Shivaji University, established in 1962, is named after the Great Maratha Warrior and founder of the Maratha empire Chhatrapati Shivaji. It was inaugurated on 18th November, 1962 by Dr. Radhakrishnan, the then President of India. One of the major objectives behind foundation of this University was to cater to the regional needs of South Maharashtra.
The future plans of the University include establishment of School of Rural Management, Research Institute of Bio-Technology and Advanced Centre of Information Technology.
Shahu Research Center - The main objective of the Centre is to collect and publish the source material on the ‘Social History of Maharashtra’, especially the source material on Rajarshi Shahu Chhatrapati of Kolhapur, a great Social Revolutionary of the 20th Century in India.
On 30th January, University had organized a free Mega Job Expo-2016 through its Central Placement Cell. Nearly 7500 job seekers enrolled for the expo and 4500 out of them were interviewed by the end of the day. Along with SUK's Central Placement Cell, Right-Way Academy, S.T.S. and Careertime dot In were the ally organizers. More than 60 companies from banking, finance, management, BPO, KPO, online delivery, electronics, software, IT, chemical, petroleum, hotel management, HR, sales & manufacturing, hospital management etc. had participated and interviewed more than 4500 job seekers.
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The formal point of contact for placement is ‘Placement Officer’ central placement cell sends invitation to HR of industries/ companies/ organizations/ institutes along with relevant information.
The Barr. B. Khardekar library, Shivaji University is one of the leading university libraries in Southern Maharashtra, India. It caters to the academic needs of students, faculty and other user groups of university and visitors from other universities and institutes.
Girls Hostel - Shivaji University with inclusive approach, has made a policy decision of providing hostel facility to all the girls who wish to avail the facility. taking into consideration the rural background of the students who wish to take up the higher education at University.
Economically backward girls are given an opportunity to take education as well as hostel facility under the “Earn and Learn Scheme.”
The University's efforts towards excellence are being recognised by the substantial grants received from funding agencies like UGC, DST, DBT etc. Shivaji University has recently signed MOU with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai for research in Material Science. It has also joined hands with Indian Institute of Geo-Magnetism, Mumbai and industries like Phyto-Pharma. Prestigious institutes like Maharashtra Police Academy, Nashik and Centre for Social Studies, Surat have sought affiliation with the Shivaji University. Shivaji University has been re-accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC.