University of Pune

University of Pune

Description

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.

70research 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.

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Master in Drama - Inhouse Course
5.0 excellent 3 opinions
University of Pune
  • Master
  • Inhouse in Pune
  • 3 Years

...Arts offers following courses in the field of Dance, Drama and Music. These are self-supporting, non-aided full time graduate and post graduate residential courses... Learn about: Dance Forms, Classical Dance... More


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M.A. in English Course in Pune
5.0 excellent 3 opinions
University of Pune
  • Master
  • Pune

...Alternative Literatures II: Gay, Lesbian and Trans-sexual -Linguistics and Stylistics II -Contemporary Literary Theory II -Modernism in Literature and Other... Learn about: Literature Comparative, Literature Analysis, Literature Study... More


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M.Phil. in English Course in Pune
5.0 excellent 3 opinions
University of Pune
  • MPhil
  • Pune

...M.Phil. in English The M.Phil. programme is divided into two streams, language, and literature. A course on Research Methodology is common and compulsory for both the streams... Learn about: History Literature, English Literature, Literature Study... More


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Ph.D. in Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity Course in Pune
5.0 excellent 3 opinions
University of Pune
  • PhD
  • Pune

...in various branches of Anthropology such as Biological Anthropology and Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Recent trend is towards applied research and thus... Learn about: Ethnic studies, Social Research... More


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Ph.D. in Social Mobility Course in Pune
5.0 excellent 3 opinions
University of Pune
  • PhD
  • Pune

...in various branches of Anthropology such as Biological Anthropology and Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Recent trend is towards applied research and thus... Learn about: PHD Anthropology, Anthropology Research, Social Anthropology... More


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Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology Course in Pune
5.0 excellent 3 opinions
University of Pune
  • PhD
  • Pune

...in various branches of Anthropology such as Biological Anthropology and Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Recent trend is towards applied research and thus... Learn about: Behavioural Science, Anthropology Research, Biological Anthropology... More


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Ph.D. in Population Genetics Course in Pune
5.0 2 opinions
University of Pune
  • PhD
  • Pune

...in various branches of Anthropology such as Biological Anthropology and Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Recent trend is towards applied research and thus... Learn about: Anthropology Research, Development Anthropology, PHD Anthropology... More


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  • Master
  • Pune
  • 2 Years

...Scholars and promoting higher studies in Sanskrit learning. Initially the Centre was provide with the infrastructure for higher research in Veda and Vyakarana... Learn about: Language Translation, Learn Language, Language Career... More


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  • Master
  • Pune
  • 2 Years

...Nyaya and Mimamsa and the relevant modern ones such as Linguistics, Logic and Philosophy. The minimum qualification for admission to courses (1-4)... Learn about: Knowledge Theory... More


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  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Pune
  • 1 Year

...Nyaya and Mimamsa and the relevant modern ones such as Linguistics, Logic and Philosophy. The minimum qualification for admission to courses (1-4)... Learn about: Language Career, Language Translation... More


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Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology

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5.0 25/11/2018
What I would highlight: Feedback on assignments should be given.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ph.D. in Population Genetics

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5.0 05/11/2018
What I would highlight: Snobbish people with incooperative locals, if you are from a foreign country.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ph.D. in Social Mobility

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5.0 31/10/2018
What I would highlight: Everything is simple and easy to work around.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

M.A. in English

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5.0 10/10/2018
What I would highlight: The system needs a big change.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

M.Phil. in English

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5.0 02/09/2018
What I would highlight: The English accent was difficult to understand along with the slang used by fellow students but with time got used to it.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ph.D. in Social Mobility

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5.0 19/08/2018
What I would highlight: Books are easily available, while returning the books they give you 60% of the cost.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ph.D. in Population Genetics

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Student
5.0 12/08/2018
What I would highlight: Good cafes and night spots.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Master in Drama

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Student
5.0 01/08/2018
What I would highlight: Forget you presumptions about the host country and go with an open mind, don't blame the country for faults.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

M.A. in English

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Student
5.0 24/07/2018
What I would highlight: There are no beaches only mg road and FC road.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ph.D. in Social Mobility

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Student
5.0 14/06/2018
What I would highlight: Along with the University of North Delhi, there are other attractive places like Hauz Khas, India gate etc.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology

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Student
5.0 11/06/2018
What I would highlight: I learnt the language fluently while my stay for years.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Master in Drama

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Student
5.0 06/06/2018
What I would highlight: The university doesn't provide accommodation.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ph.D. in Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity

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Student
5.0 04/06/2018
What I would highlight: Carry your own toiletries as it saves money in the initial days.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology

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Student
5.0 29/03/2018
What I would highlight: My classmate at this university Mohnish has helped me to learn few phrases of Hindi.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ph.D. in Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity

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Student
5.0 12/02/2018
What I would highlight: Great cafe, Scream is a great night club. Historical places is a must visit.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

M.A. in English

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Student
5.0 11/02/2018
What I would highlight: Good reading environment, cleanliness was improved from time to time. Over all a comfortable stay for international students.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ph.D. in Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity

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Student
5.0 03/02/2018
What I would highlight: When you are in Delhi then getting the stuff you require is not a tough task.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Master in Drama

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Student
5.0 02/02/2018
What I would highlight: nothing great.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

M.Phil. in English

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Student
5.0 27/01/2018
What I would highlight: The people on high position donot go by the book, the English language is not very appreciative.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

M.Phil. in English

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Student
5.0 19/01/2018
What I would highlight: Limit spending.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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History

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 centres 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.