Welcome to DES Pune University - President's Message


Dear Members of the DES Pune University Community,

With a profound sense of honour and responsibility, it is my privilege to lead our esteemed DES Pune University, an institution with such a rich legacy, deeply rooted in the ideals of our nation's illustrious leaders and freedom fighters.

For 139 years, the Deccan Education Society (DES) has been at the forefront of providing quality education that is not only accessible but also affordable to all. Our founders envisioned an institution that would not only impart knowledge but also instill in its students the values of integrity, compassion, and social responsibility. Today, as we continue their legacy, we remain committed to this noble mission.

At DES Pune University, we understand that education is not just about acquiring knowledge; it is about nurturing minds, shaping character and a sense of responsibility towards society and the nation. We believe in providing a holistic education that not only empowers students academically but also enriches their lives culturally and morally.

Our focus on quality education is unwavering. We strive to provide our students with the best possible learning experience, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their chosen fields. Through innovative teaching methods, state-of-the-art facilities, and a team of dedicated faculty members, we ensure that our students receive a world-class education that prepares them for success in a rapidly changing world.

But education is more than just academics. It is about nurturing the whole individual – mind, body, and spirit. That is why we place a strong emphasis on character development and the inculcation of cultural values. We believe that true education goes beyond textbooks and classrooms; it is about shaping individuals who are not only academically proficient but also socially responsible.

As we look to the future, we are committed to building on the strong foundation laid by our predecessors. We will continue to uphold the values of excellence, integrity, and service that have always been the hallmark of DES Pune University. We will strive to create an environment that encourages innovation, creativity, and critical thinking – qualities that are essential for success in today's dynamic world.

But above all, we remain steadfast in our commitment to our nation. We believe that education is not just a means to personal success; it is also a powerful tool for nation-building. Our aim is to produce graduates who are not only leaders in their respective fields but also responsible citizens who are committed to making a positive impact on society.

Let us continue to strive for excellence, uphold our values, and contribute to the building of a brighter future for our nation.

Thank you.

Prof. Dr. Ravindra Acharya
President, DES Pune University