Elphinstone College, Mumbai  Mumbai, Maharashtra

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 NAAC Ranking - A

Elphinstone College , Mumbai

Nupur Yadav

Latest Updates: The Elphinstone College recently successfully organised Maharashtrotsav-2023. Elphinstone College also released the academic calendar for the year 2023, You can read it on the official website 

About Elphinstone College Mumbai : Elphinstone College was established in the year 1835 and can be listed in the category of one of the oldest colleges in the history of the Indian education system. It was incepted in Mumbai, Maharashtra one of the places having an influential historical value.  It was instrumental in defining and developing the city’s educational scene. It was also instrumental in the establishment of the University of Mumbai. At present Elphinstone, College Course includes undergraduate and postgraduate courses divided majorly into 4 streams Science, Commerce and Banking, Arts and Vocational studies. The college is a constituent college of Dr Homi Bhabha State University. The institute is affiliated with the University of Mumbai but in 2019, it ended its affiliation with the University of Mumbai

The College is well-known for its undergraduate programmes in the Arts, Commerce, and Science streams, such as B.A, B.Sc, and B.Com. Apart from supported courses, Elphinstone College also provides self-financed courses in Management and Technology. Admission to these programs, however, is strictly based on the students’ 10+2 or final qualifying examination results. 
Furthermore, Elphinstone College offers three-month certification courses/add-on courses in Remote Sensing (RS) Technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Elphinstone College is divided into two academic divisions: junior and degree colleges. Until 2019, degree or "senior" colleges were associated with the University of Mumbai. It was afterwards included as a constituent institution of Dr. Homi Bhabha State University. This was a brand-new state-owned cluster university. It was the original of its sort. After only a few months, another state cluster university, the HSNC University, was established in Mumbai, which included institutes such as KC College and HR College. Elphinstone College Uniform: according to the official website The college does not enforce a dress code however learners are expected to preserve/ maintain the decorum of the college.

The institution’s junior college is associated with the Maharashtra State Board. (commonly known as HSC Board). It offers instruction at the upper secondary or high school levels. Higher Secondary School Certificate in Arts, Commerce, and Science.

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Elphinstone College Highlights

The Elphinstone College Highlights are mentioned in the college below: 




Elphinstone College



Established in


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


Admission Procedure


Official Website


Elphinstone College Courses 

Elphinstone College Courses offer various programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels 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 Elphinstone College Mumbai  programs that the college offers along with the eligibility criteria and specializations:



Eligibility Criteria


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

10+2 qualification in the appropriate discipline from the Maharashtra State Board or its equivalent

B. Sc.

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

B. Com.


B. Sc.

Biotechnology, Information Technology

Reservation of Seats 

Below mentioned is the percentage of seat reservations of Elphinstone College Mumbai defined by the Government of Maharashtra for admission to the several programs offered by the college:







DT (A)


NT (B)


NT (C)


NT (D)




Elphinstone College Seat Intake for Various Courses

The below table mentions the seat intake at Elphinstone College Mumbai: 




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


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


50 seats

Elphinstone College Cutoff 2021 UG (Released)

The Elphinstone College Cutoff for the year 2023 has been quite high. You may refer to the table below for course specific cutoff: 

FYBSC Biotechnology     97.83%
FYBSC IT    95.17%
FYBSC    95.2%
FYBCOM    94.8%

Elphinstone College Cutoff 2021

The Elphinstone College Bcom Cutoff is 94.8% and the for BSc is 95.2%. Below mentioned are Elphinstone College cut off for the rest of the courses:



B. Sc. Biotechnology


B. Sc. Information Technology


B. Sc.


B. Com




Elphinstone College Admission 2023-24

Elphinstone College Admission 2023-24 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 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 Elphinstone College Course Admissions application process:

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

Read about  Elphinstone College Admission in detail. 

Elphinstone College Placement

The college consists of a dedicated placement cell which is responsible for reaching out to employers and inviting them to the 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% of 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.
  • According to the income statistics of current or former Elphinstone College graduates, the maximum salary of the current graduates is substantially lower than the previous one, falling from INR 5.4 lakhs to INR 3.2 lakhs.
  • In addition, the typical pay of Elphinstone College graduates has decreased from INR 3.3 lakhs to INR 2 lakhs since 2018.

