HISTORY OF RATNAGIRI SUB-CENTRE
The Ratnagiri Sub-Centre was established on September 05, 1989 within the premises of B.Ed. College, Opposite S.T. Stand, Ratnagiri. The primary objective of the Sub-Centre was to cater to the administrative needs of all the affiliated Colleges/ Institutions of the University of Mumbai located in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg Districts. The Sub-Centre was relocated in Gogate and Joglekar College and then at the Thebaw Palace, Ratnagiri. The Academic activities of Sub-Centre were initiated from the Thebaw Palace, and the facility was inaugurated by Hon'ble Shri. Manohar Joshi, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra on June 10, 1997. Dr. (Mrs.) Snehalata Deshmukh was Vice Chancellor of the University then. Thus, from the academic year 1997-98, the Sub-Centre started offering all the student services and some need-based academic courses. From 2002, the Sub-Centre initiated the first Post-graduate Degree Course (in Environmental Sciences) of the University.
During the tenure of the then Vice Chancellor of University of Mumbai, Prof. Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar, the University of Mumbai acquired 13 acres of land (which was kindly made available by the Government of Maharashtra at concessional price) for the Sub-Centre at MIDC, Mirjole (Ratnagiri). Before shifting its base into its own premises on February 15, 2005, the Ratnagiri Sub-Centre operated all its academic and administrative activities from the Premises of the Finolex Academy of Engineering and Management, located in MIDC, Mirjole for about a year (2003-2004).
Today, the Ratnagiri Sub-Centre offers various courses (both, full time such as Masters, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes; and that of distance mode, at graduate level), the details of which are provided elsewhere, on this Website.