Established in 1949, Savitribai Phule Pune University, one of the premier universities in India, is a collegiate public state university located in Pune, Maharashtra. The university is named after Savitribai Phule, a 19th-century Indian social reformer who is known for her contribution towards empowerment and emancipation of women through education. It is popularly known as the ‘Oxford of the East’ and it has been given the highest “A” rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for its overall performance. The higher education challenge for SPPU is threefold, namely expansion, inclusion and excellence – Expansion to serve the exponential demand, Inclusion for equity and access to all without compromising Excellence at par.
Campus: One campus in Pune
Population: 7562 students
Faculties/Centres: 43 academic departments, about 307 recognized research institutes and 612 affiliated colleges offering undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD courses in all areas of Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities, Commerce and Management, Law, and interdisciplinary studies.
Interesting fact: Due to its excellent offer and its good accommodation facility, the university attracts many foreign students, at a quota of more than 15 %.