As the country celebrated its 70th Independence Day, Jai Hind College, just one year younger to free India, was awarded the ‘best college’ by the University of Mumbai. The university gave away awards to two affiliated colleges each from urban and rural areas for their excellence in the standard of education. Maharshi Dayanand College, Parel, was the other college which bagged the award for the urban section. In the rural-area category, Pillai College in Panvel and Godavari Shyamrao Parulekar College, Talasari won .
A committee had been appointed by the university to evaluate the applications. The winning colleges were awarded a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 50,000.
Jai Hind College Principal Ashok Wadia said it was a proud moment. “Established in 1948, the college has a rich heritage. It is great that its contributions to the education sector have been recognised,” he said.