Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), Pune Overview Overview

  Pune   UGC, NAAC-A   ESTD 1949
  Pune   UGC, NAAC-A   ESTD 1949

About College

Founded under the Poona University Act, the University Grants Commission (UGC) approved Savitribai Phule Pune University is a collegiate public state university situated in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Named after Savitribai Phule - a 19th-century Indian social reformer, the university has 43 academic departments and over 600 faculty members. Savitribai Phule Pune University, Ganeshkhind Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 411007 is the Pune university address.

Pune University is also known as Savitribai Phule Pune University, which had a rank of 207 in 2018, awarded by QS (Asia) and a rank between 601 and 800 in the Times world rankings of 2018. Pune University ranking in India was 7th during 2018.

The university offers a total of 1,654 courses in branches of Accounting & Commerce, Animation, Architecture & Planning, Arts (Fine / Visual / Performing), Aviation, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Business & Management Studies, Design, Engineering, Hospitality & Travel, Humanities & Social Sciences, IT & Software, Law, Mass Communication & Media, Medicine & Health Sciences, Science, Teaching & Education etc.

The faculty at Pune University is considered to be highly qualified with most of them holding a PhD in their respective field of study. The teachers are knowledgeable, interactive, friendly and helpful.

Establishment Year 1949
Accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) with ‘A+’ Grade
Affiliations UGC
Total number of students enrolled 8185
The geographical area of the campus  411 acres 

Courses offered and Fee Structure

Undergraduate courses

The University of Pune offers a variety of courses in several disciplines. The Undergraduate courses include B.A, B.A. LL.B, B.A. LL.B. (Hons), B.Arch, B.Com, B.Des, B.E. / B.Tech, B.Ed, B.Lib.I.Sc, B.Pharma, B.Sc, B.Voc, BBA, BCA, BFA, BHM and BHMCT.

The Bachelor of Technology full-time course provides degrees in Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Production Engineering, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Planning etc over a period of 4 years.

The 3 year-long Bachelor of Science programme provides degrees in Biotechnology, Computer Science, Microbiology, Animation, Hospitality Studies, Aviation, Physics, Interior Design, Chemistry, Zoology, Geology, Environmental science, Tourism Studies, Fashion Design, Botany etc.

The Bachelor of Arts programme provides specializations in Music, Economics, Psychology, Theatre, Dance, English, Politics, French, Mathematics, Geography, History, German, Sociology, Sanskrit, Statistics etc. The duration of the UG courses under Pune University is generally 3 to 4 years. 

Postgraduate courses

The Postgraduate courses offered by the university include Executive MBA/PGDM, LL.B, LL.M, M.A, M.Arch, M.Com, M.E./M.Tech, M.Ed, M.J.M.C, M.Lib.I.Sc, M.Pharma, M.Phil, M.Plan, M.Sc, MBA/PGDM, MCA, MFA, MMS and MPH.

The Master of Technology degree provides specializations in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences, Bioinformatics, Laser & Electro-Optics, Modeling & Simulation, Aviation Technology, Mechanical and Materials Technology, Computer and Information Technology, Civil and Environmental Technology, Energy Technology etc.

The 2 year-long Master of Science programme provides degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, Geoinformatics, Botany, Geology, Biochemistry, Statistics, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Electronic Science, Geography, Physics, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Zoology, Instrumentation Technology, Defence And Strategic Studies, Physical Chemistry, Medical Biochemistry, Industrial Mathematics With Computer Applications, Inorganic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Nano Science & Technology, Space Science, Media Research, Virology etc.

The Master of Arts programme provides specializations in Economics, Journalism & Mass Communication, Psychology, History, Sanskrit, English, Geography, Philosophy, Buddhist Studies, French, German, Russian Studies, Spanish, Gender Studies, Indian Logic and Epistemology, Defence and Strategic Studies, Anthropology etc. The duration of the PG courses under Pune University is generally two years.

PhD courses

Pune University courses offer a three-year-long PhD programme on specializations like Physics, Management Studies, Mathematics, English, Operation Management, Adult Continuing Education & Extension, Economics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Commerce, Philosophy, Buddhist Studies, Zoology, Environmental Science, Fine Arts, Marketing & Brand Management, Botany, Law, General Management, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Political Science and Public Administration, Social Sciences with Law etc for a fee of INR 87,500.

Apart from these courses the university also provides the students with the benefits of distance education, to know more about the Pune University Distance Education visit Pune University website.

Admission Process

All the applicants are admitted to the Pune University courses based on the marks scored in their qualifying degree, entrance examination or admission tests. Candidates need to score above a specified mark in these exams to get admitted to a particular course or discipline.

