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MAHARASHTRA Pune University
Pune University, Pune (State University)

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Pune University, Pune
Established in Year: 1948

About University of Pune

Pune is the main educational center of Maharashtra. Numerous students from every corner of India and the world come to Pune. It is quite safe and peaceful city as compared to other educational centers in India. The climate of Pune is pleasant and good for health. The city of Pune houses many well-known, established institutes and colleges. University of Pune is one of the finest and most popular educational centers in the city. It offers excellent programs in various areas including Science, Commerce, Arts, Languages and Management Studies.

University of Pune, one of the premier universities in India, is positioned in the North-western part of Pune city. It occupies an area of about 411 acres. It was established on 10th February, 1948 under the Poona University Act. The university houses 46 academic departments. It is popularly known as the 'Oxford of the East'. It has about 307 recognized research institutes and 612 affiliated colleges offering graduate and under-graduate courses.

The university attracts many foreign students due to its excellent facilities. It offers good accommodation facility. There is a provision of hostel for the students. There is a well-stocked library containing plenty of books regarding various subjects. The university offers different scholarships to the students. The university conducts seminars and conferences for the students.

Pune University History

The University stands for humanism and tolerance, for reason, for adventure of ideas and for the search of truth. It stands for the forward march of the human race towards even higher objectives. If the universities discharge their duties adequately then it is well with the nation and the people.
- Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (First Prime Minister of India)

These words of Jawaharlal Nehru embody in them the guiding principle of Pune University. Established in 1948, the University has since become one of the leading centers for research and teaching in the country. The 400 acre campus is located in the North Western part of Pune. The placid environs and state of the art facilities provide it's numerous students with an ideal atmosphere to pursue research in various areas of Science, Arts, Commerce and Languages. The University houses 40 departments which provide a wide array of academic programs. Though a young centre, the University has made a significant impact in various areas of research and teaching, and continues to strive for excellence.

The University of Pune (formerly known as University of Poona) was established under the Poona University Act, passed by the Bombay Legislature on 10th February, 1948. In the same year, Dr. M. R. Jayakar assumed office as the first vice chancellor of the University.

Shri B.G.Kher, Chief Minister and Education Minister, Govt. of Bombay, took a keen interest in setting apart a beautiful campus for the University. As a result of his efforts, a campus extending over 411 acres was allocated to the University in early 1950.

Initially the University had a jurisdiction extending over 12 districts of Western Maharashtra. However, with the establishment of the Shivaji University, Kolhapur, in 1964, the jurisdiction of the University was restricted to 5 districts, namely Pune, Ahmednagar, Nasik, Dhule and Jalgaon. Out of these, two districts - Dhule and Jalgaon are attached to the North Maharashtra University established in August 1990.

During the year 1949, there were only 18 colleges affiliated to the University, with an enrollment of over 8000 students. Thereafter, the number of colleges increased, and in 1994-95, the University had 41 post-graduate departments, 209 affiliated colleges and 118 recognized research institutions, with an enrollment of 1,70,000 students for both the under-graduate and post-graduate courses in different faculties.

70 research institutions have been recognized by the University for research. These include institutions of national importance like the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), MACS, CWPRS, NIV, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Deccan College among others.

Since its inception, the progress of the University of Pune has been inextricably linked with the efforts of an illustrious list of Vice Chancellor.


The Mission of the University of Pune is to be a global, socially conscious Center of Excellence in the conservation, creation, Advancement and dissemination of knowledge, equipped to take up challenges of the enormous change taking place all around and committed to empower its faculty and students to contribute meaningfully to economic, technological and social development and progress.

In accordance With this Mission, the University of Pune aims at

  • Becoming a vibrant Knowledge Center and a Center of Excellence in teaching, research and extension activities;
  • Bringing about conservation, creation, advancement and dissemination of knowledge.
  • Creating technologically equipped thought and action leaders in a wide range of spheres by providing value based and high quality education, generating cutting-edge research and innovations, and enabling empowerment through social and regional inclusion;
  • Increasing global linkages by attracting international students and establishing collaborative Programmes with educational institutions of repute.

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Arts and Fine Arts

Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit

  • Diploma In Sanskrit Linguistics
  • M.A. In Sanskrit Linguistics
  • Diploma In Indian Logic And Epistemology
  • M.A. In Indian Logic And Epistemology
  • Certificate Course In Manuscript logy
  • Diploma Course In Manuscript logy

Department of Sanskrit and Prakrit Languages

  • Master of Arts( Sanskrit / Pali / Prakrit )
  • Certificate course in Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit Languages
  • Lower (Jr.) diploma in Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit Languages
  • Higher (Sr.) diploma in Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit Languages

Centre for Performing Arts

  • Bachelor of Arts, Music, Dance & Theatre (Gurukul Pattern)

Department of English

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil.

Department of Foreign Languages

  • German
    Part time courses
    1. Certificate : 1 Year
    2. Intensive Certificate : 4 ½ Months (twice a year)
    3. Diploma : 1 Year
    4. Intensive Diploma : 4 ½ Months (twice a year)
    5. Advanced Diploma : 1 Year
    6. Special Diploma in German Translation : 1 Year
    Postgraduate courses
    M.A., M. Phil. And Ph.D.

