the center of the lotus shaped Emblem of
The University of Pune
is Shaniwar Wada
palace of Peshwa rulers of the Maratha Empire founded By
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Encircled at each bottom corner of the emblem are :
The Raigad Fort :
of the Maratha Empire, and
The Parvati Temple : the
most spiritual and historic landmark of Pune.
Between these circles are
two crossed-swords, elephants
heads and pens.
On both sides of the Shaniwar
Wada, two horses stand upright
holding an open book
which has the words
'University Of Pune'
inscribed on it along with the year of its establishment,
iconic symbols representing the sacred Hindu
can also be seen in the corner.
the bottom of the emblem is the motto of the University:" Where Actions Prove Knowledge"
The motto of the University
stresses on 'Kriyavaan'
(one who is engrossed in creative action) and maintains that the
one who contributes to the well being of the society is the real
This emblem is designed by Madhav Parshuram Dixit a
student of the University.
It was formally adopted by the University in May 1950.