University of Mumbai
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|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. M. S. Gore, Dr. M. D. Bengali, Dr. Vijaya Manerikar, Dr. Snehlata S. Deshmukh, Dr. B. L. Mungekar, Dr. Vijay Khole|
|Location||MumbaiJNCVJNK, Maharashtra, India|
The University of Mumbai (formerly University of Bombay) is a university situated in Maharashtra state of India. It has been given a five-star ranking by NAAC. The name of the University was changed from University of Bombay to University of Mumbai according to a Government Gazette dated 4 September 1996. It is abbreviated as either (UoM) for University of Mumbai or as (MU) for Mumbai University.
Most of the colleges in the city of Mumbai (Bombay) and the districts of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg are affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The University of Mumbai offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees to students. It has several high ranking research institutes in the world, including Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) a Deemed University of the University of Mumbai and the Tata Memorial Hospital.
 Mumbai University campuses
The University of Mumbai campus is not bound at one location, rather it is spread across the entire city of Mumbai (Bombay) and the four coastal districts of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. The major locations include:
 Fort Campus
The original campus is in Fort, Mumbai, near the southern end of the city of Mumbai. It houses the administrative division of the university. It is built in the Gothic style of architecture and also includes a library which holds many original manuscripts. The University of Bombay was established at the Fort Campus in 1857. In the same year universities were established in the two other Presidency towns of Calcutta and Madras. It was one of the first educational institutions established by the British in India following Sir Charles Wood's Dispatch on Education in 1854.
 Kalina Campus
Another large campus is situated in Kalina, Santacruz in central suburban Mumbai. It is 230 acres (930,000 m²) in area, with much of the land kept for development of future disciplines. It has much of the social sciences and behavioural sciences departments offering masters and doctoral program, which includes department of economics and department of psychology amongst others. The Kalina campus also includes certain science departments including Department of Biotechnology, Department of Physics, Department of Information Technology and Department of Mathematics, and has most of the humanities and language departments of Mumbai University at the masters and doctoral level. It also has the Jawaharlal Nehru Library, the largest library in Bombay.
 Ratnagiri Campus
 Other Campuses
Several Departments of the University of Mumbai are located at different places other than the fort campus or Kalina campus. These include the Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology, formerly (UDCT), Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). The department of Medicine and medical research are spread out across several prominent hospitals in Bombay (Mumbai). Chief amongst these are the Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay Hospital and G.S. medical college of the University of Mumbai. St. Xavier's College was the first degree-granting college affiliated to the University. For Mumbai's School College information visit Mumbai's web portal- http://www.chembur.net
 Prominent departments and institutes
- Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering
- Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences (Medical research)
- Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai
- Dr. D.Y. Patil College Of Architecture
- Terna Engineering College Nerul Navi Mumbai [TPCT] (University of Mumbai)
- Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering (DJSCOE)
- Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Bandra [Fr Agnel College]
- Govt Law College (Law school)
- GS medical college (Medicine Research)
- Institute of Science [ISc]
- Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (University of Mumbai, Management Institute)
- J.J.College of Architecture
- J.J. school of Arts (college of Fine arts)
- Jawaharlal Nehru Library (largest Library in Mumbai)
- K.E.S. Engineering College [KESEC]
- K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering [KJSCE]
- Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering [LTCOE]
- M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering [MHSSCOE]
- Mahatma Gandhi Mission's College of Engineering and Technology, Navi Mumbai MGMCET
- Mumbai University Department of Economics (National centre for advanced studies)
- Mumbai University Department of Mathematics
- Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology (MUICT)
- Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya (Centre for Dance research)
- Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS - Now an Independent Deemed University)
- Padmabhusan Vasantdada Patil Prathistans College of Engineering [PVPPCOE]
- Pillai's Institute Of Information Technology, Engineering, Media Studies & Research (PIIT)
- Rajiv Gandhi Institute Of Technology RGIT
- Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology RAIT
- S. K. Somaiya College of Arts, Science and Commerce [SKSAC]
- Sardar Patel College of Engineering [SPCE]
- Sardar Patel Institute of Technology [SPIT]
- shah and anchor Shah and Anchor Kutchi Engineering College [SAKEC]
- S.I.E.S Graduate School Of Technology (SIESGST),Nerul
- St. Xavier's College
- Sydenham Institute of Management Studies Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) - Churchgate
- Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR - Deemed univ of University of Mumbai)
- Tata Memorial Hospital (Centre for Cancer Research)
- Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute VJTI (autonomous Engineering Institute of Mumbai Univ)
- Thadomal Shahani Engineering College [TSEC]
- Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Technology (VESIT)
- Vidyalankar Institute of Technology [VIT]
 Mumbai University libraries
The main Library or Central Library is Jawaharlal Nehru Library (JNL) with almost a million books (850,000) documents and Scientific Journals, Thesis, Encyclopedias, along with over 30,000 microfilms and over 1200 rare manuscripts, IMF reports, census records and access to several hundreds of E-Journals through online subscription. The (JNL) catalogue is computerised. The Library largely contains books with basic sciences and the social and behavioural sciences.
