Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
Savitribai Phule Pune University, one of the premier universities in India, is positioned in the North-western part of Pune city. It is popularly known as the 'Oxford of the East'. It has been given the highest "A" rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) 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 now been ranked 3rd in India by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
It offers programs in various areas including Science, Commerce, Arts, Languages and Management Studies. The university houses 46 academic departments. It has about 307 recognized research institutes and 612 affiliated colleges offering graduate and under-graduate courses.
The university attracts many foreign students, at a quota of more than 15%. It offers different scholarships, conducts many seminars and conferences, and has a very well-stocked library.