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THE MUMBAI ADMISSIONS GUIDE 2011

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A list of all that you need on admissions day

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We answer some common doubts about admissions and careers

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COLLEGE DIRECTORY RA PODAR SCHOOL OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS LN Napoo Road, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400019. 022-24141964 www.rapodar.ac.in

KIRTI COLLEGE Kashinath Dhuru Road, Veer Sawarkar Marg,Dadar (W), Mumbai-400028. ■ 022-24302372 ■ www.kirticollege.org

RUIA COLLEGE KL Nappo Road, Matunga, Mumbai -400019. ■ 022-24143098 ■ www.ruiacollege.edu

MULUND COLLEGE OF COMMERCE

Mumbai - 400 022 ■ 022-24072729 ■ www.siesedu.net

Thane. ■ 0251-2231295 / 93/ 94 ■ www.birlacollege.org

KELKAR EDUCATION TRUST'S VINAYAK GANESH VAZE COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Mulund (East), Mumbai - 400081. ■ 022-21631421/ 21631423 ■ www.vazecollege.net

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Shrishti, Mira Road (E), Thane. ■ 022-28453344 / 28459930 ■ www.royalcollegemiraroad.com

GURU NANAK KHALSA COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE

Sarojini Nadiu Road, Mulund West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400080 ■ 022-25640718 ■ mccmulund.net

Opp. Don Bosco School, King's Circle, Matunga, Mumbai - 400019 ■ 022-24096234 ■ www.gnkhalsa.edu.in

BIRLA COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE

SIES COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE

Birla College Road, Kalyan 421304 Dist.

SOUTH MUMBAI HR COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS 123, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-400020. ■ 022-22876115 / 22042195 ■ www.hrcollege.edu

JAI HIND COLLEGE OF COMMERCE ‘A’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020. ■ 022-2614 1149/ 26130608 ■ www.jaihindcollege.com

ELPHINSTONE COLLEGE 156, MG Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032. ■ 022-22843797/ 22844060 ■ www.elphinstonecollege.ac.in

WESTERN SUBURBS RD NATIONAL COLLEGE AND WA SCIENCE COLLEGE Linking Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050. ■ 022-26041777/26483544 ■ www.rdnational.edu

MMK COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS T.P.S. III, 32nd Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050. ■ 022-26488587 ■ www.mmkcollege.org

CHETANA’S HAZARIMAL SOMANI COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS AND SMT KUSUMTAI CHAUDHARI COLLEGE OF ARTS. Survey# 341, Government Colony, Bandra (E), Mumbai.- 400051. ■ 022-26422750/26518584 / 26422750 ■ http://chetanadegreecollege.com

NARSEE MONJEE COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS

RAMNIRANJAN JHUNJHUNWALA COLLEGE Opp. Railway Station, Ghatkopar(W), Mumbai - 400 086 ■ 022-25152731 / 25151763 ■ www.rjcollege.edu.in

RIZVI EDUCATION SOCIETY`S COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Gafar Khan Estate, Opp. Kurla Bus Depot, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Marg, Kurla (West), Mumbai 400 070 ■ 022-26050624 / 26044196 / 26041972 ■ www.rizvicollege.com

NES RATNAM COLLEGE NES Complex, National High School Marg, Bhandup, Mumbai - 400078. ■ 022-25951381/ 25954464 ■ www.ratnamcollege.org

Jain Society, Sion (W),

KC COLLEGE 124, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400 020 ■ 022-2285 5726 / 22020132 ■ www.kccollege.org.in

SYDENHAM COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS ‘B’ Road, Churchgate Reclamation, Mumbai - 400 020 ■ 022-22042897 ■ www.sydenham.edu

WILSON COLLEGE

Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400034. ■ 022-23513874/ 24980874 ■ www.llim.edu

SOPHIA COLLEGE Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai 400026. ■ 022-23512642 / 23523304 ■ www.sophiacollegemumbai.com

ST XAVIER’S COLLEGE 5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai-400001. ■ 022-22620661/ 662/ 665 ■ www.xaviers.edu

SNDT WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY

Chowpatty, Mumbai - 400 007 ■ 022-23690876 / 23637663 ■ www.wilsoncollege.edu

BHAVANS COLLEGE Chowpatty, Mumbai - 400 007. ■ 022-28723731 / 28721875/ 28781188 ■ patkarvardecollege.edu.in/

LALA LAJPATRAI COLLEGE

400056. ■ 022-26143157/26146681/ 26112460 ■ www.nmcollege.in

MITHIBAI COLLEGE Bhaktivedant Marg, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai - 400 056. ■ 022-26184354/ 55/ 26136083 / 85 / 86 ■ www.mithibai.svkm.ac.in

SATHAYE COLLEGE Dixit Road, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai - 400057. ■ 022-26141149/ 26130608 ■ www.sathayecollege.com

Nathibai Thavkersey Road, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, 400020. ■ 022-22031879/ 2159/ 2328 / 2025 ■ http://sndt.digitaluniversity.ac/

KPB HINDUJA COLLEGE 315, New Charni Rd, Mumbai -400004 ■ 022-23889408 ■ www.hindujacollege.com

LS RAHEJA COLLEGE Juhu Road, Santa Cruz (West), Mumbai – 400054. ■ 022-26609320 ■ www.lsraheja.org

THAKUR COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Thakur Village,Kandivli (E), Mumbai-400101. ■ 022-28870627/ 28462565 ■ http://tcsc.org.in/

HINDUSTAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

BHAVANS COLLEGE ANDHERI Munshi Nagar, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400058. ■ 022-26256451 / 52 ■ www.bhavans.ac.in

RIZVI COLLEGE Rizvi Complex, Off. Carter Road, Sherly Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai - 400050. ■ 022-26480348 ■ www.rizvicollege.com

Juhu Scheme, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai -

Sai Leela Bldg., 2nd Floor, S. V. Road, Borivli (West), Mumbai - 400092. ■ 022-28621371/28621372 ■ www.hitmindia.com

DG RUPAREL COLLEGE Matunga (West), Mumbai - 400 016. ■ 022-24303733 /3081/ 24361139 ■ www.ruparel.edu

ST ANDREW`S COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE

EASTERN SUBURBS & NAVI MUMBAI VIVEKANAND EDUCATION SOCIETY'S COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE

1st Floor, Trust Office, Sindhi Society, Chembur, Mumbai - 400 071. ■ 022-25227460/25237088 ■ www.vesasc.com

ATOMIC ENERGY JUNIOR COLLEGE Anushaktinagar, Mumbai, , Maharashtra - 400094 ■ 022-25581789 ■ www.aees.gov.in

KJ SOMAIYA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND COMMERCE Vidyanagar, Vidyavihar, Mumbai - 400077. ■ 022-25105113 ■ www.somaiya.edu

SIES COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathy Vidyapuram, Plot No.1-C, Sector V, Nerul, Navi Mumbai - 400706. ■ 022-27708371/27708378 ■ www.siesascn.net

VIVEKANAND EDUCATION SOCIETY'S COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Sindhi Society, Chembur, Mumbai 400071. ■ 022-25227470/25277791/ 25284132 | ■ www.vesasc.com

ICL'S MOTILAL JHUNJHUNWALA ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE COLLEGE Plot No.53, Sector-9-A, Amlendu Roye Marg,Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400 703 ■ 022-27663061 ■ www.iclesmjcollege.in

NG ACHARYA AND DK MARATHE COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Near Subhash Nagar, N.G.Acharya Marg, Chembur, Mumbai - 400 071. ■ 022-25218797/ 25210962 ■ www.arth-manthan.com

St. Dominic Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050. ■ 022-26428684/26401657 ■ http://standrewscollege.ac.in

TOLANI COLLEGE OF COMMERCE Share-e-Punjab Society, Plot No.151, Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai - 400093 ■ 022-28214824/28347074 ■ www.tolani.edu

PATKAR VARDE COLLEGE SV Road, Goregoan (W), Mumbai -400062. ■ 022-28723731/28721875 ■ http://patkarvardecollege.edu.in

VIVEK COLLEGE Siddharth Nagar Vivek College, Goregaon (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400062. ■ 022-28744058 ■ www.vivekcollege.ac.in

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A million choices – that’s what faces you as you stand at the threshold of the paths that will eventually lead you to your careers. Deep-sea diver or engineer? Gynaecologist or master chef? The possibilities are endless as are the institutes and courses that can help you realise your dreams. That’s where the Campus Calling magazine comes into play. We’d like to think it will be a comprehensive guide for you, the students. Keeping that in mind, we’ve tried to pack in everything you need to know about courses, colleges, institutes, studying abroad and careers. We’ve even squeezed in details such as the best hangouts on college campuses, the best food you can get on campus and who the best people are to know in the canteen. Want to know if there are restaurants around your college of choice? You’ve got it! Does the common room have an air-conditioner? You’ll get the answer in here. We understand that you might face an information overload at times, which is why we think this handbook will be useful. You can carry it in your rucksack, handbag or even back pocket and refer to it whenever you want. Yes, we know you’ve got your BBs and the Internet at the tip of your fingers, but with HT’s Campus Calling magazine, we guarantee you, you won’t face any recharging problems. Also, you don’t need a search engine. We hope the magazine will answer most, if not all, of your college queries and sees you through your admission anxieties. Good luck for the academic year 20011-20012!

EDITORIAL Lina Choudhury-Mahajan Pooja Biraia Pankti Mehta Sharanya Misra Sharma ART DIRECTOR Saji K Thomas

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Confused?

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Admissions

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A helpful table of the options after Class 10 and how to choose a stream that’s best suited to you.

Calendar

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To help you keep track of all the major events in a college student’s life, from Malhar to the holidays, we put together an events calendar from June 2011 to May 2012. Start planning!

Placements

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Find out about which colleges have interested your dream company, and what the highest pay package was for some reputable city colleges.

Study abroad

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A step-by-step guide for those who plan to apply to universities overseas, explaining the process from start to finish.

FAQs

DESIGN Surajit Patro Ramesh Palan

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A comprehensive listing of the best colleges in Mumbai in each stream: science, commerce, arts and BMM. Read about what makes each college stand apart, courses and facilities that each provides and some other interesting features.

A handy manual to help you remember crucial details when you apply to colleges, from what documents you need to carry to information about the online admissions procedure.

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Campus Calling gives you the answers to some common queries that students like you have raised, about admissions and careers.

COVER PHOTO Puneet Chandok PHOTOGRAPHY HT photographers For more information log on to

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Tear out this page, which contains the telephone numbers, addresses and website links for prominent city colleges, listed zone-wise.

BM RUIA GIRLS' COLLEGE 11, Krishna Kunj, Vachha Gandhi Road, Gamdevi, Mumbai - 400007. ■ 022-23808130/23811887 ■ www.bmrgirlscollege.com

Top colleges

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(A large part of the content for HT’s Campus Calling magazine has been provided by YoungBuzz)

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WHAT AFTER CLASS 10?

From course to career — what your options are

INTEGRATED FIVE-YEAR DEGREE COURSES

TAKE YOUR PICK

HSC: ARTS, SCIENCE, COMMERCE, VOCATIONAL AND MINIMUM COMPETENCY VOCATIONAL COURSES (MCVC)

Integrated degree course in fine arts, pre-degree course in performing arts, fine arts (not available in Mumbai), etc.

ARTS: History, economics, political science, psychology, etc. COMMERCE: Economics, organisation of commerce, accountancy, etc. SCIENCE: Physics, chemistry, maths, biology, geology, statistics, etc. VOCATIONAL: Banking, food technology, computer science, etc. MCVC: Electrical domestic appliances, travel and tourism etc.

VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE COURSES

To specialise right after your Class 10, you can take professional courses in horticulture, animal science and dairying, electrical domestic appliances, food technology, computer science, animation, graphic design, gemology etc.

DIPLOMAS IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGYRELATED FIELDS Engineering in automobile, chemical, civil, computer, electronics and telecommunication, industrial engineering, instrumentation, mechanical, metallurgy, mining, printing, textile, etc.

VARIOUS OTHER TRADE DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATE COURSES

Careers in apparel manufacturing, food and beverages service, furniture technology and interior design, computer hardware, pottery and ceramic technology, veterinary pharmacy and many more options.

ITI AND OTHER TECHNICAL DIPLOMAS Certificate and diploma courses available for a career in the following sectors: mechanic, fitter, turner, secretarial practice, welder, computer hardware maintenance, knitting technician plumber, leather goods maker, etc.

JOBS AND COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS To kickstart careers in the army (soldier), Indian navy (sailor), air force (airman), merchant navy (sailor). Take the clerical and typist exam of the MPSC, stenographer’s exam of the MPSC, clerk's grade of SSC (government of India), etc.

