About the University of Mumbai


The University of Mumbai (known earlier as University of Bombay) is one of the old- est and premier Universities in India. It was established in 1857 consequent upon "Wood's Education Dispatch", and it is one amongst the first three Universities in In- dia. The profile of this University carved out in 155 years of its functioning attests to its manifold achievements as the intellectual and moral powerhouse of the society. The University has always given its best to the country in general and to the city of Mum- bai in particular by enthusiastically shouldering an ever-growing load of social values and opportunities.
The University was accorded 5 star status in 2001 & 'A' grade status in April 2012 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It has been granted University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) status by UGC and PURSE Scheme by DST. Many of its Departments are recognized under various national pro- grammes, such as UGC-SAP at various levels, DST-FIST, etc. At national level, it has excelled in sports, cultural and out-reach activities.