From the academic year 2013, the Mumbai University is planning to introduce Diploma Course in Religion and Society, Peace & Dialogue. The progarmme will be offered at the University’s affliated St Andrew's College (Bandra). The newly launched programme will help stem growing mistrust between religious communities through sound knowledge of each other's beliefs and traditions.
Those students who have completed their HSC are eligible to take admission into the Diploma in Religion and Society, Peace and Dialogue programme. Moreover, as per sources, the University’s academic council has given its approval for new courses in undergraduate, post-graduate and diploma, including courses in media.
Sources have also informed that the courses include bachelor and masters of film, TV and new media production, master of entertainment media and advertising, masters of art (TV studies and film studies). There are certificate courses in Bhakti literature, functional proficiency in English, understanding literature and cinematic texts for children up to the age of seven and eight to 15 years too. Furthermore, the BCom students second year will be offered retail management, insurance and entrepreneurship development subjects from next year, after approval.
Mumbai University is one of the oldest and reputed universities of the state. It was established with the passing of the Bombay University Act of 1953. On 4 September 1996, the name of the University was changed from University of Bombay to University of Mumbai according to a Government Gazette. The educational jurisdiction of Mumbai University is spread across the districts of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. It provides quality higher education at various levels by offering Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees to students.