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St Andrews College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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St. Dominic Road, Bandra (W)
Mumbai (District Mumbai)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400050


St Andrews College, Mumbai Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. St Andrews College, Mumbai Maharashtra is also known as St Andrews College of Arts, Science and Commerce. St Andrews College, Mumbai Maharashtra was established on / in 2000-2001.


Principal of St Andrews College, Mumbai Maharashtra is Dr. (Ms) M. B. Fernandes (Mobile +91 9892771657).

St Andrews College is situated in Mumbai of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mumbai comes under Mumbai (Bombay) Tehsil, Mumbai District.

Fax # of St Andrews College, Mumbai Maharashtra is +91-22-26556006.

email ID(s) is St Andrews College Mumbai Maharashtra

Website of St Andrews College, Mumbai Maharashtra is http://www.standrewscollege.ac.in/.


Contact Details of St Andrews College, Mumbai Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-22-26428684, 26401657

Email Id: principal.standews@gmail.com




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St Andrews College, Mumbai Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Commerce, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Business Management, Mass Communication and Journalism, Science stream(s).
B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, Bachelor of Management Studies(B.M.S.), Bachelor of Mass Media (B.M.M.), B.Sc(IT), B.Sc(Hospitality Studies)

Approval details: St Andrews College is affiliated with University of Mumbai (UoM), Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Profile of St Andrews College

St. Andrews College was privileged to have the Nobel Laureate, Blessed Mother Theresa unveil a plaque on New Years Day in 1981, inaugurating the project that was christened "St. Andrews College of Arts, Science and Commerce".It was the Queen of the Suburbs as Bandra then and is even now lovingly called that was bestowed the honor of housing a College that was to grow into an institution of repute.

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SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
Inculcating integration across people and cultures in students has been a strong motivating force behind the founding of St. Andrew's College, Bandra, Mumbai in July 1983. Affiliated to the University of Mumbai, this grant-in-aid College which has received the recognition of the University Grants Commission (UGC) under 2 (f) and 12 B of the UGC Act in 2003, is located in a two acre campus in the urban suburb of the metropolitan city of Mumbai. The College offers six undergraduate programmes. With a staff strength of 23 teachers (Permanent 17, temporary 4 and part-time 2) and 27 non-teaching members, it has 2095 students including 1305 women students on its rolls in 2003-04. The unit cost of education in 2002-03 was Rs. 5541.36 for grant in aid courses.

On the College approaching the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore to be assessed and accredited and submitting its Self-Study Report, the NAAC constituted a Peer Team with Prof. K. Aludiapillai, former Vice Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University as Chairman, Prof. Maninder Singh, Professor of English, Khalsa College, Amritsar as Member and Prof. Y. M. Jayaraj, Professor of Microbiology, Gulbarga University and Special Officer, Office of the Commissioner for Collegiate Education, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore as Member Coordinator to visit the College and validate the Self-Study Report following the procedure evolved by NAAC. Dr. Latha Pillai coordinated the visit at NAAC.

The Peer Team visited the College on 6th and 7th February, 2004 and held extensive discussions with the Principal, members of the Governing Body, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni. Based on the information contained in the Self-Study Report, details gathered during the discussions and documents placed before them, the team furnishes the following criterion-wise report.

SECTION II: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The undergraduate courses offered by the College include B.A., B. Com., B.M.M., B.M.S., B. Sc. (I.T.) and B.Com. (Accounts and Finance). There are 8 departments under three faculties. The Faculty of Arts has five Departments - English, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, History and English. The Faculty of Commerce has the Departments of Accounts and Commerce. The recently established IT Department manages B. Sc. (I.T.) course under Science Faculty. B.A. course offered at the Third Year level has two subject combinations - Psychology-Sociology / Psychology-History / History-Sociology / History-English and so on. The thrust in BMS & BMM is advertising.

The B.A. & B. Com. programmes are conducted on semester basis for first two years & the examinations are conducted by the College itself. But the final year is on annual basis with university examinations and the results are announced based on the performance of the final year only.

