The Institute

University Grants Commission, New Delhi has conferred Autonomous Status to Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science on 24th June, 2019. The institution has risen from a simple beginning in 1998 to be the most popular institution catering successfully to the needs of rural, urban and global students with eight under-graduate and four post graduate programmes to over 4000 students.

We are permanently affiliated to the University of Mumbai and recognized by U.G.C. under 2(f) and 12(B). The college is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is accredited by NAAC with the prestigious ‘A’ Grade in all the three cycles of accreditation.


PCACS is pleased to announce that their college has been accorded with AUTONOMOUS STATUS by the University Grants Commission from the academic year 2019-2020. Under an autonomous status, the institution aims at bridging the gap between academics and industry by introducing industry relevant courses and diploma programmes, which will give wider educational choices to the students and add to their employability quotient. Standardization of College Examinations is sought to be achieved through strict adherence to the Examination Policy framed by the institution under an autonomous status. The Institution would be developed as a hub for research and innovation. There will be a lot of scope for industry oriented skill development built-in into the system which will give the students a placement edge in the market. The infrastructure grants available for autonomous colleges by the Government would be seeked towards strengthening infrastructure facilities.

We will be trying sincerely to achieve excellence in academic performance, capability of self-governance and enhancement in the quality of education by improvising our innate qualities, adopting innovative ideas and acquiring new skills for the benefit of the stakeholders.

Establishment Year



NAAC Grades
2016‘A’ Grade in Third Cycle of Reaccreditation by NAAC
Pillai College of Arts, Commerce & Science has been awarded with an ‘A’ grade in the Third cycle of Re-accreditation by NAAC.
2011PCACS was Reaccreditated “A” Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in January 2011.
2007PCACS was Accreditated “A” Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2007.

Permanent Affiliation

5 UG courses are Permanently Affiliated by University of Mumbai.

UGC Recognition

Institute has received recognition by UGC under Section 2(f) and 12(B) from Year 2009.

Programs Offered

It started off with just a handful of students, but today it has grown to a full-fledged Bachelors and Masters Degree College with over two thousand five hundred students on its roll and following eleven disciplines:
B.Com. (Regular)B.M.S.B.Sc. (Information Technology)M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
B.Com. (Accounting and Finance)B.M.M.B.Sc. (Biotechnology)M.Com. (Accountancy)
B.Com. (Financial Markets)B.Sc. (Computer Science)M.Sc. (Information Technology)

About Mahatma Education Society (

The Mahatma Education Society (MES) embarked upon its mission of “Education for All” with Chembur English High School in the year 1970.

The vision, dedication, global outlook, tenacious struggle and undaunted spirit of Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai (Founder, Chairman, and CEO) and Dr. Daphne Pillai (Secretary), the Trust grew from a single school into a multi-institution, multi-location group delivering quality education at all levels.

Today MES owns and manages over 48 institutions spread across six elegant Campuses at Borivali, Chembur, Powai, New Panvel (E) and Rasayani. It manages educational Institutions’ from pre-primary to post graduation. It comprises of Schools, International Schools, Degree Colleges, Night College, Management Institutions, Engineering Colleges, Architecture Colleges, Colleges of Education (including Physical Education) and Polytechnic Institutions. Popularly known as the Pillai Group of Institutions, this education major has its own teacher training institutes, which allow it to define its own standards and to achieve 100% results unfailingly. The group has more than 35,000 students, 2,000 teachers and 1500 members of support staff.

MES group after establishing its name in the field of education and experience of around 40 years, ventured into in field of engineering education with establishment of PCE in the year 1999. PCE believe in encouraging the students by creating an atmosphere where learning is more fun than burden. Faculty members try to be the proverbial “Friend, philosopher and guide” for students.