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Programmes in Arts

Bachelor's in Arts

Communication and Media

Programmes in Science

Bachelor's in Science





Programmes in B.Voc



B.VOC Pharma-Analytical Sciences





Q: Which are the programs offered by the College under Arts faculty?

A: The College offers only one program BA (Aided) with various subject combinations available elsewhere on this website. The BA (Self- financed) program is available only for Communication & Media. T Y BA (Psychology) is also a self-financed program.

Q:  Are the Subject combinations we filled in the University pre-admission registration form different from what we are getting in the College form?

A: Yes. The College offers only certain subject combinations (given in the College form) while the University form gives all the subject combinations given by all colleges put together. So please refer to only Ruia College form for admission to Ruia College. 

Q: How is the curriculum in BA at Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College different from the one offered by other colleges affiliated to University of Mumbai?

A: The Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, being an autonomous College, has its own Board of Studies in various core subjects from the Arts faculty. The BoS has a representation from all stakeholders and that BoS designs the curriculum in a particular core subject. This curriculum is further passed by the Academic Council and Management Board (taking into consideration the regulations by the Examination Board) and then it gets implemented.

Q: Is it compulsory to give four preferences?

A: Yes, the final allotment of the core subjects-combination will be made on the basis of merit and availability of seats in a particular core subjects-combination.

Q: What is CSK?

A: CSK is Communication Skills in English. It is a compulsory subject to be studied by every FY Arts faculty student as part of the mandate to provide communication skills to all students. 

Q: What is meant by OEG, OSS, OHN, OMR, OFR?

A: These are abbreviations/ short- forms used for the subjects of various languages- literature offered at Ramnarain Ruia College. OEG means Optional English, OSS means Optional Sanskrit, OHN means Optional Hindi, OMR means Optional Marathi and OFR means Optional French. So, when a student offers OMR, he/she will study Marathi literature.

 Q: Then how is Compulsory Marathi different from Optional Marathi?

A: Compulsory Marathi/ Hindi/ Sanskrit/ French is to be studied by every FY Arts faculty student as a compulsory language skills-training course. While under Optional Marathi/ Hindi/ Sanskrit/ French/ English, a student studies literature (fiction- non-fiction etc.) of a particular language.

Q: What is FC?

A: FC is the Foundation Course. It is required to be studied by every FY Arts and Science faculty student.

Q: Can a student opt for three languages-literature as core subjects?

A: No, a student cannot opt for three languages-literature as core subjects.

Q: Can a student opt for French literature or French compulsory language even if the student has not studied French in 11th and 12th std.?

A:  No, a student cannot opt for French literature if the student has not studied French in 11th and 12th std. since the FY French syllabus presumes a prerequisite of certain level of knowledge in the subject. But a student can opt for French compulsory language if he/ she has studied French in school. 

Q: Can a student opt for French literature or French compulsory language even if the student has not studied French in 11th and 12th std., but has studied French in school?

A: A student can opt for French compulsory language if he/she has studied French in school. But he/ she cannot opt for French literature if the student has not studied French in 11th and 12th std. since the FY French syllabus presumes a prerequisite of certain level of knowledge in the subject.

Q: If a student has not studied a language subject at Junior college, can he/ she get any other subject instead of compulsory language?

A: Even if a student has not studied a language subject at Junior college, Compulsory Marathi/ Hindi/ Sanskrit/ French as well as CSK is to be studied by every FY Arts faculty student as a compulsory language skills-training course. 

Q: Can a student with HSC in Science opt for Psychology as a core subject?

A: A student with HSC in Science can opt for Psychology as a core subject only if the student has done Biology and has secured 70+ marks in Biology.

Q: Can a student with Psychology not studied at HSC opt for Psychology as a core subject?

A: No, a student with Psychology not studied at HSC cannot opt for Psychology as a core subject

Q: What is ‘Commerce’ subject under the Arts faculty program? 

A: ‘Commerce’ subject as an option for Arts students was introduced by University of Mumbai to widen the career prospects of the students from Arts stream. The subject of Commerce enhances the knowledge related to Business Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Banking, Insurance, Financial and Stock Markets, Advertising, Retail Management and other allied fields. Accordingly, a student can take three courses of Commerce and three courses of Economics respectively for their BA degree. 

Q: Does the core subject Commerce include Accounting or Mathematics? 

A:  No. Commerce subject covers theory papers only and does not include Accounts, or Mathematics or statistics to make it an easier option for students.

Q: Can a student change the subject combination afterwards?

A: No, a student cannot change the subject combination afterwards.

Q: Can a student change the subject combination at SYBA?

A: The core subjects-combinations offered at FYBA cannot be changed at the SYBA. the subject selected at TYBA will have to be from these subjects-combinations of FYBA. 

Q: What is Philosophy? Is it difficult?

A: Study of Philosophy consists of Moral Philosophy, Ethics, Indian and Western Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Yoga Philosophy, Logic etc. This course helps in critical thinking, learning to argue consistently and is known to be the queen of all sciences. Efforts are taken to simplify the subject and good study material is provided. 