The B.M.S., B.M.M. and B. Sc. (I.T.) are offered under semester pattern. B.A. and
B. Com. Courses are offered under grant-in-aid category while B.M.S., B.M.M., B.Com. (Accounting and Finance) and B. Sc. (I.T.) are offered under self-financing category. In fact all these courses have been introduced during the last 4 years, the latest being B. Sc. (I.T.) in 2001-02 & B. Com. (Accounting and Finance) in 2003-04.

To give an opportunity to students to examine basic values, which will help them to mould their character, a structured value education programme in three different modules is offered. At the first year level 'Personality Development', at the second year level 'Value Based Leadership' and at the third year level 'Education for Life' are covered with the help of experts and professionals. The Andrew Excellence Programme offers yet another opportunity to students to get sensitized in fields like Environment, Human Rights, Culture and Leadership.

The curricular offerings in the B.A programme give the students the option of a Double Major. The optional subjects viz. Sociology, Psychology, English, Economics and History expose the students to information related to the society and the issues facing it.

Under the B.Com. Degree Course, there are options in the two Applied Component papers. A student in the final year can take either Direct or Indirect Taxation or Marketing Research for one paper and for the second paper either Export Marketing or Computer Systems and Applications or Industrial Psychology.

The temporal plan of academic work is the semester system for a few courses and the annual system for the rest. The B. Sc. (I.T.) was introduced in 2001-02 and B. Com. (Accounts and Finance) in 2003-04. It takes nearly a year for introducing a new course. The curriculum is revised and updated by the University of Mumbai every 3-5 years. The teachers of the College attend the workshops related to the redesign of syllabus conducted by the University from time to time.

A feedback is obtained from the students, among other items, on academic environment. Through interaction with the Management, Principal and Staff, changes are introduced wherever possible in order to improve the system.

Criterion II: Teaching Learning and Evaluation
Admissions to the B.A and B.Com courses are made on the basis of the academic record of students. Students of the junior college division of this College are given preference. For the other courses viz. B.M.S, B.M.M, B. Sc. (IT) and B.Com (Accounts and Finance) admissions are regulated through a combination of merit based entrance test and interview and counseling.

Student's progress is monitored through tests, discussions and preliminary examinations. The students are informed of the marks in the test and papers are retained by the Department itself.

Unitization of the syllabus and the teaching plan is furnished by each teacher to ensure coverage of all topics in the syllabus. Heads of Departments monitor the course work. The teachers supplement the lecture method by using OHP and TV and techniques such as group discussions, presentations, field trips and debates.

The College had 180 teaching days in each academic year and 230 working days.

Teachers have been recruited as per norms of the University and State Government regulations. The Management pays from its funds for the teachers appointed for self-financing courses. For all the self-financing courses - B.M.M., B.M.S. and B. Sc. (I.T.) a permanent teacher from one of the other Departments is put in charge as a coordinator & all the workload is managed by the guest faculty.

In the last two years 5 teachers participated in national level seminars/conferences and one teacher was a resource person. At the international level, two faculty members attended a seminar/conference - one as a participant and the other as a resource person. The success rate of the students is above University average. While most of the students get first classes in self-financing courses, only around 20% of the students of B. A. get first classes. There are no University toppers (first 15) during the last 5 years, except in B.M.M., wherein 9 students secured the University ranks.

To update the faculty in their respective areas of specialization, the teachers attend Workshops, Orientation Courses and Refresher Courses. During 2001-03, 13 teachers have attended such courses.

As many as 24 functional committees were formed during 2003-04 to take care of various items of activity ranging from admissions and discipline to career guidance and intercollegiate competitions. Practically all the teachers found place in one or more committees.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Among the 17 permanent teachers, 2 have Ph. D and 6 have M. Phil degrees. One of the part time teachers holds a Ph.D. About 19 % of the teachers are engaged in active research. Faculty from English and Economics Departments have contributed articles, book reviews etc in national and international journals and also presented papers in seminars. A member of the Department of English has published a book. There are no on going research projects.

The College has an NSS unit with a volunteer strength of 50. Extension activities and outreach programmes are carried out by students under the guidance of staff members who were assigned these items of work.

Programmes for street children aimed at imparting knowledge while entertaining them were conducted by NSS volunteers. During the 10 day camp, the volunteers undertook literacy programmes, digging a channel for waste water, etc. In addition, AIDS awareness, environment awareness and health and hygiene awareness programmes were conducted.

