Principal’s Message


icon_newCONGRATULATIONS!!!

Congratulations to all dear Bhavanites who have appeared at HSC Board Examination of March 2017. Congratulations to all who have passed, congratulations are also due for your parents, guardians, mentors and teachers. Celebrate your success.

I am sure you are going to pursue higher studies. Some of you may seek to study  professional Courses while some of you will definitely want to study conventional courses in Arts, Science and Commerce leading to Bachelor’s Degree i.e. B.A., B.Sc. & B.Com. The horizon is bright for you to consider the pursuit of B.A., B.Sc. & B.Com.

As Bhavanites, you are privileged since you are offered a special round of admission as In-house students to secure seat in a conventional Programme of your choice i.e. B.A., B.Sc. & B.Com. If you want to avail of this privilege, read the notice titled “In-house Students: Admission to FY Degree College”. You can apply online to the Programmes of your choice through the College website: www.bhavans.ac.in.

Our College also offers Bachelor’s Programme with a blend of professional programmes as Self Financing Courses (SFC) like Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) and Bachelor of Science with specialization in Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS) and Biotechnology (Biotech).

If you desire to pursue any of these SFC Programmes visit the College website and apply online to the any one or more of the SFC Degree Programmes. However, the seats are not offered as a privilege to In-house students. You have to seek admission based on your merit.

Whether you want to apply for BA, BSc, B.Com, or SFC, please refer to the schedule of admission.

Some of you may apply for professional courses in Medical / Engineering programs or programs in allied fields.

One thing is sure, all of you, whether you continue in Bhavan’s College or you join any other College/Institute for further studies, you all are destined for an exciting times, simply by being a student in / from our beloved India. Our Country is a happening place in the world. India is a front runner for supremacy on the world’s platform in terms of Economies and Technology. Swatchh Bharat, Make in India, Skill India are some of the endeavours endeavours aspiring to reinforce India as the ‘Happening Place” in the world. Apart from these, India is a wold leader in teaching simple technique of yoga and spirituality, seeking the depth of Indian tradition and heritage, like the roots of tall trees. So whether you decide to delve deeper into Indian traditions and careers or decide to reach to the sky, through Science and Technology, you all are going to make India proud.

Whether you pursue your careers in India or elsewhere, you’ll cherish memories of your student’s days in Bhavan’s College. Your takeaway from the College is of course the knowledge that you have gained in College and also the values you have imbibed in terms of truthfulness and transparency, conduct and character, respect for all religions and humanity, compassion for all human beings and the principle of “Vasudhaiv kutumbakam.

I, Mrs. Katchi Vasanti Iqbal, as Principal of the College, on behalf of all the staff and the Management, wish you all the best and only the best for all your future endeavours in life. Go, shine my Bhavanites, illuminate the world, make the world a lovable and liveable place. Take care of environment and our world.

For all those who need to appear again since they have not passed  the examination during March 2017, remember your turn has yet to come, but you will get a chance to clear the examinations s very soon, so start preparing for the same.

“Its fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” Bill Gates.

My message for all of you who appeared at HSC examinations during March 2017 is

“Learn to Lead and Lead to learn.”

 


The College was established in 1946 by Kulapati Dr. K.M.Munshiji as a constituent institution of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, dedicated to Life, Literature and Culture. The College was accredited with a grade of B++, with an institutional Assessment Score of 82% by National Assessment
and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The Assessment was based on following seven criteria: Curricular Aspects; Teaching-learning and Evaluation; Research, Consultancy and Extension Activities; Infrastructure and Learning Resources; Students Support and Progression; Organization and Management; and
Healthy Practices. The assessment was carried out in 2004.

Post-Accreditation period has been a happening period in the College. New Academic Programmes
– 3 UG & 3 PG have been added to the bouquet, keeping in mind needs of students who are employed but want to continue their studies, so that they can attend academic sessions in the evenings or weekends. Academic flexibility offered to the socio-economically and culturally diverse profile of students has enriched the learning experience on the campus. Faculty members of the College have been inducted on various academic bodies of other Universities in addition to University of Mumbai, contributing in the development and updating of curricula as well as examination and research.