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Elphinstone College Ranking

  • Ranked 2 in Citywise Ranking amongst Best Science Colleges by IndiaToday in the year 2014, is has been ranked 15th India Today in 2014 Science
  • 27th India Today 2014 Humanities
  • 27th India Today 2014 Economics & Commerce

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 Savitri Devi Phule Hostels for Girls and Government Colleges Hostel for Boys.
  • Gymnasium which is known as Gymkhana: The Elphinstone College Gymkhana provides facilities for major games like Cricket, Football at the college playground which is a part of Oval Ground, a short distance away from the college. Facilities are also provided within the college premises for playing volleyball and basketball. Facilities for indoor games like table tennis, carrom and chess are also made available to the students. Besides, the Gymkhana provides a facility of a well-equipped fitness centre for college staff and all the students. The college maintains an up-to-date first aid box which includes life-saving drugs.
  • Yoga and Value addition : The ensure a healthy mind in a healthy body, the College organizes sessions on yoga. Students have participated in games like Rugby, Football, Taekwondo and Traditional Wrestling etc. at state, national & international levels. The following are the few students who have participated and secured prizes in various events this year.
  • Placement Cell: Regular career fairs are organized to assist students in exploring the diverse career options available to them. The self-finance courses have a remarkable record of successful placements. The cell also offers guidance on career selection, arranging career counselling lectures, administering aptitude tests, and conducting workshops to enhance interview skills.
  • Earn-and Learn
  • Computer Labs
  • A library that consists of more than 90,000 informative books, Book-Bank
  • Remedial Classes
  • Higher Education for Persons with Special Needs (HEPSN) : The College has a HEPSN cell to facilitate learning for visually challenged and dyslexic students.

Elphinstone College Notable Alumni

Many prominent alumni have attended the college, including revolutionaries like B. R. Ambedkar, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Virchand Gandhi, Badruddin Tyabji, Pherozeshah Mehta, Nanabhai Haridas, Kashinath Trimbak Telang, and Jamsetji Tata, as well as lecturers like Dadabhai Naoroji. It was instrumental in the spread of education in Mumbai.
Some of the Elphinstone College Notable Alumni are:

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

Elphinstone College Faculty

The college faculty members 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 team members even possess PhD 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 Campus 

Elphinstone College Mumbai campus holds a historical value, The Gothic style of the college building has been designated as a grade 1 heritage structure. It is one of the most recognised buildings in South Mumbai as a heritage emblem. Locally, the college is well-known for its Romanesque Transitional style building. Trubshaw created the landmark structure. It was built in 1888 under the guidance of Khan Bahadur Muncherjee Murzban. UNESCO awarded the college the Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Culture Heritage Conservation in 2004.

The 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 the government. Among the people of the 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 was finally got completed in 1888.

Elphinstone College Awards

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 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 the college conducts annually:

  • Maharashtrotsav is a National Level Inter-College Cultural Festival organised by all of Elphinstone College’s students and faculty. In 2011-2012, it drew more than 75 colleges and almost 2500 students, making it a State Level Event. In 2012-2013, it made significant growth in its type, becoming a National Level Festival with around 5000 students from over 130 colleges across India.
  • TechTsar began in 2009 with a budget of INR 75,000, funded by advertisements in the TechTsar brochure and banners. Past corporate sponsors include the Bank of Maharashtra, Dena Bank, Airtel, and many more.
  • Primer is a festival organised by the college’s Biotechnology Department. It began in 2009. The festival begins with seminars by well-known speakers and continues with events in which students from Mumbai and Thane institutions participate. In 2010, the students organised a free employment fair for all college students, which was followed by a fashion show.

Elphinstone College Contact

The Elphinstone College Address, email and telephone numbers are given below:

  • Elphinstone College is located in Mumbai’s fort district, directly across from the Jehangir Art Gallery. It is close to the Fort campus of the University of Mumbai. Churchgate (western railway) is the nearest suburban railway station, about a 10-minute walk from the college. The central train station is also conveniently located near the college.  Address: ELPHINSTONE COLLEGE 156, M.G. Road, Fort, Mumbai-400 032.
  • Email : info@elphinstone.ac.in
  • Tel.: (022) 2284 4060, 2284 3797

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