Fergusson College, Pune

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  • Estd. Year: 1885
  • Campus Size: 65 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 154
  • Total Students Enrollment: 13063

About College

The Fergusson College in Pune, is one of the oldest degree colleges in the whole of India. It was established way back in the year 1885. The college is named after Sir James Fergusson, who was the Governor of Bombay. He contributed a lot towards education in western India, and even funded a substantial portion for the time. Since the year 1948, this college has been affiliated to the University of Pune, also in Maharashtra. This affiliation, ensures its approval from the UGC (University Grants Commission). The Fergusson College is also accredited by the NAAC (National Assessments and Accreditation Council), earning an A grade rating in it. A separate IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) has been created to this end, to ensure that all the terms of the NAAC are complied with. An AQAR (Annual Quality Assurance Report) gets generated to quantify the results.

The size of this campus extends for over sixty- five acres of land. The college is run by the DES which stands for Deccan Education Society, which was founded, way back in the 19th century, 1884 to be precise. The greatest of revolutionaries such as Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, Vishnushastri Chiplunkar, Mahadeo Ballal Namjoshi and Vamanrao Apte have been members of the DES. The college has always believed in providing benefits to the broader society. The students here have likewise been instilled with such value. And that is why the students of this college have been active participants in government schemes such as the NSS (National Service Scheme) and the NCC (National Cadet Corps). 

The Pune- based Fergusson College runs courses at both the UG as well as PG levels for students of arts and the sciences. At the undergrad level, a BA may be pursued in the areas of- History, Geography, French, German, Hindi, Sociology, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Political Science, Economics, English, Marathi and in Psychology. Likewise, at the master’s level, an MA may be taken up for the options of- Economics, English, Marathi and for Psychology. For those enrolled at science, the graduation level provides BSc. programmes for the areas of- Animation, Computer Science, Bio Technology, Electronic Science, Physics, Zoology, Statistics, Environmental Science, Micro Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, and in Mathematics. At the master’s stage, almost all these options exist. In addition, there are the added options for Organic Chemistry and for Computer Applications. 

Some special post- grad programmes are also organized, which may be taken up over three years. Under this, an MSc. may be completed In Industrial Mathematics Computer Applications (IMCA). There are also the options for a few vocational training courses here. These are in line with the skill development schemes at the national and state levels. One of them is the B. Voc. in Media and Communication. This is provided by the NSQF (National Skill Qualification Framework) mission, managed by the UGC and the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). Similarly, some BSc. courses are also run under such vocational training schemes. One is in Physics with special attention to Photography and Audio- visual Production. Another is in Electronic Science, where the main focus is on Electronic Equipment Maintenance. One may also opt for a BSc. in either Botany, Chemistry or Zoology with emphasis on Bio Technology. 

In addition, several certificate programmes are on offer here. These may be taken up by the enrolled students as add- on courses, or by some external ones as well. They are primarily meant for working professionals, seeking a skill upgrade. Certifications can be undertaken here for the areas of- Photography, Women Development, Counselling Psychology, Spanish Language, German Language and in American Studies. Research is also a key part of the Fergusson College. For this, there are specific research centres dedicated to the fields of- Electronic Science, Environmental Science, Zoology, Botany, English and for Physics. Several research publications have also originated from this campus, both from the science as well as arts stream. The Department of Computer Science, in addition publishes its own magazine titled the Alphabit. The other publications here are the Madhyam, Quiver and Kaleidoscope. 

The Fergusson College has also attained excellent rankings across the platforms. The NIRF (National Institutional Rankings Framework) has placed this college at rank 19th all India within the category of colleges for the year 2018. It has also been deemed as a Star College by the DST (Department of Science and Technology). All has in turn helped prop up the placements in the college. Some of the key recruiters in recent seasons have been the likes of- Infosys, Wipro, Siemens, IBM, Avaya, Vertex, BMC Software, Nvidia, Syntel, DE Shaw & Co., Cognizant, Symantec, Capgemini, Patni, KPIT Cummins, John Deere, Google, Quick Heal, Tata Technologies and many more. 

The rich alumni list of the Fergusson College deserves a special mention. The college even counts two former Prime Ministers of India, within its alumni- Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao and Shri V.P. Singh. Some other luminaries in different fields include the likes of- Radhika Apte, Veer Savarkar, Pooja Batra, Madhav Gadgil, Smita Patil, Prahlad Kakkar, Kiran Nagarkar, Sai Paranjpye, Irawati Karve, Suresh Kalmadi, Stephie D’Souza and Sonali Kulkarni, besides several others. 

Ranking / Rating

This College is accredited by NAAC A (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) validity is 14 Nov 2022 and the score is 3.62 .

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UG [3 Years Program(s)]

Median Package 4 Lakhs

PG [2 Years Program(s)]

Median Package 5 Lakhs
*Source: Data were taken from Official government bodies like NIRF.