FAQs which you’ll never work alone. One second of a 35-mm film can consist of 24 frames, but lots of people work on it. Animators work as a team along with series animators, layout artists, graphic designers and the like. Basically, the work consists of making drawings and working under a supervising animator, who usually gives out the short scenes. Animation scenes are denoted by the number of feet, so you're responsible for a certain amount of footage. Four to eight feet of film will take you about a week to complete. An animator typically works for 10 hours a day, and often 6 days a week, but at times you may need to work on weekends and work late nights too. You may even have to forgo a vacation if an important project is at hand. For a bright career in animation, you need: ■ A good hand at sketching ■ Strong imagination, visualisation, and illustration skills. ■ Good ideas and the ability to communicate them. ■ Those who are artistic, creative and innovative stand a better chance of shining in the field. ■ Also, mastering the basics of scriptwriting, stop-motion photography, digital visual communications and image editing would be a definite plus. You can join a diploma course after Class 10 or a degree course after Class 12. However, if you are talented, you can pursue training under a professional and your academic qualification need not be considered. I am not sure what I want to take up but I want to do something different. Can you name some unusual career profiles, which I can consider as my options? Yes, we’ll suggest ones that pay well and seem like more of a hobby than work. If you like animals, you can consider dog training or setting up a pet shelter or a pet-grooming business. However, proper techniques to run the above businesses require training and practice. Successful entrepreneurs invest time and money to excel in these fields. If you are not afraid of water then you may consider scuba diving as a career option. The various job opportunities as a scuba diver include working at an aquarium, underwater photography, police diving, search and rescue diving, underwater welding, underwater archaeology, marine biology, etc.

Management is not right for everyone. Those who like to shoulder responsibility, enjoy working with people, are able to deal with uncertainty and are good at making decisions in spite of time constraints and other restrictions can be good managers. However, management can be frustrating under pressure and is often involves a high-stress job description, demanding a lot of hard work.

If you have a flair for imitation and have a radio-friendly voice, try becoming a voiceover artist. Voice acting, the art of providing voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television programs, animated short films and video games) and radio and audio dramas and comedy, is a lucrative option too. You can also do voice-overs for radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. If you have a spiritual bent of mind, try becoming an angel therapist. Angel therapy is a non-denominational spiritual healing method that involves working with a person's guardian angels and archangels to heal and harmonise every aspect of his or her life.

Do I need to do hotel management or are there any bartender courses available? Bartending is an interesting profession in which the skills and knowledge required change constantly. A bartender tends to the bar. One should have excellent knowledge about the different types of drinks that can be mixed and served. A minimum of Class 10 study is required for this job. A bartender may own the bar or may be an employee. Some pubs and bars want experienced staff, although chains tend to accept inexperienced staff after in-house training sessions. You can earn a salary from R7000 (including service charge and tips). Institutes such as IIBT offer various diploma and certificate courses. Choose one that suits you. Source: http://www.iibtindia.com/faqs.html

You can also try to become a hypnotherapist. A hypnotherapist often differs from other therapists because he or she focuses on the role of subconscious behaviours and influences on the client's life. How do I decide whether a career in management is appropriate for me or not? To decide whether a career in management is right for you, you have to weigh the pros and cons. You have to decide what’s best for you and not what matters to someone else. If the returns, authority and value are important to you, you may want to consider a career in management. However, if you don't like being legally or financially responsible for the actions of yours and others, management may be a bad choice. There will be some things about management that appeal to you and others that don't. You have to weigh all these factors and decide.

Management is not for everyone

It can be frustrating and a lot of hard work if you aren’t right for the job.

I’m an arts graduate and wish to follow a career in software. Is that possible? If you have had mathematics as one of your subjects at the 10+2 level or graduation, you can pursue an MCA (Masters of computer applications) or a Masters in information technology and then secure a job in a software development firm. However, IGNOU (www.ignou.ac.in) offers you the chance to do an MCA even if you haven’t studied maths at the 10+2 level. The only condition is that you are required to complete a CS-60 (a module in computer science courses) in the first semester of the MCA programme. The second route would be to complete DOEACC ‘A’ and ‘B’ level courses after your graduation. A third route would be to pursue an MBA (with a specialisation in systems or IT); or pursue an MCM course (Masters of computer management) or a post-graduate diploma in computer applications). Article courtesy: YoungBuzz

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions MCT

I have taken physics, chemistry, maths, biology in Class 12 and I wish to pursue a career in pharmacy. I would like to learn about the future of this field in India and abroad. ith India being a signatory to General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the Indian pharmaceutical industry is going global. In order to meet international demands, many new branches of pharmacy have come up. These include pro-drug delivery, pharmacogenomics, entrepreneurship development, clinical pharmacology, chronopharmacokinetics, etc. You can combine pharmaceutical and legal education to pursue professions such as a patent law or consultant on pharmaceutical and drug laws.

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What is the route to a career in the legal field? If I take this path, what should I specialise in? I am confused. The most obvious option for a career in law is to do a degree in law. After 10+2 in any stream, you can pursue your BA LLB or BSc LLB or you can pursue LLB directly after your graduation. The field of law has various specialisations■ Civil lawyers deal with civil damage, compensation for damage, breach of contract, insurance claims and other such civil matters. ■ Criminal lawyers deal with serious offences such as murder, theft, arson, rape, abduction, etc. ■ Corporate lawyers specialise in matters such as violation of laws like company laws, patent laws, income-tax law, agency laws, consumer protection laws etc ■ Property lawyers deal with cases involving properties, mainly real estates, disputes on real estates, transfer of property, property tax, leasing of property, rental laws etc.

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

Because India has signed this treaty, its drug sector is going global. Thus, several new career fields have opened up that were not available earlier.

■ Securities lawyers inspire the trust and confidence of domestic and international investors and enable India's capital markets to expand successfully. ■ Income tax lawyers deal in matters of taxation - wealth tax, capital gain, tax, gift tax, excise duties, etc. ■ International lawyers specialise in human rights, trade and commerce, citizenship, criminal acts, etc. ■ Intellectual property or copyright or patent lawyers deal with intellectual property laws, patent acts, copyrights and all other related matters. ■ Information technology lawyers deal with cyber crimes- crimes related to the violation of privacy on the internet. ■ You could also study mediation and negotiation law, environmental law, women’s law, human rights law and labour law. Once you graduate in law, you will have to take up a Masters to specialise in any field of your interest. Another option is to do a company secretary course. A company secretary

(CS) is a legal advisor to the company. To become a company secretary, you can follow any one of the noted below career pathways:10+2 in any stream with a foundation course in CS, or an intermediate examination in CS or final examination in CS, or 10+2 in any stream with graduation in any subject and an intermediate examination in CS or a final examination in CS, or 10+2 in any stream and a foundation course in CS with graduation in any subject or an intermediate examination in CS or a final examination in CS. I am fascinated by cartoon films and the way they are made. I want to become an animator myself. How is it to work as an animator and what are the basic requirements to pursue a career in animation? As an animator, you’ll learn something new every day. It’s the one field in

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FIND THE BEST FIT

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hoosing the right stream after Class 10 is of utmost importance as it strengthens your fundamentals for later specialisation. You need to find a career that suits your personality, matches your interest and is in sync with your aptitude. To identify the most appropriate field, we suggest you do a self-assessment test or visit a career guidance workshop. Once you know what you like to do, work backwards and you’ll easily know which field to pick. Make a list of what you like, what you don't like and how you tend to react to certain situations. Be honest with yourself and you will begin to have a good idea of the type of stream and subsequent careers that may or may not work for you. The more you understand yourself, the easier it is to make the right choices – it's an interesting and enjoyable journey. ARTS STREAM Are you good at communication, written and spoken? Do you have good research and analytical skills? Do you possess enough patience and perseverance? If yes, consider studying a subject in the arts stream. This stream also offers a wide range of opportunities for those who possess a streak of creativity. A student must have certain personality traits, in order to be able to enjoy studying subjects in the arts stream. For instance, he or she must be social, must like to communicate, must have an inquisitive and analytical bent of mind and must have an interest in reading about subjects such as psychology, social environment, etc. Some of the subjects included in this stream may also require you to delve into research on ancient civilisations and other history. Subjects like English literature, psychology, economics, foreign languages and history form a part of the arts stream and are popular among students. Depending upon your interest and the subjects you study, you can consider taking up careers as varied as an anthropologist, archaeologist, geographer, psychologist, linguist, curator, historian, sociologist, population scientist, librarian or teacher.

Understand yourself

List the things you like and don’t like and make a note of how you react to different situations.

SCIENCE STREAM If you are committed to rigour and hard work, the science stream offers you a range of options. You must have strong analytical skills, objectivity and creativity of thought, and you must be willing to put in long hours of studies, in order to succeed in this stream. Essentially, to pursue a career in the sciences, you must have a liking for related subjects and all that the field deals with. For many science subjects, you will need mathematical skills and understand the theory behind the fundamentals. You would also be required to learn logical reasoning as it will help you understand various concepts and theories better and will also be of help as you proceed with a career in this field. The subjects one can study in this field are mainly physics, chemistry, maths, biology, geology, statistics, economics etc. Take up PCM (physics, chemistry, mathematics) if you want to pursue engineering after Class 12. But if you want to pursue a technology -related course including biotechnology and nanotechnology, or a BTech course or medicine, then you would need to add biology to the PCM combination. Having chosen the science stream, you can choose to become an astrophysicist, microbiologist, geologist, chemist or biochemist, mathematician, materials scientist, statistician, physicist and oceanographer, agricultural scientist, botanist, food technologist, zoologist, biotechnologist, nanotechnologist or environmental scientist. COMMERCE STREAM If you are good with numbers, and interested in business and finance, the commerce stream could very well be your route to a lucrative

career. To succeed in the financial sector, a relevant degree will help you climb up the hierarchy faster. However, it’s not only a degree that can propel you forward. You need to be street smart, have good networking skills and be hard working. The subjects in the commerce stream include economics, organisation of commerce, book-keeping and accountancy, secretarial practice, mathematics and statistics, etc. If you wish to pursue management in the future, opt for mathematics over secretarial practice (SP). Right from a chartered accountant, chartered financial analyst and cost and work accountant to an economist, banker, stockbroker and foreign exchange dealer, there are a host of careers from which one can choose. Besides arts, science and commerce, here are some more options after Class 10. There are a host of vocational guidance courses such as horticulture, animal science and dairying, electrical domestic appliances, food technology, etc which can be taken up directly after Class 10. The same goes for MCVC (minimum competency vocational course) courses such as accounting and auditing, marketing and salesmanship, travel and tourism etc. A diploma in engineering and technology in fields such as automobile, chemical, civil, computer, electronics, electronics and communication etc can also be pursued. There is also an ocean of trade diplomas and certificate courses available in the market. Get a mentor to guide you. Besides, there are a number of other fields such as apparel manufacturing and design, food and beverages, diploma in furniture technology and interior design, diploma in computer hardware engineering, diploma in pottery and ceramic technology, diploma in veterinary pharmacy, dairy farming and animal husbandry, certificate course in hotel management, etc. Article courtesy: YoungBuzz

STUDY ABROAD

A step-by-step guide to studying overseas THINKSTOCK

Pooja Biraia

pooja.biraia@ hindustantimes.com

STEP 1: COUNTRY SELECTION Select your country based on factors such as the cost of living, employment opportunities with regard to your programme of choice, racism, tuition fees, weather and eligibility to work part-time.

STEP 2: COURSE SELECTION Select the programme you wish to study based on your interest and past studies. Most universities offer a variety of subject combinations for undergraduate students, so look up on the websites of universities and check the subjects and modules you will be studying.

STEP 3: SHORTLIST UNIVERSITIES After you have selected the course you want to pursue, shortlist the universities that are known for the course you want to study, and also note the documents required for application.

STEP 4: REGISTER FOR EXAMS STEP 6:

To study abroad you will need to appear for international entrance exams. These include the SAT if you want to go for undergraduate studies and GMAT or GRE for graduate studies. English language exams such as IELTS and TOEFL will also have to be taken. Each country may have different requirements.

STEP 5: DOCUMENT CHECKLIST You will be asked to submit a statement of purpose, recommendation letters, school and college transcripts, financial documents, mark sheets, test scores and certificates. Though these are the general requirements, look up the website to see if there are any additional requirements by the universities you choose to apply to. Make sure to get these ready well in advance and send the application before deadline.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION

Before you depart, you need to convince the visa authorities that you have enough money in your bank to pay for your expenses in a foreign country. Make sure to get the financial documents, including bank loans etc, in place before your visa interview.

Visa matters

Be prepared with answers to the most common questions. Don’t lie and don’t be nervous.

STEP 7:

RECEIVING OFFER LETTER

You either receive a conditional or an unconditional offer letter. If conditional, you wait for a final offer letter by the university. After you get the offer letter, start preparing for accommodation, either in campus or off-campus.

STEP 8:

VISA COUNSELLING

Be prepared with your documentation (you can approach a student visa counsellor for help), and with your answers to the

most common questions asked at visa interviews. Don’t lie and don’t be nervous.

STEP 9:

GET IN TOUCH

Through Facebook and other social networking sites find out which students from India are going to the same university or even the same country as yours, and try and meet them before you fly out.

STEP 10:

FLY

After almost a year of preparation, you are ready for a life-changing educational experience! Remember to carry copies of your passport in your hand luggage. Also carry telephone numbers of all contacts, mobile phone, charger, enough money and some spare clothes in your baggage. Bon Voyage! 2011 CAMPUS CALLING 31

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APPLYING MADE EASY

Your guide to college admissions 2011

BMM

St Xavier’s College

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ust like its arts courses, the BMM course at this college has acquired a good name. The course is designed to provide students with a firm grounding in communication skills. Eligibility requires a candidate to have completed their HSC from any stream with at least 50%. Through the year, many inter and intra-college festivals are held to give students exposure to the media on an level. The college also has wellequipped centre for visually impaired students.

