The POONA college of Arts, Science & commerce was founded in the year 1970 by the Anjuman Khairul Islam (A.K.I.) Mumbai and is affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) at the Junior College level and to the Savitribai Phule Pune University at the Senior College level. In a short period of 44Years, the College has grown into a full fledged degree college with P. G. centers in Electronics, Computer Science, Organic Chemistry, Zoology, English, Economics, Urdu and Commerce. The College proudly boasts of having full fledged University Recognized Research centers in Commerce, Chemistry & Economics with Research Guides in the these subjects. The College is also planning to have research centers in Urdu and English very shortly. It is a matter of pride that the College also has University approved research guides in the subjects of English, Bio -mathematics, Geology Commerce, Economics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Botany and Bio-Informatics. The Poona College is also the first College in Pune to be selected by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi for the introduction of Computer Maintenance course at the degree level as a part of the UGC program “Vocationalization of First Degree Education” from the academic year 1994 -95. The college also imparts teaching for Vocational course of Electronics and Information Technology at the Junior College level. The College has been accredited by NAAC and was awarded ‘A’ Grade in May 2004.