Holistic Education with an Emphasis on National Development
The Vision of our Institution
Education for all.
Education for the youth.
Education for the future of our country
The mission of our institution is to serve the society at large, and students belonging to linguistic minority in particular, with commitment, dedication and devotion. The institution aims at providing overall education from K.G to P.G to Ph.D. Nagindas Khandwala College aims to provide holistic education with an emphasis on national development. The Autonomous Status of the college gives freedom in introducing new courses in line with recent trends and modifying the existing syllabi to suit industry needs. With such an approach taken towards the curriculum, the college ensures the overall development of the students and prepares them to face the challenges of the industry. The College also offers an opportunity to develop skills through Short Term Courses that are provided to the students to earn credits.
Nagindas Khandwala College was established in July 1983 by the Malad Kandivli Education Society (M.K.E.S), a registered charitable trust. The institution was set up with the motto to provide education to all. Beginning with 330 students, the institution has grown over the years with 17 Under Graduate, 7 Post Graduate and 3 Ph.D. programmes (2020-21) to establish itself as one of the prominent institutions in the city. The institution’s vision is to transform the society by providing education to all, for the nation’s holistic development. As mentioned in our mission, Nagindas Khandwala College aims to serve the society at large. Therefore, the College has adopted a school in Karambeliwadi Village in rural Maharashtra. Our student volunteers, collectively known as Team RAYS, regularly organize annual camps in the village to interact with the children and provide stationery for the school under ‘Project Pehel’.
The team organised a four days educational drive from 2nd March to 6th March 2018 and also painted the school walls. From 9th November to 11th November 2018, classes were conducted to help the school students prepare for their exams.
During the four - day camp from 31st October to 3rd November 2019, Team RAYS distributed stationery and books, and taught the children how to read and write in English. After the lockdown, the team visited the village for the camp, where they organized Karambeliwadi Khel Mahotsav for the children. It is through such initiatives that the College proves that it firmly stands by the belief that education can bring social, economic and cultural progress and prosperity.
The student volunteers of Bachelor of Banking and Insurance, Bachelor of Financial Markets, and Bachelor of Accounting and Finance have taken up an educational project to serve the needs of the Gujarati Medium students of Nihalchand Laloochand High School. Twice a week, these volunteers visit the school students of Standards I to V and teach them how to read, write and speak in English. This is an eagerly awaited activity, and another example of Nagindas Khandwala’s distinctiveness in designing impactful programmes that foster experiential learning. While the school students get better at English, the volunteers learn, leadership skills and mentoring.
Nagindas Khandwala College ensures that the vision and mission are in tune with the higher education policies of the nation. It offers modern, professional and technical career-oriented programmes. The Study Abroad Programme is the recent innovative approach in which the students undergo a part of the course in foreign universities. The College has signed Memorandums of Understanding with University of Frazer Valley (Canada) for IT and CS students and Royal Roads University (Canada) for Commerce students so that students can study for two years at Nagindas Khandwala and two years in the universities after which they would be awarded their degrees. The College also offers commerce students another opportunity where they complete one year of their undergraduate programme in the University of Canberra (Australia) followed by an MBA programme. With this programme, the College is striving to fulfill M.K.E.S’s ever glowing message “Education and beyond”.
Always keen on providing the most relevant and contemporary education, Nagindas Khandwala College has introduced a number of new Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes after a close study of emerging industries. Our flagship undergraduate programmes like BA (Honours) in Apparel Design and Construction, BMS in Sports Management, B.Com (Honours) in Actuarial Studies, etc. are growing in popularity. B. Sc (Honours) programmes like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and Cloud Technology and Information Security ensure that our students are trained in cutting-edge technology. Similarly, Masters Programmes in Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Integrative Nutrition and Dietetics, and other such relevant fields have been introduced.
The College also identifies learning levels of slow and advanced learners by the entry-level grades obtained by the students in the first year. Students are evaluated through their classroom participation, by monitoring their grades in the exams, regular meetings with their parents/guardians and mentor-mentee meetings. Entry-level students are made familiar with the learning atmosphere and curriculum framework of the College through orientation programmes, alumni interaction, industrial visits and counselling centres. Advanced learners are made aware of their potential by encouraging them to participate in intra-collegiate and inter-collegiate activities, research methodology courses, quizzes, and to present papers in seminars and conferences. Meanwhile, slow-learners are encouraged to overcome their limitations with different programmes and varied kinds of guidance through remedial lectures, bridge courses for entry-level students, skill development courses and one-on-one doubt-solving sessions with mentors.
The Learning Management System is efficiently utilized to share learning resources, conduct activities and submit assignments. MS Teams and Google Classrooms are effectively used to enable blended learning. Moodle is used as a platform to conduct examinations as and when required, and results are declared as early as possible. The students, upon request and after following required procedure, are also given access to their papers. Such activities and initiatives taken by the College cater to the students’ need for holistic education and overall development.