As a mark of its Diamond Jubilee, Deccan Education Society started Bombay College in the city of Mumbai. The college was started to establish link between Bombay the capital of state of Maharashtra and Pune, the head office of Society, and also the link between the society and rest of the country. The foundation stone of Bombay College was laid by great champion of women's cause in India, Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve and college finally started in the year 1954. In the year 1960 (the 75th anniversary of the society) The Bombay College was renamed as Kirti M. Doongursee College. The naming ceremony was presided over by an eminent educationist Dr. Sarvpalli Radhakrishnan, the then Vice - President of India. The Society received a donation of Rs 2 lakhs from Seth Manoobhai Doongursee in memory of his late son Kirti M. Doongursee, who was a student of this college.
While Kirti College belongs to the family of Deccan Education Society' being a constituent college, it also belongs to the family of the University of Mumbai. The objective of the Mumbai University also constitutes our own objective. We are proud that Kirti College is contributing by its academic effort towards its realization .The Junior College (std XI and XII) of Arts and Science has been attached to our college since June 1976. We have also started F.Y.J.C. (Std XI) Commerce classes from June 1980 and S.Y.J.C. (Std XII) Commerce classes from June 1981. The first year divisions in Arts and Science of the new three year degree course were introduced from June 1979. We are glad to mention that we have started Commerce faculty also from June 1980, and now we have full fledged Commerce faculty imparting instructions leading to the B. Com Degree. The college also enrolls students for M.Sc. and Ph.D. Apart from these academic courses, the college provides number of opportunities for students to develop their extracurricular talents and to realize fully the potential of their personalities as young men and women.
There are 29 classrooms available for teaching. Almost all the classrooms are adaptable to the use of electronic teaching aids. To accommodate additional strength of students, some classrooms have been restructured. Most of these classrooms are airy and well lit.
The College has 15 laboratories. Those are equipped to cater to the needs of PG and UG students. Periodical renovation and maintenance of the labs is carried out.
The library has two reading halls. It has separate reading section for teachers and PG students. It has a separate enclosure i.e. Common Facility Centre having computers with internet connectivity for teachers. UGC Network centre has been installed in the college. It was set up from the funds of UGC as a reward of the best college
Gymnasium: Many modern types of equipment for body toning and fitness are used by the athletes and players.
Boxing Ring: International standards boxing ring has been developed recently.
College Ground: A huge playground which is an exotic amenity in a city like Mumbai. The playground is made available for intra collegiate and intercollegiate tournaments like kabbadi, kho kho.
Gymkhana: Equipments for Judo, wrestling, taiekwando, high jump discus throw are available.