Q: Can a student study BA with Mathematics or he/ she has to do BSc in Mathematics?

A: A student can study BA with Mathematics like he/ she can do BSc in Mathematics.

Q: Can a student pay the fees in instalments? How many instalments are allowed?

A: Yes, a student can pay the fees in two instalments with the permission of authorities.

Q: If a student cancels the admission, does he/ she get a refund? How much will be refunded?

A: If a student cancels the admission, it takes a minimum of a month to get a refund. The amount of refund is according to the University of Mumbai rules. 

Q: If a student cancels the admission, when does he/ she get the documents back?

A: Yes, if a student cancels the admission, he/ she gets the documents back generally in 2-3 days.

Q: What are the College timings? When do the lectures start and end?

A: The first lecture for the Arts faculty subjects starts at 7:45 am and the last lecture depends on subjects offered. But all Arts faculty lectures end by 2.30 pm. 

Q: How can a student opt for the subject Economics while pursuing a degree program in Science faculty?

A: A student can opt for a combination of subjects like Economics-Statistics-Mathematics at only the FYBSc level. The subject does not appear in selection at the second year science degree program.

Q: What are the specializations offered at TYBA?

A: A student can acquire BA Entire i.e. six courses in a core subject or BA double major in two core subjects. For details, please refer to the College prospectus. 

Q: Are all specializations offered to both English as well as Marathi Medium


A: For details, please refer to the College website. 

Q: Who awards the degree of BA?

A: The Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, being an autonomous College, awards the degree of BA. But the degree certificate also mentions the name and logo of University of Mumbai since the College falls under the jurisdiction of University of Mumbai. 

Q: Where will I get the detailed syllabus taught in all subjects in Arts faculty?

A: The entire curriculum for BA Program is available on the College website at



Communication and Media




Q: What is this course about?

A: This is a three year undergraduate program that aims to create advanced understanding among students the various mass media options in India.

The course is essentially about the many media of communication used by the masses, such as newspapers, magazines, cinema films, radio, television, etc. that aims at imparting detailed knowledge about the various fields of advertising, communication, and public relations.

The course is spread over six semesters, providing training to the students in the form of lessons, assignments, project work, seminar, workshops, field visits and internships.

Anyone who possesses a keen awareness of media laws, creativity and spontaneity, good communication and interpersonal skills can pursue this course in the field of mass media.

In the nutshell, the course revolves around having good communication skills and a creative approach of looking at things. Good observation skills are always welcomed while pursuing the course.


Q: Why choose this course?

A: Careers in mass media are not only high paying but also bring in a great deal of job satisfaction and expression of creativity to the candidates. This degree opens doors to students for a range of careers in TV, publishing, public relations, journalism, editing, direction, filmmaking, scriptwriting, production, etc.


Q: What is the Course Eligibility?

A: The course requires candidates to pass 12th class (10+2) or equivalent in any stream.


Q: Can Commerce and Science students do the course?

A: Yes, students from any background have the option to take up this course as their bachelor's degree if they find the course is of their interest.


Q: Is there any entrance test to secure admission in Ramanarain Ruia Autonomous College?

A: No. There is no entrance test for eligibility. The only criterion is 10+2 certificate of any recognized authority.


Q: Being an autonomous college, which institution’s degree is awarded to graduates?

A: Although Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College is autonomous, the final degree is awarded by University of Mumbai.


Q: Is the course offered by your college a part time or a full time course?

A: The course offered by our institution is a 3 years full time Bachelor’s degree course.


Q: What Specializations does Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College offer in this course?

A: The subjects for Semester I, II, III & IV are same for everyone. In Third Year though, the course offers two specializations – Advertising and Journalism. The students are free to choose either while processing their admission for Third Year.


Q: Is any internship compulsory during the course?

A: No.  There’s no requirement of any compulsory internship during any semester. However, the students are encouraged to do a short internship on a voluntary basis during their vacations for the overall development of their academics and better future prospects.


Q: Does the course have a scope?

A: There are many mass media's in the present world and it is very necessary as the whole world count on news that these mass media's share. So there'll be a lot of job requirements in this field which will provide a lot of job recruitments for media graduates.


Q: Can a student take up an additional certificate course along with this degree?

A: Yes, the college offers various certificate courses for students which they can take as an additional course along with this degree.

Q. Course is offered in which language ?

A: Ramnarain Ruia College Exclusively offers this course in English & Marathi Medium as well! Syllabus is same for both the medium of instructions





Q: Which are the programs offered by the College under Science faculty?

A: The College offers BSc (Aided) with various subject combinations of pure sciences and B. Sc (Self-Financed) in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science along with a Five-year integrated program in Bioanalytical Sciences.


Q:  Why are some of the Subject combinations I filled in the University pre-admission registration for FYBSc aided courses, not seen in the College form?

A: The College offers only certain subject combinations (given in the College form) while the University form gives all the subject combinations offered by all colleges under the University. You need not worry about this disparity as long as you have enrolled at the University for the aided program.


