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HR College of Commerce and Economics Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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123, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate
Mumbai (District Mumbai)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400020


HR College of Commerce and Economics Churchgate, Mumbai Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. HR College of Commerce and Economics Churchgate, Mumbai Maharashtra is also known as Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics. HR College of Commerce and Economics Churchgate, Mumbai Maharashtra is managed by Society: The Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board.
Principal of HR College of Commerce and Economics Churchgate, Mumbai Maharashtra is Dr Smt Indu Shahni.

HR College of Commerce and Economics Churchgate 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 HR College of Commerce and Economics Churchgate, Mumbai Maharashtra is +91-22-22810758.

email ID(s) is HR College of Commerce and Economics Churchgate Mumbai Maharashtra

Website of HR College of Commerce and Economics Churchgate, Mumbai Maharashtra is www.hrcollege.edu/.


Contact Details of HR College of Commerce and Economics Churchgate, Mumbai Maharashtra are : +91-22-22876115, 22042195


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HR College of Commerce and Economics Churchgate, Mumbai Maharashtra runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
1)Accounting & Finance
2)Banking & Insurance
B.Com. - A Graduate degree in Commerce with Management or Accountancy
B.Com. (dual degree) - A Graduate degree in Commerce plus Advance Diploma in Advertising / Tourism and Travel / Tax Procedure and Practice
B.Com. - Accountancy and Finance
B.Com. - Banking and Insurance
B.M.S. - A Graduate degree in Management
M.Com. - A Post-Graduate degree in Commerce
Ph.D. - A Doctorate degree in Business Policy and Administration

Approval details: HR College of Commerce and Economics Churchgate is affiliated with University of Mumbai (UoM), Mumbai (Maharashtra)


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NAAC report of Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
The H.R. College of Commerce and Economics was established in 1960. It offers three-year academic programmes of the University of Mumbai at under-graduate level which include Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) and Bachelor of Management Studies (B.M.S.). In addition, by integrating professionalism with the commerce curriculum it also offers B.Com., degree with vocational subjects (Advertising and Sales Promotion, Tourism and Travel Management, Tax Practices and Procedures). The college also offers research program leading to Ph.D. in the area of Business Policy and Administration.

The college is managed by the Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board, which manages 23 educational institutions in Mumbai. This college is a minority institution affiliated to Mumbai University. It receives aid from Maharashtra Government. It is situated in the heart of Mumbai city. The built up area of the college is 1,800 sq.mts. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission under Sec.2(f) and 12 B. The college has student enrolment of 2,519 with 26 permanent, 4 temporary and 6 part-time teachers.

This college is committed to providing excellence in Commerce and Business education at the under-graduate level. During the past 42 years, this college made all efforts in emphasizing theory and practice where students gain the breadth of knowledge and the depth of experience through the institution / interaction with industry and trade. The mission of the college is pursuit of knowledge through life long learning in academic and extra-curricular activities and to develop strong personal values. With this background, this college decided to approach the NAAC for assessment and accreditation and submitted its Self-Study report.

A peer team was constituted by the Council to visit the college and validate the self-study report. It consisted of Prof. P. Murali, Vice-Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh as Chairperson, Prof. Alok K. Bhaumik, Professor, Dept. of Economics, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and Prof.V.R. Shirgurkar, Principal, Smt.Parvatibati Chowgule Cultural Foundation's College of Arts and Sciences, Margao, Goa as members. Shri B.S. Madhukar, Deputy Advisor from NAAC co-ordinated the peer team visit to the college.

The peer team carefully studied and analysed the self-study report of the college and during the institutional visit, went through the relevant documents and visited all the departments and facilities available in the college. The peer team interacted with the Principal and some members of the Management Board. It also interacted with faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni following a well-structured schedule. The report of the peer team which follows is based on a thorough analysis of the self-study report, the interaction with the persons mentioned above, careful perusal of the documents.

SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
H. R. College of Commerce and Economics is a single faculty college, affiliated to the University of Mumbai. It offers three UG level degree programmes in Commerce and Management Studies : Bachelor of Commerce ( B. Com.), B. Com. (Vocational) in travel & tourism, advertising, taxation and Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS). All are full-time three-year courses. The college also offers Ph.D. programme in Commerce and a Certificate Course in Sindhi. A certificate course in financial planning (Certified Financial Planner) has been introduced two years back. It is run in association with Equitymaster.com. The college has approached the University for permission to start the M.Com. course.

