Ramnarain Ruia College of Arts & Science, Mumbai was established in 1937; it was the first college in Mumbai to be started by the Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali, Pune. This college is affiliated to University of Mumbai and conducts courses at undergraduate and graduate (Postgraduate) level.
- The mission is mainstreaming the practices that facilitate intellectual, emotional, physical and cultural growth of students
- The college provides high quality and affordable education to all sections of society including various disadvantaged groups
- To emerge as a center of higher learning and innovative research to meet the challenges of a global society
- Its outstanding performance in the field of curricular and co-curricular activities has very considerably enhanced its prestige and brought it substantial financial assistance from the UGC, the CSIR and many other equally reputed bodies
- Ruia College is the first college and the so far in the only college in the country to receive the prestigious Highest National Status college of excellence by the University Grants Commission
VPM - "Vidyarthi Prathinidhi Mandal" is an umbrella organization having maximum students' representation. Throughout the year the V.P.M. Organizes various programs related to all most every expect of students' life.
Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC):
- This Cell was established in the academic year 1999-2000 and functions on the basis of the guidelines set forth by NAAC
- It work towards improving and maintaining the quality of education, identifying and suggesting new ways of using teaching aids, developing suitable infrastructure and offering suggestions for new self-financing courses
Local Managing Committee (LMC):
- The LMC is a Statutory Body, formed as per Section 85 of the Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994. The powers and duties of LMC are stated in the same.
- The LMC comprises elected representatives of teaching and non-teaching staff, a few representatives of the parent body and experts from various fields and this Committee can make recommendations.
- Library has a rich collection of around 120,000 books including bound volumes of journals
- Library subscribes to 60 national and international journals
V.P.M. celebrates 'Utsav' i.e. a colourful cultural festival. The V.P.M. Organizes workshops, seminars, lectures which help in all round development of students' personality.
Ramnarain Ruia College of Arts & Science was ranked by India Today 22nd in 2013, 19th in 2012 and 24th in 2011 for India’s Best Arts College.