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Dr. Homi Bhabha State University (HBSU)

The Government of Maharashtra has established the Dr. Homi Bhabha State University, as a Cluster University, with the Institute of Science, Mumbai; Elphinstone College, Mumbai; Sydenham College, Mumbai; and Secondary Training College, Mumbai, as the Constituent Colleges. The Institute of Science, Mumbai is the Lead Institute of the University. All the colleges are more than 99 years old; the youngest the Institute of Science was established in 1920; while the oldest the Elphinstone College was established in 1835.

The University is an independent degree granting entity with its own Rules and Regulations. This is the first University of its kind in the State of Maharashtra and is established as per the guidelines of Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). The establishment of this University is expected to charge the Higher Education system in the State with new vigour. It will lead to optimum use of resources of the constituent colleges and will offer the learners wide options of learning with flexibility and assist them with student-friendly support system. It will generate contemporary and relevant infrastructure and provide undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in diverse disciplines under choice based credit system (CBCS). The CBCS will adopt a cafeteria approach, where the students will be given freedom to select some courses from an array of courses as per their preferences. The students may take some of the courses across the constituent colleges. The programmes will be dynamic and demand driven. The students may participate in various activities organized by the constituent colleges.

Some Special Features of the HBSU

  1. Being the University of Cluster of only four constituent colleges, which are geographically in proximity, the University would be managed and administered much more efficiently than any other state university.
  2. All the constituent colleges are accredited by Grade ‘A’ by the NAAC.
  3. All the colleges are elite colleges, are in existence for a long time, and with heritage mark.
  4. The colleges are Government Colleges and hence the fee structure will be regulated and reasonable.
  5. The students will be trained under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and offered subjects in a cafeteria mode.
  6. The students studying any core subject will be allowed to take additional credits across the disciplines so as to enrich his learning experience.
  7. The students can opt for skill based courses.
  8. The students can avail the expertise and facilities of the colleges in the cluster.
  9. The assessment of the students will be through continuous and end semester examinations.
  10. The University policies will be student-centric, with the examination process efficient and timely.
  11. Environmental Science is included as an important and compulsory course.
  12. Enrichment lectures by outside experts will be arranged.
  13. Selected students can do internship and projects.
  14. Placement and training facilities will be provided.

Constituent Colleges

The Institute of Science, Mumbai (I.Sc.)

The Institute of Science, Mumbai, formerly known as the Royal Institute of Science (RIS), was established in 1920 by the Royal Charter. It is a premier post-graduate centre for teaching and research. The I.Sc. has been identified as a centre with potential for excellence by the UG. It was reaccredited with Grade ‘A’ by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) in 2014. It is the Lead Institute of the Dr. Homi Bhabha State University.

The Institute has nine Departments – biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, chemistry, environmental Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics and Zoology. It offers Maters and Research programmes in Science. The institute receives grants for infrastructure from the UGC, DST, and Government of Maharashtra. It provides excellent facilities for research. Every Department is well equipped with sophisticated instruments. The instruments include AAS, HPTLC, HPLC, GC-MS, TG/DTA, NMR, IR, XRD, PCR, and Electrochemical Workstation. Its Library is one of the finest libraries in the city and provides large number of e-resources. The Institute has Botanical Garden with rare plants. The college provides limited Hostel facilities. It gives a number of Awards, Prizes and Scholarships to meritorious students.

Add: 15, Madam Cama Road, Mumbai-400032
Email:, (for admission)
Tel No: 022-22828393 (10.0 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.)

The Elphinstone College

The Elphinstone Institution was established in 1935 under the Bombay Native Education (Trust). The enlightened citizens of Mumbai collected a sum of Rs. 2,29,636 for the Institution and the name was given as a tribute to the departing Governor of Mumbai, Mountstuart Elphinstone 6 October 1779 – 20 November 1859). The classes commenced in 1836 and Elphinstone college separated from the High School in 1856. Thus the college was established before the establishment of the University of Mumbai; and in fact in the inception stage the classes of the University used to be held at the college. The college occupies a unique position in the annals of higher education in the country. The building of the college with its Gothic architecture has been classified as a Grade I Heritage structure. The college was awarded the Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Culture Heritage Conservation by the UNESCO. The college has a Library with rich collection of over one lakh books. It is accredited with Grade ‘A’ by the NAAC.

