Designed in the ornate French Gothic Style this building was built by English architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott. The main building features turrets, a gabled roof and large circular window. Originally the building housed twelve stained glass skylights representing the signs of the zodiac. This was one of the first educational institutions established by the British in India.
The other notable architectural detail on the university campus is the 280 foot tall Rajabai clock tower (1869-78), which was modeled after Big Ben. The enormous cost of this tower was funded by a founder of the Bombay Stock Exchange, Indian businessman Premchand Roychand and the tower is named for his mother. Featuring some of the best stained glass in the city, it blends Venetian and Gothic styles. During the British Raj the clock played on the quarter hour, one of 16 tunes including Rule Britannia, God Save the King and A Handel Symphony.