Q: Why is the curriculum in BSc at Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College different from the one offered by other colleges affiliated to University of Mumbai?

A: The Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College is an autonomous College under University of Mumbai. So, it has its own Board of Studies in various core subjects. This curriculum is further passed by the Academic Council and Management Board (taking into consideration the regulations by the Examination Board) and then it gets implemented.


Q: Is it compulsory to give four preferences?

A: Yes, the final allotment of the subjects-combination will be made on the basis of merit and availability of seats in a particular subjects-combination.


Q. Is FC compulsory?

A: Yes, all the students of B. Sc (aided) program have Foundation Course, as a compulsory course.


Q: What is the difference between aided and self-financed courses?

A: Courses that are self-financed are run without government aid. Therefore, the fee

structure for these courses is higher.


Q: Do I have to fill separate forms for aided and self-financed courses?

A: Yes, you will have to fill separate forms. A separate merit list will be put up for aided

and every self-financed course.


Q: What is meant by a stand-alone course?

A: A stand-alone course is conducted entirely by the respective department. There are

no subject combinations offered in a stand-alone course and the student majors in

that subject only at the final year of B.Sc.


Q: Is Biochemistry a stand-alone course?

A: No B.Sc. Biochemistry is a self-financed course wherein student is offered Chemistry

Botany and Biochemistry at first year, Chemistry, Biochemistry in second year and

has to major in Biochemistry at third year.


Q: Will I be able to change my subject combination after admission?

A: No. Once admitted subject combinations cannot be changed, unless decided by

the authorities


Q: Will I be able to major in any subject of the three opted at FYBSc?

A: Yes, you can. However, only certain combinations are offered at the SYBSc level.

Also, number of seats are limited for certain subjects like Statistics, Microbiology

and Life Sciences. Admission to these specific programs is therefore allocated

according to merit.


Q: Can I pay the fees in instalments? How many instalments are allowed?

A: Yes, you can pay the fees in two instalments with the permission of authorities.


Q: Can I get a refund of my fees on cancellation of admission?

A: Yes. However, the amount refunded depends on when the admission is cancelled. Refund policy of the College is according to that suggested by the University of Mumbai. Also note that it takes a minimum of a month to get a refund.


Q: If a student cancels the admission, when does he/ she get the documents back?

A: Yes, if a student cancels the admission, he/ she gets the documents back generally in 2-3 days.


Q: Can I get my original documents back on cancelling my admission?

A: Yes, you can get your original documents back within 2 working days of cancellation of admission.


Q: Can I get my originals back without cancelling my admission?

A: No. We can give you a Retention certificate that states that your originals are with us, and that you will get your originals back only after cancellation of admission.


Q: What is the difference between Life Science and Microbiology?

A: Life Science encompasses everything under Biological Sciences which includes all branches of science that focus on  living organisms. The branches of Life Science are Genetics,Immunology, Developmental Biology, Neurobiology,Genetic Engineering, Fernentation Technology, Biotechnology,Bioinformatics, Biochemistry ,Ecology, and Environmental Biology. Microbiology is a scientific study of microorganisms- bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi and protozoa, including their genetics, physiology and biochemistry. It includes the study of microbial processes including their explorations in biotechnology. It also encompasses the study of disease- causing microbes and also the application of microbes in industry and for solving environmental issues. 


Q. Can I take a biological Science subject even if I have not opted for Biology at junior College?

A. No, unless you have appeared for Biology at XII, you cannot opt for either Botany, Zoology or Microbiology at FYBSc.


Q. What are the College timings for B. Sc?

The theory classes for FYBSc begin at around 10.30 am and end at around 3.00 pm, depending on the subject combination. However, depending on which practical batch you are allotted, you might have to come before lectures, for the morning batch of practicals at 7.45 am or wait after lectures till 5.30 pm if allotted the afternoon batch of practicals.


Q. What is CBGS?

CBSGS is Credit Based Semester Grading System adopted by the University of Mumbai. It is a semester based curricular system that is allocates credits to the student on completing courses offered by the institution. The scores obtained in the courses all through the UG program are converted to a Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) that is an indication of the academic achievements of the student.






Q: What courses does the department offer?

A: The department offers two courses:

  1. Integrated M.Sc. in Bioanalytical Sciences. (5 Years after 12th Std)
  2. MSc. in Bioanalytical Sciences (After graduation/ T.Y.B.Sc.)


Q: What are the eligibility criteria for the Integrated M.Sc. course?

A: There is no entrance test for integrated M.Sc. course, the admission will be done on the basis of 12th std. marks. 


Q: What are the eligibility criteria for the two-year M.Sc. course?

A: There will be an entrance test for MSc. Bioanalytical Sciences. The Students

graduated from Biotechnology, Microbiology, Life Sciences, Botany, Zoology,

Biochemistry and who had opted chemistry till S.Y.B.Sc. level can apply. 


Q: What subject combination does the course offer?

A: The course comprises of Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences and

Computational Sciences (Basic Physics, Basic Mathematics, Introductory

Statistics, Bioinformatics)


Q: Is the student eligible to apply if mathematics was not taken up as a subject at HSC level?

