Vice Chancellor’s Message

The Savitribai Phule Pune University (previously known as University of Pune) is one of the largest and among the oldest institutions of higher Vice Chancellor’s, University of Pune learning in modern India. Established in 1949, the University has indeed come a long way since its inception—it has received the highest Five Star accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, (NAAC), India. In addition, the University Grants Commission, (UGC), has identified the University of Pune as one of the five Universities in India, with potential for excellence. What is even more prestigious is our international acclaim—the Savitribai Phule Pune University has enrolled more than half of all the international students in India, from more than 73 countries. A recent survey by the Association of Indian Universities shows that University is the number one—the most preferred destination for international students coming to India


Apart from academic assessment and focusing on training the trainers, SPPU is a strong proponent of linking the academia with the professional community. Over the last decade, we have kept abreast with technological advances by developing very strong ties with the industry. One such example is the attachment of Integrated Circuit and Information Technology Pvt. Ltd., (ICIT), with the Department of Electronic Science, SPPU. Value added Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma courses are now being conducted, where our students can professionally implement the courses and get hands on experience at ICIT, in a real time technology scenario.


In the last ten years, since the inception of these courses, over 6300 students have successfully graduated, benefitting from ICIT’s state of the art classrooms, well equipped laboratory and library. It is heartening to see students enrolling from all over the world. The University’s assessment and audit programme approves the courses, their content, and syllabi; closely monitors its administration; and conducts examinations and assessment, awarding University of Pune Certificates or Diploma to successful students.


The Savitribai Phule Pune University is perfectly poised in today’s knowledge based economy and the spotlight is now on revolutionary methods: e-learning through hypermedia and videoconferencing, teaching and R&D on campus in collaboration with selected industry partners. We strive to empower our students to successfully tackle the challenges of today’s vibrant and dynamic environment.


Dr. W. N. Gade
Vice Chancellor
Savitribai Phule Pune University

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