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Wilson College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Chowpatty
Mumbai (District Mumbai)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400007


Wilson College, Mumbai Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Wilson College, Mumbai Maharashtra was established on / in 1961.


Principal of Wilson College, Mumbai Maharashtra is Dr Shri V.J.Shirwaya.

Wilson 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 Wilson College, Mumbai Maharashtra is 23633088.

email ID(s) is Wilson College Mumbai Maharashtra

Website of Wilson College, Mumbai Maharashtra is http://www.wilsoncollege.edu/.


Contact Details of Wilson College, Mumbai Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-22-23690876, 23637663



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Wilson College, Mumbai Maharashtra runs course(s) in Arts, Science stream(s).


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

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If you were to take a stroll along Mumbais picturesque Chowpatty sea face, you could not miss the impressive Gothic structure that houses Mumbai oldest college popularly known as Wilson College. Founded in 1832 as part of Dr. John Wilsons institute also known as the Ambroli English School, Wilson College precedes the Bombay University (1857) and forms part of its constituent colleges.

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SECTION I : INTRODUCTION
The Wilson College, one of the oldest higher education institutions in the country, was established in 1836 thanks to the visionary efforts of Reverend John Wilson a renowned Scottish Missionary. From a humble beginning of its location as part of an English School in Girgaum, the college moved into its present location in a magnificent campus at Chowpatty, Mumbai in the year 1889 due to the initiative and untiring efforts of Dr. Mackichan, who subsequently became Vice-Chancellor of university of Bombay and held the position for four consecutive terms. The college was thus established prior to the formation of university of Bombay and it got affiliated to the later in 1861. At that juncture, the college was just labelled as a constituent college. The college has registered sustained progress over the period and emerged as one of the reputed multifaculty colleges in Mumbai city. The college attracts students from all over India and some from abroad also. It has the distinction of having produced several very eminent personalities including Shri Morarji Desai, P.V. Kane, D.K. Karve, B.G. Kher, V.K.R.V.Rao, Wadia, C.N.Vakil and Dantwala.

The college is located in the heart of the city of Mumbai facing the Arabian Sea. Today it has a student strength of 1517 UG students, 73 PG students and 310 in self-supporting degree programmes. At present the college offers 20 programmes including UG & PG. There are some part-time scholars working for Ph.D. The institution is a grant-in-aid minority college, and it got U.G.C recognition under 2f and 12B in 1956. The College has a well-qualified teaching staff including 61 permanent teachers, 14 temporary teachers and one part time teacher, and the strength of non-teaching staff being 72. The College has a Central Library in addition to the Departmental libraries, Computer Center attached to Computer Science Department, a good Gymkhana for facilitating sports, hostels, canteen, and Separate Common Rooms for Boys and Girls, among others.

The Wilson College, Mumbai volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and the self-study report was submitted to NAAC on 25th November 2003. A Peer Team consisting of Prof. D. Ramakotaiah, Former Vice-Chancellor, Nagarjuna University, as chairman, Prof. T.L. Shantha, Principal, Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for women, Bangalore, as member and Prof. C. Thangamuthu, Professor of Economics, Bharathidasan university as Member-Coordinator visited the institution on February 3 -5 , 2004.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the Self Study Report submitted by the Institution. During the institutional visit the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities and interacted various constituents of the institutions. The academic, co curricular, extra curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the governing body, Head of the institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution.

Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the NAAC, the Peer Team is presenting its evaluation report giving the assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of the concern in the following pages.

SECTION II : CRITERIONWISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The College has a wide-range of programme options at the undergraduate level. The B.A. programme includes majors in Economics, Sociology, History, Political Science, Philosophy, English, Marathi and Sanskrit. The B.Sc. is offered in the following seven major branches: Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Mathematics and Computer Science. The course structure and syllabus content are as prescribed by the affiliating University of Bombay. It follows a pyramidal pattern, starting from a broad base of three major subjects in the first two years of B.A. programme and then specialisation in the third year in any one of the three majors offered in the first two years. At the B.Sc. level, the pyramid is relatively more steep. In the first year, a student can opt for any three majors, followed by any two of those three majors in the second year and specialisation in any one of those two majors in the third year. Besides these, the UG programme consists of Foundation Courses, Applied Components and Language Studies. The College deserves commendation for providing flexibility in the choice of subject combinations, given the pattern prescribed by University. In addition to the above conventional UG programmes, it is quite appreciable that the college has gone in for career-oriented programmes in Management Studies (B.M.S.), and Mass Media (B.M.M.) during the last four or five years. These two and B.Sc. (Computer Science) programmes are offered on self-supporting basis.

