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MAHARASHTRA Smt. Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University
Smt. Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University, Mumbai (State University)

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Smt. Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University, Mumbai
Established in Year: 1951

To introduce SNDT Women's University in breif, it is the first Women’s university in India as well as in South-East Asia. The University was founded by Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve in 1916 for a noble cause of Women’s Education. The first five women graduated in 1921 from this University.

The University Headquarters is in Churchgate Campus, Mumbai and the other two campuses of this University are at Juhu, Mumbai and Karve Road, Pune.


Today we visualise the SNDT Women’s University as a world class university that continually responds to the changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge. The purpose of such engagement will be to create an inclusive society that promotes and protects the dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all, with special emphasis on empowerment of women.


SNDT Women’s University is committed to the cause of women’s empowerment through access to education, particularly higher education, through relevant courses in the formal and non-formal streams. Further the university is committed to provide a wide range of professional and vocational courses for women to meet the changing socio-economic needs, with human values and purposeful social responsibility and to achieve excellence with “Quality in every Activity”


An Enlightened Woman is a Source of Infinite Strength


The goals of the SNDT Women's University emerging from the Vision and Mission are:

  • Provide access to higher education for women through formal and non- formal streams including adult and continuing education.
  • Provide a wide range of professional and vocational courses for women to meet the socio-economic demands.
  • Develop scholarship and research in emerging areas of study, particularly with focus on women's perspectives.
  • Inculcate among women positive self- concept, awareness of women's issues and rights with a rational outlook towards society.
  • Enhance purposeful education with 'human values' and social responsibility by participating in outreach programmes.
  • Achieve excellence in the academic disciplines, research and extension activities through emphasis on 'quality in every activity'.

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Department of English

  • Ph.D. (English)
  • M. Phil. (English)
  • M.A. in English
  • P.G Certificate course in City Narratives in Literature and Cinema

Department of Hindi

  • Ph.D. (Hindi)
  • M.Phil. (Hindi)
  • M.A. in Hindi

Department of Gujrati

  • Ph.D. in Gujarati
  • M.A. in Gujarati

Department of Sanskrit

  • Ph.D. in Sanskrit
  • M.Phil. in Sanskrit
  • M.A. in Sanskrit
  • Certificate Courses in
    - Sanskrit (Functional)
    - Sanskrit (Spoken)
    - Indian Epic and culture
    - Indian Philosophy

Department of Marathi

Department of Continuing & Adult Education & Extension Work

  • M. A. (Non- Formal Education and Development)
  • P.G. Diploma in Travel and Tourism
  • Advance Diploma in Light Vocal Music
  • Diploma in Interior Designing
  • Diploma in Light Vocal Music

Department of Geography

  • Ph.D. in Geography
  • M.Phil. in Geography
  • M. A. in Geography

Department of History

  • Ph.D. in History
  • M. A. in History

Department of Political Science

  • Ph.D. in Political Science
  • M. A. in Political Science

Department of Economics

Department of Sociology

  • Ph.D. in Sociology
  • M.Phil. in Sociology
  • M.A. in Sociology

Department of Psychology

  • M. A. in Psychology
  • Ph. D. (Psychology)

Department of Guidance and Counselling

  • M.A. Career & Developmental Counselling
  • P.G. Diploma In School Counselling
  • Orientation In Guidance and counselling
  • Orientation In school Guidance
  • Child Guidance and Parental Counselling

Department of Commerce

  • M. Com
  • M. Phil.
  • Ph. D. in Commerce

Department of Human Development

  • Ph.D. in Human Development
  • Masters in Human Development
  • Masters’ in Early Childhood Education
  • P.G. Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • Certificate course in Guidance and Counselling

Department of Extension Education

  • Ph.D. in Extension Education
  • M.Phil. Programme in Extension Education
  • Masters in Extension Education
  • P.G. Diploma in Communication and Media

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Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University

1, Nathibai Thackersey Road,
New Marine Lines Mumbai-400020,

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