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Elphinstone College, Mumbai Mumbai , Maharashtra

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 NAAC Rating - A

About Elphinstone College, Mumbai

Last Updated By: Avantika on 8th September, 2021

Elphinstone College was established in the year 1835 and can be listed in the category of one of the oldest college in the history of the Indian education system. It was incepted in Mumbai, Maharashtra one of the places having an influential historical value.  The institute is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and accredited to NAAC. At present Elphinstone College Courses includes both undergraduate and postgraduate courses divided majorly in 4 streams of Science, Commerce and Banking, Arts and Vocational studies.

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The college is a constituent college of Dr. Homi Bhabha State University.

Elphinstone College Highlights

Particular

Detail

College

Elphinstone College

Type

Public

Established in

1836

Affiliated to

University of Mumbai

Accredited by

NAAC with grade ‘A'

Managed by

Government of Maharashtra

Courses Offered

Undergraduate - B.A., B. Sc., B. Com., and B. Sc.

Application Mode

Offline

Admission Procedure

Merit Based

Official Website

www.elphinstone.ac.in

Elphinstone College campus holds a historical value too and the main college building has been classified as a grade 1 heritage structure because of its Gothic Architecture. College building which is a symbol of British Raj heritage is one of the most identified buildings of South Mumbai by the people as well government. Among the people of states, the college is famous for its Romanesque Transitional style building which is a grade 1 heritage structure. The building was designed long back by Trubshaw and supervised by Khan Bahadur Muncherjee Murzban, it has taken years till the building finally got completed in 1888.

Elphinstone College Ranking

  • Ranked 2 in Citywise Ranking amongst Best Science Colleges by IndiaToday in the year 2014

Elphinstone College Courses 

Elphinstone College Courses offer various programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in the field of Science, Arts, and Commerce. In addition to it the college also offers self financed and certification programs. Students can also check Elphinstone College Fees on the  of the elphinstone college official website i.e. https://www.elphinstone.ac.in/. 

Below mentioned are the programs that college offers along with the eligibility criteria and specializations:

Course

Specializations

Eligibility Criteria

BA

Economics, Hindi, English, Sociology, Psychology, Mathematics, Geography, History, Marathi, Political Science, Statistics, and Ancient Indian Culture

Passed in 10+2 in the relevant field from Maharashtra State Board or its equivalent

B. Sc.

Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Statistics, Microbiology, Physics, Mathematics

B. Com.

Commerce

B. Sc.

Biotechnology

Information Technology

Reservation of Seats 

Below mentioned is the percentage of seat reservation defined by the Government of Maharashtra for admission to the several programs offered by the college:

Category

Percentage

SC

13

ST

7

DT (A)

3

NT (B)

2.5

NT (C)

3.5

NT (D)

2

OBC

19

Statistics of Seats for Various Courses

Arts

Science

Commerce

Junior College

First year junior college

120 seats

First year junior college

360 seats

First year junior college

240 seats

Second year junior college

120 seats

Second year junior college

360 seats

Second year junior college

240 seats

Senior College

BA

120 seats

B. Sc.

120 seats

B. Com

240 seats

Self Financed Courses

-

B. Sc. - Information Technology

60 seats

-

-

B. Sc. - Bio Technology

35 seats

-

Vocational Subjects

Computer Science

50 seats

Electronics

50 seats

Elphinstone College Admission

Elphinstone College Admission process is conducted offline. Students can visit the college and buy an application form from the admission office. Candidates must know that the selection procedure will be purely based on the merit in the last qualifying examination. Those who have completed their diploma in specific subjects will be considered eligible for direct admission in the second year of the course (B. Sc. in Information Technology).

Elphinstone College Application Procedure

Below are the steps candidates should follow in order to complete the application process of the college:

  • Visit the college office and collect the form.
  • Candidates can also visit the official website of the college and download the application form.
  • Fill the application form and submit it along with the required documents.
  • List of eligible candidates will be released by the college after thorough analysis.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to be present at the college campus on the date allotted to them.

Elphinstone College Cutoff 2021

Below mentioned are the cutoff of programs offered at Elphinstone College:

Course

Cutoff

B. Sc. Biotechnology

97.83%

B. Sc. Information Technology

95.17%

B. Sc.

95.2%

B. Com

94.8%

BA

99%

Elphinstone College Facilities

The college ensures providing its students with all the basic amenities. Below mentioned are some of the facilities that the college offers:

  • Girls' and Boys' Hostels - Telang Memorial Hostel and Savitridevi Phule Hostels for Girls and Government Colleges Hostel for Boys.
  • Gymnasium which is known as Gymkhana
  • Computer Labs
  • Library that consists of more than 90,000 informative books

In 2004, the college was awarded the Asia Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Elphinstone College Cultural and Technical Fests

The college conducts cultural and technical fest for the development of its students. Students are encouraged to participate in these events conducted at the college in order to enhance their abilities. 