The curricula for the two B. Com. courses and the B M S course are fairly comprehensive and offer alternative specialisation and also reasonably good flexibility with respect to non-core options in the applied component group of subjects. The programme options are adequately career-oriented. On the basis of feedback received from students, industry & academics, the college has played an important role in bringing about appropriate changes in curriculum through the University bodies. The college also played a pro-active role in designing the Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) programme for the University.

The curricula and the diversified extra-curricular activities conducted through large number of students' associations reflect the goals and objectives of the college mainly with respect to (i) 'equipping students with analytical skills to be successful in the corporate world', (ii) 'all-round growth of students to enable them to make meaningful contribution to career and community', and (iii) 'catering to the actual needs of business'.

The college has developed an institutionalised mechanism for obtaining regular feedback from employers and academic peers. The bimonthly internal departmental meetings, the term-end inter-departmental meeting for the BMS course and the subject workshops help the college in implementing the curricula effectively. Seminars, workshops, special lectures, project assignments and particularly the summer placements have greatly helped in giving students a broader perspective and interface with the real world of commerce and industry.

'Detailed Planning' by each Department, students' council, academic council, teaching assistantships, student-conducted workshops and faculty exchange programme are some of the innovative and commendable practices that have helped both the enrichment and effective implementation of curricular programmes.

The college may explore the possibilities of introducing (i)a full-fledged degree course in 'Applied Economics' which has good job prospects, (ii) more short-term Certificate courses preferably during evening hours in some applied areas of commerce and business administration such as e-commerce, e-governance, financial analysis, capital market studies etc., and (iii) more extension-lectures and special-lectures on current economic issues and also the ethical aspects of trade, industry and commerce. In view of the location of the college in Mumbai and also its present networking, it should not be difficult to draw competent resource persons for all such programmes. The degree and the certificate courses suggested could well be organised on self-financing basis.

Criterion II : Teaching- Learning and Evaluation
The teaching-learning process at H. R. College seems to be fairly rigorous and at the same time student-friendly. The UGC stipulated minimum of 180 teaching days is observed.

The total of 2519 students comprises 50 : 50 male-female ratio. The BMS course, however, enrolled 65% lady students. There are 100 students from outside the state and 20
N R I and overseas students.

In keeping with its mission statement, the college has been effectively developing a Student-Centered Teaching- Learning Model by gradually replacing a teacher-dominated one. This has been done through such innovative practices as student assistants teaching certain modules to the classes, quiz, role plays, group discussions, 'intensive coaching' programme for 'underperformer' students, 'merit coaching' and 'scholars club' for advanced students, 'Achievers' Awards', 'orientation programme', 'Advisement Cell', projects, field-visits, summer placements and suggestion boxes at various locations in the college where the students can input suggestions. Remedial teaching is provided on compulsory basis to a large number of students from Third Year class prior to the final University examination.

The college has been a pioneer in holding an annual intercollegiate Economics Convention with participation of colleges in Mumbai and also representation from abroad.

The college has earned distinction by developing a well-equipped Teaching Material Centre providing various learning aids like the internet, Video, CDs, TV, VCP, video, OHPs, instructor manuals and activity books for teachers. The recently setup well-equipped Language Laboratory is used by students for improving their language skills in English, French and Hindi.

The college authorities have encouraged teachers to participate in various faculty development programmes such as refresher courses, seminars, workshops, conferences in India and abroad. They are also motivated to participate in seminars and workshops held by trade associations and chambers of commerce and industry.

'Comprehensive Teaching Plan' prepared by each teacher and the Planning Exercise carried out by each department has made the entire teaching-learning process more productive and meaningful for the students. The process is also effectively monitored and appraised at various levels.

For both faculty and student training and research, the college has developed functional linkages with quite a few educational institutions in India, USA and Australia as also with a number of industry houses and chambers of commerce in Mumbai. The college is currently finalising transfer arrangements with two leading Universities in the United Kingdom for advanced transfers for the students. All this has indeed been a commendable feature of the college. Since fall 2000 batch, 23 students from HR benefited from this programmes. During the last two years, 5 teachers including the Principal visited Universities abroad on teaching assignments.

Apart from the government prescribed annual self-appraisal, the college has developed an institutionalised system of teacher evaluation by students which is used by teachers for improving their teaching skills. This evaluation is conducted by the Students Council.

