state university in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The University of Mumbai (also known by its former name University of Bombay, the official name until 1997, or Bombay University), informally known as (MU), is one of the earliest state universities in India and the oldest in Maharashtra. It offers bachelors, masters and Doctoral courses, as well as diplomas and certificates in many disciplines like the Arts, commerce, Science, Medical and Engineering. The language of instruction for most courses is English.
The University of Mumbai was established in 1857. The university has two campuses across Mumbai (Kalina Campus and Fort Campus) and two outside Mumbai, one of them being Thane Sub Campus. The Fort campus carries out administrative work only. Several institutes in Mumbai previously affiliated to the university are now autonomous institutes or universities.
The University of Mumbai is one of the largest universities in the world. In 2011, the total number of enrolled students was 549,432. The university in 2013 had 711 affiliated colleges.
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