The Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science & Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics is a college affiliated to the University of Mumbai offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Arts, Science and Commerce. The college was established in 1961[1] in Vile Parle, Mumbai by Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal. In 2018 it was granted autonomous status by UGC.[2]

Mithibai College
Established1961; 63 years ago (1961)
AffiliationsUniversity of Mumbai

History edit

Mithibai College was established by Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM) in 1961, as a part of the trust's silver jubilee celebration. The Mithibai College of Arts and Chauhan Institute of Science, commonly known as the main wing, was started first, and the Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce & Economics started 19 years later.[3] Other courses including Bachelor of Management Studies, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree courses in biochemistry, biotechnology and computer science were subsequently introduced by the college. The college has grown to a student population of more than 32,000.

Dr. Rajpal Hande was the Principal of the institute. There is a 50% reservation for Gujarati speaking community and the conventional SC/ST/OBC/females reservation as per the government norms.[citation needed]

Rankings edit

It has consistently featured on the top 5 ranks in India Today College rankings for years 2017, 2018 and 2019.[4]

Student college life edit

Mithibai Kshitij edit

Mithibai Kshitij is the college's annual cultural festival. It is a 4-day festival, with more than 500 colleges being invited every year. Events include competitions, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, amateur and professional shows which are conducted at various SVKM venues. Mithibai Kshitij is mainly known for its Pronights (Pro-Nites), Artists and bands like Juggy D, Raghu Dixit, Pentagram, Kailash Kher, Hard Kaur, Akriti Kakkar, Tochi Raina, Jazzy-B, Vishakha and many others have performed on the Jashoda Rang Mandir Ground's Stage in Mithibai Kshitij.

In 2011, The Dirty Picture movie's crew including Vidya Balan, Bappi Lahiri, Vishal–Shekhar, Sunidhi Chauhan, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor and a few others enlightened the stage.[5]

In 2012, they had Punjabi International Artist Jazzy-B along with Ramji Gulati. On 12 December 2012, they had an Electronic Dance Music night, with a line up; DJ Anish Sood B2B Lost Stories (DJs), opened by DJ SHAAN.

This festival is organized by the students of Mithibai College, The Core Committee, Committee Members and Volunteers (approximately 600 students) are a part of it. 19 Department's of Mithibai Kshitij are divided into two types; Admin and Events, which mainly consists of Marketing, Public Relations, Computers, Performing Arts, Literary Arts, Film Fest, Pro-nites etc.

Mithibai Kshitij has started a trend of international female EDM artists since 2013. DJ Teri Miko (2013), DJ Da Candy (2014), DJ Sheherezade (2015). It has also promoted many Bollywood movies till date; The Dirty Picture, Jackpot (the 2013 film), Krrish 3, Heartless, Badlapur, Baaji, Brothers(2015), Shaandar, Angry Indian Goddesses are some of them.

It was launched by Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra in 2013 and by Akshay Kumar, Siddharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez in 2015.[6] Both the launches were in the form of a talk show which was hosted by film critic Rajeev Masand and broadcast by CNN IBN.

The theme of the festival in 2015 was launched by Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt along with the launch of their song "Shaam Shaandar" from the film Shaandaar.[7]

Notable alumni edit

Ashutosh Gowarikar
Rahul Kamerkar

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Mithibai College". Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Mithibai, Jai Hind in Mumbai buckle up to begin their journey as autonomous colleges". Hindustan Times. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  3. ^ India Education: Mithibai College Archived 19 August 2004 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "India Today 2017 Citywise Commerce College Rankings". Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Mithibai fest Kshitij gets a dirty start with Vidya Balan". DNA India. 2 December 2011.
  6. ^ Davis, Maggie (5 August 2015). "Brothers promotion: Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez and Sidharth Malhotra at Mithibai College".
  7. ^ "Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt launch Shaam Shaandaar at Mithibai College festival - view HQ pics! | Bollywood Life". 17 September 2015.