Participation in extension activities sensitized students to the complex social issues and enabled them to learn the strategies to combat the ills of the community. A Gender Cell, to highlight the problems of girls through street plays and lectures, has been functioning since September 2002.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College has a 4 storey building consisting of 31 classrooms to accommodate all sections in the courses conducted in the campus, apart from an Auditorium, Library Hall, Seminar Hall, Staff Room, Office, Gymkhana Hall and so on. The library has a collection of around 10000 books and 4000 titles. The library needs to be automated. At present only one book is lent to a student at a time. An audio-visual room with necessary equipment is available for conducting seminars. Common rooms for boys and girls have been provided. The College has a computer laboratory consisting of 58 computers. It has internet facility. It mainly caters to the needs of B.Sc. (I.T.)/B.M.M./B.M.S. This laboratory can also be made use of to provide computer literacy to staff and students of B.A. and B. Com.

All the classrooms are spacious, bright, well ventilated and adequately furnished. In the last three years, 18 classrooms were added to augment the facilities in the context of the new courses opened. The infrastructure is maintained with funds provided for the purpose by the Government and the Management. The facilities are optimally used. Sister institutions under the same Management make use of the facilities. The College is run on shift basis. The Senior College uses the facilities in the morning session from 7:30-12:30, while the Junior College uses them in the afternoon.

The College has well laid out volley ball, basketball and throw ball courts. The hockey ground located adjacent to the High School run by the same Management is also used by the students of this College.

The College has a state-of-the-art auditorium with a capacity of 800 for conducting culturals, meetings, seminars, etc. This air-conditioned auditorium is also made available for the local community for conferences, functions, etc.

The College has a website for wider consultation.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The College has a number of support services to enable students excel in various spheres. A career cell forum called Andrean Career Edge has been set up recently to create awareness among students on career options, motivate them to take up higher studies, guide them in taking the entrance examinations and give them exposure to participation in group discussions and facing interviews through simulated exercises.

To provide students with a platform to express themselves freely and also to enable them to develop their public speaking skills, the association 'Encounter' has been set up recently.

Over 100 students were in receipt of various forms of financial assistance during
2002-03. In addition, freeships were provided to poor students from other funds. Textbooks were loaned under Book Bank Scheme in a limited way.

The Prospectus of the College is published annually. All information relating to admission procedure, courses offered, fee structure, rules of discipline, refund procedure, etc. is furnished therein.

Teachers of the Department of Psychology have been offering counselling services as and when required. The Andrew Counseling Center, functioning since 2000, has been actively assisting the students through a trained counsellor.

About 140 students got placed in the private sector as a result of the efforts of placement service.

The alumni and parents meet informally. There is a need to institutionalize Alumni Association and Parent-Teacher Association.

Activities like indoor games, student magazine, outdoor games, cultural programmes, debates, etc. enable the students spend their leisure in a relaxed and useful manner. The students of the College have represented the parent University in Hockey and Football. A student has excelled in athletics at State and National Level. The students are assisted by the Physical Director of the Junior College. Outstanding sports persons are given pocket money, concession in attendance and fee concession, apart from prizes and track suit.

Feed back is collected from students on academic activities.

The College lays stress on discipline and regular attendance. Decent dress code has been formulated.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The College is a minority institution, run by a registered trust/society called St. Andrew's Society for Education and Research. The College has a Local Executive Body as per the University rules. The Management is progressive in their outlook.

A number of committees, with specific tasks to perform, take the load off the shoulders of the Principal to a considerable extent in the running of the College. The committees report to the Principal. The internal coordination and monitoring is effective and efficient.

The work of the non-teaching staff is monitored by the Principal and the Office Superintendent. All the office staff was exposed to a computer literacy programme.

The College charges the tuition and other fees as approved by the authorities for grant-in-aid courses. During 2002-03, the College incurred a total expenditure of Rs. 106 lakhs. There is a deficit in the budget. A sum of Rs. 50 lakhs was generated through self-financing courses and donations received amounted to Rs. 7.40 lakhs during
2002-03.

