Haribhai V. Desai College is situated in the heart of Pune city. College is surrounded by heritage places like Shaniwar Wada, Lala Mahal, Nana Wada, and spiritual places like Kasba Ganpati, Dagdushet Ganpati, and Bhau Rangari Ganpati. College blessed with this ideological richness.
Also, College is nearby to the major transport hubs i.e. PMC bus stop, Pune railway station, Shivaji Nagar and Swarget bus station which provide mobility to the students to reach the college.
The college campus is well equipped with 30 classrooms for the teaching-learning process, a Library, Laboratories for all arts, science, and commerce streams, a fitness center, Indoor sports hall, and canteen.
There are seven computer labs and one language lab in the college with 325 terminals. The computer labs support the curriculum of the college and the assignments of the instructors.
The college has spacious computer labs equipped with computer sets with the latest configurations and software. All the computer systems are connected by LAN and lease line internet connectivity.
Our computer labs are highly functional, with all the state-of-the-art features available on the tap. They are constructed to cater to the various needs of the students, like academic purposes, digital learning, and internet browsing. The knowledge and skills of our students can improve by multiple folds, and they can use these resources to complete their academic projects without any issues.
We use advanced hardware for our computers so that our students do not face any problems while running high-end applications. This arrangement is a perfect fit for students, who want to do some really challenging projects.
We never leave the software copies to go outdated. We track every new version of the software application and stack them up in our software library.
These labs are also equipped with teaching aids such as LCD projectors, printers, and scanners. The college wants all its students to be conversant with modern learning aids.
WiFi & INTERNET
The College campus is fully Wi-Fi enabled which can be accessed by students in the classroom, laboratories, corridors, and open areas. Users are provided secure access with a login ID and password for using the Wi-Fi facility through laptops.
The computer labs and office computers are connected to the internet with a lease line of 20 Mbps speed.
The college library is completely computerized and it has around 25,000 references and textbooks, which are available for both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. It also has internet and OPAC facility. Additional materials including journals and magazines of academic interest, 16 newspapers in Marathi, Hindi, Gujarathi and English language are also available in the library.
The College library is also a member of inflibnet n- list they provide journals and e-books, library is also tie-up with the British Council library. Students can also avail of the facilities as per library rules issued separately.
The library has separate reading rooms for the faculty and students. There are also separate departmental libraries.
Library also extends service to members from various colleges of Pune city. We have MOU signed with other libraries where our students can enrich themselves with the study resources available in the library.
The college has a number of laboratories. The language laboratory, the commerce laboratory, the new computer laboratory, the science laboratories which include the UG and PG laboratories in physics, chemistry, Botany, Zoology, microbiology are state of the art laboratories with equipment’s of unmatched quality.
The renovated canteen is the hub of out-of-class discussions and exchange of information. It is a popular meeting place for students. It has also a separate area/room/chamber for the faculty and students. It serves a variety of eatables at moderate prices.
The safety of our students and staff is our topmost priority, therefore college premises are completely under CCTV surveillance 24/7. We also have these CCTV cameras installed in all the classrooms and laboratories to track each and every event that unfolds in the classroom.
Ragging is highly objected and with CCTV cameras installed, immediate action can be taken against the intruder, and discipline is achieved.
Students can avail traveling concession for state transport, municipal transport/ train between a station near to their residence in Pune/nearby Pune and college. Students can avail of this concession as per the norms and by submitting a duly filled and signed form.
Students can also avail of the traveling concession during the vacation period, concession fares by rails, or MSRTC bus for the journey to their native place.
Shantaben auditorium has a seating capacity of 300. It is fully air-conditioned and acoustic hall; it has an advanced light and sound system that is managed by specially trained support staff. The auditorium hosts various academic and cultural events of the college.
A seventy chair Audio visual hall is present on fourth floor. It is routinely used by college departments for seminars.
The College maintains its own fitness center. It possesses equipment for free weight exercises, bodyweight exercises, resistance band exercises, resistance machine exercises, and stretching exercises.
College organized first-year student’s health checkups as per the SPPU guidelines. College also provides emergency medical facilities to the students and staff members. College also organized a blood donation camp in association with the NSS unit.
The college does not have hostels of its own, the college has tie-ups with nearby hostels and can accommodate the students taking admissions in this college on priority basis.
College has a covered parking which can cater to about 160 two wheelers.