G H R EUDCATION FOUNDATION SOCIETY
Sadabai Raisoni Women's College
Affiliated to SNDT Women's University, Mumbai
#2000+ Students Placed in 2016-17
SNDT Women’s University is committed to the cause of women’s empowerment through access to education, particularly higher education, through relevant courses in the formal and non-formal streams. Further SNDT is committed to provide a wide range of professional and vocational courses for women to meet the changing socio-economic needs, with human values and purposeful social responsibility and to achieve excellence with “Quality in every Activity”.
The beginnings of the SNDT Women’s University date back to the later part of the nineteenth century, when Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve, the bold social reformer who had dedicated his life to the advance of Indian women, set up a simple system of schooling for widows and other destitute women. Slowly and steadily the school grew into a well-established institution. Encouraged by this success, his aspirations stretched. In 1916, the Maharshi launched the Indian Women’s University at Pune with an enrollment of five students.
Impressed by the Maharshi’s bold venture, in 1920, Sir Vithaldas Thackersey, an eminent industrialist and philanthropist of Bombay, who was also committed to the cause of women’s education, offered a generous gift that became a turning point for the University. The University was renamed Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Indian Women’s University in memory of his mother. In 1936, the University shifted its headquarters to Bombay. In 1951, the University was granted statutory recognition and from then on came to be known as Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women’s University.
For more information visit www.sndt.ac.in