Spicer Adventist University

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Spicer Adventist University
Motto He shall teach you all things
Type Private
Established 1915[1]
Affiliation Seventh-day Adventist
Vice-Chancellor Dr.Noble Pilli
Administrative staff
approx. 160
Students approx. 1,200
Location Aundh, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Campus Urban
Website http://spiceradventistuniversity.com/index/

Spicer Adventist University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher learning[2] 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.[3][4][5][6]


Spicer College Administration Building

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 [7] till 2014. Spicer Memorial College was granted University status by Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra on 16 June 2014.[8][9]


The College campus sits on a seventy-four acre county estate with natural beauty and excellent farmland. It is bounded on the north by the Mula River and on the south by the sprawling campus of the University of Pune. To the immediate east is the government botanical garden. The temperate climate and quiet 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.

Student life[edit]

Spicer College Student Center

Spicer college 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 College, 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. Males live in the Men's dormitory while women live in Women's Hall.

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.[10]

The College will be having a centenary celebration from January 28- February 1, 2015.[11]

Degree Courses Offered in Spicer Adventist University[edit]

Programs Discontinued in Spicer College[edit]

Pune University Programmes has been discontinued by Spicer Adventist University [12] due to disagreement over starting an exam center inside the college campus .[13]

  1. Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
  2. Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
  3. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
  4. Master of Commerce (M.Com)
  5. Master of English (M.A. English- from the Academic Year 2007-2008)
  6. Law (Five Years Integrated Course- from the Academic Year 2007-2008)

Andrews University

  1. Doctorate in Ministry(DMin)
  2. Masters in Business Administration

Southern Adventist University

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A)
  2. Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ History. Spicer Memorial College. Retrieved 2009-08-08
  2. ^ "Spicer Memorial College". Seventh-day Adventist Online Yearbook. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2010/1115/For-real-education-reform-take-a-cue-from-the-Adventists"the second largest Christian school system in the world has been steadily outperforming the national average – across all demographics."
  4. ^ http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/denominations/seventh_day_adventist.htm
  5. ^ "Department of Education, Seventh-day Adventist Church". Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  6. ^ Rogers, Wendi; Kellner, Mark A. (April 1, 2003). "World Church: A Closer Look at Higher Education". Adventist News Network. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  7. ^ "Spicer History". Spicer College. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "India’s Spicer College Granted University Status". Adventist News Network. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Deshmukh, Ravikaran. "State gets two new private universities". Mid Day. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ellen G. White Estate Worldwide Research Centers". Ellen G. White Estate. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Centenary Celebrations". Spicer Memorial College. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Chavan, Vijay. "Out on a prayer". Pune Mirror. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "All Mirrors: PuneMumbaiBangaloreAhmedabad You are here - HomeNewsCity Story City UoP in-Justus, cries Spicer principal". Pune Mirror. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 

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