Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself~ John Dewey
Education is the heartthrob of any civilized society.In 1942, when India was still under colonial rule, the need of education became all the more crucial. Realizing this the visionaries of Malad and Kandivli areas came together and established Malad Kandivli Education Society. Harbouring the dream ofproviding high standard education, Malad Kandivli Education Society founded Sheth Nahalchand Laloochand High School in 1942-43
Dedicated to the cause of education; the Malad Kandivli Education Society expanded its branches and established many new educational institutions. It has groomed many young minds into responsible citizens over these many years. Thousands of students have gone out of its portals and today occupy important positions in the Society. In its 60 years of existence, the society has achieved many milestones and one such significant milestone of the Society was the establishment of the College in July 1983
The College was started with three classes of commerce by creating wooden partitions in the dilapidated hall without any government grant and in the very first year, 330 students enrolled. In the next year, College was shifted to the present building. In 1988, Arts stream was commenced and the senior College was named as ‘Nagindas Khandwala College of Commerce and Arts’ and the Junior College was named as ‘The Bombay Suburban Grain Dealers’ Junior College of Commerce and Arts’. After 5 year of its existence,the college received the grant from the government. The College ran in two sessions morning and evening for nearly a decade. In 2001,the evening session was scraped and the degree College ran full-fledged in morning and the Junior College ran in the afternoon session.
With the establishment of our college in the year 1983 with just 300 students, today we are one of the best institutions that provide quality education to 4659 students. The strength of an institution is measured not by its number of students, but by its results, quality of the faculty, its contributions for the all-round development of its students, the achievements of the students, its inclusive nature and Management of the institution.
N.K.College is conferred with autonomous status by the UGC from the year 2016-17. The college is fourth under Arts, Science and Commerce Colleges to be autonomous under the University of Mumbai. The college has 27 UG, 15 PG and 4 Ph.D. programmes. 40 % of the faculty members are Ph.D. of which 25% are Research Guides.
The college also has to its credit Ph.D.Programmes, one in Banking and Finance, Business Management and Geography.
The internationalization of Higher Education that Nagindas Khandwala College has signed an Memorandum of Understanding to promote international and intercultural understanding and academic cooperation and collaboration for students.
The college today has established itself as one of the prominent colleges of Western suburbs.