B. K. Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce (Autonomous), Kalyan Affiliated to University of Mumbai
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B. K. Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous), Kalyan a multi faculty premier institution of higher learning, with an enrolment of more than 12,500+ students (7,500 for UG, PG and Research Programmes) is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The College was established in 1972, by Kalyan Citizens’ Education Society with the blessings of Late Shri B. K. Birla ji and Late Smt. Sarala ji Birla.

The College is spread over 20 acres of land (including B. K. Birla Public School) in the prime location of Kalyan city and developed as an eco-friendly campus. As an initiative towards green campus, the college is focusing on the use of energy saving devices, minimizing waste, rain water harvesting, etc. and creating awareness about plastic-free campus. The Chairman and Faculty members have sponsored 25 new cycles to the needy students as a green initiative during the current year.

The College offers 22 Under Graduate, 27 Post Graduate courses in Arts, Science and Commerce and 09 Ph. D. programs in the subject of Botany, Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Microbiology (under renewal), Hindi, History and Economics. A Ph. D. program is being introduced in the subject of Commerce. The College also conducts PG Diploma in Bio - nanotechnology and Advanced Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (A-DMLT). In the year 2015-16, the UGC has sanctioned a Community College for Diploma in Accounting and Taxation to our college.

The College has been accredited by NAAC with 5 Star Status in 2002, reaccredited (2nd Cycle) with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA - 3.37) in 2008 and reaccredited (3rd Cycle) and awarded ‘A’ Grade (CGPA - 3.58) in 2014.

The College has been awarded the ‘Best College Award’ (in the Urban category) by the University of Mumbai (2009) and also awarded the ‘IMC - RBNQ Performance Excellence Trophy - 2011’ in Education. The College has been certified with the ISO 9001: 2015.

The College has been sanctioned funds under the ‘FIST’ Programme of DST to strengthen Teaching and Research Facilities in all Science Departments. The College has UGC sponsored Gandhian Studies Center. The Women’s Studies Centre and Dr. Ambedkar Studies Center, which were UGC sponsored earlier are now functional at the college level. The College is also a Centre for Yoga and Philosophy, Epigraphy and for Foreign Languages (under CE).

The College was granted ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ (CPE) status by UGC (2010) and presently granted ‘College of Excellence’ status (2015 - 2020).

The departments of Botany, Chemistry, Microbiology, Physics and Zoology have been awarded ‘Star Status’ by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi in 2017. Recently, the departments of Mathematics, Information Technology and Computer Science have received support under strengthening component of ‘Star College Scheme’ by DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

B. K. Birla College has a vibrant work-culture. A holistic approach to education is encouraged. The teaching - learning process is supported by the use of ICT, interactive exercises, projects, assignments, etc. in addition to chalk and talk method. College has 55 classrooms with ICT facility, with 50% being smart classrooms and one a 3D studio. The academic results have always been higher than the University results. Every year a few students figure in the University merit list.

Research is an integral part of teaching. 22 of our faculty members are Ph.D. Guides. Many are working on research projects and have published a number of research papers in national and international journals.

Two faculty members have received a Major Research Project from Naval Research Board with a grant of Rs. 28.54 Lakhs in the year 2019-20. Century Rayon Shahad sanctioned a consultancy research project with a grant of Rs. 4.57 Lakhs for the year 2018-19. Many faculty members are working on Minor research projects sanctioned by the University of Mumbai.

15 Patents (14 Published and 01 Awarded) have been contributed by the Faculty Members.

The performance of students is excellent in extra-curricular activities including NCC, NSS, Sports, etc. The College NCC Units have bagged the Vice Chancellor`s banner for 12 times out of 19 for being best NCC Units of University of Mumbai. Almost every year our cadets participate in Republic Day Camp, Thal Sainik Camp and All India Nau Sainik Camp.

In 2016-17, our students received 1st Prize for Best Team overall performance and 1st Prize for Best Presentation at the XXIV International Economics Convention, a research based competition. During the year 2017-18, students have bagged 1st Prize for Research Paper at XXV International Economics Convention.

The College ranks 4th in sports amongst all the affiliated colleges in University of Mumbai (2018-19). 28 students have represented the college at National Level and won One Gold, Five Silver and One Bronze medals. 55 students have won medals at University Level (30 Gold, 13 Silver and 12 Bronze).

For three consecutive years, i.e. 2016 - 19, our boys and girls Yoga team stood First in the Inter Collegiate Yoga competition conducted by University of Mumbai and won all 12 Gold Medals. The College has also bagged medals in Archery, Wrestling, Athletics, Squash, Cricket, etc. The management provides financial support to the students for participating at International and National Level. Miss Nisha Pujari was awarded Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Rajya Krida Puraskar - Highest Award for Sports in Maharashtra State (2013-14).

The College has been granted ‘Autonomous Status’ by University Grants Commission and University of Mumbai from 2018 - 19.

The college follows semester system with 60:40 examination pattern.

The College has started 57 skill based Certificate Courses of 2 credits from the academic year 2018-19 to enhance the skill sets of students.

The College has introduced various innovative PG courses, M.Sc. (Artificial Intelligence), M.Com. (Accounting and Finance) in the academic year 2020-2021 and M.Sc. (Data Science and Big Data Analytics), M.Sc. (Finance) and M.Com. (Banking and Finance) in the Academic Year 2019-20.

