14 new colleges may open in Mumbai that will offer courses at the undergraduate level from the new academic year. The University of Mumbai went through 57 applications to set up new colleges and finally approved 14 applications which will begin their session after getting approval from state government. Earlier, existing colleges forwarded a total of 228 applications to offer new courses. The University of Mumbai forwarded 70 applications to the government.
Only few colleges will be allowed to set shop that would offer innovative courses. M A Khan, registrar, University of Mumbai, stated that each application was scrutinised carefully with inspection committees visiting colleges. Only innovative job-oriented courses were given a green signal. B. Com in financial management, transport management, investment management, interdisciplinary sciences and human science are some of the subjects that were considered as industry-oriented courses.