- Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board
= The Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board =
The HSNCB was founded by
refugeesfrom the British India provinceof Sindwhich became part of the Muslimstate of Pakistancarved out as part of the Partition of British India in 1947.
The first college established by this Board was the
Rishi Dayaram National Collegeor " R.D. National College, more commonly known as the " National College", located on the Linking Road in Bandra, a suburb of Bombay.
The R.D. National College was originally founded in 1922 in the city of Hyderabad in the then
Sind Divisionof the Bombay Presidency(i.e. province) of British India by Hindu Sindis under the inspiration of Dr. Annie Besantand Rishi Dayaram Gidumal, a Sindi Hindu religious leader.
After Partition, Mr.
K.M. Kundnani, who had been its principal, re-founded it in Bandra in 1949, with critical assistance from Advocate H.G. Advani.
The HSNCB has founded and operates several other educational institutions in the
ColabaCampus, Bombay: The Bombay Teachers' Training College- offering Diplomasand Baccalaureates in Education ( B.Ed.& D.Ed.)
Cuffe ParadeCampus, Bombay: The Bombay School of Business- offering Masters in e-Business
Seth Kishinchand Chellaram College(i.e., " K.C. College") - with Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Media, Management and Information Technology faculties
Hassaram Rijhamal Collegeof Commerce & Economics (" H.R. College"), also offering Management Studies
* Bandra Campus, Bombay:
** The Rishi Dayaram National College - Arts, Commerce, Media, Information Technology faculties
W. Advani College of Science
Mithibai Motiram Kundnani Collegeof Commerce & Econonic Studies - Commerce, Management faculties
G.J. Advani College of Law
Thadomal Shahani Engineering College- Computer, Chemical, Electronics, I.T. and Bio-medical engineering
Principal K.M. Kundnani College of Pharmacy
Watumull Instituteof Electronic Engineering, Computer Technology and Instrumentation
Bombay Institute of Technology- Digital Electronics, Computer Technology, Chemical Engineering
Smt Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College- Arts, Science, Commerce
Principal K.M. Kundnani Pharmacy Polytechnic
** The Institute of Technology - Digital Electronics, Computer Technology, Information Technology
** Shri Hashmatrai and Gangaram Himmatmal Mansukhani Institute of Management
** Dr. L H Hiranandani College of Pharmacy
** Nari Gurshahani Law College
The HSNC Board also operates the following schools:
* The R.K. Academy in Colaba, Bombay
* The Valiram Bherumal Melwani Model High School in Grant Road, Bombay
* The Master Sitaldas Chanshyamdas Punwani Tutorial High School in Grant Road, Bombay
* The Master Tutorial English Primary School in Grant Road, Bombay
* The Sind Model English Primary School in Grant Road, Bombay
* The Sri Gangaram Sind National Higher Secondary School in Ulhasnagar
* The Jai Hind Academy Higher Secondary School in Ulhasnagar
Board members (as on August 13, 2007)
The Board presently consists of the following persons:
* President: Mr.
Anil Harish, renowned High Court Advocate specializing in Income Tax, Real Estate and Cooperative Housing matters.
* Immediate Vice-President: Mr. Niranjan Lakhumal Hiranandani, founder & CEO of the
Hiranandani Group of Companies, principally Hiranandani Constructions. He is the son of the renowned Dr. Lakhumal Hiranand Hiranandani.
* Vice-President: Mr.
Kishu Mansukhani, a trustee of the J. Kundnani Trust and patron of the Board.
* Secretary of the Collegiate Board: Ms.
* Rector: Prof. J. K. Bhambhani
* Dr. Mrs.
Indira Hinduja, Gynaecologist and pioneer in In-Vitro fertilisation in South Asia
Majid Memon, Bombay High CourtAdvocate specializing in Criminal Law
Ramnath Kini, Bombay High CourtAdvocate and one-time Additional Public Prosecutor, Maharashtra State
Amin Khandwani, Chairperson of the Maharashtra State Minority Commission
Nanik Rupani, Chairperson of the FICCI
Ajay Chandwani, Managing Director of iconic Bombay advertisement agency Lintas
Hari Mehra, President of the Khar Gymkhana Club
Pandit Brij Narayan, SarodMaestro
Suresh Wadkar, Famous playback singer
* Shaan, pop and playback singer
* Late Mr.
Amjad Khan, Stage and film actor noted for his comedian and villain roles (e.g. as " Ghabbar Singh" in the iconic Hindu movie " Sholay")
Javed Jaffrey, film actor and comedian
Nirmala Sawant-Prabhawalkar, Chairperson, Maharashtra State Women's Commission
* Mr. Anil Ambani, 15the Richest man in the World; 3rd Richest Man in India
* Rajesh Khanna, Famous Actor and Member of Parliament
Related activities / institutions
Although not operated by the HSNC Board, the following institutions have been founded by and are operated by frequently the same set of persons belonging to the Sindhi Hindu refugee community in Bombay:
P.D. Hinduja National Hospital, Mahim, Bombay
K.P.B. Hinduja College, Charni Road, Bombay
Nationalite, Prospectus of the R.D. National College, Bandra for the Academic year 2005-2006
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