University of Mumbai
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|University of Mumbai|
|Formerly University of Bombay (Till 1996)|
|Motto||Sanskrit: शीलवृतफला विद्या|
|Motto in English||"The Fruit of Learning is Good Character and Righteous Conduct"|
|Established||18 July 1857|
|Chancellor||Governor of Maharashtra: Kateekal Sankaranarayanan (2011-present)|
|Vice-Chancellor||Rajan M. Welukar (2010- present)|
|Location||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Sports||Football, cricket, basketball, hockey, tennis, swimming, etc.|
|Affiliations||UGC, NAAC, AIU|
Founded in 1857, the University of Bombay is one of the first three oldest public state universities in India, located in the city of Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra. It is abbreviated as either UoM, standing for University of Mumbai or MU for Mumbai University. The University Of Mumbai is one of the premier universities in India. It was ranked 41 among the Top 50 Engineering Schools of the world by America's news broadcasting firm Business Insider in 2012 and was the only Indian University in the list. It was ranked 5th in the list of best Universities in India by India Today in the year 2013.
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The University of Mumbai offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees apart from diplomas and certificates in many disciplines. The language of instruction for most courses is English. . A majority of private colleges located in these places, which offer professional courses such as engineering, are also affiliated to MU. One of its two campuses in Mumbai is located in Kalina, Santacruz. The campus houses academic and administrative departments. Another campus located in Fort carries out administrative work only. Several world-renowned institutes in Mumbai were affiliated to the university. Most of them are now autonomous institutes or deemed universities.
- 1 History
- 2 Campuses
- 3 Prominent Institutes
- 4 Libraries
- 5 Faculties and Departments
- 6 Rankings
- 7 Vice chancellors
- 8 Alumni
- 9 Co-operation with other Universities
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
It was known as the "University of Bombay" until 1996, when the city of Bombay was renamed Mumbai. The university was renamed as per a gazette of the Government of Maharashtra dated September 4, 1996.
The University of Mumbai was established in 1857 by Dr John Wilson (after whom Wilson College in Mumbai is named), according to "Wood's despatch", drafted by Sir Charles Wood in 1854. It was modelled on the universities in Great Britain.
St. Xavier's College was affiliated to the university in 1868, with Wilson as its first vice-chancellor. His wife, Margaret Bayne Wilson, founded 16 schools mainly for girls, the most famous among them being Wilson College, Mumbai and St. Columbia High School. Initially, the Elphinstone College building was used as the Mumbai University campus.
Initially, the university officials focussed their efforts on imparting undergraduate courses and conducting examinations. Research disciplines and post-graduate courses were added later. Several university departments were established, starting with the School of Sociology and Civics and Politics. After India achieved independence in 1947, the functions and powers of the university were sought to be reorganised, for which The Bombay University Act of 1953 was passed.
The University of Bombay has two campuses in Bombay. The Kalina campus, located in suburban Mumbai, spans an area of 230 acres (approx. 930,777 m²), the Fort campus 13 acres (approx. 52,609 m²). It has 1.25 million square feet (381,000 m²) of built-up area, 22,000 square feet (6,705.6 m²) of classrooms, and 84,000 square feet (25,603.2 m²) of laboratory space. It has two post-graduate centres, 354 affiliated colleges, and 36 departments.[when?]
The Kalina campus has on-campus graduate training and research centres. Several departments offering courses in the streams of science, technology, commerce, and humanities are located here. However, most colleges of engineering and medicine affiliated to the University of Mumbai are privately owned. The university does not have its own engineering and medicine departments.
An indicative list of centres and institutes located in the Kalina Campus:
- National Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology — a research facility
- Department of Biophysics, the only department of its kind in western India.
- Jawaharlal Nehru Library
- Examination House, also known as Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Bhavan. It houses the office of the Controller of Examinations.
- Garware Institute of Career Education and Development. It offers courses including one in medical transcription and management courses such as agriculture business management, pharma management and tourism management.
- MUST (मस्त ) FM, the campus radio station of the university operates from here at 107.8 MHz.
