Sir Parashurambhau College
|New Poona College|
|Motto||निर्वाहः प्रतिपन्न वस्तुषु "Nirvahah pratipanna vastushu" (Sanskrit) "Transforming lives through knowledge and wisdom by evolving as a centre of academic excellence for inspiring, preparing and developing the students in education, sports and cultural activities to enable them to enter the dynamic world confidently and contribute to the society productively." (English)|
|Type||Public, independent, coeducational, junior college (high school) and research university|
|Established||14 June 1916|
|Principal||Dr. Dilip N Sheth|
|Address||Tilak Road, Sadashiv Peth,, Pune, Maharashtra, 411030, India|
|Affiliations||1) Savitribai Phule Pune University
2) National Cadet Corps (N.C.C.)
3) National Service Scheme (N.S.S.)
|Publication: Parashuramiya. University ID No.: PU/PN/ASC/003/1916. Accreditation: NAAC accredited A grade 3.32points (on 4 point scale). Administration: Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali, Pune|
Sir Parashurambhau College (S.P. College) is a college in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Established in 1916, as New Poona College at the hands of the British Governor Lord Willingdon. The college was renamed as Sir Parashurambhau College as a mark of gratitude towards the then ruler of Jamkhandi State who donated Rs. Two lakhs in the memory of his father, Parashurambhau Patwardhan. The college is governed by the Shikshan Prasarak Mandali education society. S. P. College provides a good platform for cultural activities and promotes students to cultivate their skills.The present site of the college was leased to the Shikshan Prasarak Mandali by Shri. Sardar Jagannath Maharaj Pandit at the request of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
- Computer Science
- Business Administration
Sir Parashurambhau College is situated in Pune, popularly known as "The Oxford of the East." Located in the heart of the city, SP College is one of the oldest and most respected colleges in Pune with many notable alumni. The college is large and diverse, admitting students from across Pune, and the state of Maharashtra.
Sir Parashurambhau College offers education from junior college (grade 11-12) to postgraduate (Masters) level. The highschool is known as the Junior College. India follows a 10+2 education system with students electing one out of three fields of specialization, namely Science, Arts and Commerce (Business) in grades 11-12. The junior college enrolls about 3800 students, out of which about 1600 students are of the Science stream in standards 11–12. There are 7 divisions per grade (for the Science stream) from A through G. The college, which was established in 1916 with humble origins, now has a campus spanning 25 acres (0.04 sq miles) with sprawling grounds, heritage buildings, botanical gardens and a swimming pool. Sir Parashurambhau College is affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE). Students appear for the HSC examination for matriculation from the school. Although an independent school, the SP Junior College receives periodic financial grants from the Maharashtra State Government.
Students of the Science stream take compulsory courses in the following subjects: English, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physical Education. They can opt for 2 or 3 of the following subjects: Mathematics, Biology, Marathi, German, Hindi, Geography, Computer Science and Application, Scooter and Motorcycle Servicing, Electronics, Electrical Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance. Students of the Arts stream take compulsory courses in the following subjects: English, Marathi or Hindi or German or Sanskrit, Environmental Science, Health and Physical Education. They can opt for 4 of the following subjects: Economics, Mathematics, History, Psychology, Logic, Geography, Political Science, German, Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi. (Students can select a maximum of 3 languages) Students of the Commerce (Business) stream take compulsory courses in the following subjects: English, Marathi or Hindi or Sanskrit or German, Environmental Science, Physical Education. They can opt for 4 of the following subjects: Economics, Mathematics, Secretarial Practice, Organization of Commerce, Book-keeping and Accountancy. College is for 6.5 hours a day with 9 classes of 40–45 minutes each. Promotion to the next grade is based on a minimum of 35% marks in each subject throughout the academic year. Science students have first-hand laboratory experience once a week in each of their chosen subjects among the following: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance, Scooter and Motorcycle Servicing.
Junior College Gradation System
Grades are awarded according to marks (percentage) scored by the students. Grade points (percentage) are awarded on a 100-point scale. There are 4 exams each year, viz. 2 tutorials (unit tests)- one in each semester, 1 terminal exam (at the end of 1 st semester) and 1 annual exam. All of these exams taken throughout the academic year count towards the final score on a 100-point scale or percentage scale. At the end of Grade 12, students appear for board exams, which are statewide public examinations whose scores are considered very important, as they are one of the criteria used for admission into various universities.
Student Life and Culture
Students can join various cultural, academic, and social clubs such as: Book Club, Art Circle, Debate Union, ‘Dandekar Adhyasan’, ‘Vangmay Mandal’ Marathi literature club, Dr. Ambedkar Study Circle, Science Association, Commerce Association, Film club, ‘Urmee’ Arts and Culture Club, ‘Calyx’: Trends in arts and sciences magazine, Adventure Club, etc.
Students can participate in a variety of indigenous and international games such as: kho-kho, kabaddi, hockey, baseball, volleyball, dodge- ball, football (soccer), etc. in district to national level competitions. SP College has official teams participating in competitive sports on an inter-school and intercollegiate level.
- Baburaoji Parkhe 1912 - 1997, Paper & Pulp Industry, Writer and Philanthropist
- Anand Modak 1951- 2014, music composer 
- Y.K. Sohoni (1911-2003), Professor of French and recipient of Chevalier dans l'Ordre Palmes Académiques from the Government of France.
- Gauri Pradhan,TV Actress 
- Mrinal Dev-Kulkarni,TV Actress
- Mukta Barve, Marathi film actress
- Shanta Shelke, author
- Mrinal Dev-Kulkarni,TV Actress
- Abhijit Bangar, IAS- CEO Raigad Zilha Parishad
- "S. P. College: About section on website". Retrieved 23 December 2016.
- "SP College honours alumni on 98th foundation day". Daily News Analysis. Jun 15, 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
- "Indiamarks website article on Pune city and the significance of the name "Oxford of the East"". Retrieved 23 December 2016.
- "Anand Modak passes away". Sakaal Times. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
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