Established in 1959, was the first institution in Mumbai to offer Home Science at a degree level. It is also the first college of S.N.D.T. Women's University to be granted autonomous status from the year 1995-96 in the state of Maharashtra.
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Gold Medal Donors/Awardee


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“Late Motibai Madhavji Thackersey” Gold Medal for Faculty of Home Science SVT College of Home Science(Autonomous) SNDTWU, Mumbai (2013-2014)

Late MotiBai Madhavji Thackersey (1989-1966) was a great philanthropist and was looking after various Trust properties of the Thackersey family She was also very religious and had been on many yatras including Kailash and Mansarovar . She was appointed an Honorary Presidency Magistrate (Justice of Peace) and she was the first woman from Bhatia Community to get this Honor. This gold medal is dedicated in her memory.
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“Late Mr . Krishnaraj MD Thackersey” Gold Medal for Department of Textile and Apparel Designing(2014-2015)

Shri Krishnaraj M.D. Thackersey (1909-1978) was a born textile man with his uncle Sir Vithaldas Thackersey and his father Shri Madhavjee D Thackersey having successfully nurtured the growth of Four cotton mills founded by his father . The success and prosperity attained by the host of firms and companies with which Shri Thackersey was connected bear ample testimony of his business acumen, sagacity and foresight.He was instrumental in setting up of National Machinery Manufacturers Ltd , the pioneers in the field of manufacturing textile machinery in India. Shri Thackersey was a T rustee of more than 50 public Charitable trusts including Kasturbha Gandhi National Memorial trust, The Bombay Hospital T rust etc. This medal to the meritorious student of Department of T extile and Apparel Designing is a befitting tribute to his personal.
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“Late Ms. Nirmala Kher” Gold Medal for Department of Human Development (2014-2015)

Mrs. Nirmala Kher , (1921 -2014) felt deeply for the cause of women and children and had a burning desire to complete her education after marriage, she completed her post graduation to serve the cause of which she was passionate about.
After starting as a junior lecturer in 1954, she availed of every opportunity despite family responsibilities, to study further specializing in child development and authored books on the subject of Child Development & Nutrition. She was instrumental in building up S. V . T College of Home Science and had the satisfaction to see it grow as a prominent institution of national stature. We salute her burning passion and zeal with this Gold Medal in her memory.
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“Late Dr .Kanta Malhotra” Gold medal for Department of Resource Management (2014-2015)

Lt. Dr . (Mrs.) Kanta Malhotra (1950-2014 ) was born in a small town of Ranchi in Biharin the year 1950. She was indeed a woman of substance. At a time when not many girls were educated or encouraged to study , she obtained her Ph.D degree and went on to become the principal of L.R. Khullar School in Nagpur . She was immensely popular and admired in the institution and always encouraged girls to be educated and independent even in the times when it was tough to achieve. Not only was she an inspiration in the field of education, but also a philanthropist who never let go of an opportunity to help the underprivileged and the needy . Her passion and enthusiasm in social work showed each time she contributed not only monetarily but also in the form of time and effort which was reflected in her tireless efforts she contributed as an active member of the Lioness Club of Mumbai. Today we are proud to institute a gold medal for the Department of Resource Management so that we remember her achievements and also provide an inspiration to many .
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“Late Ranjit Kaur and Swarnjit Singh Madan” Gold Medal for Department of Food and Nutrition (2014-2015)

Sardarni Ranjit Kaur Madan (1928-2013) and Sardar Swarnjit Singh Madan (1925-2009) were both visionaries who believed that empowerment of women can be achieved only through education. They were both postgraduates and were eager learners throughout their lives. After working for over 35 years, Sardar Swarnjit Singh Madan retired as Head of Marketing n Sales of a Multinational Pharmaceutical Company . He was “Indian” to the core, as he participated in the Quit India Movement of 1942 and was subsequently imprisoned. Despite the partition of India (& Pakistan) and the loss of homeland, he went on to achieve his academic pursuits of a Bachelors in Science and a Bachelor in Law. They both were self made professionals and encouraged their daughter and daughters-in-law to pursue professional careers as well. They strongly believed in the Sikh tenet of treating (women and) young girls as the torch bearers who should be strengthened with education so they can be instrumental in building enriched homes, contribute to society and be the pride of our nation. They both were health conscious and practiced a healthy lif estyle, with daily exercise and balanced diet. This gold medal is dedicated in their


