Mumbai: Mumbai’s three reputed colleges - K. C. College, H. R. College and Bombay Teachers’ Training College (BTTC) - part of a 70-year old Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board (H(S)NCB), have come together to form Maharashtra’s second cluster University; named as ‘HSNC University’, established under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shikshan Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme, a Central Government-funding agency.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari inaugurated and dedicated this University to the nation in the presence of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Uday Samant, Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Maharashtra was also present.
Koshyari congratulated the H(S)NCB on establishing the new University in challenging times of corona outbreak and hoped that it would boost the morale of students, the education fraternity and provide a new dimension to education.
Thackeray called the new University as a dream project and emphasised that a blend of art and culture with new-age education systems will revolutionise it further. He expressed the hope that University will set a new norm of uninterrupted education that will go on even in challenging times.
Samant advocated the need for a tech-driven University, which will help the students keep pace with the future.
The HSNC University will start the academic year 2020 – 21 for which admissions will begin once the XII Standard results are announced.
The HSNC University aims at ushering in a wave of ‘Education 4.0’ and promoting the thought of ‘Study in India’. It plans to offer interdisciplinary, liberal, choice – based credit system and talent - oriented education approach. Hence, it has advocated for an industry – focused, technology and skill development - driven curriculum that will make undergraduate and post graduate students employment – ready.
Niranjan Hiranandani, a renowned entrepreneur, President of ASSOCHAM and NAREDCO, in his role as a visionary educationist has upheld the new University’s profound approach to an actual credit-based system, in the role of Provost of HSNC University.
He said “HSNC University will offer an environment that fosters competitiveness, creative thinking and innovation which will play a lead role in revamping the system of education from a conventional program to a more dynamic one.”
Photo Caption: (From L to R) Today was the virtual launch of HSNC University, Maharashtra's second cluster university, which is open for admissions for the academic year 2020-21. Anil Harish, Trustee, HSNC Board, Kishu Mansukhani, President, HSNC Board, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Provost Niranjan Hiranandani and Hemlata Bagla, Principal K.C. College, Mumbai.