Below are the events that college conducts annually:

  • Maharashtrotsav - It is a National level inter college cultural fest. This fest is organized by the students, faculty members and the other staff of the college. 
  • Tech-Tsar - This is a technical fest conducted by the college where students from all over the state participate. The idea of conducting this fest was proposed by Elphinstone College Alumni Rohan Bhambani. 
  • Primers - This fest is conducted by the Biotechnology department of the college and it consists of several seminars by well known speakers. This is generally followed by events in which students from the college along with students from other colleges of the state participate. 

Elphinstone College Alumni

Some of the notable alumni of Elphinstone College are:

  • B. R. Ambedkar
  • Kishori Amonkar
  • Dhiruben Patel 
  • Madhav Apte 
  • Sanjay Dutt
  • Kunal Ganjawala
  • Gopal Krishna Gokhle
  • Mukesh Khanna

Elphinstone College Faculty

The faculty members of the college are well experienced and highly qualified in their respective fields. They consistently try to motivate their students towards a brighter future by imparting quality education. Some of the members of the team even possess Ph.D. in their relevant subjects. Check here Elphinstone Faculty Members

Elphinstone College Scholarships

The college offers various scholarships to its students in order to assist them financially. Below mentioned are the scholarships that the college offers:

  • For Junior College
    • The Dadiba M. Sethna Endowment Scholarships
  • For Senior College
    • The Bombay Municipal Corporation Endowment Scholarship
    • The College Centenary Scholarships

Other Scholarship Schemes Administered by the Directorate of Education, Maharashtra State

  • Government of India's Scholarships
  • Government of Maharashtra's Scholarships

Elphinstone College Placement

The college consists of a dedicated placement cell which is responsible for reaching out to employers and invite them to college for recruitment. The college conducts placement sessions in which there are several placement events are conducted and based on students' performance in these activities, students are shortlisted for placement. There were around 30 to 60% students who got recruited in their dream companies such as MNCs. 

  • Some of the top companies that have visited the college are TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Times of India, NIIT and many more.

Looking for a Specific Course?

Popular Courses BA B.Com B.Sc B.Sc IT B.Sc in Biotechnology

Courses Offered

 5

Rankings

BSc

Ranked 2 out of 10 in India Today Rankings

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3 years ago

Moin Khan BCom  Student 

UG College 5/5

This is one of the oldest colleges of the city which is affiliated to the Mumbai University and in the year 2016 I have completed my education from here and this was a normal BCom course which I have completed and I got admission here on the basis of my 12th board result and the fee structure of my
PLACEMENT

No there was no placement or job in this college
2 years ago

Majid Khan B.Sc  Student 

Overview 5/5

This college gives admission to the students on the result of the 12th board and for the BSC, I have chosen Information technology subject an the college is under Mumbai University and it is an old and well-reputed college in the city and it has goodwill as well.  ...Read Full Review
Faculty 4/5

My college is having educated faculties with them as it is a well reputed and an old college in the city so one can know the capability of the professors.
2 years ago

Sahil B.Sc  Student 

Overview 5/5

Elphinstone College is an institution of higher education affiliated to the University of Mumbai. Established in 1856, it is one of the oldest colleges. ...Read Full Review
Admission

It was Very Easy Admission process i Ever have seen
2 years ago

Shubham Avinash Lokhande B.Sc  Student 

Life been all good 4/5

The faculty was very good though no placement is provided the infrastructure is well maintained and sports facilities are nicely provided ...Read Full Review
PLACEMENT

No job placement provided
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Shubham Avinash Lokhande B.Sc  Student  

Life been all good 4/5

The faculty was very good though no placement is provided the infrastructure is well maintained and sports facilities are nicely provided ...Read Full Review
PLACEMENT

No job placement provided
2 years ago

Sahil B.Sc  Student  

Overview 5/5

Elphinstone College is an institution of higher education affiliated to the University of Mumbai. Established in 1856, it is one of the oldest colleges. ...Read Full Review
Admission

It was Very Easy Admission process i Ever have seen
2 years ago

Majid Khan B.Sc  Student  

Overview 5/5

This college gives admission to the students on the result of the 12th board and for the BSC, I have chosen Information technology subject an the college is under Mumbai University and it is an old and well-reputed college in the city and it has goodwill as well.  ...Read Full Review
Faculty 4/5

