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MU University of Mumbai About Us

The University of Mumbai ( known earlier as University of Bombay ) is one of the oldest 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 India.

As a sequel to the change in the name of the city from Bombay to Mumbai, the name of the University has been changed from “University of Bombay ” to “University of Mumbai “, vide notification issued by the Government of Maharashtra and published in the Government Gazette dated 4th September, 1996.

The profile of this MU University carved out in 150 years of its functioning attests to its manifold achievements as the intellectual and moral powerhouse of the society. The Mumbai University has always given its best to the country in general and to the city of Mumbai in particular by enthusiastically shouldering an ever – growing load of social values and opportunities.

Initially, the University of Mumbai concentrated its efforts on controlling teaching at the undergraduate level and in conducting examinations. Later on it took up research and the task of imparting instructions at the Post – Graduate level. This resulted in the establishment of the MU University Departments beginning with the School of Sociology and Civics & Politics. The independence of the country led to the re – organization of the functions and powers of the University of Bombay with the passing of the Bombay University Act of 1953.

It is now granted a Five Star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council ( NAAC ). It has two campuses of area 230 acres and 13 acres, with 1.25 million square feet of built – up area, 22 thousand sq. feet of class – rooms and 84 thousand sq feet of laboratory space. It has two post – graduate centers, 354 affiliated colleges and 36 Departments. It has established its name in industrial collaborations and runs various professional courses.

At national level, it has excelled in sports, cultural and out – reach activities. In the last five years it has seen 104% increase in under – graduate students, 112% increase in post – graduate students and 147% increase in distance – education students. There is 156% increase in the number of research papers published in International journals. 12 Department/sections are recognized under various national programs, such as SAP / CAS / DRS / DSA / COSIST / FIST. More than 80 teachers are on various professional bodies. 18 National / International awards are won by teachers in the last five years. Every year about 20 teachers visit abroad for academic activities. Recently more than 10 self – supporting courses have been started by the Mumbai University.

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Faculties & Departments in MU University

I. Faculty of Arts

  • Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension
  • Centre for Disaster Management
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Library Science
  • Language, Linguistics and Literature
  • Management Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Social Science

II. Faculty of Commerce

  • Alkesh Dinesh Mody Institute of Investment studies
  • Department of Commerce

III. Faculty of  Law

  • Department of Law

IV. Faculty of  Science

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Bio – Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Life Sciences
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Geography
  • Centre for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology

V. Faculty of  Technology

  • Department of Chemical Technology
  • Department of Information Technology

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Courses Offered by University of Bombay

UG Programs :

  • Bachelor of Arts ( B.A. )
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science ( B.Li.ISc )
  • Bachelor of Social Work ( B.S.W. )
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts ( B.F.A. )
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts ( B.F.A. ) Dance
  • B.F.A. ( Music ),
  • Bachelor of Commerce ( B.Com. )
  • Bachelor of Laws ( General ) ( LL.B. )
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery ( B.D.S. )
  • Bachelor of Science ( Prosthetics and Orthotocs )
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery ( MBBS )
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts ( Music )
  • Bachelor of Education ( B.Ed. ) Programs :
    • Mentally Retarded, Physical Education, Hearing Impaired.

PG Programs :

  • Master of Arts ( M.A. )
  • Master of Education ( M.Ed. ) Programs :
    • Physical Education ( Part – Time ), Hearing Impaired.
  • Master of Physical Education ( M.P.Ed. )
  • Doctor of Literature ( D.Litt. )
  • Master of Social Work ( M.S.W. )
  • Master of Fine Arts ( Painting / Applied Arts ) ( History of Arts )
  • Master of Fine Art ( Dance )
  • Master of Commerce ( M.Com. )
  • Master of Law ( LL.M. )
  • Master of Dental Surgery ( M.D.S. )
  • Doctor of Medicine ( M.D.)
  • Doctor of Medicine ( D.M. )
  • Master of Surgery ( M.S. )
  • Master of Chirulrgiae ( M.Ch. )
  • Doctor of Hygiene ( d.Hy. )
  • Master degree course in Marketing Management
  • Master degree course in Financial Management
  • Masters degree in Human Resources development management
  • Masters degree in Financial Services Management ( M.F.S.M. )
  • Master of Labour studies
  • Master of Computer application ( MCA )

Post – Graduate Diploma Programs :

  • Linguistics, Kannada, Human Rights, Journalism and Mass Communication, Diabetology.

Advanced Diploma Programs :

  • Arabic, German, Russian, Clinical Psychology.

Certificate Programs :

  • Russian, German, French, Persian, Italian, Sanskrit, Marathi, Kannada, Functional Hindi, Urdu, Islamic Studies, Jainology, Yoga, Environment Management & Disaster Mitigation, Disaster Counseling, Crucial Issues in Disaster Management, Music Appreciation and Music Journalism, Sound Recording and Sound Reproduction, Light Music, Parliamentary Procedure.

