Mumbai, Aug. 30 -- University of Mumbai's (MU) recent announcement of having approved 74 new colleges to its already large brood of affiliated colleges has attracted dissent and arguments from several stakeholders. While varsity officials have pointed that the plan for new colleges - for the 2022-23 academic year - have been approved after taking into consideration the demand, teacher representatives and several senate members have highlighted how this move has been made without following basic statutory laws as prescribed in the Maharashtra State Public University's Act.

"MU statues mention that a special committee should survey the location and understand from stakeholders the need for colleges before approving a new institute in the per...