A.K.A. – Ruia College
Campus: A five minute walk from the Matunga (central) station to this college, you get delicious aroma of ‘filter coffee’ wafting through, the road lined up with shops selling t-shirts, shoes, accessories and of course softy ice cream! The campus is modest but well-maintained with spacious classrooms, canteen, well equipped labs and auditoriums.
The ‘quadrangle’ in the college is the landmark for friends, lovers and acquaintances to chat or just to laze around a bit.
Courses: Ramnivas Ruia College is the junior college while Ramnarayan College is the degree college. The basic degree courses in the Arts and Science streams are among the best in Mumbai.
In addition to it, Ruia is a centre for learning anything form foreign languages to various sports. The theatre group of the college is very famous and bags most of the prizes in intercollegiate, state and national level competitions.
Crowd: It’s diverse! You have the oily behenjis, padhakoos and pakaoos ,the head bangers, the pretty little rich girls, and the sports freaks and off course the drama (the theater walas as well as the nautankis) people who hardly attend college!
Even if you do not belong to any of the above categories you will be at home here as you would find someone exactly like you!
Food: Matunga is famous for its numerous, ‘Madras Cafes’ and other South Indian Food outlets .One would have to perennially bunk college to try food at every outlet surrounding and in the vicinity of Ruia college (We do not recommend because attendance is very strict even U. Chand won’t be spared!)
The beauty of this place is you can never be hungry even if you go kadki ! Starting from the famed sandwich wala opposite the Podar college (I strongly suspect crowds throng there for other reasons than sandwich, wink