The history of institutions in the first few years of their inception are the most fascinating narratives, for they speak volumes for the times, the dynamics, the leadership and the people for whom they were built. One such history, unique and inspiring is the trajectory of the growth of Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board and its institutions.
A dream, a strategy, a hope and a changed political situation seem to have been the basic ingredients of what is today a reputed chain of well managed colleges. Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board (HSNCB) was first founded in Hyderabad Sind, now in Pakistan, in the year 1917. A college was established, with the blessings of Dr.Annie Besant, by the group of national minded theosophists, as a truly “National Institution” with its own aims and ideals for training and providing young persons, dedicated and inspired national workers in the sacred cause of the freedom of the country. In the year 1921, the management of the college was handed over to the Collegiate Board which then got affiliated to the University of Mumbai, then known as University of Bombay, as a full fledged college of B.A. Degree and subsequently B.Sc. Degree was added.
Our president, former president and trustee
Immediate past president
Mr. Anil Harish, having B.A. (Hons.), LL.B. and LL.M. (University of Miami) degrees, is an Advocate by profession, and a partner of the Law Firm, D.M. Harish & Co. which was founded by his father, Late Mr. D.M. Harish. Mr. Anil Harish’s practice includes many diverse areas of the Law i.e. property, exchange control, Foreign Investments, Trusts, Wills and Indian and International Taxation. He has been the office bearer of some prominent Law Institutes and as a specialist in the field of Real Estate, he is on the ‘Advisory Board of the magazine ‘Property Scape’ and of the ‘Accommodation Times Institute of Real Estate Management.’ He has been ranked by the prestigious legal directory of Chambers & Partners as a leading Tax Lawyer having a solid clientele of both domestic and overseas organizations.
Immediate Former President
Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani is the son of eminent ENT Surgeon and Padma Bhushan recipient Dr. L.H. Hiranandani, an icon in the field of medicine. From his early beginnings of teaching charted accountancy, Dr. Niranjan began his initial business by venturing into textiles with a weaving unit at Charkop in Kandivali in 1981. His first spark of recognition in the construction line came with their work in Versova, Andheri in the mid-eighties.
Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani completed his schooling from Campion School, Mumbai and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Hons.) with a distinction of standing Second in Mumbai University. Adding to his professional qualification, he completed his F.C.A. from the Institute of Charted Accountants of India. Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani has done his Doctorate in Philosophy on “Housing Revolution in India – Challenges and Prospects.”
Mr. Kishu H. Mansukhani was born in Karachi, then a part of India. His father, Diwan Hashmatrai Mansukhani was Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax, who resigned from his coveted post during freedom fighting – Quit India Movement.
Mr. Mansukhani is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering and Management Studies from USA. He was selected as a member of small group to establish exports for Tata Group – Telco Exports, which later became Tata Exports. He was working with Tata Engineering Company (TELCO) in senior capacity, incharge of International Marketing of Tata vehicles, associate engineering products. During his 30 years tenure with Tata Group, he travelled nearly 100 countries in Middle East, South East Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. He established dealer network and branch offices for the group companies. Mr. Mansukhani created close working relationship with many foreign distinguished personalities including Presidents and Ministers. For recognition of his distinguished work in marketing of Tata Mercedes Benz products, he was given citation by German Chamber of Commerce. He is also a recipient of awards from Presidents of Uganda and Seychelles.
Mr. Lal Chellaram is one of the Trustees of HSNC Board. He was born in Hyderabad (Sind), in undivided India, completed his education in England, graduating in Economics from University of London. He is the grandson of Seth Kishinchand Chellaram. Seth Kishinchand Chellaram helped Principal Kundnani, the founding father of Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board, who along with Barrister Hotchand Advani, approached him for funds to establish a college in Mumbai after the partition of India. Seth Kishinchand Chellaram helped with the seed money by giving a donation and due to his magnanimous and timely help, the Board honoured him by naming two colleges after him i.e. Kishinchand Chellaram College and Kishinchand Chellaram Law College, both at Churchgate, established in 1954 and 1955 respectively. Today K.C. and K.C. Law college buildings stand as a fitting memorial to the revered memory of Seth Kishinchand Chellaram.
Maya Shahani is the Chairperson of the Shahani Group which focuses on promoting quality education through its Institutes. The Thadomal Shahani Centre for Management is affiliated to U.K. Universities and has won the DNA and CII awards for the best business school for industry-academic linkages. She is a Trustee of the Thadomal Shahani Trust, founded in 1952 by her late father-in-law Dada Kishinchand Thadomal Shahani, who was one of the prominent members of the HSNC Board after its inception.
She is also the Chairperson of the SAGE Foundation, which educates and empowers the under-resourced and works with the Clinton Global Initiative. The Foundation is an affiliate of Buy1Give1, a global organization which has donated thousands of dollars towards education and healthcare.
The Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board has established and is managing 27 institutes of higher learning. All these institutes, though under the management of HSNC Board but each of them has an independent entity. To become acquainted with efforts put in by the various institutions, it was decided to come out with e-magazine which would provide a common platform for informing, motivating and engaging all the stakeholders…