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Rāmniranjan Ānandilāl Podār College of Commerce and Economics
popularly known simply as Podar College or R.A. Podar College, is affiliated with the University of Mumbai, situated in Matunga, Mumbai, India. It is run by the Shikshan Prasarak Mandali also called the S.P. Mandali, which has its headquarters at Pune. The college offers courses in commerce for undergraduate degrees, and the affiliated Wellingkar Institute of Management and Commerce offers postgraduate degrees and postgraduate diplomas in commerce and management
L.N. Road, Matunga (CR), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India
Founded in 1942
2.M. Com (Advanced Accountancy)
3.M. Com (Business Management)
In 1941, Seth Rāmdeoji Ānandilāl Podār provided funds of one hundred and fifty thousand rupees—a substantial sum in those times—for establishing the College in the memory of his brother, Rāmniranjan Ānandilāl Podār, giving the charge of running the college to the Shikshan Prasārak Mandali. The College was the first private (non-government) commerce college to be started in Mumbai.
The College started to offer B.Com. degree course in 1942. The first batch of students at Podar College consisted of 150 students. There were just three classrooms and a small staff of competent teachers. Gradually, the number of class rooms increased. The main hall and the library appeared in 1947-48. In 1949, the college started providing some of the teaching and administrative staff with quarters, and students with hostel facilities.
The College received its affiliation with the then University of Bombay (now University of Mumbai) in 1950