Vice Chancellor’s Message

Prof. (Dr.) Suresh Gosavi Savitribai Phule Pune University, previously known as University of Pune, is one of the largest and among the oldest institutions of higher learning in modern India. Established in 1949, the University has indeed come a long way since its inception. It has received ”Grade A+” accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India. It is ranked 19 th  among Indian Universities as per NIRF ranking. In addition, the University Grants Commission (UGC), has been supporting Savitribai Phule Pune University as one of the Universities in India with potential for excellence. SPPU has been identified under Department of Science and Technology’s PURSE (Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence) programme and Ministry of Human Resource Development’s RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan) programme for supporting research and development activities of SPPU.

Apart from academic assessment and focusing on training the trainers, Savitribai Phule Pune University is a strong proponent of linking the academia with the professional community. Over the last decade, we have kept abreast with technological advances by developing very strong ties with the industries. One such example is the attachment of Integrated Circuit and Information Technology Pvt. Ltd., (ICIT), with the Department of Electronic & Instrumentation Science, Savitribai Phule Pune University. In collaboration with ICIT, value-added Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma courses are conducted, where our students can professionally implement the courses and get hands-on experience at ICIT, in a real-time technology scenario.

In the last twenty years, since the inception of these courses, over 10000 students have successfully graduated, benefitting from ICIT’s state-of-the-art classrooms, well equipped laboratory and library. The University’s assessment and audit programme approves the courses, their content, and syllabi and closely monitors its administration; and conducts examinations and assessment and awards SPPU’s Certificates or Diploma to successful students.

Savitribai Phule Pune University is perfectly poised in today’s knowledge-based economy and the spotlight is now on revolutionary methods such as e-learning through hypermedia and video conferencing, teaching and R&D on campus in collaboration with selected industry partners. We strive to empower our students to successfully tackle the challenges of today’s vibrant and dynamic environment.

I am sure, the students admitted to courses offered by the Department of Electronic & Instrumentation Science and ICIT, will have a bright future after completing these value- added courses.

Prof. (Dr.) Suresh Gosavi,
Vice Chancellor,
Savitribai Phule Pune University