“An Enlightened Woman is a Source of Infinite Strength” (संस्कृता स्त्री पराशक्ती) has been the vision of Bharatratna Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve and of the SNDT Women’s University for over a century. Pursuing this vision to build a Citadel of Learning for Women, the University and the College have been striving for and growing to newer heights of performance and outreach.
SNDT Arts and Commerce College for Women, Pune.
The SNDT Women's University is established in 1916 by Bharatratna Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve and generously supported by Sir Vitthaldas Thackersey. It is the first of its kind in India, imparting education exclusively to women, to suit their aspirations in the fast changing world. It got a statutory recognition in 1951; and thus, became at par with any other university in India. It has been striving for the betterment and empowerment of women from all social strata throughout Maharashtra and Gujarat, through comprehensive and all round progress in education. In 2000, this is the first University getting a high ranking (‘A’ grade) in accreditation in Maharashtra and the second University in India, voluntarily applying for the evaluation through NAAC and passing the golden test with flying colours. Today, SNDT Women’s University has A Grade in NAAC Accreditation.
The SNDT Arts and Commerce College is the premier college of the University situated at Karve Road, Pune. This College offers various courses in Arts, Commerce, Fine Arts (Music, Visual Arts), Computer Applications and Accountancy & Finance for graduation. The College has always remained centre of attraction for the students from all over India. Renowned faculty, personal attention to students, updated and challenging syllabus, hostel facility, well equipped library, sports facilities are some of the special features of the College.