A: Students not having mathematics at HSC level can apply too for the integrated MSc. course, however for eligibility, the student has to qualify the bridge course offered by the college along with the regular curriculum.


Q: What are the career opportunities after the completion of this course?

A: After completion of the course, candidate can seek jobs in the fields like 

●       Pharmaceutical Industry/ Chemical Industry/ Clinical Industry/ Agricultural Industry/ Research Laboratories

●       Quality control/assurance departments in pharmaceutical industries, Genetic research institutes

●       Analytical Development Laboratory

●       Research and development section

●       Manufacturing unit

●       Packaging unit

●       Regulatory departments

●       Documentation

●       Medical Writing


Q: Is there any subject specialization offered in this course?

A: The course offers specialization in Bioanalysis, Bioinformatics &Nutraceuticals in the

final year of Post Graduation.


Q: Can students undergo any internship programs during the course tenure?

A: Yes. We encourage students to take up internships/Summer training after SYBSc  

level to enhance their research skills. However, there is a compulsory 3 months  

internship program after MSc I.


Q: Where to find the detailed syllabus for the course curriculum?

A: The detailed syllabus is updated on the college website.


Q: How often the syllabus is upgraded?

A: The syllabus is upgraded every year depending on the current industrial trend and

requirements. The inputs regarding the syllabus upgradation are suggested by industrial

experts from various sectors. 


Q: Are there any industrial/ educational visits organized by the department?

A: The department organizes industry/research institute visits every year from TYBSc. Level.


Q: What is the schedule for the Regular Lectures/Practicals?

A: This is a full time course. FYBSc will have the schedule from 12:15 to 6:00pm. SYBSc   

     &TYBSc will have the schedule from 7:45am to 1:55pm. MSc schedule is from 9am to  

     5pm. Also this schedule is subject to change as per the availability of the Visiting  

     faculty from Industries and also specialized labs availability slots for topics like    

     Computational sciences.


Q: What is the examination pattern?

A: Semester End examinations are carried out having two semesters per year. Theory &

Practical papers are of 60marks also an Internal component for every paper is evaluated

for 40 marks each. Also regular evaluation in the form of various activities, active

participation by the students is also carried out.


Q: Does the department provide placements after MSc?

A: Yes, we provide placement opportunities for students depending upon their area of

interest and evaluation of their efforts throughout the course.


Q: Are there any textbooks that are offered by the course? 

A: This is Challenging yet interdisciplinary course. Hence rather than   textbooks Faculty      

members allotted for the topic gives reference books in order to imbibe library referencing

quality in students.






 Q: What are the eligibility criteria for admission to B.Sc. Biochemistry?

A: The candidate should have passed 12th standard from recognized boards and should

have studied Biology & Mathematics in 11th& 12th standard. Admission will be based on

rules & regulations of the admitting authorities & purely on merit ONLY.


 Q: What is the subject code for Biochemistry?

A: The subject code for Biochemistry is RUSBCH at under graduation& RPSBCH at postgraduation


Q: What will be the subject combination for the three years of Under-Graduate in Biochemistry?

A: For F.Y.B.Sc. = Biochemistry + Chemistry + Botany + Foundation course 1

For S.Y.B.Sc. = Biochemistry + Chemistry + Foundation course 2

For T.Y.B.Sc. = Biochemistry + Applied component (student gets a chance to select any

one of the applied component subject)


Q: What is the difference between 3 units or 6 units Biochemistry? What is offered at Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College?

A: 3 units students are offered Biochemistry only at T.Y.B.Sc., while 6 units students are

offered Biochemistry from F.Y.B.Sc. where they learn the subject right from its basics. At

Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, we offer 6 units Biochemistry.


Q: What are the different topics studied under the subject Biochemistry?

A: The student enrolled gets a chance to learn the basic chemistry of biomolecules, plant

biochemistry, membrane biochemistry, nutrition, biostatistics, human anatomy, human physiology, immunology, genetics, molecular biology, metabolism of biomolecules to name a few. You can view the detailed syllabus on the college website.


Q: What are the future prospects after graduating in 6 units Biochemistry?

A: The student can continue his/her studies in M.Sc. Biochemistry, Molecular biology,

Virology, Oceanography, Biophysics, Nutrition & Dietetics and many more subjects. The students can pursue further studies in M.B.A. of different streams. If required the candidate can study PGD in different subjects. The student can also opt to work in pharmaceutical companies, food industries, pathology laboratories etc.






Q: What is the scope of the Course?

A: The student Graduating in Biotechnology can pursue a career in further studies like

M.Sc. In Biotechnology from India & Abroad, M.B.A from India & Abroad, Diploma in Intellectual property rights, Diploma in Clinical Research, MS in Biology, Though the students might get a job as a Medical representative, as quality control and quality assurance chemist however higher studies are recommended.Post Graduate students have opportunities in Pharma industry, Data analysis or clinical research industries, academia, food industry, Research Institutes, R&D departments of different industries


Q: Is there any entrance examination for admission?

