Governing Body of M. L. Dahanukar College

Organizer of MLDC

The Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association was established in 1921 to commemorate Lokmanya Tilak by undertaking educational activities. Parle Commerce College was established in June 1960 under the parasol of PTVA. A handsome donation made by Shri Mahadev Laxman Dahanukar, a philanthropic industrialist resulted in the College being renamed as M. L. Dahanukar College of Commerce in 1962. PTVA's M. L. Dahanukar College of Commerce has completed 58 Glorious Years in the field of education and is re-accredited with "B+" Grade by NAAC. It is one of the oldest and highly sought after Commerce Colleges in Suburban Mumbai catering to more than 5,000 students every year.

About M. L. Dahanukar College

The College is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. Colleges has three sections :

  • Degree College
    • 1. Aided
    • 2. Self Financing Course (SFC)
  • Post-Graduation

  • Degree Courses
  • BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (B.Com.)
  • BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (B.M.S.)
  • BACHELOR OF COMMERCE - ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE [B.Com.(A.F.)]
  • BACHELOR OF COMMERCE - BANKING AND INSURANCE [B.Com.(B.I.)]
  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY [B.Sc.(I.T.)]
  • BACHELOR OF COMMERCE - FINANCIAL MARKETS [B.Com.(F.M.)]
  • BACHELOR OF MASS MEDIA (B.M.M.)
  • BACHELOR OF COMMERCE / BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES – ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS [B.Com./B.M.S.(E.M.E.)]
  • Post-Graduate Courses
  • MASTER OF COMMERCE (M.Com.)
  • MASTER OF SCIENCE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY [M.Sc.(I.T.)]

2019-2020

Development of Pioneering Entrepreneurial Skills

Objective: To inculcate the spirit and passion of building their own ambitious enterprises in near future.

Context: To undertake activities that help to create awareness programmes under Make in India initiative and go local, arrange mentorship programmes, assisting the students in sourcing finances for their start-ups.

The Practice & Evidence of Success

  1. Wings to Vision: This event was PTVA's Centre Of Entrepreneurship & Innovation's (COEI) flagship program. It is a training-based business plan competition. It started in the year 2017-18. We could say proudly that the first year M.L. Dahanukar College of Commerce bagged the First prize, Second Prize & Special Prize and in the consecutive year it bagged the third prize. In the year 2019-2020 the college 3 teams had reached the finals.
  2. Our students Ravi Ravaria, Manjeet Basniwal, Mikhail Gonsalves and Suraj Karajvkar successfully started their own business and they are making their mark in the respective area of business.
  3. June 2020 the college could set up its own E-cell with around 35 budding student entrepreneurs and three faculties.

Community Welfare

Objective: To inculcate the culture of giving back to the society in the younger generation.

Context: To undertake activities for development of the surrounding area and inculcate the value and culture of community bonding among students.

The Practices

  1. Our teachers are taking honorary sessions for the students in rural area so as to promote importance of education and towards community welfare. Our faculty, Dr. Kanchan Fulmali has taken such sessions for which the gratitude letter is attached herewith.
  2. International Yoga Day
  3. Tree Plantation Drive
  4. Bamboo Rakhi Training
  5. Blood Donation Camps
  6. Swaccha Bharat Summer Internship
  7. Flood Relief
  8. Bottle For Change
And many more activities.
  1. During the COVID scenario the blood donation drive was really helpful to the warriors of the pandemic like doctors and nurses to help people suffering from this pandemic.
  2. Through the community services as mentioned above, we have always taken a step towards welfare & nation building.

