Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board

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Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board (Sindhi: حيدرآباد (سنڌ) نيشنل ڪاليجيئيٽ بورڊ‎)
Founded 1922
Founder Principal Khushiram Motiram Kundnani, Late Barrister Hotchand Gopaldas Advani
Type Education, Nonprofit organisation
Focus To be at the frontline of human knowledge and work towards the fulfillment of cultural, scientific, intellectual and humane needs of society in general and students in particular; to enrich and enhance the economic vitality and quality of life, while being firmly rooted in the rich Indian ethos and belief
Area served
Key people
Niranjan Hiranandani - President
Kishu Mansukhani- Vice-President
Indu Shahani - Director - Academics
Website www.hsncb.com/default.htm

The Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board (Sindhi: حيدرآباد (سنڌ) نيشنل ڪاليجيئيٽ بورڊ HSNCB‎) is an Indian non-profit organisation founded by Principal K. M. Kundnani in 1922 in the British India province of Sind which was later carved out as part of the Partition of British India in 1947. After Partition, he re-founded it in Bandra, Mumbai in 1949. It is one of the oldest educational trusts of India and currently administers 27 institutes under its umbrella including the Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai.

The first college established by this Board was the Rishi Dayaram National College or R. D. National College, more commonly known as the "National College", located on Linking Road in Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai (then Bombay).

R.D. National College was founded in 1922 in the city of Hyderabad in the then Sind Division of the Bombay Presidency (i.e. province) of British India by the Sindhi speaking Hindu community, under the inspiration of Dr. Annie Besant and Rishi Dayaram Gidumal, a Sindhi Hindu religious leader. After Partition, Mr. K.M. Kundnani, who had been its principal, re-founded it in Bandra, Mumbai in 1949, with critical assistance from Advocate H.G. Advani.


The Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board, well known as HSNC board, is a charitable trust established by the Sindhi Community in 1922. It currently manages and administers 27 institutes under its umbrella and is presided by Mr Niranjan Hirandani, one of India's most respected entrepreneurs.

The HSNC Board has roots going back over 60 years. The board was managing the National College in Hyderabad (Sind) long before the partition of India, In true spirit of their times, the members of the Board worked to ensure the nations integrity and honour during the National Movement of Indian Independence. After the Partition of the country in 1947, the members of Sindhi Hindu Community migrated to India. Principal K.M. Kundnani, with the vision and mission to promote participation in education, initiated the efforts for starting a college in Mumbai. With active support and encouragement from Late Barrister Hotchand G. Advani, the Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board came into existence in India in 1949 at Bandra, Mumbai. Late Barrister H.G. Advani was the Founder President and Late Principal K.M. Kundnani was the Founder Secretary and Founder Principal of the first college started by the board known as the Rishi Dayaram National College, Bandra, Mumbai. Since then the Board has been offering unique pre-degree study, undergraduate and post graduate degrees in a wide range of programmes. It has produced professionals’ par excellence in the fields of Arts, Science, Commerce, Management, Education, Law, Engineering, Technology and Para-Medical. All the Colleges under the Board are affiliated to University of Mumbai, are approved by the State Government and recognised by AICTE.


The HSNCB has founded and operates several other educational institutions in the Indian Union:

  • Colaba Campus, Mumbai: The Bombay Teachers' Training College - offering Diplomas and Baccalaureates in Education (B.Ed. & D.Ed.)
  • Cuffe Parade Campus, Mumbai: The Bombay School of Business - offering Masters in e-Business
  • Churchgate Campus, Mumbai:
  • Bandra Campus, Mumbai:
    • The Rishi Dayaram National College - Arts, Commerce, Media, Information Technology faculties
    • The Wassiamul Assomul Science College
    • The Mithibai Motiram Kundnani College of Commerce & Economic Studies - Commerce, Management faculties
    • The G.J. Advani College of Law
    • The Thadomal Shahani Engineering College - Computer Science, Chemical, Electronics, Information Technology, Biotech and Bio-medical engineering
  • Worli Campus, Mumbai:
    • The Principal K.M. Kundnani College of Pharmacy
    • The Watumull Institute of Electronic Engineering, Computer Technology and Instrumentation
    • The Bombay Institute of Technology - Digital Electronics, Computer Technology, Chemical Engineering
  • Ulhasnagar Campus:


The HSNC Board also operates the following schools:

  • The R.K. Academy in Colaba, Bombay
  • The Valiram Bherumal Melwani Model High School in Grant Road, Bombay
  • The Master Sitaldas Chanshyamdas Punwani Tutorial High School in Grant Road, Bombay.(Formerly Known as Master Tutorial High School.
  • The Master Tutorial English Primary School in Grant Road, Bombay
  • The Sind Model English Primary School in Grant Road, Bombay
  • The Sri Gangaram Sind National Higher Secondary School in Ulhasnagar
  • The Jai Hind Academy Higher Secondary School in Ulhasnagar
  • The Little Angel's Academy in Grant Road, Bombay

Board members (as on July 23, 2013)[edit]

The Board presently consists of the following persons:

  • President : Mr. Niranjan Lakhumal Hiranandani, founder & CEO of the Hiranandani Group of Companies, principally Hiranandani Constructions. He is the son of the renowned Dr.Lakhumal Hiranand Hiranandani.
  • Past President: Mr. Anil Harish, renowned High Court Advocate specialising in Income Tax, Real Estate and Cooperative Housing matte
  • Vice-President: Mr. Kishu Mansukhani, a trustee of the J. Kundnani Trust and patron of the Board.
  • Secretary & Rector: Prof. J. K. Bhambhani
  • Director - Academics: Dr Indu Shahani, Sheriff of Mumbai and visiting lecturer at University of California, Berkeley & New York University Stern School of Business

Famous alumni[edit]

  • L. K. Advani, currently senor leader of the Bharatiya Janta Party and former Deputy Prime Minister of India
  • Dr. Mrs. Indira Hinduja, Gynaecologist and pioneer in In-Vitro fertilisation in South Asia
  • Dr. Pahlajani, Cardiologist
  • Mr. Majid Memon, Bombay High Court Advocate specialising in Criminal Law
  • Mr. Ramnath Kini, Bombay High Court Advocate and one-time Additional Public Prosecutor, Maharashtra State
  • Mr. Amin Khandwani, Chairperson of the Maharashtra State Minority Commission
  • Mr. Nanik Rupani, Chairperson of the FICCI
  • Mr. Ajay Chandwani, Managing Director of iconic Bombay advertisement agency Lintas
  • Mr. Hari Mehra, President of the Khar Gymkhana Club
  • Brij Narayan, sarod player
  • Mr. Suresh Wadkar, Famous playback singer
  • Shaan, pop and playback singer
  • Late Mr. Amjad Khan, Stage and film actor noted for his comedian and villain roles (e.g. as "Gabbar Singh" in the iconic Hindi movie "Sholay")
  • Mr. Javed Jaffrey, film actor and comedian
  • Mrs. Nirmala Samant-Prabhavalkar, Chairperson, Maharashtra State Women's Commission
  • Mr. Anil Ambani, 15th Richest man in the World; 3rd Richest Man in India
  • Rajesh Khanna, Famous Actor and Member of Parliament

Related activities / institutions[edit]

Although not operated by the HSNC Board, the following institutions have been founded by and are operated by frequently the same set of persons belonging to the Sindhi Hindu community in Bombay:

  • The P.D. Hinduja National Hospital, Mahim, Bombay
  • The K.P.B. Hinduja College, Charni Road, Bombay


  • The Nationalite, Prospectus of the R.D. National College, Bandra for the Academic year 2005-2006