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Shivaji University

Address: Vidya Nagar, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416004, India

Description Shivaji University

  • Established: 1962
  • Type: higher state educational institution
  • Location: Kolhapur, India
  • Language of instruction: English, Marathi.

Shivaji University (SU) was founded in 1962 and is the highest public educational institution in India. The university is named after the Great Warrior and founder of the Marathi empire Chhatrapati Shivaji.

SU offers educational programs at all levels of training. University studies are available for both local and foreign citizens.

The educational institution is part of the following associations:

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Distance Education Council (DEC)
  • Medical Council of India (MCI).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Shivaji University

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  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3-4 years.

The university offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

  • Journalism
  • Librarianship and Computer Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical technology
  • Electronics and communications technology
  • Food technology
  • Engineering.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

The university offers master's programs in the following areas:

  • Agricultural chemistry and pest control
  • Biotechnology
  • Journalism
  • Zoology
  • Engineering Electronics
  • Art history
  • Computer applications
  • Right
  • Applied statistics and informatics
  • Theater art
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Environmental biotechnologies and others.
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  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

The MBA program in SU is designed to develop students the following skills necessary for successful work in a dynamically changing business environment:

  • Analysis and synthesis of micro- and macroeconomic indicators
  • Definition of modern social problems
  • Entrepreneurship and existing business development
  • Making managerial decisions.
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Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round.

Doctoral programs at the university are implemented in the following areas:

  • Agricultural chemistry and pest control
  • Biochemistry
  • Journalism
  • Zoology
  • Microbiology
  • Music and Drama
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Political science
  • Psychological sciences
  • Economics
  • Jurisprudence and others.

Accommodation, housing and food

On campus, there are 1 female and 3 male dormitories.

  • Cost of living = 4350INR / year.


  • The university offers distance learning and scholarship programs to its students
  • SU took 28th place in the ranking announced by the National Institutional Rating Structure (NIRF).

Equipment Shivaji University

SU located in the city of Maharashtra (India) - Kolhapur. The material and technical base of the university includes:

  • Classrooms
  • Laboratories
  • Computer center
  • The library
  • Sports infrastructure
  • Physical Instrumentation Center (PIFC)
  • University Medical Center, equipped with modern equipment (hematological and biochemical analyzers, high-frequency X-ray apparatus 300 mA, ultrasound, ECG, etc.).

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year.

Additional expenses:

  • The cost of living in Kolhapur = $ 210 -376 $ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university, you must submit an online application and pass the entrance exams.

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- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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