Allana College of Architecture was established in 1999. It offers an undergraduate (B.Arch.) course affiliated with Savitribai Phule Pune University and a postgraduate (M.Arch) course in Construction Management affiliated with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere. The intake for the B.Arch course is 40 while that for the M.Arch course is 20. The institute aims for academic excellence and at the same time holds professional preparedness as its key objective. Competent staff, requisite infrastructure and a disciplined methodology have made it one of the credible centres of learning. It has performed consistently in the university examinations and competitive spheres.
The campus is located close to the city centre and yet within the Pune Cantonment Board boundary. The location is advantageously between two important transport hubs which are entry points to Pune city. Namely: Swargate (interstate & local bus) & Pune Station (Interstate railway, local train & bus). These factors make it easily accessible without compromising on the campus environment. Being in a cantonment area has significant spatial & environmental advantages. Spaced-out colonial planning & architecture protected by strict regulations has a factor of positivity. Heritage areas, traditional markets, tree-lined avenues, the defence establishment and the order of the setting leave a good impression. The campus is known for trees & open spaces. It is popular within the education and sports fraternity for its academic & sports amenities. It plays host to numerous events and provides exposure to its institutes. The location helps to nurture an academic environment conducive to free thinking & creative learning.
The Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education (MCE) Society is one of the oldest educational organizations in Pune and has done pioneering work in the field of education for economically and socially backward sections of society. It has motivated & helped the Muslim minority to get access to quality education and academic counselling. Education for girls children has been one of the key areas of focus. It has nurtured a wide range of institutes that allows for shared and collective learning. It organises and supports varied activities that go beyond academics with the objectives of holistic learning, social well-being & professional interface.