The college has established Career Guidance and Placement Cell and Entrepreneurship Cell and Skill Hub to provide help, support and guidance to registered students.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji digitally inaugurated B.K. Birla College - Entrepreneurship Cell and Skill Hub under RUSA on February 3rd, 2019

To strengthen and enrich academics in different subjects, the College has taken an initiative to invite a few senior faculty members as Distinguished Honorary Professors / Distinguished Visiting Professors / Honorary Professors from reputed institutions to provide help, support and guidance in developing curriculum and promote research.

A few of our students have qualified for the UPSC / MPSC examination, few students have received INSPIRE fellowship (SHE) and a few students also qualified for IIT- JAM, NET and SET examinations.

The Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) has sanctioned our College a grant of Rs. 5.00 cr. under the component 8 for ‘Enhancing Quality and Excellence in select Autonomous Colleges’.

The college has signed MoU with University of West Georgia and a few other foreign universities for faculty and student exchange/research, etc. MoUs have also been signed with institutions of national repute to achieve academic excellence.

We have signed MoU with Group Data and Analytics Cell, Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd., TCS ion, Century Rayon, Shahad (Grasim - Aditya Birla Group of Companies), Century Enka Ltd., Pune and Rajashree Polyfil Ltd., Bharuch, (B. K. Birla Group of Companies) for strengthening Academics, (providing Expertise, Guest Faculty, Internship, Promoting Research, etc.) for the students, particularly of M.Sc. (Finance), M.Sc. (Artificial Intelligence), M.Sc. (Data Science and Big Data Analytics), M.Sc. (Environmental Sciences), M.Com (E- Commerce), etc. and various job-oriented Certificate Courses.

The College has a Central Library well equipped with all basic amenities and IT infrastructure creating an apt ambience. It has a rich collection of more than 79,000+ books, 1130 audio-visual materials and subscription to 114 periodicals and 27 Newspapers covering various disciplines in English, Marathi and Hindi Languages. The library has subscription to 33 E-books and has institutional membership of Inflibnet and Delnet for E-Resources and services. The Library operations and services are automated and, on an average, caters to the information needs of more than 1000 users every day.

Recently the college has been approved as a Potential ‘Mentor Institution’ with financial allocation of Rs. 30.00 Lakh to provide help, support and guidance to enable the Mentee Institutions (Non Accredited) to upgrade its academic performance and get accredited for the 1st Cycle of Accreditation by NAAC, under the UGC – PARAMARSH scheme (2019 - 20).

The College is preparing to introduce new courses like B.Sc. MLT (Integrated Course), B.Sc. Bio Analytical Sciences (Integrated Course), M.Sc. Botany (Herbal Sciences), M.Sc. Zoology (Cell Biology and Cytogenetics), M.Sc. Microbiology (Industrial Microbiology), M.Sc. Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry), M.Sc. Physics (Material Science) M.Sc. (Artificial Intelligence), M.Sc. (Robotics), etc. The college has also applied to the NCTE, New Delhi to start a four year Integrated Teacher Education, B.A. B.Ed. and B.Sc. B.Ed. Programme from academic year 2020-21.

Our benevolent patrons have been regularly monitoring the progress of B.K. Birla College and have visited the institute at regular intervals. Their appreciation of our strides of progress as prime educational institute, are our most memorable and cherished recognition.

The date 6th March, 1994 is imprinted in golden letters in the history of B.K. Birla College, Kalyan as our Chief Patrons (Late) Shri B. K. Birla ji and (Late) Smt. Sarala ji Birla visited the campus. Their keen observation, appreciation and valuable inputs for further progress of the institute were imbibed and institutionalized. They have regularly interacted and appreciated our efforts, whenever they visited Kalyan or Mumbai.

On 28th February, 2017, our esteemed patron Smt. Neerja ji Birla, Founder and Chairperson of M power, Chairperson of the Aditya Birla World Academy and The Aditya Birla Integrated School visited the college campus to grace the occasion of Degree Distribution Ceremony. While appreciating our efforts and progress, she advised the students to become responsible citizens following the ethics, discipline and values inculcated by the institution. She emphasized the importance of 5C’s: Curiosity, Courage, Confidence, Consistency and Commitment; in an individual’s life.

Our patron Honorable Padma Bhushan Smt. Rajashreeji Birla visited the college on Wednesday, the 6th February 2019 for the Degree Distribution Ceremony. The foundation stone of the New Building on campus was laid at the gracious hands of our patron to augment the expansion of the institute under autonomy. She inspired and motivated all of us to equip ourselves with latest knowledge so as to lead the institute into the new world of education without losing sight of traditional values.

We are fortunate to have Shri O. R. Chitlange as Chairman, Governing Council of B.K. Birla College. His constant support and guidance has encouraged the college to take several major strides towards achieving greater heights of Excellence.

The college has initiated apply to its ‘Quest of Excellence’ in totality for the cause of Higher Education and all set to apply to acquire ‘Deemed to be University Status’ in 2 years’ time.

We, at B. K. Birla College, stand committed to the cause of higher education, catering to the diverse needs of the students and enabling them to develop as intellectually alive and socially - responsible citizens ready for continuous and professional growth.

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