Savitribai Phule Pune University

(Formerly University of Pune)

International Centre

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Welcome to Savitribai Phule Pune University. (Formerly University of Pune).

Savitribai Phule Pune University is one of the leading universities in India with a sprawling campus of 411 acres. It has the largest number of international students from a large numbers of countries.
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About International Centre

Savitribai Phule Pune University attracts the largest number of international students in comparison to all other Indian Universities. Apart from offering a multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary learning environment, one of the main reasons for studying in Pune is the manageable cost of living and the conducive environment for education. We have around 10,000 students, from over 100 countries at the University and its affiliated colleges.

The International Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University, located on campus, assists the International Students’ Community, in acquiring information about the various courses, colleges, tuition structure, eligibility, accommodation, health insurance and the likes offered by the University. It is also operative in arranging for the students’ admissions and their overall welfare.

The International Centre administers the special 15% over and above quota of International Students, created jointly by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MEA & MHRD), Government of India. The International Centre is the nodal agency that coordinates all the activities related to the admission of International Students, through a unique single-window system, that was established in the year 2001. Apart from handling the admissions and eligibility procedures, the International Centre coordinates with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MEA & MHRD) and with different Embassies and Consulates for various purposes including getting scholarships as well as administering MoU’s with International Partners of higher education.

The International Centre acts as a liaison between the students, the various Departmental Heads, and the Heads of Colleges and Institutions affiliated to savitribai phule pune university as well as the Heads of Chancery, Embassies, Consulates, their educational counselors and their educational wings, throughout the world or with any other agencies of the Government of India or the Government of other countries.

Youth Festival

Every year International Youth Festival is organized to increase networking, co-operation and bonding among the students of different countries and is graced by ambassadors and dignitaries from different countries. The Festival commences with Sports Events which generally include Football, Volleyball and Basketball. This event is followed by a Food Festival wherein the students of different countries showcase their culinary skills. The final event of the festival is the Cultural Program with a colorful Flag March followed by traditional dances.

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