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Dr. Rajpal Shripat HandeDr. Rajpal Shripat Hande

(Former, Director Board of Colleges & University Development 
University of Mumbai)

  • Former, Director, Board of College and University Development (B.C.U.D.)& International Cooperation officer of the University of Mumbai.An academic head of 57 University departments, 124 recognized research centers & 740 affiliated colleges .
  • Former Reader in Zoology V.G.Vaze College ,Mulund ., Principal of K.J.Somaiya College of Science & Commerce & N.S.S. College ,Tardeo, Mumbai.
  • And now onward Principal of Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science & Amruthben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics
  • He has 33 years of teaching experience ,also Ph.D. Guide in Zoology, University of Mumbai. 
  • He has published research papers in National and International Journals, as well as presented research Papers at National and International conferences.
  • Recently he has published a book titles” Assessment & Accreditation ,Quality enhancement in Higher Education.
  • Former, Member secretary of BUTR,Member of Senate, Academic Council, Management Council of the University of Mumbai.
  • During his tenure as Director BCUD 17 colleges and University departments granted Autonomy.He is instrumental in establishing 2 Model colleges sponsored by MHRD ,prestigious Confucius Institute sponsored by Republic of China .
  • University’s Thane subcampus ,Kalyan Center ,7 acquiring 26 acres &5 acres of land for Subcampus at Sindhudurg & for Sindhu Swadhyay Sanstha,
  • Government of Maharashtra has signed an MOU with ILLINOIS University US, Prin. Dr. Rajpal Hande was appointed as Liaison Officer on behalf of University of Mumbai. 
  • He has been nominated by Government of Maharashtra to participate in the Workshop titled “A Multidisciplinary approach to  University leader development” organized by Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, during 29th July to 5th August, 2012.
  • He has lead the delegation of Principals/Directors of Institutes to visit leading Universities in China and signed MOU with 3 top Universities in China for academic co-operations. 
  • He has initiated many International Collaborations and developmental schemes to College teachers and students.
  • He has participated in World Education Leader’s Forum at World Culture Camp, South Korea in the month of July, 2013.
  • He has been appointed as UGC nominee on various autonomous Institutes.
  • He is University nominee on the Board of Management  of St.Xaviers College ,Autonomous.
  • He has participated in Management Development programme on “Leadership in Higher Education-for leaders of Universities in India at Indian Institute of Management Kozekode.
  • Trained National Assessor of National Assessment & Accreditation council autonomous body of UGC, Govt. of India.He is a NAAC PEEAR team member since 1998 and  assessed many colleges all over the country . He was resource person for NAAC guidance (157 presentations)  to various colleges all over Maharashtra leading to Quality movement in the state.Vaze college ,Mulund was the first in Maharashtra to get NAAC accreditation with 5 star in 1998, Dr.Hande was the Chairman of the Steering committee .  Under his leadership as a Principal K.J.Somaiya College of Science & Commerce College awarded ‘A’ grade in 2004,.University of Mumbai’s Reaccreditation was pending for 11 years .Under his guidance as Director  BCUD University of Mumbai has been awarded “A’ grade in 2012. 
  • He was Chief organizer of 73rd Session of Indian History Congress at the University attended by 2000 delegates from all over the country, recently on 28-30 December, 2012.
  • He was Local Organizing Secretary of 102nd Indian Science Congress held from 3rd January to 7th January, 2015 hosted by University of Mumbai after 54 years, attended by 16000 delegates, 10 Nobel Laureates and Equivalent, inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Hon’ble Narendra Modiji and other dignitaries.  
  • He was a key person in organizing the visits of World leaders such as His Holiness Dalai Lama and First lady of United States of America Michel Obama, academic leaders as  President of Harvard University Professor Drew Faust, Nobel Laureate in Physics  Dr. Kurt Wuthrich, & other 11 Nobel Laureates.President of Tianjin University of Technology Prof. Gianbio Ma, to the University of Mumbai.
  • Member of Association / Research Societies :
  • Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association 
  • Fellow of Academy of Zoology ( International)
  • Fellow of Zoological Society of India.




Dr.Rajpal Shripat Hande





Mrs.Swapna S.Durve

Vice - Principal


Dr (Ms). Harini D.Chouta




M.Sc., D.H.E., Ph.D, MSACIT

Mrs.Binda Palekar


M.Sc., B.Ed., MSACIT

Ms.Bina M. Mathew



Dr.Rajpal Shripat Hande
Dr.(Ms.) Anjali Patkar
Ms. Rajeshwari Mirji
Mrs. Ramola Thangiah
Vice - Principal
M.A.(Industrial Psychology), M.Phil, D.H.E.
Dr. (Ms.) Nupur Mehrotra
Vice Principal (Self - Financed Section)
M.Sc, Ph.D.