Education in Maharashtra

The state of Maharashtra has a good educational infrastructure with 1 central university, 19 state universities, 21 deemed universities and more than 75000 primary schools and 19600 secondary schools. The state also boasts of more than 300 engineering/diploma colleges and 600 industrial training institutes. Maharashtra has a literacy rate of 82.91% which is above the national average of the country. The state has some best and oldest universities like the University of Mumbai established in 1857, University of Pune established in 1949 and the University of Nagpur established in 1923.

Following is the list of Universities in Maharashtra: The universities in Bold are state universities and the rest are deemed universities.

University Location Specialization
Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune General
Central Institute of Fisheries Education Mumbai Fisheries science
D. Y. Patil Education Society Kolhapur Medicine
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences Wardha Medical science
Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute Pune Archeology, linguistics
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology Pune Arms technology
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad General
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University Lonere Technology
Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth Dapoli Agriculture
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune Medical science
Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth Akola Agriculture
Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics Pune Economics
Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai Science, technology
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research Mumbai Economics
Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Chemical engineering
International Institute for Population Sciences Mumbai Population studies
Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya Nagpur Sanskrit
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Satara Medical science
Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University Nagpur Veterinary, fishery
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Nashik Healthcare
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (Central) Wardha Hindi
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth Rahuri Agriculture
Marathwada Agricultural University Parbhani Agriculture
MGM Institute of Health Sciences Navi Mumbai Healthcare
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Mumbai Business management
North Maharashtra University Jalgaon General
Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Navi Mumbai General
Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences Ahmednagar Medical science
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University Nagpur General
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University Amravati General
Shivaji University Kolhapur General
Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University Mumbai Women's only
Solapur University Solapur General
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University Nanded General
Symbiosis International University Pune General
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai Pure research
Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai Social sciences
Tilak Maharashtra University Pune General
University of Mumbai Mumbai General
University of Pune Pune General
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Nashik Distance education

Some other notable Institutions and Colleges in Maharashtra: