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H.V. Desai College of Arts, Science and Commerce College

Address: 596, Budhwar Peth, Behind Shaniwar Wada, Near Sakal Office, Pune, Maharashtra, 411002


H V Desai College of Arts Science and Commerce was established in the year 1984. It is an institution of The Poona Gujarati Kelavani Mandal of Pune. The institution started with the aim of providing education through the medium of mother tongue to the Gujarati students residing in Pune, but today is caters to the all the communities in Pune. The college offers Arts, Science and Commerce courses at the PUC level, along with BA, B.Com, B.Sc, BCA and BBA courses at the Undergraduate level. The college offers Postgraduate courses in M.Com and MCA. The courses of the college are affiliated to the University of Pune.

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H.V. Desai College of Arts, Science and Commerce College Details

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to the Arts, science and Commerce courses at the PUC level a candidate should have passed SSC or its equivalent from any recognised board.

In order to be eligible to the Undergraduate courses a candidate should have passed 10+2 or its equivalent from any recognised board.

In order to be eligible to the Post graduate courses a candidate should be a graduate from any recognised University.

Admission Procedure

The application forms for the desired course will be issued in the college itself and the candidate can obtained it   by paying DD of the specified amount and submitting all the documents required by the college.

Candidates can download the application forms from the official website of the college.

  • Admission to the courses is done through an entrance test developed by the institution.
  • Common entrance test conducted by  University/Government.
  • Entrance test and interview.
  • Merit at the previous qualifying examination.

Facilities and Infrastructure

The college is located in the heart of Pune city in close proximity to the business and old town residential area. Additionally, the location of the college is not too far away from one of the main bus stations and two railway stations.

The college has an excellent Infrastructure with a multi storied spacious campus.

The college library is housed in a separate building fully equipped with relevant and adequate reference materials. A separate comfortable reading hall for the students and a home issuing facility of books is available.

A well equipped Gymkhana is supported with facilities for various games. The students have participated in college level, University level, district and state level competitions in weight lifting, Judo, Taekwondo, etc.

The College laboratories are spacious and well equipped. Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Botany and Zoology laboratories need to be mentioned. A separate Commerce laboratory and a Language Laboratory is also present

Computer Centre and a well equipped computer laboratory with 50 computers are available to the students of Journalism section are present.

Shantaben Hall, Audio Visual Hall cum Commerce Lab, J.P.Trivedi Open Theatre , Parking, Canteen, are also available for the students.

Life @ H V Desai

The College has a ‘Soft Skill Development Cell’. The cell enables the students to learn soft skills as well as the skills required by the corporate, which makes them employable in a better way.

The College organizes a Ten-day lecture series every year named ‘AnandVyakhanmala’. Eminent entrepreneurs are invited as the resource persons. These personalities guide the students about various industries and the special skill required to seek placement in these industries.

The College invites various Companies to conduct placement drives. Organizations like ICICI, Tata Servizol, Sharekhan Industries Ltd., Wipro have conducted their camps in the College. Aroud 100 students are selected by these Companies in last five years.

The College has established ‘Entrepreneurship Cell in association with ‘National Entrepreneur Network’ (NEN). The Cell conducts various activities to inculcate entrepreneurial skills among the students. These activities include :

The College conducts entrepreneurship week every year. Visits of successful entrepreneurs are arranged, where the students can freely interact with these entrepreneurs to know various skills.

Students are encouraged to prepare posters on various themes related to entrepreneurship. These posters are displayed in exhibitions.

Students are deputed to participate in various entrepreneurship development seminars/ workshops organized by different institutions.

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sanjeeb published on Aug 03, 2012, 01.12pm IST

Good college with nice infrastructure. Good Academic activities


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