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The University of Mumbai is one of the first three state universities of India and the oldest in Maharashtra. It is abbreviated as MU for Mumbai University.

The University of Mumbai offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral courses apart from diplomas and certificates in many disciplines. The language of instruction for most courses is English. Several private colleges in and around Mumbai are affiliated to MU. University of Mumbai has three different campuses across Mumbai and one outside of Mumbai. In Mumbai the three campuses are Kalina Campus, Thane Campus and Fort Campus. The campus located in Fort carries out administrative work only. The Campuses at Kalina and Thane undertake academic courses. Several institutes in Mumbai previously affiliated to the university are now autonomous institutes or deemed universities. The University of Mumbai is one of the largest universities in the world in terms of the number of students. In 2011, the total number of enrolled students was 549,432. It has 711 affiliated colleges.

The University of Mumbai was established in 1857 after a petition from the Bombay Association to the then British government of India according to “Wood’s despatch”, drafted by Sir Charles Wood in 1854. It was modelled on the universities in Great Britain, specifically University of London.

The earliest departments were the faculty of arts at Elphinstone College, founded in 1835, and the faculty of medicine at Grant Medical College, founded in 1845. As these colleges existed before the university was founded, they surrendered their degree-granting privileges to the university. The first degrees awarded in 1862 were Bachelor of Arts and Licentiate in Medicine.University of Mumbai

Initially, the Town Hall in Mumbai was used as premised for the university’s offices.

Until 1904, the university only conducted examinations, awarded affiliations to colleges, developed curricula and directed guidelines to colleges for developing curricula. Teaching departments, research disciplines and post-graduate courses were introduced from 1904. Several university departments were established. After India achieved independence in 1947, the functions and powers of the university were sought to be reorganised, for which The Bombay University Act of 1953 was passed. The name of the University was changed from University of Bombay to University of Mumbai as per a gazette of the Government of Maharashtra dated 4 September 1996.

In 1949, student enrolment was 42,272 with 80 affiliated colleges. By 1975, these numbers had grown to 156,190 and 114 respectively.

Services

Virtual Classroom
Central Computing Facility
University Computerisation Center
Hostel
Library
Employee Self Service
Student Self Service
Fellowship

 

 Courses

  •     List of New Courses-2013-14
  •     List of New Courses-2014-15
  •     List of New Courses-2015-16
  •     List of courses Conducted by University of Mumbai
  •     List of Post-Graduate Courses

     
    Eligibility criteria of a candidate for admission to the degree courses

    Note:- Before Admission the Candidate should check the Eligibility Criteria for that Particular course.

        Faculty of Arts
        Faculty of Commerce
        Faculty of Science
        Faculty of Law
        Faculty of Technology
        Faculty of Fine Art
        Add-on Courses
        Other Courses
        Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL)
        Garware Institute of Career Education and Development

     University of Mumbai library
    Note:- Before Admission the Candidate should check the Eligibility Criteria for that Particular course.
    List of Post-Graduate Courses, Subjects and Enrolling Colleges Affiliated to University with the Intake Capacity

        Faculty of Arts
        Faculty of Science
        Diploma Courses
        Faculty of Commerce
        Faculty of Management
        Faculty of Technology
        Faculty of Law
        Faculty of Fine Art
        Faculty of M.Arch.
        Garware Institute of Career Education and Development


Our address

Address:
Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mantralaya, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001 India
GPS:
18.9290863, 72.83139099999994
Web:
http://mu.ac.in/

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