The SNDT Women’s University is the first women’s University in India as well as in South-East Asia. The University was founded by Bharat Ratna.Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve in 1916 for the noble cause of Women’s Education. This initiative was ably supported by the generosity and commitment of Sir Vithaldas Thackersey, an eminent industrialist and philanthropist. The University Headquarters is in Churchgate Campus, Mumbai and the other two campuses of this University are at Juhu, Mumbai and Karve Road, Pune.
The first five women graduated in 1921 from this University. For over 100 years, the University has been striving for and growing to newer heights of performance and outreach. It has an all India jurisdiction and has affiliated colleges in 8 states and one Union territory. The university was accredited with five star rating from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the year 2000. The SNDT Women’s university is affirmative in its commitment to the empowerment of women through education and pursues excellence as is evident in its vision and mission statements.
“Sanskrita Stree Parashakti’ (An enlightened woman is a source of Infinite strength).
The SNDT Women’s University aspires to be a world class university that continually responds to the changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge. The purpose of such engagement will be to create an inclusive society that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights of all, with special emphasis on empowerment of women.
SNDT Women’s University is committed to the cause of women’s empowerment through access to education, particularly higher education, through relevant courses in the formal and non-formal streams. Further, the university is committed to provide a wide range of professional and vocational courses for women to meet the changing socio-economic needs, with human values and purposeful social responsibility and to achieve excellence with “Quality in every Activity”