Principal's Desk


Dr. A.P.Pandey



The logo of the Shri Vishnu Waman Charitable Trust “Amritam tu Vidya” meaning “knowledge is truly eternal/infinite” clearly spells out the soul vision, mission and objectives of the Trust behind establishing the academic institutions. The Trust perceives that knowledge is the only treasure which continues passing on to the next generations and has the essence of permanence and immorality. So it intended to disseminate the fragrance of knowledge among the masses to deal with recurring problems and emerging global challenges of life. The Trust, therefore, under its aegis made provisions for primary, secondary and junior college education to cater to the academic taste of budding generations of surrounding areas. The Trust did not cease but continued its journey further by conceptualizing and laying the foundation of Viva College of Science, Commerce and Arts, Virar, affiliated to the University of Mumbai, in 2000-2001.

Its prime objective was to provide higher education to the students who were so far deprived of university degree programmes in adjoining vicinities of Virar. It has succeeded tremendously in accomplishing its goal and extended its horizons beyond Virar, drawing inflow of students from far-off places which had no provisions for higher education. As a result, the college presently has to its credit all conventional courses like B.Sc., B.Com, B.A., besides having professional and self-finance courses used to be introduced by Mumbai University from time to time. In addition, the college offers 16 Postgraduate programmes in Science, Commerce and Arts streams. We have well equipped laboratories and library and all infrastructural facilities laid down by the regulatory bodies.

We believe in harmonious development of students’ personality and to meet this end, we focus on cultural and extracurricular activities at intra, inter-collegiate and university levels. I am pleased to place on record that our students used to make mark in cultural activities by winning a series of events at Youth Festivals at zonal and university levels. The N.C.C, N.S.S. and DLLE are the committed units which are engaged in a number of activities intended to promote social upliftment through awareness drives. The sequential growth and elegant disposition of college is an offshoot of team spirit of committed teaching faculty, non-teaching staff, students and their parents who have been offering their full support in shaping the college as a centre of learning from its very inception.

VIVA College strives to hone dynamic growth of students enabling to adapt themselves to changing perspectives and nascent trends across the world. We encourage them to muster their strength in the pursuit of new learning that unfolds intricate problems of life and address them amicably. The college set them to undertake enterprising assignments, and prompt them not to be disheartened by trivial disorientations in their way, as they come to test their patience and perseverance at crucial moments. They should rather intensify their struggle with Tennysonian errand “to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield” to attain their set goals and objectives even in adverse situations. Optimistically, this trend with better academic prospects will continue to emerge, making the college a more renowned center of academia to be reckoned with.