WHERE:

5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai 400 001. Tel: 022 - 22620661 / 22620662 / 22620665 Nearest Railway Station: CST The nearest station on the western railway line is Marine Lines.

COURSES Bachelors of mass media

LIBRARY: The Xavier’s College library is known for stocking journals and books not otherwise easily available to students. Once you are sure which field you want to pursue, the next step involves choosing the right college. But don’t simply zero in on a college based on your marks or your best friend’s choice. Follow these steps:

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CHECK THE OPTIONAL SUBJECTS OFFERED BY THE COLLEGE.

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MAKE A NOTE OF THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND TIME INVOLVED IN TRAVELLING.

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ALSO LOOK FOR COLLEGES THAT SUPPORT EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TO DEVELOP YOUR OVERALL PERSONALITY.

o not limit yourself to a pre-set list of colleges. Keep your options open and find out more about colleges, from current or ex-students. Make a list of at least five potential colleges before admissions begin. Also try and visit these colleges to get a feel of what the academic environment is like and if your personality will fit in with the college culture. Going to the college campus may not be possible, but make sure to visit the college website for a sense of the facilities, associations and extra-curricular activities available. Bear in mind that you’ll be spending the next few years of your life at this place and conduct research accordingly. New SSC admission policy for junior college: The SSC board and Maharashtra government have said in early May that the ‘Best Five’ policy will apply for junior college admissions. Accordingly, instead of calculating a student’s percentage in all six subjects at the SSC, calculation will be done for the five subjects in which the student has scored the highest marks.

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NOTE THE PROFESSIONAL COURSES OFFERED BY THE COLLEGE AFTER CLASS 12. THIS MAY BE HELPFUL LATER.

IF THE MARKS YOU SCORED DO NOT MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, CONSIDER OTHER OPTIONS.

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR ADMISSION (Excerpts from the website http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/)

C. SPECIAL RESERVATION :

A. OPEN CATEGORY ■ Marksheet of Class 10 (SSC) or equivalent examination. ■ School Leaving Certificate.

1. ARTS AND CULTURE : ■ Passing certificate examination of music/dance conducted by the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.

B. CONSTITUTIONAL (SOCIAL) RESERVATION: ■ Caste certificate issued by a competent authority.

Certificate related to acting in the Bal Natya competition conducted by the directorate of art and culture. ■

2. SPORTS: ■ Students should possess any one of the following certificates (obtained only while studying in after Class 8) a. Certificate showing that the student has secured first or second rank at the district / state/national level. The certificate should be awarded by the district Continued on page 10

CLUBS: There are many active clubs

and cells in Xavier’s, specially for music and dramatics that organise various intra-college festivals. Many film festivals are also held.

WOODS: This is a peaceful

and quiet space behind the canteen where students can get together for discussions or to relax between classes.

E-mail: admin@xaviers.edu Url: www.xaviers.edu

Kishinchand Chellaram College

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ishinchand Chellaram College (KCC), Mumbai, is touted to be the best college in Mumbai for BMM. It was the first college to introduce the BMM course which continues to be renowned. The minimum eligibility to apply to the college is an HSC with 50% marks. KC College’s annual BMM festivalBlietzkrieg is held annually and is attended by filmmakers and media experts. Students showcase their documentaries during the film festival. KC College faculty includes various experienced professionals from the media industry including well known journalists and filmmakers.

VISITING FACULTY: Many media professionals teach relevant papers of the BMM course here.

CERTIFICATE COURSES: The

college offers special certificate courses to in video editing, videography and photography.

NEW COURSE:Plans

WHERE:

124, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400 020 Tel: 022 - 22855726 / 22020132 Nearest Railway Station: Churchgate

COURSES

E-mail: kccollege@rediffmail.com Url: www.kccollege.org.in

Bachelors of mass media

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Jai Hind College

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he college accepts a minimum of 60 students each semester for its BMM course. It also makes one project and a four-week internship mandatory. The eligibility is an HSC from any stream with 50%, . The college has a recently formed partnered with Bournemouth University in UK for a media twinning programme.

E-mail: contactus@ jaihindcollege.com Url: www.jaihindcollege.com

AUDIO-VISUAL CENTRE: Some

classes of BMM are held in a wellequipped audiovisual centre.

COURSES Bachelors in mass media

WHERE: ‘A’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020. Tel: 022 - 22041095 / 0256

Nearest Railway Station: Churchgate

CLASSROOM:

The BMM classroom is air conditioned.

FACULTY:

Experts from the field of advertising and journalism conduct guest lectures.

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he BMM course offered in RD National College is demanding and designed to help students lay equal emphasis on academics and extra-curricular activities. The college also focuses on practical project work, assignments and internships. The campus has special infrastructure for BMM students such as an auditorium and a computer lab.

Bachelors in mass media

WHERE: Linking Road, Bandra (W) Mumbai - 400 050. Tel: 022 - 26483544. Nearest Railway Station: Bandra

STUDENT COUNCIL:

The student council organises various intra as well as inter- college festivals through the academic year.

SPORTS: The Gymkhana Committee

organises several sports events. The campus has a floodlit court for basketball, throwball and volleyball matches. There is also a badminton court.

CONFERENCE ROOM: With the latest

multimedia facilities, this room is used for lectures and workshops.

E-mail: rdnational@vsnl.com Url: www.rdnational.edu

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BMM

Sophia College

Students will get an acknowledgement of their online application forms via SMS on the mobile numbers that have been indicated in their online application forms. Students can also view the receipts of their online application forms on the website.

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sports officer or the zonal sports deputy director. b. Certificate showing that the student has won medal(s) at the zonal level or that the student has participated in the national/state level competitions organised by the Indian Schools Games Association or Indian Games Authority. The certificate should be awarded by the district sports officer or the zonal sports deputy director. c. Certificate showing that the student has won medal(s) at the state level or certificate showing that the student has participated in the national/state level competitions organised by associations which have been recognised by the Indian Olympic Association or Maharashtra Olympic Association. The certificate should be awarded by the district sports officer or the zonal sports deputy director. 3. CHILDREN OF TRANSFERRED STATE/CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYEES: Two certificates one showing transfer of the employee on or after October 1 of the previous year, and the other one being the joining

certificate. The student seeking admission must not have passed the Class 10 examination from MMR. (Mumbai Metropolitan Region) 4. CHILDREN OF SERVICEMEN AND EX-SERVICE MEN: (I) For servicemen: certificate issued by the district Sainik Board. (II)For Ex-servicemen: service certificate and a copy of the identity card. 5. CHILDREN OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS: Students who are dependent on a freedom fighter and nominated by the freedom fighter must submit a certificate issued by the district collector to that effect.

ONLINE ADMISSION PROCESS (Excerpts from the government of Maharashtra website http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/ ) Admissions to arts, science, commerce and other streams can now be done online. This will save travelling time for most students and parents, and will make the entire process easy and smooth. However, admissions to technical schools will not be done online. Also, admissions to courses such as MCVC (minimum competency vocational courses), home science and management and for minority and in-house quotas shall be done by principals of the respective junior colleges. ■

Admissions to technical schools will not be online. Students must approach the school principals directly. If the information filled in the application form is found to be incorrect or false, then the admission of that particular student will stand cancelled.

6. CHILDREN RECOVERING FROM ACCIDENTS: Students who have met with a serious accident must submit a certificate from an appropriate medical authority.

Nearest Railway Station: Grant Road Station

Bachelors in mass media

FACULTY: Sophia’s

committed faculty gives personal attention to all its students.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The

E-mail: info@sophiacollegemumbai.com Url: www.sophiacollegemumbai.com

college offers many scholarships to meritorious students. AUDITORIUM: The Sophia Bhabha Hall is a large auditorium where many events and lectures are held.

Sophia College pg 27 Jai Hind College pg 28 RD National College pg 28 St Xavier’s College pg 29

Admissions for students who have got ATKT in their exams will begin only after the online admission process is over.

Kishanchand Chellaram College pg 29

If a student whose name appears in the admissions list of a particular junior college fails to finish the admission procedures in that college by or before the admission date, his or her name shall be deleted and he or she will be out of the online admission process. ■

7. HANDICAPPED: A certificate showing at least 40 % disability, issued by a civil surgeon or by a medical officer of any government or municipal hospital, should be submitted. Students who suffer from any form of learning disability, must produce a certificate stating that from a competent authority.

Mumbai 400026. Tel: 022 - 23512642 / 23523304

Students will need to fill out just one application form to apply to one or two streams of their choice. If a student has applied to two streams, he or she need not mention the colleges of his or her choice in any particular order, but he or she must select at least one junior college in each stream.

WHERE: Bhulabhai Desai Road,

sion of that particular student will stand cancelled. Students who have passed an equivalent examination of Class 10 through boards. other than SSC board (CBSE, ICSE, IB etc) must submit their online application forms

he college introduced BMM in 20032004 as an all-girls intensive course incorporating guest lectures, field trips and seminars in addition to its regular syllabus. The eligibility is the same as for other colleges — candidates have to pass their HSC exam with 50%.

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Students are advised to fill the online application form carefully (especially with regard to the order of preference of stream and the different reservation claims). ■

If information filled in the application form is found to be incorrect or false, admis■

through their respective schools, who will approve their relevant documents. Students of SSC board who apply for online admissions through the open category (those who will be applying purely on merit and not be availing of any reservation or concession) can submit their online admission form through their respective schools or from any other place where internet and printing facilities may be available. ■

Sophia College gives all its students the space and time to hone their talents.

DIVYA DAS, SYBA SOPHIA COLLEGE

Students must take a printout of the application forms submitted online. ■

Students will get an acknowledgement of their online application forms via SMS on the mobile numbers they indicate in the form. Students can also view the receipt of the application forms they submit online, on the website. ■

Article courtesy: YoungBuzz

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What to carry on the day of admissions 1

Attested copies of the original mark sheet, school-leaving and passing certificate, residential proof and identity proof, provisional eligibility certificate from the state board, deed of undertaking as well as the originals and documentary evidence regarding special category status approved by the state government (if applicable).

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Brochure and filled application form is a must.

A guide of bus routes and train timetable to avoid unnecessary delays.

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Basic stationery such as pen, pencil, glue, scale, stapler.

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Substantial number of recent passport-size photographs.

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Go with recommendations from teachers, samples of your work if possible and co-curricular certificates.

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Enough money for the forms, water and refreshments. Since the monsoon would have begun, don’t forget to carry an umbrella or raincoat.

Ramnarain Ruia College

A QUESTION ABOUT CO-CURRICULAR CERTIFICATES

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his is a college where your performance in extra-curriculars is taken as seriously as your performance in academics. Ruia College, established in 1937, is well known for its arts faculty and in 2006 it won the Best College Award given by Mumbai University. Given an ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, the college has more than 30 associations for extra-curricular activities.

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have a lot of extracurricular certificates from the activities and events that I participated in at the school level. Should I attach copies of these certificates when submitting my application or admission forms to different colleges? It’s always best to carry attested copies of these certificates with you. However, remember that colleges get thousands of application forms during admission time and may not have the time to go through each candidate’s co-curricular certificates. Therefore, attach these certificates only if they have been asked for, or if you think they are strong enough to consolidate your application, such as national-level medals. In most cases, junior college admissions do not require proof of extra-curricular activities. In certain degree college programmes, however, application points are allotted for strong co-curriculars. This will be mentioned on the application form, in which case you must attach attested copies. If you are applying for a course that conducts a personal interview, make sure to carry your CV and certificates and mention any exceptional talent you may possess. Keep in mind that you definitely need to attach proof of your cocurricular activities when applying to universities abroad. Universities abroad are very specific about what kind of proof they require, so stick to those guidelines and parameters.

WHERE: L Nappo Road, Matunga

Brahmanwada, Mumbai- 400019 Tel: 022 24143098 Nearest Railway Station: Matunga Central Station

DG Ruparel College

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he college, which has completed more than fifty years, is well known for its spacious and green campus, and also enjoys a good reputation in academics, sports, the performing arts and other extra-curricular activities. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has given the college a grade ‘A’. The college has been successfully running the Brihanmumbai Centre for Talent Search, which helps students from schools and colleges prepare for competitive examinations, for more than twenty five years.

COURSES Junior college arts BA Bachelor of mass media Bachelor in management studies

E-mail: admin@xaviers.edu Url: www.xaviers.edu

FOYER: This is a place

COURSES Junior college arts BA Bachelor of mass media Bachelor in library and information

E-mail: ruiacs@vsnl.com Url: www.ruiacollege.edu

COURSES Junior college arts BA Bachelor in management studies Minimum competency vocational course

E-mail: info@ruparel.edu Url: www.ruparel.edu

WHERE: SB Road, Matunga (West)

outside the college canteen, but students call it the ‘foyer’. Students come to relax on the bright yellow chairs there.

Mumbai-400 016 Tel: 22- 24361139

Nearest Railway Station: Matunga Road Station (western railway)

SPRAWLING CAMPUS:

CHINESE COUNTER:

The food from this counter of the canteen is a hot favourite among students. ANNA: The popular canteen manager who takes care of everything and everyone in the canteen.

