Savitribai Phule Pune University is one of the finest and most popular educational centres in the city. It offers excellent programs in various areas including Science, Commerce, Arts, Languages and Management Studies. It was established on 10th February 1949 under the Poona University Act. The university houses 46 academic departments. It is popularly known as the 'Oxford of the East'. It has about 307 recognized research institutes and 612 affiliated colleges offering graduate and under-graduate courses.
The availability of various energy resources and in house capability to use it in the appropriate manner for productive development of a nation is the key factor in the economic growth of the country. Keeping this long term need in mind and with the vision of then university leadership, Savitribai Phule Pune University has established School of Energy Studies in 1978 to cater the need of training manpower, to undertake research and development programs and extension activities related to conventional and renewable energy sources.
The School of Energy Studies was established under the flag ship of University of Pune, to promote interdisciplinary research, development and teaching activities in the field of energy and renewable energy sources. The major objective of this effort was to bring and to bear, the expertise and facilities that are available in the various science departments on the university campus, for purpose of teaching and solving some of the frontline problems, both of basic and applied nature.