Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board

Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board

= The Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board =

The HSNCB was founded by refugees from the British India province of Sind which became part of the Muslim state of Pakistan carved out as part of the Partition of British India in 1947.

The first college established by this Board was the Rishi Dayaram National College or "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 Division of the Bombay Presidency (i.e. province) of British India by Hindu Sindis under the inspiration of Dr. Annie Besant and 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.

Colleges

The HSNCB has founded and operates several other educational institutions in the Indian Union:

* Colaba Campus, Bombay: The Bombay Teachers' Training College - offering Diplomas and Baccalaureates in Education (B.Ed. & D.Ed.)
* Cuffe Parade Campus, Bombay: The Bombay School of Business - offering Masters in e-Business
* Churchgate Campus, Bombay:
** The Seth Kishinchand Chellaram College (i.e., "K.C. College") - with Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Media, Management and Information Technology faculties
** The Hassaram Rijhamal College of Commerce & Economics ("H.R. College"), also offering Management Studies
* Bandra Campus, Bombay:
** The Rishi Dayaram National College - Arts, Commerce, Media, Information Technology faculties
** The W. Advani College of Science
** The Mithibai Motiram Kundnani College of Commerce & Econonic Studies - Commerce, Management faculties
** The G.J. Advani College of Law
** The Thadomal Shahani Engineering College - Computer, Chemical, Electronics, I.T. and Bio-medical engineering
* Worli Campus, Bombay:
** The Principal K.M. Kundnani College of Pharmacy
** The Watumull Institute of Electronic Engineering, Computer Technology and Instrumentation
** The Bombay Institute of Technology - Digital Electronics, Computer Technology, Chemical Engineering
* Ulhasnagar Campus:
** The Smt Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College - Arts, Science, Commerce
** The 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

Schools

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. Manju Nachani.

* Rector: Prof. J. K. Bhambhani

Famous Alumni

* Dr. Mrs. Indira Hinduja, Gynaecologist and pioneer in In-Vitro fertilisation in South Asia
* Dr. Pahlajani, Cardiologist
* Mr. Majid Memon, Bombay High Court Advocate specializing in Criminal Law
* Mr. Ramnath Kini, Bombay High Court Advocate and one-time Additional Public Prosecutor, Maharashtra State
* Mr. Amin Khandwani, Chairperson of the Maharashtra State Minority Commission
* Mr. Nanik Rupani, Chairperson of the FICCI
* Mr. Ajay Chandwani, Managing Director of iconic Bombay advertisement agency Lintas
* Mr. Hari Mehra, President of the Khar Gymkhana Club
* Pandit Brij Narayan, Sarod Maestro
* Mr. 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")
* Mr. Javed Jaffrey, film actor and comedian
* Mrs. 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:

* The P.D. Hinduja National Hospital, Mahim, Bombay
* The K.P.B. Hinduja College, Charni Road, Bombay

Source

* The Nationalite, Prospectus of the R.D. National College, Bandra for the Academic year 2005-2006


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