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Jai Hind College


HISTORY: Established in 1948, Jai Hind’s record of academic excellence is a far cry from its early years when it started. More recently, commerce and an assortment of subjects, including management studies, computer science, mass media, biotechnology, banking and insurance have been incorporated in the courses being offered by the college.
STREAMS: Arts, Science, Commerce, Mass Media, Management
CAMPUS NOTES: Jai Hind has a spacious auditorium with a sophisticated sound system. The building has a computerised library, with Internet and multimedia facilities, biotechnology labs, and an audiovisual centre. It has recently added an open-air canteen to its older one, and has provided new facilities in its one – building campus.
The college motto is “I will and I can” and the students of jai Hind, known for excelling in academics, seem to be dong just that. The one-building campus does not seem to bother students who flock to the college for the high standard it maintains in Arts and Science.
ALUMNI: Architect Hafeez Contractor, John Abraham and Tina Ambani
CONRACT: Jai Hind College, ‘A’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400020. Website: www.jaihindcollege.com Tel: 22041095/ 22040256

Mithibai College of Arts, Science


HISTORY: Mithibai College of Arts and Chauhan Institute of Science, Mumbai was established by the Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal during its Silver Jubilee Celebrations in 1961.As an extension to this, the Amrutben Jivanlal college of Commerce and Economics was added in 1980 thereby forming the present multi-faculty college of Arts, Science and commerce. The college has around 9,600 students, 257 teaching staff and 170 non-teaching staff.
STREAMS: Arts, Science Commerce, Management Studies
COURSES: Biotechnology, Computer Science, Biochemistry
CAMPUS NOTES: In Gujarati, the College means “sweet lady”. You are not likely to miss the college when you pass the area. Owing to its tiny campus, the entire student population of the college is out on the roads or at nearby bus stops. But that will soon be taken care of now.
The college is adding three floors to the existing building. Also, state-of-the-art laboratories are being set up. The college does have a pool of meritorious students among its alumni.
EXTRA- CURRICULARS: Students have formed Rotaract clubs and are involved in creating awareness on environment issues. The Arts department has the Psychology Association, Hindi parisabha, Gujarati Sahitya Mandal, French Association, Marathi Vagmay Mandal, English Association, Quiz, Elocution, Essay and Debate Society. Similarly the Science department has the Statistics, Physics, Science and Chemistry Association.
The college also has students Council Counseling Association, Staff Welfare Committee, Gymkhana Report, Placement Cell, National Service Scheme Cultural Committee, Hiking and Mountaineering Society.
Be it sports, drama or festivals, Mithibai is always buzzing with activity. All Commerce classrooms are air-conditioned.
ALUMNI: Raveena Tandon, Urmila Matondkar, Sushmita Sen, Madhu Sapre.
CONTACT: Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce & Economic, V.L Mehta Road, Vile Parle (W) Tel: 6184345/6184355.

D.G. Ruparel College, Matunga Road


HISTORY: The Doongarsee Gangjee Ruparel college is part of a group of institutions that belongs to the Modern Education Society. The college started its HSC and degree courses in 1975. It has introduced papers in Information Technology. at the junior college level and undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Computer Science and Information Technology.
STREAMS: Arts, Science, Commerce
NO OF SEATS: Arts: 300, Science: 600, Commerce: 300
HOSTEL FACILITIES: The campus houses a hostel with a capacity for 80 male students
CAMPUS NOTES: Over the last 25 year, the college has been running the Beithanmumbai centre for Talent Search, which prepares young students from schools and college for competitive examination such as the National Talent Search, Pre-medical Test and the IIT –JEE. At Ruparel, the library is the zone where students hang out with a strict academic atmosphere all around.
EXTRA-CURRICULLARS: Kshitij is the inter-collegiate cultural fest, and Blitzkrieg the intercollegiate BMM fest.
ALUMNI: Anil Kakodkar, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission actor Aishwarya Rai and cricketer Ajit Agarkar
CONTACT: D.G.Ruparel College, Senapati Bapat Marg, Matunga (Western Railway).