At the PG level, the following three M.Sc. programmes are offered: Chemistry (by papers as well as research), Microbiology (by papers) and Zoology (by papers as well as research). The PG programmes are essentially the University-programmes, under which pattern, the students are assigned to the college for practicals and research, while the Theory Courses are organised by the University on an inter-collegiate basis. Among the PG programmes run at the college over the period, it is noted that M.Sc. Bio-chemistry initially offered with the support of UGC had to be discontinued for want of fiscal support from the State Government. This is quite unfortunate. The college would do well by reviving the programme on self supporting basis, in view of the infra-structure developed with the UGC support. Some of the UG departments have the necessary potentials for offering PG programmes in their respective disciplines.

The college may also consider offering PG programmes in the emerging areas such as IT/Computer Applications, Bio-technology, Management Studies, Insurance and Finance. The possibilities of converting some of the conventional programmes into applied thrust areas (for instance, M.Sc. Zoology into M.Sc. Animal Biotechnology) could also be explored.

In the process of syllabus making, some of the faculty members are involved through their membership in the Boards of Studies / Syllabus Committees.

The goals of the college include emphasis on moral uprightness, spiritual orientation, social consciousness and intellectual training. Towards realising the above, the college may bestow better emphasis on value education, issues of social concern especially environmental education, Yoga training etc. as additional inputs besides the university prescribed curriculum.

The college had the facility / recognition for offering Ph.D. programmes in History, Zoology, Chemistry and few other subjects during the past. But over the period, as and when the qualified research guides retired, these facilities remained dormant or suspended. At present, there are a few part-time candidates registered for Ph.D. in the Departments of Zoology, History and Sanskrit. The M.Sc. by research offered in Chemistry and Microbiology provides some scope for continuity of fulltime research culture.

Given the physical space constraint and other constraints of affiliating system, the college may consider offering several short-term certificate / diploma programmes (in the label of the college itself) in the emerging areas of career relevance especially in the Service Sector. The time schedule could be made more flexible with a view to optimise the use of the space on the campus. The faculty expertise could be supplemented with the professionals in the respective areas. In a city like Mumbai, the potentials for such avenues should be plenty.

Criterion II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The teaching-learning process is found to be fairly efficiently carried on as evident from the high percentage of pass in the university examinations in most of the programmes. Besides the class-room teaching, the field-trips, student seminars / assignments, group dynamics (especially in B.M.S.) are used to promote effectiveness in methods of teaching / learning. The use of audio-visuals and e-learning techniques could be made more frequent. While the advanced learners could be encouraged to do some projects / term papers and also peer teaching, the college may organise remedial programme for the weaker ones more systematically. At present, the weaker students are given some attention in an informal way.

The college deserves special commendations for evolving an innovative method called 'Co-operative Education Programme (CEP) under which a select group of 40 to 50 students in the second year UG is given some intensive training in personality development plus field-placement in industries to get the exposure and gain some hand-on experience. This runs to about six weeks during vacation period. The CEP is appreciated and has been well received among the students. Efforts may be pursued to expand the student coverage of CEP and also integrate the same with the respective disciplines. For monitoring the conduct of teaching schedule and other academic activities, there is a system of Professor-incharge at the class level. This is something akin to tutorial system. The students acknowledged during the interaction that there exists a good rapport between the students and the faculty that teachers are quite helpful even outside the class hours.

The teachers are recruited through open advertisement. There is a considerable in-breeding in the teacher composition. This could be understandable in a minority college such as this and also of the perception that the alumni-turned teachers would better fit into the ethos of the institution; efforts be made to attract teachers from a wider spectra; this would go a long way in sustaining the reputation of the college earned over the period.

