Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra. It is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and India’s economic centre. The country’s most important seaport, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, is also located here. It is one of the largest natural ports worldwide and has become one of the most significant transfer sites at the Arabian Sea. The megacity generates more than a quarter of Maharashtra’s gross domestic product. Apart from that, almost half of the Indian foreign trade is transacted here. The economically most significant branches are the finance, cotton, chemical, car and electronics industry.
Anjuman-I-Islam, Mumbai is the largest minority Educational and Social Trust of Minorities in the country and also an organization of inclusive mindset. The Trust is in its 147th year and was started by Justice Badruddin Tyabji (Third President of Indian National Congress and the First Indian Chief Justice of Bombay High Court) as a premier organization to build up a strong education base for the Indian community in 1874. Those were turbulent times, when waves of freedom struggle and nationalism were sweeping through the country and the founders of Anjuman-I-Islam played active role in freedom struggle.
The trust is a vast organization which manages about 97 institutions and at any one time it has approximately one lakh students, of all communities studying in these institutions. Its educational programmes range from nursery/pre-primary schools to graduate, postgraduate and research centers. These institutions cover the gamut of educational disciplines from Engineering and Business Management to Architecture, Pharmacy, Law, Medicine and Hotel Management & Catering.
Dr. Zahir I. Kazi has been elected President of Anjuman-I-Islam since 2009. Though a practicing Radiologist having received medical education both in India and USA, he is devoting his time for the cause of education and social welfare of the community in particular and society in general. Anjuman-I-Islam has grown multi-fold under the leadership of Dr. Zahir Kazi. This organization offers higher, technical and professional educational avenues, apart from its schools, through its various and varied educational institutions/campuses, as follows:
1.A.I.’s Akbar Peerbhoy College of Commerce & Economics, Grant Road, Mumbai
2.A.I.’s M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Byculla, Mumbai
3.A.I.’s M. H. Saboo Siddik Polytechnic, Byculla, Mumbai
4.A.I.’s Dr. M.I.J. Tibbia College & H.A.R Kalsekar Hospital, Versova, Mumbai
5.A.I.’s Allana Institute of Management Studies, CSMT, Mumbai
6.A.I.’s College of Hotel & Tourism Management, CSMT, Mumbai
7.A.I.’s Institute of Hospitality Management, CSMT, Mumbai
8.A.I.’s Kalsekar Technical Campus (AIKTC), New Panvel, Navi Mumbai
a.AIKTC’s School of Engineering & Technology
b.AIKTC’s School of Pharmacy
c.AIKTC’s School of Architecture
9.A.I.’s A. R. Kalsekar Polytechnic, Panvel, Navi Mumbai
10.A.I.’s A.P. College of Education (B.Ed), Vashi, Navi Mumbai
11.A.I.’s Begum Jamila Haji Ab.Haq College of Home Science, CSMT, Mumbai
12.A.I.’s Akbar Peerbhoy Girls’ Polytechnic, CSMT, Mumbai
13.A.I.’s Polytechnic for Girls, Bund Garden, Pune
14.A.I.’s Barrister A. R. Antulay College of Law, CSMT, Mumbai
15.A.I.’s Moinuddin Harris Jr. College of Education, Mahim
A staff of 3000 including teachers and other staff of multi communities ensure quality education being delivered to these students. Anjuman-I-Islam is in the frontline for empowerment of women.
Anjuman I Islam (AI) welcomes students from myriad social backgrounds. Almost 50% of them come from economically challenged strata. AI provides them financial assistants from own resources and the funds and charity given by our well-wishers, donors, and philanthropists. AI have a special Zakat Fund provision for the zakat eligible students to help them continue their education without any financial constraints. Through such endeavors, AI helps to fulfill the dreams of the financially marginalized students. Anjuman I Islam is dedicated to the noble cause of education for everyone including the ones who fail to pay their tuition fees. AI does not want any students to lose their hearts just because their parents cannot afford to pay. Quoting Maulana Abul Kalam Azad would not be extraneous here, he said “education imparted by heart can bring revolution in the society”. Anjuman I Islam is a practical example of this quote.
Anjuman I Islam, is committed to assist our students to achieve their educational goals on the back of the support systems devised and implemented by our institutes.
Our country’s most beloved former president, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. So, it is the right time to change the world with this weapon of education.
Dr. Zahir I. Kazi
About M. H. Saboo Siddik Polytechnic
Greetings to you!
