Notable Alumni

  • Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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

    Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

  • Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

    (Social reformer, educationist, and thinker)

    Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

  • Gurudev Ramachandra Dattatrya Ranade


    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)

    Senapati Bapat

  • 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)

    Dwarkanath Kotnis

  • Vishnushastri Krushnashastri Chiplunkar

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


  • "Ahitagni" Shankar Ramchandra Rajwade

    A Vedic scholar and the younger cousin brother of Itihasacharya Vishwanath Kashinath Rajwade

    Shankar Ramchandra Rajwade

  • Itihasacharya Vishwanath Kashinath Rajwade

    (Historian, writer, commentator and orator from Maharashtra)

    Vishwanath Kashinath Rajwade

  • Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar

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

    Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar

  • 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. )

    Sahityasamrat Tatyasaheb Kelkar

  • Hari Narayan Apte

    (Marathi writer)

    Hari Narayan Apte

  • Vaman Shivram Apte

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

    Vaman Shivram Apte

  • 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)

    Cornelia Sorabji

  • Meher Baba

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

    Meher Baba

  • 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)

    Shripad Krishna Belvalkar

  • Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande

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

    Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande

  • Moropant Vishwanath Joshi

    (Leading barrister, social reformer and politician from Amravati)

    Moropant Vishwanath Joshi

  • Brahmarsi Annasaheb Patwardhan

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

    Bramharshi Annasaheb Patwardhan

  • Ganesh Srikrishna Khaparde alias Dada Saheb Khaparde

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

    Ganesh Srikrishna Khaparde

  • Vaijanath Kashinath Rajwade

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

    Vaijanath 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)

    D.R. 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)

    Bhawani Singh

  • Balasaheb Hanumantrao Khardekar

    (Member, 1st Lok Sabha)

    Balasaheb Hanumantrao Khardekar

  • 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)

    Barrister Apa B. Pant

  • Ramchandra Narayan Dandekar

    (Indologist and Vedic scholar)

    Ramchandra Narayan Dandekar

  • Justice P. B. Gajendragadkar

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

    Justice P. B. Gajendragadkar

  • Vasudev Vishnu Mirashi

    (Sanskrit scholar and a prominent Indologist)

    Vasudev Vishnu Mirashi

  • V.S. Wakankar


    V.S. Wakankar

  • Yashodhar Mathpal

    (Painter, curator, Gandhian and Rock Art conservationist)

    Yashodhar Mathpal

  • Bhalchandra Nemade

    (Marathi writer)

    Bhalchandra Nemade

  • Prof. K Paddayya

    Prof. K Paddayya

  • Dr. Arvind Jamkhedkar

    Dr. Arvind Jamkhedkar

  • Dr. G. B. Deglurkar

    G. B. Deglurkar

  • Prof. Vasant Shinde

    Prof Vasant Shinde

  • Prof. Madhukar Keshav Dhavalikar

    Prof. Madhukar Keshav Dhavalikar

  • Prof. S.N. Rajaguru

    Prof. S.N. Rajaguru

  • Prof. Virendra Nath Misra

    Prof. Virendra Nath Misra

  • Prof. M.L.K. Murty

    Prof. M.L.K. Murty

  • Prof. Rabindra Kumar Mohanty

    Prof. Rabindra Kumar Mohanty

  • Prof. M.D. Kajale

    Prof. M.D. Kajale


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

2011 - Prof. Madhukar Keshav Dhavalikar

2012 - Prof. K. Paddayya

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

Tagore National Fellowship

2011 - Prof. Madhukar Keshav Dhavalikar

2012 - Prof. M.L.K. Murty

2018 - Dr. G.B. Deglurkar

2019 - Prof. Rabindra Kumar Mohanty

V.S. Wakankar Award, Madhya Pradesh Government

2006 - Prof. V.N. Misra

2012 - Prof. Madhukar Keshav Dhavalikar

Gold Medal from Asiatic Society, Kolkata

2008 - Prof. S.N. Rajaguru

2023 - Prof. K. Paddayya

Honorary Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London

2010 - Prof. K. Paddayya

Fellow, Quaternary Society of America, USA

2011 - Prof. S.N. Rajaguru

Fellow, Royal Society of Palaeobotany, U.K.

2011 - Prof. M.D. Kajale

Fellow National Academy of Sciences (FNASc), Allahabad

1990 - Prof. S.N. Rajaguru

Palaeobiology Species Names after:

2023 - Prof. S.N. Rajaguru Gomphonema Rajagurii

Prof. V.S. Shinde

2007 - Late Shree Madhukar Ramkrishna Inamdar Foundation Trust All India Award for Excellence in Museum Studies/Archaeology

2015 - Vidyasagar Award for academic excellence by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, Kolkata

2022 - CSIR, Bhatnagar Fellow

Dr. G.B. Deglurkar

2021 - Sir R.G. Bhandarkar Memorial Award, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute