University of Pune is recognized as potential of excellence and NAAC accredited ‘A’ grade university, Dr. Narendra Jadhav a visionary vice chancellor, University of Pune given a vision to establish Advanced Technology Blind Student's Learning Centre to impart scientific, technological and professional education to visually challenged people in order to provide equal opportunities in higher education And to create awareness among the functionaries of higher education about the specific educational needs of persons with disabilities to participate them effectively in a free society.
The centre is inaugurated on 10th February 2008 by Dr.Narendra Jadhav, honorable vice chancellor, University of Pune .It is situated in the auspicious campus of Pune university and administered by Department of Education and Extension, University of Pune
The purpose of the establishment of Advanced Technology Blind Student's Learning Centre is to promote, protect and ensure the equal rights of all kinds of education including commerce and management, science, technology, medicine etc by making available infrastructure and assistive technology necessary for the persons having learning disability, In order to develop their personality, talents and creativity, as well as their mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential to bring them in the normal stream and make them productive citizen of the country.
Need is realized to start research to improve educational status of visually challenged people finally to make them financially independent and socially respectable.
University of Pune is one of the first institute in India taking this responsibility to contribute for sustainable development of disabled community of the nation.