The Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth was established in Pune, Maharashtra in 1921 following the demise of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. The Institution received ‘Deemed to be University’ status in 1987. The vision of Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth is to impart education to the youth of the nation through a fine blend of traditional and modern teaching methods as well as to democratize quality higher education by empowering the masses and reaching the unreached. The University strives to encourage the application of an innovative concept of an interdisciplinary approach to social issues and to create awareness among deprived sections of the society. The University has its mission to promote practical intelligence, to equip the youth with skills and knowledge to face global challenges and to serve the needs of the society by encouraging, generating and promoting excellence in research.