Department of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Studies (Formerly Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Studies Centre), Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) was established at SPPU in 2006, with the financial support of University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. From the year 2006 to 2018, the Centre went through different administrative procedures and lately, the Centre has achieved the Department status under the Faculty of Humanities
The main objective of the department is to focus on Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Thoughts on subjects like Peace and Security Studies, International Relations, Foreign Policy, Constitutional Studies, Economic Thoughts, Religion, Philosophy, Indian Society, Social Work, Polity, Human Rights and India’s National Security. The department admits Indian and international students from all faculties for Post-Graduate Diploma in Ambedkar Thought’s on India’s National Security.
The Department of Ambedkar Studies, SPPU and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute (BARTI), work together under the MOU signed between The Department of Ambedkar Studies, SPPU and BARTI, for the promotion of PG Diploma on ‘Ambedkar Thoughts on India’s National Security’, the Centre and Institute will jointly coordinate teaching, research and training activities with the financial assistance from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute, for a period of five years.