The evaluation is conducted partly by the college and partly by the university. The first two-year courses are examined at the college level while the third year courses alone are evaluated through university examinations. This practice may facilitate decentralization and lessen the exam burden of the university. This may also be academically sound as the course teacher is given the freedom to examine his/her candidates. But the lacuna seems to be that performance in two thirds of the courses (first two years of the UG programme) goes unrecorded in the over-all grade/mark sheet and the same is also not taken into account for over-all classification. It may be better that some procedure is evolved by the concerned authorities in order to remedy the situation.

The College-level examinations including the class-tests, terminal examinations are conducted systematically by the college. There is fairly a good correspondence between the college-level and the University examinations. In some of the Departments such as Chemistry and Management Studies, a very rigorous coaching is ensured by conduct of fortnightly class test. The students could be exposed to more of exercise-oriented, problem solving and objective-type questions at the class/college level examinations. The university authorities may consider the possibility of infusing better transparency in the conduct of examinations by the college by adopting practices such as returning of the valued answer sheets to the concerned students and also providing an opportunity for the students to get convinced of the correctness of valuation.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The research profile of the institution seems to have had a chequered history in some of the disciplines in the past. The present conditions point out the scope as well as potentials for improvement. As mentioned earlier, the Ph.D. programme offered at various points in time had to be kept in abeyance or terminated as and when the distinguished faculty retired. As of now, there are promising talents among the faculty. About one third of the faculty are Ph.D.s and many of them have publications to their credit, but mostly as part of or off-shoot of their Ph.D. works. Publication of books and a few journal articles are evident in some of the Departments (Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, History, Chemistry and Physics). It is quite understandable that given the tight schedule of teaching and for want of full-time Ph.D. scholars to work with, it would be difficult for the faculty to sustain their pace of publications. However visibility and the brand-equity of this historic institution could be better sustained through standard publications by the faculty. There are two minor projects carried out in Hindi and Sanskrit Departments. The College may encourage and also support the faculty with some seed money for preparing and submitting project proposals to the funding agencies. None of the P.G. Departments could qualify for the P.G. Development Grant of UGC under the X plan. The College may give adequate attention to remedy this situation.

The consultancy record is yet to make a beginning. It is heartening to note that one of the Departments (Microbiology) has made some earnest, though moderate, attempt in linking up with an industry for availing some project grant. The efforts deserve appreciation. The faculty members may have to explore the possibility of making use of their expertise in consultancy activities. This could also be facilitated through liaisoning with some of the distinguished alumni well placed in industries.

The extension activities are carried on through various student club activities and NSS. One of the notable clubs is the Nature Club whose reputation in sensitising the students on the need for conservation of Nature through its annual exhibition, tree planting, field visits etc. seems to be impressive. The NSS Unit has been revived just recently with about 50 volunteers. (It is learnt that the NSS was suspended for some reason some time back). The hostel students also undertake some extension activities in helping the poor street children.

There is a lot of scope for involving the students in discipline-related extension activities by the various Departments. Some initiatives (such as teaching the school teachers on preparation of science exhibit by Chemistry Dept.) have been made in this direction which need to be strengthened and diversified. While exposing the students to the ground realities of the society, it will also strengthen their comprehension of learning. Greater emphasis on community oriented activities may be particularly relevant to this campus which is attracting students mostly from middle/higher middle class sections. Sensitiation of these students to the social concerns may be quite necessary.

Criterion IV : Infra-structure and Learning Resources
The College located in a total area of about 5.5 acres in the heart of metropolitan city of Mumbai has an impressive infra-structure especially in its main block of heritage building with an imposing architecture just on the seashore. This declared heritage structure consists of an aesthetically designed auditorium, spacious class rooms and other academic/administrative constituents. While admiring the architectural marvel of the structure, one cannot help soon realising some of the inherent bottlenecks in having an educational institution in a heritage structure. As articulated by the management and faculty, they cannot alter/improve any part of the structure even by way of upkeep and maintenance without the explicit approval of the competent authority. Hence to think of any vertical expansion is simply ruled out. The Junior College also shares the accommodation and the same Principal is in charge of that as well. There is an apparent cramped atmosphere. The Departments of Computer Science and Management Studies are run in one of the hostel premises. The efforts of the college in making the best use of the available space depending upon their changing requirements have resulted in an inevitable appearance of a not a neatly/logically planned campus layout. The location of Hindi, Marathi and Economics Departments in the corridors of the gallery of the auditorium, though mars the atmosphere, cannot be possibly helped because of the acute space constraint. The heritage authorities may evolve some exceptional norms to suit the special campus needs of this higher educational institution, perhaps striking a balance between preserving the heritage and the structural requirements of a college campus. Currently, because of strict enforcement of heritage regulations, even the upkeep and maintenance are constrained.