Details about the activities

2018-2019

Cultural Excellence

As an institute we understand that with academics we also have a responsibility to help students to develop their skills and encourage talent by organizing events under the head of extra curricular activities. Our Cultural committee undertakes the responsibility in full charge by arranging various activities. The students here learn to organize and also get a chance to showcase their talent. On behalf of Mumbai University youth festival competition for elims divide into 08 Zones our college in Zone 3 (Bandra to Dahisar).Nearly 750 -800 colleges participates in this competition. Total 43 events our college participated in various competitions like literary art, Fine art, performing art, Folk dance, Folk Orchestra, classical singing, percussion and on percussion instrument, Indian group song, western group song, Installation,Photography,Shortfilm making, Quiz,Mehendi,Rangoli,Jackpot and versatility. For elimination round, our college participated in all 43 events .out of 43more than 22 selected for final. In final we won 1Gold Medal, 4 silver medals, 5 Bronze medals, 04 consolation prizes. Out of this will selected for state and National level.

Republic Day Parade

The Delhi Republic Day parade is the largest and most important of the parades marking the Republic Day celebrations in India. The parade takes place every year on the 26th of January at Rajpath, New Delhi. It is the main attraction of India's Republic Day celebrations, which last for three days. The first parade was held in 1950, and it has been held every year since. The parade marches from the Rashtrapati Bhawan along the Rajpath, upto India Gate and from there to Red Fort. It opens with the unfurling of the national flag by the President of India. This is followed by marching from several regiments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, along with their bands. Tableaus from various states signifying their cultures are displayed. A beating retreat ceremony signifies the end of the parade. Our NSS Volunteer Ms.Shivani Gokhale participated in the parade of Republic day held at Rajpath, New Delhi on 26 January.

Cultural Excellence for the year 2019-2020

As an institute we understand that with academics we also have a responsibility to help students to develop their skills and encourage talent by organizing events under the head of extra curricular activities. Our Cultural committee undertakes the responsibility in full charge by arranging various activities. The students here learn to organize and also get a chance to showcase their talent

Funstreet being the brain child of M.L.Dahanukar College's Cultural Committee is an event which is free of cost and is open for all. People from all age groups participate in the event and get the liberty to experience something out of the box or something which is not so in-routine. This can be said so because like every year we open the street for the public. As in, the normal transport of vehicles is diverted to the substitute roads and the event road then just gets filled with vast array of activities. This year too 'Funstreet' took place on the 'Gujarat Society' road on 8th and 15th December, 2019. We proudly organised 6th and 7th 'Funstreet' this academic year out of which the 7th Funstreet held on 15th December, 2019 was one of the best Funstreets ever experienced. A huge crowd of people participated in the event and enjoyed almost every activity organized. Approximately 2000 plus footfall was witnessed in the event area. The wide array of activities organized for the event consisted Vintage games, one-minute games, Yoga, Tug of war, Karaoke, musical chairs, Snakes & Ladders, Laughter club, Kids Zone, Art Work and Zumba.

Along with Funstreet, a movie promotion of a Marathi film 'Vicky Velingkar' was also undertaken. Free movie tickets were distributed among the students of our college and they were then asked to post their reviews on book my-show app or website.

Cultural Committee also takes care of inter collegiate festivals, where students represent our college in inter- college festivals of different colleges across Mumbai & Mumbai Suburban Area. Students participate in various types of activities like dance, drama, music, etc. list of prizes that were won by the students in this academic year 2019-20.

Mumbai University taking it's tradition of all this years had organized 52nd Youth Festival. Our students did make us proud by participating and winning many prizes for the event. The events in the festival are judged by experts and our students get a chance to learn competitive spirit and polish their talents. Our college is in 3rd zone area Bandra to Dahisar. This year more than 800 collages participate in Mumbai University Youth festival. There were 43 different competitions were held under Mumbai University Youth Festival. We participated nearly all 43 events like Music, Literary arts, Fine Arts, Classical instrumental (Percussion & Non- percussion), Classical Dance , Indian Folk Dance (group event), Theater selection including miming, mono acting, one act, storytelling , story writing, Jackpot, versality competition.

ACHIEVEMENTS OF 52ND YOUTH FESTIVAL

MEDALS

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

CONSOLATION

NO. OF MEDALS

1

4

2

3