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VC's Message

                University of Pune is one of the oldest universities of India. Last year the University celebrated its Diamond Jubilee. Pune has been the hub of education and University of Pune has played a vital role in this regard. University of Pune has enjoyed patronage from eminent scientists, industrialists, social reformers, and the Government of Maharashtra. University of Pune is a good blend of academic excellence in diverse basic, applied and professional courses, and quality research. The university is special as it is bestowed with a naturally beautiful campus, proximity to the industrial and financial capital, and highly cultured social set up, and is a home for a large number international student population.

               University of Pune has tremendous growth in last 60 years. Today, the university has about 600 affiliated colleges, 300 recognized institutions, and more than 5.5 lac students. All the affiliated colleges and institutions have been connected using the ICT under the triple connectivity project supported by the Government of Maharashtra. The university conducts UG, PG, and Ph.D. programmes in Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Law, Management, Physical, Chemical and Biological Sciences. The university provides a special thrust on the research in all disciplines and extends seed grant to the young faculty for initiating their research.

               As the Vice Chancellor of the university, I would like to see University of Pune ranked among the top most universities of the world. Let University of Pune be the trend setter: A trend of quality education of international standard. A trend of research which addresses national issues and at the same time is globally competitive. A trend of inculcating high moral and ethical values among its students. It is my endeavour to create a transparent, efficient and academically inspiring environment in the university. Let University of Pune be the most sought after destination for all aspirants who want to achieve academic excellence and want to be good citizens.

  Come join us in this venture. We, the faculty, staff and students together can make a difference in higher education.


Prof. (Dr.) W. N. Gade
                                                                                                                                    Vice Chancellor






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