A heterogeneous group of learners with a wide spectrum of aspirations, aptitude and choices
is attracted to the College due to transparent admission procedure adhering to inclusive policy.
Remedial / bridge courses and conscious efforts by faculty, internal assessment and project based
academics in tune with differential capabilities of learners are synergized with technological tools and pedagogy leading to effective teaching-learning process. Efforts of the staff to enhance their own knowledge and skills, matched with encouragement and support from Management is an ongoing process resulting in a dynamic academic ambience on the Campus. The University of Mumbai has introduced Semester Based credit and Grading System (SBCG) of education with effect from Academic Year 2011- 2012. Timely computerization of processes keeping
pace with examination and evaluation reforms has benefited the College to cope up with versatility demanded in the pattern of evaluation in SBCGS as well as with office and accounts administration.

An innovative, NABL accredited Bhavan’s Research Centre, has been established as an extension of Microbiology Department, with the objective of academia-industry networking with an added
dimension of entrepreneurship and inputs from SPJIMR (Shriyans Prasad Jain Institute of
Management Research) , by our visionary Chairman, Dr. M.L.Shrikant. The centre is encouraged not only in terms of financial and infrastructure support but an untiring personal interest and guidance by the Chairman have resulted in an amazing growth in the BRC and it will definitely reach the Zenith in
the near future. After the accreditation of the College by NAAC in 2004, the contribution of faculty and students in areas of research, projects and publications is noteworthy,
not just in terms of quantum increase but in terms of its “outcome”, i.e. generating a Research Culture in the College. Apart from the contribution of staff in various academic/administrative processes of the University, the expertise of the College staff leading to consultancy is noteworthy in the fields of Microbiology, Environmental Conservation and Literature. Co-operation of the College, through activities of the NSS and NCC Units also needs to be commended in community service.

The contribution of College staff in following endeavors is noteworthy: Census 2010-2011, Electoral processes of Municipal Corporation as well as assembly, conduct of entrance and competitive examination for Government, Semi Government and Private Corporate agencies. There have been constraints on regular appointments due to ban on appointments from time to time by the Government. A system has been introduced for regular maintenance and upkeep of infrastructure which consists partly of outsourcing and partly of hiring contracts for security, cleanliness, carpentry,
plumbing, electrical needs as well as gardening. Optimum utilization of infrastructure through
repairs, renovation and restructuring did not suffice the needs of the College. To keep with the growing need to create space, construction of a new building is in progress, which will add the much needed additional space. NABL accredited laboratory for research has been established with investment in terms not only of space but also equipment. An up to date collection of books, periodicals and journals in the Library has been enriched with audio-visual resources. Library functions have been computerized with the help of Library Software “Libsys”, supported with barcode technology for the library transactions. Library provides a set of valuable services viz. current contents of journals, “OPAC” list of new additions and other online resources and book bank facility, one dedicated for SC/ST students. Library is now planning to establish digital library and institutional digital repository.

Development of ICT has been an important agenda for the College. In spite of constraints on the budget, College has equipped itself with computers, laptops, LCD projectors, Internet connectivity, CCTV system, Biometric attendance system, Software packages for monitoring students admission to various programmes and fee register, staff pay roll; PF, Income Tax package and Tally. Also available is a copier, reprographic facility, an Identity Card printing machine and sound and
amplifier systems. For a heterogeneous profile of students, to contain the dropout rate is a challenge which we have not only successfully met, but a large population of Bhavanites pursues further studies in India as well as abroad. A functional placement cell, counseling activities, NSS and NCC Units, Vanamahotsava (to inculcate respect for plants and environment), Satbhavana Saptah (to re-visit Gandhian virtues of non-violence and truth), Savitribai Phule Jayanti (to empower women), Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture (to further understanding of inclusive policy and affirmative action) Kulapati Memorial Rotating Trophy for Intercollegiate essay and elocution competition; theme based intercollegiate cultural and film festivals honing the organizational skills of the students and provide a platform for showcasing their talents. All these activities create a culturally vibrant campus weaving golden threads of virtues and values in the fabric of College life of students, realizing the maxim of Kulapativani “Creative Education is an Art of Self Sculpture”. Due to the dynamic, versatile and visionary leadership of our Chairman Dr. M. L. Shrikant, the Bhavan’s Campus at Andheri has been enriched by bonding and networking between the Sister Institutions on the Campus; opportunities abound for Bhavanites to learn the ancient and the new, to explore international endeavors and yet remain strongly rooted in Indian Culture. Thus Bhavan’s campus at Andheri is truly living up to the Vision of the founder Kulapati Dr. K.M.Munshiji, vision for the Bhavan’s education –Bharatiya Vidya – as nectar ofKnowledge – Amrutam Tu Vidya.

Dr. (Mrs.) V.I. Katchi
Principal