Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth
"We are proud to state that as per the directions given by Mahatma Gandhi during the Indian National Congress session held at Nagpur in 1920 Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth was established in 1921 as an education a memorial of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak 'the father of Indian unrest' and an advocate of National Education. The establishment of the Vidyapeeth was aimed towards imparting National Education conceived by Lokmanya Tilak in his four-fold formula (other three were Swaraj Swadeshi and Boycott).
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth is known at the national level for its unique identity for the realization of the ideals of imparting national education and igniting patriotic sentiments amongst the youths during the pre-independence era. The Vidyapeeth had the required structure right from its inception with all its constituents namely the Board of Management the Academic Council Planning and Monitoring Board Faculties Finance Committee etc. along with the Chancellor Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar as executive heads.
Prominent persons having national recognition such as Shri. Yashvantrao Chavan and Shri. Shankarrao Chavan (both former Union Home Ministers) and Shri. Shivraj Patil-Chakurkar (the present Union Home Minister) have been the Chancellor of the University in the past. Presently Shri. Sushilkumar Shinde Union Power Minister holds the position.
Several eminent personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi Jawaharlal Nehru Dr. Zakir Husain Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma and others during their visit to the University campus have appreciated its uniqueness culture and research work.
The teaching and research work carried out by the Departments of Sanskrit Ayurveda and Social Sciences are well acclaimed. The concept of non - formal education was first discussed at the national level in the year 1985. Eminent scholars associated with the University gave a serious thought to the promotion of non-formal education and thus in 1985 itself the Department of Distance Education (initially known as Mukta Vidya Kendra) came into being."
"Vidyapeeth Bhawan Gultekedi Pune-411 037