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ARTS MUMBAI’S TOP COLLEGES

St Xavier’s College pg 24 Ramnarain Ruia College pg 25 DG Ruparel College pg 25 Jai Hind College pg 26 Kishanchand Chellaram College pg 26

You feel special when you walk through the beautiful arches of Xavier’s College. That’s a universal feeling. Everyone is proud to belong here.

St Xavier’s College

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t Xavier’s College is widely regarded as one of the best colleges in the country, especially for the arts stream. The college, named after St Francis Xavier, a 16th century Jesuit saint, was recently declared autonomous and was given an A+ grade by the National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC). The college is well-known for its glamorous inter-college festival ‘Malhar’, an extravaganza that has garnered a following across India.

AMANDA D’SOUZA, FYJC ARTS

WHERE: 5 Mahanagarpalika Marg,

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DG Ruparel College

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DG Ruparel College pg 14

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he college has been given an ‘A’ grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) and is well known for its science faculty. Admissions in this stream are very competitive. The college offers science at the junior and degree college levels and has completed more than 50 years of providing quality education. The first list cut- off for FYJC students in the science stream last year, was 95.45%. The college also offers MSc with specialisations in chemistry (organic, inorganic physical), physics (electronics), botany (fungii) zoology (marine zoology).

COURSES

WHERE: Matunga (west),

E-mail: info@ruparel.edu Url: www.ruparel.edu

Mumbai - 400016. Tel: 022 - 24361139

Nearest railway station: Matunga Road (WR)

Junior college (general and vocational) BSc in IT BSc in computer science MCVC

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ON CAMPUS: The college has a very active botany and zoology department, with a botanical garden surrounding the college.

SPORTS: The college

has representative teams for kabbadi, basketball, badminton and boxing up to the national level. Recently, rifle shooting facilities have been introduced. FESTIVAL: The annual college festival ‘Kshitij’ is usually held in December.

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Kishinchand Chellaram College

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ishinchand Chellaram College (KC), Mumbai, was established by the Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board in June 1954. The institution was given an 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. The college has the KM Kundnani lecture series wherein guest lecturers or eminent personalities such as Shashi Tharoor and Boman Irani are invited.

Ramnarain Ruia College pg 16

Junior college BCom in accountancy Accounting and finance Banking and insurance Financial markets Bachelor of management studies

WHERE: 124, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020 Tel: 022 - 22855726 / 22020132 Nearest Railway Station: Churchgate Station

St Xavier’s College pg 16 SIES College pg 17

Each department has its own inter or intra-collegiate festival. The inter-college festivals, such as BMM’s Blitzkrieg, see about 45 colleges participating every year.

Sathaye College pg 17 KJ Somaiya College pg 17

Jai Hind College

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ai Hind started as an arts and science college. The commerce department was started in 1980 and the Bachelor of management studies in 2003. It has been given an ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

Ruia’s student body is very diverse. There is a lot to learn from everyone.

WHERE: Admissions Office, ‘A’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400 020 Tel: 022 - 22041095 / 0256 Nearest Railway Station: Churchgate Station

ISHANI SULE, FYJC, RUIA COLLEGE

There is an air-conditioned auditorium with a seating capacity for 600 people. Students can play sports in the sports room and the parquet

COURSES Junior college commerce BCom, BMS Bachelor in banking and insurance

indoor badminton court. The college canteen serves Indian and Chinese food. Adjacent to the college is HR College, with its famous canteen Chinese-wala.

NM College of Commerce and Economics

E-mail: kccollege@rediffmail.com Url: www.kccollege.org.in

COURSES

Junior college commerce Minimum competency vocational course BCom Bachelor in management studies ICWA and CA

E-mail: contactus@jaihindcollege.com Url: www.jaihindcollege.com

The college has an active entrepreneurship network that organises business plan competitions and talks by prominent personalities. An indoor gymkhana is open to all.

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M College Of Commerce and Economics was established in 1964 by Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM). AC Nielsen ORG Marg, a research company, has ranked NM College as one of the top colleges for commerce in Mumbai.

WHERE: Juhu Scheme,Vile Parle (West), Mumbai 400056 Tel: 22 2614 3157 / 2614 6681 / 2611 2460 Nearest Railway Station: Vile Parle

E-mail: info@nmcollege.in Url: http://www.nmims. edu/Commerce/

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95.4 95.0 91.8 %

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COURSES

Junior College (general & vocational) BSc BSc in biochemistry

E-mail: ruiacs@vsnl.com Url: www.ruiacollege.edu

BSc biotechnology BSc computer science Diploma in analytical chemistry for nonchemistry students Diploma in food science and quality control

Ramnarain Ruia College

he Ramnarain Ruia College of arts and science located at Matunga was established in June 1937. In 2007, it was given an ‘A’ grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). Ruia College won the best college award given by the Mumbai university in the year 2006. It has also won a trophy in the youth festival organised by

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Mumbai university three consecutive times. The college is well known for its science faculty and lately, it has introduced newer courses, such as a BSc in bio-analytical sciences, BSc in biochemistry, BSc in biotechnology and BSc in herbal science. At the postgraduate level, the college offers an MSc and a PhD in various science subjects.

The science faculty has UG and PG laboratories for all subjects and these are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

Advanced diploma in food science and quality control

WHERE: L Nappo

Certificate in bioinformatics (online)

Tel: 022 - 24143098

Certificate in environmental science

Road, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 019 Nearest Railway Station: Matunga Central railway station

St Xavier's College

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COURSES

Xavier's College, named after St Francis Xavier, offers excellent options for the science stream. It offers science at the junior, degree and postgraduate levels and it is also one of the few colleges that offers a PhD in science. In 2007, the college was given an ‘A+’ grade by NAAC ((National Assessment and Accreditation Council). The UGC has awarded St Xavier's the College with a Potential for Excellence award in 2006. Comedian Cyrus Broacha, tabla player Zakir Hussain and Slumdog Millionaire’s Frieda Pinto have studied here.

Junior college BSc BSc in information technology

WHERE: 5, Mahapalika Marg,

Mumbai 400 001. Tel: 022 - 22620661 / 22620662 / 22620665. Nearest Railway Station: CST

St Xavier's was declared autonomous in 2010. It can formulate its own syllabus. It has introduced a special honours

programme, wherein students can take up independent projects to earn extra credits. The college has an interest-

ing course in forensic science. It also has various departments and organisations apart from the regular academic

ones, such as the department of inter-religious studies, the Indian music group, the Social Service League, etc.

E-mail: admin@xavier's.edu Url: www.xavier's.edu

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HR College of Commerce and Economics

MUMBAI’S TOP COLLEGES

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stablished in June 1960, HR College of Commerce and Economics occupies pride of place on Mumbai's academic map. It is accredited with an ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The college also offers a student exchange programme in partnership with New York University’s Stern School of Business, City University, New Jersey and UC Berkeley, wherein students go abroad for a short summer programme. Bollywood director Karan Johar studied at this college.

WHERE: 123, Dinshaw Wachha Road,

HR College of Commerce pg 20

Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020. Tel: 022 - 22876115

Nearest Railway Station: Churchgate Station

SCIENCE

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COURSES Junior college Commerce BCom Bachelor in management studies Bachelor in accounting and finance Bachelor in banking and insurance BCom (financial markets)

94.0 90.1 95.4 %

SIES COLLEGE The college has wellequipped computer labs with internet and wi-fi connectivity. There is also an air-conditioned gymnasium for all college students.

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SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce

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his college was inaugurated on the June 20, 1960 and in february 2010, it was given an ‘A’ grade by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) on December 15, 2010. Mumbai university awarded the best college award to SIES in the year 2009-10. Masters courses are offered in science subjects such as physics, microbiology, biochemistry, computer science etc.

E-mail: info@hrcollege.edu Url: www.hrcollege.edu

DG Ruparel College pg 22

COURSES Junior college (general and bio-focal courses electronics and computer science) BSc BSc in information technology

WHERE: Jain Society, Sion (west),

RA Podar College pg 22

Mumbai - 400 022 Tel: 022 - 24072729 Nearest Railway Station: Sion station

Jai Hind College pg 23

The college has special facilities for the visually challenged. Last year, it organised the inter-collegiate chess tournament

KC College pg 23 NM College pg 23

for visually challenged students. ‘Visions’ is the college cultural festival which takes place every year and witnesses par-

Sathaye College

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hilanthropist Shri Baburao Paranjpe and others established the ‘Parle College’ on June 20, 1959. It has been given an ‘A’ grade by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). It offers junior and degree college courses in arts, science and commerce.

Our college has recently revamped the gymkhana, which now has a tabletennis table, and carrom and chess boards.

ticipation by students from various colleges in the city. The Rotaract Club of SIES college carries out various interest-

COURSES Junior college BSc BSc in information technology MCVC

ing activities, like in 2009, the club gave a break to the college maids by doing their work for a day.

KJ Somaiya College of Science and Commerce

WHERE: Dixit Road,

Vile Parle (E), Mumbai - 400057 Tel: 022 - 2614 1149 / 2613 0608 Nearest Railway Station: Vile Parle station

SARAYU RAJGOPALAN, SYBCOM, PODAR COLLEGE

E-mail: SathayeCollege@ gmail.com Url: http://sathaye college.com

K The college campus, has a botanical garden and a butterfly garden with several species of butterflies. The annual festival, Byte IT, is an inter-collegiate festival dedicated to IT-related events.

J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce was founded in 1960. The college has been given an ‘A’ grade by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). In 50 years, it has grown into a large educational complex catering to diverse fields of education such as humanities, engineering, etc.

WHERE: VidyaNagar, Vidyvihar,

Mumbai - 400 077 Tel: 022 - 21025919 Nearest Railway Station: Vile Parle station

E-mail: siesascs@siesascs. net Url: www.siesascs.net

COURSES Junior college BSc BSc in information technology BSc in biotechnology Certificate and diploma in remote sensing technology and geographic information systems Proposed academic program: BSc (computer science)

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HR College of Commerce and Economics

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stablished in June 1960, HR College of Commerce and Economics occupies pride of place on Mumbai's academic map. It is accredited with an ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The college also offers a student exchange programme in partnership with New York University’s Stern School of Business, City University, New Jersey and UC Berkeley, wherein students go abroad for a short summer programme. Bollywood director Karan Johar studied at this college.

WHERE: 123, Dinshaw Wachha Road,

HR College of Commerce pg 20

Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020. Tel: 022 - 22876115

Nearest Railway Station: Churchgate Station

SCIENCE

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COURSES Junior college Commerce BCom Bachelor in management studies Bachelor in accounting and finance Bachelor in banking and insurance BCom (financial markets)

94.0 90.1 95.4 %

SIES COLLEGE The college has wellequipped computer labs with internet and wi-fi connectivity. There is also an air-conditioned gymnasium for all college students.

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his college was inaugurated on the June 20, 1960 and in february 2010, it was given an ‘A’ grade by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) on December 15, 2010. Mumbai university awarded the best college award to SIES in the year 2009-10. Masters courses are offered in science subjects such as physics, microbiology, biochemistry, computer science etc.

E-mail: info@hrcollege.edu Url: www.hrcollege.edu

DG Ruparel College pg 22

COURSES Junior college (general and bio-focal courses electronics and computer science) BSc BSc in information technology

WHERE: Jain Society, Sion (west),

RA Podar College pg 22

Mumbai - 400 022 Tel: 022 - 24072729 Nearest Railway Station: Sion station

Jai Hind College pg 23

The college has special facilities for the visually challenged. Last year, it organised the inter-collegiate chess tournament

KC College pg 23 NM College pg 23

for visually challenged students. ‘Visions’ is the college cultural festival which takes place every year and witnesses par-

Sathaye College

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hilanthropist Shri Baburao Paranjpe and others established the ‘Parle College’ on June 20, 1959. It has been given an ‘A’ grade by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). It offers junior and degree college courses in arts, science and commerce.

Our college has recently revamped the gymkhana, which now has a tabletennis table, and carrom and chess boards.

ticipation by students from various colleges in the city. The Rotaract Club of SIES college carries out various interest-

COURSES Junior college BSc BSc in information technology MCVC

ing activities, like in 2009, the club gave a break to the college maids by doing their work for a day.

KJ Somaiya College of Science and Commerce

WHERE: Dixit Road,

Vile Parle (E), Mumbai - 400057 Tel: 022 - 2614 1149 / 2613 0608 Nearest Railway Station: Vile Parle station

SARAYU RAJGOPALAN,, SYBCOM, PODAR COLLEGE

E-mail: SathayeCollege@ gmail.com Url: http://sathaye college.com

K The college campus, has a botanical garden and a butterfly garden with several species of butterflies. The annual festival, Byte IT, is an inter-collegiate festival dedicated to IT-related events.

J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce was founded in 1960. The college has been given an ‘A’ grade by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). In 50 years, it has grown into a large educational complex catering to diverse fields of education such as humanities, engineering, etc.

