Ismail Yusuf College

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Ismail Yusuf College
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Motto"सा विद्या या विमुक्तये"
TypeGovt. College
PrincipalDr. Swati Wavhal
UndergraduatesBSc, B.Com, BA
Location, ,

19°08′00″N 72°51′14″E / 19.13334°N 72.854022°E / 19.13334; 72.854022Coordinates: 19°08′00″N 72°51′14″E / 19.13334°N 72.854022°E / 19.13334; 72.854022
CampusUrban, Jogeshwari, 54 acres (220,000 m2)
NicknameIY College
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, University of Mumbai

Ismail Yusuf College, is the fourth oldest college of Mumbai, India. "I Y college", as it is popularly known, is managed by Government of Maharashtra. It is the oldest college in North Mumbai. It was established in 1930 with a large donation from Sir Mohammed Yusuf Ismail,K.T. on Jogeshwari Hill. The foundation stone was laid by Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, Governor of Bombay in 1924. The vision of founding fathers were to shape up a wealth of learning in the sandstone in the regal Persian style with arches and specious corridors, surrounded by the country's big abundantly bearded banyans and palms.


Founded in March 1924, the college started functioning in 1930. Though it was established as a first grade Government Arts College, over the years it grew into a full-fledged Arts, Science and Commerce College. In the early 1940s, it was the only college beyond Bandra that catered to the educational needs of the western suburbs of North Mumbai.

Ismail Yusuf College is an example of co-operation between private philanthropy and Government patronage. It has a long history and picturesque topography. It came into existence due to the munificence of its donor and the patronage of the Government. In January 1914, Sir Mohammed Ismail Yusuf offered to the then State of Bombay a donation of Rs.8 lakhs for the promotion of higher education of Muslim youths. The then Governor-in-Council accepted the donation and decided that it should be utilized for the establishment of a first grade Government Arts College at Andheri primarily for Muslims, but students belonging to other religious communities should also be admitted.

In the 1920s, the State of Bombay chose a site at the present day suburb of Jogeshwari for the construction of the college, which then was in the form of a tropical forest. Originally the campus was spread over 120 acres (0.49 km2) of land but today it has shrunk to about 54 acres (220,000 m2) due to encroachment by neighboring slum-dwellers and housing societies, construction of Western Express Highway bisecting the land under college control and the grant of land by the Government of Maharashtra to a private society for the establishment of an educational institution, now called Arvind Gandbhir High School.

The government established a first-grade government arts college named "Ismail Yusuf College, Jogeshwari" for the object mentioned above. A spacious building for the college was constructed and necessary equipment was purchased out of the donation. The college was administered and maintained by the government and was recognized as a Government College. However, preferential treatment was accorded to Muslim students in matter of admission, since the government had accepted the donation upon trust to devote the donation amount for promoting higher education among Muslim youths.

The donor had requested for the construction of a first grade residential Arts College primarily for Muslim students. However, the present day, college is not a residential college, nor is it a mere Arts College. It is a government college with three faculties, namely, Arts, Science and Commerce. Being an institution administered and maintained by the government, it is neither a Muslim College nor a minority institution of higher education. Nor is Ismail Yusuf College a mere Government College. It is distinct from other Government College of Maharashtra in two respects. First, promotion of higher education among Muslim students and the provision of teaching of subjects like Urdu, Persian, Arabic and Islamic Studies are the specific goals of the college. Secondly, as per the terms of settlement between the State of Bombay and Sir Mohammed Yusuf, the college has freedom to admit students irrespective of their caste, creed or religion. However, the court settlement entitles Chairman of Board of Trustees of Sir Mohammed Yusuf Family Trust and the President of Anjuman-i-Islam, Mumbai, to nominate 20% if the number of students to be admitted as new entrants in the college every year.


The campus is in a natural setting with innumerable banyan, palm and other trees. Brooks and ponds are active in the rainy season. It also Includes a Boys Hostel.


The college offers instruction in Arts, Science and Commerce from XI standard to graduation. It has facility for M.Sc. in Chemistry, Physics and M.Sc. by research in zoology. It also offers a research facility for Ph.D. in Urdu and Chemistry. The laboratories are housed in two separate buildings. The college has two air-conditioned computer laboratories. During the 2012–2013 school year, more than 4000 students pursued their studies in the three facilities. The college offers a number of prizes and scholarships for meritorious students for their outstanding performance. Relevant to the fast changing industrial, economic, commercial and social requirements of the society, degree courses are offered in computer science and biotechnology etc. for science students.


The college library is housed in the main building and Library stalk room with more than 72,000 books, some of which are very rare. It subscribe to 16 different newspapers, 75 magazines, research journals and periodicals. The library provides books to the students from economically backward and backward categories under a book bank scheme. The library is equipped with SOUL computer software.

