Notable Professors

  • Krishna Shastri Chiplunkar

    Professor of Sanskrit, 1850

  • Rev. James MacDougal

    Professor of Mathematics, 1851-62

  • Major Thomas Candy

    Superintendent of the Poona Sanskrit College, 1837 and Principal of Poona College, 1851-57

  • Rev. A.G. Fraser

    Professor of English Literature and Political Economy, 1852-53

  • H. Green

    Professor of English Literature, 1852-53

  • E.I. Howard

  • J. Murray Mitchell

    Acting Principal of Poona College, during the absence of Major Candy, 1856

  • W. Draper

    Professor of English Literature and Mathematics, 1856-62

  • Edwin Arnold

    Principal of Deccan College, 1857-60

  • V. Green

    Professor of English Literature, 1857

  • Martin P. Haug

    Professor of Sanskrit, 1859-65

  • W.A. Russell

    Principal and Professor of English Literature & Logic, 1860-62

  • William Wordsworth

    Poet’s Grandson, Principal and Professor of English Literature, 1862-74

  • Edward Hamilton Aitken

    Professor in Latin, 1870-76

  • R.G. Oxenham

    Principal and Professor of English Literature, 1874-90

  • Kerupant Lakshman Chattre

    Professor of Mathematics, 1865-79, Acting Principal of the College, during the absence of Mr. Oxenham

  • Lorenz Franz Kielhorn

    Linguist, Principal, 1876 and 1878

  • G.M. Woodrow

  • G.W. Forrest

    Professor of History, Political Economy, English Literature and Mathematics, 1874-86

  • Prof. M.D. Kajale

    Professor in Palynology

  • Dastur Hoshang Jamasp

    Lecturer and then Professor of Oriental Languages 1874- 92

  • R. Shute

    Professor of Logic and Moral Philosophy, 1875

  • F.G. Selby

    Professor of Logic and Moral Philosophy, 1877-80, Principal of College, 1885 (Acting), 1890-1907

  • R.G. Bhandarkar

    B.A. in 1862 and M.A. in 1866, Acting Professor of Sanskrit, 1889–90, and Permanent Professor of Sanskrit

  • Arthur Barrett

    Professor of Logic and English Literature, 1882-95

  • V.N. Pathak

    Professor of Moral Philosophy, Logic and English Literature, 1885-89

  • G.V. Karkaray

    Professor of Mathematics, 1886

  • Francis William Bain

    Professor of History and Political Economy, 1892, Principal of College, 1907-18

  • Sirajuddin Abdul Fattah Moulvi

    Lecturer in Persian, 1892

  • A.V. Kathavate

    Professor of Sanskrit, 1893-1900

  • D.H. Dastur

    Lecturer in Physics, 1893

  • J.N. Fraser

    Professor of English Literature, 1896-98

  • W.H. Sharp

    Acting Principal of the College, during the absence of Principal Selby, 1899

  • S.R. Bhandarkar

    Professor of Sanskrit, 1901

  • K.P. Pathak

    Professor of Sanskrit, 1901

  • Maulana Syed Sulaiman Nadvi

    Professor of Persian, 1912

  • H.G.D. Turnbull

    Principal of the College, 1919-20

  • A.C.L. Wilkinson

    Professor of Mathematics, Principal of the College, 1910-11 (Acting), 1921-23)

  • F.W. Clarke

    Second Professor of English Literature

  • H.G. Rowlinson

    Principal of the College, 1923-31

  • A.C. Faran

    Acting Principal, 1925-26

  • E.A. Wodehouse

    Principal of the College, 1931-34

  • Prof. I.J.S. Taraporwala

    Director, 1939-42

  • Prof. Sumitra Mangesh Katre

    Professor in Indo-European Philology

  • Dr. G.B. Deglurkar

    Reader in Archaeology

  • Prof. Hasmukh Dhirajlal Sankalia

    Head of the Department of History and Archaeology (1939-1985)

  • Dr.Tryambak Shankar Shejwalkar

    Reader in Maratha History (1939-1955)

  • Prof. Narayan Govind Kalelkar

    Head of the Department of Linguistics

  • Prof. Irawati Karve

    Professor in Sociology and Anthropology

  • Prof. Shivramkrishna Shastri

    Awarded the title of National Sanskrit Scholar (Rashtriya Sanskrit Pandit)

  • Prof. Srinivas Shastri

    Awarded the title of National Sanskrit Scholar (Rashtriya Sanskrit Pandit)

  • Prof. C. G. Kashikar

    Awarded the title of National Sanskrit Scholar (Rashtriya Sanskrit Pandit)

  • Prof. M.A. Mehendale

    Head of the Department of Sanskrit

  • Prof. Shivram Dattatray Joshi

    Led the Deccan College Sanskrit Dictionary Project from 1987

  • Dr. D.N. Shankara Bhat

    Reader in Tibeto-Burman Linguistics (1965-1979)

  • C.R. Shankaran

    Reader in Linguistics and Professor in charge of the Phonetics Laboratory

  • Prof. H.S. Biligiri

    Reader in Linguistics (1957-1980)

  • Prof. A.M. Ghatage

    Editor, Dictionary of Sanskrit on Historical Principles

  • Prof. S.B. Deo

    Head of the Department of Archaeology

  • Prof. Ashok Kelkar

    Professor in Applied Linguistics

  • Prof. Shobhana Gokhale

    Professor in Epigraphy and Numismatics

  • Prof. Madhukar Keshav Dhavalikar

    Professor in Protohistoric and Early Historic Archaeology

  • Dr. A.P. Jamkhedkar

    Director,State Archaeology & Museums, Maharashtra

  • Prof. M.S. Mate

    Professor in Proto-Indian and Ancient Indian History

  • Prof. S.N. Rajaguru

    Professor in Quaternary Geomorphology and Geo-archaeology

  • Prof. V.N. Misra Director (1990-2000)

    Professor in Prehistoric Archaeology

  • Prof. M.L.K. Murty

    Govt. of India Ravidranath Tagore Fellowship - 2012

  • Prof. K. Paddayya Director (2003-08)

    Professor in Geo-archaeology

  • Prof. V.P. Bhatta Director (2008-2013)

    General Editor, Dictionary of Sanskrit on Historical Principles

  • Prof. V.S. Shinde

    Professor in South Asian Archaeology