Mithibai College

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Mithibai College
Established 1961
President Shri Amrish Patel
Vice-president Shri Gandhi Pravin V. and Shri Sheth Balwantrai
Location Mumbai, India
19°6′10.92″N 72°50′13.76″E / 19.1030333°N 72.8371556°E / 19.1030333; 72.8371556Coordinates: 19°6′10.92″N 72°50′13.76″E / 19.1030333°N 72.8371556°E / 19.1030333; 72.8371556
Affiliations University of Mumbai

Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science & Amruthben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics also knownn as Mithibai College is a prestigious and popular college in Vile Parle, Mumbai, India. Mithibai College is affiliated with the University of Mumbai.


Mithibai college was established by Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal in 1961. The Mithibai College of Arts and Chauhan Institute of Science, commonly known as the main wing, was started first, and the Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce & Economics & Kathak started 19 years later.[1] During the past 50 years, it has grown into a big educational complex imparting high-level education to more than 32,000 students.

Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM), as a part of its own Silver Jubilee Celebration, started the Mithibai College of Arts & Mohanlal Dayal Chauhan Institute Of Science in 1961. Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics was an addition in the year 1980; and a complex was thereby formed that embraced the three main streams of education-Arts, Science and Commerce. Need based, career oriented, self-financing courses like Bachelor of Management Studies(B.M.S.), B.Sc. & M.Sc. degree courses in Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Computer Science were introduced by the College subsequently.

There is a 50% reservation for Gujarati speaking community and the conventional SC/ST/OBC/females reservation as per the government norms.


Mrs. Archana Garate is librarian of Mithibai College.[2] There are 86910 books in the library, but due to 26th July 2005 flood 27448 books were damaged. And therefore actual number of books are 59462.[3] Library subscribes many national and international journals and magazines. On normal working days library is open from 8.00 AM TO 6.00 PM. During examination period library's reading hall is made available from 8.00 AM TO 8.00 PM.[4]

In-house CET Guidance Programme (Junior College)[edit]

After introduction of MHT-CET (Maharashtra Health-Technical Common Entrance Test) by the Government of Maharashtra, the HSC Science students have shifted their focus from the regular examinations to the CETs. The college decided to provide support to the HSC Science students studying in the college, in preparing themselves for MHT-CETs, AIEEE and other such tests. The MHT-CET Guidance Programme includes chapter-wise teaching orientation of the students followed by the MCQ tests and then briefing sessions so as to know where students make common mistakes and how they can improve upon the same.[5]

Student Life[edit]


The students have always been encouraged to participate in sports activities and physical training. Sports kits as well as allowances are provided to the athletes in order to encourage them to participate in sports/games. The college won the Guru Nanak General Championship Trophy of the University of Mumbai for 12 consecutive years.[citation needed] Many of Mithibai's athletes have been representing the University, the state and also the country. Many of them[who?] are the recipients of the prestigious Shri Shivchhatrapati Award of the State and the Arjuna Award at the National level.

Mithibai Kshitij[edit]

Mithibai College has its Annual Cultural Festival 'Mithibai Kshitij' It is a 4-day festival, with more than 500 colleges being invited every year. The events at Mithibai Kshitij include competitions, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, amateur and professional shows which are conducted at various SVKM venues. Mithibai Kshitij is mainly known for its Pronights (Pro-Nites), Artists and bands like Juggy D, Raghu Dixit, Pentagram, Kailash Kher, Hard Kaur, Akriti Kakkar, Tochi Raina, Jazzy-B and many others have performed on the Jashoda Rang Mandir Ground's Stage in Mithibai Kshitij. In 2011, The Dirty Picture movie's crew including Vidya Balan, Bappi Lehri, Vishal-Shekhar, Sunidhi Chauhan, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor and a few others enlightened the stage. In 2012, they had Punjabi International Artist Jazzy-B along with Ramji Gulati. On 12 December 2012, they had an Electronic Dance Music night, with a line up; DJ Anish Sood B2B Lost Stories, opened by DJ SHAAN. This festival is organized by the students of Mithibai College, The Core Committee, Committee Members and Volunteers (approximately 600 students) are a part of it. 19 Department's of Mithibai Kshitij are divided into two types; Admin and Events, which mainly consists of Marketing, Public Relations, Computers, Performing Arts, Literary Arts, Film Fest, Pro-nites etc.

National Cadet Corps (N C C) Brave Hearts[edit]

During the academic year 2002-2003 the enrolment was 20 for boys and girls. The college had 4 cadets in III year, 6 cadets II year and 10 cadets in the I year.

The College NCC Committee is a very cohesive unit of teachers in Junior and Degree college. Mithibai's girl cadets Ms. Simi Sound attended Group Selection Pre-RDC and RDC camp at Mumbai, Ahmednagar and Delhi. The five cadets attended various camps during the year. Almost all the cadets have cleared the B-Certificate or the C-Certificate examination of the NCC.

National Service Scheme (N S S)[edit]

N.S.S. with its three pillars Seva, Sadbhavana and Satkarma works with social projects and has also played a major role in upholding the down trodden and disaster stricken and instills moral values in its members. The motto of N.S.S. is to evoke in every individual the feeling of ‘Not me, But you' and involve college youth in social service.

Student Council[edit]

The college has duly constituted Students' Council with Principal as Chairman, One lecturer nominated by Principal, NCC officer, NSS programme officer, Director of Sports, One meritorious student from each class and outstanding student from each of the following activities NSS, Sports, NCC, cultural activities and two female students nominated by the Principal. Tenure of the Students' Council is one academic year.

Alumni Interaction[edit]

The association had its first function on 14 August 2002. Since then, it has engaged in a variety of activities including speeches, career counseling, free eye check-ups, and fashion shows.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ India Education: Mithibai College
  2. ^ Staff Members
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Library Hours
  5. ^ Mithibai College Prospectus of Junior College 2008-2009

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