University can teach you skill and give you opportunity, but it can’t teach you sense, nor give you understanding. Sense and understanding are produced within one’s soul. Entering college does not mean an end to fun and parties. In fact, fun starts with college. Be it fests, locations or the environment created by students. Pune city, also known as the Oxford of the East has played a massive role in the educational sphere throughout history. The high quality educational institutions in Pune attract thousands of students from across India and even abroad every year. It’s not just the University of Pune that attracts students to its fold. The city has a number of other deemed varsities and private institutions of higher education that are extremely popular. In this exclusive feature at What’s Up Pune, we list down the top institutes in the oxford city that are best at grooming the leaders of tomorrow.
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Formerly known as the University of Poona, but recently changed to Savitribai Phule Pune University, this is one of the largest campuses in town. Savitribai Phule Pune University, one of the premier universities in India, is positioned in the North-western part of Pune city. The university houses 46 academic departments. It has about 307 recognized research institutes and 612 affiliated colleges offering graduate and under-graduate courses. The university attracts many foreign students due to its excellent facilities. It offers good accommodation facility. There is a provision of hostel for the students. There is a well-stocked library containing plenty of books regarding various subjects. The university offers different scholarships to the students.
Where: Pune University Rd, Ganeshkhind,Pune
Armed Forces Medical College
Armed Forces Medical College [AFMC], Pune is the first medical college to be set up by the Armed Forces in Asia. It was set up on BC Roy Committee recommendations, in 1962. The college offers UG, PG and PG Diploma training in medical and nursing. Application procedure for the UG courses starts in the month of April. For Super specialty and Postgraduate courses, applications are invited in the month of July and September respectively. The college also offers a number of Super Specialty and Para-medical courses in the field of medicine and surgery. M.Ch. is offered under four different specializations along with DM and Ph.D. degree as Superficiality courses.
Where: Southern Command, Near Race Course, Solapur Road, Wanowrie, Pune
Symbiosis International University
Located amidst lush, verdant green mountains, the Symbiosis Lavale campus is no less than a mini resort of sorts. Standing over a valley, surrounded by blues skies and cool breezes; this campus makes for a perfect place to forget all your worries and immerse yourself in books. The humongous campus boasts of open-air amphitheater, massive football ground, cricket pitch, helipad, gymnasium, bicycle tracks, swimming pool and so much more. Symbiosis Institute Of Design (SID) was established in the year 2002. The institute offers an undergraduate course in Design. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) offers courses under 8 faculties – Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health Sciences, Media & Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences, Engineering and Architecture & Design.
Where: Lavale, Mulshi, Pune
Bharati Vidyapeeth University
The institution of Bharati Vidyapeeth University is known for it’s academic excellence. The Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University)has established academic excellence and offerscourses in innovative and emerging areas, presently has 29 constituent institutions, including three research institutes dedicated exclusively to research. Multi-campus and multi-disciplinary is what defines this University. The University provide Undergraduate as Graduate courses in various fields like Law, Architecture and Medical Services.
Where: LBS Road Next to Alka Talkies 13, Sadashiv Peth, Pune
ILS- Law College
Indian Law Society’s Law College (ILS Law College), Pune is one of the most popular Law institutes in the country. It is one of the first colleges in the country to begin legal education in its true wisdom. The college was affiliated to the University of Bombay (From 1924 – 1949). Since 1949 the college is affiliated to the University of Pune. The college provides state-of-the-art facilities such as well built lecture rooms, library, hostels and sports facilities. The placement cell of college offers 100% job placement at India’s top Corporate Law firms.
Where: Law College Rd, Shivajinagar, Pune
Film And Television Institute Of India
The Film And Television Institute Of India (FTII) is set up by the Government of India in Pune. The institute provides PG Diploma and Certificate courses in various disciplines of film and television. The frequent visits of renowned professionals from television, film and media industries allow students to get knowledge and experience of this sector. There are three types of courses offered by the institute. FTII library houses total collection of 3100+ resources which include books covering various subject areas of cinema and related subjects like Indian cinema, direction, cinematography, sound recording, acting, screenplay writing, theater, visual art, paintings, etc.
Where: No.11, Law College Rd, Shanti Sheela Society, Erandwane, Pune
Fergusson College, Pune was established in 1885 by Deccan Education Society (DES). The college is affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) The college has consistently maintained an excellent academic record over its entire history. This attracts many outstanding students from all over the country and even from other countries. Fergusson College offers degree courses in Arts (BA) and Science (B.Sc.). It also offers courses leading to a Master’s Degree in Arts and Science subjects. There is increasing interaction with industry through the departments of Computer Science, Electronic Science, and Chemistry department.
Where: Fergusson College Rd, Shivajinagar, Pune
Contributed By: Divya Chadha