The K.M.E. Society’s G.M. Momin Women’s College is located in Bhiwandi which is a City in the District of Thane in Western Maharashtra. It is located 50 kms to the North-East of Mumbai and 15 kms to the North-East of Thane. The exact location of Bhiwandi is 19o17’N, 73o03’E. The College is set in an educational campus of 4.9acres.
Bhiwandi is known for its power looms, having the largest number of power looms in the country and is dubbed as ‘The Manchester of India’. A major portion of the population is associated with power looms: however the scenario is fast changing.
Our college was established with the motive of making higher education available to women, especially from the minority Muslim population, and economically deprived sections of the society; facilitating the same through effective action. The currently much promoted concept of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao was thus envisioned, conceptualized and successfully implemented from the view point of higher education for minority girl students, a long time ago, by our broad minded forward thinking KME Society.
Most of the students of our college come from economically poor families. Our college offers higher education to the aspiring girls coming from the middle and lower-middle sections of the region at an affordable cost. Most of our students are the first generation learners.
The establishment of this college therefore, plays a vital role in educating Muslim girls and contributes to the progress of Bhiwandi and the Nation at large.
The college offers a wide choice of Undergraduate Courses, Postgraduate Courses and Doctoral programmes (Science) and also conducts Diploma, Certificate and skill oriented courses, in order to make the students financially independent.
Our college is fortunate to have fifty two full time teachers out which twenty three faculty members with Ph.D., seven staff members are research guides, ten faculties with M.Phil., fourteen faculty members with NET, six with SET, seven with PET and two with GATE qualification. Seven of our faculty members are currently pursuing their Ph.D. Faculty Members are encouraged to do research and undertake Minor and Major Research Projects from various sources and are also encouraged to attend and present papers at research meets.
To kindle the light of knowledge.
To empower women students, especially of the middle and lower-middle classes and mold them to be socially, culturally, economically, environmentally, morally responsible and physically fit, so that they are able to face the challenges ahead with confidence and courage.
The curriculum designed by the University is followed up for all academic programmes. Every activity of our institution is student-centred and practical oriented to make them well aware of the reality and compete as per current global trends.
The college offers a wide choice of Undergraduate Courses, Postgraduate Courses and PhD programme (in Science). The college also conducts Diploma and Certificate courses, in order to produce employable students.
The college is fortunate to have 22 faculty members with PhD, 10 faculties with M.Phil qualification, 13 faculty members with NET qualification, 4 with SET qualification, 7 with PET qualification and 2 with GATE qualification. 7 of our faculty members are currently pursuing their PhD Faculty Members are encouraged to do research and undertake Minor and Major Projects.
They are also encouraged to attend and present papers at workshops, symposia, seminar and conferences.
Students and teachers who undertake Extension Education activities are encouraged by awarding them certificates of appreciation. The college has linkages with Government office, Non-Government organizations, Academic Bodies, Industries and Hospitals. Some of these organizations collaborate with the college in our Extension Education activities.
Growth and Contribution
The policy of the K.M.E. Society is to cater to educational services as per local and global needs and to realize the aspiration of women in Bhiwandi to become enlightened and productive citizens. The college is affiliated to University of Mumbai and recognized by the UGC since 6th January 2007 under section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act 1956. The NAAC had accredited the college in May 2004 with B+ grade (score of 77.80). The college is reaccredited by NAAC in February 2014 with “A” grade and CGPA 3.10.
To initiate quality enhancement the college went ahead with ISO certification from Bureau of Indian Standards and got license for ISO 9001:2000 in 2008 which was subsequently renewed twice with upgraded versions ISO 9001:2008 in 2010 and ISO 9001:2015 in 2019 from Bureau of Indian Standards after extensive internal and external audits.
Proud to say
The college is funded under the prestigious Star College Scheme of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India since 2016.
We are registered under NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) of Government of India since 2018.
Supported and funded under RUSA 2.0 (Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyaan) of Government of India since September 2018, DST FIST (Funds for Infrastructure in Science and Technology) programme of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India since December 2018.
The internal and external academic audit was conducted regularly.
Apart from imparting quality education at an affordable cost, the college continuously strives to inculcate values and groom the personality of the students through various co-curricular and extracurricular activities. The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach full potential, are the keys that have unlocked the doors of excellence and ensured quality education, with continual improvement in empowering women.