Tel No: 022-2284 4060/3797

The Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics

The college started on October 22, 1913 in a small borrowed premise of Elphinstone College, and was called the Government College of Commerce. Acknowledging the contributions of Lord Sydenham, the then Governor of Bombay Presidency, towards the growth of the college, the college was named as Sydenham College. The college was shifted to the present campus in 1955.

It is the first institution offering commerce education in the Asian countries and remained to be so for a long time. It is awarded Most Trusted Brands Award by Consumer Survey Report in 2016 and Asia’s Most Trusted Brand Award. Many of its graduates get selected for higher and professional studies in foreign universities. NAAC has awarded “A’ grade to the college. It is recognized as the faculty development centre by the MHRD, New Delhi, in 2018.

Tel No: 022-220442897, 22871452 (10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.)

Secondary Training College

The Secondary Training College, Mumbai, is a premier teachers training institute in Mumbai. It was established in 1906 as per the recommendations of the Wood’s Dispatch (1854). It was a Diploma (S.T.C.) granting college, and after the permanent affiliation to the University of Mumbai it started granting B.T. degree. Since 1955 the degree granted is B.Tech, The vision of the college is to prepare excellent teachers through capacity building training. The college has well-equipped library, ultra-modern computer laboratory, and educational technology cell. The college is accredited with ‘A’ grade, CGPA 3.23 in 2015 by NAAC.

Tel No: 022-22620050

Programmes Offered in the Constituent Colleges

The Institute of Science

Subject Specialization Intake
Biochemistry 20
Biotechnology 20
Botany Molecular biology, Cytogenetics and Biotechnology, Environmental Botany, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 20
Chemistry Analytical, Inorganic, Organic. Physical 80
Environmental Science 20
Mathematics 40
Microbiology 20
Physics Solid state physics, Solid state electronics, Applied Electronics, Material Science 40
Zoology Endocrinology, Oceanography, Fishery and Aquaculture 20
Total 300

Ph.D. (Sc) Ph.D. programmes are available in different branches and depending upon the available vacancies. The details of specialization, names of guides and their areas of research, seats available, procedure of admission, etc. is available on the Institute Website.

The Elphinstone College

  1. B.A. - Intake 120
  2. B.Sc. – Intake 120
  3. B.Com. – Intake 240
  4. B.Sc. Information Technology (Self Financed Programme) – Intake 60
  5. B.Sc. Biotechnology – Self financed Intake 35

The Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics

B.Com. : 600
B.Com. Banking and Insurance: 120
Bachelor of Management Studies: 120
M.Com. : (i) Accounting and Financial Management (ii) Banking and Finance (iii) Management (Self financing): 240
Ph.D. (Com): 10

Ph.D. programme is available in different Business Policy and Administration; and Business management, depending upon the available vacancies. The details of names of guides and their areas of research, seats available, procedure of admission, etc is available on the College Website.

Secondary Training College

B.Ed.: 50

Recruitment Notification

1.) Notification for the Post of Vice Chancellor (English).Click Here.
2.) Notification for the Post of Vice Chancellor (Marathi).Click Here.
3.) Application form for the Post of Vice Chancellor.Click Here.
Application form (Word Format) for the Post of Vice Chancellor.Click Here.
4.) Selection Criteria for Appointment of Post of Vice Chancellor.Click Here.
5.) Section 11 of Maharashtra Public University Act 2016.Click Here.
6.) Government of Maharashtra gazette 2009.Click Here.
7.) Government of Maharashtra gazette dated 13-02-2019.Click Here.

Merit List

General Merit List for M.Sc(Physics) Click Here.