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Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute Deemed University, Pune (Poona), Maharashtra


Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute Deemed University, Pune (Poona), Maharashtra
Address:Yeravada, Vishrantwadi Road
Pune (Poona) (District Pune (Poona))
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 411006

Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute Deemed University, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Deemed University. Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute Deemed University, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra was established on / in 05.03.1990.

Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute Deemed University is situated in Pune (Poona) of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Pune (Poona) comes under Pune (Poona) Tehsil, Pune (Poona) District.

Fax # of Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute Deemed University, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra is 020-26692104.

Contact Details of Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute Deemed University, Pune (Poona) Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-20-26615232(O-26683192(R-


Courses offered at Deccan College Post Graduate Research Institute: The courses offered by the departments are as follows

Regular Courses
Master of Arts - M.A.

1. Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology (A.I.H.C. & Archaeology) Department of Archaeology

Courses offered

MA-Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology / Archaeology.

Eligibility criteria

Bachelors Degree with Archaeology / Ancient Indian History/Ancient Indian History & Culture/History.

2. Linguistics Department of Linguistics

* Master of Arts-M.A. In the following subjects:

1. Ancient Indian History,Culture and Archeology -Department of Archeology.
The Department of Archeology boasts of faculties in disciplines of Geomorphology,Archeo zoology, Paleobotany, Palynology, Archeological Chemistry,Biological Anthropology. The Department also has a well equipped laboratory.

2. Linguistics - Department of Linguistics.

The Department emphasizes on the 4 language families predominant in India as mentioned below:

* 1. Indo Aryan.
* 2. Tibeto Burman
* 3. Austro Asiatic
* 4. Dravidian

Extensive research activities are carried out in the following topics:

* 1. Descriptive Linguistics,
* 2. Sociolinguistics,
* 3. Applied Linguistics
* 4. Lexicography

Facilities: The institute boasts of a colossal library with 12,000 rare manuscripts and 150,000 books which are precious for research work

The Institute also has two museums

* Museum of the Department of Archeology which boasts of a rare collection of materials on numismatics, epigraphy, ethno archeology, medieval archeology.
* Maratha History Museum.

Profile of Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute Deemed University

Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute is a post-graduate institute of Archeology and Linguistics in Pune, India.

Established October 6, 1821, Deccan College is one of the oldest institutions of modern learning in India. It was originally run by the Bombay Government as a center for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, offering western education in accordance with the desire of its founder Mountstuart Elphinstone. It was temporarily shut down in 1934 due to lack of funding, but was reopened on August 17, 1939 as a Post-Graduate and Research Institute for promoting higher learning and research in Indology and Social Sciences. The reopened institute originally had four teaching and research Departments: Archaeology, Linguistics, History, and Sociology-Anthropology. It was incorporated by the Poona University (now University of Pune) in 1948, becoming one of its recognized institutions. India granted the Deemed to be University Status to the Institute on March 5, 1990. Currently Deccan College has two teaching and research Departments, Archaeology and linguistics.

Deccan College Post Graduate & Research Institute, Pune was officially inaugurated on October 6,1821 as an undergraduate and post graduate institute to impart courses on Archeology Linguistics,History,Sociology and Anthropology. Lord Elphinstone patronized the institute to a great extent. The Institute has now acquired the status of Deemed University.

Recognition: Established in 1821, the Deccan College become a Post-Graduate Research Institute in1939 and Deemed University from 1994. The Department of Archaeology has been recongnized by the Centre of Advanced Study since 1972. The Department of Linguistics is the first of its kind established in Indian Universities and was recognized by the UGC from 1965-1975. The Institute has an ongoing Lexico graphical project aimed at the preparation of An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Snaskrit On Historical Principles. The Institute has been awarded B++ Grade in March 2003 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Other Details: The Deccan College, started as Hindoo College on 6th October 1821, is one of the three oldest educational institutions in India. It was renamed as Deccan College and was shifted to the present campus near Yerwada, in 1864. Various distinguished personalities such as Sir. R. G. Bhandarkar, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gurudeo R.D Ranade were associated with the Deccan College either as faculty or as students. The research carried out by the Institute in Archaeology and Linguistics is of all India character and it has result in the publication of over 220 books, monographs and reports. During the last sixty five years nearly 200 Ph.D dissertations in Archaeology and 150 dissertations in Linguistics were completed. The Institute enrolled for its various courses students not only from various parts of the country but also from other parts of South -Asia and other countries as also from various countries in Europe and North America.

