Ramnarain Ruia College of Arts and Science If you’re a student of Class X or XII, you’re probably wondering which collegeor stream to opt for next.
Ramnarain Ruia College of Arts and Science, more popularly known as Ruia College, was established in 1937 in Matunga under the Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali, Pune.
Known as one of the finest Â academic institutions with high standards, Ruia College is affiliated with the Mumbai University and was accredited with gradeâ€˜A’ by the NAAC in 2007. The alumni ofÂ Ruia College include Justice Hemant Gokhale,Dr. Prafulla Desai, Manohar Joshi, Ashwini Bhide etc.
Studies and Activities
Ramnarain Ruia College offers several courses at the junior college level as well as graduate degree college and postgraduate degree level. At the degree college level it offers B.A., B.Sc., B.M.M.
(Bachelors in mass media), and BliSc(Bachelorsin library and information science), as well as certificate courses in the basics of neuropsychology, calligraphy, journalism, slum studies, proof reading,translation skills and diploma courses in accounting and taxation, basic course in analytical chemistry fornon-chemistry students and food science and qualitycontrol. At the postgraduate level, the collegeoffersM.Sc. and Ph.D.in botany, chemistry,microbiologyand zoology. It also offers PG diploma courses in industrial analytical chemistry and accounting,taxation and law.
The Vidyarthi Prathinidhi Mandal (Student RepresentativeOrganisation) organises co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for students along with the authorities. Under the VPM areother organisations and clubs such as the Career GuidanceCell, Dramatic Circle,Ruia Performing Arts Society, Quiz Club,LeCercle Francais, Film Societyetc.
The collegealso has a gymkhana club,anNSS and an NCCcell.
The VPM organises an annual cultural festival named Utsav, which is the most popular event of the year.
Thereisâ€˜Aarohan’, an intra-collegefestival. Ruia collegeissought after forthe Ruia Natyalaya -atheatre club comprising performing arts, which showcases the year’sthree best plays in January.
Different departments such as history,philosophy and English literaturealso organise their ownfestivals throughout the year.
The collegelibrary wasbuilt in 1937,making it morethan seventyyearsold. The library houses 1,20,000 books as well as periodicals, national and international journals, magazines, microfilms, CDs, DVDs and audio cassettes. The library also has ararebooks section. Apart from this, it also has an e-learning centre with highspeed LAN and free Internet access forstudents to browse educational websites.
The sciencefacultyhas UG and PG labs forall subjects, which areequipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The collegehas aresearch programmes in the area of chemistry,biologyand biochemistry up to the PG level.
And have close to 20 research guides forthe same.
Almost 10 classrooms are equipped with audiovisual facilities. The collegealso has an e-learning centrewith 30 computerswith internet facilities thatisfreefor students forhalf-an-hour at a time.The collegealso has an auditorium, which can accommodate 350 to 400 students.
The mass media room of the collegeisone of the best in the city, and has all the equipment thatstudents may need fortheir collegeprojects. Theyalso have afacilities to project livetelevision on ascreen thatcan be used by the teacherstodemonstrateand explain concepts to the students.
The best things about Ramnarain Ruia College
â– The college has signed a MoU with the Ontario Consortium, Canada, for an exchange programme for both staff and students starting in 2009.
â– There is aâ€˜Self Vision Centre’ that lets visually impaired students recordtheir lectures and takeprintouts of the same.
â– The college is extremely active in performing arts events and stands out, especially in the Youth Fest at Mumbai University.
lookout for Facilities around the the college:
â– Anumber of reasonably priced eating joints near the campus such as â€˜DP’s', Mani, Sai Juicewala, Subhash Sandwich.
â– Theâ€˜katta’opposite Ruia collegeisone of the favourite spots to hang out between and after lectures.
â– The road to Matunga station, at awalking distance of just five minutes is lined with various shops for clothes and accessories.
(Source : Hindustan Times Horizon)
Ramnarain Ruia CollegeÂ website : www.ruiacollege.edu