We aspire to carry forward the Vision of our founders of providing affordable quality education, while expanding our academic horizons to bring the institution on par with global leaders in the field of higher education.
Strive for excellence in education in keeping with the motto of the college, “Knowledge is Power” and prepare young minds for imbibing knowledge, skills and sensitivity.
The Deccan Education Society (DES) was founded in 1884 by such luminaries as Lokmanya Tilak, Vishnushastri Chiplunkar, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, Mahadeo Ballal Namjoshi, and Vaman Shivram Apte. They took the bold step of starting the first ever privately managed college in India on 2nd January 1885. They named it Fergusson College in appreciation of the support from Sir James Fergusson, the then Governor of Bombay Province and also the first patron of DES.
Over the past, Fergusson College has enriched the nation by contributing illustrious names to the nation’s list of patriots, thinkers, philosophers poets, writers, teachers, social workers, scientists, sports persons, industrialists, entrepreneurs, administrators, defense officers, film makers… Every walk of life is graced by a Fergussonian who has achieved eminence in his/her field.
The beautiful campus of the College is spread over more than 65 acres. Independent departmental museums, spacious laboratories in each of the science departmental building, a library building dates back to 1929 which can accommodate 400 students in its huge reading hall. Besides housing a gigantic collection of books, including very rare collections of books and manuscripts. All these add to the ambience of the College.