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Sophia College for Women

Anderson annexe building, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Konkan Division, Mumbai - 400026

 

Affiliated to NAAC, University of Mumbai

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Sophia College, founded in 1941, is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The Governing Body of the Society for the Higher Education of Women in India runs the College. The Religious Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and lay staff form the staff of the College.

The Society of the Sacred Heart was founded in France in 1800, by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat. It is dedicated mainly to the all-round education of youth. There are now a number of schools and colleges of the Society all over the world, besides widespread innovative non-formal involvements. According to a long-standing tradition, the staff takes a personal interest in the harmonious growth of each student entrusted to their care.

Sophia College is a Christian Minority Institution. Students of all denominations are welcome. The main goal of Sophia is the relentless search for Wisdom, through an education that is holistic and transformative.

To enable each student to develop her full intellectual potential through a focused academic experience that is simultaneously rich, extensive and collaborative.

To offer students scope for critical thinking and discernment, leading to the development of value-based convictions.

To help students develop a degree of self-reliance and determination to respond with courage and sensitivity to personal and social issues.

To generate among students an awareness of women's issues, human rights and environmental issues, so that they understand and respond constructively to these.

To sensitise students to look at the world from the perspective of the less privileged and to respond with concern and in a humane manner.

In the context of globalisation, to foster in students a sense of national identity that is secular and multicultural, with respect and tolerance of all cultures and religions.

To encourage Christian students to develop their religious convictions in an atmosphere of respect for other faiths and for each individual's personal beliefs.

The Sophia College campus area and the land in the vicinity belonged to the British East India Company, and was later subdivided and sold. The property changed several hands before it was acquired by the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1940 from the Maharaja of Bhavnagar. A part of the property was given to the Parsi family of Ashburner in the early 19th century. The bungalow which is now the main building was named Somerset House after Sir Henry Somerset, one of the commanders-in-chief of the Bombay Presidency. In 1882, the property was acquired by the Honourable Badruddin Tyabi. He built Somerset Annexe, the nucleus of the present science building. In 1917, Hormusji Nosherwanjee Vakeel bought the property and added the east-west wing. In 1923, the house was occupied by the Maharaja of Indore before the Maharaja of Bhavnagar bought the house in 1937. In 1939, Archbishop Roberts S. J. of Bombay invited the Sacred Heart nuns to start a women's college in Bombay and in 1940, The Society bought the property. The Home and Social Culture centre was formally opened by Archbishop Roberts and the name adopted; Mother Andersson became the first principal.

In 1941, the Arts Faculty was started. The University of Bombay granted temporary affiliation to the college for first year and intermediate classes. In 1942 the extension of affiliation was granted for Bachelor of Arts classes. In 1945, the Sophia motto, crest and colours were adopted. In 1950, the University of Bombay granted permanent affiliation to the college. In 1952, the Science Faculty was started with classes up to the Intermediate Science level. In 1966, the Intermediate Science course was extended into a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1970, Sophia Polytechnic was introduced. In 1975, the Junior college was introduced. In 1978, the postgraduate Diploma Course in Clinical Analysis was started. In 1993, the post graduate diploma course in Quality Assurance in the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries was introduced. At the start of the 21st century, the Sophia Centre for Women's Studies and Development and Sophia Andersson Annexe was inaugurated. Later in 2003, the Bachelor of Mass Media was introduced.

Founded in1941
Timing08:30 AM to 03:30 PM
Working DaysMon-Sat

 

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Degree
3 Years

Course Eligibility

Candidate should have passed 10+2 examination conducted by the Maharashtra Board.

Degree
2 Years

Course Eligibility

Candidate with Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University.

Course Eligibility

Candidate with Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University.

Degree
3 Years

Course Eligibility

Candidate should have passed 10+2 examination conducted by the Maharashtra Board.

Course Eligibility

Candidate should have passed 10+2 examination conducted by the Maharashtra Board.

Course Eligibility

Candidate with Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University.

Course Eligibility

Candidate should have B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University.

Course Eligibility

Candidate with Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University.

Course Eligibility

Undergraduates and post-graduates. S.Y.B.Sc students various science streams from any recognized University.

Degree
3 Years

Course Eligibility

Candidate should have passed 10+2 examination conducted by the Maharashtra Board.

Course Eligibility

Candidate should have B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University.

Diploma
1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Days

Course Eligibility

BSc degree in degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University. Basic understanding of Chemistry, Microbiology, Life Sciences and Biochemistry.

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Anderson annexe building, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Konkan Division, Mumbai - 400026

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