Among the many places of education in Pune, there are Deccan College and Fergusson College (see also here), which have been affiliated with Pune University (also here). Read more about traditional pāṭhaśālas here, and watch a video here .
Among the many academic luminaries mentioned in this interview, there are S. D. Joshi, J. A. F. Roodbergen, R. N. Dandekar, Paul Thieme, George Cardona, Ashok Aklujkar, Ludo Rocher, Henry Hoenigswald, Peter Hook, and Arthur Berriedale Keith.
Much could be linked to from our discussion about Hinduism and teaching Hinduism; learn more about B. R. Ambedkar; the California Textbook Controversy, Sheldon Pollock's The Death of Sanskrit, the Dismantling Global Hindutva Conference; and the Chinmaya Mission.
Unfortunately, there is no public website for Professor Deshpande's Sanskrit poetry yet.