Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM), started the Mithibai College of Arts & Mohanlal Dayal Chauhan Institute of Science in 1961 as a part of its own Silver Jubilee Celebration. Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics was an addition in the year 1980. A complex was thereby formed that embraced the three main streams of education – Arts, Science and Commerce. Subsequently, need based, careeroriented,
self-financing courses like BMS, BAF, BBI, BFM, M.Com, B.Sc. & M.Sc. degree courses in
Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Technology and Computer Science have been introduced by the College. The new
courses like BMM (English), M.A. (English), M.A. (Psychology), M.Sc. (Analytical Chemistry), M.Sc.
(Statistics), M.Sc (Mathematics) are scheduled to be introduced from academic year 2012-13 subject to final approval from University of Mumbai.The college is fortunate enough to have a dedicated parent body in Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal which offers every kind of assistance at every stage. The encouragement which the parent body has been giving to the Principal, staff and students is well-known.
Keeping pace with the growth of the college, the Mandal has generously invested in expanding the infrastructural facilities, like extension of the floors on the existing main building, well furnished laboratories, and construction of fully air-conditioned annex building. In the midst of the thickly populated suburbs of Mumbai, the students and the staff are provided with a relatively pollution-free atmosphere, along with good canteen facilities. Such an atmosphere is highly conducive to academics.
The college is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. Mithibai College has more than 10,000 students, 217 teaching staff and 174 non-teaching staff in its Degree and Junior College together. In spite of the phenomenal growth in the number of students, the standard of discipline is well maintained and the studentteacher relations are absolutely cordial. The college provides personal counseling to the students as well.
The college has a state of the art, fully air conditioned college library. With its vast and eclectic collection of books and journals, it quenches the thirst for knowledge of both staff and students. Many of the students have excelled in their examinations and have secured University Merit Ranks. The college has produced many top executives working with reputed business houses including multinational companies in India and abroad. Many of the students have gone on to become successful industrialists, academicians, sportspersons and famous film & theatre personalities. Students are also helped in their placements in industries.
The college has always been conscious of its role as a constructive and responsible part of the larger society. Thus it gives utmost attention to the overall development of the personality of students. Hence it has initiated the Honours Programme & Performance Improvement Programme at the Degree College level and inhouse CET guidance programme and All Round Development Programme at the Junior college level.
Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular, extra-curricular activities and sports. Its consistent and unstinting efforts in this direction are borne out by the fact that students enter the college, uncertain, bewildered, but leave its portals much more confident and focused, ready to lead rich lives of their own even while enriching that of the society.