The University of Bombay is one of the oldest public state universities in India, located in the city of Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra.
Founded in 1857 on 18th of July by Dr John Wilson (after whom Wilson College in Mumbai is named), the University of Bombay is one of the first three oldest public state universities in India. Mumbai University has the highest number of autonomous colleges when compared with other state universities. Maharashtra also has the most UGC-approved community colleges.
It was known as the “University of Bombay” until 1996, when the city of Bombay was renamed Mumbai. The university was renamed as per a gazette of the Government of Maharashtra dated September 4, 1996. Also abbreviated as either UoM, standing for University of Mumbai or MU for Mumbai University.
The University of Mumbai primarily imparts education through its numerous affiliated colleges, which are located in: Mumbai city, Mumbai suburbs, and Six coastal districts in Maharashtra, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Konkan, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. A majority of private colleges located in these places, which offer professional courses such as engineering, are also affiliated to MU.
The University of Mumbai has several hundred affiliated colleges offering undergraduate and post-graduate education, and conducts research in areas of science, commerce, arts, engineering, management, law, etc. Colleges of engineering and medicine, which are privately owned, are also affiliated to the University.
The University of Mumbai primarily imparts education through its numerous affiliated colleges, which are located in Mumbai city, Mumbai suburbs, and six coastal districts in Maharashtra: Navi Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Konkan, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg.
More facts about Mumbai University:
- MU offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees apart from diplomas and certificates in many disciplines. The language of instruction for most courses is English.
- One of its two campuses in Mumbai is located in Kalina, Santacruz. The campus houses academic and administrative departments.
- Another campus located in Fort carries out administrative work only.
- Several world-renowned institutes in Mumbai were affiliated to the university. Most of them are now autonomous institutes or deemed universities.
Mumbai University to Use Virtual Classrooms to Make Learning More Accessible
There’s another feather in Mumbai University’s cap. The new Multipurpose Virtual Classroom (MVC) launched at Mumbai University will make it easy for students in remote parts of the state to access the University’s learning.
The infrastructure, set up at Kalina, will be used to conduct workshops, conferences, lectures and is also supposed to solve the acute problems of shortage of qualified teachers. The virtual classroom will also be used for teachers’ training and skill development, and to provide education to working people in the evening.
The MVC has been designed on the lines of a similar one in Harvard University, USA, and will be used for multiple academic activities including online courses, in future. It is fully automated and controlled using touch panels, entirely designed by the university’s in-house computer team.
Mumbai University Students to Get Marksheets & Convocation Certificates Online
This is something that will bring cheers to all students in Mumbai. Long queues will soon be a thing of the past for Mumbai University students as going forward, marksheets and convocation certificates will now be available online. This will not only be convenient to students but also to Universities, embassies and employers, who want to verify the credentials of the student.
The varsity will introduce an online database of marksheets and convocation certificates through the National Academic Depository (NAD), an initiative of the Union ministry of human resource development. Marksheets of alumni will also be uploaded on to the database.
The varsity is the first to participate in the Centre’s NAD system. Currently, only the Andhra Pradesh Teachers’ eligibility test and the CBSE are using it on pilot basis. Security and authenticity of marksheets are of prime importance here, and the system will integrate high-end security processes adopted by businesses.
The varsity will key in all student data and their certificates will be linked to the database. Every student will register with the NAD and will be able to obtain records after verification of identity. The depository will also facilitate a hassle-free verification process. Universities, embassies and employers, who want to verify marksheets and transcript certificates submitted by the candidate, will be able do so through the website and email by paying a fee and with the candidate’s consent.
Originally posted 2015-02-08 04:51:15.