RD National College & W.A. Science College


HISTORY: The RD National College was established in Hyderabad (Sind) in 1922 and after the Partition, it got relocate to Mumbai. The college originally catered to the educational needs of the refugee community, and later the local population joined the college in large number. The motto of the college is “Play the Game”. Its mission is to ensure the all round development of the students.
STREAM: Arts, Science, Commerce, Mass Media, Information technology, Computer Science, Electronics, Computer Science and IT are offered as Vocational subjects in Junior College. There are also UGC-sponsored certificate courses in Hindustani Classical Music. Odissi dance, Heritage Management, Beauty care and Finishing school.
SEATS: Arts – 240; Science – 600; Commerce – 240
EXTRA-CURRICULARS: Blow-fest is the college festival.
CAMPUS NOTES: The badminton and basketball courts are popular hangouts. The Honours Programme encourages students to research topics outside their curriculum. The Mentor system has one teacher mentoring 20 students. A credit system encourages students to take up extra-curricular.
CONTACT: R.D. National College & W.A. Science College. Linking Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai – 400050. Tel: 26041777 / 26483544; Fax: 26242620 Email: rdnationalcollege@yahoo.com

K J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce


HISTORY: K J Somaiya College was established as an independent science institution in 1972 and the commerce faculty was added in 1986. Now, the college collaborates with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. Its Department of Geology has been praised by ISRO for its work in the field of photogeology, remote sensing and geomorphology.
BEST KNOWN FOR: Science. It is one of the oldest and the most experienced faculty in Mumbai. With eight post graduate departments, it also has the largest number of PG students in Mumbai.
NUMBER OF SEATS: Science – 720 + 50 in Electronics (vocational) + 50 Computer Science; Commerce – 240
HOSTEL FACILITIES: On selective basis and available only for a hangout on the basis of an application addressed to the Principal. The hostel is in the campus itself.
CAMPUS NOTES: A part of the 65-acre Somaiya Vidyavihar campus, it houses rare botanical plats. With Internet facilities, the library here boasts 25,000 books and other journals. Their AC computer lab has 28 IBM and 30 other computer. The Gymkhana, though not as popular among the students, provides facilities for indoor games like chess, carom, table tennis etc. The College also has a Geology and Zoology museum and a Counseling Centre.
EXTRA-CURRICULARS: The College has no inter-college festival. It has a Culture Forum, which organizes an annual week-long culture festival. The College has a Centre for talent Search, which imparts training to students for STS (State Talent Search) exams. It has clubs like the Hiking Club, Nature club, Geological Association and Commerce Association.
ALUMNI: Ronnie Mendonca (ex Police Commisioner)
PRINCIPAL QUOTE: Rajpal Hande – “We are prod that we offer a Bachelors course in Geology, which is offered in only two colleges in Mumbai, the other being St. Xavier’s Our Science faculty is extremely good. It was a proud moment when we were shortlisted this year for the Best College of University of Mumbai.”

Maharshi Dayanand College


HISTORY: M.D. College was established in 1962 for the upliftment of children of the disadvantaged sections of society.
STREAMS: Arts, Science, Commerce, Computer Science, Mass Media. In junior college, Medical Laboratory Technology, Accountancy and Auditing, Electronics and Inland Fishery are offered as vocational subjects. MSc Degree is offered in some subjects.
NO. OF SEATS: Arts – 360; Science – 600; Commerce – 840
EXTRA-CURRICULARS: The College encourages Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Table-Tennis and other sports. The NCC and NSS wings engage in meaningful and socially relevant activities.
CONTACT: Maharshi Dayanand Collefe, Dr. S. S. Rao Road, Mangaldas Verma Chawk, Opp. Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Parel, Mumbai – 400012. Tel: 24130012 / 24134541

Rizvi College


HISTORY: Rizvi College was established in 1982 by Dr Akhtar Hasan Rizvi.
STREAMS: Arts, Science, Commerce, Management Studies, Mass Media.
SEATS: Arts – 100; Commerce – 700; Science – 300
EXTRA-CURRICULARS: Jashn-E-Rizvi is the college festival
CONTACT: www.rizvicollege.com

Kirti College


HISTORY: Founded in 1954, the college won the best college Award this year from the University of Mumbai
NAAC GRADINIG: Arts, Commerce, Science, Mass Media, MSc and M.Phils are also offered in some subjects
SEATS: Arts – 210; Science – 650; (IT – 60); Commerce – 440
EXTRA-CURRICULARS: Sports in an important facet of life in Kirti College. Chess, Kabbadi, boxing, kho kho, cycling, swimming and cross country are some popular sports taken up by active, and the NCC unit for both boys and girls parades at the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi
ALUMNI: Sportsmen Sachin Tendulkar, Pravin Amre and Anjali Bhagwat, Politician Manohar Joshi
CONTACT: Kirti College, Bhavani Shankar Road, Dadar. Call: 24302372

