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University of Pune, Pune, India

Savitribai Phule Pune University, is a university in western India, in the city of Pune which was founded in 1948. Spread over a 411acre campus, the university is home to 46 academic departments. It has been given the highest "A" rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council for its overall performance. The university is named after Savitribai Phule, an Indian social reformer who is known for her contribution towards empowerment and emancipation of women through education.The university has affiliated colleges, departments, and research institutes, which are primarily in Pune.HistorySavitribai Phule Pune University was established under the Pune University Act, passed by the Bombay legislature on 10 February 1948. In the same year, Dr. M. R. Jayakar became its first Vice-Chancellor. B. G. Kher, Chief Minister and Education Minister of the government of Bombay, helped ensure the university received a large allocation of land for their campus. In early 1950, the university was allocated over 411 acres (1.7 km²).The University of Pune (earlier name) was renamed as Savitribai Phule Pune University on 9 November 2014 in the honor of Savitribai Phule who was an Indian social reformer who played an important role in improving women's rights in India during British rule. She founded the first women's school at Pune in 1848."The University stands for humanism and tolerance, for reason, for adventure of ideas and for the search of truth. It stands for the forward march of the human race towards even higher objectives. If the universities discharge their duties adequately then it is well with the nation and the people." —Jawaharlal Nehru (first prime minister of India) kothrud 411007 Pune India
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University of Pune, Pune, India

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Found: 02.07.2015

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