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NM College

Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics has the reputation of being one of the best colleges for commerce in the city and is affiliated to Mumbai University.

education Updated: Jun 27, 2011 11:48 IST

History
Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics has the reputation of being one of the best colleges for commerce in the city and is affiliated to Mumbai University. It was established in 1964 by Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM), a professionally managed trust with a large number of prestigious academic institutions, under its umbrella.

NM College also serves as a minority institution for the Gujarati Linguistic Community. It has been instrumental in providing students from the Gujarati-speaking community access to quality education in the commerce and business management streams.
NM College was ranked as the top college amongst commerce colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai in a survey conducted in June 2010 by AC Nielsen ORG Marg.

The college offers BCom (Bachelor of commerce), BMS (Bachelor of management studies) and BAF(Bachelor of accounting and finance). They also offer vocational courses in marketing and salesmanship, accounting and auditing, travel and tourism. The National Accreditation and Assessment Council gave the college a grade ‘A’.

Infrastructure

Library
The college has a well-equipped library with an electronic catalogue to help students select books of their interest or choice.

Gymkhana
A gymkhana on the campus has equipment for various sports such as cricket, hockey, football etc. There are also indoor provisions for games such as carrom, chess and table tennis.

Audio-visual centres For students’ presentations and for conferences, there are air-conditioned audio visual rooms with facilities for a projector as well.

Placement Cell
The college has a placement cell where companies are invited to interview students and select them for jobs after their third year of college.

College USP
1. The college has very good facilities and qualified faculty for the field of commerce and economics.
2. The college is in a good location in Vile Parle West at a busy junction in the suburb. Other college campuses are nearby as well such as Mithibai College and the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Science.
3.Over the past few years, NM College has managed to shine at various inter-college festivals.
4.During this academic year, the students of NM College have to give various presentations which enable them to prepare for the corporate world.

College festivals
Umang, the annual inter-college festival of NM College, takes place in July. It has cultural events comprising dance, drama and music competitions. The highlight of this festival is the ‘Pro-nite’, where famous artists or rock bands come and perform on campus. The management festival is known as Drishti. An active marketing and advertising circle organises this event.

Cells and Clubs
The college has approximately 20 cells and clubs such as the Dramatics Club, Indian Music Group, Dance Club, Literary Club, Nature Club, Sports Club for students to follow their passion, which actively organise events.

Watch out for
1. Juhu Beach: Juhu beach is fifteen minutes away by a bus or auto rickshaw from the college. Students often go there after college hours.

2. Eating joints: Just outside NM College are some extremely popular vada pav, dosa and Chinese joints.

3.The college canteen: NM College is famous for its canteen and the services. Every kind of cuisine is present at the canteen.

Alumni
Aamir Khan, Raveena Tandon, Kunal Khemu

Vice Principal: Sangita Kher
“Every student who comes to NM College leaves with not only in-depth knowledge of commerce and economics but also with sound values and principles. He or she acquires a confident approach and is able to tackle the future challenges that he or she may face in life. ”

Alumni: Jaideep Sengupta, chartered accountant
“The faculty and atmosphere at NM College led me to be the confident professional that I am today. Yes, college hours were always fun and the crowd was great, but I never realised how well I was learning at NM. My three years there flew by with interesting presentations, projects and festivals. I can confidently say that I came out of the college, a new man.”

Student speak
Saloni Jain, TYBCom
For me, NM College has been one roller coaster ride! I mean right from the very first year till now, my TYBCom year, I've actually enjoyed each and every day of college. The best part about this college is its infrastructure- all the classrooms are air-conditioned! And believe me, that’s something that makes you want to attend lectures

The crowd around in college is very homely. I did not have any difficulty in finding people that I gel with. There's always someone you can talk to in spite of being new to a particular class. Umang, the annual college festival for NM, is the most exciting thing in the whole academic year. There’s an insane craze and a jolly atmosphere all through the month of August because of this. Not only Umang, but there are so many other active clubs in the college. I was in the Rotaract club of NM and the experience for me has been super because I got to know so many people and make new friends. It’s a very good feeling when you know people right from FYJC to TYBCom. However, attendance in the college is quite strict and tends to become hectic. But at the end of the day, the overall functioning and organisation of the college is perfect. The faculty and teachers are very good and we can really see how much effort our teachers put in for us. The library is also brilliant. After college, we basically hang out either at all food joints outside college or at the cafes near by. Sometimes we also go to Juhu beach or to Infinite Mall in Andheri. I am glad I made that decision to Join NM in my FYJC. Once an "NMite", always an "NMite"!

Suggestion box
‘More motivation welcome’
Student: Khilan Shah, TYBCom
NM college is vastly known for its extra-curricular activities. There are two major college festivals. The college is always motivating the students to join these societies and clubs, but more encouragement is always welcome for these societies to carry on year-long activities, to achieve greater targets and outdo themselves with each passing year.

Fab 5!
Payal Kothari, SYBCom, NM College on her 5 favourite English numbers
1. Hey There Delilah: This is my favourite number. The lyrics of this song are just awesome.
2. Count On Me: It is basically a song for friends. It reflects the bond between friends.
3. Just The Way You Are: It’s an ideal song, one that every girl would want her better half to dedicate to her.
4. Stay With Me: The music makes you feel groovy.
5. Club Can’t Handle Me: The music is just awesome. It is a total mood setter for a party.

Cutoffs: 2010
Commerce: 83%
Website:www.nmcollege.in

Interview Sangita Kher click here