Student Council

विदयार्थी विकास मंडळ


The Students Development Department (SDO) looks after the protection of rights and supervises the Development activities of the students of gradate post-graduate to conducted each affiliated college. SDO promotes and co-ordinates the different students’ activities for better corporate life. This department tries to nurture students’ mental, physical, cultural growth with various activities to improve their overall personality development and to make them civilized Indian citizens to compete in the globalized world.


We established following committee to given entire information regarding students like exam varies schemes, computation, workshops, seminars, youth festival etc. Provide to students.

Advisory Committee

Sr. No. Name of Committee Members Designation Members of Committee
1 Dr. Dhanesh.D.Kalal Chairman Principal
2 Dr. Deepti Deshpande Member Institutional Representative
3 Dr. Dilip G.Belgaonkar Member (Teachers Representative)
4 Dr. Manjusha Kulkarni Member (Ladies Teacher Representative )
5 Shri Ramesh Auti Member Social worker
6 Mr. Sudhakar J. Borase Secretary Student Development Officer
7 Mr. Naresh U. Patil Member Student Council
8 Dr. Sunil Joshi Member Cultural Head
9 Mr. Shashikant S. Khemnar Member NSS Co-ordinator
10 Mr. Vijay Sukate Member NCC
11 Mr. Arun Tajanpure Member Non Teaching Representative

The Board of Students’ Development undertakes the following prominent activities:

  • Annual College Magazine Competition
  • Annual Prize Distribution
  • Anti-ragging Cell
  • ‘Chetana’ (Students’ Bulletin)
  • Disaster Management Cell
  • Dr P C Alexander Inter University Marathi/ English Elocution Competition
  • Fearless Girls Campaign (‘Nirbhay Kanya Abhiyan’)
  • Felicitation of NCC Cadets
  • Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil ‘Earn and Learn Scheme’
  • Moot Court Competition
  • NCC Felicitation Ceremony
  • Personality Development Scheme
  • Placement Centre
  • Samarth Bharat Abhiyan
  • Soft Skills Programme
  • Special Guidance Scheme
  • Student-related Seminar/Conferences/Workshops/ Lecture Series/Camps etc.
  • Students’ Safety Insurance Scheme
  • Students Aid Fund
  • Students’ Council
  • Youth Festivals


The University is also a training ground for students to develop skills of good governance. Hence these elections are organized to help them practice these skills and learn the skill of representation. As per the Maharashtra Universities Act, (M.U.A.) 1994 section 40, Students’ Council is to he established every year during the first term. The name of the said student is then to be communicated to the Director, Board of Students’ Development immediately on the date specified.

WORKSHOPFORUNIVERSITYREPRESENTATIVES: Workshop for University Representatives Training is an important aspect of good governance and this is done through these orientation workshops. Fighting elections and winning them is one part but what is more important is how to deliver after one gets elected. How to work together as well as implement promises made and help improve the University administration. After all elections and nominations for the University representatives and University Students Council are over a two-day workshop for the representatives is arranged at the district level. If any college from a district is unable to arrange this workshop, the Director, Board of Students’ Development will nominate a college to undertake this program. All expenses in respect of the workshop is borne by the University but all traveling expenses to attend this workshop of college / institute, University representatives is to be borne by the concerned college / institute.


The main objective of the scheme is to develop a student as a multifaceted personality with academic excellence and a commitment to an egalitarian society. India lives in her villages and to bridge the gap between rural Bharat and urban India, this scheme is basically undertaken for the benefit of students coming from the rural areas, who are economically backward, intelligent, and meritorious but cannot afford higher education, needy and financially hard pressed. It inculcates in the student the idea that no work is big or small and develops a work culture with the right aptitude.

Under this scheme those students who are interested in joining are to fill the necessary application form, which is then scrutinized by an appropriate committee. The list of students who have been finally enrolled in the scheme are to be sent to the Director, Board of Students’ Development on or before 15th September every year, subject to the condition that the College / Institution has been given permission to undertake the scheme. The students enrolled under the scheme are given the following types of work namely-That increase their skills in areas of their study, office work, technical work and field work. However when the distribution of work is given it is seen that all students get equal opportunity to get all different kinds of work and that each student gets eighty percent of technical work and twenty percent of fieldwork. Office work includes working at the Library or any other office of the institute. Knowledge of computers, office machines such as photocopying etc. or even working at a telephone booth, while field work includes working in the garden, looking after newly planted trees, play grounds, cleanliness of the campus etc. Each student is expected to work for three hours daily. Students working under this scheme are paid an honorarium of Rs.45 per hour as per the revised rates effective November 2015. Payment is made as per the attendance sheet, which is to be maintained by the institute/college/university. The students are requested to open a bank account at their respective places and cheques make payments. At the end of the year the respective institute/college is requested to submit the annual accounts for the scheme when the central audit scheme is undertaken. Expenditure shall be paid by the University 90% And College 10 . The ceiling of payment to the Colleges/ institutions shall depend upon the enrollment of students.


The basic objective of this scheme is to help those students who are deprived of the latest knowledge of the subject they undertake at the first year level. Secondly, to inculcate the urge to educate one self, and that education liberates one internally as well as externally. Thirdly, to offer guidance to students in their career choices and the relevant subjects to be pursued by them to attain their best potential. The enrollment under this scheme is basically for students who are economically, financially backward and also to the reserved category students. There is no limit on the number of students who can be enrolled under this scheme.

Financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 9,000/- only is given to the concerned college which undertakes this scheme. Any lecturer who is invited to deliver lecturers in this scheme is given an honorarium of Rs. 300/- per lecture. Students have to apply in the prescribed form for joining this scheme. The colleges / institutes have to take prior permission from the Director, Board of Students’ Development to undertake this scheme and that the said proposal from college / institute of the scheme be forwarded to the Director, Board of Students’ Development on or before 15th September every year for approval. At the end of the year the respective college / institute has to submit all necessary papers / documents at the time of central audit after which the necessary payments are made


This is a scheme introduced by the University to develop the confidence and personality of a lady student who comes from the rural areas and are deprived sections of society. But from 2015 this scheme run by all students .The main objective of this scheme is to develop a critical mind, self-confidence and a commitment to society. The students are given training in health, law, and social activities. They are also given training in self-employment and all possible other activities that enhance her social confidence. This scheme is open to all regular students from all the affiliated colleges / institutes. Funds for organizing these activities are provided by the University.


This is a scheme introduced by the University to develop the confidence and personality of a lady student who comes from the rural areas and are deprived sections of society. The marginalization and deprivation is double if you are a woman and from the backward or scheduled castes. The main objective of this scheme is to develop a critical mind, self-confidence and a commitment to society. The lady students are given training in health, law, and social activities. They are also given training in self-employment and all possible other activities that enhance her social confidence. This scheme is open to all regular lady students from all the affiliated colleges / institutes. Funds for organizing these activities are provided by the University. Out of the 6 lakhs students enrolled for different courses at the University there are over 1.5 lakh lady students out of which a majority of them come from rural based background. These student have to travel daily by bus or other means of transport to attend their respective college / institutes. It is very likely that these lady students during their travel may experience all sorts of atrocities in a challenging environment, which prevails today. In order to make them face the prevailing situation and develop self-confidence to face courageously these situations the scheme has been introduced. All colleges / institutes interested in organizing this activity are to apply to the Director,




Youth Festival:

There are two Youth Festival Programs for which the university sends its team. These are activities at the state and national levels. Ultimately these give our students an opportunity to understand the different parts of Maharashtra as well as the country. It is an opportunity for the students of Pune University to test their accomplishments at state as well as national levels. This gives them the exposure and is celebration of cultural diversity and difference, a unity in diversity. The Board of Students Development take special care and interest that the students of the University /colleges/ institutes participate in these festivals with great zest. The activities are given below: –

A. Indradhanushya ‘Indradhanushya’ is a state level youth festival that has been initiated at the behest of the Chancellor of the university. At this youth festival students interested and those who are talented in cultural activities like music, drama, elocution, dance, fine arts etc. are selected. The University sends a circular to all affiliated colleges/ institutes and then selection trials are held and a university team is selected keeping in mind the total number of participants who could be sent for the same. All funding in respect of the above is made from the university funds.

B. All India Inter University Youth Festival The above is organized at par with the above activity Indradhanushya. The only difference is that this being a national level competition initially zonal competition is conducted. Pune University has been grouped in the West Zone group. Winners at this competition are sent for the final inter zonal competition. All students who are winner / runners up or have got special mention are then felicitated by the university at the annual prize day. The university provides funds for the same.

Moot Court Competitions: The University has under its umbrella some of the top national law colleges. To inculcate the confidence and a sense of participation amongst the students of Law a yearly Moot Court Competition for them is organized by the Board of Students’ Development in collaboration with the Department of Law, University of Pune. The above competition is known as the “Late Justice P.B. Gajendragadkar Moot Court Competition”

Annual magazine competition: To promote the art and habit of writing among the students, an annual magazine competition is organized by the Board of Students’ Development. This helps students to learn the art of writing, editing, publishing a magazine. All colleges / institutes are requested to send copies of the annual magazine published by them to the Director Board of Students ‘ Development who in turn submits them to a panel of experts which is appointed by the Vice Chancellor to judge these magazines and award them positions. Prizes at the University level as well as District level are awarded to the selected magazine and the Principals are expected to be present to receive them at the Annual Prize Day organized by the Board of Students’ Development. The university gives funds for the same. At the end of the academic year an annual prize distribution function is held where-in students / colleges / institutes who have excelled in various activities conducted by the Board of Students’ Development are felicitated at the hands of the Hon. Vice chancellor. This is a way to recognize talent, hard work and innovation.

Dr. P. C. Alexander Marathi Elocution Competition: The objective of the debate at University and National level is to strengthen youth skills and capacity to enhance their awareness and generate better understanding among youth in the field of population, development and environment. B. All India Debate Competition organized by the Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development, New Delhi. C. Students Safety Insurance Scheme In addition to the above students safety insurance scheme, a scheme known as “Unforeseen Calamity Scheme” has been introduced by the University in which a students who needs immediate financial help in case of any sort of mishap should contact the Principal, Director or Head who in turn informs the Director, Board of Students’ Development about the incidence and the financial assistance required. The Director, Board of Students’ Development after receiving the same arranges for immediate payment of the approved amount.

Samarth Bharat Abhiyan To fulfill the dream expressed by the President of India His Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam a massive movement to involve the entire student community in a constructive manner in nation building activities. The University of Pune has undertaken this. This is to make the University socially responsive to society ‘s problems and not be just a white collared ivory tower. It is this vital linkage that is being re -connected. It is this, that will ignite the minds of the students of India. Knowledge needs a social purpose and it is this dimension that this program hopes to implement.