A: As of yet the admission is on merit basis for both UG and PG courses. Nevertheless, if there is any change with respect to this it will inform in advance to students.



Q: What is the scope for research at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level?

A: We encourage students to undertake short term projects from the first year itself for UG as well as PG students. Skill-based project is a part of the curriculum in the last semester of the UG course while PG students undergo a 3-month dissertation project.


Q: How are parents informed about the progress of the student?

A: Parents can visit the Department, meet or contact any of the faculty members for the same. We also conduct parent-teacher meetings every year for the third-year students to inform parents about the progress of the student as well as to plan the future career path after graduating from college. 


Q: Does the Department offer placements?

A: The College has a placement cell that undertakes various activities to enhance the chances of the student getting placed in a reputed company in a good position. Apart from this, the department informs and keeps the students updated about the placement’s opportunities at various industries/research institutes, even after the student has passed out from the college.


Q: Is Mathematics in 12th grade compulsory for the admission in Biotechnology program?

A: Yes. Mathematics is essential for the admission in Biotechnology course at the FYBSC level. Although the students who opted for other subjects instead of Mathematics at 12th standard can still apply and complete a bridge course in Mathematics conducted by the college, appear for the examination conducted based on the bridge course conducted and clear it. Failing to do so the students' enrolment in the University will not take place, thus jeopardizing the students' appearance for the Third year’s examination.


Q: Which marks are considered for the admission PCB or aggregate?

A: The students' total percentage scored is taken into consideration for admission in the course of Biotechnology 







Q: When do the admission for FYB.Sc. Computer Science starts?

A: Usually after the H.S.C. results are declared. College puts an admission notification on its website.


Q: Can I get admission to SYB.Sc. / TYB.Sc. Computer Science if I am a student of

     some other college.

A: Yes. You will get the admission provided you do not have any backlog/ATKT in your college.


Q: Does Ruia College have B.Sc. Information Technology Program?

A: No. Ruia College has B.Sc. Computer Science, M.Sc. Computer Science & M.Sc. Information Technology Program.


Q: I have done my Diploma. Can I get direct admission to SYB.Sc. Computer Science?

A: You need to check for validity from the University of Mumbai.

Q: What are the fees for FYB.Sc. / SYB.Sc. / TYB.Sc. Computer Science?

A: During admissions college displays all the details along with the merit list.


Q: Do I need to have computer or programming knowledge before joining the course?

A: No. It is absolutely fine if you do not have any computer or programming knowledge. As we have framed the syllabus in such a way that even if do not have any prior knowledge you will learn.

Q: Do you have campus placements?

A: Yes, we do have campus placements. We also send our students to other colleges for pool campus placements.

Q: Do you have internships in B.Sc. Computer Science program?

A: We do not have internships in our curriculum but we encourage our students to take up internships during their summer/winter vacations.


Q: If I am from another state/country can I get admission to B.Sc. Computer

     Science Program?

A: Yes. You need to submit all the required documents as prescribed by the admissions authority during admissions. If you are found eligible then only you will get the admission.

Q: If I as a parent want to know the progress of my child how do I approach?

A: Parents can always visit the Department of Computer Science & IT and meet the Head of the Department with prior appointment. Or you can send an email to


Q: Does the department organize Educational visits?

A: Yes. We do organize Educational Visits every year. We take our students to various organizations/institutes for visits. We have visited Wipro, Infosys, ISRO, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Meteorology Department in Pune and Sikkim to name a few.

Q: What all activities does the department organize for the upliftment of students?

A: Our department organizes seminars/workshops/trainings, Intercollegiate IT Festival TechStorm, we also encourage our students to participate in various Competitions organized by other colleges.

Q: If I wish to cancel the admission in between can I cancel?

A: Yes. You can cancel your admission after completing all the formalities laid down by the academic section in the college office.

Q: What are the timings of college?

A: College starts lectures at 07:45 am and it goes till 02:00 pm / 05:00 pm. Timing will vary from class to class depending on the schedule.

Q: How to apply?

Ans: College has started an online admission process using the official college website Please refer to the same for admission guidelines.

Q. How can institute support if the candidate wants to apply for the education loan?

A: Institution can give the complete breakup of the fees and any consent required for the loan process to the student. Students have to apply on their own for Loans.

Q: Does college provide Housing/hostel accommodation?

A: There is no on-campus accommodation facility provided by the college.


Q: What is the duration of the courses/programs?

A: MSc. Computer Science and M. Sc. Information Technology is 2 years (Four Semester) long degree program.


Q: Is there any provision for concession or scholarships?

A: College follows all the norms laid down by the Government and the University of Mumbai regarding concession or scholarships. There are many organizations who provide scholarships students can also try for that.


Q: Does the department take students for Industrial Visits?

A: Yes, we try to take students every year for Industrial Visits, to various places in India. In these visits we not only cover industries but also, we visit research organizations like ISRO, Indian Statistical Institute, Meteorological Centres etc.


Q: Do we have internships in the program?