The Mohammed Haji Saboo Siddik Institute (a Minority Institute) owes its existence to the munificence of the late Mohammed, son of Haji Saboo Siddik, who bequeathed a large sum of money for establishing, conducting and managing the Institute for imparting Vocational, Technical and Industrial Training and Education. Subsequently, when the concept of technical high school took shape, a sum of Rupees One Lakh was also received from the assets of his mother, Bai Jimba Bai, after whom one of the buildings has been named in the premises of the Institute.
Originally, the Institute was founded in the year 1936 as a trade school with the object of turning out artisans in some industrial arts and crafts. A major reorganization in its curriculum took place in the year 1945, as a result of which a few more trade and certificate courses were started and a technical high school was also opened.
Vision and Mission of the Institute:
Vision: “To become an Institute of Excellence, imparting quality technical education to all the societies in general and Muslim community in particular, aiming at the creation of globally competent technocrats striving for National development.”.
To uplift Muslim and other communities through technical education, to enable them gain confidence, status in society, social equity and economic stability.
To provide state of the art infrastructure and instructional facilities and employ competent staff to impart high quality education.
To produce ethically strong and morally sound human resource to serve mankind.
To offer extra-curricular and co-curricular activities for students to improve their life skills.
To prepare students to be life ready, work ready and world ready by being a future ready institution.
1958: In the year 1958, a three-year Diploma programme in Civil Engineering was started.
1963: Five years later, two more Diploma programmes in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering were added.
1981: To cope up with the increasing demand, from 1981 the Polytechnic has increased the intake capacity from 120 to 180 students for the Diploma programmes in Engineering. Taking into consideration, the development in Industrial Electronics in Maharashtra and Mumbai in particular, the Polytechnic started three-year Diploma in Industrial electronics from the academic year 1981-82.
1983: Since the demand increases and more people attracted towards skill-based education, hence the institute started four-year Part-Time Diploma Programmes in Engineering for working men and women since 1983.
1987: From the academic year 1987-88, the polytechnic has started three – year Diploma in Computer Engineering.
2001: With the increasing demand for information technology, a three-year Diploma in Information Technology started in the year Academic 2000-2001.
2010: An overwhelming demand for Mechanical Engineering force us to increase the mechanical engineering seats and hence in the Academic year 2010- 2011, the polytechnic has started Diploma in Mechanical Engineering under Unaided section with 60 more intake.
2020: Based on the performance of the polytechnic the aided diploma programme (Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering) seats were increased from 180 to 240.
80% of the faculty retained for more than 15 years and 60% for more than 20 years
Registered with Computer Society of India (CSI)
Registered with Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE).
Honoured with CDTP scheme of MHRD, Govt. of India. Skilled 3384 youth in last 8 years.
Membership with Inter Engineering Diploma Students Sports Association (IEDSSA)
Only Polytechnic in Mumbai region offering Part Time Diploma.
PMKVY scheme for skill upgradation of dropouts. Skilled 170 school dropouts in 2 years.
Depurating staff for higher Studies.
Promoting Faculties for FDP and Industrial Training.
Organizing Free Medical Camp.
Organizing Institute Interaction Meet every year.
A huge Alumni Cell, and every year Alumni Meet is organized by OSA.
Organizing Career Guidance and counselling for SSC and HSC Students.
Organizing Expert lectures from industries.
Organizing Industrial Visits for the students.
Staff and students participated in Paper Presentation for state, national and Inter-National level.
24-hour internet surfing.
Library services beyond office hours.
Students mentoring Cell
Woman’s grievance and redressal cell.
Scholarship Cell established for students.
Training and Placement cell available for the students
Organizes Mega Job Fair for the Polytechnic and other than polytechnic students.
Finally, In our Endeavour to take college to greater heights, we look up to our mighty stakeholders / alumni, our most potential resource for the connect to the world of work.
Covid-19 has changed everything around us. But it hasn’t been able to change our spirit of Never Giving Up.
M.H. SABOO SIDDIK POLYTECHNIC
About Conference (NREST-21)
Anjuman-I-Islam’s, M.H. Saboo Siddik Polytechnic is organizing AICTE sponsored National Conference on “Research in Engineering, Science & Technology (NREST-21)”. The conference aims to provide a forum to exchange the ideas on latest developments and future research directions in IT & communication. The conference will also feature prominent plenary speakers as well as technical sessions. The National Conference aims to provide a platform for students, academician, researchers and research scholars to bring together to exchange and share their experiences, discuss the latest advancements, research findings and research results on all aspects of engineering and technology. It also provides an interdisciplinary platform for researchers and educators to present and discuss the innovations, trends and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Engineering, Science and Technology.