B.K. Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce (Autonomous), Kalyan, a multi faculty premier institution of higher learning, with an enrolment of more than 9,500 students (5,500 for UG, PG and Research Programmes) is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The College was established in 1972, by Kalyan Citizens’ Education Society with the blessings of Syt. B. K. Birla ji and Late Smt. Sarala ji Birla.
B.K. Birla College offers several Under Graduate and Post Graduate Programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce and Ph. D. in Botany, Biotechnology, Physics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Zoology, Hindi, History and Economics. The College also conducts PG Diploma in Bio - nanotechnology and PGDMLT programme. The College has started a Community College for Diploma in Accounting and Taxation (sanctioned by UGC) from 2015 - 16.
The College is spread over an area of 20 acres of land (including Birla School) in the prime location of Kalyan city and developed as an eco-friendly campus.
The College has been re-accredited (3rd Cycle) by NAAC and awarded ‘A’ Grade with CGPA - 3.58 in 2014. The College has been awarded the “Best College Award” (in the Urban category) by the University of Mumbai (2009). The College has been awarded ‘IMC - RBNQ Performance Excellence Trophy - 2011’ in Education. The College has been certified with the ISO 9001: 2008.
The College has been sanctioned funds under the FIST Programme of DST to strengthen Teaching and Research Facilities in all Science Departments. It also has UGC sponsored Gandhian Studies Centre, Women’s Study Centre, Centre for Yoga and Philosophy, Centre for Epigraphy and Centre for Foreign Languages.
The College has been awarded ‘College of Excellence’ status by UGC (2015 - 2020).
The departments of Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Microbiology have been awarded ‘Star Status’ by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi in 2017. Recently, the departments of Mathematics, Information Technology and Computer Science have been recommended for support under strengthening component of Star College Scheme by DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
B.K. Birla College has a vibrant work-culture and a holistic approach to education is encouraged. The teaching - learning process is supported by the use of ICT, interactive exercises, projects, assignments, etc in addition to chalk and talk method. The results have always been higher than the University average results. In extra-curricular activities including NCC, NSS and Sports, etc., the performance of students is excellent. Every year few students of B.K. Birla College figure in the University merit list.
Research is an integral part of teaching. 22 of our faculty members are Ph.D. Guides. Many are working on major / minor research projects and have published a number of research papers in national and international journals.
The College has an International Linkages Committee. The College has signed MoU with a few Universities abroad, namely in USA, Italy and China for faculty exchange and collaborative research. Since 2015, a student exchange has also been initiated.
B.K. Birla College NCC Units have bagged the Vice Chancellor`s banner for 12 times out of 18 for being best NCC Units of University of Mumbai. Almost every year our cadets participate in Republic Day Camp, Thal Sainik Camp and All India Nausainik Camp.
In 2016 - 17, B.K. Birla College students were awarded 1st Prize for Best Team overall performance and 1st Prize for Best Presentation at the XXIV International Economics Convention, a research based competition. During 2017 - 18, our students have received award for Best Research Paper at XXV International Economics Convention.
For two consecutive years, i.e. 2016 - 17 and 2017 - 18, our Boys and Girls of Yoga team have stood First in the Inter Collegiate Yoga competition conducted by University of Mumbai and won 12 out of 12 Gold Medals. College has also bagged medals in Archery, Wrestling, Athletics, Squash, Cricket, etc.
The College has been granted ‘Autonomous Status’ by University Grants Commission and University of Mumbai w.e.f. from 2018 - 19 for a period of 10 years.
The Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) has sanctioned B. K. Birla College a grant under the component 8 for ‘Enhancing Quality and Excellence in select Autonomous Colleges’.
We, at B.K. Birla College, remain committed to the cause of higher education, catering to the diverse needs of the students and enabling them to develop as intellectually alive, and socially - responsible citizens ready for continuous and professional growth.