Among other infra-structural strengths, mention must be made of the three magnificent hostels quite adjacent to campus catering to over 300 students residents (an unique advantage to a college in a city like Mumbai); a good library with a rich collection of over 80,000 volumes, some of them of rare historic value; a gymkhana with all sports facilities which is another enviable possession of the college (the college is strong in boxing event); a spacious residency for the Principal in the college complex and also staff quarters for the non-teaching staff near the campus; separate common rooms for boys and girls and a canteen.

There is a good culture of cherishing the historical tradition pervading all-through the campus. The faculty members and the alumni are legitimately proud in tracing the long and chequered history of their Departments, and their former illustrious faculty. Old instruments are still working and meticulously maintained (some of them put to demonstrative rather than experimental use). This is quite appreciable. But the college may do well by improving the infra-structure particularly in providing/strengthening computer/internet facilities to all the Departments. Now only Science Departments have been recently provided with one computer each. It is appreciable that in the hostels also computers with internet access have been provided.

The library would require a facelift including computerising its various services and also Internet facility. The computerisation of catalogue has been just started. The book bank facility could be expanded by augmenting book-bank, through, say, books donated by the outgoing students and retiring teachers. The Departmental libraries, though moderately stocked with mostly books donated by the outgoing teachers/students, are useful. The reference timing of the Library could be extended further particularly for the benefit of closely located hostel residents and others. The paucity of the library staff could be mitigated by introducing 'earn while learn' scheme for the deserving students.

Criterion V - Students Support and Progression
The college has shown consistently good results in most of the programmes. There are a number of scholarships available to the students such as Merit Scholarship and Students Mutual Aid Fund. Students organises Annual Bazaar day festival, proceeds of which are used to help the needy students. It is called Students Mutual Aid Fund. The prospectus is published annually, which gives information about the course details and facilities available.

Co-operative Education Programme which gives six weeks on-job-training helps the students develop practical skills and knowledge. This is an unique feature of the college. This facility could be extended to many more students. The college admits some visually challenged students and provides all the facilities. This work is commendable.

Staff members of few departments informally help students to find employment. There is no formal placement cell; however some of the departments like Microbiology, Chemistry, B.M.S., B.M.M. and members of alumni association are helping the students get employment

The college has appointed a professional Counsellor. The students are given information about this facility and are asked to meet the counsellors on their own and take guidance from them. Counselling work is commendable. Apart from this facility each teacher is assigned with 30 students who will talk to the students and counsel them and give them academic guidance.

There is an Alumni Association which has been revived recently. It needs to be structured and strengthened. Some of the Alumni Association members occupy prominent positions whose good offices could be channelised for betterment of the college.

There are a number of clubs, which give opportunities for students to express their creative talents and develop leadership skills. The Nature Club of the college organises exhibition every year through which, the Wilson College outreaches to the schools and colleges in the neighbourhood and also the community around. The club is also involved in tree plantation, water conservation and annual camps.

The students are encouraged to participate in cultural activities conducted by various clubs like Fine Art Circle, Rainbow, (sponsored by students from North Eastern states) and Kshitij etc.

Criterion VI - Organization and Management
The college is managed by John Wilson Educational Society which has a Board of Management. The WES is running several other educational institutions including some reputed schools. The close co-ordination between the principal, the treasurer, vice-principal of senior / junior colleges, the college staff council and the local management committee ensures smooth functioning of the college.

The staff council fosters the academic atmosphere and is proactive in working for the development of the college and welfare of the staff and students. The Local Management Committee, a statutory body, assists the principal in all matters pertaining to campus administration.

The college has the practice of honoring the academic achievers (top rankers) at the beginning of the academic year, with a view to inspire and motivate the current students.

