Mumbai University (Story) & University Information

Hi everyone,
Continuing with my series of college/university reviews I shall be talking about the very famous and our very own Bombay University which is now known as Mumbai University. This university is close to  my heart as I am based in Mumbai, India. I studied at the no.1 college for Arts in  Mumbai called St.Xavier's College. Our college was affilated to Mumbai University and was next door to my college.  Let us know more about this university today...

University of Mumbai was set up in 1857 by John Wilson. In keeping with the town’s name, the University was called University of Bombay. The university was set up by an Act of the Legislative Assembly (approx.) (in the British Era) along with universities in Madras and Calcutta. The university was formally started in 1859. The name University of Mumbai was called so only in 1996 when the name of the town was changed to Mumbai.

The motto of the university is “The fruit of Learning is Good Character and Righteous Conduct”. The university has always followed the motto to the core of all its functions.
The current Chancellor of this public university is Governor of Maharashtra and the vice chancellor is Rajan. M.Wulekar.
The university campus is at Kalina, Santa Cruz, in Mumbai. The university is recognised by accreditation bodies like NAAC, UGC and AIU.

Post independence the government passed the Bombay University Act of 1953, which regulated the powers, functions and all operational features of the University of Mumbai.
Initially the university campus was at the Bombay fort but was later moved to Kalina. The fort campus is still used as a base for the administrative work of the university. The fort campus has the famous Rajabai Clock tower which has developed to become a symbol of the University of Mumbai

Departments of Biotechnology
Departments of Botany
Departments of Biophysics
Departments of Botany
Departments of Chemistry
Departments of Computer Science
Departments of Environmental Science
Departments of Geobiology
Departments of Home Science
Departments of Human  Ecology
Departments of Mathematics
Departments of Statistics

The University has two campuses in Mumbai. The Kalina campus, located in suburban Mumbai, spans an area of 230 acres, the Fort campus 13 acres. It has 1.25 million square feet of built-up area, 22,000 square feet of classrooms, and 84,000 square feet of laboratory space. It has two post-graduate centres, 354 affiliated colleges, and 36 departments

Mahatma Gandhi- Father of nation of India
B.R. Ambedkar- Architect of modern India and author of the Constitution of India, social reformist and thinker
John Abraham- Bollywood Actor
Sonakshi Sinha- Bollywood actress
Sunil Gavaskar- Indian Cricketer
Anil Ambani- Chairman of Anil Dhiru Bhai Ambani group

Jawaharlal Nehru Library (JNL) is the central library which has 850,000 books, documents and scientific journals, theses, encyclopedias
There are 30,000 microfilms and more than 1,200 rare manuscripts, International Monetary Fund reports, census records, and several hundred e-journals

Internationally, the University of Mumbai was ranked 41 among Top 50 engineering schools in the world by Business Insider in the year 2012
It was ranked 3rd best university in Asia in terms of graduate students as percentage of total students and the 2nd best Multi Disciplinary University in India by Asiaweek in the list of Aisa's best Universities 2000

Mumbai University Results in the year 2013, it ranked fifth in the list of top ten best universities in India by India Today

It was ranked at 62 in the QS BRICS University rankings for 2013, a ranking of leading universities in the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)

It was ranked 10th among the top Universities of India by QS in 2013
The University of Mumbai has been given the highest ranking of five stars by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
It was ranked 18th in the world for having the maximum Ultra High Net Worth Alumni Population. It was number one in the list among universities from emerging economies.

The Mane Satkar Scholarship
Rs. 350
The Late Rao Saheb Vishwanath Narayan Mandlik Prize
Rs. 125
The Dr. R. V. Bhagwat Prize
Rs. 630
The Late Rao Saheb Vishwanath Narayan Mandlik Prize
Rs. 125
The Sir Lawrence Jenkins Scholarship
Rs. 330

Courses available at the University:
Arts -  81 courses
Mass Communications - 3 courses
Education -  8 courses
Management - 17 courses
Commerce - 7 courses
Science - 18 courses
Computer Applications - 4 courses
Hotel Management -  1 course
Aviation & Agriculture - 1 course each
Law - 4 courses
Architecture - 2 courses
Design - 1 course
Engineering -  5 courses

Mumbai University has amazing architecture, very much reminiscent of the British era. With such a good faculty, alumni & so many courses available. Mumbai University is sought after by many students especially those in the Arts field all over India and even abroad.

I hope the information was helpful & informative to all those reading. Please leave a comment below with your inputs. New visitors/bloggers may leave their links for me to check out.

Until next time.. Take care xoxo


  1. It so beautiful this university and it offer great Majors. Happy Sunday doll.

  2. This is close to my heart! I was associated for allmost 6 years with this university..>Wondefully reviewed Babe :)

  3. What a lovely campus! I adore the beautiful architecture! T.

  4. This is a quite unique and interesting post Natasha! :)

  5. More knowledge on uni and what they offer.

  6. I am in love with the campus greenery. I love sitting in the open and reading, much like a different existing world.
    Great to know you're from MU too :)


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