SNDT Women's University

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SNDT Women's University
Motto' Sanskrita Stree Parashakti '
(An enlightened woman is a source of Infinite strength)[1]
Established5th July 1916 (106 years ago) (5th July 1916)
ChancellorBhagat Singh Koshyari
Vice-ChancellorProf. Ujwala Chakradeo
StudentsWomen Only
CampusMumbai, Pune
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Postage stamp commemorating the centenary of SNDT Women s University, Bombay.

SNDT Women's University, also called by its full name Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University, is a women's university in the city of Mumbai, India. The university headquarters are at Churchgate in South Mumbai, while the main campus is at Churchgate there are two other campuses one in SantacruzJuhu area of Mumbai and another at Pune. The university has affiliated colleges in Maharashtra, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Surat and Goa, as well.[2] Dhondo keshav Karve played key role in its establishment. Karve was inspired by novel on japan women's university in 1915.


In 1920 the university was named Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University. Mr.Vitthaldas Thakarsey pledged ₹1500000 at that time in the memories of his beloved mother Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thakarsey, and so the name SNDT was given to the university.[3] The money was never completely paid.[4] Today, the university has an enrolment of over 70,000 students. It has three campuses at Churchgate, Santacruz-Juhu, Pune.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


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