The Board of Management has two members from staff council of whom, one member shall be a woman preferably. The college has an inbuilt mechanism for ensuring transparent and participatory management and also organizes workshops to motivate the teaching and non-teaching staff members.

There is a mechanism to monitor the efficiency of the non-teaching staff members. Every member has to fill in a self-appraisal form and also undergoes programmes to acquire professional skills especially in communication and computer applications. Non-teaching staff members are encouraged to attend professional development programme.

The Principal along with the vice-principal and treasurer do the overall evaluation of their efficiency. The academic calendar of the college is prepared by the members of different committees and the calendar is strictly adhered to.

The accounts of the college are audited by internal as well as government auditors.

There are a number of welfare programmes available to children of non-teaching staff like scholarships, medical aid, etc. There is a grievance redressal cell for students, teaching and non-teaching staff. The students having grievances may approach the professor-in-charge. Many teachers do informal personal counselling. Non-teaching staff approach the college Registrar. Teaching staff approach the respective Heads of the Departments. The college may also evolve a mechanism of a small grievance cell consisting of senior academics and one or two non-teaching staff as a form structure.

Criterion VII - Healthy Practices
Administration is decentralized by constituting various committees.

To improve the quality of teaching and to acquire new skills, the college conducts workshops and deputes the faculty for FDP programmes.

Self-assessment of all the staff of the college at the end of the academic year is conducted.

Assessment of teachers performance by the students through a structured questionnaire and the responses got analysed by the teachers themselves.

Frequent interaction of the faculty with the parents.

Co-operative education programme which gives six weeks on-job-training and helps the students develop practical skills and knowledge.

Nature Club, which aims to sensitize the students on various environmental concerns.

Whenever there is a delay in the payment of salaries by the government to the employees of the college, management comes forward to advance the salary.

Special facilities provided to visually challenged students to execute their education successfully.

Annual Bazaar Day is an annual feature of the college. The proceeds of this go to Students Mutual Aid Fund to help the needy students.

The college has arranged for free lunch for the visually challenged students with a patronage of a benevolent alumnus.

A general healthy tendency among the college community to cherish the long history of the institution and perpetuate the tradition

OVERALL ANALYSIS :
The Peer Team records its appreciation of some of the commendable features of the Wilson College as indicated below:

Wide-ranging program options at the UG level with scope for flexibility / variety in the choice by the students.

Career-oriented UG programmes in Management Studies, Mass Media and Computer Science on self-supporting basis.

Exposure of Students to industry-experience through an innovative six week programme called Co-0perative Education Programme.

A commitment and dedication on the part of the faculty to continue the mantle of historic legacy with a sense of legitimate pride.

A prestigious sports infra-structure in the form of a Gymkhana located in a vantage point.

A good conducive residential atmosphere provided by three hostels (two for boys and one for girls), with participatory management by the students.

A rich collection of rare books of historical significance in the library.

Opportunities for student participation in decision making being members of various bodies and clubs.

A good blending of discipline and freedom for the learners to ensure character building.

Special concern for and support to the visually challenged students.

Students organizing Annual Bazaar proceeds of which are used for helping the poor students; hostel residents also undertake some welfare activities for the street children.

Introduction of student evaluation of teachers.

Counseling to the students provided by a professional counsellor.

Computer and Internet facilities provided at the hostels also.

Generation and judicious management of resources leading to building up a corpus fund.

Keeping in view the future plans for development of the institution, the Peer Team would suggest the following to the institution to consider:

The college may plan for autonomous status which may provide adequate freedom and flexibility for effecting curricular innovations.

Keeping in mind the latest trends and societal needs, the college may explore the possibility of starting courses like M.B.A. M.C.A, Bio-technology, Hotel Management on self-supporting basis.

The M.Sc. in Bio-chemistry may be got revived.

Some of the ongoing conventional programmes may be re-styled to offer programmes in the emerging thrust areas.

The counselling cell may be strengthened.

Access to computers, Internet facilities be extended to all the departments, including the Arts faculty.

Career guidance and placement cell be systematized and be made more effective.

