Ismail Yusuf College

Jogeshwari East, Mumbai, 400060
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Ismail Yusuf College, is the fourth oldest college of Mumbai, India. "I Y college", as it is popularly known, is managed by Government of Maharashtra. It is the oldest college in North Mumbai. It was established in 1930 with a large donation from Sir Mohammed Yusuf Ismail,K.T. on Jogeshwari Hill. The foundation stone was laid by Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, Governor of Bombay in 1924. The vision of founding fathers shape up a temple of learning in the sandstone in the regal Persian style with arches and specious corridors, surrounded by the country's big abundantly bearded banyans and palms.HistoryFounded in March 1924, the college started functioning in 1930. Though it was established as a first grade Government Arts College, over the years it grew into a full-fledged Arts, Science and Commerce College. In the early 1940s, it was the only college beyond Bandra that catered to the educational needs of the western suburbs of North Mumbai.Ismail Yusuf College is an example of co-operation between private philanthropy and Government patronage. It has a long history and picturesque topography. It came into existence due to the munificence of its donor and the patronage of the Government. In January 1914, Sir Mohammed Ismail Yusuf offered to the then State of Bombay a donation of Rs.8 lakhs for the promotion of higher education of Muslim youths. The then Governor-in-Council accepted the donation and decided that it should be utilized for the establishment of a first grade Government Arts College at Andheri primarily for Muslims, but students belonging to other religious communities should also be admitted.

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