Type of College

Private - Autonomous

Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "A" Grade

Established

1885

Affiliation

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

About Deccan Education Society’s Fergusson College (Autonomous)

Established on 2nd January 1885, Deccan Education Society’s Fergusson College in Pune is popularly known as Fergusson College (FC). The college is managed by the Deccan Education Society (DEC). Fergusson College is a co-educational college and a private autonomous college that was established to provide quality education to deserving students who wanted to pursue higher studies in western India.

Fergusson College is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune and it was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) under the UGC Act, 1956. It was re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A" Grade (CGPA score 3.62 on a 4 point scale in the 3rd cycle) on 15th November 2015.

Fergusson College is named after Sir James Fergusson, who was then the Governor of Bombay. James Fergusson was the first patron of the Deccan Education Society. He took the initiative to build the New English School and the Fergusson College.

Students from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East come to Fergusson College to pursue higher education and enroll themselves in graduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of arts and science.

In 1892, the foundation stone of Fergusson College was laid and in 1895, the construction of the building was completed. In 1895, Fergusson College started operating from the main campus. On 2nd January 1885, the college was inaugurated by the grandson of the great English poet, William Wordsworth.

Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve - Bharat Ratna and Hon. Gopal Krishna Gokhale have been teachers in this College. Some of the distinguished principals of this college were Wrangler R. P. Paranjpye, Prof. Agarkar, Wrangler G. S. Mahajani and Prof. V. S. Apte.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Gandhiji had come to this college and praised the work that was going on. During the golden jubilee of this college, in 1935, Gandhiji wrote: “Who can fail to be enthused over the noble record of service rendered by the D. E. Society and the Fergusson College to the cause of education?”

Some well known alumni of Fergusson College include Scientist Dr. S. K. Jatkar Acharya Kripalani, Shri P. L. Deshpande, Shri B. Ramakrishna Rao, Ram Ganesh Gadkari, Acharya Atre Veer Savarkar, Vithal Ramji Shinde, Shri H. V. Pataskar, Shri Kakasaheb Kalelkar, Shri N. V. Gadgil, P. V. Sukhatme, and many others who have made a place for themselves on various platforms.

The buildings in the campus premise, which comprises an area of 65 acres, are built in gothic style. Students from overseas also come to pursue various courses at this college. Students and faculty members from all parts of India can be seen here. It is a case of true national integration.

The college imparts education to almost 5500 students at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. It offers courses in natural sciences, electronics, computer, etc. It also has a library containing over 3,00,000 books and laboratories that are well-equipped.

The fees to be paid and the facilities to be provided to the students is decided by the government as the college was conferred the status of grant-in-aid college. The admission to the various courses offered to the students is conducted according to the norms imposed by the affiliating university.

In 2011, the college was recognized and conferred the status of “College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)" by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Fergusson College was awarded the "STAR College" status by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for the enhancement of skills of students in 2014.

Fergusson College has two wings: the Junior Wing and the Senior Wing. Courses offered at the Junior Wing in the arts and science streams are meant for students who have just come out of school and have to appear for the Higher Secondary State Certificate examination.

The Senior Wing offers courses in humanities, languages, social science, electronics, computer science, creative science and life science. It offers master's degrees in 16 disciplines and bachelor's degrees in 29 disciplines. The college also offers doctoral and vocational programmes.

A placement cell is there at the Fergusson College which attempts at providing employment opportunities to students at the graduate and postgraduate level. Some of the top-ranking companies have recruited students from this college.

The college has consistently been ranked amongst the top ten arts and science colleges in India for the past twelve years. According to the annual survey published in India Today and conducted by India Today-AC Nielsen-ORG-MARG, the college has been ranked in the past twelve years as one of the top ten colleges in India offering science and arts courses.

Vision:

  • The college has a vision of providing quality education that is affordable and improving continuously to bring the college at par with the best institutes of the world globally

Mission:

  • The college is on a mission to follow its motto, “Knowledge is Power” and intends to abide by it by striving for brilliance in education and readying young minds for acquiring sensitivity, skills, and knowledge

Objectives:

  • The objective of the college is to provide education that is of holistic nature by bringing together traditional and new learning techniques to set high-quality standards; encourage the students to think critically so that their creative potential is nurtured; arm the students with skills and knowledge to get various career opportunities and adjust smoothly to the changing global scenario; make education available to all the sections of the society; build a strong sense of nationalism in the students and make students aware of and sensitize them about human rights, ecology and gender equality so that they become responsible citizens of this country
  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, hostel, 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 college 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 college 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 college 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 college has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • The college 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
  • Transportation facility is available for students
  • The college 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 college 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 college 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 college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The college also provides NCC training to its students. The NCC cadets attend different camps and earn pride for themselves and for the college
  • The college Unit NSS Wing performs different type of social services within and outside of the area
  • The college 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
Arts
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts in Economics Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in English Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in French Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in Geography Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in German Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in Hindi Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in History Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in Marathi Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in Sanskrit Full Time 3 Years  10+2
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Arts in Economics Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in English Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in Marathi Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in Psychology Full Time 2 Years B.A
Ph.D
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy - (Mathematics) Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Botany Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics Full Time 2 Years M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Electronics Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in English Full Time 2 / 3 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Geology Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Additional Courses
Streams
Vocational Courses at Undergraduate level:
B.Sc. (Physics) with Photography and Audio-Visual Production
B.Sc. (Electronic Science) with Electronic Equipment Maintenance
B.Sc. (Botany / Zoology / Chemistry) with Biotechnology
B.Voc in Media and Communication
B.Voc in Digital Art and Animation
Certificate Courses:
Women Development
Counseling Psychology
Photography
German Language
Spanish Language
American Studies
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Gymnasium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • N.C.C.
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure

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