- Alkesh Dinesh Mody Numismatic Museum. It displays currency from around the world belonging to many periods.
- Alkesh Dinesh Mody Institute for Financial and Management Studies (ADMI). It offers BMS, MFSM and MMS programmes.
- Department of Extra Mural Studies. It conducts weekend courses in many disciples including astronomy, astrophysics, plant and animal taxonomy, hobby robotics, and hobby electronics.
- The Institute of Distance & Open Learning (IDOL) offers distance learning courses in humanities, sciences, commerce, computer science, and information technology.
- Western Regional Instrumentation Centre (WRIC) is a research and training facility for instrumentation engineering and science.
- Centre for African Studies
- Centre for Eurasian Studies
- A rose garden where more than a hundred varieties of rose have been cultivated.
- Marathi Bhasha Bhavan Centre for learning the Marathi language conducts academic activities and cultural activities associated with the language.
The University of Bombay was established in 1857 at the Fort campus, which is located near the southern end of Mumbai. It houses the administrative division of the university. It is built in the Gothic style of architecture. The Rajabai clock tower stands in the lawns of the campus.
Rajabai Clock Tower
One of Mumbai's landmarks, the Rajabai Clock Tower houses the university library. Based on plans by British architect Sir George Gilbert Scott and completed in the 1870s, it was modelled on the Big Ben clock tower of London. Businessman Premchand Roychand contributed monetarily to the construction of the tower. It was named in memory of his mother Rajabai. It is 280 feet tall, with five storeys. At a height of 30 feet from the ground, there are eight statues representing the Indian castes. The tower clock is reported to have played 16 tunes including Rule, Britannia.
A minor campus running mostly extramural courses is located in the town of Ratnagiri.
Several departments of the University of Mumbai are at places other than the Fort or Kalina campuses. These include the Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology (MUICT), formerly (UDCT), which later became autonomous; the departments of Medicine and Medical Research located in several prominent hospitals in Mumbai, such as the Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay Hospital, and G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital.
Similarly, as per the information available on the website of the Directorate of Technical Education of Maharashtra, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute was the first Engineering Institute of the University of Mumbai (1887)  and Thadomal Shahani Engineering College was the first Engineering college in the University of Mumbai to start courses in Computer Engineering (1984), Information Technology (1998), Biomedical Engineering (1983) and Biotechnology (2004).
The university's Institute of Chemical Technology was ranked 4th in the world for research in Chemical Engineering by professor Jude Sommerfeld of Georgia Institute of Technology, USA in 2011 for a 5 year period.
Jawaharlal Nehru Library
Jawaharlal Nehru Library (JNL) is the central library, located in the campus at Kalina. It houses 850,000 books, documents and scientific journals, theses, encyclopedias, 30,000 microfilms and more than 1,200 rare manuscripts, International Monetary Fund reports, census records, and several hundred e-journals. Most books in the library are on the basic sciences, social sciences, and behavioural sciences.
The technology and applied research journals and books of the University of Mumbai are kept at other libraries including those at Institute of Chemical Technology, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, and Tata Memorial Hospital. The University of Mumbai collection comprises more than a million books, documents, and scientific journals.
Faculties and Departments
University of Mumbai has several hundred affiliated colleges offering undergraduate and post-graduate education, and conducting research, in areas of science, commerce, arts, engineering, management, law, etc. Each college has its own campus and specialized departments/centres.
The university itself also has some centres, institutes and departments in its faculties, on its campuses in Fort, Kalina, etc.
Areas of education and research are summarized in the table below:
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|University and college rankings|
|General – International|
Internationally, the University of Mumbai was ranked 551–600 in the QS World University Rankings of 2011 and 151–160 in the QS Asian University Rankings of 2012. In 2012, Business Insider ranked it 41 among 50 top engineering institutes in the world.