Infrastructure Facilities: The major infrastructural facilities available in the Institute are as follows:- Library, Museums, Laboratory, Field Training

Other Ameneties: The Institute has two hostels for boys and one hostel for girls. The Academic Section provides advice and guidance to the foreign students in various matters pertaining to their admission, study and stay at the Institute.

Co-curricular Activities: The Gymkhana of the Institute, besides providing facilities for indoor and outdoor games, also provides opportunities to students to take part in cultural and recreational activities.

Student Support Services: Besides having two Canteens on the campus, the Institute has a co-operative Student�s Mess which provides food to both the Indian and foreign students.

Programs Offered: M A in Archaeology / Linguistics, P G Diploma in Archaeology, Ph D in Archaeology, Ph D in Linguistics.

Pune's Deccan College Post Graduate Research Institute holds the honour of being one of the most long-established institutions in the history of India's modern education. For a certain period, the Deccan College functioned as an undergraduate and post graduate centre under the Bombay Government. Keeping in line with the British General Lord Elphinstone's demand for western education to be imparted during his time, the Deccan College functioned as a centre for western education only.

Due to lack of funds, the college was closed in the year 1934 but made a comeback after five years. This time it emerged as a post graduate and research institute to encourage advanced learning in Indology and Social Sciences. Today, Deccan College is one of the most widely-recognised institutes of the Pune University, equipped with four remarkably successful departments namely the Archaeology, Linguistics, History and the Sociology-Anthropology Departments.

Among several facilities available in the campus the most important treasure trove is its library. The institute's library has more than 150,000 books, 12,000 rare manuscripts and complete collections of about 150 old and current prestigious journals. These are useful to both the faculty and students of the Institute and to research workers of many other institutions in the country.


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Deccan College staff to get Sixth Pay Commission benefits

Pune The staff at Deccan College and Post Graduate Research Institute, a deemed university, is set to reap the benefits of the Sixth Pay Commission with retrospective effect from January 1, 2006. A government resolution to this effect was issued on April 21 and the revised benefits will cover 53 sanctioned teaching posts at the college. It has been a long wait and finally the benefits have been granted by the government and the procedure will soon be initiated, 0said college director VP Bhatta.

Of the 53 posts covered under the new benefits, 10 are in the rank of professors/editors and joint editors, while 17 posts are of readers/associate professors and 25 lecturers/deputy editors/research associates. One post is that of college librarian.

Deccan College, initially established as Hindoo College in 1821, is recognised for its work in the field of archaeology, linguistics, Sanskrit and lexicography. It offers MA and Ph.D courses. The benefits of the Fifth Pay Commission were doled out after 10 years, said Bhatta. According to the GR, the director of higher education has to initiate process with the University Grants Commission to secure 80 per cent of the total arrears on account of the Sixth Pay for the period between January 1, 2006 and March 31, 2010.

Diwali gift for Deccan College

Pune: State minister for higher and technical education, Rajesh Tope, announced on Sunday that he would request the Centre to relax the recruitment rules for filling up vacancies in the various departments of Deccan College. Tope was speaking at the inauguration of the colleges convocation hall in the city.

The institutes director, GB Deglurkar, told me that it is suffering from a severe staff crunch as many posts are lying vacant. Due to the strict recruitment rules and unavailability of candidates belonging to the backward category, the college is facing difficulty in filling up these posts. Thus, I would personally talk to the Centre to relax the rules so that the vacancies can be filled up soon, he said.He also announced special financial aid for the institute to upgrade its laboratories.

Pune municipal commissioner, Mahesh Pathak, said that the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) would be issuing a commercial transfer of development rights (TDR) in lieu of the land the civic body had acquired for road widening in that area.
We will also build a special multi-purpose hall for the college soon, he said.

Pathak, while lauding the work of the premiere institute, also sought its cooperation in the preservation of the 250-odd heritage sites in the city.

A civilisation as old as Indus valley?

