Maharashtra has a very long and well nurtured tradition of private participation
in higher education. There are quite a few, even century old educational institutions,
in Maharashtra which have moulded the generation of learned notables in the field
of politics, industry, arts, music, sports, literature, social works and the like.
Bharati Vidyapeeth, the parent body of Bharati Vidyapeeth University, is one such
educational organization which has been doing the momentous work enhancing the accessibility
of higher education, making it available to different sections of population since
the last four and half decades. It was established on 10th May 1964 by Hon’ble Dr.
Patangrao Kadam with the sole objective of bringing about intellectual awakening
and all round development of the people of this country through education.
Bharati Vidyapeeth, a leading educational institution in the country, has created
history by establishing, within a short span of 48 years or so, more than 147 educational
institutions that provide education from the pre-primary to the Ph.D stage. These
institutions include different disciplines such as Medicine, Dentistry, Ayurved,
Homeopathy, Nursing, Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Pharmacy, Management,
Social Sciences, Law, Environmental Science, Architecture, Hotel Management and
Catering Technology, Physical Education, Computer Science, Library Science, Information
Technology, Biotechnology and Agriculture and Performing Arts.
Above educational institutions, which cater to the educational needs of thousands
of students coming from different parts of India and also abroad, are spread around
India in various cities viz. Pune, Navi Mumbai, Kolhapur, Solapur, Sangli, Karad,
Panchagani, Jawahar and New Delhi. All the institutions have achieved an acclaimed
academic excellence and the teaching faculty in these institutions includes highly
qualified, experienced, dedicated and student-caring teachers. The spectacular success
achieved by the institutions and, thus, the Vidyapeeth is mainly a creation of unusual
foresight, exceptionally dynamic leadership and able guidance of the founder, Hon’ble
Dr. Patangrao Kadam.
It has been a constant endeavor of Bharati Vidyapeeth to impart high quality education
and training to its students. It is, therefore, no wonder that the educational institutions
of this Vidyapeeth have become nationally known for their academic expertise. In
recognition of the academic excellence achieved by these institutions and the potential
for development, which they posses, the Department of Human Resource Development,
Government of India and the University Grants Commission of India have accorded
the status of “Deemed University” to the 20 constituent units of Bharati Vidyapeeth.