The technology and applied research journals and books of the University of Mumbai are kept at various other libraries including those at MUICT, TIFR, JBIMS & Tata Memorial Hospital. Together the University of Mumbai collection of Books and Scientific journals gets to over a million documents.
 Some departments and institutes of University of Mumbai
 Other Features and Facilities
The University of Mumbai confers over 1,100 degrees and diplomas every year and over 80,000 students apply for the degrees. The University of Mumbai has one of the main computer Servers of the city of Mumbai. It also provides a large International students Hostel for foreign students.
See also: List of Bombay Colleges - (Most of the colleges, Institutes and Research centres in Mumbai (Bombay), are affiliated to the University of Mumbai)
 Prominent Alumni of the University of Mumbai
- Bal Gangadhar Tilak - Indian nationalist lead
- Mahatma Gandhi - Father of the Indian nation
- Man Mohan Sharma - Fellow Royal Society, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan
- Lal Krishna Advani - Leading Indian politician
- B. R. Ambedkar - Author of the Constitution of India, social reformist and thinker
- Jagdish Bhagwati - University Professor of Economics at Columbia University
- Nissim Ezekiel - Acclaimed Indian poet (English language)
- Anil Kakodkar - Director of BARC and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy
- Klaus Klostermaier, F.R.S.C., Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, Scholar of Indian Studies
- Aishwarya Rai - Miss World in 1994 and leading Indian actress
- P. V. Narasimha Rao - former Indian prime minister
- R.A. Mashelkar, Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
- Mukesh Ambani, Managing Director, Reliance Industries (Attended St. Xavier's College)
- Anant Pai - Major publisher of Indian books for children especially the series Amar Chitra Katha
- Dwarkanath Kotnis - A well-known doctor in China who helped Chinese communists army during the World War II A well-known doctor in China who helped the chinese and died because he hated the sino indian war in 1962.
- Lara Dutta - Miss Universe in 2000
- Anand Patwardhan - Indian documentary film-maker
- Sunil Gavaskar - Legendary Indian cricketer (Attended St. Xavier's College)
- Smita Patil - Legendary Indian actress (Attended St. Xavier's College)
- Shabana Azmi - Acclaimed Indian Actress (Attended St. Xavier's College)
- Anil Kane - Director, Patheon Inc. Canada (Attended Bombay College of Pharmacy)
- P.V.P.S.S. Sastry - Publisher of over 100 research papers. Leading superconducting and materials science researcher. Assistant Fellow at the Bhaba Atomic Research Center, The University of Wisconsin-Madion, and Florida State University. Member of team that recorded the coldest temperature in a laboratory setting.
- Edward Hamilton Aitken - humorist, naturalist
- Mahadev Govind Ranade - Indian lawyer, reformer and author, first batch graduate
- Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar - Oriental scholar and social reformer, first batch graduate,later vice-chancellor
- Acacio Gabriel Viegas - medical practitioner credited with the discovery of the outbreak of bubonic plague in Bombay, India in 1896.
- Georg Bühler - eminent scholar of ancient Indian languages and law - fellow of University of Mumbai.
- John Samuel Malecela - Prime Minister of Tanzania from 1990 –1994.
- Indira Viswanathan Peterson - Professor of Asian Studies and editor of the Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces.
- G.S. Maddala - American economist and mathematician
- Ranji H. Nagaswami Chief Investment Officer for Alliance Bernstein Fund Investors
- Harish Kapadia - distinguished Himalayan Mountaineer and recipient of Patron's Medal of the Royal Geographic Society
- Mehli Mehta - Indian conductor of European classical music and father of acclaimed conductor Zubin Mehta.
- Manil Suri - Indian mathematician and writer.
- Kashinath Trimbak Telang - Indian judge and oriental scholar.
- Devayani Tamil Actress
- B.N. Srikrishna Indian jurist and a Judge of the Supreme Court of India.
- Sir Pherozeshah Mehta - Indian political leader and social activist.
- Madhav Das Nalapat - holder of the UNESCO Peace Chair.
- Bhulabhai Desai - Indian freedom fighter and acclaimed lawyer.
- Spencer Silver - co inventor of the Post-it note papers along with Arthur Fry.
- Vasundhara Raje - Chief Minister of the state of Rajasthan, India.
- Vidya Balan - Indian actress based in Mumbai, India.
- Gangadhar Gadgil - Marathi fiction writer.
- Surashri Kesarbai Kerkar - (Indian classical singers whose interpretation of raga Bhairavi was included on the Voyager Golden Record, sent into space aboard the voyager I and Voyager 2.
- Rafiq Zakaria - late Indian politician and Islamic scholar.
- Pandurang Vaman Kane - notable Indologist and Sanskrit scholar and former Vice Chancellor of university of Mumbai.
- Mancherjee Bhownagree - British politician of Indian Parsi heritage.
- Nanabhoy Palkhivala - noted Indian jurist and economist.
- Sucheta Dalal - renowned business journalist from Mumbai, India.
 Related Links
 External links
- University of Mumbai official website
- TechBirBal.com - Syllabus, Question Papers, Notes, Ebooks, Technical Videos, and More
- Computer and IT Engineering Student's Community
- Resources and Discussion forums for Mumbai university students, professors and alumnide:University of Mumbai