The University of Mumbai has been given a ranking of five stars by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). In 2012, it was awarded a CGPA of 3.05 out of 4 and the highest rating ("A" grade) by the NAAC for its overall performance. The University Grants Commissionalso accorded the University of Mumbai with the status of ''University with Potential for Excellence" . In the year-2013 the University of Mumbai ranked fifth in the list of top ten best universities in India by India Today. The University Of Mumbai is one of the premier and oldest universities in India.The Mumbai University placed at 140th position among top 200 Best universities of Asia at the Quacquarelli Symonds 2013 Asia-wide university rankings, in 2010-the rank of the Mumbai varsity was 96 in Asia, in 2011-the rank of the Mumbai University in Asia was 145, in 2012-the rank of the Mumbai University in Asia was 151.
- John Wilson 1857
- Raymond West
- Sir Alexander Grant, 10th Baronet, 1863–1868
- William Guyer Hunter 1869
- Herbert Mills Birdwood
- Kashinath Trimbak Telang, 1892–1893
- Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarkar, 1893–1894
- N. G. Chandavarkar −1913
- Justice Mirza Akbar Khan, 1930–31
- R. P. Paranjpe, 1934
- Pandurang Vaman Kane
- John Matthai, 1955–1957
- V. R. Khanolkar, 1960–1963
- Dr. Shashikant Karnik
- M. D. Bengalee, 1986
- Dr. (Smt.) Snehalata Deshmukh, −2000
- Dr. Bhalchandra Munagekar, 2000–2005
- Dr. Vijay Kholeee, 2005 – September 2009
- Dr. (Smt.) Chandra Krishnamurthy, September 2009– July 2010, Acting Vice Chancellor
- Dr. Rajan Welukar, July 2010–present
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- B. R. Ambedkar – Architect of modern India and author of the Constitution of India, social reformist and thinker.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Indian leader, father of nation, India)
- Sir Ram Manohar Mishra
- Sir Chinubhai Madhowlal Ranchhodlal, 2nd Baronet
- Lokmanya Tilak – Maker of modern India, Indian nationalist leader, savant, philosopher, mathematician.
- Lal Krishna Advani – Former Deputy Prime Minister of India
- John Abraham - Bollywood actor.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Governor-General of Pakistan
- Justice Mushtak Ali Kazi – Judge, High Court of Sindh & Balochistan, Pakistan.
- Kona Prabhakara Rao – Governor of Maharashtra, Lt. Governor of Pondicherry, Governor of Sikkim, Finance Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Speaker of AP State Assembly
- Ahmed Hussain A Kazi – Secretary to Government of Pakistan and Chairman Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation
- Satyajeet Dubey, actor (Always Kabhi Kabhi)
- Mahadev Govind Ranade – Indian lawyer, reformer and author, first batch graduate
- Man Mohan Sharma – Fellow Royal Society, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Former Director of MUICT (formerly known as UDCT)
- Jagdish Bhagwati – University Professor of Economics at Columbia University
- Nissim Ezekiel – Indian poet (English language)
- Anil Kakodkar – Director of BARC and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy
- Klaus Klostermaier, F.R.S.C., Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, Scholar of Indian Studies
- R.A. Mashelkar – Fellow Royal Society, General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India (He is an alumnus of MUICT (formerly known as UDCT))
- Mukesh Ambani – Managing Director, Reliance Industries (He is an alumnus of MUICT (formerly known as UDCT))
- Yogesh Chabria – Investor, entrepreneur and bestselling author of the Happionaire series.
- Anji Reddy – Founder, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Padma Shri (He is an alumnus of MUICT (formerly known as UDCT))
- Keki Hormusji Gharda – Founder, Gharda Chemicals (He is an alumnus of MUICT (formerly known as UDCT))
- Homai Vyarawalla (1913– ) – First woman photojounalist of India, Padma Vibushan
- Anant Pai – Publisher of Indian books for children especially the series Amar Chitra Katha
- Dwarkanath Kotnis – A well-known doctor in China who helped Chinese communists army during the World War II.