Departments in the college[edit]

The college offers three-year integrated degree courses in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties, Post graduate courses in Physics and Chemistry and Ph.D. in Chemistry besides two vocational subjects B.Sc Computer science and B.Sc Biotechnology along with UGC assistants at the B.Sc. level from 1994.

Junior College faculty with their respective subjects[edit]

  • Arabic: Smt.S.U.Khan(H.O.D.)
  • English: Shri.S.G.Gawli
  • Economics: Shri W.G. Nakhale, Mr. Parkhe
  • Gujarati: Smt.M.Y.Thakkar
  • Hindi: Shri. K. V Desale, Miss K.V. Kalbande
  • History: Smt.K.C.Pawaskar(H.O.D.)
  • Marathi: Shri U.M.Patil Dr.M.A.Siddiqui(H.O.D.)
  • Persian: Dr.M.A.Siddiqui(H.O.D.)
  • Logic/Philosophy: Smt.S.C.Dube
  • Political Science: Dr.Rabbani(H.O.D.)
  • Psychology: Dr.S.R.Jadhav(H.O.D.)
  • Urdu:Smt.S.G.Rizvi
  • Electronics: Shri S.D.Jadhav
  • Computer science: Shri M. Sonawane
  • Biology: Smt.T.M.A.Khan, Shri V.S.Dwari, Smt.N.M.Paulkar, Smt.D. Sawant
  • Chemistry: Smt.R.A.Pai, Shri M.M.Prabhu, Shri
  • Mathematics: Shri S.P.Surywanshi
  • Physics: Shri M.M.Tekwani, Smt.Shiveshwakar, Shri Sonawane
  • Commerce: Smt.S.S.Lele, Smt.K.H.Bari, Shri S.D.Sonawane
  • Physical: Smt.Anita Malage(H.O.D.)
  • Librarian: Smt Phalke

Senior College faculty with their respective subjects[edit]

  • Arabic: Prof.Smt.S.U.Khan FIP(H.O.D.), Dr.(Smt.)Afsar Farooqui I/C HOD
  • English: Dr.(Smt.) S.T.Khan(H.O.D.), Dr. V.K.Bite
  • Economics: Dr.Kanhere (H.O.D.), Prof Mrs.Pardesani
  • Gujarati: Prof.Pandey H.G.(H.O.D.), Dr.Smt.Joshi M.A.
  • History: Prof.Smt. K.C.Pawaskar
  • Marathi: Dr.Shri Sameer Vairagi(H.O.D.), Dr. E. S. Phutane
  • Persion: Dr.Siddiqui M.A.(H.O.D.)
  • Philosophy: Prof.Dr.Nanotkar Ashok
  • Political Science: Dr.Rabbani A.(H.O.D.)
  • Psychology: Dr.S.R.Jadhav(H.O.D.)
  • Urdu: Dr.Mohd.Kaleem(H.O.D.), Dr.(Smt.)Farooqui Afsar
  • Commerce: Dr.Acharya W.K.(H.O.D.), Prof.Smt.Patil S.S.(FIP), Prof.Shri Bari H.S., Dr.Jain K.S.
  • Accountancy: Dr.Luhar A.S.(H.O.D.), Pd.Salgia A.R.(C.A.), Prof. Gokani N.G.(C.A.)
  • Botany: Dr.Sakshi choubal.(H.O.D.), Dr. Archana rangari, Shri Shelake N.D.
  • Chemistry: Prof.Smt.Nagarsekar A.S.(H.O.D.), Prof.Shri Thorat B.R., Prof.Ms.Taksande K.N., Prof.Shri Isankar R.D. Dr. T.D. Dadmal, Dr. D. N. Bhangare
  • Physics: (H.O.D.) Dr.R.R.Kalash, Prof.ShriS.K.Tripathi Shri Ashish Bhaina, Shri P.P. Rathod
  • Statistics: Dr.(Smt.)Deshpande V.S.(H.O.D.), Dr.(Smt.)Sagdeo M.M., Dr. Narkhede V.P.
  • Zoology: Dr.(Smt.)Chavan B.P.(H.O.D.), Mr. Amit Tiwari, Mr. Ninad Marathe, Mr. Pratik Chavan
  • Computer Science: Dr Narkhede V.P.
  • Biotechnology: Dr.Bapu Thorat[H.O.D], Prof.Yogesh Parsekar, Prof.Ishrat Shaikh
  • Commerce Lab: Dr.Acharya W.K.
  • Physical: Smt.Anita Malage(H.O.D.)
  • Librarian: Smt. Swati Phadake


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