The college follows a combination of continuous and annual examination systems through terminal, project and annual evaluations. To ensure complete secrecy and objective evaluation, a 'coding' system for answer scripts is followed for internal examinations in the college. An 'open book system' of examination is being tried on an experimental basis in one subject. There is a higher weightage for project work in the BMS course which comprises 6 semesters. The overall success rate in the degree courses is 90-97%. 70-80% of the students have secured I class in the final degree examinations during last 2 years. This proportion is 97.5 % for the BMS course last year. University ranks have been secured by HR students.

The peer team is very happy to see that the B.Com. vocational courses are being conducted very effectively. The summer placements arranged with the help of the alumni and parents have greatly helped the students to get good jobs immediately after graduation. The peer team feels that H.R. College is a role-model in implementing the UGC scheme of vocationalisation at the UG level very successfully.

Given the demanding nature of curricular programmes in the college and also the diversified co-curricular activities, the overall student-teacher ratio and also that in most departments (particularly with respect to the number of full-time teachers) appear to be somewhat unfavorable. Creation of more positions of full-time teachers and filling up the 1 vacant teaching position in the BMS Department may be an area of priority.

Citerion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
Attaining excellence in teaching and grooming students for a successful career are the primary concerns for any undergraduate degree college. However, one faculty member of the Department of Commerce is a University-recognised research supervisor and she is currently supervising Ph. D. work of 6 scholars. Under her guidance, 3 scholars have already been awarded Ph. D. degree by the University. A Research Cell headed by her processes applications for registration for Ph. D. programme in commerce.

The college management Board has made provision for a small research grant for teachers and also funds for assignments and travel abroad on academic assignments. Teachers are given study leave as per UGC rules. The college reports that 10% of teachers are actively engaged in research-related activities. Apart from research initiatives for Ph.D. by some teachers at individual level, there is no research project at the Departmental level.

Publications reported, are by a few individual teachers and these are in the nature of text books and study-materials. Since the college has a press and DTP facilities, it should be possible for each Department to produce research-related publications in the form of monographs, research bulletins and also single research papers in a working papers / occasional papers series.

It is advisable for the full-time teachers to apply for the UGC Minor Research Project grant (up to Rs. 50 thousand). Senior teachers with research experience could also apply for the Major Research Project grant from the UGC.

The college may explore the possibility of organising annually, a 6-week course (on self-financing basis) on Research Methodology for college and university teachers in commerce and management.

The college has recently taken some initiative in publishing its expertise for consultancy services. In a city like Mumbai, it may well be possible for the college to secure appropriate assignments from industrial and commercial houses and also trade associations in areas of industrial economics, market survey, advertising, portfolio management, historical documentation of the growth and evolution of particular industry houses etc.

The extension activities undertaken by the college are commendable. The broad areas of such activities include community services and social work, health and hygiene awareness, AIDS awareness, medical camps and blood-donation camps, adult education and literacy, environmental awareness etc. Such extension works are carried out through a small NSS unit with 27 volunteers, Rotaract Club, and the students' council. Extension services for the students include student placement services, Student Advisement, Planning Forum, educational counselling and industry linkages. The college has taken due care to involve every teacher by putting her/him incharge of specific activities.

Consumer awareness and consumer education could well be an area of extension activity by the college. In association with the Consumer Forums in south Mumbai, the Rotaract Club of the college could spread such awareness among the students of the HSNC Board Institutions and also those in the neighborhood areas.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Though the college is located in a metropolitan city like Mumbai where the limits to spreading out arise mainly due to space constraints, it has successfully set up adequate facilities for running its courses effectively. In terms of infrastructure the college wears a new look- techno-savvy, modern, clean and colourful. The thoughtfully created beautiful Art Gallery in the college corridor at the very entrance of the college impresses visitors.

The college has a computer centre, a central library, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, a well equipped conference hall, a seminar room and adequate well furnished class rooms- all designed with a purpose to meet the functional needs of the students and faculty. A guest house constructed by the college's Board of Management is available for the use of the college.

A 40,000 volume-strong college library having adequate number of journals and periodicals has flexible working hours to go well with the needs of the students. It has built a book bank over the years to support 100 students every year. According to the SSR, the college has added 726 books and subscribed to 91 journals in 1999-2000 and 884 books and 93 journals in 2000-2001. The college outlay on library was Rs. 240666.84 and Rs. 368150.93 in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 respectively. These allocations are adequate to meet the needs.

