Solapur University was established on 1st August 2004 and was inaugurated on 03-08-2004 by the Governor of Maharashtra. The formation of the university at Solapur was a long cherished desire of the people of this region. Earlier, to the formation of University, Solapur had a P.G. Centre of Shivaji University for over two decades. The centre for P.G. studies had three postgraduate science departments and 7 postgraduate courses conducted in the P.G. departments. With this sound background Solapur University has been established to cater the needs of over 60,000 students community. The university is poised for an ambitious growth. The University is now a hub of various academic activities. Good number of Engineering, Agricultural, Architectural, Medical and Traditional institutions of national fame are located in and around the city. Solapur is a home of religious saints of various languages as the district is at a triple junction of linguistic states of Andhra, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Therefore, Solapur is secular and metropolitan to its core. The said backdrop makes the University stands for transcendent principles and embodying noble mission. It is a small team yet progressive and forward-looking. Perched on a plateau, the Solapur University is a citadel of higher learning. Recently the Solapur University has introduced the concept of school system and has decided to bring its various departments under umbrella of various schools, viz.
1) School of Chemical Sciences 2) School of Computational Sciences ,3)School of Earth Sciences, 4) School of Physical Sciences, 5) School of Social Sciences and 6)School of Education. Details about the school system are elaborated in the forth coming discussion. To cater the need of the academic information the University has a
full-fledged library housed in the premises ad measuring nearly 400sq.meters.
In less than three academic years the University has delight of various distinctions. Student & staff have completed their academic commitment. It is a landmark to state that the university has successfully conducted its examinations and has declared results in record time. Student’s welfare department has conducted successfully its council elections, youth festivals and insurance scheme etc. activities. Further, students have bagged medals at state and national youth festivals and sports events. The varsity has strong NSS & NCC units.Formally Solapur region is associated with Shivaji University,Kolhapur till 21 Jully 2004.It is 250 km away from Solapur.Because of increasing number of colleges and students in Shivaji university inconvenience faced by Solapur region. Decentralization of this education sector is necessary for effective management. This need is address by Mr.Sushilkumar Shinde (former Chief Minister of Maharashtra at that time) and Guardian Minister of Solapur District Mr.Vijaysinh Mohite–Patil and because of their efforts Solapur University is formed on 22nd July 2004.
Teachers & Students have a great zeal in academic activities. They had participated in national and international seminars and presented research findings. A few of the teachers had the pride of chairing the technical sessions. Solapur University in not far behind in educational policy matters. Its team has formulated quality improvement guidelines for Ph.D in the state of Maharashtra. The staff is truly dedicated and has national credibility hence have received R & D funds for execution of the projects. Solapur’s Peoples participation is note worthy. Solapur University is only of its kind to receive Rs. 1.3 crores from Municipal Corporation for a multipurpose classroom complex. The staff union has formed for democratic & harmonious growth of the university.
Solapur University, Solapur has 2 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Solapur University, Solapur