The Poona college of Arts Science & commerce was founded In the year 1970 by the Anjuman Khairul Islam (A.K.I.) Mumbai and is affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) at the Junior College level and to the University of Pune at the Senior College level in a short period of 38Years, the college has grown into a full fledged degree college with P.G. centers in Electronics Computer Science, Organic Chemistry, Zoology, English, Economics, Urdu and Commerce.
The college can proudly boost of having full fledged University recognised research centers in Commerce, Chemistry & Economics with research guides in the above subjects.The college is also planning to have research centres in Urdu and English very shortly. It is a matter of pride that the college has University approved research guides in the subjects such as English, Bio-mathematics, Geology & Environmental Science, Botany and Bioinformatics.
The Poona College is also the first college in Pune to be selected by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi for the introduction of Computer Maintenance course at the degree level as a part of the UGC programs Vocationalization of First Degree Education from the academic year 1994-95. The college also imparts teaching for vocational course of Electronics and information Technology at the Junior College level. The college has been accredited by NAAC and was awarded A Grade in Feb. 2004.