Founded 1821 as Sanskrit School, became Poona College 1851, Became Deccan College 1864, Acquired present title 1939, Acquired present status 1994. A 'Deemed University'.
Accreditation: University Grants Commission (UGC), National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
- Academic year: July to June (July-November, January-June)
- Requirements: A graduate degree in Humanities or Science
- Students allowance: Co-ed