University Of Pune is a university located in the western India and was founded in the year 1948. The university comprises of 46 academic departments and is considered as one of the India’s premier Universities. There are numerous colleges affiliated to the university.
The University of Pune was primarily established under the Pune University Act which was passed by Bombay legislature on 10th Feb 1948. The location of this university has historical significance such as some incidents of Battle of Khadki took place where the present day university is situated. The present day building of the university was built in the year 1864 and was popularly known as the Governor house.
Previously the university comprised of jurisdiction extending over 12 districts of western Maharashtra. With the establishment of Shivaji University in the year 1962 the jurisdiction of the university was basically restricted to five districts such as Pune, Ahmednagar, Dhule and etc. In the year 1949 there were approximately 18 colleges to the university with an enrolment of approximately of 8000 students. Immediately after the same, the number of colleges increased and in the year 2010 the university comprised of 41 graduate departments, 433 affiliated colleges, and 232 recognized research institutions with an enrolment of 496, 531 students for both under graduate and post graduate courses.
In the present scenario, there are in total of 70 research institutions which have been recognized by the University of Pune. The Pune University is 16th number of rank all over the country.
There are numerous departments and centers, in the field of science, social science and management. Some of them are mentioned below;
Department of anthropology
Department of law
Department of zoology
Department of communication studies
Department of geography
Department of chemistry
The above stated are not the only departments offered by the university, as there are many more.
In the present scenario, it goes without saying that the competition among the students has progressively increased. There are hardly any candidates who leave any stone unturned to score maximum marks in the examination and thereby seek admission into a reputed college. As far as engineering courses are concerned, students are required to write Joint Entrance examination and on the basis of marks scored in JEE mains and 12th class board examination, candidates are allotted colleges. Students who manage to clear advance levels are further taken to the next level and accordingly the allotment is done.
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