WHERE: VidyaNagar, Vidyvihar,

Mumbai - 400 077 Tel: 022 - 21025919 Nearest Railway Station: Vile Parle station

E-mail: siesascs@siesascs. net Url: www.siesascs.net

COURSES Junior college BSc BSc in information technology BSc in biotechnology Certificate and diploma in remote sensing technology and geographic information systems Proposed academic program: BSc (computer science)

E-mail: principal@kjssc. somaiya.edu Url: http://www.somaiya. edu/kjsc/ 2011 CAMPUS CALLING 17

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COURSES

Junior College (general & vocational) BSc BSc in biochemistry

E-mail: ruiacs@vsnl.com Url: www.ruiacollege.edu

BSc biotechnology BSc computer science Diploma in analytical chemistry for nonchemistry students Diploma in food science and quality control

Ramnarain Ruia College

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he Ramnarain Ruia College of arts and science located at Matunga was established in June 1937. In 2007, it was given an ‘A’ grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). Ruia College won the best college award given by the Mumbai university in the year 2006. It has also won a trophy in the youth festival organised by

Mumbai university three consecutive times. The college is well known for its science faculty and lately, it has introduced newer courses, such as a BSc in bio-analytical sciences, BSc in biochemistry, BSc in biotechnology and BSc in herbal science. At the postgraduate level, the college offers an MSc and a PhD in various science subjects.

The science faculty has UG and PG laboratories for all subjects and these are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

Advanced diploma in food science and quality control

WHERE: L Nappo

Certificate in bioinformatics (online)

Tel: 022 - 24143098

Certificate in environmental science

Road, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 019 Nearest Railway Station: Matunga Central railway station

St Xavier's College

St

COURSES

Xavier's College, named after St Francis Xavier, offers excellent options for the science stream. It offers science at the junior, degree and postgraduate levels and it is also one of the few colleges that offers a PhD in science. In 2007, the college was given an ‘A+’ grade by NAAC ((National Assessment and Accreditation Council). The UGC has awarded St Xavier's the College with a Potential for Excellence award in 2006. Comedian Cyrus Broacha, tabla player Zakir Hussain and Slumdog Millionaire’s Frieda Pinto have studied here.

Junior college BSc BSc in information technology

WHERE: 5, Mahapalika Marg,

Mumbai 400 001. Tel: 022 - 22620661 / 22620662 / 22620665. Nearest Railway Station: CST

St Xavier's was declared autonomous in 2010. It can formulate its own syllabus. It has introduced a special honours

programme, wherein students can take up independent projects to earn extra credits. The college has an interest-

ing course in forensic science. It also has various departments and organisations apart from the regular academic

ones, such as the department of inter-religious studies, the Indian music group, the Social Service League, etc.

E-mail: admin@xavier's.edu Url: www.xavier's.edu

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90.8 92.3 89.8 %

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DG Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce

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ounded in 1952 by the Modern Education Society, Pune, DG Ruparel has one of the greenest campuses in the city. Spread across 10 acres in Matunga, the college has its own botanical garden. The commerce department of Ruparel College offers majors in accountancy, commerce and business law. In 1980-81, the University of Mumbai accorded its sanction to the graduate classes in the department of commerce. In addition to these classes under the University of Mumbai, the college is a centre for conducting classes of graduate courses under the Institute of Distance Education of University of Mumbai. Sports facilities at the college are plenty including fields for cricket, hockey, football, softball and other sports.

WHERE: Matunga (West), Mumbai 400 016. Tel: 022 - 24361139

Nearest Railway Station: Matunga Road Station (western railway)

COURSES Junior college commerce (vocational and general) BCom Bachelor in management studies Minimum competency vocational course

E-mail: info@ruparel.edu Url: www.ruparel.edu

The college was awarded the ‘Clean College Campus’ award by the municipal corporation in 2008.

RA Podar College of Commerce and Economics

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his institution started its BCom degree course in 1942 and received permanent affiliation from the University of Mumbai in 1950. This commerce college offers eight academic programmes. It has a multipurpose assembly hall where the college hosts all its leading events. The auditorium has a semi-circular stage for the performing arts. The multipurpose main hall is also used to play indoor games such as table tennis and badminton. The intra-college festival, RAPPORT, is held annually.

Junior college commerce (vocational and general) BCom (accountancy) Bachelors in management studies

WHERE: LN Napoo Road, Matunga,

Mumbai - 400019. Tel: 022 - 24141964. Nearest Railway Station: Matunga Station (central railway)

The placement cell sends student profiles to companies such as JP Morgan and Deloitte and conducts job interviews.

Also, the women’s development cell and selfdevelopment cell conduct workshops and aptitude tests respec-

tively. Some clubs in the college are quite active such as the Hikers’ Club, Photography Club and the Literary Circles. The

Group Discussion Cell holds debates regularly. Rostrum Spectrum is a literary festival held every year.

E-mail: podcol@vsnl.net Url: www.rapodar.ac.in

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MUMBAI’S TOP COLLEGES

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DG Ruparel College pg 14

COMMERCE

he college has been given an ‘A’ grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) and is well known for its science faculty. Admissions in this stream are very competitive. The college offers science at the junior and degree college levels and has completed more than 50 years of providing quality education. The first list cut- off for FYJC students in the science stream last year, was 95.45%. The college also offers MSc with specialisations in chemistry (organic, inorganic physical), physics (electronics), botany (fungii) zoology (marine zoology).

COURSES

WHERE: Matunga (west),

E-mail: info@ruparel.edu Url: www.ruparel.edu

Mumbai - 400016. Tel: 022 - 24361139

Nearest railway station: Matunga Road (WR)

Junior college (general and vocational) BSc in IT BSc in computer science MCVC

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ON CAMPUS: The college has a very active botany and zoology department, with a botanical garden surrounding the college.

SPORTS: The college

has representative teams for kabbadi, basketball, badminton and boxing up to the national level. Recently, rifle shooting facilities have been introduced. FESTIVAL: The annual college festival ‘Kshitij’ is usually held in December.

93.8 89.0 86.6 %

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Kishinchand Chellaram College

COURSES

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ishinchand Chellaram College (KC), Mumbai, was established by the Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board in June 1954. The institution was given an 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. The college has the KM Kundnani lecture series wherein guest lecturers or eminent personalities such as Shashi Tharoor and Boman Irani are invited.

Ramnarain Ruia College pg 16

Junior college BCom in accountancy Accounting and finance Banking and insurance Financial markets Bachelor of management studies

WHERE: 124, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020 Tel: 022 - 22855726 / 22020132 Nearest Railway Station: Churchgate Station

St Xavier’s College pg 16 SIES College pg 17

Each department has its own inter or intra-collegiate festival. The inter-college festivals, such as BMM’s Blitzkrieg, see about 45 colleges participating every year.

Sathaye College pg 17 KJ Somaiya College pg 17

Jai Hind College

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ai Hind started as an arts and science college. The commerce department was started in 1980 and the Bachelor of management studies in 2003. It has been given an ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

Ruia’s student body is very diverse. There is a lot to learn from everyone.

WHERE: Admissions Office, ‘A’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400 020 Tel: 022 - 22041095 / 0256 Nearest Railway Station: Churchgate Station

ISHANI SULE, FYJC, RUIA COLLEGE

There is an air-conditioned auditorium with a seating capacity for 600 people. Students can play sports in the sports room and the parquet

COURSES Junior college commerce BCom, BMS Bachelor in banking and insurance

indoor badminton court. The college canteen serves Indian and Chinese food. Adjacent to the college is HR College, with its famous canteen Chinese-wala.

NM College of Commerce and Economics

E-mail: kccollege@rediffmail.com Url: www.kccollege.org.in

COURSES

Junior college commerce Minimum competency vocational course BCom Bachelor in management studies ICWA and CA

E-mail: contactus@jaihindcollege.com Url: www.jaihindcollege.com

The college has an active entrepreneurship network that organises business plan competitions and talks by prominent personalities. An indoor gymkhana is open to all.

N

M College Of Commerce and Economics was established in 1964 by Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM). AC Nielsen ORG Marg, a research company, has ranked NM College as one of the top colleges for commerce in Mumbai.

WHERE: Juhu Scheme,Vile Parle (West), Mumbai 400056 Tel: 22 2614 3157 / 2614 6681 / 2611 2460 Nearest Railway Station: Vile Parle

E-mail: info@nmcollege.in Url: http://www.nmims. edu/Commerce/

Drishti, the intercollege management festival, draws large participation. An active advertising and marketing circle organises activities. 2011 CAMPUS CALLING 23

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St Xavier’s College pg 24 Ramnarain Ruia College pg 25 DG Ruparel College pg 25 Jai Hind College pg 26 Kishanchand Chellaram College pg 26

You feel special when you walk through the beautiful arches of Xavier’s College. That’s a universal feeling. Everyone is proud to belong here.

St Xavier’s College

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t Xavier’s College is widely regarded as one of the best colleges in the country, especially for the arts stream. The college, named after St Francis Xavier, a 16th century Jesuit saint, was recently declared autonomous and was given an A+ grade by the National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC). The college is well-known for its glamorous inter-college festival ‘Malhar’, an extravaganza that has garnered a following across India.

AMANDA D’SOUZA, FYJC ARTS

WHERE: 5 Mahanagarpalika Marg,

Dhobi Talao, Mumbai 400 001 Tel: 022 - 22620661/ 22620662 / 22620665 Nearest Railway Station: CST 24 CAMPUS CALLING 2011

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What to carry on the day of admissions 1

Attested copies of the original mark sheet, school-leaving and passing certificate, residential proof and identity proof, provisional eligibility certificate from the state board, deed of undertaking as well as the originals and documentary evidence regarding special category status approved by the state government (if applicable).

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Brochure and filled application form is a must.

A guide of bus routes and train timetable to avoid unnecessary delays.

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Basic stationery such as pen, pencil, glue, scale, stapler.

3

Substantial number of recent passport-size photographs.

4

Go with recommendations from teachers, samples of your work if possible and co-curricular certificates.

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Enough money for the forms, water and refreshments. Since the monsoon would have begun, don’t forget to carry an umbrella or raincoat.

Ramnarain Ruia College

A QUESTION ABOUT CO-CURRICULAR CERTIFICATES

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his is a college where your performance in extra-curriculars is taken as seriously as your performance in academics. Ruia College, established in 1937, is well known for its arts faculty and in 2006 it won the Best College Award given by Mumbai University. Given an ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, the college has more than 30 associations for extra-curricular activities.

I

have a lot of extracurricular certificates from the activities and events that I participated in at the school level. Should I attach copies of these certificates when submitting my application or admission forms to different colleges? It’s always best to carry attested copies of these certificates with you. However, remember that colleges get thousands of application forms during admission time and may not have the time to go through each candidate’s co-curricular certificates. Therefore, attach these certificates only if they have been asked for, or if you think they are strong enough to consolidate your application, such as national-level medals. In most cases, junior college admissions do not require proof of extra-curricular activities. In certain degree college programmes, however, application points are allotted for strong co-curriculars. This will be mentioned on the application form, in which case you must attach attested copies. If you are applying for a course that conducts a personal interview, make sure to carry your CV and certificates and mention any exceptional talent you may possess. Keep in mind that you definitely need to attach proof of your cocurricular activities when applying to universities abroad. Universities abroad are very specific about what kind of proof they require, so stick to those guidelines and parameters.

WHERE: L Nappo Road, Matunga

Brahmanwada, Mumbai- 400019 Tel: 022 24143098 Nearest Railway Station: Matunga Central Station

DG Ruparel College

T

he college, which has completed more than fifty years, is well known for its spacious and green campus, and also enjoys a good reputation in academics, sports, the performing arts and other extra-curricular activities. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has given the college a grade ‘A’. The college has been successfully running the Brihanmumbai Centre for Talent Search, which helps students from schools and colleges prepare for competitive examinations, for more than twenty five years.

COURSES Junior college arts BA Bachelor of mass media Bachelor in management studies

E-mail: admin@xaviers.edu Url: www.xaviers.edu

FOYER: This is a place

COURSES Junior college arts BA Bachelor of mass media Bachelor in library and information

E-mail: ruiacs@vsnl.com Url: www.ruiacollege.edu

COURSES Junior college arts BA Bachelor in management studies Minimum competency vocational course

E-mail: info@ruparel.edu Url: www.ruparel.edu

WHERE: SB Road, Matunga (West)

outside the college canteen, but students call it the ‘foyer’. Students come to relax on the bright yellow chairs there.

Mumbai-400 016 Tel: 22- 24361139

Nearest Railway Station: Matunga Road Station (western railway)

SPRAWLING CAMPUS:

CHINESE COUNTER:

The food from this counter of the canteen is a hot favourite among students. ANNA: The popular canteen manager who takes care of everything and everyone in the canteen.

Students don’t need to step out of the campus to chat. There are several little gardens which offer plenty of space in which they can get together. 2011 CAMPUS CALLING 25

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COURSES BA Bachelor of mass media

E-mail: kccollege@rediffmail.com Url: www.kccollege.org.in

Kishinchand Chellaram College

KC

College was established in 1954 and was inaugurated by Morarji Desai on August 15 of that year. The college has been given an 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Its alumni include Anil Ambani and Rajesh Khanna. The campus in and around HR College is

always buzzing with student activity. It has tie-ups with Deakin University, Australia, and the Blue Bridge network for student exchange programmes. Moreover, it has adopted a village near Virar where students help with organic farming methods, marketing their products and medical testing.