The entrance exams include MHT CET (The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test), CAT (Common Admission Test), MAT (Management Aptitude Test), XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions), NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test), GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) etc. 

  • For the M.Sc, MA, M.Com, LLM, M.L.I.Sc, BA, PG B.Sc (Applied) and M.Tech courses, admission is based on performance in the entrance exam conducted by the university.
  • Admission to the M.Tech programme is based on GATE score or performance in MHT CET conducted by DTE Maharashtra.
  • For medical courses such as MD, MS, DM and MCh, admission is based on the marks scored in NEET entrance examination.
  • For the BA in Performing Arts and MCA courses, admission is based on performance in the entrance exam conducted by the university.
  • For the MBA in Biotechnology course, students are admitted on the basis of performance in national level entrance examination approved by PUMBA or Entrance Exam followed by Group Discussion & Personal Interview conducted by PUMBA.
  • MBA admissions are based on the marks obtained in MHT CET for Maharashtra candidates and performance in CAT, MAT, ATMA, XAT for outside Maharashtra candidates. 
  • For the B.Ed. Integrated courses, admission is based on performance in the Skill Assessment Exam followed by a logical reasoning and communication skills exam.
  • For the PhD and M.Phil admissions, candidates are selected on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination followed by counselling.
  • For the MA in Philosophy courses, admission is based on performance in the entrance exam or interview cum presentation test.


The companies recruiting B.Tech students include ABB, Airtel, Bajaj Capital, Bosch Ltd, Bridgestone, Crompton Greaves, HDFC Sales, IBM, India Infoline, Indian Navy, Infosys, JSW Steel, Kirloskar, Kotak Mahindra Bank, L&T Infotech, Mahindra and Mahindra, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, SYNTEL, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Vodafone, Wipro etc.

The companies recruiting B.Com students include ACCENTURE, Amazon, BAJAJ Allianz, Capgemini, Cognizant, Convergys, HDFC Bank, HP, HSBC, KPMG, L&T Infotech, Mphasis, SYNTEL, TCS, Virtusa etc. 

The highest package ever offered at Pune University is that of 14.75 lakhs whereas the average package is 6.5 lakhs.

Results and Cut-off

Pune University declares the cut-off list for its several courses and degrees once the results of their respective entrance examinations are calculated. The candidates need to obtain a score which is equal to or more than the cut-off mark specified by the university to get admitted to their desired courses.

For example, M.Tech aspirants need to clear the MHT CET or GATE Cut Off, Medical students need to cross the NEET cut-offs and MBA candidates need to clear the CAT, MAT, XAT or ATMA cut-offs. The cut-offs are relaxed for reserved candidates like SCs, STs and OBCs.

Alumni Network

University of Pune notable alumni has an Alumni Association that takes care of matters regarding the alumni members of the institute. The alumni of the university serve as a catalyst and they contribute themselves in the developing, benefitting and strengthening the culture of the university.

To mention, some of the famous alumni of the university are - Pratibha Patel, ex-President of India, Radhika Apte, famous actress and model, Prakash Javadekar, Indian politician and many more.


The scholarship and assistantship programmes offered by Pune University to its students include the following:

  • The UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Scholarship.
  • Post Matric Scholarship (2012-13).
  • Central Government Post Matric Scholarship for Minority Students (for the Academic Year 2014-15).
  • Krantijyoti Savitrimata Phule Scholarship (2012-13).
  • GOI Scholarship or Freeship.
  • UK government's global scholarship Program of Chevening scholarships.
  • Arthik Durbal Ghatak Scholarship (2012-13)
  • M.Phil and PhD Stipend for College Students.
  • Scholarships for Handicap, STC, EBC, Ex-Serviceman, National Meritorious, PTC, Minority, Non-Hindi & Ekalya candidates (2013-14).

Campus Facilities 

The university has a couple of a number of facilities available on the University campus. The library at Savitribai Phule Pune University keeps a rich collection of about 4,77,173 prints books, theses and bound volumes of periodicals, 4,439 manuscripts, 5,774 e-books.

Pune University library also offers 11,363 specimen copies, 385 CDs, 44 films, 5,151 pamphlets, 5,337 maps, 110 clipping and a lot more.  The university provides hostel or lodging provisions for both boys and girls. It has seven hostels for boys and six for girls and can provide accommodation to over 1221 students.

There is also a University Guest House, which is well-furnished and comfortable and consists of 34 rooms along with dining facilities. The Pune University campus has a Basketball Court, Cricket Ground, Football Ground, Swimming Pool and Volleyball Court.