Kishinchand Chellaram College was established in 1954[1] under the aegis of the Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board. It was the second institution that the Management set up in Mumbai after it relocated itself in the city, following the aftermath of the Partition. The onus of the task was taken up by founders, principal K.M. Kundnani and barrister Hotchand Gopaldas Advani, who helped set up K.C. College as well as several other educational institutions. Kundnani and Advani were the pillars of that board.[citation needed] [3]

The R. D. National College was the first of the board's institutions and K.C. College was the second. The latter came to be reckoned[by whom?] as its flagship institution from where the board's activities were conducted. The plot for the construction of K.C. College was leased from Ratanben Fauzdar for 99 years. Under the draught plan of architect K.M Gidwani and the management of principal Kundnani, the building was completed in six months. The foundation stone was laid by Dinkarrao Desai, the Minister Of Education.

Students were admitted from 1 June 1954 but a formal inauguration of the inception of the college was performed by Morarji Desai, the then-Chief Minister of Bombay State (later, Prime Minister of India) on 15 August of the same year. Its first batch comprised 1800 students and, within three years, the numbers have consistently increased.[citation needed]

In 2014, the college celebrated its Diamond Jubilee year with a massive celebration titled "KC@60". The celebration was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee.[4] The event was also attended by Governor K Sankaranarayanan, Maharashtra CM Prithiviraj Chavan, Union Minister of State Milind Deora, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, and industrialist Anil Ambani, who is also an alum.[5][6] There were several other celebrities in attendance as well.[7]

As of 2020, HSNC University has come into existence. It is a cluster university consisting of three colleges of the board; namely, KC College, HR College and Bombay Teacher's training Institute (BTTI). The university was officially launched on 11 June by Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra, in presence of Chief minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray.[8]

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