Jai Hind College

WHERE: 124,

Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020 Tel: 022 22855726 / 22020132 Nearest Railway Station: Churchgate

The college boasts of many active cells and clubs including the Entrepreneurship Cell, Economics Forum, Nature Club, Sociology Association, among others. Inter-college festivals such as Kiran, Blitzkrieg and Tech Renegade draw in colleges from all over Mumbai. The library is completely computerised. The culture room is a favourite hangout for students.

COURSES Junior college arts BA Bachelor in management studies Bachelor of mass media

J

ai Hind College, consistently given an ‘A’ grade accreditation, takes pride in its constant search for innovation. The college, established in 1948, offers considerable choice in study programmes, extra-curricular activities, and involves students in organising related seminars, conferences and projects. Over the past year, dignitaries including Martin Luther King III, Ruth Padel, Charles Darwin’s great great granddaughter, and RK Pachauri have visited the campus to speak on relevant issues in their fields. Actors Aishwarya Rai, Sonakshi Sinha, John Abraham and photographer Atul Kasbekar graduated from this college.

E-mail: contactus@jaihindcollege.com Url: www.jaihindcollege.com

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BMM

Sophia College

Students will get an acknowledgement of their online application forms via SMS on the mobile numbers that have been indicated in their online application forms. Students can also view the receipts of their online application forms on the website.

MUMBAI’S TOP COLLEGES

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DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR ADMISSION Continued from page 8

sports officer or the zonal sports deputy director. b. Certificate showing that the student has won medal(s) at the zonal level or that the student has participated in the national/state level competitions organised by the Indian Schools Games Association or Indian Games Authority. The certificate should be awarded by the district sports officer or the zonal sports deputy director. c. Certificate showing that the student has won medal(s) at the state level or certificate showing that the student has participated in the national/state level competitions organised by associations which have been recognised by the Indian Olympic Association or Maharashtra Olympic Association. The certificate should be awarded by the district sports officer or the zonal sports deputy director. 3. CHILDREN OF TRANSFERRED STATE/CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYEES: Two certificates one showing transfer of the employee on or after October 1 of the previous year, and the other one being the joining

certificate. The student seeking admission must not have passed the Class 10 examination from MMR. (Mumbai Metropolitan Region) 4. CHILDREN OF SERVICEMEN AND EX-SERVICE MEN: (I) For servicemen: certificate issued by the district Sainik Board. (II)For Ex-servicemen: service certificate and a copy of the identity card. 5. CHILDREN OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS: Students who are dependent on a freedom fighter and nominated by the freedom fighter must submit a certificate issued by the district collector to that effect.

ONLINE ADMISSION PROCESS (Excerpts from the government of Maharashtra website http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/ ) Admissions to arts, science, commerce and other streams can now be done online. This will save travelling time for most students and parents, and will make the entire process easy and smooth. However, admissions to technical schools will not be done online. Also, admissions to courses such as MCVC (minimum competency vocational courses), home science and management and for minority and in-house quotas shall be done by principals of the respective junior colleges. ■

Admissions to technical schools will not be online. Students must approach the school principals directly. If the information filled in the application form is found to be incorrect or false, then the admission of that particular student will stand cancelled.

6. CHILDREN RECOVERING FROM ACCIDENTS: Students who have met with a serious accident must submit a certificate from an appropriate medical authority.

Nearest Railway Station: Grant Road Station

Bachelors in mass media

FACULTY: Sophia’s

committed faculty gives personal attention to all its students.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The

E-mail: info@sophiacollegemumbai.com Url: www.sophiacollegemumbai.com

college offers many scholarships to meritorious students. AUDITORIUM: The Sophia Bhabha Hall is a large auditorium where many events and lectures are held.

Sophia College pg 27 Jai Hind College pg 28 RD National College pg 28 St Xavier’s College pg 29

Admissions for students who have got ATKT in their exams will begin only after the online admission process is over.

Kishanchand Chellaram College pg 29

If a student whose name appears in the admissions list of a particular junior college fails to finish the admission procedures in that college by or before the admission date, his or her name shall be deleted and he or she will be out of the online admission process. ■

7. HANDICAPPED: A certificate showing at least 40 % disability, issued by a civil surgeon or by a medical officer of any government or municipal hospital, should be submitted. Students who suffer from any form of learning disability, must produce a certificate stating that from a competent authority.

Mumbai 400026. Tel: 022 - 23512642 / 23523304

Students will need to fill out just one application form to apply to one or two streams of their choice. If a student has applied to two streams, he or she need not mention the colleges of his or her choice in any particular order, but he or she must select at least one junior college in each stream.

WHERE: Bhulabhai Desai Road,

sion of that particular student will stand cancelled. Students who have passed an equivalent examination of Class 10 through boards. other than SSC board (CBSE, ICSE, IB etc) must submit their online application forms

he college introduced BMM in 20032004 as an all-girls intensive course incorporating guest lectures, field trips and seminars in addition to its regular syllabus. The eligibility is the same as for other colleges — candidates have to pass their HSC exam with 50%.

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Students are advised to fill the online application form carefully (especially with regard to the order of preference of stream and the different reservation claims). ■

If information filled in the application form is found to be incorrect or false, admis■

through their respective schools, who will approve their relevant documents. Students of SSC board who apply for online admissions through the open category (those who will be applying purely on merit and not be availing of any reservation or concession) can submit their online admission form through their respective schools or from any other place where internet and printing facilities may be available. ■

Sophia College gives all its students the space and time to hone their talents.

DIVYA DAS, SYBA SOPHIA COLLEGE

Students must take a printout of the application forms submitted online. ■

Students will get an acknowledgement of their online application forms via SMS on the mobile numbers they indicate in the form. Students can also view the receipt of the application forms they submit online, on the website. ■

Article courtesy: YoungBuzz

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NUMBER OF MUMBAI UNIVERSITY COLLEGES THAT OFFER BMM

Jai Hind College

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he college accepts a minimum of 60 students each semester for its BMM course. It also makes one project and a four-week internship mandatory. The eligibility is an HSC from any stream with 50%, . The college has a recently formed partnered with Bournemouth University in UK for a media twinning programme.

E-mail: contactus@ jaihindcollege.com Url: www.jaihindcollege.com

AUDIO-VISUAL CENTRE: Some

classes of BMM are held in a wellequipped audiovisual centre.

COURSES Bachelors in mass media

WHERE: ‘A’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020. Tel: 022 - 22041095 / 0256

Nearest Railway Station: Churchgate

CLASSROOM:

The BMM classroom is air conditioned.

FACULTY:

Experts from the field of advertising and journalism conduct guest lectures.

RD National College

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COURSES

he BMM course offered in RD National College is demanding and designed to help students lay equal emphasis on academics and extra-curricular activities. The college also focuses on practical project work, assignments and internships. The campus has special infrastructure for BMM students such as an auditorium and a computer lab.

Bachelors in mass media

WHERE: Linking Road, Bandra (W) Mumbai - 400 050. Tel: 022 - 26483544. Nearest Railway Station: Bandra

STUDENT COUNCIL:

The student council organises various intra as well as inter- college festivals through the academic year.

SPORTS: The Gymkhana Committee

organises several sports events. The campus has a floodlit court for basketball, throwball and volleyball matches. There is also a badminton court.

CONFERENCE ROOM: With the latest

multimedia facilities, this room is used for lectures and workshops.

E-mail: rdnational@vsnl.com Url: www.rdnational.edu

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Your guide to college admissions 2011

BMM

St Xavier’s College

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ust like its arts courses, the BMM course at this college has acquired a good name. The course is designed to provide students with a firm grounding in communication skills. Eligibility requires a candidate to have completed their HSC from any stream with at least 50%. Through the year, many inter and intra-college festivals are held to give students exposure to the media on an level. The college also has wellequipped centre for visually impaired students.

WHERE:

5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai 400 001. Tel: 022 - 22620661 / 22620662 / 22620665 Nearest Railway Station: CST The nearest station on the western railway line is Marine Lines.

COURSES Bachelors of mass media

LIBRARY: The Xavier’s College library is known for stocking journals and books not otherwise easily available to students. Once you are sure which field you want to pursue, the next step involves choosing the right college. But don’t simply zero in on a college based on your marks or your best friend’s choice. Follow these steps:

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CHECK THE OPTIONAL SUBJECTS OFFERED BY THE COLLEGE.

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MAKE A NOTE OF THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND TIME INVOLVED IN TRAVELLING.

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ALSO LOOK FOR COLLEGES THAT SUPPORT EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TO DEVELOP YOUR OVERALL PERSONALITY.

o not limit yourself to a pre-set list of colleges. Keep your options open and find out more about colleges, from current or ex-students. Make a list of at least five potential colleges before admissions begin. Also try and visit these colleges to get a feel of what the academic environment is like and if your personality will fit in with the college culture. Going to the college campus may not be possible, but make sure to visit the college website for a sense of the facilities, associations and extra-curricular activities available. Bear in mind that you’ll be spending the next few years of your life at this place and conduct research accordingly. New SSC admission policy for junior college: The SSC board and Maharashtra government have said in early May that the ‘Best Five’ policy will apply for junior college admissions. Accordingly, instead of calculating a student’s percentage in all six subjects at the SSC, calculation will be done for the five subjects in which the student has scored the highest marks.

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NOTE THE PROFESSIONAL COURSES OFFERED BY THE COLLEGE AFTER CLASS 12. THIS MAY BE HELPFUL LATER.

IF THE MARKS YOU SCORED DO NOT MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, CONSIDER OTHER OPTIONS.

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR ADMISSION (Excerpts from the website http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/)

C. SPECIAL RESERVATION :

A. OPEN CATEGORY ■ Marksheet of Class 10 (SSC) or equivalent examination. ■ School Leaving Certificate.

1. ARTS AND CULTURE : ■ Passing certificate examination of music/dance conducted by the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.

B. CONSTITUTIONAL (SOCIAL) RESERVATION: ■ Caste certificate issued by a competent authority.

Certificate related to acting in the Bal Natya competition conducted by the directorate of art and culture. ■

2. SPORTS: ■ Students should possess any one of the following certificates (obtained only while studying in after Class 8) a. Certificate showing that the student has secured first or second rank at the district / state/national level. The certificate should be awarded by the district Continued on page 10

CLUBS: There are many active clubs

and cells in Xavier’s, specially for music and dramatics that organise various intra-college festivals. Many film festivals are also held.

WOODS: This is a peaceful

and quiet space behind the canteen where students can get together for discussions or to relax between classes.

E-mail: admin@xaviers.edu Url: www.xaviers.edu

Kishinchand Chellaram College

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ishinchand Chellaram College (KCC), Mumbai, is touted to be the best college in Mumbai for BMM. It was the first college to introduce the BMM course which continues to be renowned. The minimum eligibility to apply to the college is an HSC with 50% marks. KC College’s annual BMM festivalBlietzkrieg is held annually and is attended by filmmakers and media experts. Students showcase their documentaries during the film festival. KC College faculty includes various experienced professionals from the media industry including well known journalists and filmmakers.

VISITING FACULTY: Many media professionals teach relevant papers of the BMM course here.

CERTIFICATE COURSES: The

college offers special certificate courses to in video editing, videography and photography.

NEW COURSE:Plans

WHERE:

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PLACEMENTS 2011

Placement details for some city colleges Pankti Mehta

pankti.mehta@ hindustantimes.com

F

QUOTE HANGER

ind out what a college’s placement record is before you accept admission. “The kind of companies that recruit from the campus tells of the college’s image in the corporate world,” says Iris Madeira,education counsellor. Here are some placement details for 2011.

ST XAVIER’S COLLEGE Companies from all sectors have visited us, but there has been an increase in recruiters from the finance, banking and IT sectors. GAUTAM BANDHOPADHYAY PLACEMENT-IN-CHARGE

XAVIER’S

Sectors: All types, but largely from the finance and banking sectors and IT. Some companies that visited: McKinsey, Citibank, Development Bank of Singapore, Wipro. Highest package: R10 lakh Average package: R4 lakh

JAI HIND COLLEGE The companies list saw impressive names and we coached the students in personal interview skills. HASEENA SAYED HEAD, PLACEMENT CELL

HR COLLEGE

JAI HIND

Sectors: Consulting, IT, banking, media Some companies that visited: Google, Ernst&Young, DirectI, Protiviti Business Consulting Highest package: R4 lakh Average: R3.5 – 4 lakh

KC COLLEGE

Sectors: IT, PR agencies, marketing firms, consultancies Some companies that visited: Patni computers, IDBI, Infosys, Percept, Adfactors, Google Highest package: R3.6 lakh Average: R3 lakh

“The kind of companies that recruit from a college are a good indicator of its image”

IRIS MADEIRA PARTNER, MADHAVI DESAI CONSULTING

Sectors: Finance, banking, investment, marketing Some companies that visited: KPMG, AC Nielsen, Tata Capital, Deloitte, Kotak Mahindra, Google Highest package: R4 lakh Average: R3 lakh

RUPAREL COLLEGE

Sectors: IT, insurance, banking Some companies that visited: Patni computers, Wipro, HDFC Standard Life, JP Morgan The college is not involved in package negotiations. Students independently work out their offers.

