Opened in 1874, the University of Mumbai campus looks like Oxford University with palm trees. Still referred to as "Bombay University", the beautiful campus with stunning mediaeval-style Gothic architecture is the work of the architect Sir Gilbert Scott, who also designed St Pancras Chambers/Station in London. The campus is home to one of the city's landmarks, the Gothic Rajabai Tower (see next tip). The University itself was established in 1857 and is considered one of the best in India.
The University of Mumbai is amongst the top and oldest universities of India. The major campuses of the university are Fort Campus and Kalina Campus. Kalina Campus is another large campus located in Santacruz area of Mumbai. It has various departments that offer Masters and Doctoral programs in different courses .It offers courses in various professional courses, including engineering and business management
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has honored Mumbai University with a five star ranking.
It is one of the esteemed universities of the country and amongst the top 500 universities of the world
Founded in 1832 by Rev. John Wilson, Wilson College is Bombay's oldest university. It preceded Bombay University, which was founded in 1857, but the two later became affiliated in 1861. Wilson College's main building, a beautiful Neo-Gothic structure dating from 1889 and designed by the architect John Adams, is located at the northern end of Marine Drive with views over Chowpatty Beach.
Located inbetween the High Court, The Oval and just north of Elphinstone College and the David Sassoon Library, Bombay University is a series of buildings that include the main Venetian-Gothic building, a library containing many original manuscripts, the Jehangir Convocation Hall and the landmark Rajabai Clock Tower. The University of Mumbai (known earlier as Bombay University) is one of the oldest and premier Universities in India. It was established in 1857 and was amongst the first three Universities in India (the other two being in Calcutta and Madras).
The former Mumbai University buildings are particularly attractive. They are built in Italian Gothic style. The main feature to attract tourists is the 260 ft high clock tower now called Rajabai Clock Tower.The building was established in 1857 as Fort Campus for Bombay University which was one of the first 3 universities in India. Nowadays the buildings are used by the university administration.
The original Bombay University is part of the area constructed in the 1860-1870’s around the Oval Maidan forming a then impressive seafront esplanade. To see it as it must have been requires a bit of imagination, however, as the area became landlocked during the 1920 land reclamation in the Back Bay. Designed in the 1870’s, Bombay University and its Venetian Gothic architecture remembers an era long gone from today’s Mumbai. The two buildings of note facing the cricket fields of the Oval are the Convocation Center to the south and the University Library with its elaborate spiral staircases and grand galleries. The 80 meter Rajabai Tower rises above the Library studded with figures depicting the castes and communities of India. The main university has moved to a campus closer to the airport adding to the quieter and reflective nature found today.
The university is open to public if you wish to take a look although to be honest there is nothing much to see apart from its European looking architecture from the outside. The university is easily distinguishable by its a 80m high clock tower which is off limits. You may wish to approach a student and perhaps persuade into showing you around for free.
The Fort campus of the university was built in the Gothic style of architecture. The library which comprises two floors in the clock tower, holds many original manuscripts. The administration division is also based here.
This university is situated between the Old Secretariat and the High Court and has been around since 1857. Of course was earlier known as the University of Bombay. It is one of the oldest and best Universities in India with a five star ranking. There are several campuses to the University also in Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. The original campus is in Fort, the downtown area of Mumbai.
Next to the High Court on Bhaurao Patil Road, the Venetian Gothic Bombay University has a Gothic clock tower 260 feet high, that is curiously adorned with oriental figures. In the old days it used to play Rule Britannia, God Save the king, Auld Lang Syne and a Handel symphony among 16 tunes that changed four times a day; now the repertoire is restricted to wafting chimes of the big Ben on the quarter hour.