Deccan College Post Graduate & Research Institute, Pune

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Deccan College Post Graduate & Research Institute, Pune (now a Deemed University) was stoned as an institution to impart courses on Archeology, Linguistics, History, Sociology and Anthropology on October 6, 1821 by Lord Elphinstone.

Various courses are offered at Deccan College Post Graduate Research Institute such as:

Master of Art

Master of Arts (MA) in the following subjects:

  • Ancient Indian History
  • Culture
  • Archeology-The Department of Archeology boasts of faculties in disciplines of:
    1. Geomorphology
    2. Archeozoology
    3. Paleobotany
    4. Palynology
    5. Archeological Chemistry
    6. Biological Anthropology
  • Linguistics-Department of Linguistics


The Department emphasizes on the 4 language families predominant in India as mentioned below:

  • Indo Aryan

  • Tibeto Burman

  • Austro Asiatic

  • Dravidian

Research Activities

Extensive research activities are carried out in the following topics:

  • Descriptive Linguistics

  • Sociolinguistics

  • Applied Linguistics

  • Lexicography


The institute boasts of a colossal library with 12, 000 rare manuscripts and 1, 50, 000 books which are precious for research work.

The Institute has two museums also:

  • Museum of the Department of Archeology which boasts of a rare collection of materials on numismatics, epigraphy, ethno archeology, medieval archeology.

  • Maratha History Museum

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