Mumbai University, University of Mumbai which is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. And is a collegiate public state university. It offers
undergraduate, masters and doctoral courses in many disciplines such as arts, commerce, science, medicine and engineering
As well as diplomas and certificates. The University of Mumbai was established in 1857. The university has two campuses, a Kalina campus in Mumbai and a Fort campus,
one of which is on the Thane campus.
The complex of the fort serves only administrative functions. Many of the institutions of Mumbai formerly affiliated to
the university are now autonomous institutions or universities. The University of Mumbai is one of the largest universities
in this country. In 2013,
The university had 711 affiliated colleges. Ratan Tata is the appointed head of the advisory council
of the University of Mumbai. University of Mumbai Official Website, Mumbai University
In accordance with Wood’s despatch drafted by Sir Charles Wood in 1854, The University of Bombay was established in 1857 after presentation of a
petition from the Bombay Association to the British colonial government in India. The University of Mumbai was modeled on similar universities
in the United Kingdom, specifically the University of London.
The first departments established were the Faculty of Arts at Elphinstone College
in 1835 and the Faculty of Medicine at Grant Medical College in 1845. Both colleges existed before the university was founded and surrendered their
degree-granting privileges to the university.
The first degrees awarded in 1862 were Bachelor of Arts and Licentiate in Medicine. Medical schools such as Sindh Medical School in Hyderabad,
Sindh were affiliated with the University as well. Initially, the Town Hall in Mumbai was used as the university’s offices. Cornelia Sorabji,
who later studied law at Somerville College becoming Oxford’s first female law student
India’s first female advocate, was the university’s
first female graduate in 1888. Until 1904, the university only conducted examinations, awarded affiliations to colleges, developed curricula
and produced guidelines for colleges developing curricula.
Teaching departments, research disciplines and post-graduate courses were introduced from 1904 and several additional departments were established.
After India achieved independence in 1947, the functions and powers of the university were re-organised under The Bombay University Act of 1953.
The name of the University was changed from University of Bombay to University of Mumbai in 1996. In 1949, student enrollment was 42,272 with 80
affiliated colleges. By 1975, these numbers had grown to 156,190 and 114 respectively.
Several departments of the University of Mumbai are located away from the four Mumbai campuses. These include the departments of Medicine and
Medical Research located in several prominent hospitals in Mumbai, such as the Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay Hospital and G.S. Medical
College and King Edward Memorial Hospital. Institute of Chemical Technology (then known
as the University Department of Chemical Technology, UDCT), was originally an institution of MU, but later gained university status.
Tata Memorial Hospital
Is now affiliated to the Homi Bhabha National Institute. Similarly,
Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute was the first Engineering Institute in the University of Mumbai (1887) and
Thadomal Shahani Engineering College was the first Engineering college in the University of Mumbai to start courses in
Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Sardar Patel College of
Engineering is another engineering college affiliated to the University . Further, K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering is additional
engineering college affiliated to the University.
Along with these, Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of Technology, D.Y.Patil’s Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology, Lokmanya Tilak College of
Engineering and SIES Graduate School of Technology are also affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management
Studies was established in 1965 in collaboration with Stanford Graduate School of Business of Stanford University. Sophia College for Women was
established in 1941.
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