Affiliated to the University of Mumbai, and located centrally on Swami Vivekananda Road, Malad West, Rajasthani Sammelan’s Ghanshyamdas Saraf Girls’ College in Malad West, Mumbai
has completed Twenty Five Glorious Years
and is marching forward as a premier educational institution.
• Our Motto:
'Vidya Vinayena Shobhate’
(Knowledge is enhanced by Humility alone)
• Our Mission:
Empowerment of Women through Value-based Education.
• Our Goal:
Our goal is Holistic Development of our students mind, body and spirit. We also aim to instill in students social, cultural and aesthetic values to make them more sensitive to social issues and emerge as enlightened citizens of the country.
A brief history of the College
In June 1983, on receiving temporary affiliation from the University of Mumbai, the College was started with 220 students comprising of two divisions of F.Y.B Com by Rajasthani Sammelan, a public charitable Trust. The College is named in memory of late Seth Ghanshyamdas Saraf, father of Shri Mahavirprasadji Saraf, who gave a handsome donation for the same. Founder Principal Late Shri B. K. Acharya, and Chairmen of Governing Council viz. Shri D R Dhanukaji (former Judge of Bombay High Court), Shri Banwarilalji Jhunjhunwala, Shri Vishwanathji Podar, Late Shri Mohanlalji Dalmia provided the right direction for college development. Today, it has 3094 (Degree) plus 2959 (Junior) on its rolls. Principal Dr Ruki Mirchandani, under the leadership of Shri Ashokji Saraf (Chairman of the Governing Council) is all set to take the college to greater heights with her ‘Learning with Fun’ mantra.
During the 20 years of Principal Dr Sunanda Kar (1986-2006), the College got permanent affiliation, started self-finance courses like BMS, BMM, BCAF, BCBI, M. Com, Certificate courses of University of Mumbai and UGC. In 2004, the College was accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade and has been sanctioned Rs. 2 crores of UGC Grant for a Women’s Hostel. The NSS unit brought laurels to college through its diverse activities,.. The NCC unit of college represented State of Maharashtra and University of Mumbai at the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. The NCC cadets won the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh prize. The Adult and Continuing Education & Extension unit was adjudged as the Best Unit by the University in 2006. Inter-collegiate cultural festival MAUJ underscores the cultural and literary activities of the college. Dr. Kar was conferred the Best Teacher Award by the University of Mumbai and the Government of Maharashtra in 2005.
The college has attracted a team of dedicated faculty with M Phil, Ph D and CA, who have been a good support to University as members of Academic Council, Senate, Board of Studies, RRC. The administrative staff is industrious and devoted to the philosophy of the college.
The college boasts of state-of-the-art infrastructure like a hi-tech Learning Centre with all multimedia facilities, a communication center, a cyber zone with high-speed computers and internet facility, a 350-seater beautiful, air-conditioned auditorium, extremely well-equipped library, a gym, a games room, …
The Alumni includes journalists, lawyers, corporate executives, teachers, among others.
Amenities available in the College are:
1. State-of-the-art Auditorium with 300-seating capacity
3. Common Room
4. Games Room
5. Communication Centre
6. Hi-tech Audio-Visual Learning Centre
7. Cyber Zone
8. Seminar Room
9. Media Room
10. Well-equipped Library
11. Project Office
12. Fitness Club
1. First Girls’ College affiliated to University of Mumbai in the suburbs in 1983
2. State-of-the-Art Hi-tech Learning Centre
3. NCC cadets have won the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh prize
4. Adult and Continuing Education & Extension Unit was honoured as the Best Unit in 2006–07 by University of Mumbai
5. Cyber Zone on the newly constructed 6th floor
6. Research Cell for Ph D program
7. NCC unit secured first rank at the Annual Training Camps
8. Accredited by NAAC as ‘A’ grade college in 2004
9. Former Principal Dr. Sunanda Kar was honoured by University of Mumbai and Government of Maharashtra with Best Teacher Award on 5.9.2005
The long-cherished dream of Rajasthani Sammelan to start a Degree College exclusively for women was realized in the year 1983 on account of the generous Donations given by Shri Mahavirprasad G. Saraf a great philanthropist and the Managing Trustee of Ghanshyamdas Saraf Trust.
With dedicated efforts of the members of the trust committed to the task of providing higher education to women, the trust received permission to start in 1983 a degree college for girls affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The college has been named in the memory of Late Sheth Shri Ghanshyamdas Saraf–father of Shri Mahavirprasad. G. Saraf. The college started functioning with 220 students. Presently the college has strength of 2661 students. The college is housed in a spacious five storied college building with many modern facilities which was inaugurated on 3rd July 1997 by His Excellency Dr. P.C. Alexander, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra.
Initially the college imparted teaching for the Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) Degree Course. However, the trust also felt the need for education in other areas and therefore started the Bachelor of Management (B.M.S) course after getting permission from the University of Mumbai in the academic year 2001-2002.
Presently, the college runs the following degree courses:
1. Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com.) with Financial Accountancy
2. Master of Commerce (M. Com.) with Financial Accountancy / Business Management
3. Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
4. Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM)
5. Bachelor of Commerce with Accountancy and Finance (BCAF)
6. Bachelor of Commerce with Banking and Insurance (BCBI)
7. Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Markets)
8. Ph. D. in Commerce (Business Policy and Administration)
Besides these degree courses the college conducts many vocational courses and has successfully conducted Career Oriented Computer Courses of the University of Mumbai. The college intends to start more vocational courses in this academic year.
The college has been accredited by ‘National Assessment and Accreditation Council’ (NAAC) with ‘A’ Grade. Presently, the college has the strength of 2661 students at the degree level. Thousands of students have gone out of its portals over the years and many of them today occupy important positions in prestigious Government and Private offices and are rendering valuable services to the society. Many others are playing an important role in different walks of life and further the cause of women’s empowerment.