My college is having educated faculties with them as it is a well reputed and an old college in the city so one can know the capability of the professors.
3 years ago

Moin Khan BCom  Student  

UG College 5/5

This is one of the oldest colleges of the city which is affiliated to the Mumbai University and in the year 2016 I have completed my education from here and this was a normal BCom course which I have completed and I got admission here on the basis of my 12th board result and the fee structure of my
PLACEMENT

No there was no placement or job in this college
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2 years ago

Majid Khan B.Sc  Student

Overview 5/5

This college gives admission to the students on the result of the 12th board and for the BSC, I have chosen Information technology subject an the college is under Mumbai University and it is an old and well-reputed college in the city and it has goodwill as well.  ...Read Full Review
Faculty 4/5

My college is having educated faculties with them as it is a well reputed and an old college in the city so one can know the capability of the professors.
2 years ago

Shubham Avinash Lokhande B.Sc  Student

Life been all good 4/5

The faculty was very good though no placement is provided the infrastructure is well maintained and sports facilities are nicely provided ...Read Full Review
PLACEMENT

No job placement provided
3 years ago

Moin Khan BCom  Student

UG College 5/5

This is one of the oldest colleges of the city which is affiliated to the Mumbai University and in the year 2016 I have completed my education from here and this was a normal BCom course which I have completed and I got admission here on the basis of my 12th board result and the fee structure of my
PLACEMENT

No there was no placement or job in this college
2 years ago

Sahil B.Sc  Student

Overview 5/5

Elphinstone College is an institution of higher education affiliated to the University of Mumbai. Established in 1856, it is one of the oldest colleges. ...Read Full Review
Admission

It was Very Easy Admission process i Ever have seen

Elphinstone College, Mumbai Admission

Elphinstone College, a prestigious college established in 1856, is a public institute under Mumbai University. It offers courses in the field of Science, Arts, and Commerce at the Undergraduate level. BA and B.Sc have over 100 seats combined in 3 majors in different subject combinations. B.Com has over 50 approved intake seats available for admission.

Admission is totally merit-based and on 10+2 marks obtained. The application is done in offline mode. The college also offers Scholarship for the students.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • For BA courses, a minimum 40% marks are required
  • For B.Sc, Mathematics is a mandatory subject at 10+2 level
  • Candidates from any stream can apply for BA and B.Com courses
  • A Diploma holder in Computer Engineering/Computer Technology/IT/Electrical/Electronics & Video engineering and other allied courses/Mechanical/Civil and allied courses of Engineering can directly apply for the Second year in B.Sc (IT) degree.

Important Dates

Event

Date

Application Starts on

31 May'19

Application Ends on

12 June'19

Merit List announcement

12 June'19 to 13 June'19

Courses and Details

BA Degree at Elphinstone College:

  • The College offers courses in BA with different subject combinations with main subjects as Economics, English, Hindi, History, Geography, Marathi, Political Science, and Sociology.
  • The student majors in one or two subject of his/her choice in 3 years of the course.
  • The basic eligibility criteria are 10+2 from a recognized board and on a merit basis. Students appearing for 10+2, from any stream, can apply for admission.

B.SC Elphinstone College:

  • The college offers Triple majors in different Science subject combinations. The subjects are Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Statistics, Mathematics, Microbiology, and Physics.
  • The basic eligibility criteria are 10+2 from a recognized board with science as a subject and on a merit basis. Students appearing for 10+2 finals can also apply.
  • For Biotechnology, Biology in 10+2 is a must. For Information technology, Mathematics in 10+2 with 40% marks is a must.

Subject 1

Subject 2

Subject 3

Biotechnology

Chemistry

Zoology

Biotechnology

Chemistry

Botany

Biotechnology

Chemistry

Statistics

Biotechnology

Botany

Zoology

Chemistry

Botany

Zoology

Microbiology

Chemistry

Zoology

Microbiology

Chemistry

Botany

Microbiology

Botany

Zoology

Chemistry

Physics

Mathematics

Chemistry

Physics

Statistics

Mathematics

Physics

Statistics

Students will have to choose certain subjects each year and 2nd and 3rd Year subjects will be opted as per choices made in the first year.

B.Com in Elphinstone College:

  • The college also offers courses in commerce field. The basic criteria are 10+2 with Mathematics from a recognized board. Final selection is done on a merit basis.
  • Students will have to choose certain subjects each year and 2nd and 3rd Year subjects will be opted as per choices made in the first year.

