|D.G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce|
|Senapati Bapat Marg, Opposite Matunga Road Railway Stn.
Mahim, Mumbai 400016.
|Type||Junior and Degree College|
|Motto||For the spread of light|
|Principal||Dr. Tushar M. Desai|
|Vice Principal||Prof. Dilip S. Maske; Prof. (Mrs.) Neeta S. Tatke|
|Affiliations||University of Mumbai
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
The D.G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce is a college in Matunga, Mumbai, India. It is run by Modern Education Society, Pune and is affiliated with the University of Mumbai, and has been referred to as "prestigious" by The Times of India.
Ruparel College was founded in 1952. Its campus occupies 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land in Matunga, an inner suburb of Mumbai. The campus features green landscaping with trees and a botany garden, and is known for its attractiveness. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including Ph.D. programs in chemistry, physics, and zoology, and has an enrollment of around 1,500 students. Ruparel College has been visited by Indira Gandhi, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (former President of India), P.C. Alexander (former governor of Maharashtra) and Ram Kapse (former Lt. Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands).
Ruparel College is certified as an A grade college, the third highest rating, indicating an institutional score of 85-90 on a 100 point scale, by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India, in its most recent assessment by the NAAC in 2010. Ruparel College has 64 permanent teachers and 23 ad hoc teachers. Of its permanent teachers, 22 hold Ph.D. degrees. Several faculty members are engaged in original research in Economics, English, Philosophy, Psychology, Chemistry, Botany, Physics, Mathematics, and Zoology.
Ruparel attracted attention when it began producing a string of merit list winners, beginning in the early 1980s. In 2005, three of the top ten student merit list winners, and three of the top ten faculty merit list winners, for the Maharashtra State Mumbai division were from Ruparel. Ruparel has been recommended by education consultants as the best college in Mumbai for science.
The school has a strong sports program and has produced several winners of the Arjuna award and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Award, and several cricket stars. It also has strong extracurricular programs in chess and yoga, and its junior Kho Kho team has won the state trophy seventeen times.
The college NCC Unit has an equally prestigious history. The unit is attached to the 3 Mah Bn NCC and has produced over 40 NCC cadets who went on to join the Indian Armed Forces. The list of over 30 cadets who have participated in the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi over the years is also a matter of great pride.
The D. G. Ruparel College has been known for pioneering several initiatives over the years. The college was one of the first in India to provide a Women’s Development Cell to focus on providing support specifically for female students and faculty. In January 2011, it initiated the ‘Chai and Why’ sessions in association with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai on the lines of Café Scientifique in order to make science interesting and accessible to the general public. Later that year, the college became the first one in Mumbai to introduce ICT (information and communication technology) in daily learning and teaching by allowing its students to take online topic-wise tests and using online software to show different experiments in science courses.
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Actress, second year onwards)
- Ajit Agarkar (Cricketer)
- Anil Kakodkar (Scientist)
- Antara Mali (Actress)
- Arvind S. Nadkarni (Poet)
- Disha Vakani (Actress)
- Mugdha Chaphekar (Actress)
- Rajani Pandit (Detective)
- Ram Kapse (Politician and Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar islands)
- Ramakant Desai (Cricketer)
- Ramesh Powar (Cricketer)
- Shridhar Phadke (Musician)
- Siddarth Jadhav (Actor)
- Urmila Matondkar (Actress)
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