KC COLLEGE Since we offer a diverse range of courses, companies across sectors have showed interest in KC college students, both for placements and internships. MANJU NICHANI PRINCIPAL

RUPAREL COLLEGE I encourage a Masters degree before taking a job. TUSHAR DESAI PRINCIPAL

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FIND THE BEST FIT

Confused about which stream to pursue? C

hoosing the right stream after Class 10 is of utmost importance as it strengthens your fundamentals for later specialisation. You need to find a career that suits your personality, matches your interest and is in sync with your aptitude. To identify the most appropriate field, we suggest you do a self-assessment test or visit a career guidance workshop. Once you know what you like to do, work backwards and you’ll easily know which field to pick. Make a list of what you like, what you don't like and how you tend to react to certain situations. Be honest with yourself and you will begin to have a good idea of the type of stream and subsequent careers that may or may not work for you. The more you understand yourself, the easier it is to make the right choices – it's an interesting and enjoyable journey. ARTS STREAM Are you good at communication, written and spoken? Do you have good research and analytical skills? Do you possess enough patience and perseverance? If yes, consider studying a subject in the arts stream. This stream also offers a wide range of opportunities for those who possess a streak of creativity. A student must have certain personality traits, in order to be able to enjoy studying subjects in the arts stream. For instance, he or she must be social, must like to communicate, must have an inquisitive and analytical bent of mind and must have an interest in reading about subjects such as psychology, social environment, etc. Some of the subjects included in this stream may also require you to delve into research on ancient civilisations and other history. Subjects like English literature, psychology, economics, foreign languages and history form a part of the arts stream and are popular among students. Depending upon your interest and the subjects you study, you can consider taking up careers as varied as an anthropologist, archaeologist, geographer, psychologist, linguist, curator, historian, sociologist, population scientist, librarian or teacher.

Understand yourself

List the things you like and don’t like and make a note of how you react to different situations.

SCIENCE STREAM If you are committed to rigour and hard work, the science stream offers you a range of options. You must have strong analytical skills, objectivity and creativity of thought, and you must be willing to put in long hours of studies, in order to succeed in this stream. Essentially, to pursue a career in the sciences, you must have a liking for related subjects and all that the field deals with. For many science subjects, you will need mathematical skills and understand the theory behind the fundamentals. You would also be required to learn logical reasoning as it will help you understand various concepts and theories better and will also be of help as you proceed with a career in this field. The subjects one can study in this field are mainly physics, chemistry, maths, biology, geology, statistics, economics etc. Take up PCM (physics, chemistry, mathematics) if you want to pursue engineering after Class 12. But if you want to pursue a technology -related course including biotechnology and nanotechnology, or a BTech course or medicine, then you would need to add biology to the PCM combination. Having chosen the science stream, you can choose to become an astrophysicist, microbiologist, geologist, chemist or biochemist, mathematician, materials scientist, statistician, physicist and oceanographer, agricultural scientist, botanist, food technologist, zoologist, biotechnologist, nanotechnologist or environmental scientist. COMMERCE STREAM If you are good with numbers, and interested in business and finance, the commerce stream could very well be your route to a lucrative

career. To succeed in the financial sector, a relevant degree will help you climb up the hierarchy faster. However, it’s not only a degree that can propel you forward. You need to be street smart, have good networking skills and be hard working. The subjects in the commerce stream include economics, organisation of commerce, book-keeping and accountancy, secretarial practice, mathematics and statistics, etc. If you wish to pursue management in the future, opt for mathematics over secretarial practice (SP). Right from a chartered accountant, chartered financial analyst and cost and work accountant to an economist, banker, stockbroker and foreign exchange dealer, there are a host of careers from which one can choose. Besides arts, science and commerce, here are some more options after Class 10. There are a host of vocational guidance courses such as horticulture, animal science and dairying, electrical domestic appliances, food technology, etc which can be taken up directly after Class 10. The same goes for MCVC (minimum competency vocational course) courses such as accounting and auditing, marketing and salesmanship, travel and tourism etc. A diploma in engineering and technology in fields such as automobile, chemical, civil, computer, electronics, electronics and communication etc can also be pursued. There is also an ocean of trade diplomas and certificate courses available in the market. Get a mentor to guide you. Besides, there are a number of other fields such as apparel manufacturing and design, food and beverages, diploma in furniture technology and interior design, diploma in computer hardware engineering, diploma in pottery and ceramic technology, diploma in veterinary pharmacy, dairy farming and animal husbandry, certificate course in hotel management, etc. Article courtesy: YoungBuzz

STUDY ABROAD

A step-by-step guide to studying overseas THINKSTOCK

Pooja Biraia

pooja.biraia@ hindustantimes.com

STEP 1: COUNTRY SELECTION Select your country based on factors such as the cost of living, employment opportunities with regard to your programme of choice, racism, tuition fees, weather and eligibility to work part-time.

STEP 2: COURSE SELECTION Select the programme you wish to study based on your interest and past studies. Most universities offer a variety of subject combinations for undergraduate students, so look up on the websites of universities and check the subjects and modules you will be studying.

STEP 3: SHORTLIST UNIVERSITIES After you have selected the course you want to pursue, shortlist the universities that are known for the course you want to study, and also note the documents required for application.

STEP 4: REGISTER FOR EXAMS STEP 6:

To study abroad you will need to appear for international entrance exams. These include the SAT if you want to go for undergraduate studies and GMAT or GRE for graduate studies. English language exams such as IELTS and TOEFL will also have to be taken. Each country may have different requirements.

STEP 5: DOCUMENT CHECKLIST You will be asked to submit a statement of purpose, recommendation letters, school and college transcripts, financial documents, mark sheets, test scores and certificates. Though these are the general requirements, look up the website to see if there are any additional requirements by the universities you choose to apply to. Make sure to get these ready well in advance and send the application before deadline.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION

Before you depart, you need to convince the visa authorities that you have enough money in your bank to pay for your expenses in a foreign country. Make sure to get the financial documents, including bank loans etc, in place before your visa interview.

Visa matters

Be prepared with answers to the most common questions. Don’t lie and don’t be nervous.

STEP 7:

RECEIVING OFFER LETTER

You either receive a conditional or an unconditional offer letter. If conditional, you wait for a final offer letter by the university. After you get the offer letter, start preparing for accommodation, either in campus or off-campus.

STEP 8:

VISA COUNSELLING

Be prepared with your documentation (you can approach a student visa counsellor for help), and with your answers to the

most common questions asked at visa interviews. Don’t lie and don’t be nervous.

STEP 9:

GET IN TOUCH

Through Facebook and other social networking sites find out which students from India are going to the same university or even the same country as yours, and try and meet them before you fly out.

STEP 10:

FLY

After almost a year of preparation, you are ready for a life-changing educational experience! Remember to carry copies of your passport in your hand luggage. Also carry telephone numbers of all contacts, mobile phone, charger, enough money and some spare clothes in your baggage. Bon Voyage! 2011 CAMPUS CALLING 31

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions MCT

I have taken physics, chemistry, maths, biology in Class 12 and I wish to pursue a career in pharmacy. I would like to learn about the future of this field in India and abroad. ith India being a signatory to General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the Indian pharmaceutical industry is going global. In order to meet international demands, many new branches of pharmacy have come up. These include pro-drug delivery, pharmacogenomics, entrepreneurship development, clinical pharmacology, chronopharmacokinetics, etc. You can combine pharmaceutical and legal education to pursue professions such as a patent law or consultant on pharmaceutical and drug laws.

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What is the route to a career in the legal field? If I take this path, what should I specialise in? I am confused. The most obvious option for a career in law is to do a degree in law. After 10+2 in any stream, you can pursue your BA LLB or BSc LLB or you can pursue LLB directly after your graduation. The field of law has various specialisations■ Civil lawyers deal with civil damage, compensation for damage, breach of contract, insurance claims and other such civil matters. ■ Criminal lawyers deal with serious offences such as murder, theft, arson, rape, abduction, etc. ■ Corporate lawyers specialise in matters such as violation of laws like company laws, patent laws, income-tax law, agency laws, consumer protection laws etc ■ Property lawyers deal with cases involving properties, mainly real estates, disputes on real estates, transfer of property, property tax, leasing of property, rental laws etc.

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

Because India has signed this treaty, its drug sector is going global. Thus, several new career fields have opened up that were not available earlier.

■ Securities lawyers inspire the trust and confidence of domestic and international investors and enable India's capital markets to expand successfully. ■ Income tax lawyers deal in matters of taxation - wealth tax, capital gain, tax, gift tax, excise duties, etc. ■ International lawyers specialise in human rights, trade and commerce, citizenship, criminal acts, etc. ■ Intellectual property or copyright or patent lawyers deal with intellectual property laws, patent acts, copyrights and all other related matters. ■ Information technology lawyers deal with cyber crimes- crimes related to the violation of privacy on the internet. ■ You could also study mediation and negotiation law, environmental law, women’s law, human rights law and labour law. Once you graduate in law, you will have to take up a Masters to specialise in any field of your interest. Another option is to do a company secretary course. A company secretary

(CS) is a legal advisor to the company. To become a company secretary, you can follow any one of the noted below career pathways:10+2 in any stream with a foundation course in CS, or an intermediate examination in CS or final examination in CS, or 10+2 in any stream with graduation in any subject and an intermediate examination in CS or a final examination in CS, or 10+2 in any stream and a foundation course in CS with graduation in any subject or an intermediate examination in CS or a final examination in CS. I am fascinated by cartoon films and the way they are made. I want to become an animator myself. How is it to work as an animator and what are the basic requirements to pursue a career in animation? As an animator, you’ll learn something new every day. It’s the one field in

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WHAT AFTER CLASS 10?

From course to career — what your options are

INTEGRATED FIVE-YEAR DEGREE COURSES

TAKE YOUR PICK

HSC: ARTS, SCIENCE, COMMERCE, VOCATIONAL AND MINIMUM COMPETENCY VOCATIONAL COURSES (MCVC)

Integrated degree course in fine arts, pre-degree course in performing arts, fine arts (not available in Mumbai), etc.

ARTS: History, economics, political science, psychology, etc. COMMERCE: Economics, organisation of commerce, accountancy, etc. SCIENCE: Physics, chemistry, maths, biology, geology, statistics, etc. VOCATIONAL: Banking, food technology, computer science, etc. MCVC: Electrical domestic appliances, travel and tourism etc.

VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE COURSES

To specialise right after your Class 10, you can take professional courses in horticulture, animal science and dairying, electrical domestic appliances, food technology, computer science, animation, graphic design, gemology etc.

DIPLOMAS IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGYRELATED FIELDS Engineering in automobile, chemical, civil, computer, electronics and telecommunication, industrial engineering, instrumentation, mechanical, metallurgy, mining, printing, textile, etc.

VARIOUS OTHER TRADE DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATE COURSES

Careers in apparel manufacturing, food and beverages service, furniture technology and interior design, computer hardware, pottery and ceramic technology, veterinary pharmacy and many more options.

ITI AND OTHER TECHNICAL DIPLOMAS Certificate and diploma courses available for a career in the following sectors: mechanic, fitter, turner, secretarial practice, welder, computer hardware maintenance, knitting technician plumber, leather goods maker, etc.

JOBS AND COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS To kickstart careers in the army (soldier), Indian navy (sailor), air force (airman), merchant navy (sailor). Take the clerical and typist exam of the MPSC, stenographer’s exam of the MPSC, clerk's grade of SSC (government of India), etc.

FAQs which you’ll never work alone. One second of a 35-mm film can consist of 24 frames, but lots of people work on it. Animators work as a team along with series animators, layout artists, graphic designers and the like. Basically, the work consists of making drawings and working under a supervising animator, who usually gives out the short scenes. Animation scenes are denoted by the number of feet, so you're responsible for a certain amount of footage. Four to eight feet of film will take you about a week to complete. An animator typically works for 10 hours a day, and often 6 days a week, but at times you may need to work on weekends and work late nights too. You may even have to forgo a vacation if an important project is at hand. For a bright career in animation, you need: ■ A good hand at sketching ■ Strong imagination, visualisation, and illustration skills. ■ Good ideas and the ability to communicate them. ■ Those who are artistic, creative and innovative stand a better chance of shining in the field. ■ Also, mastering the basics of scriptwriting, stop-motion photography, digital visual communications and image editing would be a definite plus. You can join a diploma course after Class 10 or a degree course after Class 12. However, if you are talented, you can pursue training under a professional and your academic qualification need not be considered. I am not sure what I want to take up but I want to do something different. Can you name some unusual career profiles, which I can consider as my options? Yes, we’ll suggest ones that pay well and seem like more of a hobby than work. If you like animals, you can consider dog training or setting up a pet shelter or a pet-grooming business. However, proper techniques to run the above businesses require training and practice. Successful entrepreneurs invest time and money to excel in these fields. If you are not afraid of water then you may consider scuba diving as a career option. The various job opportunities as a scuba diver include working at an aquarium, underwater photography, police diving, search and rescue diving, underwater welding, underwater archaeology, marine biology, etc.

Management is not right for everyone. Those who like to shoulder responsibility, enjoy working with people, are able to deal with uncertainty and are good at making decisions in spite of time constraints and other restrictions can be good managers. However, management can be frustrating under pressure and is often involves a high-stress job description, demanding a lot of hard work.