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“Ms. Maninder Kaur And Mr. Harbans Singh Uppal” Gold Medal Prize

Mrs. Maninder Kaur Uppal was born in 1935 & Late Sardar Harbans Singh Uppal left for heavenly abode on 16th of November 2007 (1926 -2007). They both led a very happy and contented life of blissful togetherness for 53 years.

They were committed to the cause of education and the empowerment of women. S. Harbans Singh Uppal served in the Indian Railways as the Chief of Operations of Northern Railways. He was a very practical, noble, disciplined and positive soul. He would always spread positivity and encouragement with whomsoever he met or interacted. He contributed immensely by helping the weaker sections of the society and also worked actively for the elderly groups. Mrs. Maninder is a simple, beautiful and warm person who has dedicated her life to touch people with her warmth and music. She is an excellent singer and is sought after for her Gurbani (Punjabi devotional hymns) Shabad renditions.

This Gold Medal is being instituted in their beloved memory & is to be given to the topper of M.Sc. in Specialized Dietetics. This program of M.Sc. in Specialized Dietetics is the First Master’s Program of Sir Vithaldas Thackersey College of Home Science (Autonomous) SNDT Women’s University, Juhu, Mumbai.


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“Late Dr. Madhab Chandra Das” Memorial Gold Medal

Late Dr. Madhab Chandra Das obtained his Doctorate degree from Edinburgh University. He was Fellow of Royale Society of London, Fellow of Microscopic Society of London. Later , he went to USA under USAID program to get acquainted with US Agricultural program. He became Dean of Agricultural Science, Guwahati University. He was the founder Principal of Assam Agricultural College, Jorhat, Assam. He opened door of the college to the students of entire northeastern region having diversified cultures, language, religion, and tradition to develop an egalitarian society through emotional integration. He was pioneer in agricultural education for whole north east region, He laid basic foundation of Assam agricultural University with his untiring effort.

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“Late Mrs. Nilima Das” Memorial Gold Medal

Late Mrs. Nilima Das, Assistant professor, Assam Agricultural University was a pioneer social worker, she particularly engaged in eradication of prejudice from society ,gender and equality, empowerment of women She was leading actress in third Assames film (Manomati) released in 1942. This gold medal is dedicated in her memory and is for the student who secures highest marks in  B.Sc. Examinations from the department of Textiles and Apparel Designing of Sir Vithaldas Thackersey College of Home Science (Autonomous) SNDT Women’s University, Juhu, Mumbai

The College has developed curriculum and activities designed to bring changes in the students’ thoughts, ideas, attitudes, interests, emotions, personality and character. It believes in the value of empowerment to girl students to excel in their field of education. The curriculum offers the students choices of courses to select from core courses to general elective courses from other specializations to foster a holistic approach to development and deeper understanding on issues and challenges.

The College has adapted to the changes required globally for education and develop competencies in the students. The College strives to provide education to all girls from different cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds to regular and differently abled students.

Activities for students have been planned in the curriculum to develop the leadership quality in students. NSS activities have been conducted, special camps and training programs organized for students to inculcate values of team work, motivation and leadership.

The College has integrated technology enabled teaching learning process in the curriculum. With the advent of technology and its usage globally, the students are trained to use computer programs, software, information and communication based systems. This helps the students to learn, integrate and use technology to their advantage.

Community development programs, working with women from weaker economic section, and village adopted for training the people is integrated in the curriculum. Every specialization prepares students to promote good practices of their department to teach members of community on new skills, sustainable practices, equality, social justice, literacy skills for employability and development.