The tuition fees have been revised upward steadily from 2001-02 onwards. An internal audit mechanism is in place. There is an informal grievance redressal facility. The College assists the staff to take loans from banks.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices:
The College has been following certain practices to ensure quality education through an appropriate Academic ambience. They are as follows:

A clean and neat campus.

Four self-financing programmes have been started during the last 4 years.

Comprehensive value education programme is offered during each academic year of the three year UG course.

Outreach programmes and lectures by specialists to sensitize students about the issues rocking the society.

Special activities like Inter-religious Dialogues, Encounter, etc. help students speak out and in the process learn.

Integration of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to impart various skills and awaken social consciousness among the students.

Accessibility of Management to staff and students.

Decent dress code being observed.

Prompt payment of salaries and Management share of Provident Fund.

SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS AND SUGGESTIONS
St. Andrew's College catering to the needs of poor and middle class, has the goal of tapping the potential in every person and ensuring a holistic development of the students. The strategies adopted, apart from what is garnered through the curriculum of the University, clearly indicate that value addition can be seen in the products of this College. The atmosphere for all round growth is clearly visible. Notwithstanding the constraints faced by colleges under the affiliating system and the grant-in-aid mode, the College has been alive to market needs and responded to the requirements of the society by opening new career oriented courses and offering additional opportunity programmes.

While expressing its appreciation of the multipronged efforts of the College to offer sound and fulfilling education to its students, the Peer Team wishes to place the following suggestions for the growth of the College.

Preparation of a Master Plan for the next 10 to 15 years keeping in view the Silver Jubilee celebrations due in 2008.

Availing of assistance of UGC in opening vocational subjects, for infrastructure, library, book bank and research projects, as the College has been recognized under 2 (f) and 12 B of the UGC Act.

Automation of library facilities may be undertaken along with inter-library borrowing from the British Council, National Laboratories and research institutions. Each student may be given at least 3 books of library to be retained at least for a week to facilitate students doing project work.

To seek autonomy in due course.

Apply for minor research projects from the UGC and other agencies. The teacher may be encouraged to pursue M. Phil. / Ph. D. by granting study leave.

Offer remedial courses on a regular footing by availing financial assistance from UGC / Government.

Utilise the computer facilities to develop teaching packages/software in due course.

Taking advantage of urban location, explore possibilities of taking up consultancy.

Welfare measures for staff like mediclaim insurance, group insurance, etc. and insurance of all students covering accidents, etc.

MOU with industries, research organizations, etc. for the benefit of students and faculty.

The students of B. A. may be provided with facilities like computer courses, single major system, field trips and seminars.

Guardian and mentorship may be introduced to attend to the problems of individual students.

Grievance Redressal mechanism to be formalized.

Enrichment / value add-on certificate courses along with degree programmes may be started.

Minimum number of core / regular staff may be appointed to run self-financing courses.

Commerce, Psychology and English Departments may be provided with Commerce / Psychology / Language Laboratories.

Placement and Career Guidance Cell be institutionalized.

Create a central computer facility and encourage all staff and students to become computer savy using the facility on nominal payment.

Interdisciplinary approach in project work, research work and extension activities needs to be initiated.

A Health Centre with regular medical check up may be established.

Documentation of academic activities may be streamlined.

The Peer Team is happy to commend the meticulous care with which the Self-Study Report has been prepared. The cooperation extended by the Management, the Principal, teachers, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni is particularly appreciated.

(Prof. K. Aludiapillai)
Chair Person

(Prof. Maninder Singh)
Member

(Prof. Y. M. Jayaraj)
Member Coordinator

Prof. A. D. Mascarenhas
Principal
St. Andrew's College

Place: Bandra, Mumbai.

Date: 7th February, 2004

FYJC online admission process confusing

Mumbai: The state governments claim that its online admission process for junior colleges is the most hassle-free method appears to be falling on its head. College principals say that it creates more confusion and students prefer the offline method. The online process is managed by the state education department, while the offline one is overseen by individual colleges.

While most students were allotted seats for first-year junior college (FYJC) courses through the online admission process, which ended on August 8, many are unhappy with the allocations and are now scrambling to secure seats directly. Principals say that this is resulting in many students cancelling their provisional online admission after they secure a seat of their liking, delaying the entire process.