  • Russian Academics
    Post graduate courses
    M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D
    Language courses
    Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Special Diploma

  • Spanish Academics
    Certificate (3 batches)
    Intensive Certificate (2 batches)
    Diploma (2 batches)
    Advanced Diploma (1 batch)

  • French Academics
    Post graduate courses
    M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D
    Part Time Language courses
    Certificate Course in French
    Intensive Certificate Course in French
    Diploma Course in French
    Advanced Diploma Course in French
    Special Diploma in teaching of French
    Special Diploma in Commercial French.

  • Japanese Academics
    Certificate in Japanese Language
    A one year course that introduces the learner to the language. The two basic scripts, Hiragana and Katakana are taught and about 150 elementary kanji are taught at this level.
    Diploma in Japanese Language
    A one year course that is in continuity to the Certificate course. The next 150 kanji are taught. At the end of this course, the learner is able to converse in basic Japanese, read simple text passages, write simple letters, etc.
    Advanced Diploma in Japanese Language
    A one year course in continuity with the Diploma course. This course introduces to the learner the next level of kanji and more practice in reading slightly more complicated texts, including introduction to the traditional vertical method of writing Japanese. Class activities such as role-plays, presentations are conducted. Business Japanese and Formal communication is introduced at this level.
    Special Diploma in Japanese Civilization and Translation
    This course which introduces the learner to the work of some of the famous literary works, and also to the history of Japan, besides practice in translation and interpretation methods. Business Japanese at an advanced level is also taught.

Department of Geography

  • M.A/M.Sc.

Department of Hindi

  • M. A. (Hindi Sahitya)
  • M. A. Prayojanmulak Hindi (Functional Hindi)
  • M. Phil
  • P. G. Diploma in Hindi Translation

Department of Marathi

  • M.A. Marathi
  • M. Phil
  • Ph. D

Department of Pali

  • M. A. (Pali)
  • M. A. (Buddhist Literature)
  • M. Phil (Pali)
  • Ph.D (Pali & Buddhist Literature)


Department of Atmospheric and Space Sciences

  • M.Tech. in (Atmospheric Science)
  • Ph.D. program in Atmospheric and Space Sciences

Department of Biotechnology

  • M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
  • M.Phil. (Biotechnology)
  • Ph.D. (Biotechnology)

Department of Botany

  • M.Sc.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry

  • Masters Program (M.Sc.)
  • Research Programs (M.Phil. & Ph. D.)

Department of Communication Studies

  • Ph.D in Communication Studies
  • M.Sc in Communication Studies

Department of Computer Science

  • MCA
  • MSc
  • MTech

Department of Electronic Science

  • M.Sc. (Electronic Science)

Department of Environmental Science

  • M.Sc. Environmental Science
  • Ph.D. Program

Department of Geology

  • M.A/M.Sc.

Department of Geoinformatics

  • M.A/M.Sc.

Department of Instrumentation (USIC)

  • M. Sc. Instrumentation Science

Department of Mathematics

  • Master of Arts / Master of Science (M.A. / M.Sc.)- Mathematics
  • Master of Technology (M. Tech.)- Instrustrial Mathematics with Computer Applications
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department of Microbiology

  • M.Sc. Microbiology

Department of Physics

  • Masters Programme in Physics (M.Sc.)
  • M.Tech. in Atmospheric Physics
  • Master of Philosophy in Physics (M.Phil.)

Department of Statistics

  • M.A./M.Sc. Statistics
  • M.Phil. Programme

Department of Zoology

  • M.Sc. in Zoology
  • M.Phil. in Zoology
  • Ph.D. in Zoology

Department of Geography

  • M.A/M.Sc.


Department of Commerce & Research

  • M. Com
  • M.Phil
  • Ph.D.


Department of Management Science

  • MBA Specializations (Marketing, Finance, Systems, Human Resource and Operations)
  • Executive MBA
  • Ph.D.


Department of Law

  • LL.M. (Regular)
  • Ph.D

Education and Extension

Department of Education and Extension

  • M. Ed.
  • M. A. Education
  • M. Phil (Education)
  • Ph.D. - Education
  • Ph.D. - Educational Interdisciplinary

Advanced Technology Blind Student's Learning Center

  • Certificate Course in Basic Computing and Assistive Technology Learning(CBCATL)

Mental, Moral and Social Science

Department of Adult Continuing Education & Extension

Department of Anthropology

Department of Philosophy

  • M.A.
  • M. Phil
  • Ph. D.

Department of Communication & Journalism

  • Master of Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC)
  • Diploma in Mass Media (Post graduate, part-time Diploma course)
  • Vruttapatravidya Padawika
  • Ph.D. (by research)

Department of Economics

  • Post-Graduate Degree in Economics - Masters in Economics
  • Doctoral program for Research (Ph.D.) in Economics

Department of History

  • M.A.

Department of Politics & Public Administration

  • M. A.
  • M. Phil.
  • Ph. D.

Department of Psychology

  • MA.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.

Department of Sociology

Department of Library & Information Science

  • Masters of Library and Information Science
  • M. Phil.

Department of Defense & Strategic Studies

  • M.A. / M.Sc.
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy

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University of Pune

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