This project has been initiated under the Fort Management Plan.
The Elphinstone College is a landmark in the city of Bombay, and has been one of the greatest educational institutions of the city. The impressive building in which it has been housed since the nineteenth century, is among the finest examples of Victorian architecture, with an imposing facade and skyline, among the select list of Grade I Heritage buildings in the city that merit preservation and continual protection. In 1999, UDRI embarked on a study to document the state and condition of the Elphinstone college building. This preliminary status report attempted to identify the various factors that affect the structural integrity and architectural ambience of the building. It is of a suggestive nature and contains pointers towards the critical next steps and tasks to be undertaken in order to initiate the conservation and restoration of the building in the future.