Type of College


Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "A" Grade




University of Mumbai, Mumbai

About Ismail Yusuf College of Arts, Science and Commerce

Ismail Yusuf College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Mumbai was popularly known as I.Y. College, Mumbai was established on 19th August 1930 under the management of the Government of Maharashtra.

It is the oldest college in North Mumbai and the fourth oldest college in the city of Mumbai. It was established with a big treasure-trove of a donation from Sir Mohammed Yusuf Ismail, K.T., on the Jogeshwari Hill.

It is one of the premier colleges 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.

The college is affiliated with the University of Mumbai, Mumbai 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 3.14 on a 4 Point Scale in 2nd Cycle) on 2nd May 2017.

The aim of the college is to introduce you to a wonderful seat of learning ensconced amid a lush green and serene environment, ideally suited to meet the challenges and high expectations of the community, society and the nation at large

The original campus of the college was spread over 120 acres of land which has now shrunk to 54 acres due to encroachments and the construction of the Western Express Highway, cutting the beautiful hillock on the college campus into two parts. The foundation of the college stone was laid by Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, the then Governor of Bombay in 1924.

The campus enjoys the immense beauty of nature with innumerable banyan, palm, and other trees, rippling brooks and glittering ponds in the rainy season.

Ismail Yusuf College of Arts, Science and Commerce College is one of the leading institutions imparting higher education in the fields of Arts, Science, Commerce for the students XI standard to graduation 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.

This college has awarded as the best government college that the fees and all the facilities for the students are fixed by the government.

The college offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, & doctorate courses in Arts, Science, Commerce streams with various specializations under the University of Mumbai, Mumbai.

The college has been introduced with latest developments in the field of industry and their requirements, the courses self-courses in Biotechnology, Information Technology, Computer Science, Accounting and Finance, Banking & Insurance and Management Studies have been introduced.

The college also offers the distance education courses for the students under the recognized centre of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU), Nashik.


  • Endeavor to nurture young minds with new vision, clarity of thoughts and goals of life by imparting quality and value-based education for the purpose of rendering unique products to serve and then lead the society


  • To preserve and promote the rich heritage of variety of Indian and foreign languages and the vast Indian literature
  • 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 15th June 2010 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 Unit NSS Wing performs different type of social services within and outside of the area
  • The college also provides NCC training to its students. The NCC cadets attend different camps and earn pride for themselves and for the college
  • 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 Accounting and Finance (BAF) Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Commerce (Distance Mode) Distance Mode 3 Years 10+2
Master of Commerce Full Time 2 Years B.Com
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts (Distance Mode) Distance Mode 3 Years 10+2
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy in Botany Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry Full Time 2 Years Master's Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Hindi Full Time 2 / 3 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Urdu Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Gymnasium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • UPS
  • N.C.C.
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation





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