Diploma Programs :

  • Management of Education, Early Childhood Care and Education, Counselling, Education of the Physically Handicapped ( Dip.Ph.H. ), Yogic Education, Russian, German, French, Persian, Arabic, Pali, Sanskrit, Marathi, Kannada, Italian, Polish, Urdu, Comparative Mythology, Prakrit, Geography ( Dip. Geog. ), Music ( HVC, HIC, MVC, KVC ), Computer Application Technology, Yoga, Medical Laboratory Technology ( D.M.L.T. ), Medical Radio – Isotope Techniques ( D.M.R.I.T. ), Dietetics and Applied Nutrition, Aspect of Biotechnology, Analytical Instrumentation, Electronics, Cosmetics and Perfumary Technology, Computerised Data Processing and Management Information System, Tourism and Travel Industry Management. ( Dip. In T.T.M. ), Environmental Pollution Control Technology ( D.E.P.C.T. ), Radiography, Labour Laws and Labour Welfare, Advance Tourism & Travel Industry Management, Food Processing & Preservation, Nanoscriptology, Environmental Pollution Analysis & Control, Oaubt Application, Customs Clearance, Radiography, Taxation Laws, Netra Roga ( D.O. ) ( Ay. ) Netra Roga Nichnat, Prasooti Tantra ( D.G.O. ) ( Ay. ) Prasooti Tantra Nishnat, Kaumarbhrittya ( D.C.M. ) ( Ay. ) Kaumarbhrittya Nishnat, Panch – Karma ( D.P.C. ) ( Ay. ) Panch – Karma Nishnat, Management Studies ( D.M.S ), System Management, Marketing Management, Computer Management,  Hindustani Instrumental Music ( Tabla, Sitar ), Computer Application Technology, Hindustani Vocal Light Music, Computer Programming, Software Techniques, Administration, Comparative Mythology, Interior Design, Communication, Paint Applications. ( Dip.P.A. ), Textiles Management and Marketing, Investment Studies.

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University of Mumbai Distance Education About Us :

The introduction of Correspondence Courses in the Mumbai University, in the year 1971 – 72,Was primarily for the benefit of students who. Would have otherwise been deprived of the access to higher education. The Annual Report of the University for the year 1970 – 71, submitted by the Syndicate to the Senate, states as follows.”Correspondence Courses

The Syndicate at their meeting held on 26th September, 1970, considered proposal made by Shri A. N. Namjoshi, a member of the Syndicate, that the possibility of introducing Correspondence Courses and External Degree Courses in the MU University for the benefit of a large number of Students who cannot avail themselves of the facilities of Morning/Evening classes, be explored. The suggestion was referred by the Syndicate to the Academic Council and the Council appointed a committee to consider it.

The Academic Council, at its meeting held on 24th March, 1971, approved the report of its Committee and recommended to the Syndicate, inter alia, as under :

  1. that Correspondence Courses in the Faculties of Arts and Commerce, with English as  the medium of correspondence, instruction and examination, be started from June, 1971 for the  First Year Arts and Commerce examinations and progressively thereafter up to the graduate level;
  2. that enrolment be restricted to persons residing within the Mumbai University area viz. Greater  Bombay;
  3. that eligibility requirements, the curricular content, the mode of examination and the Degree to be awarded be the same as for the regular day student of the University of Mumbai;  The recommendation has been accepted by the Syndicate”

Mumbai University Distance Education Special Features :

1) UGC – NAAC has awarded 5 STAR  rating to the University of Mumbai. Amongst the 500 Universities in the World. Mumbai University with Potential for Excellence.

2) Curricular content, mode of examination and the degree to be awarded are the same as  applicable to the colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai.

3) Printed study materials are available in 240 subjects in English ( also in Marathi in selected subjects only )

4) INTERNET & IVRS :  The information about admission, date of submission of exam form, exam time table, dates, centers, exam results and guidance lectures is released on Internet Website http//

5)  Audio – Visual Centre located at Vidyanagari provides for listening and viewing of  Curriculum based Audio – Video cassettes.

6) Around every year  700 students have gone abroad for seeking higher Education.

7) All three toppers ( First, Second and Third ) of M.Com. Exam. of April, 2003, April 2005 & also two toppers ( First & third ) of M.Com. Exam. in April, 2004 were from IDE

8) Library : Independent one Library & two Reading Room facility for the IDE students with home lending facility. 36 thousandoks are available

9) Personal Contact Programs ( P.C.P. ) : Guidance lectures are conducted every year at about 60 centers in Mumbai and around.

10) Virtual Learning Studio

Distance Education Courses in MU University :

  • B.A. Programs :
    • History , Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Commerce, Psychology, Education ,Marathi, Hindi, English, Urdu.
  • B.Com ( Accountancy & Management )
  • B. Sc Programs :
    • Information Technology, Computer Science, Nautical Technology.
  • M.A Programs :
    • History, Sociology , Politics, Economics, Marathi, Hindi, English, Sanskrit,Urdu, Education.
  • M. Com ( Accountancy & Management )
  • M.Sc Programs :
    • Mathematics, Information Technology, Computer Science.
  • MCA ( Master of Computer Application )
  • PG Diploma Programs :
    • Financial Management ( PGDFM ), Operations Research for Management ( PGDORM ).

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MU University Contact Details

Mahatma Gandhi Road,

Fort, Mumbai,

Maharashtra 400032.

Phone : 022 22708700

Website :

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.