I heartily welcome you all to this Historical Institute established by Bharatratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve on 5th July, 1916. This is the very first college in south East Asia imparting higher education exclusively for women. Though situated in the heart of Pune city, the College has a big, beautiful green campus where excellent facilities such as well equipped library, hostels, playground, gymnasium, canteen etc. can be availed. Various programmes such as B.A., B.Com, BAF, BVA & BCA are offered in the College with English as well as Marathi as medium of instruction. Specializations such as Languages, Social Sciences and Music can be pursued for graduation. Highly educated and dedicated faculty members put in sincere efforts for students' all-round personality development through various curricular and extra – curricular activities NSS, NCC, Sports, Geofest, Manas-Darpan, Compufest, Enrichment series and Yuva Mahotsav are special features of our College. We strive to inculcate good human values in our students through all the activities conducted by the college. Foundation courses such as status of women in changing India, Personality development, Current social issues and Environment education help in translating the motto – संस्कृता स्त्री पराशक्ति into reality. All the departments of the college undertake extension activities through which our students contribute to the upliftment and development of neighbouring society. I congratulate you for selecting this college for your graduation and promise you quality education as well as all-round personality development. My best wishes to all of you for all your future endeavours!