If you have a flair for imitation and have a radio-friendly voice, try becoming a voiceover artist. Voice acting, the art of providing voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television programs, animated short films and video games) and radio and audio dramas and comedy, is a lucrative option too. You can also do voice-overs for radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. If you have a spiritual bent of mind, try becoming an angel therapist. Angel therapy is a non-denominational spiritual healing method that involves working with a person's guardian angels and archangels to heal and harmonise every aspect of his or her life.

Do I need to do hotel management or are there any bartender courses available? Bartending is an interesting profession in which the skills and knowledge required change constantly. A bartender tends to the bar. One should have excellent knowledge about the different types of drinks that can be mixed and served. A minimum of Class 10 study is required for this job. A bartender may own the bar or may be an employee. Some pubs and bars want experienced staff, although chains tend to accept inexperienced staff after in-house training sessions. You can earn a salary from R7000 (including service charge and tips). Institutes such as IIBT offer various diploma and certificate courses. Choose one that suits you. Source: http://www.iibtindia.com/faqs.html

You can also try to become a hypnotherapist. A hypnotherapist often differs from other therapists because he or she focuses on the role of subconscious behaviours and influences on the client's life. How do I decide whether a career in management is appropriate for me or not? To decide whether a career in management is right for you, you have to weigh the pros and cons. You have to decide what’s best for you and not what matters to someone else. If the returns, authority and value are important to you, you may want to consider a career in management. However, if you don't like being legally or financially responsible for the actions of yours and others, management may be a bad choice. There will be some things about management that appeal to you and others that don't. You have to weigh all these factors and decide.

Management is not for everyone

It can be frustrating and a lot of hard work if you aren’t right for the job.

I’m an arts graduate and wish to follow a career in software. Is that possible? If you have had mathematics as one of your subjects at the 10+2 level or graduation, you can pursue an MCA (Masters of computer applications) or a Masters in information technology and then secure a job in a software development firm. However, IGNOU (www.ignou.ac.in) offers you the chance to do an MCA even if you haven’t studied maths at the 10+2 level. The only condition is that you are required to complete a CS-60 (a module in computer science courses) in the first semester of the MCA programme. The second route would be to complete DOEACC ‘A’ and ‘B’ level courses after your graduation. A third route would be to pursue an MBA (with a specialisation in systems or IT); or pursue an MCM course (Masters of computer management) or a post-graduate diploma in computer applications). Article courtesy: YoungBuzz

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COLLEGE DIRECTORY RA PODAR SCHOOL OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS LN Napoo Road, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400019. 022-24141964 www.rapodar.ac.in

KIRTI COLLEGE Kashinath Dhuru Road, Veer Sawarkar Marg,Dadar (W), Mumbai-400028. ■ 022-24302372 ■ www.kirticollege.org

RUIA COLLEGE KL Nappo Road, Matunga, Mumbai -400019. ■ 022-24143098 ■ www.ruiacollege.edu

MULUND COLLEGE OF COMMERCE

Mumbai - 400 022 ■ 022-24072729 ■ www.siesedu.net

Thane. ■ 0251-2231295 / 93/ 94 ■ www.birlacollege.org

KELKAR EDUCATION TRUST'S VINAYAK GANESH VAZE COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Mulund (East), Mumbai - 400081. ■ 022-21631421/ 21631423 ■ www.vazecollege.net

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Shrishti, Mira Road (E), Thane. ■ 022-28453344 / 28459930 ■ www.royalcollegemiraroad.com

GURU NANAK KHALSA COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE

Sarojini Nadiu Road, Mulund West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400080 ■ 022-25640718 ■ mccmulund.net

Opp. Don Bosco School, King's Circle, Matunga, Mumbai - 400019 ■ 022-24096234 ■ www.gnkhalsa.edu.in

BIRLA COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE

SIES COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE

Birla College Road, Kalyan 421304 Dist.

SOUTH MUMBAI HR COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS 123, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-400020. ■ 022-22876115 / 22042195 ■ www.hrcollege.edu

JAI HIND COLLEGE OF COMMERCE ‘A’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020. ■ 022-2614 1149/ 26130608 ■ www.jaihindcollege.com

ELPHINSTONE COLLEGE 156, MG Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032. ■ 022-22843797/ 22844060 ■ www.elphinstonecollege.ac.in

WESTERN SUBURBS RD NATIONAL COLLEGE AND WA SCIENCE COLLEGE Linking Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050. ■ 022-26041777/26483544 ■ www.rdnational.edu

MMK COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS T.P.S. III, 32nd Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050. ■ 022-26488587 ■ www.mmkcollege.org

CHETANA’S HAZARIMAL SOMANI COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS AND SMT KUSUMTAI CHAUDHARI COLLEGE OF ARTS. Survey# 341, Government Colony, Bandra (E), Mumbai.- 400051. ■ 022-26422750/26518584 / 26422750 ■ http://chetanadegreecollege.com

NARSEE MONJEE COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS

RAMNIRANJAN JHUNJHUNWALA COLLEGE Opp. Railway Station, Ghatkopar(W), Mumbai - 400 086 ■ 022-25152731 / 25151763 ■ www.rjcollege.edu.in

RIZVI EDUCATION SOCIETY`S COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Gafar Khan Estate, Opp. Kurla Bus Depot, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Marg, Kurla (West), Mumbai 400 070 ■ 022-26050624 / 26044196 / 26041972 ■ www.rizvicollege.com

NES RATNAM COLLEGE NES Complex, National High School Marg, Bhandup, Mumbai - 400078. ■ 022-25951381/ 25954464 ■ www.ratnamcollege.org

Jain Society, Sion (W),

KC COLLEGE 124, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400 020 ■ 022-2285 5726 / 22020132 ■ www.kccollege.org.in

SYDENHAM COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS ‘B’ Road, Churchgate Reclamation, Mumbai - 400 020 ■ 022-22042897 ■ www.sydenham.edu

WILSON COLLEGE

Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400034. ■ 022-23513874/ 24980874 ■ www.llim.edu

SOPHIA COLLEGE Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai 400026. ■ 022-23512642 / 23523304 ■ www.sophiacollegemumbai.com

ST XAVIER’S COLLEGE 5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai-400001. ■ 022-22620661/ 662/ 665 ■ www.xaviers.edu

SNDT WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY

Chowpatty, Mumbai - 400 007 ■ 022-23690876 / 23637663 ■ www.wilsoncollege.edu

BHAVANS COLLEGE Chowpatty, Mumbai - 400 007. ■ 022-28723731 / 28721875/ 28781188 ■ patkarvardecollege.edu.in/

LALA LAJPATRAI COLLEGE

400056. ■ 022-26143157/26146681/ 26112460 ■ www.nmcollege.in

MITHIBAI COLLEGE Bhaktivedant Marg, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai - 400 056. ■ 022-26184354/ 55/ 26136083 / 85 / 86 ■ www.mithibai.svkm.ac.in

SATHAYE COLLEGE Dixit Road, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai - 400057. ■ 022-26141149/ 26130608 ■ www.sathayecollege.com

Nathibai Thavkersey Road, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, 400020. ■ 022-22031879/ 2159/ 2328 / 2025 ■ http://sndt.digitaluniversity.ac/

KPB HINDUJA COLLEGE 315, New Charni Rd, Mumbai -400004 ■ 022-23889408 ■ www.hindujacollege.com

LS RAHEJA COLLEGE Juhu Road, Santa Cruz (West), Mumbai – 400054. ■ 022-26609320 ■ www.lsraheja.org

THAKUR COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Thakur Village,Kandivli (E), Mumbai-400101. ■ 022-28870627/ 28462565 ■ http://tcsc.org.in/

HINDUSTAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

BHAVANS COLLEGE ANDHERI Munshi Nagar, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400058. ■ 022-26256451 / 52 ■ www.bhavans.ac.in

RIZVI COLLEGE Rizvi Complex, Off. Carter Road, Sherly Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai - 400050. ■ 022-26480348 ■ www.rizvicollege.com

Juhu Scheme, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai -

Sai Leela Bldg., 2nd Floor, S. V. Road, Borivli (West), Mumbai - 400092. ■ 022-28621371/28621372 ■ www.hitmindia.com

DG RUPAREL COLLEGE Matunga (West), Mumbai - 400 016. ■ 022-24303733 /3081/ 24361139 ■ www.ruparel.edu

ST ANDREW`S COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE

EASTERN SUBURBS & NAVI MUMBAI VIVEKANAND EDUCATION SOCIETY'S COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE

1st Floor, Trust Office, Sindhi Society, Chembur, Mumbai - 400 071. ■ 022-25227460/25237088 ■ www.vesasc.com

ATOMIC ENERGY JUNIOR COLLEGE Anushaktinagar, Mumbai, , Maharashtra - 400094 ■ 022-25581789 ■ www.aees.gov.in

KJ SOMAIYA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND COMMERCE Vidyanagar, Vidyavihar, Mumbai - 400077. ■ 022-25105113 ■ www.somaiya.edu

SIES COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathy Vidyapuram, Plot No.1-C, Sector V, Nerul, Navi Mumbai - 400706. ■ 022-27708371/27708378 ■ www.siesascn.net

VIVEKANAND EDUCATION SOCIETY'S COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Sindhi Society, Chembur, Mumbai 400071. ■ 022-25227470/25277791/ 25284132 | ■ www.vesasc.com

ICL'S MOTILAL JHUNJHUNWALA ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE COLLEGE Plot No.53, Sector-9-A, Amlendu Roye Marg,Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400 703 ■ 022-27663061 ■ www.iclesmjcollege.in

NG ACHARYA AND DK MARATHE COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE Near Subhash Nagar, N.G.Acharya Marg, Chembur, Mumbai - 400 071. ■ 022-25218797/ 25210962 ■ www.arth-manthan.com

St. Dominic Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050. ■ 022-26428684/26401657 ■ http://standrewscollege.ac.in

TOLANI COLLEGE OF COMMERCE Share-e-Punjab Society, Plot No.151, Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai - 400093 ■ 022-28214824/28347074 ■ www.tolani.edu

PATKAR VARDE COLLEGE SV Road, Goregoan (W), Mumbai -400062. ■ 022-28723731/28721875 ■ http://patkarvardecollege.edu.in

VIVEK COLLEGE Siddharth Nagar Vivek College, Goregaon (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400062. ■ 022-28744058 ■ www.vivekcollege.ac.in

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A million choices – that’s what faces you as you stand at the threshold of the paths that will eventually lead you to your careers. Deep-sea diver or engineer? Gynaecologist or master chef? The possibilities are endless as are the institutes and courses that can help you realise your dreams. That’s where the Campus Calling magazine comes into play. We’d like to think it will be a comprehensive guide for you, the students. Keeping that in mind, we’ve tried to pack in everything you need to know about courses, colleges, institutes, studying abroad and careers. We’ve even squeezed in details such as the best hangouts on college campuses, the best food you can get on campus and who the best people are to know in the canteen. Want to know if there are restaurants around your college of choice? You’ve got it! Does the common room have an air-conditioner? You’ll get the answer in here. We understand that you might face an information overload at times, which is why we think this handbook will be useful. You can carry it in your rucksack, handbag or even back pocket and refer to it whenever you want. Yes, we know you’ve got your BBs and the Internet at the tip of your fingers, but with HT’s Campus Calling magazine, we guarantee you, you won’t face any recharging problems. Also, you don’t need a search engine. We hope the magazine will answer most, if not all, of your college queries and sees you through your admission anxieties. Good luck for the academic year 20011-20012!

EDITORIAL Lina Choudhury-Mahajan Pooja Biraia Pankti Mehta Sharanya Misra Sharma ART DIRECTOR Saji K Thomas

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Confused?

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Admissions

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A helpful table of the options after Class 10 and how to choose a stream that’s best suited to you.

Calendar

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To help you keep track of all the major events in a college student’s life, from Malhar to the holidays, we put together an events calendar from June 2011 to May 2012. Start planning!

Placements

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Find out about which colleges have interested your dream company, and what the highest pay package was for some reputable city colleges.

Study abroad

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A step-by-step guide for those who plan to apply to universities overseas, explaining the process from start to finish.

FAQs

DESIGN Surajit Patro Ramesh Palan

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A comprehensive listing of the best colleges in Mumbai in each stream: science, commerce, arts and BMM. Read about what makes each college stand apart, courses and facilities that each provides and some other interesting features.

A handy manual to help you remember crucial details when you apply to colleges, from what documents you need to carry to information about the online admissions procedure.

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Campus Calling gives you the answers to some common queries that students like you have raised, about admissions and careers.

COVER PHOTO Puneet Chandok PHOTOGRAPHY HT photographers For more information log on to

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Tear out this page, which contains the telephone numbers, addresses and website links for prominent city colleges, listed zone-wise.

BM RUIA GIRLS' COLLEGE 11, Krishna Kunj, Vachha Gandhi Road, Gamdevi, Mumbai - 400007. ■ 022-23808130/23811887 ■ www.bmrgirlscollege.com

Top colleges

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(A large part of the content for HT’s Campus Calling magazine has been provided by YoungBuzz)

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