The library has developed computerised systems to perform its operations such as lending of books, purchase of books, stock verification, and bringing out lists of new arrivals. Its full-fledged computerisation has made it extensively user-friendly and administratively convenient. The reprographic and Internet facilities have also been provided in the library. The principal has appointed an advisory committee for the library by adopting a laudable practice of nominating a member from the British Council Library.

The college has a computer centre of its own with 20 computers networked by LAN. Students use this facility not only to do their curricular practical, but also for preparation of presentations. It is inspiring to note that the students have played a crucial role in developing the college website.

Since the computer facility available in the college did not meet fully the requirements of students, the college decided to share the amenities available in one of its sister institutions on the same campus. Moreover, the college has installed 20 more computers at different places such as the conference hall, principal's office, college secretarial office etc. The peer team appreciates the principal's decision to put a computer in the students' council room.

The SSR reports that the college is one of the first in Mumbai to have its own fully equipped air-conditioned gymnasium with attached music facility, showers and lockers. The gymnasium has adopted flexible timings and is run by professional instructors. The peer team is happy to note that the gymnasium has tie-ups with other sports clubs and that the college has involved its alumni in the development of its sports activities. The peer team interacted with the members of the sports council and the coaches and found that the students are very happy with the facilities offered by the college for the promotion of sports. The college has given good results in the intercollegiate and state level competitions.

The college does not have its own health centre. However, informal arrangements have been made to take help from local hospitals for the benefit of class IV employees free of charge.

Though the college has been using the available infrastructure carefully, the possibility of making the entire premises available exclusively for the use of the senior college should be explored. For further development of the college in the direction of autonomy and also introduction of additional courses, more space will be required. However, it was reported by the college management that an additional floor would be constructed in the college building in near future. Additional computers may be provided on the campus to strengthen the existing facility further.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
During its visit the peer team found that the college has methodically developed definite procedures in the field of student support and progression. Students are admitted at the entry point - at the First Year level - with a minimum of 70 percent marks in the qualifying examination. The success rate in all subjects has been more than 90 percent, progression to higher education rate 40 percent and the employment rate 60 percent. During the last 3 years, HR students have secured ranks in the University examinations. However, there is scope for improving results in the competitive examinations such as UGC- CSIR, IAS, GRE etc. by providing special coaching for the same.

The college has a very active placement cell, which provides summer placements to students mainly in the fields of advertising, travel services, hospitality, and entertainment. Many students are helped to join Chartered Accountancy firms. According to the SSR, as many as 191 students were offered placement services during the last academic year. During the year 2002, 13 students secured final placements. The peer team found that the placement cell had organised career counselling sessions every year. It has also drawn in two resourceful parents as parent coordinators to assist the college in placements and career counselling. Summer placements for students of the vocational courses are carefully planned. The peer team was happy to learn that some students are visiting Robert Gordon University, Scotland for summer placements.

The SSR has mentioned names of past students holding responsible positions in the corporate sector. They have been instrumental in building a strong link between the industry and the college. Shri Kumarmangalam Birla-M. D. Aditya Birla Group of Companies, Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Shahani- Principal, H. R. College, Shri Gautam Singhania-M. D. Raymonds, Shri Anil Kamath-Vice President, WOCHARDT, and well known figures from the film industry like Shri Sunil Shetty, Shri Akshaye Khanna, and Shri Karan Johar are some of the distinguished personalities mentioned in the SSR belong to the college alumni. The students, during peer team's interaction with them, expressed satisfaction about the student support services given by the college.

According to the SSR, merit and merit-cum-means scholarships were awarded to 109 students in 1999-2000 and to 135 students in 2000-2001. That means 4.7% students got the benefit in 1999-2000 and 13.5% in the year 2000-2001. This facility should be extended to more deserving students.

The Peer team found that the recreational facilities for indoor games provided to students were sufficient. Since the college does not have a playground of its own, the college has
tie-ups with YMCA Colaba, Bombay Gymkhana and P M Hindu Bath for the usage of their grounds for conducting outdoor games. Students participate in large numbers in the activities of various clubs throughout the year.

