Marathwada Mitra Mandal started College of Architecture in Pune in 1985, which was the first unaided institute with then known as University of Pune, now Savitribai Phule Pune University, with an aim to train professionals who can contribute positively to the built environment and support the cause of the trust "welfare of masses". 


Holistic Value Based Education is one area of the institution where it is distinctive to its priority and thrust. Following aspects of Holistic Value Based Education imparted by the institute add to the distinctiveness: