The University Grants Commission which is an apex body concerned with higher education in India made an assessment of the academic excellence achieved by the institutions of Bharati Vidyapeeth through a committee of experts and on the recommendation of the UGC, the Government of India accorded the status of "Deemed to be University" to twelve institutions of Bharati Vidyapeeth in Pune, on 26th April, 1996 vide their notification No. F-9-15/95-N.3. Later in July, 2000 the Government of India on the recommendations of University Grants Commission and the All India Council for Technical Education brought three more institutions within the ambit of Bharati Vidyapeeth University vide their notification No. F-9-15/95- I 4-3 dated 28th July, 2000, recently the University Grants Commission vide their Letter No.F. No 3-2/90 CPP-I dated 17th August, 2002, have brought the following two Research Institutes within the ambit of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University.