The college has adopted a well thought out and comprehensive system of communicating with its students, parents, alumni and other groups, which is essential for supporting the diversified activities on the campus. Information about the college's mission statement, courses offered, admission procedures, examinations, scholarships, free studentships and rules and regulations regarding attendance is communicated to students and parents through the college prospectus, orientation meetings, college calendar etc. The policies and norms for admissions are put on the college web site for the benefit of the prospective students. The college supports foreign students through special services such as single window admission, accommodation-arrangements, induction courses, welfare programmes, police clearance etc.

The students evaluate the performance of teachers in teaching methods, coverage of the syllabus and communication skills used by them through a simple questionnaire. The principal has evolved a system to use this feed back for further improvement. Sensible suggestions received through open forum are implemented. A notable feature of the college is that they have instituted a special prize for the best workable suggestion coming from students.

The college authorities consult its Alumni Association on the working of library, conduct of guest lectures and organisation of workshops and seminars in the college. This is a commendable practice. The college involves parents at various stages of decision-making on academic and administrative policy issues like norms of admissions, development of vocational and management courses, placement policies and other developmental initiatives pertaining to the functioning of the college.

The college may improve upon the questionnaire used for evaluating teachers by incorporating a few more open-ended questions focusing on the teachers' attitude towards students, organisation and presentation of the course, use of reference material, guidance outside the class and depth of preparation for lectures. Enrichment courses may be suitably designed and introduced in the college to help students appearing for competitive examinations.

Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
The college has a well thought out, properly structured and student friendly management system with a very efficient internal monitoring mechanism. The Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board manages this college along with 22 other educational institutions in Mumbai. The Board's strategy is to empower its institutions through its progressive management policies. The management Board has to be complimented for being the first to have largest number of educational institutions in Mumbai, and also to introduce international travel grants and international exchange programmes for the faculty. The college rightly claims that professionalisation of management, empowerment of members, continuous communication and effective feed back systems are the key components of the college administration for effective decision making. Several committees appointed by the college that observe a regular schedule of meetings are actively involved in decision-making.

There is an in-built mechanism to check work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. A committee comprising the Principal, Vice Principals and the Registrar supervise the work of the non-teaching staff. Non-teaching staff submit self-appraisal reports to the Principal annually. Confidential reports are also maintained. Views of students and parents are considered while reviewing the performance of the staff. There is a committee to prepare academic calendar for the college. In-house professional development courses for the teaching and non-teaching staff are organised with the help of outside experts on regular basis. Counselling for staff and their children is provided with the help of experts. In collaboration with some trusts, textbooks are provided to children of the staff free of charge. They also follow a commendable practice of giving awards to staff for their exceptional performance. The NSS holds health awareness programmes for students on regular basis. Separate committees have been appointed to attend to the grievances of the college staff. The college claims that due to its transparent administration and the two-way feedback system the incidents of grievances are limited.

The management may consider introducing some more welfare measures for its employees.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
In the context of working of this institution the following are the healthy practices as observed by the peer team:

Student centered approach in all the activities of the college

Sensitivity in handling the students from the elite section of the society

Cultivation of a pro-active work culture in the institution

Encouragement being given to in-house employees (Mr. Sudhakaran & others) to use their inherent talents to the advantage of the college. (Good work has been done in area of space utilization, furniture making, etc.).

Very good industrial linkage, effectively used in developing vocational courses.

Tie-ups to provide excellent sports facilities and coaching support to students in swimming, water-polo, rugby, etc.

Teaching material centre for production of teaching aids.

MOUs signed with foreign Universities to provide international exposure to faculty and students.

Informal system of teacher evaluation.

Academic audit conducted annually by the faculty in which performance of the students in various examinations of the college is evaluated and compared.

Open forum organized by students' council to look for solutions to problems and issues for improvement of the college.

Excellent communication network within the institution both in the formal and informal mode.

User friendly approach of the administrative department.

Open access system in the Library.

Preparation and distribution of alumni directory

In-house print shop and Scantron testing facility

SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
From the presentation made by the students and the projects exhibited the peer team feels that the college has committed faculty to train the students in their curricular co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Availability of modern teaching aids and by shifting to student centered teaching learning model of teaching creativity is being encouraged among students. Though the faculty is active in participating in student related activities, their greater involvement in research is recommended.

The involvement of parents and alumni of the college who are well placed in business and industry as coordinators of placement and students counselling is an unique feature in this college which is ultimately a boon to the students.

The success of an organization especially an educational institution depends upon decision-making process. The involvement of the faculty and students at various stages of decision-making seems to be the reason for effective overall management in this college. This college will grow further academically if they secure autonomous status. The team recommends grant of autonomy to the college.