A: Yes, the Post Graduate courses in Computer Science and Information Technology respectively contain compulsory Six months internship off-campus in the industry.


Q: Do I have to attend all the lectures? Is attendance compulsory?

A: Yes, as the course is a full-time program attendance is compulsory.


Q: If I as a parent want to know the progress of my child how do I approach?

A: Parents can always visit the Department of Computer Science & IT and meet the Head of the Department with prior appointment. Or you can send an email to


Q: What all activities does the department organize for the upliftment of students?

A: Our department organizes seminars/workshops/trainings, Intercollegiate IT Festival TechStorm, we also encourage our students to participate in various Competitions organized by other colleges.




Q: Is the course recognized?

A: The course is recognized by UGC, affiliated to the University of Mumbai. B. Voc, Green House Management is equivalent to any other graduate courses and these students are eligible to appear for any competitive Government examinations.


Q: What are the eligibility criteria?

A: Eligibility is 12th pass from any background.


Q: What is multiple exit?

A: If a student wishes to leave the course after one year of studies, he gets a diploma, after second year he gets advance diploma and one completion of third year gets a degree- Bachelor in Vocation, Green House Management. Later if he chooses to take admission to the next level, he can do so on the basis of his diploma/advance diploma certificate as the case may be.


Q: What is the role of Industry Partner?

A: Industry partner helps us identify the skill gap, suggest the appropriate skill required for a student to be employable. Hence help in modifying the curriculum. Industry partners also help us with internships and campus placement of the students.


Q: What type of business can one start after completing this course?

A: You can have your own nursery, cultivate commercially important crop in a greenhouse both through soil or soilless means, own a farm, start with urban farming, home gardening, consultancy in these fields, landscape supervisor, landscape designer, agrotourism and much more.


Q: What are the employment opportunities?

A: One can get employed in an agriculture consultancy, Hydrofarm / Greenhouse / Nursery Supervisors / Managers, Fertilizer / Seed Companies, Post Harvest Companies, Supply Chain Management, Agribusiness Management, food processing, post - harvest units and much more.







Q: What are the eligibility criteria for the course?

A: The minimum eligibility for these courses is H.S.C/12th Pass from Science, Commerce or Arts background. There is no age bar for taking the course which will provide life-long learning opportunities for all those who desire to take advantage of the program.


Q: How can a candidate apply for admission into the course for the First year?

A: The candidate has to fill in the University application form (available on University of Mumbai website) and select FY B.VOC Tourism and Travel Management and select college as – Ramnarain Ruia College (Matunga). Similarly, candidate also needs to fill in online college admission form available on Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College website. Both the forms are to be saved and a hard copy of both the forms is mandatory at the time of admission and once the merit list is being put up. Follow the college website, social handles of the college for more information and necessary documentation required at the time of actual admission and fee payment.

Q: What is the structure of the course?

A: The course comprises of six semesters, each consisting of 30 credits. The course

provides for multiple exit points at different levels:

• Diploma (1 Year)

• Advanced Diploma (2 Years)

• B.Voc Degree in Tourism and Travel Management (3 years)


Q: What are objectives of this course?

A: The course aims to develop management, research and analytical skills to allow

candidates to operate at a high level within this dynamic industry. During the studies, there are number of opportunities to connect with the industry and experts in the field and to take a professional placements, network and share knowledge and experience whilst learning in a structured environment. This is vital to tourism management in an increasingly globalised world. Thus, the course prepares graduates to develop within a variety of potential career paths.


Q: Does the course have placements after completion?

A: The Course facilitates Campus placements by inviting varied organizations from the industry with diverse work profiles. Students are given a set protocol to follow when putting forth their candidature for placements. Post multiple rounds of interviews and specific screening process, invited Companies intimate their selection of candidates to the Department. We provide support for you to help you find opportunities, prepare you for interviews through seminars, covering topics such as writing a CV and a covering letter and we also provide language support to assist you with the written elements of your applications.


Q: Does the course cover all the modules and topics which are necessary in the tourism industry?

A: The course curriculum is designed to impart all required skills for real-time work in the industry in terms of tourism management as well as overall personality development, communication skills, grooming and management and entrepreneurship related papers. The curriculum is regularly updated to be in sync with industry requirements and designed with guidance of subject experts and specialists. 


Q: Does the course include exams and tests for effective learning?

A: The course USP is its weightage on 60% practical evaluation combined with 40% theory giving a balance to both aspects of assessment. The students undergo continuous evaluation through their 03 years in the course and an add-on workshops, activities both in-class and outdoor are part of overall grading for the course. 


Q: Will this course help me improve on my skill set?

A: B. Voc TTM offers not just a well-balanced syllabus for tourism management skills but also focuses on constantly grooming students for basic life-skills, improving their language and communication abilities and overall personality and approach towards adult life.  This is done through various workshops, seminars, and lecture series with professionals from different parts of the industry. 


Q: Is this course appropriate considering my interest and will it also be practical?

