Mumbai University


Mumbai University, one of India's oldest universities was formed in 1857. At the initial stage the university imparted education at the undergraduate level but with time it started concentrating on the post graduate level education.

The university has its greatest contribution in imbibing the moral and social values among the students and has been working dedicatedly over 150 years. Mumbai University has 354 affiliated colleges under it. The university has a number of good hostels.

The faculty is highly proficient in their respective fields. Shri. SM Krishna is the Chancellor of Mumbai University.The various Departments of Mumbai University are:
  • Faculty of Arts - Library Science, Management studies, Education, Social Science Departments, Language, Linguistics and Literature Departments, Education
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Technology
  • Other academic departments
In order to provide distance education, the Mumbai University formed the Directorate of Correspondence Courses in 1972. In 1885, it was named as Directorate of Distance Education which finally became Institute of Distance Education in the year 1993. Even it has started educating in professional courses to give good establishments to the students.

The library has an excellent collection of books. Various books on social sciences; pure and applied sciences and humanities are available in the library. For easy accessibility separate stacking has been done in the library.

Famous alumnis:
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  • B. R. Ambedkar
  • Mukesh Ambani
  • Aishwarya Rai
  • Anand Patwardhan
  • Sunil Gavaskar
  • Shabana Azmi
  • Mahadev Govind Ranade
  • Sir Pherozeshah Mehta
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Last Updated on : January 14, 2014