Renamed as the Savitribai Phule Pune University in 2014, the University of Pune was established in 1949 and has a campus covering 411 acres. The University is a public collegiate university about 43 academic departments with 433 affiliated colleges and 232 research institutions. The affiliated colleges, departments, and research institutes are all based primarily in Pune. The Pune University was ranked 7th in India by the Times Higher Education in 2018. Earlier, the University had jurisdiction over 12 districts of Western Maharashtra. After the establishment of the Kolhapur and North Maharashtra Universities, the Pune University has jurisdiction over Pune, Ahmednagar, and Nashik. The vision of Pune University is to mold technologically equipped thought and action leaders in a wide range of spheres by providing the best quality and value-based education. The mission of Savitribai Phule Pune University is to be a socially conscious Center of Excellence in the conservation, creation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge, equipped to take up challenges of the changing times and empower its faculty and students to contribute meaningfully to economic, technological and social development and progress.