is located in the central part of Mumbai
close to Hindu colony
, between the Dadar
railway stations. It comprises the Ramnarain Ruia College of Arts and Science and the Ramnivas Ruia Junior College of Arts and Science. The college has been awarded a four star rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council
of India. The students and alumni of Ruia college are colloquially known as Ruiaites
. The katta
(literally meaning meeting place, in Marathi) is a popular meeting point for Ruiaites, present and past.
The College was established in June 1937. It was the first college in Mumbai to be founded by the Shikshana Prasarak Mandali
, Pune. It was inaugurated formally on 3 December 1937 by the then Governor of Bombay, Sir Roger Lumley
. A large part of the credit for its establishment goes to Mataji Suvratadevi Ruia and her son, Seth Ramnivas Ruia. Seth Ruia donated a sum of Rs. 2,00,000 (not adjusted for inflation) at that time, from the Ramnarain Harnandrai Charitable Trust. In recognition of this gesture, S.P. Mandali named the institution after him.
Ruia college won the award for the best college given by University of Mumbai
for the year 2006. It has won the trophy in the youth festival organized by Mumbai university for three consecutive years.
With its varied experience and diligence, the Ruia faculty was in a position to innovate and experiment soon after the college started functioning. Considerable emphasis was placed on... Read More