Khalsa, Patkar College get autonomous status

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has begun granting autonomy to well-performing colleges based on their NAAC accreditation

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Matunga’s Gurunanak Khalsa College and Patkar-Varde College in Goregaon have joined the list of autonomous colleges. Both the colleges have separated themselves from Mumbai University. Along with this, the total number of autonomous colleges in the city now stands at 13.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has begun granting autonomy to well-performing colleges based on their NAAC accreditation and both these colleges have an A+ ranking by NAAC and had thus applied for autonomy a few months ago.

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Dr Kiran Mangaonkar, Principal of Khalsa College, said that their vision is to make a curriculum that is more industry oriented and beneficial to the students. The skills required in the professional sphere can now be included in their curriculum to enhance students' acceptability in the industry.

While Khalsa college has around 8,000 students, Patkar college has close to 7,500 students. Dr Sharmishtha Matkar, Principal of Goregaon's Patkar-Varde College said that other than developing a more intriguing curriculum which will help students in the job market, their focus is also on increasing research-work in the college, especially for undergraduate students.

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