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Top Colleges in Mumbai for Science, Commerce and Arts

Fascinated by the college campuses shown in Bollywood blockbusters like Wake Up Sid (HR College), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Hichki (Xavier’s College), Murder and Lage Raho Munna Bhai (Sophia College)? Well, all of these are the top colleges of Mumbai. With very high literacy rate, Mumbai the financial capital of India is a sought after destination for students since ages. A host of public, private and professional institutes and colleges in the city offer both regular and distance learning courses.

Mumbai is a city of dream catchers and a place where dreams have the history of becoming fascinating realities. Looking for realising their individual dreams, students from all over India flock to the city seeking admission to its colleges. Colleges in Mumbai boast of a delightful combination of top-class faculties, pan India student and faculty profile, diverse co-curricular activities, vibrant classes, campuses and hangouts, and last but not the least unadulterated fun. Mumbai lives in dreams.

For those appearing for the plus two board exam this year and aspiring to pursue their undergrad courses in the city of Mumbai, known as the city of dreams, we have made a comprehensive list of colleges in the city. Do you want to explore your chances here? Read the blog to get an idea about higher study in Mumbai –

Types of colleges in Mumbai

  • Liberal Arts College
  • Architecture Colleges
  • Ayurvedic College
  • B.Ed
  • Biotechnology
  • Commerce College
  • Pharmacy College
  • Management College
  • Science College,
  • Fine Arts College,
  • Law College,
  • Unani Colleges,
  • Physical Education Colleges

Famous colleges of Mumbai

Commerce Colleges

St. Xavier’s, Mumbai

One of the best colleges for science in the country, St. Xavier’s, Mumbai, is also a sought after college for arts, and commerce. According to India Today College Ranking ranked the college is no 4 in the list of best colleges for Arts and Design, 5 for Science and 6 for Economics and Commerce. The college offers attractive for placement options with companies like Ranbaxy and Citibank.

Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics

A top college for studying commerce in India, NM College offers courses like Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com), B. Com (Accounts and Finance), B. Com (Financial Market) and B.SC (IT).

HR College

Yet another sought after college of commerce, HR College of Commerce and Economics is ranked 7th in the list of best colleges in Mumbai and appears in the list of top 10 commerce colleges in Mumbai.

Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics

A much revered college of commerce study not only in Mumbai but also in India, Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics is ranked 9th in the list of best colleges in Mumbai and one of the top 10 commerce colleges in Mumbai.

Artitechture Colleges

Sir JJ College of Architecture

One of the oldest art colleges of Mumbai, Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy College of Architecture’s bachelor’s degrees in fine art and sculpture i.e., B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) and Master’s degree in fine arts i.e., M. Arch. (Master of Architecture) are highly sought after by students in India.

Colleges offering multiple courses

K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce

Another leading commerce college, K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerceis at no 2nd in the list of best commerce colleges in Mumbai and one of the top 10 arts colleges in Mumbai. The college is ranked 32nd on the national level.

Wilson College

A very popular college in Mumbai, Wilson College offers courses in Arts, Science, Management Studies, Mass Media, Biotechnology, Computer Science as well as Information Technology.  Vocational streams are also available.

SNDT University

Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women’s University or the first Women’s University of the country is one of the best institutes in India which offers degree programs in Arts, Commerce, Law, Science, and Technology.

Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College

Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College is known for undergraduate, postgraduate and Vocational programs in Arts, Science, Mass Media as well as Ph.D.

Elphinstone College

Those looking for a degree program in Arts, Science, IT, Biotechnology, or Commerce, etc this college can be great choice.

Other top colleges

Arts Colleges

St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

K. J. Somaiya College of Arts & Commerce

Mithibai College

Sophia College for Women

St. Andrew’s College of Arts, Science, and Commerce

Commerce Colleges

St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai

HR College of Commerce and Economics

K. J. Somaiya College of Arts & Commerce

Mithibai College

Advantages of studying in colleges under Mumbai University

Colleges in Mumbai are mostly affiliated to University of Mumbai (ranked 17 in QS India ranking 2020) while the university itself also houses some colleges. Additionally, there are autonomous colleges affiliated to Mumbai University. The academic curricula of colleges are in sync with industry needs and the university is one of the top 20 universities of the country. Mumbai College campuses are located in Mumbai and adjoining cities like Pune, Nagpur and Nashik. In Addition districts like Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar etc also have major number of colleges.

Industry exposure

Many programs in colleges affiliated to Mumbai University offer industry exposure which helps build overall grooming and makes you ready for the job market. Internship opportunities offered by colleges will also facilitate direct exposure to business world.

Extra-curricular activities

Mumbai colleges offer an array of extra-curricular activities including sports/adventure sports, debate, trekking et al, which helps in holistic development. Participation in such activities helps in building knowledge, insight and personality. Today, companies are also laying huge emphasis on the activities that a candidate was engages in beyond academics.

Placement opportunities

Campus recruitment is a norm for most good colleges today and companies often recruit fresh graduates straight from college. Top Mumbai colleges offer good campus placement opportunities where reputed companies come to recruit the graduates. Colleges in Mumbai are particularly well known for their placement cells, which help students to bag attractive jobs in well-known organisations through campus placement.

Final words

Colleges in Mumbai will offer you a broad range of courses. However, before deciding on a course and a college, always do thoroughly research on its ranking, campus and hostel facilities, and activities on campus and placement opportunities. Another effective way is to take help of a professional counsellor who will be able to offer you with unbiased career counselling. After such a session students often come to know about many more career opportunities which you they were previously unaware of. Making an informed choice is what makes a difference in life.

Author: Baishali Mukherjee

Profile- An independent writer and journalist for last nine years; presently working with Education World, Entrepreneur India, Scrabbl.com and Stoodnt.com. Worked as the content head for four books and have articles and features published in leading print and digital media spaces.

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