Spicer Adventist University
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Spicer Adventist University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher learning in Aundh, Pune, India. It is considered the church's flagship provider of higher education in India. It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.
The history of the college is as old as the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Southern Asia Division. When the pioneers of the church stepped on the shores of the Indian sub-continent, they established churches and set up schools to provide holistic education for their church members. They also established an institution of higher learning at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. In 1915, it was relocated to Bangalore and then in 1942, to Pune. It was Known as Spicer Memorial College  till 2014. Spicer Memorial College was granted University status by Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra on 16 June 2014.
The College campus sits on a seventy-four acre county estate. It is bounded on the north by the Mula River and on the south by the campus of the University of Pune. To the immediate east is the government botanical garden. The temperate climate and surroundings are conducive to study and meditation. Some of the major structures in the campus include the administrative building, which houses offices and some classrooms. Then there are separate buildings for the library, the sciences, education, religion, agriculture, the cafeteria, boarders, the college press, industrial arts, Spicer Memorial College Higher Secondary School, Spicer Products and Services.
Spicer Adventist University attracts students from almost all states and union territories of India as well as student body from over 29 countries. Spicer graduates feature in various important positions throughout the world.several other countries of the world. Students also come from different economical and social backgrounds. Spicer graduates continue to spread to all parts of the world and hold important positions within the Seventh-day Adventist Church as well as in both public and private sectors. Many hold significant government offices, including those as ambassadors of different nations. Students at Spicer, or "Spicerians" as they are sometimes called, either live on campus in either of the five residence halls/areas, rent an apartment from the College's own Apartment Complex, or live in the Sangvhi area or beyond. The school offers men's and women's dormitories.
The majority of the student body are members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and weekly church services are held at the campus church. Friday evening vespers services (AYS) are held weekly as are Religion & Theology Forums. Basketball and football are the major sports on campus.
The college also hosts a local research centre of the Ellen G. White Estate.
The College celebrated a centenary from 28 January – 1 February 2015.
Degree Courses Offered in Spicer Adventist University
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
- Master of Commerce (M.Com)
- Master of English (M.A. English- from the Academic Year 2007-2008)
- Law (Five Years Integrated Course- from the Academic Year 2007-2008
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