The peer team appreciates the leadership and untiring efforts of Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Shahani, the Principal of the college for her visionary role in the development of the college by involving large number of students and the faculty in the process.
The peer team wishes the institution a bright future.

Hygiene for Kitchens campaign gets massive student support

Mumbai: College students in the city couldnt stop gushing about DNAs initiative, Hygiene for Kitchens, which will train canteen staff for free on food safety practices. But, they dont want the campaign to be limited to their canteens alone — they want to take it to the streets.

The campaign will add to the credibility of college canteens. However, there are several fast food joints running around college campuses. They also need to be made aware of hygiene measures, as these are more favoured than the canteens, said several students.An active member of the Rotary Club at HR College, Rahul Batra, echoed several other students saying canteens lose out to fast food stalls thriving outside college campuses.

Food handlers at such places should also be trained to make the eating-out experience hygienic for students.

Misha Ashar of the Xaviers College had just one advice for students: play it safe. They should be told of certain simple, hygiene measures that they can take like when eating out, make sure to opt for healthy food — mostly dishes that are served hot. It will make a bigger difference if students are briefed on how to eat out and how to choose food items.Pankeet Sheth, a first-year MBA student of the Sydenham Institute of Management and Research, put the onus of success of the campaign on canteen contractors. It will be up to the canteen contractors to implement the measures. He stressed on starting with the basics, like keeping fresh food and filtering drinking water.Minnat Doshee, a final-year mass media student from the Jai Hind College, said, If I see a person who is preparing my dish taking measures like wearing hand gloves and hair caps, I will definitely opt for the canteen. It will profit both students and canteen contractors.

Three Xaviers students get super job offers

Mumbai: Three undergraduate students from St Xaviers College in Dhobi Talao have struck gold. They have been made job offers at an unprecedented pay package of Rs10 lakh per annum.It is the first time ever that undergraduate students from the arts, commerce or science stream have been made such an offer by multinational companies. Not many students even from the best B-schools in the city are offered Rs10 lakh per annum as salary.The campus placements have been very good this year. We had some big multinational companies on our campus during the placement season. Most of the students who have received good packages are closely related to the finance background. They are from the undergraduate management course or from BA in economics, Fr Frazer Mascarenhas, principal, St Xaviers College, told.

He added that students from the institute had, so far, never bagged an offer of more than Rs7 lakh per annum.This is the first time that our students have received such amazing packages. We are proud of it, said Mascarenhas. The names of the three students, however, are deliberately not being disclosed. Other students have managed to get offers between Rs7-10 lakh.

This is unheard of only in Mumbai; it is a known trend in Delhi. Undergraduate students do get huge offers. We are trying to set the trend in Mumbai. Also, several events that took place in the college throughout the year have added to its profile. US president Barack Obama visited our college. We also organised a national level economics festival for the first time, said Joseph Sebastian, this years student placement co-ordinator for the South Mumbai institute.Sebastian further said that the autonomous status of the college also appealed the recruiters.The quality of education is set to improve with the autonomy status. We have a wide range of courses, which is why we have managed to attract the recruiters. , Sebastian said.

Several undergraduate colleges are seeing a rising trend in the placement offers made on campus. We see a growth every year. The highest campus placement offer made this year in our college Rs6 lakh. The least amount offered to a student from our college was around Rs3.5 lakh. A CA student from HR College of Commerce and Economics was offered Rs4 lakh, said Sunil Mantri, principal of NM College in Vile Parle.

College starts workshop in personality development

MUMBAI: While most city based colleges have started lectures for their first year degree students, some colleges are giving a twist to regular lectures. At HR college in Churchgate, the college has launched HR Pulse for all its degree college students this year. At a time when students in other colleges are buried in their syllabus, students at HR are getting lessons on personality development.

We decided to do something different this year that is not only interesting but also of use to our students. Our students are now attending classes in confidence building through theatre and dance, speech delivery and overall personality development, said Indu Shahani, principal of HR College. These classes are currently on for second year students and the first year students will undergo similar classes next week. Each week, one batch of students will participate in the sessions. We have received very interesting feed back from all our students, added Shahani.

HR was one of the first colleges to finish their admission process for degree college this year and also one of the first colleges to start regular lectures. We are hoping to continue such session for the future batches as well. Its good to see students absorb new developments so well, said Shahani.

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