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University of Mumbai, Mumbai

About Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai

Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy College of Architecture, Mumbai, commonly known as Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai was established in 1857 as the Bombay School of Art & Industry.

It is co-educational public college affiliated with University of Mumbai, Mumbai and providing regular courses in the field of higher education for the deserving candidates.

College At A Glance:

The college was started by putting great efforts and named after late Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy, a professional businessman and philanthropist, who donated Rs 1 lakh for its endowment and the college was managed by the committee heads of Chief Justice of Bombay.

In the beginning, the college started withdrawing course on March 2, 1857, and classes were held at the Elphinstone Institution.

In 1866, the management of the college was taken over by the Government of India.

In 1913, architecture as a distinct discipline was recognized by the formation of a separate and independent Department of Architecture of the Sir JJ School of Art. Robert Cable was appointed as the first Professor of Architecture and headed the department until 1923.

Cable, and his most distinguished successors, Professor Claude Batley (1923-43), Professor C. M. Master (1943-48) and Professor Solomon Reuben (1948-59) took the architectural department into a new modernist phase, making an impact on the city and the country at large with their own architectural practices, while educating several generations of architects who collectively transformed the city of Mumbai and gave a great reputation to the school as the finest architectural school in Asia.

In 1952, the department of architecture became a department of the University of Mumbai, and the school became the Sir JJ College of Architecture. In the last hundred years, the college has consistently excelled and has enhanced its reputation by having some very distinguished alumni including architects Padmashri Achyut Kanvinde and Padmashri Balkrishna Doshi.

Most appropriately, in this Centenary Year, Sir J.J. College of Architecture has been ranked the BEST architecture college in the country.

At present, the college offers five years undergraduate course in Architecture stream and also offers two years postgraduate course in Architecture stream with various specializations. Admissions for all the courses here done through the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State.

  • 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, seminar halls, common rooms, 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
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has established itself as the premier institution of architecture and 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
  • Internet facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • Transportation facility is available for the students
  • The college has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports
  • 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
  • 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
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Full Time 5 Years 10+2
Master of Architecture Full Time 2 Years Graduation
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