Mumbai University / University of Mumbai, ( MU / UoM ), Fort, Kalina, Mumbai
Year of Establishment :
The University of Mumbai (known earlier as University of Bombay) is one of the oldest and premier Universities in India. It was established in 1857 and it is one amongst the first three Universities in India.
The university was founded by Dr. John Wilson in 1857 and is modeled on the universities of Britain.
The name of the University has been changed from "University of Bombay " to "University of Mumbai ". It was known as the "University of Bombay" until 1996 when the city of Bombay was renamed Mumbai.
Initially, the Elphinstone College building was used for Mumbai University. It is shortened as either UoM, standing for University of Mumbai or MU for Mumbai University.
Bombay University primarily imparts education through its affiliated colleges. The affiliated colleges of the university are spread all over the city of Mumbai and four coastal districts in Maharashtra : Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg.
At national level, it has excelled in sports and cultural activities. In the last five years it has seen 104% boost in under-graduate students, 112% rise in post-graduate students and 147% increase in distance - education students.
Several departments of the University of Mumbai are at places other than the Fort or Kalina campus. These include the Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology, previously (UDCT), VJTI, SPCE, K. J. Somaiya Vidyavihar, St. Xavier's College, etc.
St. Xavier's College, was the first degree-granting college affiliated to the University of Mumbai. It was approved autonomy in 2009.
Additionally, about 90 privately run engineering colleges in Mumbai, suburban Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and coastal Maharashtra districts are affiliated to the University of Mumbai.
The departments of Medicine and Medical Research are spread out across several well-known hospitals in Mumbai. Chief amongst these are the Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay Hospital and G.S. Medical College of the University of Mumbai.
University Grade / Ranking :
1) Internationally, the University of Mumbai was ranked 551–600 in the QS World University Rankings of 2011 and 151–160 in the QS Asian University Rankings of 2012.
2) It is now granted a Five Star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
3) In 2012 this prestigious university has been given the highest "A" rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for its overall performance.
4) The University Grants Commission also accorded the University of Mumbai with the status of "University with Potential for Excellence".
5) Several world-renowned institutes in Mumbai were affiliated to the university. Most of them are now autonomous institutes or deemed universities.
The University of Mumbaiis located near to Churchgate station. The Important landmark around the Mumbai University includes Oval Maidan.
Fort Campus :
→ Western Railway Line- ChurchgateStation ( 7 minutes of walk )
→ Central / Harbour Railway Line– V.T. / C.S.T. ( 15 minutes by walk )
The University campus can be easily reached from SantacruzStation & Kurla Station. The Kalina Campus of Mumbai University is near to Western Express Highway.
→ Western Railway Line - SantacruzStation ( BEST bus route 306, 318, 313 plying from Santa Cruz East)
→ Central Railway Line - Kurla Station ( BEST bus routes 318, 313, 37, 91 plying from Kurla West)
Admission Procedure for First Year Diploma Engineering
The admissions for engineering courses are carried out as per the norms and schedule framed by the DTE from time to time. Selection for admission will be strictly on the basis of inter-se-merit of the eligible candidates from the respective State Board areas based on the best of 5 marks at the S.S.C. (Std. X) examination.
Courses / Departments :
The university offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees apart from diplomas and certificates in many disciplines. Initially, the University concentrated its efforts on controlling teaching at the undergraduate level and in conducting examinations. Later on it took up research and the task of imparting instructions at the Post-Graduate level.
University Campus :
It has two campuses of area 230 acres and 13 acres, with 1.25 million square feet of built-up area, 22 thousand sq. feet of class-rooms and 84 thousand sq feet of laboratory space. It has two post-graduate centers, 354 affiliated colleges and 36 Departments. It has established its name in industrial collaborations and runs various professional courses.
Fort Campus :
The University of Bombay was established at the Fort Campus in 1857.
The original campus is at Fort, Mumbai, near the southern end of the city of Mumbai. It houses the administrative division of the university. It is built in the Gothic style of architecture. The Rajabai clock tower is located in the lawns of the campus. The convocation hall of the university has been graded the status of a heritage structure.
One of Mumbai's landmarks, the Rajabai Clock Tower is on the Mumbai University campus at Fort. It houses the University Library.
Kalina Campus :
A large campus is in Kalina, Santacruz in suburban Mumbai. Much of its 230-acre area is set aside for the development of future disciplines. It has on-campus graduate training and research centers. Several departments offering courses in the streams of science, technology, commerce and humanities are here.
The university does not have its own engineering and medicine departments.
University Library :
Jawaharlal Nehru Library
The central library, Jawaharlal Nehru Library (JNL) is located in the campus at Kalina. It houses 850,000 books, documents and scientific journals, theses, encyclopedias, along with over 30,000 microfilms and over 1,200 rare manuscripts, International Monetary Fund reports, census records and several hundreds of e-journals. The library catalogue is computerized. Most books in the library are on topics of basic sciences, social sciences and behavioral sciences.
The technology and applied research journals and books of the University of Mumbai are kept at other libraries including those at Institute of Chemical Technology, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and Tata Memorial Hospital. Together the University of Mumbai collection of books and scientific journals includes over a million documents.
Festivals / College Events :
Xavier’s – Malhar,
University of Mumbai,
( Fort Campus )
M. G. Road,
Mumbai - 400 032.
Mumbai - 400 032.
Tel : +91 022 2270 8700 … (Fort Campus)
022 2265 2819
022 2265 2825
University of Mumbai,
( Kalina Campus )
Santacruz ( East ),
Mumbai - 400 098.
Tel Nos. +91 022 2654 3000, 2654 3300
2652 6388, 2652 6091
Fax : +91 022
University of MumbaiWebsite : www.mu.ac.in
Email : email@example.com
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