A: The B. Voc. Tourism and Travel Management program is a skill-based course with thrust on practical application and use of real-time skills in field. The Program coordinators and faculty conduct preliminary interactions with candidates to assess their aptitude and interest in the field of tourism and provide basic guidance with respect to understanding the candidate’s interests and potential.


Q: Who are the target audience for this course?

A: The B. Voc Tourism and Travel Management Program deals with a range of key

issues, challenges, trends and developments in tourism management. It is intended for students who may be freshers to the subject and also for those who have previous grounding in the field but want to get officially certified. It is also ideal for those who would like to change subjects or go for professional development in their careers.


Q: Does this course have any internships?

A: An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to gain

valuable experience through full-time industrial internships. All students undergo a summer internship when the taught units of the Second Year of the course are completed. During your time on internship you will be supported by a mentor and an internship advisor who will visit you on internship and keep in touch by phone, email and regular feedback to monitor your progress and support you with any challenges during the internship.


Q: What qualities does candidate need to possess to apply for this course?

A: This course will suit applicants who:

●        Are creative and enthusiastic

●        Are able to work to tight and competing deadlines

●        Are able to work independently as well as enjoy working in groups

●        Can adapt to working with students from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds


Q: Which Work profiles can candidate expect to be placed in after course completion?

A: As a Tourism and Travel Management graduate, you will be prepared to undertake roles such as (but not limited to):

❖     Working with a travel agency in different departments like sales, products, operations, Post sales, Visas, marketing, Customer relations

❖     Opportunity as Assistant tour Managers (Tour Escorts)

❖     Job opportunities with tour operators

❖     Job opportunities with Destination Management Companies

❖     Job opportunities with State Tourism Boards and other tourism organizations

❖     Opportunities in the field of Aviation for City offices, front offices, Revenue Management, Reservations and airport

❖     Opportunities with hotels and travel desks

❖     Varied options for working with online portals

❖     Entrepreneurship opportunities for setting up own businesses in the domain of travel

❖     Opportunities in Event management companies 

❖     Free-lance opportunities for City and Concept walks

❖     Free-lance opportunities as Bloggers and travel influencers

❖     Opportunities of further studies in Management

❖     Opportunities for higher education abroad in travel domain


Q: What are the major highlights of the course?

A: Following are the major highlights

✔ Multiple exit points

✔ Dual examinations at University as well as Nation level

✔ Credit based Grading system to emphasize skilling in three academic years

✔ Application - based Skill component in sync with theory - based General component

✔ Skill and personality enhancement through workshops, trainings, seminars with industry experts

✔ Field and industrial visits as a part of all three years

✔ Emphasis on personality development and skill enhancement

✔ Creating industry ready candidates through Internship program

✔ Compulsory internship period during semester IV as a part of graded paper

✔ Students are motivated to cultivate their competitiveness and widen their career prospects further refine their skillset

✔ Soft skill training in form of Grooming and Etiquettes, Communication skills and understanding managerial aspects for professional approach

✔ Engendering spirit of Research and innovation through research projects in tourism industry

✔ A unique blend of academic instruction and practical experiences exposes students in this program to the many facets of the growing tourism management industry.

✔ Abiding to the ‘Skill India’ motto of the GoI, Ruia College aims to bring out skilled professionals in the industry and make positive use of the dispensable manpower to strengthen the country’s economy


Q: What are the facilities available in the course?

A: The course provides state of the art facility like ICT enabled classroom, a departmental library and computer lab for the students. The department has also installed softwares required by the students for hands on skill training. Apart from the department facility the college facilities for the students are open to all the students enrolled in the course. (Pl refer college facilities tab for the same).


Q. Where have previous students gone post completion of their graduation?

A: Majority of the students opt for college placements. A few opt for entrepreneurship and a few enrol for higher studies in Business Administration, master’s program or courses offered by international universities.


Q. Is the course recognised in the industry?

A: The course is recognised by the industry. We have MoU’s in place with prominent travel corporates. The course has a good industry connect too which is required for student’s development.



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Pharma-Analytical Sciences




Q: Is it full time course?

A: Yes, it’s full time three years under graduate course, with two semesters each year.


Q: What is Pharma Analytical Sciences (PAS)?

A: Pharma Analytical Sciences is the branch of applied science that deals with the analysis of medicines (or medicinal drugs or simply therapeutic drugs) in various stages. In a broad sense, Pharmaceutical analysis is very essential to check quality and safety of drugs both as bulk drug substances and as pharmaceutical products (formulations). Analysts take part in many of the studies that constitute this documentation. Quality and its specifications are based on substance analysis, and that knowledge is later used for quality control during full-scale production with respect to national and international pharmacopeial standards.


Q: What is the reason for selecting a B. Voc. Pharma Analytical Sciences course at Ruia College?

A: The Indian Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industry have always been experiencing a dearth of skilled and industrially oriented human resource. The Industry despite employing students from chemistry, biology and pharmacy background always spends six months to one year for training the students for general industry needs like Good Laboratory Practices, Good Documentation Practices and regulatory compliances. The important component of knowledge and implementation of quality in laboratory analysis is scarce in the graduates of chemistry and pharmacy. The skilled manpower requirement is in the areas of R & D, quality assurance and intellectual property. The Pharmaceutical industry sector in India is the one of the strong Export oriented sectors that needs to comply with a multitude of regulatory compliances for marketing the drug formulations abroad.


