From the Principal's desk

neha jagtiani
Dear Students and Parents,

“The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.”

It is with utmost delight, enthusiasm and exhilaration I wish to warmly welcome you to the academic year 2022-2023! You are aspiring to become a member of a prestigious 72 years old institution which was established by Sindhi migrants after being displaced during the partition of India. This prospectus outlines the history of the college, rules and regulations and the academic calendar. It will guide you at every step in fulfilling the various formalities which are to be observed throughout the academic year. Therefore, it is an important document which needs to be preserved. Reading every word of this prospectus carefully will empower you with knowledge about the procedures, rules and regulations, as well as every important facet of this college's campus. A good student is the one who learns by acquainting himself/herself with the procedures, rules and regulations. It is rightly said-
"Every finishing line is the new starting line. When you reach there you find there is no there. Life is all about the journey."
With the global scenario changing, but this time for the better, we gear up and welcome all our students back to the campus. Almost like stuck by lightening, you will be a batch that shall emerge with some exuberant talent and develop a new sense of responsibility towards not just academia but also yourself. Blending back into the offline mode, several faculties and guests shall guide your simmering ideas to prepare you for not just an industrial experience but also your holistic growth and development. When the entire world was on a pause, we insisted on nurturing our students through webinars, online FDPs, online internships, creation of a digital repository of free online content through our Virtual Lab and several extension activities such as Online Yoga training, Awareness about the lockdown and social distancing, counseling on stress and anxiety, to name a few.
“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”

- Howard Zinn

Our spirit is driven by this thought as we are venturing into this year with a bang! We introduce to you some of our significant ingenuities include the installation of a Water Recycling Plant and also adopting Rainwater Harvesting; establishing and flourishing a homegrown Medicinal Garden and Strip Garden in our campus; installing Solar Panels to promote energy conservation; organizing frequent Health Check-ups for our staff and students; setting up Covid Vaccination Drives for all our students; arranging Blood Donation Camps in the challenging and testing times on the campus to help the diseased; Offering Relief work at an Adopted Village Pansai, Dist. Raigad by the NSS Unit along with providing an Educational Support Program for the people of Pansai; distribution and promotion of Khadi Masks to support the ideology of our Hon’ble Prime Minister and his voice of an Atmanirbhar Bharat and the Vocal for Local scheme.
Also, we proudly introduce to you the establishment of a fully secured Wi-Fi enabled campus along with an advanced art, sound and editing studio add to the many feathers on our cap. Our institution with absolute pride promotes its Mathematics and Statistics Lab which happens to be rare in most colleges associated with the University of Mumbai. The launch of a civil service Centre for students to prepare for the UPSC /MPSC examinations traces a milestone along with the DBT STAR College scheme that has strengthened academic excellence by providing several essential instruments to SIX Science Departments of the college. We hold a progressive spectacle as we promote Under Graduate Research along with having Grants for most of our Under Graduate Courses and look forward towards an elaborate expansion.

We at R.D. & S.H. National College and S.W.A. Science College provide every single facility which a student needs for his/her academic, social, physical and moral development. We expect that the students of this college make fullest use of the available facilities. The details of all the facilities are listed in the prospectus. Some important academic component, which every student of this college should make efforts to be part of, are:
  1. House System endorses Intra- Collegiate festivals and entices student participation, N.S.S., Nature Club and Sports which inculcate the values of team spirit, Community service and camp experience. They shape the personality of the students and sensitize them towards the less privileged.
  2. Numerous magnificent Inter- Collegiate Departmental festivals along with our Dynamic Magazine Rational National gives students an enjoyable, unforgettable but also curricular based exposure. Ergo, students can reap benefits from such extra-Curricular and co-curricular activities availing several oozing opportunities that unfold their hidden true potential, strengths, aptitudes, brilliance and talents.
  3. The Placement Cell works incessantly to help students identify their career goals and provide an insight into the present day competitive job market. Placement Cell extends from organizing workshops to providing internships to students in various organizations as well as preparing students for the final placements. Further Placement Cell liaison with the Industry to organize In-House and External Placement Drive. The idea behind our relentless efforts is to include Academia- Industry Interface fundamentally, to create a solid foundation along with a magnanimous industrial exposure for the students.
  4. The Multi Utility Sports Centre, the College Cafeteria, Technologically Upgraded Infrastructure all add to the wholesome conglomeration that the college offers.
  5. For 2019-22, the college has been recognized for the DBT STAR College scheme by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India for an undergraduate hands-on skill development in Basic Sciences and now in 2022, we will be applying for Star status which is a very reputed scheme all over India. Our college has been provided with an A grade during annual report submission.
  6. Funds for developing state of the art laboratory “Common Facility Centre” with high-end equipment for Post-Graduate research and E-Learning laboratory by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has been provided for year 2019 to 2024.
  7. Institute Innovation Council (IIC), is another scheme of MHRD, Government of India, that has been running since 2018, and in 2019 we have been provided by a 5 STAR rating for conducting activities related to innovation, Entrepreneurship, IPR and Start-ups.
  8. This Year we have been promoted as Mentor institution for inculcation of innovation and entrepreneurship culture in 5 mentee institution from Maharashtra.
  9. Introducing to you, our newly refurbished ‘Knowledge Avenue’. We have a plethora of pristine dimensions in our institute like the ‘Digispace’ which is the technological space where students can explore their tech-savvy self furthermore; the ‘Innovation Hub: Where Ideas come to Life’ for students and faculty members to ideate and collaborate; the ‘Teachers’ Lounge’ where ideas storm in with a whole lot of creativity; the ‘Principal’s Chamber’ our dynamic leader’s cabin; with ‘Executive Assistance’ acting as a pillar is the back office; the ‘Cafeteria’ where everyone clicks on their refresh and reboot mode to relax.
All activities are geared to instill cultural, intellectual and moral responsibilities which help shape the character and personality of every student. Therefore, we seek your participation in all the activities conducted by the college to evolve as ethical individuals and to transform into eminent and victorious professionals. I look forward to participation from every student to make it a fulfilling and enriching year.
“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” - B.B.King

Dr. Neha Jagtiani