Deccan Education Society's
Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune Unisversity, UGC - College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) UGC- College of Excellence (CE)
Special Heritage Status DBT - STAR Status College DST - FIST Supported Science Departments
NAAC Accrediated “A” Grade (3.62 CGPA on 4 point scale)
NIRF Ranking : 35th (2017) 19th (2018) 27th (2019)
AISCHE Code : C - 41431
The founders of the DES and of the Fergusson College, were more than convinced, of the need for the spread of western knowledge, as an urgent need of Indian Society, to bring about social reforms and as a potent instrument for national regeneration.
The emphasis of the founders on ‘knowledge’, is aptly reflected in the college emblem, which bears the inscription, ‘Knowledge is Power’. The ‘Garuda’ (the Eagle) in this emblem, symbolizes the youth, soaring with the power of knowledge, into a vast sky of challenges and opportunities.