“Education is the most and the only powerful weapon which can be used to change the world”
Poona College began its noble journey way back in the year 1970, when it was founded by the Mumbai based Yateemkhana and Madrasa, Anjuman Khairul Islam Trust which felt the dire need of educational renaissance especially among the underprivileged and the educationally deprived. Thereafter over the last 50 years, it has gradually risen itself and gained exceptional momentum, enough to be recognized as an established seat of learning.
The College is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, and is recognized by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) and 12[B] and also Re-accredited by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC), Bangalore.
The College offers full-fledged three years Government-aided degree courses namely B.A.(English, Economics, Political Science, Hindi and Urdu), B.Sc.(Chemistry, Zoology, Physics, Geology, Electronics), B.Com.(Business Administration, Marketing Management, Costing and Banking and Finance) in addition to two years, Government-aided, Master’s program in Commerce namely M.Com.
The college also offers several self-financed professional courses, popular among which are Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A), Bachelor of Business Administration-Computer Applications (B.B.A-C.A), and B.Sc.(Computer Science) courses while popular Masters’ Programs being M.Sc.(Computer Science), M.Sc.(Electronics), M.Sc.(Organic Chemistry), M.A (English), M.A. (Economics) and M.A. (Urdu).
Poona College is a recognized Research center of the Savitribai Phule Pune University for M.Phil. and Ph.D. in the faculties of Commerce, Chemistry and Economics. Steadily over the last half century, College has expanded on a national and global scale with student enrollment exceeding 6500 every year, and has become a favored destination for education seekers from all Indian States particularly the North-East and from over 50 countries abroad.
The College prides itself by possessing a rare distinction of having a highly qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic staff with doctorates constituting a half while a quarter being M.Phil. qualified. In addition to conventional teaching, more stress is laid on imbibing moral and ethical characters, career planning and guidance, sports and co-curricular activities such as NCC, NSS and Sports. Extensive use of ICT in every sphere of operation has become the hallmark of our Institution.