Savitribai Phule Pune University, which was previously known as the University of Pune, is a collegiate public state university based in Pune, Maharashtra. Established in 1949, the university presently has more than 43 academic departments offering different types of courses to the eligible students. In terms of subjects, Pune University covers a wider area of disciplines, which include Indian and foreign languages, sciences, humanities, statistics, and education. Also, it has a wider range of research centers and schools, which include the Centre for Philosophy and History of Science, a department of Buddhist studies, to name a few.

Some of the best emerging courses at Pune University:

Pune University offers various undergraduate programs to the students coming from all over the country; the admissions in different courses are granted based on the entrance test and interviews.

M.Sc in Geology

Presently, the Department of Geology offers a credit-based course of M Sc Geology with different optional credits added time and again updating the syllabus. M.Sc is a professional course that is managed by twelve full-time faculty members who are highly experienced in the classical, applied, and emerging fields of geosciences.

The Department is well equipped with all the latest facilities which include a sophisticated thin section and polishing lab (Buehler equipment), many optical microscopes, AAS, HPIC, Microwave digestion, Millipore, and the Paleomagnetic equipment, and much more, that are used to offer education to the students. Also, the Department of Geology has a unique and rare collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils in its museum, and the library has a huge collection of more than 1000 textbooks, reference books, memoirs and records of GSI and other research journals.

The ex-students of the Department of Geology have produced renowned researchers, scholars, administrators, academicians and eminent geologists affiliated who work with the prestigious organizations and Universities located within the country and overseas as well.

Placement cell- The placement cell of this department organizes many internship programs and offers employment opportunities to the students. Some of the renowned companies such as Schlumberger, Weatherford, Petrolink Data Services, among many other geotechnical and mining companies regularly appoint talented students from this department. With the continuous advancement in teaching and research, the Department of Geology is also introducing new programs and stays committed to producing future geologists with acumen for socio-economic development of the nation.

Department of Statistics

The Department of Statistics aims to prepare students who have exposure in the major areas of statistical methodology. The department offers quality education to give them theory-based and practical knowledge for them to apply their skills for the benefit of the state and the country as a whole. The students are assisted in getting a professional degree in data collection, management and analysis in the public and private sector and prepare them to obtain Ph. D in Statistics

Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN)

The Union Cabinet has recently approved a program named Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education. The program aimed at tapping the talented scientists and entrepreneurs internationally who are motivated to get engaged with the institutes of Higher Education in India so that the quality reform can be accelerated and India’s scientific and technological abilities get global exposure.

The proposed GIAN is predicted to achieve the following objectives:

. To increase the presence of renowned international faculty in the Indian Academic institutes.

. To offer opportunities to the faculty to learn and share knowledge and teaching skills in cutting edge areas.

. To offer more learning opportunities to the students by getting experience from reputed International faculty.

. To increase the involvement of the international students in the academic Institutes.

. To offer opportunities to the students of different Institutes/Universities to increase their understanding of new subjects.

. To offer equal opportunities to the technical persons from the Indian Industry to enhance their understanding and update their knowledge in relevant areas.

. To inspire the best international experts in the world to work on problems related to India.

. To design high-quality course material in niche sectors which can be in the form of video and print material.

. To develop new pedagogical methods in emerging topics that are of national and international interest.

Total courses offered at Pune University

Presently, various programs in different disciplines are offered both at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels to the students. The doctoral research is also conducted in a wide range of fields to solve the growing needs of society. Also, a Research Park has been established that promotes a culture of research and innovation in students and faculty by acting as a medium to convert their ideas into business propositions. Savitribai Phule Pune University is popularly referred to as the 'Oxford of the East'. The university has almost 307 recognized research institutes and 612 affiliated colleges that grant graduate and under-graduate courses to the students. Some of the other courses include BA, BCA, BBA, MBA, B.Tech, B.Sc, Bachelor of Oriental Learning in Sanskrit, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil), Diploma in Literature in Modern European Languages, Diploma & Degree course in languages, etc

The admission process at Pune University

The admission in different UG and PG programs at the Pune University is offered to the eligible students who meet the eligibility criteria. Each Department has its own set of eligibility requirements, which is different for each program/course offered at the university. The students applying at the university can check the eligibility requirements and exam dates by visiting the official website to get accurate information regarding conditions of eligibility for various programs. In case of entrance based admissions, the University announces the course wise merit lists, which is then followed by the counseling session.

In addition to the above-mentioned courses, Pune University also offers many other popular courses in different streams to the most eligible and deserving candidates. The number of colleges that are affiliated to the University is increasing day by day mainly due to excellent facilities and affordable costs. The university also attracts international students.The growing international student community strengthens the cultural diversity on campus. Also, the academic enrichment with the help of workshops, seminars, and conferences organized by different departments are useful in offering additional inputs to students. While studying at Pune University, both the national and international students get wider exposure which can be used for strengthening their knowledge and skills.