India’s First Women’s University Completes a Century

Janvi Bhambri
Janvi BhambriPublished On: July 05, 2016
SNDT University Completes its 100 Years. Dr Shashikala Wanjari appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the University.
India’s First Women’s University Completes a Century

Right from its establishment in the year 1916, SNDT University has been successfully imparting high quality education and promoting women empowerment for over 100 years.

SNDT University was the first women’s university in India and was earlier called “The India Women’s University” which was later changed to “Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University”. Apart from celebrating its centenary this year, the college has also appointedDr Shashikala Wanjari as the new Vice Chancellor of the University.

The University’s founder legendary Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve, highlighted the role of women in the society as well as nation building as the main aim behind the establishment of the University.

Below is the journey of the University and the milestones it has crossed so far:

  • Establishment of the University - 1916
  • SNDT completed its silver jubilee- 1939 (Dr. Radhakrishnan as chief guest)
  • The University received statutory recognition- 1951

  • Government of India conferred Bharat Ratna on Maharishi, the founder- 1958
  • SNDT completed its Golden jubilee- 1966

  • SNDT completed its Diamond Jubilee- 1976

  • SNDT Completed a century - 2016

SNDT celebrated 100 years of its completion on 3rd of July, 2016. During its establishment, there were only 5 students in the first batch of the University, since then the University has come a long way and currently has more than 50000 students studying in the 39 post graduate departments of the university.

The university offers the students with about 250 programs and is spread across in 3 campuses i.e 2 in Mumbai (Churchgate, Juhu) and one in Pune and plans to establish the fourth campus in Shreevardhan in Raigad district of Maharashtra.

Some of the popular courses under the SNDT umbrella are:

Master of Commerce

Master of Computer Applications

Post Graduate Diploma in

Master of Business Economics

Master of Philosophy in

Advanced P.G. Diploma in

History of Science and Technology in India

And many more.

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