Sathaye College

HISTORY: Sathaye College, formerly known as Parle College, was established in 1959 by Parle Tilak Vidayalaya Association.
STREAMS: Arts, Science, Commerce
SEATS: Arts – 400; Science – 880; Commerce – 440
EXTRA-CURRICULARS: The College organizes Gravity, its annual Science festival, Byte IT, an inter-collegiate extravaganza by the BSc IT students and Utsav the annual Inter-collegiate festival.
CAMPUS NOTES: The college’s fine arts, dance, English Literary Association, Gujrati Sahitya Parishad, Hindi Sahitya Parishad encourage young talent.
PRINCIPAL QUOTE: “We are coming up with six papers of Education and six papers of Ancient Indian Culture at the TYBA level which was earlier not available as a full ledged course. We are also likely to start an optional paper in Industrial Psychology at the TYBA level.” – Dr Kavita Rege
CONTACT: Sathaye College, Dikshit Road, Vile Parle East. Tel: 26141149 / 26130608

Patkar College


HISTORY: Established in 1964, the Patkar-Varde College has grown steadily in the last four decades, and is a well known college in the Western suburbs.
STEAMS: Arts, Science, Commerce, Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Studies, Microbiology, Banking, Finance and Accounting. In Junior College, Electronics and Computers for Science and IT for Commerce are offered as vocational subjects.
SEATS: Arts – 360; Science – 600; Commerce – 360.
VOCATIONAL SUBJECTS: Electronics – 75; Computer – 100; IT – (Commerce) – 100
EXTRA-CURRICULARS: Josh, Raves, Fiesta Inc, are some of the cultural festivals organized by the various departments. The annual Blood donation camp also attracts participants.
PRINCIPAL QUOTE: “We are coming up with a few new courses like the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Biotechnology, P.G. diploma in Real Estate Management and P.G. diploma in Business Administration.” – Dr. U.C. Mashelkar.
CONTACT: S.V. Road, Goregaon (West), Mumbai 400062. Tel: 28723731 / 28721875 / 28781188.
EMail: info@patkarvardecollege.edu.in Website: www.patkarvardecollege.edu.in

Royal College of Arts and Commerce


HISTORY: The College is a part of the Royal Society and was founded on December 28, 1966 by Asgar Lakdawala. The Royal Higher Education Society, Mumbai registered in 1987 by a group of 22 members, who had distinguished themselves in various walks of life, decided, among other activities, to established and administer institutions of higher education in Mumbai. Known earlier as Royal Society of Bombay from 1966, it aimed at providing education to Bohra and non-Bohra community and to poor and the needy students in general and women students in particular. The Royal College of Arts, Science, Commerce and Management Studies, Mira Road, Dist. Thane established in 1989 is a manifestation of the efforts and generosity of the philanthropists from Bohra Community. The College received recognition of the UGC under section 2(f) and 12B in May 1999
STREAMS: Arts, Science and Commerce
ADD ON COURSES: Basic Accounting, Public Speaking, Beautician Courses, First Aid and Yoga.
GRADUATE COURSES: Arts, Science, Commerce and Management Studies.
PROFESSIONAL COURSES: Bio technology, Computer Science, Banking and Insurance and Management Studies.
NUMBER OF SEATS: Arts – 120; Science – 360; Commerce – 240
CAMPUS NOTES: Various Clubs are formed which conduct co-curricular and extra curricular activities every year. The English Literary Association aims at drawing linguistic skills like poetry writing, song competition and essay writing among other things. Apart from this the Math and Science club, The Association of Royal Microbiologists, the Hiking club and the Student council are quite popular among students.
EXTRA-CURRICULARS: The annual academic festival Gyan Manthan has students from different departments participating in it. Colleges across the city are also invited to be part of the fest. Each department develops a unique theme and the festival is based on it.
ALUMNI: Director Anurag Basu
PRINCIPAL QUOTE: “This year we are introducing a new course – MSc biotechnology and also making a new canteen, a new girls common room and a spacious library.” – Asghar Lakdawala
CONTACT: Shrishti, Mira Road (E), Thane – 401107.Tel: 28453344 / 28459930 Website: www.royalcollegemiraroad.com