Kavita Rege, principal of Sathaye College, Vile Parle, said, Once the offline admissions begin, even students who have a seat in the online process start looking for betterment. The provisional admission makes it easy for them to cancel their seats once they get a more suitable one. It becomes hard for colleges to keep track of the admission process.Echoing her views, Marie Fernandes, principal of St Andrews College in Bandra, said that online admissions are pointless since students go seat-shopping again through the offline process. It would be better that admissions are given back to the colleges. We can finish the entire process in 15 days and there will be no waste of time or effort, she said.It is better when students apply on their own — only to those colleges that interest them. In the online process, they are forced to choose many options, not all of which are their preferences, said Frazer Mascarenhas, principal of St Xaviers College, Dhobi Talao.

Maal Chaal to Chappal Maarungi, girls flex muscle

Mumbai: Enraged at being molested and teased by lecherous men in public places, several groups of young women are raising their voice against sexual harassment in three different campaigns across the city.
While some social activists are planning a march against the objectification of women and their bodies, students from two Mumbai colleges have initiated drives against molestation — on campus and in the real and virtual worlds.

The idea is to create awareness about the issue by empowering women and sensitising men, said Mahek Sabat, one of the organisers of Maal Chaal, the Mumbai version of the international Slut Walk. The name for the protest march which uses a derogatory term for a woman (Maal) and Chaal (which means gait in Hindi) was coined by gay activist Harish Iyer who believes that women can get back at their tormentors by embracing the slur and wearing it non-chalantly as a ridiculous tag.

Slut Walk is an inappropriate word to use in India. The women can wear what they like as the aim is to emphasise that no matter how a woman is dressed, a man has no right to molest her, says Karan Jothwani, 21, another organiser.
To be held between Juhu and Bandra in October, the walk is expected to turn into a full-fledged movement with workshops on how to approach the police or take legal action against molesters.

We would also be putting pressure on the administration to deal with the issue in a better way by sensitising the police and punishing the offenders, Sabat added.

Meanwhile, students of St Andrews College, Bandra, have initiated Freeze the Tease, an online campaign that seeks to create awareness about the ill-treatment of women at the hands of molesters who often get away with their crime because the victims are too shocked or scared to react. The group has started an SMS campaign, where subscribers are sent tips on how to deal with sex offenders.

We also conducted a self-defence workshop, where participants were taught to deal with perverts, says Anishka Alvares, one of the six students who created the drive as part of the college curriculum.Chappal Maarungi, another campaign, exhorts women to literally beat harassment. We are trying to encourage women to stand up for their right to dignity and safety, so no one will be able to take them for granted, emphasises Malavika Mohanan, one of the five organisers of the drive initiated by students of Wilson College, Chowpatty, as part of their media planning studies.

Using the chappal (means slipper in Marathi) as a symbol of female empowerment, the students have put a five-foot cutout of a slipper with anti-harassment messages on the college premises. In one corner lies a box full of shoes and sandals with the sign, In case of eve teasing, use one of these.

Love, sex and education

Mumbai: Mention Pyaar plus, and you would think its the next Bollywood release in the romcom genre. But this isnt a forthcoming cliché movie. Launched on January 17, its a website that attempts to address queries on love, relationships, sex and more.

This virtual relationship guide is a project of Point of View, a non-profit organisation founded by Bishakha Datta. The organisation works to promote womens views through creative use of media, arts and culture.

Project coordinator, Point of View, Richa Kaul Padte, 23, says of the initiative, We keep talking about domestic violence and violence against women. This time we thought lets focus on the youth. Why not talk to young men and women and start at the grassroot level.Padte further explains, We started thinking what was on the other side of this coin — relationships that are healthy. And we figured that the best way to get people to better understand what a healthy relationship means is by facilitating some honest and frank discussions.Primary research showed that most youngsters rely on pornographic content, be it porn movies or erotica, to gain knowledge about their sexual relationship. Given this background, Pyaar plus was created with a special focus on keeping it as interactive as possible.

