Notable Alumni

  • Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    (Great Indian freedom fighter, national leader and social reformer)

  • Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

    (Social reformer, educationist, and thinker)

  • Gurudev Ramachandra Dattatrya Ranade


  • Senapati Bapat (Pandurang Mahadev Bapat)

    (He acquired the title of Senapati, as a consequence of his leadership during the Mulshi satyagraha as part of independence movement)

  • Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis

    (Also known by his Chinese name Ke Dihua, he was one of the five Indian physicians dispatched to China to provide medical assistance during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1938)

  • Vishnushastri Krushnashastri Chiplunkar

    (Marathi writer whose writings have had a decisive influence on modern Marathi prose style)

  • Itihasacharya Vishwanath Kashinath Rajwade

    (Historian, writer, commentator and orator from Maharashtra)

  • Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar

    (Orientalist, and social reformer), B.A. in 1862 and M.A. in 1866

  • Sahityasamrat Tatyasaheb Kelkar

    (A lawyer from Miraj as well as a dramatist, novelist, short story writer, poet, biographer, critic, historian, writer on philosophical and political themes. He was also a literary and political figure in Maharashtra, India, and was also editor and trustee of the newspaper Kesari)

  • Hari Narayan Apte

    (Marathi writer)

  • Vaman Shivram Apte

    (A lexicographer and best known for his compilation of a dictionary entitled, The Student's English-Sanskrit Dictionary)

  • Cornelia Sorabji

    (The first woman graduate from Deccan College having secured Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature in 1888 with First Class and was India’s first woman lawyer)

  • Meher Baba

    (Spiritual master who said he was the Avatar, God in human form)

  • Shripad Krishna Belvalkar

    (Professor of Sanskrit at Deccan College. He made varied contributions in the field of Veda, Grammar, Epics, Classical Sanskrit Literature, Poetics, Indian philosophy, and Textual Criticism)

  • Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande

    (Musicologist who wrote the first modern treatise on Hindustani classical music)

  • Moropant Vishwanath Joshi

    (Leading barrister, social reformer and politician from Amravati)

  • Brahmarsi Annasaheb Patwardhan

    (Lokmanya Tilak's spiritual guru, lawyer and medical (Ayurvedic) practitioner, and strong nationalist)

  • Ganesh Srikrishna Khaparde alias Dada Saheb Khaparde

    (Renowned lawyer, scholar and political activist, closely associated with Bal Gangadhar Tilak)

  • Vaijanath Kashinath Rajwadee

    (Well known English and Sanskrit scholar and the elder brother of Vishwanath Kashinath Rajwade)

  • D.R. Bhandarkar

    (Archaeologist and epigraphist who worked with the Archaeological Survey of India and University of Calcutta. He was the son of Sir R.G. Bhandarkar)

  • Bhawani Singh (Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh Bahadur)

    (Titular Maharaja of Jaipur from 24 June 1970 to 28 December 1971 and member of 1st Lok Sabha)

  • Balasaheb Hanumantrao Khardekar

    (Member, 1st Lok Sabha)

  • Barrister Apa B. Pant

    (Son of the tenth ruler of the Aundh State, Gandhian, writer, freedom fighter and diplomat. He served as the Indian Commissioner in various African countries)

  • Ramchandra Narayan Dandekar

    (Indologist and Vedic scholar)

  • Justice P. B. Gajendragadkar

    (7th Chief Justice of India, serving from February 1964 to March 1966)

  • Vasudev Vishnu Mirashi

    (Sanskrit scholar and a prominent Indologist)

  • V.S. Wakankar


  • Yashodhar Mathpal

    (Painter, curator, Gandhian and Rock Art conservationist)

  • Bhalchandra Nemade

    (Marathi writer)


Padma Vibhushan

1972 - Justice P. B. Gajendragadkar

Padma Bhushan

1962 - Ramchandra Narayan Dandekar

1972 - Adya Rangacharya (R.V. Jagirdar and pen name Sriranga)

1975 - Vasudev Vishnu Mirashi

2018 - Ramachandran Nagaswamy

Padma Shri

1954 - Barrister Appa B. Pant

1976 – A.K. Ramanujan

1976 - V.S. Wakankar

2006 - Yashodhar Mathpal

2011 - Bhalchandra Nemade

2023 - Prof. B. Ramakrishna Reddy

Sahitya Akademi Award

1971 - Adya Rangacharya (R.V. Jagirdar and pen name Sriranga) for Kalidasa, a literary criticism in Kannada.

1990 - Bhalchandra Nemade for Teeka Svayamwar

1999 - A.K. Ramanujan for The Collected Poems of AK Ramanujan (received after his death).

Jnanpith Award

2014 - Bhalchandra Nemade

"Kalaimamani" Award by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu

Ramachandran Nagaswamy

MacArthur Prize Fellowship

1983 - A.K. Ramanujan