Om Vidyalankar Shikshan Sanstha’s Asmita College of Arts and Commerce for Women was established in 1989 with Junior College and Degree College was started from 1991. The college is affiliated to the University of Mumbai.
“Empowerment of Women through Education” has been the broad objective with which the College was established. This college has been catering the educational needs of girl students belonging to middle and lower middle classes not only from Vikhroli but also from Ghatkopar right up to Mulund and Thane. From a humble beginning the college has growth over the year. At present the College provides education to nearly 2000 students.
The Asmita College is situated in the Kannamwar Nagar-2, Vikhroli (East) and is at a walking distance of 10 minutes from the Vikhroli Railway Station. The College is accessible through regular bus service as well as through ‘Share Rickshaw’ from the Railway Station. The College has a spacious campus with Gymkhana as well as canteen facilities and a well-equipped library. Adjoining the College is a spacious Municipality ground. Which is used for various games and sports.
Besides educational activities, the College also provides for an all-round development of the students. The NSS unit of the college enables the students to develop social awareness and the need of social service. The College has adopted Bhinnar Village near Bhiwandi, where annual campus are held.
The College also has the NCC unit, which was established in July 2002. The NCC cadets from this College have been attending various competitions.
The students are provided with both indoor and outdoor sporting facilities. The indoor games include Carrom, Chess and Table Tennis. Outdoor games included Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Volley-Ball and Cricket. Women’s Cricket has been a popular sport in this College. Since 2004-2005 the College has started hosting the Inter-Collegiate Women’s Cricket tournament.
The College provides ample opportunities to the students to develop their cultural interests and skills. Collectively known as Pratibimbha, the cultural activities are conducted in the month of December.
Besides these activities the College also offers career guidance to the students by organizing lectures and workshops in various crafts so as to enable the students to choose their career. The College has a well-equipped Computer Lab through which the students are provided with computer training.
Self-financed courses, such as B. Sc. I. T and Computer Science was started in the year 2009-2010.
The College is blessed with a patronizing management, dedicated teachers and efficient non-teaching staff.