University of Solapur
|Motto||Vidyaya Sampannata (विद्यया सम्पन्नता)|
|Chancellor||C. Vidyasagar Rao|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Dr. Noormahmad Nabisaheb Maldar|
|Location||Solapur, Maharashtra, India|
Solapur University located in Solapur city in Maharashtra state, is one of the newer academic institutions in India. Earlier, to the formation of University, Solapur had a P.G. Centre of Shivaji Universityfor over two decades. The centre for P.G. studies had 3 postgraduate science departments and 7 postgraduate courses conducted in the P.G. departments. With this sound background Solapur University has been established to cater the needs of over 60,000 students community. Number of Engineering, Agricultural, Architectural, Medical and Traditional institutions of national fame are located in and around the city. Solapur is a home of religious saints of various languages as the district is at a triple junction of linguistic states of Andhra, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The said backdrop makes the University stands for transcendent principles and embodying noble mission. Recently the Solapur University has introduced the concept of school system and has decided to bring its various departments under umbrella of various schools, viz. 1) School of Chemical Sciences 2) School of Computational Sciences 3)School of Earth Sciences 4) School of Physical Sciences 5) School of Social Sciences 6)School of Education and 7) School of Commerce and Management.
About the university
The university was inaugurated on 3 August 2004. The university is located on a campus of 38.5 acres (156,000 m2), with 500 acres (2.0 km2) of more land for developing further infrastructure. The jurisdiction of the university is spread over Solapur district, with a strength of about 60,000 student studying in 119 affiliated colleges and recognized institutes. These colleges offer undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Arts, Science, Social Science, Commerce, Law, Management, Engineering, and Technology. Seven postgraduate departments are run on the campus -Physics, Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Electronics, Geology, Computer Science (M.C.A) and AIHC (Ancient Indian history culture and Archaeology).
Departments/Schools in the University.
- School of Chemical Sciences 
- School of Computational Sciences 
- School of Physical Sciences 
- School of Social Science 
- School of Education 
- School of Earth Science 
- School of Commerce and Management 
Vice-Chancellors & Acting Vice-Chancellors
List of Vice-Chancellors of Solapur University. 
- Prof. Dr. I.S. Swami (Vice Chancellor) (2004-07)
- Prof. Dr. N.N. Maldar (Acting Vice Chancellor) (Sept 2007- Nov 2007)
- Prof. Dr. B. P. Bandgar (Vice Chancellor) (2007-12)
- Prof. Dr. N. J. Pawar (Acting Vice Chancellor) (Nov 2012- Dec 2012)
- Prof. Dr. N. N. Maldar (Vice Chancellor) (2012- Present)