Type of College


Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "A" Grade




University of Mumbai, Mumbai

About Elphinstone College

Elphinstone College, Mumbai was also known as Government of Maharashtra's Elphinstone College, Mumbai was established on 1st April 1856 under the management of Government of Maharashtra.

It is one of the oldest colleges in Mumbai ruled by the Governor of Bombay and Mountstuart Elphinstone was established to impart & provide in the field of higher education for the deserving candidates and prove to be a milestone in the part of progress.

In 1827 resolution was passed that an institution for the promotion of education should be established under the Bombay Native Education Society and be designated as "Elphinstone College".

The Elphinstone Institution was formally constituted in 1835. In April 1956, Elphinstone College, separated from the High School and became an institution in its own right.

The college is affiliated with the University of Mumbai, Mumbai in 1860 and it is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) under Act, 1956.
It is re-accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A" Grade - (CGPA Score 3.05 on a 4 Point Scale) on 23 January 2017.

The college has established itself at the national level, as an institution of learning to reckon with and known for its open access to students from all strata of the society which includes various communities, income groups, and interests.

This is an outstanding place of learning which came into existences much before the University of Mumbai, to which it was later on affiliated.

The Elphinstone College was awarded Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Culture Heritage Conservation, in 2004 by UNESCO for one of the best heritage buildings restored.

Elphinstone College is one of the leading institutions imparting higher education in the fields of Arts, Science, Commerce for the students catering to the diverse needs of the present youth.

The college has committed itself to provide quality education to all state and becoming the center of excellence in the process of facilitating effective teaching and learning with several career-oriented traditional and specialty programs.

It is co-educational government institute, providing a regular course which is located in an urban part of Mumbai played a pioneering role in the field of higher education.

The college conferred the status of grant-in-aid college that the fees and all the facilities for the students are fixed by the government. The student's admission is done as per the Admission Criteria prescribed by the affiliating university.

At present, the college offers two years intermediate courses in Arts, Science, & Commerce streams with various optional specializations under Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Pune.

The college also offers three years undergraduate courses in Arts, Science, & Commerce streams with optional specializations under the University of Mumbai, Mumbai. It also offers Add-On Certificate courses.


  • To kindle the spirit of learning among the youth, irrespective of socioeconomic differences, to consistently pursue excellence preserving the tradition of high reputation while meeting the challenges of globalized world


  • Equal Opportunities of Education
  • Holistic Education ensuring all-round development of students
  • Create a human capital, which can be an asset to the nation


  • To provide quality and affordable education to all the sections of society
  • To facilitate Overall Personality Development of the students through organizing and participating in various inter and intra collegiate festivals, including physical fitness and sports
  • To offer a large number of combinations of subjects to for greater flexibility and appropriate choice of subjects
  • To hone the skills of the students to enhance further learning and employability job orientation
  • To provide State-of-the-art infrastructure for enrichment of the teaching-learning process
  • To encourage the spirit of research
  • To enhance creativity and an entrepreneurial approach through industrial collaborations
  • To encourage Physical fitness and talent in sports activity


  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, hostel, seminar halls, gymnasium, multipurpose halls, playground etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • The college has a book bank for helping the poor and backward class students
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The college has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on 1st July 2005 to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • The college runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • Transportation facility is available for students
  • The college has a significant presence in the field of research. A number of major & minor research projects are awarded to the faculty members by the UGC and other bodies
  • The college also has a hostel with providing all the facilities, security and good atmosphere, best suited for studies of the boys & girls coming from far-off places
  • The college has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The college consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Commerce Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
P.U.C. in Arts Full Time 2 Years 10th
P.U.C. in Commerce Full Time 2 Years 10th
P.U.C. in Science Full Time 2 Years 10th
Additional Courses
Streams Duration Eligibility
Add-On Certificate Courses:    
Remote Sensing & GIS 3 Months 10+2
Industrial Chemistry 6 Months 10+2
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Gymnasium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • UPS
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure





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