SNDT Women's University is the first Women's university in India as well as in South-East Asia. The University was founded by Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve in 1916 for a noble cause of Women’s Education. The first five women graduated in 1921 from this University. The University Headquarters is in Churchgate Campus, Mumbai and the other two campuses of this University are at Juhu, Mumbai and Karve Road, Pune. In a century old existence, the university has grown into a multidisciplinary institution hosting diverse professional, technical and liberal arts programs from K12 to PhD. SNDTWU is probably one such university where there is Nursery school as laboratory for Human Development Department, Centers for Women's Studies, Inclusion and Exclusion, Distance Education, and has affiliated institutions for doctoral programs. Unlike most universities in the country which have to have state jurisdiction, SNDTWU is unique in terms of jurisdiction. SNDTWU can affiliate colleges/institutions anywhere in India with prior consent from the State Government.