Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board

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Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board
FounderPrincipal K.M. Kundnani
Barrister H.G. Advani
TypeEducation, Nonprofit organisation
FocusTo be at the frontline of human knowledge and work towards the fulfillment of cultural, scientific, intellectual and humane needs of society in general and students in particular; to enrich and enhance the economic vitality and quality of life, while being firmly rooted in the rich Indian ethos and belief
Area served
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people
Niranjan Hiranandani - Trustee and Past President
Kishu Mansukhani- President
Indu Shahani - Director - Academics

The Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board or HSNC Board (Sindhi: حيدرآباد (سنڌ) نيشنل ڪاليجيئيٽ بورڊ HSNCB) is an Indian non-profit organisation founded in 1922 (or 1919) in the British India province of Sind and moved to Bombay, India after the 1947 Partition.[1] It is one of the oldest educational trusts of India and currently administers 27 institutes under its umbrella including the HSNC University, Mumbai.


The Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board, well known as HSNC board, is a charitable trust established by the Sindhi Community in 1922. It currently manages and administers 27 institutes under its umbrella and is presided by Mr Kishu Mansukhani.

The first college established by this Board in post-independence India was the Rishi Dayaram Gidumal National College or R. D. National College (commonly known as National College) founded in 1949 and located on Linking Road, Bandra.

However, the R.D. National College, Bandra traces its roots back to the D.G. National College that was established in 1917 at Hyderabad, Sind of Bombay Presidency, by the Sindhi-speaking Hindu community, under the inspiration of Dr. Annie Besant, President of Theosophical Society and Rishi Dayaram Gidumal, a Sindhi Hindu religious leader. It was first named as "Sind National Arts College Hyderabad" and inaugurated on 1 October 1917 at Besant Hall, Hyderabad by Dr. Ernest Wood who also became its first Principal.[2] It was registered by the HSNC Board in February 1919 and was affiliated with Bombay University in 1921 to offer B.A. and later, B.Sc. degrees.[2] In 1928, it was renamed to Dayaram Gidumal National College, Hyderabad (Sind) (or in short, 'D.G. National College') and remained so until 1947 when Partition happened.[3] Some of its famous Alumni included the veteran BJP leader L. K. Advani. In 1930, Mr. K.M. Kundnani joined D.G. National College as Lecturer and became the Principal in 1947.[2] After Partition, Mr. Kundnani moved to India and re-established the college in Bandra, Mumbai in 1949, with critical assistance from Advocate H.G. Advani.[4] In fact, the entire HSNC Board was also moved from Hyderabad to Bombay along with its equipment, books and movable possessions and was re-established in Bombay.[1]

The college that remained in Pakistan was suspended during 1947-1948 and got renamed as Government College Hyderabad (a.k.a. Kali Mori College) as it was taken over by the Government of Sind, Pakistan.[2] In 2017, the Government of Sindh, Pakistan announced that it shall be upgraded to a University, as it completed one century of existence.[5][6]

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


The HSNCB has founded and operates several other educational institutions in India:

Colaba Campus, Mumbai[edit]

  • The Bombay Teachers' Training College - offering Diplomas and Baccalaureates in Education (B.Ed. & D.Ed.)
  • Kishinchand Chellaram College of Management Studies - offering PG (Post-graduate) diplomas in Business management, sports management, advertising, corporate communications, etc.

Cuffe Parade Campus, Mumbai[edit]

  • The Bombay School of Business
  • Principal K.M. Kundnani College of Pharmacy

Churchgate Campus, Mumbai[edit]

Bandra Campus, Mumbai[edit]

Worli Campus, Mumbai[edit]

  • The Bombay Institute of Technology - Digital Electronics, Computer Technology, Chemical Engineering

Ulhasnagar Campus[edit]


The HSNC Board also operates the following schools:

  • The R.K. Academy in Colaba, Mumbai
  • The Valiram Bherumal Melwani Model High School in Grant Road, Mumbai
  • The Master Sitaldas Chanshyamdas Punwani Tutorial High School in Grant Road, Mumbai.(Formerly Known as Master Tutorial High School.
  • The Master Tutorial English Primary School in Grant Road, Mumbai
  • The Sind Model English Primary School in Grant Road, Mumbai
  • The Sri Gangaram Sind National Higher Secondary School in Ulhasnagar
  • The Jai Hind Academy Higher Secondary School in Ulhasnagar
  • The Little Angel's Academy in Grant Road, Mumbai

Famous alumni[edit]

Politicians & Government[edit]

Lawyers & Judges[edit]

Film & TV Persons[edit]

Corporate Leaders[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Alumni Association Government College Hyderabad, Pakistan". www.facebook.com. Archived from the original on 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  2. ^ a b c d "History of Government College, Hyderabad (Sindh)". www.phulelians.webs.com. Archived from the original on 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  3. ^ Bullo, Momin (2013). Hyderabad Revisited.
  4. ^ "Sindhishaan - K M Kundnani". www.sindhishaan.com. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  5. ^ "A century later: Govt to declare Government College Hyderabad a university - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2017-08-19. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  6. ^ Khan, Mohammad Hussain (2017-10-08). "Education: Kali Mori's Graduation". Dawn.com. Retrieved 2017-12-28.


  • The Nationalite, Prospectus of the R.D. National College, Bandra for the Academic year 2005-2006
  • Diwan Bherumal Meharchand. "Amilan Jo Ahwal"- 24 March 1919
  • Amilan Jo Ahwal (1919) - Translated into English ("A History of the Amils") at www.saibaba-fund.org/sindhis.html

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