Pune’s Pimpri Chinchwad University Offers Scholarships for Meritorious Students from West Bengal

Pimpri Chinchwad University (PCU) in Pune has started its journey under Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust (PCET), a pioneer of educational excellence for the past 33 years. Under the guidance of PCET’s Executive Director Dr. Girish Desai, the university is dedicated to delivering cutting-edge, quality education, merging traditional and vocational approaches, at its state-of-the-art campus in Sate, Vadgaon Maval.
Dr. Girish Desai, emphasized, “Our mission prioritizes furnishing students with a comprehensive education, placing significant emphasis on vocational training and skill enhancement in addition to conventional academic pursuits. Pimpri Chinchwad University is positioned to emerge as a pinnacle of excellence across various disciplines.”

Since its establishment in 1990, the Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust (PCET) has been a stalwart in fostering excellence. PCET’s legacy of 33 years speaks for itself in the form of excellent achievements achieved over the years. Our commitment at PCET is to kindle the flame of learning in every student. Spanning three campuses in Nigdi, Ravet, and Sate, our 11 institutes have earned a distinguished reputation, nurturing the lives of over 50,000 students. Notable among these institutes are the Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE), Pune Business School (PBS), and S.B. Patil College of Architecture & Design, widely recognized as some of the most sought-after educational institutions in the country.

With the PCET Centralized Placement Cell, PCET has been able to place 31,000+ students in various MNCs.
The introduction of Pimpri Chinchwad University, a landmark endeavour for PCET, signifies our ambitious goal to mould students into pioneers of the future. Nestled on a sprawling 30-acre campus in the vibrant Pune Metropolitan Area, our university is poised to feature cutting-edge infrastructure designed to inspire both students and educators. Surrounded by industry giants such as General Motors, JCB, Infosys, and others, our students will be immersed in unparalleled opportunities to engage with the corporate world, gaining invaluable real-world experience.

On January 16, 2023, the Government of Maharashtra granted official permission, and the university commenced operations on May 6, 2023. Pimpri Chinchwad University (PCU) is dedicated to cultivating students within a research and innovation-focused academic environment, placing a strong emphasis on practical learning to foster comprehensive skill development among the student body. For PCU’s first year i.e. AY 2023-2024, a total of 92,710 leads were generated, with 10,668 applications received, out of which 4,251 were paid applications, resulting in 1,113 admissions.PCU has collaborations with more than 11 international universities and has signed 34 MoUs with different organizations.
During a visit by media representatives to the newly established Pimpri Chinchwad University, Chancellor Shri Harshvardhan Patil engaged with attendees alongside PCET trustees Shri. Dnyaneshwar P. Landge (Chairman, PCET), Smt. Padma M. Bhosale (Vice-Chairperson, PCET), Shri. Shantaram D. Garade (Treasurer, PCET), and Shri. Vitthal S. Kalbhor (Secretary, PCET) and PCU’s in-charge Vice-Chancellor Dr. Manimala Puri, and Executive Director Dr. Girish Desai.

PCU offers a diverse range of courses, including Computer Science, AI & ML, Mass Media & Journalism, Digital Film Making, Law, Design, Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical, and Liberal Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences. Additionally, the institution provides specialized programs such as MBA International, SAP Certification, Dual Specialization, and PhD programs across various disciplines.

Key Highlights:
1. Scholarship Opportunities: PCU stands committed to delivering excellence by providing various scholarship opportunities tailored to recognize and uplift meritorious individuals from West Bengal with special admission quotas. Our program extends a helping hand to promising students facing financial constraints, including those hailing from the culturally rich and diverse regions of West Bengal and the Northeast. Recognizing the unique challenges and talents of these areas, we are dedicated to providing meaningful support to ensure their academic success and empowerment. Additionally, we ensure equitable access for students under special quota schemes, affirming our dedication to inclusivity and the harnessing of diverse talents.
2. Legacy and Growth: The sapling planted by SB Patil, a former Member of Parliament, has flourished into a banyan tree, symbolizing the growth and success of PCET’s educational institutions.
3. Campus Placements: PCET is renowned for its disciplined educational environment and boasts the best campus placements in the state. The institution emphasizes research, holding about 2500 copyrights and 500 patents, as recognized by the ‘Limca Book of Records.’
4. International Recognition: PCU has gained an international reputation through educational MoUs with 23 universities worldwide, reinforcing its commitment to quality education and global partnerships.
5. Central Government Recognition: PCET was honored by the Central Government as the ‘Best Campus’ in the country, reflecting its dedication to holistic student development.
6. Board of Directors’ Commitment: The Board of Directors, led by PCET President Dnyananeshwar Landge and Chancellor Harshvardhan Patil, is committed to elevating the standard of education.
7. Alumni Success: Over 55,200 students educated by PCET are now holding positions in reputed multinational companies, showcasing the impact of quality education.
PCU boasts well-equipped facilities, including digital classrooms, Wi-Fi campus, state-of-the-art laboratories, and international collaborations, setting the stage for a transformative educational journey.