Haribhai V. Desai College is one of the premier institutes in the city of Pune. The college is a multidisciplinary institute. The college caters to the academic requirement in the faculty of Arts, Science, Commerce, B.B.A. and Computer Science. The college has 5 undergraduate departments, 5 Post Graduate Departments and 3 Research centers
Around 3500 students are enrolled every year. The college has been awarded Linguistic Minority Status by the State Government. Despite the status, the management of the college believes in the empowerment of the various strata in the society. It is notable that college follows all the rules and regulations regarding the reservation norms during admission process and students across all the caste and religion are admitted.
We also have a competitive examination center which provides training and guidance to the students mostly belonging to socioeconomically backward class. Every year 700 students get benefitted from this center. On average 30 students every year qualify for various competitive exams such as MPSC and UPSC, securing posts of PSI, Deputy collector, Tahsildar, IPS etc.
The college is situation in the central place of the city which is easily accessible not only from all parts of the city but from outside towns also. Majority of the students belong to middle and lower middle financial status. The college provides scholarship to the needy and deserving students to pay college and examination fees. Students are also permitted to pay the fees in instalment. The college also provides financial assistance to the students to participate in various academic activities.