Q: What are the objectives of the Course?

A: The program will have the following objectives

● To develop trained manpower in the field of Pharma Analytical Sciences with       

   specific emphasis for instrumentation skills needed for analysis.

● To amalgamate knowledge of classical analytical techniques with modern   

   sophisticated instrumentation and provide training in the analysis of chemicals,   

   drugs, food and other products.

● To introduce the training with powerful tools of instrumentation analysis in routine 

   analysis at manufacturing, QC and research.

● To provide exposure to National & International regulatory requirements with

   reference to drugs and chemicals.

● To provide training in skills of analysis and develop knowledgeable and

   employable human resource.

● To provide training in soft skills for efficient communication, technical writing,

   entrepreneurship and basic business management.


Q: What are the salient features of this Course?

A: Following are the salient features of this Course

●       Programs which focus on employability and entrepreneurship.

●       Programs designed with current industry needs.

●       Programs with emphasis on hands-on training and industrial internship.

●       Active participation of partner industries in both teaching and training.

●       Curriculum designed with close involvement of industry experts.

●       Programs aligned with the guidelines of NSDC, Govt. of India.

●       Greater potential for employability with industries.

●       Programs with No Age Bar; an opportunity for lifelong learning.

●       Modular Programs with exit points at stages.

●       Programs with greater potential of industry acceptance at each exit points.

●       Every program involves modules to develop soft skills in communication and computation.

●       Additional evaluation and certification by NSDC, Govt. of India.


Q: What skill you will acquire after completing this course successfully?

 A: As an analyst your tasks can vary, but primary responsibilities are:

●       To analyze samples from various sources (like API, formulations and biological samples) to provide information on compounds or quantities of compounds present.

●       To use analytical techniques and instrumentation, such as GC, HPLC, HPTLC and spectroscopy (IR and UV-Vis).

●       To conduct tests and verify the requirements mentioned in the pharmacopoeial monographs.

●       Interpretation of the data and meet strict guidelines on documentation when recording data.

●       Reporting scientific results to seniors/ supervisors.

●       To develop suitable techniques for the analysis of therapeutic agents and chemicals

●       Working collaboratively in cross-functional teams.

●       Co-ordinate with customers, staff and suppliers.

●       Be aware of, and keep up to date with, health and safety issues.

●       Validate methods and equipment.

●       At a senior level, it's likely you will be involved in planning various projects, preparing documentations for product license applications and setting specifications for finished products etc.


 Q: Where should I get employed after completing this course?

 A: Work can be found in a diverse range of scientific industries and typical employers include:

●       Pharmaceutical companies

●       Public health laboratories.

●       Contract Research Organizations

●       Agrochemical companies

●       Chemical and Raw material manufacturers

●       Environmental agencies

●       Food testing units/ laboratories

●       Government agencies and NGO’s

●       Hospital laboratories

●       Consultancies

●       Product specialist for various instrument manufacturing and selling companies

●       Multidisciplinary consultancy or testing companies

●       Petrochemical analysis

●       Research and development facilities (in commercial and the public sectors on pure research and applied research)


Q: What are the future academic opportunities after completion of this course?

A: Future academic opportunities after completion of this course

●       Post graduated courses: You can pursue your career in M. Voc. in PAS, MBA in Pharma and health care management or can apply for Masters in Bio-analytical Sciences.

●       Clinical research: Recently, Clinical research has also opened its door for B.Voc. Graduates as medical underwriter, CRO, data validation associate, clinical research associate etc.


Q: What is the difference between B. Pharm and B. Voc. Pharma Analytical Sciences?

A: B. Pharm is Bachelor of Pharmacy; it is the subject that deals with the discovery, identification, collection, characterization, formulation, production, marketing and implementation of drugs. It is the field that will equip you with knowledge to exploit the physical, biological and chemical laws of nature to create new drugs and formulate them accordingly for implementation to the patient. Whereas, B. Voc. Pharma analytical Sciences involves the testing of drug substances and the formulation of pharmaceutical drugs as they are utilized. This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the most recent technological developments and applications in Pharmaceutical and Analytical Science. Analysis or pharmaceutical analysis is a subject of analytical chemistry and deals with various techniques to know the quality and quantity of a drug or any substance.


Q: Is B. Voc. PAS a degree?

A: The B. Voc. is a recognized graduate degree by UGC and the student qualifies for any competitive exam that requires a graduate degree. The student can also do any Masters Degree that requires a graduate degree.B. Voc is a new aged method of education. It is a 3-year undergraduate course to improve the skills and employability of the candidates. They are also awarded a certificate, diploma, and advanced diploma in that pursued specialized course. B. Voc.  PAS program aims at imparting education that builds specific job skills in students so that they can serve the pharma industries better. After completing a degree in B. Voc. candidates can start working in their chosen fie