Mumbai: Did the coastline of the Konkan, from Shrivardhan in Raigad to Vengurla in Sindhudurg, have human habitation around 8,000 years ago? Did that population have well-developed engineering skills? Was there a unique Konkan culture in existence in 6,000 BC ? The latest discovery in the field of archaeology, below the sea waters of Konkan coast, could answer these questions with a big resounding Yes!
In what could turn out to be a major discovery, researchers have found a wall-like structure, which is 24km long, 2.7m in height, and around 2.5m in width. The structure shows uniformity in construction. The structure is not continuous from Shrivardhan to Raigad, but it is uniform. It has been found 3m below the present sea level. Considering the uniformity of the structure, it is obvious that the structure is man-made, said Dr Ashok Marathe, department of archaeology, Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute, Pune.

This joint expedition carried out by Deccan College, Pune and Department of Science and Technology, Central Government, has been in progress since 2005. We were actually studying the impacts of tsunami and earthquake on western coast when we first found this structure in Valneshwar, said Marathe.

However, the age of the structure was decided on the basis of sea level mapping. There have been exhaustive studies about the sea water coming inside the land. Based on the calculations, experts from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) pegged the age of the wall at around 6,000 BC, Marathe informed.
The discovery has raised a number of questions, such as how these huge stones were brought to the shore? What was the purpose behind building this wall? If the date of the wall is accurate, then is it the same age as the Indus civilisation? Why have none of the researchers till date, found or made any mention of this civilisation? Marathe, who will be retiring in July 2011, has asked more people to try to find answers to these questions.

In the wake of power projects coming up on Konkans coastline and the growing discontent, this discovery could prove vital. Marathe, though, displays little faith in the government.

Researcher discovers five forts of 15th and 16th century

Pune: It was while going through some Google images for research when city-based researcher Sachin Joshi noticed some wall-like structures at sites, which were not known to have forts. Thus began a journey to discover not one or two, but five unknown forts of the 15th and 16th century.

He is also credited for mapping the forts with the help of global positioning system (GPS) and Google Earth for the first time. His two books — Raigad Jilhyache Durgavaibhav and Ratnagiri Jihyache Durgajignyasa — are based on the forts in Raigad and Ratnagiri districts respectively, which were released recently.

Joshi, who works as a research assistant at Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute, has discovered two forts of Chhatrapati Shivaji among the five. Panhalghar in Mangaon taluka of Raigad district and Mohangad, near Bhor in Pune district were among the undiscovered forts of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

While I was looking at the Google images of Raigad district during my research in 2006, I saw something like a fortification wall. But I was surprised because as per my knowledge there was no known fort on that spot. I therefore embarked on a journey to look out at what that structure was, said Joshi.

He then went to a nearby village and found that the villagers had seen tank-like structures there. When he visited the place he saw the tanks and also the wall.

The villagers who grazed their cattle in the area had covered the tanks with sand because their cattle often fell in the tank. But archeological features like the stone carved tanks and the fortification wall, the typical structures of a fort, were evidence of a fort being there all these years, said Joshi.

Generally, forts were named after the villages, near which they were situated, so Joshi christened it as Panhalghar. This is one of the nine important forts around Raigad from where Chhatrapati Shivaji ruled his kingdom.

These forts around the capital aimed at keeping the enemy at bay, said Joshi. He later went on to discover Mohangad in Pune district in 2009, situated on the border of Pune and Raigad district. This fort was only on papers until Joshi traced its exact location and went to Varanda ghats on Pune-Mahad route to find it. Its about 30 km from Bhor near Pune.

In one of his letters to Maratha warrior Baji Prabhu Deshpande, Chhatrapati Shivaji has mentioned the fort. But no one knew where the fort exactly was. I traced it through the location that was mentioned in the documents, state Joshi. The other three forts Manikdurga and Navate in Chiplun and Kasardurg in Guhagar are some of the other important forts in Konkan, which Joshi found in 2010.

These forts belong to the Vijaynagar empire. The art work on the remnants of the fort proves this. We traced the period of all the discovered forts through archeological evidences like the tanks, wall, coins and pottery that were discovered in the forts, stated Joshi adding that the documentation of all these forts was essential for conservation purpose.

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