Local transport (MTDC buses, auto-rickshaws, local taxis)
The University of Mumbai, also known as Mumbai University, is one of the oldest universities in India. Honored with a five-star rank by the NAAC (National Accreditation and Assessment Council), the university has the largest metropolitan campus in the country. A public institution, the Mumbai University offers diploma courses, undergraduate and post-graduate courses. Established in 1857, the university is affiliated to a variety of colleges in and around the city in places like Raigad, Sindhudurg, Thane and Ratnagiri. One of the top 500 universities in the world, the main campus is located in the Santacruz district of Mumbai. Most prestigious institutions in Maharashtra such as St. Xavier's college are affiliated with the Mumbai University. Known for its high standards of teaching, the university is home to some of the most dignified specialized centers and the Jawaharlal Nehru library. The styles of teaching were adopted from the English styles of teaching, imparting education through sister or affiliate colleges. Like most universities, the two most important centers in the Mumbai University are the Fort and the Kalina campus. Scroll down to know more about the university.
History And Architecture
Known as the University of Bombay earlier, this institution is one of the oldest institutions in the country. Established in 1857, the university primarily followed English styles of teaching. The name of the university changed on September 4, 1996 and was officially published in the Government Gazette. Initially the Institute channeled its energies only towards the undergraduate department. However, in the later years, the university began to undertake research and post-graduate applications. The independence of the country from the British led to the reformation of the functions and the powers of the university and also led to the passing of the Bombay University Act of 1953.
The architecture of this grand structure is primarily Gothic in style and the campus covers a vast expanse of 230 acres. With two post-graduate centers, the university has 36 educational departments in total. Apart from the main campus in the Santacruz district, there are three other branches of the Mumbai University-Kalina Campus, Fort Campus and the Ratnagiri Campus. The Fort University is also home to one of Mumbai's most prized landmarks; the 'Rajabai Clock Tower'.
The three main campuses—Fort Campus, Ratnagiri Campus and the Kalina Campus are also a part of Mumbai University's grand structure.
The Fort campus is located in the southern end of Mumbai and handles the administrative division of the Mumbai University. The prestigious Rajabai Clock tower is also located in this campus. Mumbai University was established at the Fort Campus in 1857.
A smaller campus called the Ratnagiri Campus is located in the town of Ratnagiri and runs extracurricular courses such as sports and performing arts.
The Kalina Campus, which is the larger campus than the other two, is located in suburban Mumbai. The campus plays host to a variety of departments pertaining to engineering, science, technology, commerce, medicine, Nano sciences, Radio Jockeying, Distant Education and languages. Apart from that, the Kalina campus is also home to the public library in Mumbai; the Jawaharlal Nehru Library.
Center for Languages
Center for Management
Center for Nano Sciences and Nano Technology
Center for Eurasian Studies
'Marathi Bhasha Bhavan'
Department for Extra Mural studies
Department for Tourism Management
Institute of Career education and development
Department of Biophysics
Center for Engineering
Department of Medicine
Distance Education Department
Social Science Department
How To Reach
Central Junction, Western Railway and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus are well-connected to all major destinations in India. You can reach Mumbai University with public transport (MTDC buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws), after disembarking at the station.
All major National Highways are connected to the city of Mumbai (NH 2, 4, 8). In case you are coming from Pune, you can also opt for the Mumbai-Pune expressway, the first of its kind in India, to get to the Mumbai University.
Contact Details And Address
M.G. Road, Mumbai
Pin Code - 400032
Official Website- www.mu.ac.in
Mumbai University is one of the largest campuses in India, and is also growing as a popular tourist site. Not only are people fascinated by the grand architecture of the structure but are also awestruck at how magnificently the structure has retained its old-world charm. Whether you choose to alight from a moving bus to see this majestic edifice, or you just want to find out information about the courses offered here, the university is and will also be a historical and educational landmark in this metropolitan city.