Mumbai University or Mumbai Vidyapeeth
One of the oldest universities in India, the University of Mumbai in Maharashtra state, was established in 1857 and was initially known as University of Bombay. When the name Bombay changed to Mumbai, naturally the name of the University also changed. Built in Gothic style of architecture, the University of Mumbai has got five star rating from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The very first college in Mumbai, affiliated to this University was St. Xavier’s College. That was in 1868.
The specialities of this University include Virtual Classroom and Central Computing Facility. Apart from academic excellence, this University has also excelled in extra-curricular activities including sports and games. This University has been a part of cultural activities in Mumbai from the beginning itself.