Burhani College in Mumbai holds a unique place in the history of the Dawoodi Bohra Community. It is the only college of graduate and post-graduate learning operated by the Community anywhere in the world.
Burhani College was founded in 1970 by the 52nd al-Dai al-Mutlaq and head of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, the late His Holiness Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA, with these words expressed on his inaugural visit to the College:
‘We had recognised the constructive and positive part that the Dawoodi Bohras would be called upon to play in the field of trade, commerce and industry, in the context of changing national and international conditions. We had concerned ourselves with the right requirements of progress. The means, of which Burhani College was one, were provided for the attainment of this objective.’
For fifty years, Burhani College has played that ‘constructive and positive part’ by educating thousands of students in the fields of Commerce, Arts, Management Science and Mass Media.
Today, the 53rd al-Dai al-Mutlaq His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal SaifuddinTUS, guides the Community and Burhani College with these words:
‘Education is one of the most important obligations upon mankind and no matter the effort expended in its pursuit, it can never be considered sufficient.’
Therefore, it is only fitting that as it commences its 51st academic year, Burhani College has established an academic collaboration with the world-renowned Harvard Business School’s online platform. Through this collaboration HBS Online courses are offered to students, alumni and faculty at specially discounted rates making the best of learning affordable and easily accessible to all from the comforts of their own home.
Affiliated to the University of Mumbai, Burhani College is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. It offers three-year degree programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Management Science, Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media and Communications; and two-year post-graduate degrees in Master of Commerce and Master of Management Science. It is also affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education for teaching grades 11 and 12(Junior College) in the fields of Commerce and Arts.
Burhani College has more than 2000 students taught by a cohort of more than a hundred permanent and visiting faculty, including many active businesspersons and professionals.
Located in the Mazgaon area of central Mumbai, the Burhani College campus is a serenely green environment where students from all walks of life enter with many aspirations and graduate as confident young men and women ready to actively contribute to the growth and development of the neighbourhoods in which they reside.