M L Dahanukar College of Commerce

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M.L. Dahanukar College of Commerce (also known as Dahanukar College) is a well known commerce stream college located in sub-urban Mumbai. The college is affiliated with Mumbai University and was founded by Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association in 1960. Currently the college has an NAAC Accreditation of A[1] and over 1700 students. Current Principal of the college is Dr. (Smt.) Madhavi Pethe.

Introduction[edit]

M. L. Dahanukar College of Commerce was established in June 1960, by 'Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association'. Earlier it was known as Parle Commerce College and became 'Mahadev Laxman Dahanukar College of Commerce in 1961 [2] as a result of the generous donation of Rs. 3 lakhs from the Industrial House of Dahanukars. It was the first commerce college in the suburbs of Mumbai to 'impart quality education to the youth of Mumbai, particularly to the residents of Vile Parle and neighboring suburbs'. It is a co-educational institution and is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The Institution receive grant-in-aid of the State Government. The college is recognized by the University Grants Commission under section 2 (f) and 12 (b) of the U. G. C. Act of 1956.[3]

Curriculum[edit]

As an affiliated college of the University of Mumbai, M. L. Dahanukar College follows the curriculum and regulation of the university. The syllabi in Commerce and Management Studies incorporate multi-disciplinary / interdisciplinary components and a certain amount of flexibility. The college has 8 departments viz. Commerce, Accountancy, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Psychology, Business Law, Business Communication and Environmental Studies. The institution offers a few optionals / electives both at B.Com and M.Com level.

The college also offers the career oriented courses viz. Bachelor of Management Studies and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounts and Finance).These two self-financing courses not only provide better choice for students but also cater to the demands and needs of industries and business establishment. Five Post Graduate Diploma courses are also offered for the benefit of Students. These diploma courses are in Business Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Material Management and Human Resource Development.

The college also offers P. E. 1 course of I. C. A. I. Co-curricular activities are encouraged through various associations in the college. A one-day workshop was organized by the Department of Accountancy on Financial Accounting and Auditing.

The college does not have the freedom to revise the syllabi and it adopts the revised syllabi whenever such revision is made by the University of Mumbai.[3]

Infrastructure and Learning Resources[edit]

There are 45,000 books in the library. The library subscribes to 30 journals / periodicals. There is also facility for Inter-library exchange. The library provides book-bank facility to the needy students. The Library has facilities such as computers, audio-visual cassettes, Internet facility etc. The college has a computer center which works from 8.00 A. M. to 6. 00 P. M.. Some departments like B.M.S., Mathematics & Statistics have their own computers.The college has facilities both for Indoor games and outdoor games. A large number of students have participated in various sports events at the intercollegiate & regional levels.[3]

Festival[edit]

Dahanukar College like every other college in Mumbai City has its own annual festival named " Kurukshetra"[4] which the college defines as the spirit to fight, the will to win and hard work to overcome your opponent. Sporting and cultural activities play an important role in the festival. The college also participates in various inter-college events including Mumbai University's "Youth Fest" where it stood 3rd in academic year 2010-11 beating 165 other colleges.

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