CHM College, Ulhasnagar


HISTORY: Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College of Arts, Science, Commerce and Management, Mass Media and Information Technology is one of the largest collges in the University of Mumbai. The foundation stone of the college was laid on by Principal K.M. Kundnani. The College offers education to students at Junior, Degree and Post Graduate levels and it has a strong research tradition and background.
STREAMS: Arts, Science, Commerce
DEGREE COURSES: BMM, BMS, Law, Computer Maintenance (dual degree vocational courses), actuarial science and operational management, design
CAMPUS NOTES: The college magazine Chandi is published every year in the second term. It reflects the entire set-up of the college, its requirements of the University of Mumbai, the College has established a Womens’s Development Cell, to generate gender awareness and sensitivity among the students and the faculty. The Women’s Development Cell seeks to promote respect for women at the workplace.
EXTRA-CURRICULARS: Each department has its own extra curricular activity focusing on the nature of the department. For example, Science, Computer, Mathematics exhibition.
CONTACT: Smt Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College, Opp Ulhasnagar Railway station, Ulhasnagar – 421003. Tel: 2731869 / 251 - 2734940

B N Bandodkar College of Science


HISTORY: B N Bandodkar College, started in 1969, is the only single faculty college in the Science stream affiliated to Mumbai University.
It was built by then Chief Minister of Goa Dayanand Bandodkar in the memory of his father Balkrishna Naik Bandodkar.
STREAM: Science. Post graduate and Phd Degree in Science are also offered.
BEST KNOWN FOR: The Bachelor of Library Sc and Master of Library Science courses of Yashwantrao Chavan Open University offered here.
CAMPUS NOTES: The library boasts several rare books, and has a collection of about 18,000 books, 600 bound volumes of scientific and other journals and subscription to 30 journals.
EXTRA-CURRICULARS: The College has an active National Service Scheme unit, and NCC armies for boys and girls.
CONTACT: Tel. 25336507 / Fax: 25401188.

Kelkar College


HISTORY: The Kelkar Education Trust’s VG Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce, is also known as Kelkar College. The college was started by the Kelkar-Vaze family in 1984.
STREAMS: Arts, Science and Commerce
NO OF SEATS: Arts – 330, Science – 600, Commerce – 550
CAMPUS NOTES: The library has about 36,000 books, Internet and a photocopying machine.
EXTRA-CURRICULARS: Dimensions, the inter-collegiate annual culture fest. There’s also a vaze Research Group, which is known for preparing data on civic amenities for the Thane municipality.
ALUMNI: Yukta Mookhey (Miss World – 99), Rupali Repale (Featured in the Guiness Book of world Records as the youngest swimmer)
CONTACT: Kelkar Education Trust’s Vinayak Ganesh Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mulund East

KV Pendharkar College of Arts, Science and Commerce


HISTORY: The Keshav Vishnu Pendharkar College was established in the year 1978. The motto of the college is “Moving from darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge.”
STREAMS: Arts, science, Commerce, Management Studies, M.Sc, (by Research_ in chemistry and Botany and Ph.D in Botany.
NUMBERS OF SEATS: Arts – 240; Science – 360; Commerce – 360
EXTRA-CURRICULARS: NSS volunteers are in social work, health and hygiene awareness, environmental awareness, AIDS awareness, Adult education and literacy, Medical camps and Blood Donation camps. NCC units also are active and collaborate with NSS wings.
CAMPUS NOTES: A counseling centre and a Women’s Development cell has also been established by the college.

Birla College


HISTORY: Birla College was established in 1972 through the dedicated efforts of Kalyan Charity Trust and Kalyan Citizen’s Education Society. This was the first education institution in the 70s catering to the needs of rural students of the region. It is also the first college in Thane to be accredited with a five star rating. It is also among the top 10 colleges I Athletics and weight lifting in the city.
STEAMS: Arts, Science, and Commerce. Electronics, Computer Science and IT are offered as Vocational Subjects in Junior College.
NO OF SEATS: Arts – 360; science – 600; Commerce – 720
2006 CUT-OFFS FOR JC: Arts – 50%; Science – 85%; Commerce – 70%
CAMPUS NOTES: Spacious and tree-lined 20 acre campus. A separate library building stocked with more than 67,000 books, magazine, encyclopedias, CD’s, Video Cassettes and journals. Gymnasium, badminton and basket Ball courts, sports complex. A new building of Birla Institute of technology and Management Studies is admeasuring 31,250 sq. ft. is in its final stages.
EXTRA-CURRICULARS: Birlotsav is the college festival.
CONTACT: Birla College of Arts, Science and commerce, Birla College Road, Kalyan - 421304

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