- Ebrahim Alkazi – Theatre director, Padma Vibhushan
- Vinay Pillai- Popular Indian
- Madhuri Dixit- Popular Indian Actress
- Priyanka Chopra-Miss World 2000, Bollywood Actress
- Aishwarya Rai-Miss World 1993,Actress
- Urmila Matondkar- Well-known Indian Actress
- Lara Dutta – Miss Universe in 2000
- Anand Patwardhan – Indian documentary film-maker
- Sunil Gavaskar – Indian cricketer (Attended St. Xavier's College)
- Smita Patil – Indian actress (Attended St. Xavier's College)
- Shabana Azmi – Indian Actress (Attended St. Xavier's College)
- Genelia D'souza-Indian Actress
- Edward Hamilton Aitken – humorist, naturalist
- Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar – Oriental scholar and social reformer, first batch graduate, later vice-chancellor
- Acacio Gabriel Viegas – Medical practitioner credited with the discovery of the outbreak of bubonic plague in Mumbai, India in 1896.
- Georg Bühler – Scholar of ancient Indian languages and law, fellow of University of Mumbai.
- John Samuel Malecela – Prime Minister of Tanzania from 1990–1994.
- Indira Viswanathan Peterson – Professor of Asian Studies and editor of the Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces.
- S. K. Venkataranga – lawyer and associate of Gandhi
- G.S. Maddala – American economist and mathematician
- Harish Kapadia – Himalayan Mountaineer and recipient of Patron's Medal of the Royal Geographic Society
- Mehli Mehta – Indian conductor of European classical music and father of conductor Zubin Mehta.
- Manil Suri – Indian mathematician and writer.
- Kashinath Trimbak Telang – Indian judge and oriental scholar.
- B.N. Srikrishna – Indian jurist and a Judge of the Supreme Court of India.
- Sir Pherozeshah Mehta – Indian political leader and social activist.
- Madhav Das Nalapat – Holder of the UNESCO Peace Chair.
- P. N. Bhagwati – Chief Justice of India (1985–1986)
- Bhulabhai Desai – Indian freedom fighter and lawyer.
- Vasundhara Raje – Chief Minister of the state of Rajasthan, India.
- Ranjan Ghosh – Indian screenwriter and director Aparna Sen's first co-author.
- Vidya Balan – Indian actress based in Mumbai, India.
- Gangadhar Gadgil – Marathi fiction writer.
- Rafiq Zakaria – late Indian politician and Islamic scholar.
- Pandurang Vaman Kane – Indologist and Sanskrit scholar and former Vice Chancellor of university of Mumbai.
- Mancherjee Bhownagree – British politician of Indian Parsi heritage.
- Nanabhoy Palkhivala – Indian jurist and economist.
- Sucheta Dalal – Business journalist from Mumbai, India.
- Sonakshi Sinha-Indian Actress
- kareena Kapoor-Indian Actress
- Thrity Umrigar – Journalist and author from Mumbai, India.
- Aditi Govitrikar- Mrs World 2000
- Chanda Kochhar- MD and CEO, ICICI
- Harish Manwani- Chairperson, Hindustan Uni Lever Ltd.
- Nitin Paranjpe- MD & CEO, Hindustan Uni Lever Ltd.
- Zakir Naik – Muslim preacher on comparative religion
- Sanjeev Naik – MP from Thane
- Praful Patel – MP from Bhandara-Gondiya
- Sanjay Dina Patil – MP from Mumbai North East
- Nilesh Rane – MP from Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg
- Ajit Gulabchand – Industrialist, Chairman and Managing Director Hindustan Construction Company
- Ravi Gomatam – Quantum Physicist, Director of Bhaktivedanta Institute and Institute for Semantic Information Sciences and Technology, Berkeley, and Mumbai
- Virchand Gandhi - represented Jainism at the first World Parliament of Religions, Chicago in 1893 along with Vivekanand.
- Shanti Gandhi - American physician and politician
Co-operation with other Universities
- List of universities in India
- Universities and colleges in India
- Education in India
- Distance Education Council
- University Grants Commission (India)
- National Assessment and Accreditation Council
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- World Economic Forum.
- Giridhar Shenoy - Businessman.
- Bhaktivedanta Institute
- Institute for Semantic Information Sciences and Technology
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