Founded in 1962, Shivaji University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized city of Kolhapur (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Maharashtra. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Shivaji University (SU) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Shivaji University (SU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.