Welcome to Maharashtra College…!
The Foundation stone of Maharashtra College Of Arts, Science & Commerce was laid on January 21, 1968, by the Hon’ble Dr. Rafiq Zakaria who was then the Minister for Public Health and Auqaf.The Prime Minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi, in a personal letter to Dr. Zakaria, wrote: “I am glad that your initiative and Direction has enabled a new college to be opened in Central Mumbai bringing higher education to the doorstep of the poor”.
To begin with, the college admitted students to the first-year Arts and Science classes; later, degree courses were opened and in 1970 it became a full-fledged college.The number of students began to rise rapidly; so much so that from the initial 650 it has now risen to 4,000 on its rolls.
The college trains students in three different degree courses: arts, science and commerce. It is permanently affiliated to Mumbai University and is recognized for grants by the University Grants Commission and the Government of Maharashtra.The Computer Science Department started functioning in the year 2005 while the IT Department started in the year 2011.
Maharashtra college of arts, science and commerce is managed by Khairul Islam Higher Education Society, Mumbai. This Society was founded under the Hon’able president ship of Dr. Rafiq Zakaria, a veteran Parliamentarian, Writer, Educationist and Islamic Scholar.
After the demise of Dr. Rafiq Zakaria, Mrs. Fatma R. zakaria, the eminent journalist, educationist and recipient of the Padmashri Award, has taken over President ship and under her leader ship and dynamism, the Institute is heading towards a better tomorrow.
There was no college in the thickly populated central part of Mumbai stretching from Dhobi Talao to Parel. Students of this area, especially girls, faced difficulties in getting admission to colleges, which were mostly situated in the southern part of the city. The establishment of this College in 1968 was the realization of a dream by selfless and dedicated educationists and social workers.
The College aims at equipping students with a moral and intellectual outlook and inculcating in them the highest principles of unity and national integration.
The College attaches great importance to the dissemination of learning and an all round development of the personality of its students. All efforts are made to create a congenial atmosphere especially for female students and every possible facility for proper education is provided to them.
The College is situated close to Mumbai Central Railway Station(Western Railway) and is also near Byculla Railway Station (Central Railway). Public transport bus facilities are also available to and from all parts of the city.
The College is affiliated to the University of Mumbai for teaching courses leading to B.A, B.Sc. and B.Com. degree examinations. The College is also recognised for registration of students for Post-Graduation in the subjects of Islamic Studies. Faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce in our Jr. College are recognized by the HSC Board.
The College has a well-qualified, experienced and committed teaching faculty.