Bharati Vidyapeeth

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Bharati Vidyapeeth
Bharati Vidyapeeth logo.png
Type Deemed
Established 1964
Chancellor Patangrao Kadam
Vice-Chancellor Shivajirao Kadam
Students 70,000
Location Pune New Delhi Dubai Mumbai Sangli Karad Kolhapur Solapur Palus Kadegaon, Maharashtra, India
18°27′29″N 73°51′20″E / 18.458076°N 73.855634°E / 18.458076; 73.855634Coordinates: 18°27′29″N 73°51′20″E / 18.458076°N 73.855634°E / 18.458076; 73.855634
Nickname BVP

Bharati Vidyapeeth is a Deemed university and a group of higher educational institutions established in Pune, India, in 1964 by Indian politician and educationist Patangrao Kadam. Bharati Vidyapeeth has campuses across the country at New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Solapur, Kolhapur, Sangli, Karad, Satara, and Panchgani. It runs more than 78 schools and 60 institutions of higher education, including those of professional education. Among these are colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Engineering, Management, Hotel Management, Catering Technology, Environment Science and Agriculture etc. 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.


Bharati Vidyapeeth had a very humble beginning. It was around 1963, when he was still a part-time school teacher that 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. The organisation was founded with the aim 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". 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". In the span of 40 years, Bharati Vidyapeeth grew to conduct more than 156 educational units of various kinds, right from pre-primary schools to postgraduate institutions and a university. 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. 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.[citation needed] The corporate office of Bharati Vidyapeeth is located at Deccan Gymkhana in the city of Pune. Its 10 storied building, once the tallest in Pune, is a landmark of the city.



The university has four campuses in Pune at Katraj (Dhankawadi), Balewadi, Lavale, and Kothrud.

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.

The Erandawane (Kothrud) 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.

Lavale campus is located away from the city surrounded by mountains. It is 20–25 km away from LAVASA. It spread across hundreds of acres. This campus includes an engineering college which is affiliated with Pune University and hostel and also has a hospital in the campus. Authority of Bharati Vidyapeeth plans to build more than 20 colleges in this campus in coming few years which includes medical, management, engineering and other spheres. After 4-5 year it should be like an international campus.

New Delhi[edit]

The New Delhi campus is located in Paschim Vihar on Rohtak road.

Navi Mumbai[edit]

There are two campuses in Navi Mumbai:-
CBD Belapur Sector 7 :[1]

  1. College of Engineering
  2. Institute of Technology (Polytechnic)
  3. Dental College and Hospital
  4. College of Architecture

CBD Belapur Sector 8 campus :[1]

  1. Institute of Management Studies and Research
  2. College of Pharmacy
  3. College of Hotel and Tourism Management Studies
  4. Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
  5. Institute of Management and Information Technology


This Dubai campus is established at Ras Al Khaimah.


There are many branches in Kadegaon one of the branch is located in Kotij


Yashwantrao Mohite Institute of Management,Karad Yashwantrao chavan Law college, Malkapur,Karad


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

  1. Kadamwadi.
  2. Chitranagri.


Institute of technology (Polytechnique) Bharati vidyapeeth primary school, Turachi Phata


Bharati Vidyapeeth has four campus in Sangli:

  1. Wanlesswadi.
  2. Rajwada Chowk.
  3. Dr Patangrao college, Sangliwadi.
  4. Matoshree Bayabai Kadam MahavidyalayaKadegaon.
  5. Padma Bhushan Vasantrao Dada Patil Vidyalay, Khandobachi Wadi, Sangli
  6. Hutatma Bhagatsingh Highschool and Jounier College, Ankalkhop


In Solapur Bharati vidyapeeth is located at Ashok Nagar, Vijapur Road, Solapur.


University and college rankings
General – India
NIRF[2] 90
Careers360[3] 89
Engineering – India
NIRF[4] 66
Outlook India[5] 45
Law – India
India Today[6] 6
Outlook India[7] 5
The Week[8] 22
Careers360[9] 29

Bharati Vidyapeeth was ranked 89th in India university in India by Careers360 ranking of 2017, 16th among private institutes.[3] The National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked it 90 in the overall ranking for 2017.[2]

The universities constituent engineering college, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, Pune was ranked 66 in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework engineering ranking for 2017.[4] and 45 in India by Outlook India's "Top 100 Engineering Colleges In 2017".[5]

The Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College was ranked sixth by India Today's "India's Best Colleges 2017: Law",[6] fifth in India by Outlook India's "Top 25 Law Colleges In 2017",[7] 22nd in India by The Week's "Top Law Colleges In 2016", fifth among private law colleges,[8] and 29th by Careers360's "Top Law Colleges in India 2017", fifth among private institutes.[9]


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