Pune’s Fergusson College wins heritage status of UGC [ Current Affairs ]

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Prestigious Fergusson College of Pune has been accorded the special heritage status by the University Grants Commission (UGC). UGC (University Grants Commission) will provide financial assistance for its upkeep. Now the college is among the 19 institutions in the country to get the heritage status.

  1. Fergusson College was established in 1885. Earlier this college name was James Fergusson, the then Governor of Bombay Presidency from April 1880 to March 1885.
  2. Freedom fighters Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, R.G. Bhandarkar, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar and M.G. Ranade were main person behind establishing this college.
  3. This college campus has spread about 65-acre and has buildings of Gothic architecture. Since its formation, it has been regarded as a landmark educational institution in Maharashtra.
  4. The alumni of college include numerous eminent personalities including two Prime Ministers (PV Narasimha Rao and Vishwanath Pratap Singh), theatre and film artists and writers.

- Published on: July 10, 2015