Type of College

Deemed University

Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "A" Grade




Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, Pune

About Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute

Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, Pune (Declared as Deemed to be University) was also referred as Deccan College was established on 17th August 1939 and runs under Deccan Education Society, which was established in 1884.

It is one of the premier institutions established to impart & provide in the field of higher education for the deserving candidates and prove to be a milestone in the part of progress.

On 5th March 1990, the Institute was declared to be as Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956). The college status is the grant-in-aid which is totally governed by Government of India.

It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) under Act, 1956 and re-accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A" Grade (CGPA Score 3.16 on a 4 Point Scale in 3rd Cycle) on 3rd March 2015 and valid till 2nd March 2020.

College at a glance:

The Hindoo College was founded on 6th October 1821 by the Bombay Presidency Government at the initiative of its Governor, Mountstuart Elphinstone by using the Dakshina Fund, which was started by Khanderao Dabhade, a Maratha Sardar and continued by the Peshwas for propagating Sanskrit studies.

This College grew from strength to strength and has emerged as one of the foremost Institutes of higher learning and research in the world. It was renamed as the Poona College on 7th June 1851 and later as the Deccan College in October 1864.

The Deccan College was shifted to a new campus covering an area of 115 acres near Yerawada on 23rd March 1868. With the help of a munificent grant of 1 lakh donated by Sir Jamsetji Jejeebhoy, the main building of the college was built in a beautiful Gothic style.

The Deccan College, since then, has produced a number of students who rose to positions of excellence in various walks of life. They include Sir Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarkar, the celebrated Indologist, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, the great nationalist leader, Gurudev Ramchandra Dattatreya Ranade, the eminent philosopher, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, the great social reformer, Vishwanath Kashinath Rajawade, the famous historian, Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis, the famous Indian medical practitioner who rendered yeoman's service in China, etc.

The college was closed down by the British Government in 1934, but thanks to the efforts of the past students and public-spirited citizens, it was reopened on 17th August 1939 as Deccan College, Post-Graduate and Research Institute, by the Transfer Deed, passed by the Hon’ble Bombay High Court. The Past Students Association of this University is growing in strength and actively participates in the development of the University.

As per the Transfer Deed, the State Government was asked to run the Institute in perpetuity. Subsequently, two bodies came into existence - The Deccan College Poona Trust, as the custodian of the landed property and the Deccan College, Post-Graduate and Research Institute to take care of the academic activities of the Institute.

In recognition of the excellence achieved by the Institute both in teaching and research, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, awarded it the status of a Deemed University in 1990 vide its Notification No. F.9-17/84-U.3 dated 5th, March 1990.

The Institute started functioning as a Deemed University from the academic year 1994-95. Since then the University has conducted its own courses for M. A. and P. G. Diploma in Archaeology and M.A. degree in Linguistics and has also enrolled a large number of students for the Ph.D. degree in these disciplines. From the academic year 2010-11, the Deemed University has started a new Department of Sanskrit and Lexicography.

At present, the university offers diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate, & doctorate courses with various specializations. It also offers Add-On Certificate courses.


  • To build ancient knowledge system through discovery and scientific analyses of valuable information and historical data and to disseminate its significance to the region and the nation to achieve cultural growth, social parity, national integration and provide future direction


  • Provide an exceptionally conducive learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional achievements, and responsible global citizenship
  • Synthesise archaeological, linguistic and Sanskrit literary aspects in heritage-related studies to achieve leadership in the country and outside
  • Generate and spread the primary sources to educate common people about the significance of traditional knowledge system and involve them in the preservation and protection of the cultural heritage of the country
  • Provide equal social and economic opportunities to all sections of the society, a step towards national integration
  • Provide academic services to other national and international organizations through consultancy, specialized lectures, exhibitions, scientific analyses of data, etc.
  • The University has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The University has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping, and beautiful flower-beds
  • The University has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The University has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The University has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, multipurpose halls, playground etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The University has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • The University has a book bank for helping the poor and backward class students
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The University has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The University has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on 1st Aprill 2010 to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • The University runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The Transportation facility is available for students
  • The University has a significant presence in the field of research. A number of major & minor research projects are awarded to the faculty members by the UGC and other bodies
  • The University also has a hostel with providing all the facilities, security and good atmosphere, best suited for studies of the boys & girls coming from far-off places
  • The University has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The University also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The University consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Diploma in Heritage Sites Management & Scientific Conservation Full Time 1 Year 10+2
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy in A.I.H.C. & Archaeology Full Time 2 / 3 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics Full Time 2 / 3 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Sanskrit & Lexicography Full Time 2 / 3 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Arts in A.I.H.C. & Archaeology Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Master of Arts in Linguistics Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in Sanskrit & & Lexicography Full Time 2 Years B.A
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Philosophy in A.I.H.C. & Archaeology Full Time 2 Years M.A
Master of Philosophy in Linguistics Full Time 2 Years M.A
Master of Philosophy in Sanskrit & Lexicography Full Time 2 Years M.A
P.G Diploma
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Post Graduate Diploma Course in Underwater Archaeology Full Time 1 Year Master's / Equivalent Degree
Additional Courses
Certificate Courses:
Certificate Course in Research Methodology
Certificate Course in Computational Linguistics
Certificate Course in Phonetics for School Teachers
Certificate Course in Introduction to Linguistics
Certificate Course in Introduction to the Languages of South Asia
Certificate Course in the Italian Language
Certificate Course in the Persian Language
Certificate Course in the Japanese Language
Certificate Course in Archaeology of Buddhism


  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Gymnasium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • Museum
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • UPS
  • Medical Facility
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure





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