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|Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University|
|Chancellor||Dr. Patangrao Kadam|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. Shivajirao Kadam|
|Location||Pune New Delhi Dubai Mumbai Sangli Karad Kolhapur Solapur Palus Kadegaon, Maharashtra, India
Bharati Vidyapeeth is a group of higher educational institutions, established in Pune in 1964 by Patangrao Kadam, to bring about intellectual awakening of people through the spread of education and to prepare human resources needed for all round development, particularly economic, of the country.
Maharashtra has a very long and strong tradition of private initiatives in higher education. There are several organizations established by social reformers, educationists and others devoted to the cause of education. Inspired by the work and teaching of some of them, particularly Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, the Founder of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, who did pioneering work in the field of education during the last century.
Bharati Vidyapeeth had a very humble beginning. It was around 1963, when he was still a part-time school teacher that Dr. Patangrao Kadam was disturbed on seeing that not many Maharashtrian students could get admissions to national level institutions such as National Defence Academy or clear competitive examinations. He noted that the reason was a relatively weak foundation of these students in subjects such as English and Mathematics. Bharati Vidyapeeth, since its inception, started conducting competitive examinations for school going children in the area. This subsequently became its major activity, which still continues.
Bharati Vidyapeeth had its inception in a small room in a remote corner of an old part of Pune City. The onlookers then could not understand the word "Vidyapeeth" (University) in the name "Bharati Vidyapeeth". A newspaper once sarcastically commented that this Vidyapeeth borne in a congested lane of Pune City, would meet its natural death there itself. But that was not to be so. The university flourished
During the last 40 years or so, Bharati Vidyapeeth has grown to conduct more than 156 educational units of various kinds’ right from pre-primary schools to postgraduate institutions and a university. It runs more than 78 schools and 60 institutions of higher education, including those of professional education. Among these are colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Ayurved, Homeopathy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Engineering, Management, Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Environment Science, Agriculture etc. With a view to promote research and to create a research culture on its campuses, It has established five specialized research institutes in the areas of Health Related Sciences, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Applied Chemistry and Social Sciences.
Today, Bharati Vidyapeeth has campuses in New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Solapur, Kolhapur, Sangli, Karad, Satara, and Panchgani and elsewhere .It is probably the only organization from Maharashtra having its campus in the capital city of India. Its schools and colleges have dotted rural areas and even the remotest tribal and coastal areas of Maharashtra.
The corporate office of Bharati Vidyapeeth is located in f Deccan Gymkhana in the city of Pune. Its 10 storied building, once the tallest in Pune, is a landmark of the city.
On April 26, 1996 the Government of India, on the recommendation of the University Grants Commission, granted the status of "Deemed to be University" to a cluster of 12 institutions of Bharati Vidyapeeth.
Unlike most of the Deemed Universities in the country, Bharati Vidyapeeth is multi-disciplinary and multi-campus. presently having under its umbrella 32 colleges and institutions of various disciplines.
There are two campus of the university in Pune: the Katraj (Dhankawadi), and Dhankawadi campuses The Katraj campus is the prime campus of BVDU and is spread across 85 acres of land, It houses 24 colleges of various disciplines major among them are the Medical College, Dental College, & College Of Engineering Pune, This campus has a fully developed football and sports ground of 5 acres, It also houses the Bharati Hospital, and an Ayurved and Homeopathic Hospital, There are Hostels on campus for students, canteens, an ATM centre, Bharati Bank Branch, 24 hrs open Medical Store, Mess facility and the campus is a well maintained environment friendly green campus.
This campus is located in the heart of Pune City and houses 5 major and other smaller colleges primary among them are IMED, New Law College Pune, Pune College of Pharmacy and Yashwantrao Mohite college of Arts Science & Commerce. A wide range of amenities such as Hostels, Play fields, Gardens, Canteen, Banking and Postal services, Dispensary, Watch & Ward services, Vehicle Parking etc. have been provided and properly maintained.
The New Delhi campus is located in Pashchim vihar area on new Rohtak road.
Raman Dhawan is very notable Alumni
- College of Engineering
- Institute of Technology (Polytechnic)
- Dental College and Hospital
- College of Architecture
- Institute of Management Studies and Research
- College of Pharmacy
- College of Hotel and Tourism Management Studies
- Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
- Institute of Management and Information Technology
This Dubai campus is established at Ras Al Khaimah. Dubai Campus details: Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Al Naeem Building, Beside RAK Insurance Building,Bin Thaher Street, AL - Nakheel, Ras Al Khaimah UAE. Tel : +971 50 1486008 / +971 50 1486050
Bharati Vidyapeeth has four campus in Sangli:-
- Rajwada Chowk.
- Dr Patangrao college, Sangliwadi.
- Matoshree Bayabai Kadam MahavidyalayaKadegaon.
There are two campus in Kolhapur:- At Kadamwadi vidyapeeth runs Management college and an English medium school. At chitranagri campus it runs Pharmacy and Engineering college and a Marathi medium school. There is one more campus in kolhapur at IT Park where Law college is run by the bharati Vidyapeeth
In solapur Bharati vidyapeeth is located at Ashok Nagar, Vijapur Road, Solapur.
Yashwantrao Mohite Institute of Management,Karad Yashwantrao chavan Law college, Malkapur,Karad
Institute of technology (Polytechnique)
- "Bharati Vidyapeeth, Navi Mumbai Campus". Bharatividyapeeth.edu. Retrieved 2012-08-09.