First-year undergraduate students of the School of Open Learning at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) who were promoted to the next year in 2020, have raised concern for not receiving the complete study material. Owing to COVID-19, the students were promoted to next year without an exam.

Savitribai Phule Pune University, also known as Pune University (UniPune) is one of the premier universities in India. UniPune is situated in the North-western part of Pune City and was established on February 10th, 1949 under the Poona University Act. The 411-Acre campus houses 46 academic departments.UniPune has several 718 Affiliated colleges and research institutes. The University ranks 4th in the state of Maharashtra and 10th in NIRF rankings of the country.

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UniPune Highlights

Official website www.unipune.ac.in
Accreditations Grade ‘A’ by NAAC
Affiliated Colleges 705
Programs Offered UG, PG and Doctoral
Entrance Exam Accepted JEE Mains, NATA, GATE, NEET

UniPune Courses and Eligibility

There are several Courses offered by UniPune at the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral level.

Some of them are,

  • B.A. and M.A.
  • B.A. and M.A. (Fine Arts)
  • Master of Oriental Learning (M.O.L)
  • B.Ed. and M.Ed.
  • B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc.
  • MJMC.
  • BPE
  • MBA and MCA
  • B.Pharm. and M.Pharm.
  • B.Com. and M.Com.
  • LL.B and LL.M.
  • Ph.D. and M.Phil.

There are 46 departments providing various degree courses.

Science Humanities Interdisciplinary

Electronic Science

Marathi Education and Extension

Instrumentation Science [USIC]

Hindi Physical Education
Mathematics English Centre for Performing Arts
Environmental Science Sanskrit Library and Information Science
Zoology Political Science Communication and Journalism
Biotechnology History Skill Development Center [SDC]
Geography Philosophy Management Science [PUMBA]
Geology Pali Commerce
Physics Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Studies -
Chemistry Economics -
Botany Anthropology -
Atmospheric and Space Sciences Foreign Studies -
Statistics Center for advanced studies -

Computer Science

Psychology -
Media and Communication Studies

Sociology

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Defense and Strategic Studies

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School of Health Sciences

Interdisciplinary School [Humanities and Social Science]

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School of Energy Studies

Women's Studies Centre

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Interdisciplinary School of Scientific Computing

Lifelong Learning and Extension

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Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology [I.B.B.]

Buddhist Studies and Dr. Ambedkar Thoughts

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Centre for Information and Network Security [C.I.N.S.]

Centre of International Security and Defense Analysis [NISDA]

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Centre for Modeling and Simulation

- -
School of Basic Medical Sciences [SBMS] - -

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Eligibility of various courses are summarised below:

Undergraduate Course Eligibility

  • UniPune offers various courses at the Undergraduate level.
  • The basic criteria to apply is Intermediate (10+2) from a recognized University with the minimum required marks.
  • Selection of the candidates will be on the basis of marks secured in the Entrance and Performance Test conducted by the University.

Postgraduate Course Eligibility

  • To apply to Postgraduate courses offered at UniPune, a candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from a recognized University/ Institute with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Applicants will be selected for an MBA program on the basis of marks in MAH CET conducted by DTE Maharashtra.
  • Whereas, admission to other PG courses is based on the Entrance exam and Interview conducted by the University.

M.Phil. Course Eligibility

  • To apply to M.Phil. course a candidate must have a Master’s degree in the same or related discipline with a minimum of 50% marks from a known university.
  • However, students will be selected on the basis of previous academic scores and performance in the Entrance Examination conducted by the concerned Department.

Ph.D. Course Eligibility

  • The selection for the Ph.D. program is based on the written test conducted by the university. 
  • However, for those who have qualified for national level entrance tests and fellowship are exempted from appearing for the entrance test.
  • Students should have passed their Master’s Degree Examination with at least 50% marks or equivalent.

Note: Students will be selected on the basis of Ph.D. Entrance Examination. The exam consists of two papers viz., Paper 1 consists of 3 Parts - Logical Reasoning, Numerical Ability; and Reasoning and Language Aptitude. Paper 2 consists of 2 parts - Multiple Choice Questions and Theoretical/ Descriptive Questions.

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UniPune Study Abroad Programs

Savitribai Phule Pune University also has a 'Study Abroad Program' with foreign Universities such as, University of Lausanne (Switzerland), University of Sorbonne (Paris), University of Calgary (Canada), University of Tehran (Iran), University of Bremen (Germany), University of Central Queensland (Australia).

International Programs of Academic Collaboration

The  Savitribai Phule Pune University has special programs of academic collaborations with renowned universities covering a variety of subjects in the field of Arts. Science. and Languages etc. Pune University has collaborated with some of the leading universities like the University of Pennsylvania, the University of North Carolina, the University of Cornell, the University of Indiana, the University of Nagoya, the University of York, University of Manchester and many more.


