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University of Pune

The University of Pune is a feather in the cap of Pune's educaion system, placing Pune as a pemier education destination for students from all over the world. Established in 1948, the university has since become one of the leading centres for research and teaching in the country. It is spread over a 400 acre campus and is located in the north-western part of Pune.

The University houses 40 departments which provide a wide array of academic programs. The placid environs and state of the art facilities provide its numerous students with an ideal atmosphere to pursue education in various areas of science, arts, commerce and languages.

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. 

The university attracts many people who wish to spend time in green and pollution-free surroundings. The peaceful environs of the campus offer a perfect opportunity for relaxation and contemplation.

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