The SNDT Women's University was established in 1916 by Bharatratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve and generously supported by Sir Vitthaldas Thackersey. It is the first of its kind in India, imparting education exclusively to women, to suit their aspirations in the fast changing world. It got a statutory recognition in 1951 and thus became at par with any other University in India. It has been striving for the upliftm?ent, betterment and empowerment of women from all social strata throughout Maharashtra ?and Gujarat, through comprehensive and all round progress in education. In 2000, The National Assessment and Accreditation Council established by the University Grants Commission has accredited SNDT Women's University and also the College. This is the first University getting a high ranking in accreditation in Maharashtra and the second University in India, voluntarily applying for such a kind of evaluation through NAAC and passing the golden test with flying colours.
SNDT Arts and Commerce College for Woman is constituent college of SNDT Women's University. It is the oldest and the premier college of this University, carrying the touch of glory and heritage of this renowned University. Situated at Maharshi Karve Vidya Vihar, the most beautiful and specious campus of the SNDT University on Karve Road, Pune, this college has been offering various courses in Arts and Commerce, right from Junior College (XI and XII) to undergraduate and post-graduate degree. The college has been a center of attraction not only for the students from all over India but from abroad as well. Renowned faculty, personal attention to the students, up to date and challenging syllabus, various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, hostel facilities, well equipped library, sports facilities are some of the special features of this college.