Pune University

Pune University is one of India's leading universities, located in the north-western part of Pune. It was established under Poona University Act, passed by the Bombay legislature on 10th February 1948 and later founded in 1949. Mr. M.R. Jayakar was the first vice-chancellor of the Pune University.

The University of Pune is spread over 400 acres of campus and involving around 46 academic departments. The location of the university has the historical significance. Some events of Battle of Khadki took place in the university area. The present day Main Building was built-in 1864 and known as the Governor's House.

Pune is the main educational center in Maharashtra. Numerous students from every corner of India come to Pune for their further education. It is quite safe and peaceful city in comparison to other educational centres in India. The Pune city houses many renowned institutes and colleges. Pune University is one of the supreme and popular educational centres in the city. It offers the courses in variety of areas including Science, Commerce, Arts, Languages and Management Studies.

About University:

University of Pune is popularly known as 'Oxford of the East'. It has near about 118 documented research institutes and 269 affiliated colleges offering graduate and under-graduate courses.

Different Courses:

University offers various graduate and post-graduate courses like Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral programs in Science, Arts, Commerce, Languages and Management Studies. Students desiring admissions for various courses have to clear the corresponding entrance tests in the particular subjects.

Management Science Department:

Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA) is one of the best and foremost business schools in India. The business programs are available in marketing, finance, IT, biotechnology, systems, human resource, etc. There are well equipped foreign language departments for languages like German, French, Spanish and Japanese.

Other Departments:

There are in all 46 departments in the university conducting professional and non-professional courses. The list of some major departments is provided below:

* Department of Geography (DOG)
* Department of Chemistry (DOC)
* Department of Microbiology (DOM)
* Department of Biotechnology
* Environmental Science Department
* Computer Science Department (PUCSD)
* Department of Physics (DoP) - 1952
* Department of Electronic Science
* Department of Communication and Journalism
* Department of Zoology
* Department of Statistics


The Pune University provides good accommodation facilities to the students. There is a provision of hostel for students in the University. Well stocked library with plenty of book regarding various subjects are made available for students. University also offers different scholarships to the bright students. Seminars and conferences regarding different topics and career guidance are regularly being conducted in the university.

Accreditation or Recognition:

1. University Grants Commission, India (UGC) - 2005
2. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
3. Bar Council of India (BCI)
4. Council Of Architecture (COA)

Affiliations and Memberships:

1. Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
2. Medical Council of India (MCI)

Address and Location:
University of Pune, Ganeshkhind,
Pune - 411 007, Maharashtra, India
Ph: +91 20 569 3868
+91 20 569 7388

University of Pune is one of the most famous and recognized university in the world. Hope this article provides you sufficient information about this out-standing education centre.