The Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth in Pune was established in the year 1921 in memory of Lokmanya Tilak, the famous freedom fighter. It was proposed to become an institute for imparting national education, and, therefore, offered courses in Sanskrit, Social Sciences and Ayurveda. In the year 1985, distance education was launched.
To recognize its contributions to education, the state government, in the year 1987, gave it the deemed university status thereby helping in the broadening of its range of teaching fields and specializations. The university has been accredited as a B+ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It is not only known for the unique range of courses, it is also famous for its emphasis on extracurricular activities.
|Name of the Institution||Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth|
|Type of the Institution||Deemed University since 1987|
|Accreditation/ affiliation||UGC; Association of the Indian Universities|
|Courses Offered||Bachelors, Masters, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Pre-Degree, M.Phil., Ph.D.|
|Admission Procedure||Entrance test|
|Departments/ Branches||Computer Application, Journalism, Bengali, Library Science and Information Science, Printing Technology, Social Work, Yoga Ayurveda, Kannada, Maratha, Nrityakala, Social Sciences, Sanskrit|
|Established in the Year||1921|
|Facts and Figures||In the year 1921 it was a national institute of learning, for which the initiative was taken by Mahatma Gandhi in the Nagpur session of the Indian National Congress in the year 1920|
|Distance Learning, Online Education||Mukta Vidya Kendra or Open Education Center|
|Examinations & Results||Entrance examination tests for aptitude in Mental Awareness, General Knowledge, English Language, Teacher attitude and aptitude|
|Eligibility Criteria||Age of at least 21 for admission to undergraduate courses; pass in 12th standard board examination; Entrance examination conducted in the months of April and September|