Other organisations like the Delhi-based TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues) and Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) have also been working towards expanding sexual and reproductive choices in peoples lives. Their offline programmes enable people to enjoy lives of dignity, freedom from fear, infection and reproductive and sexual health problems ensure that their websites also get many hits.

Pyaar plus has already started work with some city colleges. It recently held Street Smart, a creative poster campaign at St. Andrews College and St. Xaviers Colleges BMM festival. The underlying idea of the campaign was to encourage young women to speak out (or scream or hit) when harassed.

For Maria Dennis it was her personal experience that led her to volunteer for Pyaar Plus. I commute daily by train. And there are times when I get awkward stares or even lewd comments. Initially I ignored them but now I dont keep quiet.Surprisingly enough, the volunteers noticed a good response from boys on the campus too. They came up with some of the catchiest and interesting one liners. Jennifer Mathaias from St.
Andrews says, After the campaign, the attitude in the college has changed. Boys are coming forward to participate and volunteer, and girls are not shying away from rude comments.

But the minds behind Pyaar plus are clear about one thing. Theyre not in the virtual space to only enlighten the youth about sex; theres a larger aim in place. Pyaar plus is a positive way to build a positive relationship between the two genders, says Padte.

St Andrews College

If you want to go to a college where everybody is involved in co-curricular activities, head to St Andrews. Located in a prime loation in Hill Road at Bandra, Andrews is visible in many college festivals.

On 1 January 1981, Mother Theresa MC, Nobel Laureate inaugurated the St. Andrews Colle
ge of Arts, Science and Commerce. The college was started when Archbishop Simon Pimenta felt the need for a new Catholic college in the suburbs that would offer courses like BA, BCom and BSc. The first phase of the construction of 18 classrooms of the college was completed in June 1986 and solemnly blessed on St. Andrews Feast Day, 30 November 1986.

Subsequently the chapel, the library, the administrative block, the students common rooms were constructed. Since more rooms were required two new floors with 18 classrooms were added in 2002. The latest addition is the annexe, which was completed in the Jubilee Year 2007 – 2008.

