The University of Mumbai, established in 1857, is one of the oldest universities in India. There are two campuses, one in the old Fort area and a new campus, established in the 1970s, north of Mâhîm Creek in Vidya Nagari. It was known as University of Bombay in earlier period.
The University of Mumbai has large number of departments such as Economics, sociology, African Studies, Statistics, Library Science and many more. Large numbers of colleges in various fields are affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The library of the university has large collections of books covering almost every field. It provides books on Inter-Library Loan systems. Services such as photocopying service, reference service, referral service, CD-ROM search and Internet search services are also offered. Large numbers of research institutes are also functioning under the University of Mumbai.