Bharati Vidyapeeth, which is the parent body of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, is one of the largest networks of educational institutions in India. It was established by Dr. Patangrao Kadam in 1964 in Pune, with a focused objective of bringing about intellectual awakening of people and for preparing manpower capable of contributing effectively towards national development, particularly economic development. Within a short span of 14 years this University has established its reputation for academic excellence and research nationally and internationally.
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University started officially functioning on 26th April, 1996 after receiving communication from the Government of India granting the status of 'University' under section of the UGC Act, 1996 to a cluster of twelve institutions of Bharati Vidyapeeth. The recognition as 'University' was given to these institutions in appreciation of their high academic excellence, rich infrastructural facilities and the potential for further growth.
Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Pune, Mumbai was established in 1961 to disseminate professional knowledge about fishing to fisheries professional. CIFE was conferred the Deemed University status by UGC in 1989.In 2004 the courses of the institute were accredited by ICAR because of the superior qualities of the teaching module of the institute.
D Y Patil University Pune imparts medical education. It plays an important role in bringing about socio-economic-ethical transformation of the society. Ever since its inception, Dr. DY Patil University has been making continuous efforts to groom students and help them become professionals capable of meeting the requirements of society.
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Science, currently a Deemed University was established by Shri Dattaji Meghe who was a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha).The society is a proud owner of 27 institutions with 3000 students and 1500 staff members. The Institute believes in imparting best quality of education to the students with the best of the faculties and state of the art infrastructure.
Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute is a post-graduate institute of Archeology and Linguistics in Pune, India.
Established October 6, 1821, Deccan College is one of the oldest institutions of modern learning in India. It was originally run by the Bombay Government as a center for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, offering western education in accordance with the desire of its founder Mountstuart Elphinstone. It was incorporated by the Poona University (now University of Pune) in 1948, becoming one of its recognized institutions. India granted the Deemed to be University Status to the Institute on March 5, 1990. Currently Deccan College has two teaching and research Departments, Archaeology and linguistics.
The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (previously the Institute of Armament Technology) is a Deemed University in Girinagar, Pune, India. It began as the Institute of Armament Studies in 1952, before moving to its current location in 1967. It is accredited by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and in the year 2000, the Institute acquired the status of a Deemed University.
The Institute runs eight post graduate courses in Modeling and Simulation, Laser and Electro-optics, Chemical Technology, (High Energy Materials), Aerospace Engineering, Air Armament Engineering, Combat Vehicles, and many more short courses. A few of the courses are open for civilian students also.
Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) with a Deemed to be University status has been established. The MHRD vide notification No. F.9-5/2004-U.3 dated June 3, 2005 has declared Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) a Deemed to be University along with ten Constituent Institutions (CIs) (As mentioned above- 4 R&D Centres and 6 Grant-in-aid Institutions, excluding TIFR, Mumbai, which is a Deemed University on its own)
The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), was established by the Reserve Bank of India for researching on issues of development. It was registered as an autonomous society in 1986 and as a Public Trust in January 1987. A new campus was inaugurated by Rajiv Gandhi in December 1987. It had started as a full fledged research organization but soon transformed itself into a teaching as well as research organization. It has the aim of producing efficient personnel who are capable of conducting research on developmental issues and policies on economics, energy and environment from an interdisciplinary perspective
Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, is India's premier chemical engineering and technology research institute. It is an institute dedicated to training and research in various branches of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, and Pharmacy. Over the last 76 years it has acquired the status of being a premier and renowned institute of Chemical Technology in the country.
The ICT was selected as a Lead Institution under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) of the Govt. of India. For effective implementation of this programme, the Govt. of Maharashtra granted complete Autonomy to ICT since June 2004. On 12 September 2008, the ICT was granted the Deemed-to-be University status under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. Now it is renamed as the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) [Deemed University], and is functioning as per the Statutes, Ordinances, Regulations and Rules of its own.
The International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) serves as a regional Institute for Training and Research in Population Studies for the ESCAP region. It was established in Mumbai in July 1956, till July 1970 it was known as the Demographic Training and Research Center (DTRC) and till 1985 it was known as the International Institute for Population Studies (IIPS). The Institute was re-designated to its present title in 1985 to facilitate the expansion of its academic activities and was declared as a 'Deemed University' on August 19, 1985 under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The recognition has facilitated the award of recognized degrees by the Institute itself and paved the way for further expansion of the Institute as an academic institution.
The Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences was declared as “University” under section 3 of the UGC Act in May 2005.
The University now has a number of constituent colleges, which include Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Biotechnology.
The Medical college has been recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council and the first batch of Government sponsored students has arrived. Students from all regions of India and other countries besides Malaysia viz. UAE, Sultanate of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, USA & Canada have enrolled in the University.
The Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya is an Indian central university established for the promotion and development of Hindi language and literature, through teaching and research. It is located in the city of Wardha in Maharashtra. The university came into existence on January 8, 1997. Famous writer and IPS officer Vibhuti Narain Rai has been appointed as the present Vice-Chancellor by the President of India. This university is a pioneer in Hindi courses.
The university has schools for language, translation and interpretation, literature and culture. Post graduate and research courses are generally offered by the university. The university is primarily a residential university.
Mahatma Gandhi Mission (MGM) University of Health Sciences has carved a niche for itself in the field of Medical education and Health care services. The University is dedicated towards social services through institutional extension activities. Presently, it is running 32 institutions at 5 centers located in different parts in Maharashtra and Noida (U.P.). Most of the hospitals and institutions affiliated to the University are ISO certified.
The University of Mumbai (formerly University of Bombay), is a state university situated in Maharashtra state of India. It has been given a five-star ranking by NAAC. In 2010 it had a world ranking of 451 on one ranking list. The name of the university was changed from University of Bombay to University of Mumbai according to a Government Gazette dated 4 September 1996. It is abbreviated as either (UoM) for University of Mumbai or as (MU) for Mumbai University. Initially, the Elphinstone College building was used for Mumbai University.
The Nagpur University also known as Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University was established on August 4, 1923 in the city of Nagpur in the Maharashtra state of central India. Named after Tukdoji Maharaj, its focus was in teaching languages of India, including Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi and Urdu. The institution has offered a medical degree since 1947. The university was divided on May 1, 1983, when some of its facilities were rededicated to the creation of Amravati University. It has been accredited with 'A' Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC). It is now labeled as one of the toughest universities in the country due to its strict assessment and extrmelely high standards of academia.
Padmashree Dr D Y Patil University, headquartered in Navi Mumbai, was established to add quality to all spheres of higher learning in general and health services in particular. The University’s objective is to impart and disseminate knowledge and to provide facilities for research and development in the emerging areas of Health Sciences, Science and Technology, Business Management, Hospitality Management, Law, Liberal Education, Teacher’s Education, Sports etc. Its medical college (Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College) has been awarded an ISO 9001:2000 certification from the Joint Accreditation System of Australia (JAS-ANZ).
Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, an innovative university in medical education, acquired the status of a deemed university in 2003. PIMS Loni specializes in Medical and Health Sciences with a commitment to serve the society as a center of excellence with emphasis on socially meaningful medical education, health care and research. The institute, steadily progressing since its inception, was established under University Grants Commission (UGC) Act 1956 by the Government of India.
The University of Pune (formerly the University of Poona), located in North Western Pune, is one of India's premier universities. It was founded in 1949. Spread over a 400 acre (1.6 km²) campus, the university is home to 46 academic departments. University of Pune has been given the highest "A" rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for its overall performance.Pune University provides an ideal atmosphere to pursue research in various areas of Science, Arts, Commerce and Languages to its students. The University has around 40 various departments which provide a wide range of academic programs. The University has carved a prominent place for itself in various areas of research and teaching, and continues to strive for excellence. The Pune University is especially famous for its research activities and has recognized 70 research institutions for research. Institutions of national importance like the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), National Institute of Virology (NIV), Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE), Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC) of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) among others are included in the list of recognized research institutions.
Shivaji University was established in 1962. It is named after the Great Maratha Warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji. It was inaugurated on 18th November, 1962 by Dr. Radhakrishnan, the then President of India. One of the major objectives behind foundation of this University was to cater to the regional needs of South Maharashtra. The jurisdiction of the University is spread over four districts viz. Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara and Solapur with strength of about 2,00,000 students studying in 275 affiliated colleges and recognised institutes. When the University was founded by the Shivaji University Act of 1962, the objectives set before the University included making opportunities of higher education accessible to rural youth, conducting fundamental and applied research in the field of science and humanities to ensure regional growth and development.
Today Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University has become a symbol of excellence in higher educational opportunities for women. The journey has been a long one since 1916. There are three university campuses – two at Mumbai-Churchgate and Juhu and one at Karve Road, Pune
Symbiosis International University (S.I.U) is a private co-educational, multi-institutional university located in Pune, Maharashtra, India. It has been given official recognition by the UGC and the AICTE. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council have conferred an 'A' grade to the University. SIU is part of the Symbiosis Society which is its managing body.
The Society was established in 1971 by Padmashree Dr S.B. Mujumdar. It was given autonomous status in 2002 by the Ministry of Human Resources Development and since then has opened many more institutes affiliated to it.
The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) is a research institution in India dedicated to basic research in mathematics and the sciences. It is an autonomous institute under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India. It is located at Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai. TIFR conducts research primarily in natural sciences, mathematics and theoretical computer science and is considered one of the outstanding research centres in India. TIFR has a graduate program leading to a PhD in all the major fields of study.