NOIDA 22nd September– University of Mumbai proposes to set up 63 new colleges in different localities of Mumbai for the next academic year under its jurisdiction. According to a notification released by university officials on Friday, Thane will be the new education hub with 18 new colleges.
MU has officially declared to open these new colleges within the defined slots of perspective plan for upcoming academic session. Thane, Palghar and Raigad will witness the most of the newly opened colleges under the jurisdiction of University of Mumbai.
Out of 63, the proposal is planned for three conventional science/ commerce/ arts colleges along with three night colleges and two law colleges. MU has invited applications for all colleges and if the things move up to the expectations, Palghar and Raigad will get nine and seven new colleges respectively.
The number of law colleges has dramatically dropped down in the proposal compared to previous couple of years. MU is now more emphasized over skill development- this is the major reason behind it. All the administrative districts of Mumbai i.e. Mumbai City, Suburban Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri and Navi Mumbai are designated for setting up colleges for imparting skill development education.
Six colleges will be built for women only. In order to promote the performing arts/ fine arts, there is a proposal for four new colleges in Thane, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, and Raigad.
According to the university officials, the perspective plan of new colleges is planned after observing the demand for varied courses. The new slots are structured to enhance industry-readiness in the students with the launch of specifically designed courses. The official further added, “after observing the demand for skill-based programs, these slots and perspective plans have been launched with the approval of Maharashtra State Commission for Higher Education and Development (MAHED).
Under the jurisdiction of 13 non-agricultural universities, 86 colleges are expected to come up across Maharashtra state. It is a historical decision to permit universities to open colleges focused towards skill development. MAHED is yet to announce the types of courses specifically.
The university is now expecting the applications from educational boards and trust with an interest in setting up new skill-education colleges. 29th September would be the last date to receive online applications.