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About Vidya Pratishthan

Vidya Pratishthan's Arts, Science and Commerce College (VPASCC) was established in June 1994 with the premier aim of imparting quality education to deserving rural students. It is situated at Vidyanagari, a picturesque educational campus sprawling 156 acres of land, 5 km away from Baramati in Pune District. Once a desolate outback of Baramati, it has transformed into a thriving educational institution of international repute.

The college, which started with a meager strength of 150 students, now nurtures the ambitions of more than 4500 students. The college provides higher secondary and graduate level education in three faculties, Arts, Science and Commerce coupled with post-graduate courses in Computer Science and Biotechnology and is permanently affiliated to the University of Pune and is registered under 2(f) and 12 (b) of the UGC Act (1956).

A highly motivated staff taking tireless efforts in pursuit of perfection in their field of expertise is the distinguishing character of the college.

The accomplished faculty of the college contributes to the identity of the college as a student-centred place of learning and creative inquiry. A special thrust is laid upon overall personality of the student through well-organised social, cultural and co-curricular activities and well-planned industrial interactions.

The commitment and sincere efforts of the college led it towards one of its most important achievements : BEST COLLEGE under University of Pune (2002 - 2003)and NAAC accreditation with 'A' grade twice (2003 & 2011).

VSBT

Vidya Pratishtan's School of Biotechnogy (VSBT) is a research organization situated in Baramati, 100 km away from Pune. Amongst all institutes and colleges which are imparting education in Biotechnology, VSBT emerges as the Sixth Best Institute in the country in private sector. (Source: Biospectrum, Aug. 2012). VSBT in Collaboration with Arts, science and Commerce College received fundling from DBT(Department of Biotechnology) Govt. of India under Star College Scheme 2009 onwards.

VSBt ,the team took pioneering effort for University of Pune to initiate on the development of Biotechnology course degree course in 2001 then Graduate and Master Degree in 2002 and 2005 respectively. The Center is now recognized for Ph.D. programmes .The School has also initiated the B.Sc. degree course in Agriculture Biotechnology affiliated to Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri in 2009.

Teaching and Learning method at VSBT includes activity based , direct instruction , thinking skills, inquiry and research models is an effective resource for teachers and students focusing on improved academic achievement and striving to meet new academic standards. These methods are applied in positive, supportive environments where there is recognition of the emotion, social and physical need of students and where individual strengths are recognized,nutured ,and developed. Scientists and the staff themselves have become in-house exports in biotechnology related practices which they share with their colleagues .

The students are placed in well known industries and govt. recognized research institute. Students have excelled in most of the competitive exam with track record of 60% every year. 10 students featured in country's top 100 list.

Students at VSBT are recipient of Tata fellowship through PICC with an average of 8 students qualifying for the last 7 years,KVPY,IISc,'Avishkar' at UOP and State level student research projects presentations.

VSBT has developed strong and mutually beneficial National And International collaborations with Institutes and Industry through its full fledge operational Analytical Laboratories with a state-of-art infrastructure and instrumentation.

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Recognized research institute by Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Ranked in the top 10 Biotech Institute (Biospectrum magazine survey 2013).

'Star College' status of DBT,Govt.of India.

Strong and mutually beneficial National/International Institutes and Industry interactions.

Strong and mutually beneficial National/International Institutes and Industry interactions.

Campus

Amenities

Hostels :
The College has five hostels, three for boys and two for girls. The hostel capacity for Boys Hostels is 750 and that of Girls Hostels is 1100. Rooms in the hostel -
Boys Hostels - 46 + 92 + 54 (3 seats /room)
Girls Hostels - 102 + 102 + 60 flats (4 seats /room)


Gymnasium :
A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. The Institution firmly believes in the physical development of its students along with their academic growth. To cater to the needs for development of a healthy body, the Institution has an 11 - acre big playground, which has 2 volleyball courts, a basketball court, a kho-kho ground, an eight-lane running track and a football ground. The Institution also has separate gymnasium for boys and girls, each having 2 badminton courts, changing rooms with lockers, Yogasana Hall and Fitness Centers with international quality equipments.