The centre was established on September 25, 1970 at Pune. Since its inception in 1970 the main activity of the Centre is providing 10- month diploma training to in-service school teachers only for Gujarati, Marathi and Sindhi languages. Later on, Konkani language was added after including Konkani in VIII Schedule Language. The course is open for Prospective Teachers, Research Scholars and General Public also for the last several academic sessions.
The Centre is located in Deccan College, Poona with a hostel facility. Presently, the centre runs with only one permanent faculty for Marathi languages who is now Principal I/c. and 3 guest faculties.
The Centre has provided language training to 1695 trainees for 4 languages as follows:
Gujarati - 641, Konkani - 75, Marathi - 590, Sindhi - 389