Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Holkar Solapur University was established on 1st August 2004 and was inaugurated on 03-08-2004 by the Governor of Maharashtra. The formation of the university at Solapur was a long cherished desire of the people of this region. The University is now a hub of various academic activities. Good number of Engineering, Agricultural, Architectural, Medical and Traditional institutions of national fame are located in and around the city.
Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Holkar Solapur University has established 10 Schools under which it offers UG, PG and PhD courses in different specializations. Admissions to all courses are based on the candidate's merit in the entrance exam.Solapur University has more than 100 affiliating colleges which offer more than 70 different courses in a variety of specializations. The university has also added new schools and skill-based courses in recent years.
Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Holkar Solapur University offers entrance based admissions to its courses. The university conducts SU CET every year, based on the scores of which candidates are shortlisted and called for admissions. For admissions to MBA and MCA courses, the university accepts MAH MBA CET and MAH MCA CET respectively. Application forms for admissions are released online every year.