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  • Auditorium Auditorium
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Student Reviews

4.28/5 8 Reviews

Best In It's Class.

Posted on 10 Jan' 17 by Prashant
Batch of Jan. 1, 2018 | B.Sc Computer Science Self Financed
Hi, My Name is Prashant Phadtare (SY BSc Comp Sci). My College has everything that is needed for great graduates Production. Take it un any aspect, like Infrastructure, Education, Faculty, Educational environment, Library etc. Our Main Building, Amphitheatre and Library, these three are national heritage. You can imagine the class. No less than bunch of Forts. I'm having great time in this college.
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Masters done right

Posted on 01 Sep' 16 by snigdha gupta (snigger)
Batch of Jan. 1, 2016 | MA Marathi
Fergusson is known for its age old architecture and humongous campus, it is very different from the cemented four walls of the present-day colleges. The faculty for psychology is great. Though the college lacks exposure to the students in terms of practical knowledge and the placement cell is not very active and responsive.
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Best time of my life

Posted on 15 Feb' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2015 | BA
Fergusson college, one of the top colleges for arts and science in India was established during British rule (1885). The college provides the excellent platform to all its students academically as well as in co-curricular activities. The college provides the hostel for both boys and girls. The faculties encourage the students to participate in every activities and the lectures are interactive which enables the students to grab knowledge not just from the books about also the day to day life. The college has a placement cell which is very active. Fergusson is very student friendly and the huge campus is very green and provide a calm and cool atmosphere to the students. The college received an autonomous position in the year 2015.
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Very good for Psychology.

Posted on 24 Oct' 15 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2015 | BA
The college is located at the heart of Pune city. The campus is historically beautiful. Faculty is vastly experienced and helpful. Overall the atmosphere of the college is very relaxed and this is one the best college to do your graduation from. As far as my experience is concerned I enjoyed my graduation days in the college.
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Awesome place to learn

Posted on 14 Oct' 15 by Amit
Batch of Jan. 1, 2007 | B.Sc Computer Science Self Financed
Well, it's supposed to be the best college for science and arts in Pune. It has an amazing campus. Overall, the atmosphere is really chill and for a college experience, this is the place you want to be in. And don't forget to climb to the top of kimaya and slide down at least once.
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Questions related to Fergusson College, Pune

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how to get admission in Ferguson college pune after 12th.

Ronak Gala Student Expert 1st Nov, 2019

Mention the course that you want to pursue something that I can give you a detailed information. If it's for bsc, then your 10+2 percentage would be enough but the cutoff is really high with heavy competition too. There are entrance exams as well for UG courses of BA.

To know more about the courses, seats available and the cutoffs of them along with fees, refer to our website..


Best wishes. Thank you.


I have done B. Com from IGNOU and want to pursue an MA in English. IGNOU certificate valid for admission?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 13th Jul, 2019


IGNOU degrees are valid and recognized, so you can definitely pursue higher studies with these degrees. 

Now, admission criteria differs, some may take admission on merit basis and other might conduct entrance exam. For that you need to check with the University that you're seeking admission in. Also, you need to check the eligibility criteria since you have done graduation in commerce stream. Some universities might prefer having English as a main subject at graduation level. 

However, that should not be concern, so many people from different stream go ahead with MA English. 

Hope, this helps. 


Hello, I am doing Economics from Fergusson College,Pune. I want to know about further scope with MBA or economics but without mathematics.

Nilutpol Student Expert 8th Jul, 2019
Minimum educational qualification required
is - completed Bachelor's Degree in any
discipline from a recognized
University/Institute. Minimum aggregate
marks criteria may exist and it may vary from
one institute to another

General Eligibility for MBA

Minimum aggregate score of 50% (5

% relaxation in Percentage in the
case of the candidate belonging to
reserved categories) in his/her
graduation or degree exam from a
recognized university.

Qualify an Entrance Examination
like CAT/MAT/ XAT/CMAT etc. Some
institutes conduct their own
qualifying test in order to select
deserving candidates

Qualify Personal Interview as
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What is cost of management quota in fergusson College for Msc Physics

Saloni 20th Jun, 2019

hi ketan,

that is something which is not published anywhere and can be known only by meeting vice chairman of Deccan Education Society with an application or the Principal of the Vice Principal also might guide you for the same. Few of the first year courses have management quota which is mostly 15%. So, you can just infer whether your course has a management quota or not.

hope it helps!


I am a an out Maharashtra students who scored 94.2 in ISC 2019. What are my chances to get into Fergusson college for BA?

Ipshita Chakraborty Student Expert 29th Jul, 2019


Fergusson College in Pune is one of the most sought after college in the country especially for the Bachelor of Arts courses that the college provides. Hence the competition is very very tough. Although 94.2% in ISC 2019 i.e. Higher Secondary examinations or 10+2 board exams is a very good score, you might have to wait for the second list of admission in the college.

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