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Mumbai University notice to Jai Hind over WiFi fees; college says it gave refund

According to the notice, inquiry conducted by a varsity committee found credence in a complaint filed around five years ago that said the college had collected 1,000 from students as ‘Wifi charges.
MU has now directed the college to explain why the varsity should not take action against it under Prohibition of Capitation Fee Act, 1987.(HT Photo)
MU has now directed the college to explain why the varsity should not take action against it under Prohibition of Capitation Fee Act, 1987.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 03:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByMusab Qazi

Kashmiri students find support from Mumbai colleges

HT contacted several Kashmiri students living in Mumbai, but they refused to speak, citing concern for their safety.
The management of Vile Parle’s Mithibai College recently launched an initiative ‘Home away from Home’ at their institute.(HT image)
The management of Vile Parle’s Mithibai College recently launched an initiative ‘Home away from Home’ at their institute.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 03:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByShreya Bhandary

Minority colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region see dip in FYJC cut-offs

While minority colleges like Jai Hind, KC and Mithibai Colleges saw a dip in their cut-offs owing to surrendered quota seats, non-minority colleges like VG Vaze, Ruia and Ruparel Colleges saw a spike in cut-offs across streams.
Students who have been allotted colleges under the special round can confirm their admissions by August 19.(HT Photo / Representative Image)
Students who have been allotted colleges under the special round can confirm their admissions by August 19.(HT Photo / Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 03:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAnkita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

1.87L FYJC seats in Mumbai Metropolitan Region still vacant, but few in prominent colleges

Edu dept data shows Arts has least vacant seats, followed by Science
Students check the first merit list of FYJC, put up outside H R College at Churchgate in Mumbai on July 12.(HT FILE)
Students check the first merit list of FYJC, put up outside H R College at Churchgate in Mumbai on July 12.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 28, 2019 01:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

61K FYJC seats claimed; second round on July 22

Around 1.85 lakh students had applied for admissions under the centralized admission process, of which 1.34 lakh were allotted seats. More than 48,000 students were allotted their first preference, and will have to secure admission in the same institute as per admission rules.
(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 12:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByShreya Bhandary

Admission scam in Mumbai’s minority colleges? State government to look into claims

Opposition alleges 3 colleges converting minority seats into management to ‘sell them’; state refutes allegations, but promises probe
School education minister Ashish Shelar told the legislative Council that he will form special squads to examine the cases.(HT File)
School education minister Ashish Shelar told the legislative Council that he will form special squads to examine the cases.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 12:46 AM IST
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ByEeshanpriya MS, Mumbai

FYJC seats to be increased by 8%?

Officials said around 60 colleges in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have been identified for this purpose, on the basis of their cut-offs from 2018.
The state government has proposed to increase the number of seats at some of the prominent junior colleges in the city by 5% to 8% to ensure students from the state education board do not lag behind.(Representative image)
The state government has proposed to increase the number of seats at some of the prominent junior colleges in the city by 5% to 8% to ensure students from the state education board do not lag behind.(Representative image)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 01:49 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByAnkita Bhatkhande

First merit lists of Mumbai University colleges: Arts cut-off touches 98%

Experts attributed the rise in cut-offs in humanities programmes to the growing popularity of the Arts discipline.
The first merit lists for MU colleges were released on Monday.(HT File)
The first merit lists for MU colleges were released on Monday.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 12:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByMusab Qazi

More seats, less FYJC chaos? Maharashtra govt mulls new solution

The move comes a day after Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray met chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to discuss the issue and suggested addition of seats as one of the remedies to the existing chaos
Education minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday said CBSE, ICSE have responded positively to their demand for segregated marks.(HT Photo)
Education minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday said CBSE, ICSE have responded positively to their demand for segregated marks.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2019 12:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

Mumbai University’s autonomous colleges offer wine tourism, astronomy courses

Academic autonomy allows the college to design its own curriculum and hold its own exams for degree courses
Apart from new courses, autonomy has helped institutes like Mithibai College (in pic) streamline their academic schedule to ensure 90 days for each semester, timely conduct of exams and declaration of results.(HT File)
Apart from new courses, autonomy has helped institutes like Mithibai College (in pic) streamline their academic schedule to ensure 90 days for each semester, timely conduct of exams and declaration of results.(HT File)
Updated on May 22, 2019 01:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

Mumbai University’s autonomous colleges get full marks for paper checking

Even though they deal with fewer answer sheets, experts feel system is better than varsity’s OSM
OSM system was first introduced in 2017 by former MU vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh against the views of many members of the varsity’s academic council.
OSM system was first introduced in 2017 by former MU vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh against the views of many members of the varsity’s academic council.
Updated on May 13, 2019 07:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

Each one, preach one: Mumbai college students’ agenda to increase voter turnout

Students, especially from the NSS, hold rallies, street plays to spread awareness
A rally held by NSS unit of RD National College, Bandra.(HT)
A rally held by NSS unit of RD National College, Bandra.(HT)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 01:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

Our exam culture is failing the test of modern times

Those who argue on behalf of exams say that they inculcate a disciplined approach to studying
SSC students are pressurised into scoring in the top percentile in order to have any scope of getting admission to good colleges.(HT Photo)
SSC students are pressurised into scoring in the top percentile in order to have any scope of getting admission to good colleges.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2019 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAyaz Memon

2019 polls: Mumbai students organise workshops, awareness drive to increase voter turnout

In most colleges, voter registration and awareness drives are being organised by National Service Scheme (NSS) cadets
On the occasion of National Voters’ Day in the last week of January, chief election officer (Maharashtra) had organised a special programme with V Citizens’ Action Group (VCAN) and Jai Hind College(HT File)
On the occasion of National Voters’ Day in the last week of January, chief election officer (Maharashtra) had organised a special programme with V Citizens’ Action Group (VCAN) and Jai Hind College(HT File)
Published on Feb 18, 2019 12:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