Studies and facilities
The college offers course in Bachelors of Arts, Bachelors of Science, and Bachelors of Commerce, along with BMS (Bachelors of Management Studies) and BMM(Bachelors of Mass Media). The BA and BMM departments are specially known for their experienced faculty.
On the campus
Library: The college library dates back to 1983-84. Approximately 30,000 books are organised subject wise according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System.
Other facilities: The college also has a counselling as well as a placement cell. There is a chapel where mass is held on the first Friday of every month.The college has a basketball court, hockey field and a football field. Just two years ago, a new, bigger and airier canteen, called Café Andre was set up. St. Andrews College houses the St. Andrews Auditorium, which is used not only for college events but other functions, shows and events as well. There is no hostel facility provided here.
(For a virtual tour of the campus, log on to www.hindustantimes.com)
College USP
1. There is a choir group, that sings during mass and at other events too. The Andrews choir is very well known and if you make it into the choir, you get a lot of chances to also participate in inter college festivals.
2. The campus offers spacious places where the students can interact, such as the basketball court and parking lot there, which are favourite hangout spots.
3. A lot of professional plays and shows are held in the auditorium.
College Festivals
Intune- an intercollege music festival is held in the month of September. It is quite well known throughout Mumbai and has the Andrews stage sees some extraordinary talent then.
Olio is a dramatics festival that takes place in December. Students of other colleges are invited too.
Cells and Clubs
The college lays much emphasis on co-curricular activities. While sports are really encouraged here, students get together often for dance, music and dramatics practices.
Watch out for
1. A hotspot for food- Andoras café, situated close to the college. Youll always find an Andrews student there.
2. There are many shopping areas near Andrews College such as Linking road and Hill road. Not only do these places have brands but also cheap street side shopping, which ideal for studemts.
3. The college is close to Bandra station. The station is about ten-fifteen minutes distance by auto or bus from the college. Students living in Mahim, Juhu and Santacruz can easily get buses to college.
Principal: Dr Marie Fernandes: St Andrews College has recently been reaccredited by NAAC with an A grade. We have reason to be proud for we have excellent infrastructure with a large library and good laboratories. Moreover, our well qualified faculty is extremely committed to mentoring and counselling students. At Andrews, we lay stress on both studies and other co-curricular activities.
(To listen to what else the principal has to say about the college, log on to www.hindustantimes.com)
Famous Alumni:
Genelia Dsouza, Bollywood actress
Alumni: Reuben Braganza, Animator for advertisememts
I formed an extremely close circle of friends in Andrews. Friends that I made there will be my friends for life. A student has a lot to gain from going to Andrews for I think students there are encouraged to develop their personalities to be not just successful professionals but also hardworking human beings with values.
Student Speak: Steffi Pereira (TYBA)
College life is something which cannot be compared to any other phase of your life. This is something that every Andrean believes in. So do I. Life at Andrews is the best phase of my life and I will always remember these moments. The place has it all- studies along with entertainment and fun.
The best thing about Andrews is that it has a lot of co-curricular activities and plenty of sports. We are always engaged in either college festivals or educational outings. In my opinion, we have an excellent enthusiastic student crowd. When it comes to the professors and the staff, they are more like friends. They help in class as well as outside class. Very friendl and supportive...explains exactly what our professors are!
The best hangout in our college is Cafe Andre- our canteen with good hygenic food and service. Outside college, the famous hangout spots for us students are ganawalaand andoras which is the closest snack bar to our college.
Coming to the co-curicullar activities, we have various college festivals like:
AWMTC: its all about music. Students flaunt their talent of having this beautiful art form of singing and playing a musical instrument.
Jhankaar, which is an inter-college dance fest. where different colleges participate by putting up group dances and put the stage on fire.
Olio is an inter-college dramatic competition where students from different colleges participate by showing their acting skills and there is a Best Play award given out.
There dramatics and dance workshops. There is a drama club wherein we have professionals training our students for both drama as well as dance.
Finally, there is XYZ- : Xzibit Your Zing, a feat held by the BMS students. Itis all about dance performances and singing performances, quizzes, a fashion show, Mr. and Mrs XYZ which come out with many fresh faces and good performances.
Every Andreas grows up better with the talent they are known for with the help of these co-curricular activities.
All work and no play make Jack a dull boy...!! Clearly , we have no Jacks in our college because its not only about studying but also about our talents and interests here at Andrews. Proud to be an Andrean !

Steffi Pereira (TYBA)

Hear what Dr. Marie Fernandes, principal, St Andrews College, has to say about the institution. Click Here

Sale of admission forms picks up at top city colleges

Colleges have been doing brisk sale of forms for first-year degree college courses since Friday, when the results for Class 12 state board exams were declared.
At KC College in Churchgate, more than 1,000 forms have been sold so far, while at St Andrews College in Bandra 1,110 have been sold and about 200 at RA Podar. Application forms will be available until June 4.

St Andrews College has gone back to the paper application process after experimenting with the online process as it didnt work out last year. However, at St Xaviers College, this will be the fourth year of online applications for degree college aspirants.

We have had no problem at all, it has been going well, said Father Frazer Mascarenhas, principal of St Xaviers. As the process is online, he said he did not have a track of how many forms had been filled in so far.

Forms for the unaided courses have been selling particularly well. The trend is the same as previous years, with maximum forms being sold for Bachelor of Management Studies, Bachelor of Mass Media, said Manju Nichani, principal of KC College.

The university has the capacity to enroll 2.02 lakh student across all streams in first year undergraduate courses. These also include engineering, architecture and pharmacy seats, admissions for which are conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education. This year around 3.08 lakh candidates took the Class 12 board exam from Mumbai division.

There are enough seats, but there is always a rush for certain few good institutions, said Naresh Chandra, pro vice chancellor of the university. The majority wants to go to certain institutions and thats where there is an imbalance.

In the mean time, Mumbai University is awaiting the governments nod for setting up 46 new colleges in the state. All of these applications are for colleges in Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts. More than 80 applications for opening new divisions in existing colleges are also awaiting government clearance.

Once admissions are completed, the university is for the first time this year planning to get enrollment data on all first year students, by having the students fill up information themselves. Last year, colleges had filled in the data for third year students, resulting in a lot of errors and discrepancies.

If a student fills it in himself or herself the chances of errors are minimised, said Chandra.

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