In a major achievement, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha’s Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil (KBP) College, Vashi, has been chosen as the best college by the University of Mumbai in the urban category, for the academic year 2012-13. The award will be given by the university on Republic Day, in Mumbai.
The award has been instituted by the university for felicitating colleges that perform best in all aspects of education and strive for excellence. The award constitutes a cash prize of Rs25,000 along with a memento and certificate.
“Since its inception, KBP College, which was formerly known as Modern College, has progressed and acquired a status of one of the most prominent colleges in Navi Mumbai,” said principal Dr VS Shivankar.
He added that the college has put its best foot forward to provide quality education and bring all round development of students and inculcating values in young minds. “We also promote co-curricular activities,” said Shivankar.
The college was also accredited by the national accreditation and assessment council with ‘A’ grade [CGPA 3.28] in January 2011 and is an ISO 9001-2008 certified institute. “This college is one of the four colleges recognised by the University of Mumbai to offer a status of community college,” said Shivankar.
“The college faculty and students are involved in active research which is reflected in the publications and conferences attended. Many national-level conferences and seminars are organised by the college every year. Recently, the department of science and technology sanctioned a grant of Rs77 lakh under the scheme of Fund for Improvement of S & T (FIST) to the college, for upgrading science education and research facilities in the college,” said professor Prakash Hazare.
He added that the college flaunts superb infrastructure, well-equipped laboratories with advanced instrumentation and library facilities.
KBP has achieved this because of inspiration from the management of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, chairman Raosaheb Shinde, managing council member Ramsheth Thakur, among others.