Mumbai colleges shift focus to physical, mental health of their students

14 city institutes are part of Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board (HSNCB)
Students of RD National College, Bandra, participate in a yoga workshop organised on the college premises recently.(HT Photo)
Students of RD National College, Bandra, participate in a yoga workshop organised on the college premises recently.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 11, 2019 12:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

As 8 Mumbai colleges get special grants, check out what they plan to do next

The national higher-education scheme RUSA recognises autonomous institutes of quality with special grants.
Sophia College on Peddar Road has plans to conduct seminars and workshops for faculty, increase the number of visiting faculty and invite more industry experts to speak.
Sophia College on Peddar Road has plans to conduct seminars and workshops for faculty, increase the number of visiting faculty and invite more industry experts to speak.
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 08:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAishwarya Iyer

College canteens are reinventing to create new USPs

In-house bakeries, neer dosa-stew and diet bhel are some of the new favourites on Mumbai campuses. Also served: chocolate cakes and free birthday softie ice-creams.
(HT Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)
(HT Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)
Published on Jan 11, 2019 09:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKrutika Behrawala

Funds to celebrations: Colleges in Mumbai open ex-(student) files for help

While alumni will redesign logo for St Xavier’s, they will motivate youngsters at Jai Hind
St Xavier’s College in Dhobi Talao is planning its 150th anniversary celebrations in January next year.(HT FILE)
St Xavier’s College in Dhobi Talao is planning its 150th anniversary celebrations in January next year.(HT FILE)
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 12:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

FYJC admissions: Another round for left-out students

As per a recent circular, a fourth first-come, first-served round started on October 8 will end on October 20
After seven admission rounds, 89% of the total students, who had registered, got admission into colleges across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).(Pic for representation/HT)
After seven admission rounds, 89% of the total students, who had registered, got admission into colleges across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).(Pic for representation/HT)
Published on Oct 09, 2018 06:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande

MU, colleges join hands to help flood-ravaged Kerala

While the university is encouraging colleges to initiate drive to raise funds, several colleges have already sent clothes, food grains and sanitary products to Kerala
Students of Jai Hind pack essentials for distribution at a relief campo in Kerala(HT Photo)
Students of Jai Hind pack essentials for distribution at a relief campo in Kerala(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2018 12:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

FYJC special merit list: Surrendered quota seats make cut-offs plunge

Low-scorers get into top colleges; FCFS round for the rest to be announced by August 21
Students and parents check the first merit list of FYJC at Ruia College in Mumbai on July 5, 2018.(HT FILE)
Students and parents check the first merit list of FYJC at Ruia College in Mumbai on July 5, 2018.(HT FILE)
Published on Aug 19, 2018 12:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

FYJC admissions: 1.17 lakh seats up for grabs in special round

Around 50,000 seats from various quotas in minority colleges were surrendered and merged into the general pool
Students who are yet to get admission are hoping to find their names on the latest FYJC admission list(HT Photo)
Students who are yet to get admission are hoping to find their names on the latest FYJC admission list(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 12:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

FYJC admissions: 60K studentswithout seats after final merit list

Education dept to conduct special round; schedule will be declared on Friday
Students checks the merit list at HR college at Churchgate in Mumbai (Representational photo)(HT Photo)
Students checks the merit list at HR college at Churchgate in Mumbai (Representational photo)(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 12:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande

After third FYJC merit list, 1.3 lakh seats are still vacant

Of the 54,727 students who were allotted colleges in the third round, only 21,213 confirmed their seats until 6pm
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 04, 2018 12:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

FYJC third list today, 99,735 seats up for grabs for students in Mumbai

While the list would be declared after a series of delays, there is a growing concern among students as 58,283 vacant quota seats in minority colleges are still not a part of Centralised Admission Process
Students can confirm admissions to the colleges allotted to them between July 31 and August 2.(HT FILE)
Students can confirm admissions to the colleges allotted to them between July 31 and August 2.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 31, 2018 12:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

Mumbai junior college admissions: Even high-scorers face a low

Admissions began on July 5, when the first list was announced.(HT FILE)
Admissions began on July 5, when the first list was announced.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 12:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande and Krishang Nadgauda, Mumbai

Overheard in the classroom: Feedback on courses, syllabi

Institutes are making students a part of the decision-making process, including research modules and certificate programmes based on their suggestions.
(HT Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)
(HT Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 06:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLavina Mulchandani & Prakruti Maniar

Mumbai admissions cheating racket: Another student files police complaint

Ferin Patel, a former engineering student, was arrested by Juhu police on Friday
The suspect scammed students of money by promising them admissions into the college of their choice.(HT Photo)
The suspect scammed students of money by promising them admissions into the college of their choice.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 11:12 AM IST
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Hindustan times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Degree college admissions in Mumbai: ISC and CBSE students ahead in the race

State authorities said 38,291 students have scored distinction in Mumbai, of which 2,288 students have got above 90%.
HSC students celebrate after HSC exam results were declared.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
HSC students celebrate after HSC exam results were declared.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Updated on May 31, 2018 11:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

CBSE Class 12 results: As scores soar, HSC students in Mumbai worry about ‘grade inflation’

While CBSE students are rejoicing, those waiting for Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exam results are worried about the impact of CBSE results on college admissions.
Those waiting for HSC exam results are worried about the impact of CBSE results on college admissions(HT File (Representational Image))
Those waiting for HSC exam results are worried about the impact of CBSE results on college admissions(HT File (Representational Image))
Published on May 26, 2018 11:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai
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