Pune, India (PressExposure) March 15, 2011 -- Located in Pune city, the oxford of east, on Fergusson College road itself, Fergusson College stands educationally tall. Its one of the best colleges in Pune, India, founded by the renowned DES (Deccan Education Society) in 1885. The society itself was founded by Lokmanya Tilak, Gopal Agarkar, Vishnushastri Chiplunkar and Madhavrao Namjoshi who are known as the stalwarts of the Indian Freedom Movement. F. C. College, as it is popularly called was named after Sir James Fergusson, the Governor of Bombay.
The institution is blessed by teachings, visits of eminent personalities of India. They include Hon. Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve-Bharat Ratna who have taught in this College, while Prof. V. S. Apte, Prof. Agarkar, Wrangler R. P. Paranjpye and Wrangler G. S. Mahajani have been amongst its distinguished principals. Mahatma Gandhiji and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru have paid visits to the College and admired its work. In the words of great Bapu, Who can fail to be enthused over the noble record of service rendered by the D. E. Society and the Fergusson College to the cause of education?
The list of some distinguished alumni of the College include Veer Savarkar, Acharya Kripalani, Ram Ganesh Gadkari, Acharya Atre, Shri P. L. Deshpande, Scientist Dr. S. K. Jatkar, P. V. Sukhatme, and many others who have been known for their entire work of life and addressed as idols to youngsters.
Coming to the campus of the college, it is enriched with a beautiful picturesque campus of 65 acres with striking buildings of gothic architecture. The inclusion of the community of students and teachers in Fergusson College reflects its true national character. It has also attracted many students from overseas. The college has got very well-equipped laboratories, a library having over 3 00,000 rare and modern collections of books.
F. C. College offers three tier packages, beginning with the Junior college offered in both Arts and Science streams. At senior college, students can work towards a Bachelor degree of Arts or a Science, offering respective subjects to study. There are Post graduate and doctoral research programs also in both streams. The college has also got a big ground to play, exercise, for NCC and other arts activities. For more updates, log on to http://www.punesite.com/fergusson-college.html