In what it might be called a good news for the Mumbai University, which is always blamed for mismanagement, it is expected that 67 new colleges will join the varsity from this academic year.
According to Mid-Day, 67 applications from new colleges have been received by Mumbai University. The Mumbai University has now sent these applications to the Maharashtra government for a final nod. The Thane district has the highest number of applications, at 18. The Mumbai University currently has 850 affiliated colleges under its wing.
A senior official from Mumbai University told the leading daily, “The applications this year have come from across its jurisdiction — Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Palghar and parts of Konkan, too. While Thane has the highest number of applicants, there are 10 from Palghar, 10 from Raigad district, and the remaining 29 from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Konkan. The list also includes 10-night colleges. A call on these will be taken in the Management Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday.”