Research culture among the faculty be continuously nurtured and the faculty members be motivated to apply for minor / major research projects, and also keep pace of publishing research papers in professional journals.

Given the space constraint and also lack of freedom to restructure or improve the main college complex which has been declared as a heritage structure, the college may explore the possibility of vertical expansion in adjacent location for planning their future programmes.

The extension services can be planned discipline specific and community oriented services may be strengthened further.

Peer Team is convinced that the college has the necessary potentials to maintain and improve upon its academic goodwill and brand equity nurtured over the last 170 years of long history. In the emerging context of globalization and liberalisation, the college may have to break new grounds to face new challenges keep succeeding.

C. Thangamuthu, Chairman

T.L. Shantha, Member

D. Ramakotaiah, Member

Dr. V.J.Sirwaiya
Principal

Offline FYJC admissions begin today

Mumbai: For students still seeking junior college admission, the nightmare is far from over. On Friday, colleges will open their doors for offline admissions. While students have over 1,03,690 seats to chose from colleges in Mumbai, Thane Raigad and Panvel, top city colleges have very few seats left.Following instructions of the state education department, colleges will conduct offline admissions on the basis of the students merit and original mark sheets until Saturday. The merit list for offline admissions will be put up by individual colleges by August 16. College principals are surprised that even students who have scored around 90% have applied for offline admissions.

We have received applications from students scoring nearly 90%, said Kirti Narain, principal of Jai Hind College.

Sneha Mishra from Grant Road had scored 76.5% in her SSC exams, but she is yet to get a seat in any college for science. I wanted admission in an average college. My preferences were colleges such as Wilson College, but still I have not got through, she said.The state education department attributed the problem to the students themselves. Officials said in most cases, the students had not listed their preferences properly and so were left seatless.
Though there are more than 50,000 junior college seats vacant in the city, the 5,191 students who have not yet secured a seat are not very excited.

Reason: Most top colleges in the city are full.

Sathaye College at Vile Parle, one of the most sought-after colleges for science, has only 20 seats left for aided science stream. While DG Ruparel College at Matunga has barely any seats left, St Xaviers at Dhobi Talao has only 18 seats left for aided minority section. While Ramnarain Ruia College at Matunga has only eight science seats in aided section, it has 69 vacant seats in the unaided section.

Students might face difficulty in getting admission to science courses, as colleges have very few seats left. They also face competition from CBSE and IGCSE students, who are also seeking offline admissions. That will drive the cut-off high, said a senior education official.

Lack of centralised online admissions hassles students

As the June 7 deadline for submission of University of Mumbais degree college admission forms approaches, students are having a hard time making multiple trips to several colleges. Arjun Roy, 17, has applied to seven colleges. After I got my ISC marksheet, I had to visit Mithibai College in Vile Parle as well as south Mumbai colleges such as Wilson College and KC College on the same day, said Roy, a Malad resident.

The obvious question on students minds is why the university does not offer the option of centralised online admissions. University of Delhi has introduced online admissions this year along with the paper form option. On Monday, the first day of admissions in Delhi university 18,000 students registered online while 7,500 submitted application forms online.

In Mumbai, at least four colleges affiliated to Mumbai university have an online admission process in place. Most others still follow the old method of accepting manually-filled forms.

A mass media aspirant, Sanjana Ramsay, 17, spent over two hours standing in a queue to obtain and submit her admission form to RD National College, Bandra. She was glad that the other two colleges she applied to had an online application process which she could complete sitting at home on a computer.

St. Xaviers College, Dhobi Talao, an autonomous college, adopted the online admission process in 2009, much to the convenience of its staff and students. In its initial year, there were minor technical glitches. However, since 2010, the procedure is strictly online. We started our online admission process in collaboration with NoPaperForms. Students are spared the inconvenience of making multiple trips to the college and makes work simpler for the staff as well, said Frazer Mascarenhas, principal, St. Xaviers College.

On the other hand, St. Andrews College, Bandra, which had an online application process in 2011, has discontinued it this year. Since students were not familiar with filling online forms, they tended to make more mistakes. Our staff had a hard time rectifying errors made by students, said the college principal Marie Fernandes.

Summary: Wilson College, Mumbai Maharashtra website, mobile, contact address and approval / recognition details.