality Assurance Cell this year for the P.G Diploma course in quality Assurance in the Foods and Pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Rev. Anila Verghese.
CONTACT: Sophia College, Bhulabai Desai Road, Mumbai 400026. Tel: 23512642 E-mail: sophiacollegemumbai@gmail.com


Wilson College


HISTORY: Established in 1832 as part of Dr. Johan Wilson institute, Wilson College has seen the turn of two centuries. The building was designed by Johan Adams in the domestic Gothic style. Governor of Bombay laid its foundation stone. The new building was inaugurated by Lord Reay on March 14, 1889, by 1999, the college conducted courses under the auspices of the University of Bombay leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and the Master of Arts degrees. By 1911, the college strength increased to 599, with 78 hostilities.
STEAMS: Arts, Science, Commerce, Mass Media Management Studies,
NO. OF SEATS: Arts -260; Science – 520.
QUOTA: 50% for Christians under all sections.
HOSTEL FACILITIES: The College offers hostel facilities for both girls and boys. Mackichan Hall: 71 boys, St Andrews House: 62 boys, Pandita Ramabhai Hostel: 60 girls.
CAMPUS NOTES: The college gymkhana and sports pavilion offer facilities for athletics, carom, chess, table tennis, tennis hockey, football, cricket, weight lifting and gymnastics. It was the first college in Bombay University to have a women’s cricket team. The college gymkhana was the venue of the first night cricket match organised in Bombay by two local cricket clubs in May 1981. The Co –operative Education Programme prepares students for the world of work and equips them with effective workplace- related skills.
EXTRA – CURRICULARS: Its Nature Club is known for its environment – awareness projects. Kshitij is the cultural festival, Polaris is the BMM festival held in January, Adora the BMS festival. Wilson College also has an annual Bazaar Day. The money it raises is used for charity.
CONTACT: Wilson College Chowpatty, Mumbai 400007.


Ramnarain Ruia College


HISTORY: The first college in Mumbai to be started by a private society, Sikshana Prasaraka Mandli in Pune. The college was established in 1937.
EXTRA – CURRICULARS: Utsav, the annual inter- collegiate cultural festival.
CAMPUS NOTES: The College has a self-vision centre for visually challenged students that includes a Braille library and typewriters that convert Braille into English. Its History department has provided consultancy services to the Mumbai Metropolitan region Heritage Conservation Society.
CONTACT: Ramnarain Ruia College, Near Matunga Central Railway Station, Matunga (E) Mumbai 400019. Email: rrcsane@giasm01.vsnl.net.in


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