Application process

The college application forms for admission for various undergraduate courses will be available in  offline mode only and only from the college campus, only within the above mentioned start and end dates. The admission fee has to be submitted in cash at the college admission office.

Brochure

Elphinstone College Brochure 2021
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Faculty

18 PHD faculty

     62 faculty

Dr. Smt. MADHURI VASANT KAGALKAR
Position: Principal
Smt.J.S.Pawar
Position: HOD - Botany
Dr.R.S.Dhamnaskar
Position: HOD - Chemistry
Smt. R.N.VYAS
Position: HOD - Commerce
Dr. Smt. Savita Patil
Position: HOD - English
Shubham Avinash Lokhande B.Sc2 years ago
The faculty was very good we learned a lot from them ...Read Full Review
Majid Khan B.Sc2 years ago
My college is having educated faculties with them as it is a well reputed and an old college in the

FAQs

Q-1

What is Elphinstone College fees for programs offered at the college?

The fees structure for programs offered at the college varies from one another. The undergraduate and postgraduate programs consist of different fee structures. Students can visit the official website of the college to check the current fee structure. Check here: https://www.elphinstone.ac.in/

Q-2

What are the accreditations of Elphinstone College?

Elphinstone college has been accredited with grade 'A' by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Q-3

When will Elphinstone College Mumbai Admission 2021 take place?

The admission procedure of Elphinstone College for undergraduate program will take place after 23rd August 2021 as the first merit list will be declared on 23rd August.

Q-4

Does Elphinstone College offer any scholarship programs for its students?

Yes. Elphinstone College offers various scholarships for deserving and meritorious students. The college along with its personal scholarships, offers various scholarships extended by the central and state governments.

Q-5

What is the duration of the Diploma program offered by Elphinstone College?

The duration of the diploma programs offered by Elphinstone College is 3 months. The total intake of the same is 20.

Scholarship

Elphinstone College Scholarship

The following scholarships are awarded to the students of Elphinstone College

 

Class

Total No. of Scholarships

No. and Name of Scholarship

Monthly Value of Scholarships

F.Y.J.C. Arts

2

2 Dadiba M. Sethna Endowment Scholarships

Rs. 30/- each

S.Y.J.C. Arts

2

2 Dadiba M. Sethna Endowment Scholarships

Rs. 30/- each

F.Y.J.C. Science

4

2 Dadiba M. Sethna Endowment Scholarships

Rs. 30/- each

S.Y.J.C. Science

4

2 Dadiba M. Sethna Endowment Scholarships

Rs. 30/- each

F.Y.B.A.

13

6 Centenary Scholarships

Rs. 40/- each

7 College Open Merit Scholarships

Rs. 15/- each

S.Y.B.A.

13

2 Municipal Scholarships

Rs. 40/- each

4 Centenary Scholarships

Rs. 40/- each

7 College Open Merit Scholarships

Rs. 15/- each

T.Y.B.A.

14

1 Tata Scholarship

Rs. 50/- each

2 Municipal Scholarships

Rs. 40/- each

4 Centenary Scholarships

Rs. 40/- each

7 College Open Merit Scholarships

Rs. 15/- each

F.Y.B.Sc.

13

5 Centenary Scholarships

Rs. 40/- each

S.Y.B.Sc.

13

2 Municipal Scholarships

Rs. 40/- each

4 Centenary Scholarships

Rs. 40/- each

7 College Open Merit Scholarships

Rs. 15/- each

T.Y.B.Sc.

14

1 Tata Scholarship

Rs. 50/- each

2 Municipal Scholarships

Rs. 40/- each

4 Centenary Scholarships

Rs. 40/- each

7 College Open Merit Scholarships

Rs. 15/- each

 

Location & Contact Info

Phone Number
22844060, 22843797
Address
Elphinstone College, 156, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mantralaya, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400032

Facilities Available

Library      
The college has more than 100000 books, 10 Periodicals, 6 Newspaper and many more.
Computer Lab      
Auditorium      
Gym      
The college has provided the GYM facilities to the students, staff, and faculty to fulfill the fitness needs.
Medical      
Wi-Fi      
yes
Cafeteria      
Cafeteria of the Elphinstone College provides the students with fresh and affordable food.
Hostel      
Two hostels for Boys and one hostel for girls is available in the Elphinstone college.

Recruiters

7 Companies

Successful Alumni

Awards

Best Science College

Elphinstone College has been awarded as the 2nd best science college in Mumbai.

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