The University of Mumbai (known earlier as University of Bombay) is one of the oldest and premier Universities in India. It was established in 1857 consequent upon "Wood's Education Dispatch", and it is one amongst the first three Universities in India. As a sequel to the change in the name of the city from Bombay to Mumbai, the name of the University has been changed from "University of Bombay" to "University of Mumbai", vide notification issued by the Government of Maharashtra and published in the Government Gazette dated 4th September, 1996. The University was accorded 5 star status in 2001 & 'A' grade status in April 2012 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It has been granted University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) status by UGC and PURSE Scheme by DST.
The Mumbai University (MU) has a virtual classroom at its Kalina campus and became the first public university in the country to introduce this facility. This facility will be used to deliver and live-stream lectures, workshops and seminars through A-VIEW, which will comprise of a complete virtual learning tool.
University Video Lecture Course (UVLC) is a project initiated by the University Grants Commission. They are designed as an ideal package if lectures on each subject suited for all universities. Through these, the best available subject experts can reach undergraduates all over the country