Shivaji University

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Shivaji University About Us

Shivaji University, established in 1962, is named after the Great Maratha Warrior and founder of the Maratha empire Chhatrapati Shivaji. It was inaugurated on 18th November, 1962 by Dr. Radhakrishnan, the then President of India. One of the major objectives behind foundation of this Shivaji University was to cater to the regional needs of South Maharashtra. The jurisdiction of the Shivaji University is spread over three districts viz. Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara with strength of about 2,00,000 students studying in 225 affiliated colleges and recognised institutes. This region of Maharashtra boasts of rich and varied socio – cultural heritage.

Under the innovative and socially reformist leadership of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj, the princely ruler of Kolhapur, the city had become at the beginning of this century, a focal point of educational opportunities for all classes and communities of South – Western Maharashtra, and northern parts of neighbouring Karnataka. This is also land of Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, who struggled for taking education to the masses by his innovative ‘Earn and Learn’ scheme. When the University was founded by the Shivaji University Act of 1962, the objectives set before the Shivaji University included making opportunities of higher education accessible to rural youth, conducting fundamental and applied research in the field of science and humanities to ensure regional growth and development.

In 1962 the Shivaji University started functioning with 34 affiliated colleges and about 14000 students with 5 Post – graduate Departments on the campus. Today the number of affiliated colleges has gone upto 225 and students strength upto 2,00,000 with 34 Postgraduate Departments on campus. The Shivaji University imparts education in 10 major faculties of Arts, Social Science, Science, Commerce, Education, Fine Arts, Law, Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Engineering and Technology.

The Shivaji University’s efforts towards excellence are being recognised by the substantial grants received from funding agencies like UGC, DST, DBT etc. The another indicator of recognition of Shivaji University is collaborations with premier institutes in the country. Shivaji University has recently signed MOU with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai for research in Material Science. It has also joined hands with Indian Institute of Geo – Magnetism, Mumbai and industries like Phyto – Pharma. Prestigious institutes like Maharashtra Police Academy, Nashik and Centre for Social Studies, Surat have sought affiliation with the Shivaji University. Shivaji University has been re – accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council ( NAAC ) Bangalore, with B grade ( 2009 ).

Quest of academic enrichment and pursuit of excellence of the Shivaji University are facilitated by efficient administration. The smooth conduct of about 200 examinations per year of about 2,00,000 students, has been time and again appreciated by the Hon. Chancellor also. The Shivaji University has maintained the high standards of general administration, prudent financial management and a cordial rapport with funding agencies.

The future plans of the Shivaji University include establishment of School of Rural Management, Research Institute of Bio – Technology and Advanced Centre of Information Technology.

To sum up, the University which was founded primarily to cater to the regional aspirations has now geared up to transcend this regional image and emerging as one of the premier institutes of higher education and research in India.

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Faculties of Shivaji University

  • Faculty of Arts and Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Social Science
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Ayurvedic Medicine and Homeopathic Medicine
  • Surgery and Homoeopathic Medicine

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Departments of Shivaji University

SI.No.School / InstituteProgramsEligibility
20.School of Social Science
M.Phil in Geography
M.Phil in History
M.Phil in Sociology
M.Phil in Political Science
M.Phil in Philosophy
M.Phil in Psychology
M.Phil in Home Science
M.Phil ( Social Work )
Diploma in Labour Law & Personal Management
P.G. Diploma in Guidance & Counseling
P.G. Diploma in Human Rights
Diploma in Consumer Psychology & Advertising
Bachelor of Social Work
Master of Social Work.
M.A ( Geography ) 55%.
M.A ( History ) 55%.
M.A ( Sociology ) 55%.
M.A ( Political Science ) 55%.
M.A ( Philosophy ) 55%.
M.A ( Psychology ) 55%.
Master Degree in Home Science 55%.
Graduation in any discipline with 50%.
LL.B. with 48%, P.G. with 50%.
M.A. ( Psychology ) 55%.
Passed graduate with 50% in any discipline.
Passed graduate with 50% in any discipline.
Passed Higher Secondary ( 10+2 ) with 45% in any subject.
21.School of Statistics
M.A. Statistics / M.Sc. Statistics
B.Sc. / B.A. ( Statistics / Mathematics / Computer Science / IT ) or BCA or B.Sc. ( Hons ) Computer Science.
M.A. / M.Sc. Statistics
22.Institute of Engineering & Technology
M.Sc. Applied MathsA candidate seeking admission to the program should have 12th passed in Mathematics and BSc with Mathematics as one major subject or BCA passed with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.
23.Directorate of Distance Education
M.B.A. ( Distance Education )Graduate with 45%.
24.Department of Life - Long Learning
Diploma in Interior Design
PG Diploma in Population Education & Demography
10+2 with 50%.
Graduate with 50%.
25.Yoga CentreM.A. / M.Sc Yogic Science
Diploma in Yoga Education
PG Diploma in yoga Therapy
Diploma ( Yoga ) after Graduation with 45%.
Graduation with 45%.
Graduation with 45% marks.

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Courses Offered by Shivaji University

Prospectus and Applications available From Website23rd December, 2011
Last date for submitting filled in application06th February, 2012
Date of Entrance Test10th March, 2012 & 11th February, 2012

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Shivaji University Distance Education About Us

With the aim of social inclusion and making an earnest effort to enhance the enrollment in higher education from about 9% to around 15% as envasaged in the XI Plan. The Distance Education Council, New Delhi, sanctioned Development Grant of Rs 10 Lakhs for 2005 – 06, Rs 20 Lakhs for 2006 – 07 and 40 Lakhs for 2007 – 08. and 20 Lakhs for 2008 – 09. Thereby the Centre for Distance Education was established by the Shivaji University keeping in mind the following
Objectives :

  • To provide educational opportunities.
  • To more number of students from the eligible age group than is possible today.
  • To different sections of the society, who are for some reason unable to pursue education, and bring them into the main stream.
  • To the female class of the society who have remained deprived because of domestic responsibilities and social restrictions.
  • To the working class who choose to study at their own place and pace.
  • To all sections of the society irrespective of caste, religion,gender, area of origin ,social and financial status etc.
  • at affordable costs.
  • To offer courses of study along with Self Instructional Material, contact sessions, counselling facilities, library & internet facilities through designated Study Centres.

Shivaji University Distance Education Courses

  1. B.A. I, II & III
  2. B.Com. I,II & III
  3. M.Sc. Maths
  4. M.B.A. ( Executive ) & Distance Mode
  5. Master of Valuation ( Real Estate)
  6. M.A.
  7. M.Com.

Shivaji University Distance Education Contact Person :

Prof. ( Smt. ) Cima M Yeole,
Centre for Distance Education,
Shivaji University,
Contact Numbers of Distance Education :
Director : 0231 – 2693871,
Deputy Director : 0231 – 2693771,
Office : 0231 – 2694171, 2694771.

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Shivaji University Contact Details

Shivaji University


Kolhapur- 416 004.

Maharashtra, INDIA.

Telephone : + 91 – 0231- 2609000

TOLL FREE  :- 1800-233-4871

E – Mail :,

Website :


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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.