UniPune Admissions:

UniPune Admissions are entirely based on the marks in the National level entrance exams. However, University also conducts its own entrance exams for admission to certain courses. Read More UniPune Cutoff

The Application Form for different courses at UniPune is made available on the official website of website.

Here are the steps to apply:

  1. Visit the official website of the University.
  2. Click on the Admission Tab.
  3. Select the course i.e., UG, PG or PhD. Admissions.
  4. Click on the desired department course and specialization.
  5. You will be redirected to the login page.
  6. New users Signup, others can log in by entering Username and Password.
  7. Click on ‘New Application’.
  8. Fill the applications with legit information.
  9. Upload your recent photograph.
  10. Click on ‘Save and Proceed’.
  11. Pay the application fee via Challan.
  12. Get the Application and a copy of the university challan copy printed.

 Attested copy these following documents should be kept ready and must be submitted with the Application form:

  • All the Marks Cards.
  • Caste Certificate
  • Provisional Degree Certificate/Degree Certificate
  • National level/State level Sports Certificate (If applying through sports quota).

Savitribai Phule Pune University Admission Fee

Depending on the course you pick, its duration and other factors the admission fee varies. The fees amount for some of the courses are as given below:

  • INR 1,21,250 for two years for the M.Tech course.
  • The course fee for the MBA program is INR 1,30,000 for 2 years' duration.
  • For three years of the MCA course at IGNOU, the total fee is INR 33,600.

Note: Candidates' performance and scores in different national and state-level examinations are considered for admission. Also, Check UniPune Result

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UniPune Rankings

Body Rankings Year
QS (Asia) 207 2018
Times (World) 601 - 800 2018
Times (BRICS) 143 2017
Times (Asia) 161 - 170 2017
NIRF (Overall) 18 2017
NIRF (University) 10 201

UniPune Scholarship

The University offers several scholarship schemes to meritorious students. The Scholarship schemes are offered to those candidates who are deserving yet come from a low economic background.

SPPU scholarships are provided to all eligible candidates.

  • The university provides scholarships to meritorious students
  • The scholarships are based on the merits obtained by the students in the exams and entrance exams.
  • The scholarships are provided in various schemes with incentives.

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UniPune Facilities:

The college has modern infrastructure and facilities. Below mentioned are some of those in detail.

Health Centre:

  • The university has its own health center where all the treatment and medical aids are provided to the students in case of an emergency.

Walking Track:

  • The university has a walking track where students and faculties can have a morning or evening walk to stay fit.
  • The walking track is well built by the university.

Printing Press:

  • The university has its printing press where all the book and press are published by the university.

Central Workshop:

  • There is a central workshop in the university where the students can practice and have their experiments in the workshop.

Bus Services:

  • The university has a fleet of buses that provides pick and drop services to students and faculties from one location to another location on a daily basis.

Banking And Postal Services:

  • The university has a full-fledged bank service available for the students where they can use it for their purpose.
  • There is also a postal service available in the university.

UniPune FAQs

Ques. What is the NIRF Ranking of UniPune?

Ans. As per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) - 2020, Savitribai Phule Pune University (UniPune) is ranked at 9th position with a score of 61.13.

Ques. Is attendance compulsory at UniPune?

Ans. Yes, students are required to maintain 75% attendance per semester in order to be eligible for appearing the semester examinations. Students failing to maintain the minimum attendance required would not be allowed to appear in the examination.

Ques. Which MBA entrance scores are accepted at UniPune for admission into the MBA course?

Ans. For granting admission into the MBA course, UniPune accepts score of CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, and GMAT MBA entrance examination.

Ques. What is the mode of application at UniPune? 

Ans. The mode of application at UniPune is online. Candidates can apply online on its official website – www.unipune.ac.in for admission for the concerned course which they want to pursue. 

Ques. How do I get admission into the MBA program of UniPune? 

Ans. A candidate must have a graduation degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and must have appeared for a national level MBA entrance exam in order to get admission into the MBA program of UniPune.

Ques. Is UniPune recognized by the UGC and Apex Bodies in higher education in India? 

Ans. Yes, UniPune is recognized and approved by University Grants Commission (UGC). The varsity is also accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an A grade.

Ques. Does UniPune offer scholarships?

Ans. Yes, UniPune offers scholarships to students as per their eligibility. UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Scholarship, GOI Scholarship/Freeship, National Merit Scholarship, B.C. Scholarship for the SC/ST/DNT/Neo-Buddhist students is some of the scholarships offered by the varsity.

Ques. What is the highest and average package at UniPune?

Ans. The highest package at UniPune is 14.75 lakhs, while the average package is 6.5 lakhs. UniPune has a dedicated placement cell that provides training to students for the placement drive conducted at the campus of the varsity.

Ques. Who are the recruiters at  UniPune? 

Ans. Cytel, Infosys, Amazon, Cognizant, Adobe, Tata Motors, TCS, Deloitte, Microsoft, ZS Associates, JP Morgan Chase are some of the prominent recruiters at UniPune.