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DES Pune University - Vice Chancellor's Message


Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I am deeply honoured to address you as the Vice Chancellor of our esteemed institution, DES Pune University. It is with immense pride and enthusiasm that I extend a heartfelt welcome to all of you who have chosen to become a part of our DES family, inheriting its rich legacy spanning 139 years.

At DES Pune University, we firmly believe that education should be accessible to all, regardless of socio-economic background. Our mission is to provide quality education at an affordable price, empowering students to pursue their dreams and unlock their full potential. We are committed to ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder anyone's pursuit of knowledge.

"In Pursuit of Knowledge" is not merely a motto; it is our driving ethos. We are steadfast in creating an environment that fosters curiosity, nurtures critical thinking, and ignites a lifelong zeal for learning. Our programs are meticulously crafted to shape well-rounded individuals, equipped to excel in an ever-evolving global landscape.

Research, Innovation, and Sustainability are the pillars upon which DES Pune University stands. We believe that true progress can only be achieved through a commitment to academic excellence and a relentless pursuit of cutting-edge knowledge. Our faculty comprises accomplished scholars, researchers, and industry experts who are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and making a meaningful impact on society.

As a forward-thinking institution, we understand the importance of sustainability and our responsibility towards the environment. We are actively integrating sustainable practices into our campus operations, curriculum, and research initiatives. Through our focus on sustainability, we aim to inspire our students to become responsible global citizens who will shape a better future for generations to come.

At DES Pune University, we value diversity and inclusivity. We celebrate the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings, cultivating an enriching and supportive community. We believe in nurturing talent, encouraging collaboration, and providing a platform for students to explore their interests and develop valuable skills.

As we embark on this exciting journey together, I invite you to join us in shaping the future of education. Together, let us build a legacy of excellence, innovation, and societal impact. I encourage you to embrace the opportunities that await you at DES Pune University and make the most of your time here.

Once again, I extend my warmest welcome to each one of you. I am confident that, together, we will create an institution that transforms lives and leaves an indelible mark on the world.

In pursuit of knowledge,

Prasad D Khandekar

Vice Chancellor, DES Pune University