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Elphinstone College is located at Mumbai which is affiliated with the University of Mumbai. This college is very old which was established in the year 1856. The college started when British rule was in India and by this, the standard of the college is very high. So many high-class people studied in this college from the starting itself and this is the reason for getting the seat in this college is very difficult. The main thing for the demand of this college is the high standard of education which is equivalent to international level colleges. Famous personalities like Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Badruddin Tyabji, Virchand Gandhi, Jamshedji Tata, Pherozshah Mehta and Kashinath Trimbak are the students of this college. Professors in this college are also very famous. Dadabhai Naoroji was also the professor of this college in the early periods.
There are so many courses offered by Elphinstone College in science, arts and commerce categories. This college comes under the governance of Government of Maharashtra. The college celebrated its 150th-year celebrations in the year 2006. There are mainly two academic entities in this college such as senior college and junior college. Junior college provides higher secondary education which is under the control of HSC Board. The senior college provides bachelor degree which is under the control of the University of Mumbai.
There are so many courses under senior college under main streams such as B.Sc, B.A., B.Com, and B.B.A. The courses under B.Sc. are information technology, basic sciences, biotechnology, and microbiology. Courses under B.A. are economics, Ancient Indian culture, geography, English, History, Hindi, Mathematics, Sociology, Statistics, and Marathi. B.B.A is in hotel and tourism management. The courses under junior college are HSC in Science, Commerce, and Arts.
For the students who are coming from the far place or out of Mumbai, Elphinstone College provides hostel facilities. Separate hostels for boys and girls are available. For physical fitness, there is a gym in the college with all modern gym equipment. The computer lab is also in the college for those who are interested to study computer courses. The library is there in this Elphinstone College where there is a collection of more than 90,000 books of different categories.
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