An Army college was inaugurated near a village on the Old Pune- Mumbai highway on August 13 2018. The College offers a five- year integrated BBA LLB course. The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) – Affiliated College with hostel facilities was inaugurated by Lieutenant General D.R Soni General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command. The college will comprise of 60 children of serving and retired Army personnel studying in the first and current academic year 2018-19 of the college. The admission process has been done on the basis of their score in the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law.
The Maharashtra government and Savitribai Phule Pune University gave their approval for the establishment of the college at Kanhe village in a record time of less than a year, an Army statement said. Madhushree Joshi, a gold medallist from Pune University, will be the first principal of the college run under the aegis of the Delhi-headquartered Army Welfare Education Society (AWES).
The society is running 11 professional institutes in various disciplines such as medical, dental, fashion design, hotel management, engineering, management, nursing, education and law. The society also runs 137 Army Public Schools across the country.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by the students of the current batch along with parents, senior Army, veterans, college faculty and government officials.