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Sathaye College

Sathaye College, located in Vile Parle (East) is considered to be one of the best colleges for pursuing science during graduation.

education Updated: Jun 10, 2011 09:44 IST
Sharanya Misra Sharma

Sathaye College, located in Vile Parle (East) is considered to be one of the best colleges for pursuing science during graduation.

The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The foundation stone for the college building was laid on November 4, 1959 by the first principal of Sathaye College.

Even then the college had a well-stocked library and laboratories. In order to ease the burden on employed students, special classes were held early in the mornings or late in the evenings. To encourage academic excellence a scheme was launched inviting research papers from teachers.Sathaye College offers a number of courses through its junior and degree College. The Sathaye Junior College programme is designed to achieve depth of knowledge acquired through focus of faculties and students to build a successful career in the future. Sathaye College also offers various professional courses affiliated to University of Mumbai like IT, finance and management, accountancy, ancient indian culture, bifocal computer science, bifocal electronics, biology, business law, chemistry, commerce, economics, education, English, geography, gujarati, Hindi, history, mathematics, microbiology, philosophy, physics, political science, Sanskrit, sociology, statistics and zoology are some of the main programmes offered by Sathaye College.

Watch out for

1. The Vile Parle station is extremely close to the college campus.
2. There is BMC garden nearby where the students go to the famous ‘golawala’ and sit at the ‘katta’.
3. There is a Naturals ice cream parlour near the campus.
4. The students rave about the Coffee Tapri outside their college which they claim gives the best coffee and tea in Vile Parle.

College USP
1. The Sathaye College auditorium which earlier was just a mini hall is used extensively by the Marathi theatre in Mumbai for experimental plays. This gives the students good access to such performing arts. The auditorium s also used for college events.

2. The college campus has a botanical garden and a butterfly garden with several species of butterflies. This college is also one of the few colleges to have a big science festival annually.

3. Sathaye College has done extremely well in sports and has had students who have even taken part at the national level. They’ve had many students who were shooters and currently, one student is into fencing.

College festivals
The college has three inter-college festivals that are held annually. Gravity is a science festival. Byte IT is an information technology festival and Synergy is a management festival. There is also another college festivals which is held annually- Utsav wherein cultural events and academic exhibitions are held by each department. Moreover, an ayurvedic and medicinal plants exhibition is put up every year.

Cells and Clubs
The students of Sathaye College can enjoy several athletic and fitness activities. Sathaye students compete in around 35 varsity sports and nearly 20 club sports. The college`s fine arts, dance, English Literary Association, Gujarati Sahitya Parishad, Hindi Sahitya Parishad encourage young talent. There are also various management committees and social service committees. The college also has an NSS and NCC cell.

On the campus
The college has a well-equipped library, a gymkhana with various sports accessories and equipment. There is a large ground in front of the college building which has a volleyball net, a basketball court and is used by the students to play cricket, hockey and football. There is a girls’ common room for girls to relax and study in in between classes. There are stocked up science laboratories and a computer room.

The Sathaye College auditorium is a fully functional hall with air conditioning and a stage for plays and shows. Moreover, the college also grows their own herbs which are ayurvedic for the purpose of study and research for students.

Principal: Kavita Rege

“Apart from providing a good standard of academics, we always try to make our students socially adept and aware of what’s going on in the world outside the college campus. This is to give them a slice of the real life. Every student in Sathaye college is always encouraged to take part in many activities and take initiatives to better their personality. Once out of college, we want our students to excel in whatever field they choose to be in.”

Alumni:
Geeta Pednekar, assistant sales manager
“The activities held in the college moulded my personality. And the encouragement I received in the college, helped me to combat professional hurdles courageously.”

Student: Shubhankar Jadhav, SYBMS

“The biggest attraction of Sathaye College is the faculty. You can find the most educated, experienced and professionals from the industry here and they bring in their experience to help us learn. They let you make mistakes so that you learn your lessons well. The faculty also keeps us updated about the various things happening in the world and in the corporations. We are always told that “we have to have what the corporate world demands.” The professors here are loving and strict too. They not only teach us but also are friendly and keep the students interested in the lecture. Most of all, we all look up to our principal and find her very supportive and involved. We have a really huge library and access to thousands of books! You’ll find the oldest book here along with the latest one whether it be science, geography, politics or sports.

Suggestion box
‘Enable Wi-fi in the college campus’
Student: Snehal Adhav, SYBMS
I would like to change the gymkhana timings, as many students do not get time to visit it, after their lectures. Intro-duce Wi-Fi connection in the college for students so that they can use internet in the college campus. Introduce more sports activities for girls. The garden should be maintained
better.

Fabfive
Sujay Shinde, TY BScIT, on his 5 favourite Hollywood films
1. The Oceans Series I love the plot and casts of all those films. A big fan of George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

2. Saw Series I love horror films and I particularly like this because they don’t have people but ghosts.

3. The Tormented: This is a film about a child bullied in school.

4. The Mechanic I really like the action sequences of the film.

5. The American Pies Series The comedy here has me in splits!

Cutoffs
Science: 95.4%

Website:
http://sathayecollege.com

Alumni
Madhuri Dixit and Pravin Thipsay, a chess player

To listen podcast from the principal click here