Jai Narain Vyas University

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Jai Narain Vyas University
जय नारायण व्यास विश्वविद्यालय
JNVU Logo.jpg
Established 1962
Type Public
Chancellor Margaret Alva
Vice-Chancellor B.S. Rajpurohit
Students 16000
Location Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Campus Urban, distributed into five academic campus 764.75 acres (3.0948 km2)
Former names University of Jodhpur
Alumni Alumni portal
Nickname Lazy University
Affiliations UGC, NAAC, ACU[1]
Website www.jnvuonline.in

Jai Narain Vyas University (Hindi: जय नारायण व्यास विश्वविद्यालय) also known as University of Jodhpur is situated in Jodhpur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Established in 1962 it took over the four colleges of Jodhpur run by the state government. Accredited with "B" grade by the NAAC, this is the only residential university in the state of Rajasthan, catering mainly to the needs of students of western Rajasthan (the Marwar). Since this university is in the great Indian Thar Desert, its R&D activities are centered on the heritage, society and challenges of the region. This is the western-most university of the country and imparts education and conducts research in border areas neighboring Pakistan.


The Jai Narain Vyas University (formerly known as University of Jodhpur) the second in the State of Rajasthan was established in 1962 by the Jodhpur University Act, (Act XVII) enacted by the State Legislature, for the Unitary Teaching University. Dr S Radhakrihnan, the President of India inaugurated the University of Jodhpur on 24 August 1962. In his inaugural address the Hon'ble President revered Prof. Radha Krishnan desired and defined the goals and objective of the then Jodhpur University now J.N.V.U " That the young people, who will be educated in this university , will go forward not as prisoners of the past, but as pilgrims of the future; will develop in them a spirit of dedication, a spirit of renunciation, a spirit of whole-hearted, single-minded concentration on the advancement of the knowledge, whether in science or humanities".[citation needed]

The University began to function in June 1962, when it took over the four colleges of Jodhpur run by the state government.

  • Jaswant College (now Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies with 04 Departments),
  • Shri Maharaj Kumar College (now Faculty of Law and Campus of Institute of Evening Studies and also being used presently for Under graduate teaching of Faculty of Arts. This also houses Coaching Centre for Weaker Sections),
  • Mugneeram Bangur Memorial Engineering College (now Faculty of Engineering with 11 Departments),
  • Kamla Nehru Girls College (The multi-faculty constituent college of the University).

The first two have been converted into the Faculties of Arts, Commerce, Law, Science and Social Sciences; the other two retain their entity and have been designated as the Kamla Nehru College for Women and the MBM Engineering College. Shah G.L. Kabra Teacher's Training College also existed as private college at the time of foundation of the University. This is now one of the affiliated colleges of the University.

On February 12, 1992 the name of the institution was changed from Jodhpur University to Jai Narain Vyas University.It is now a residential university and the Colleges situated within the municipal limits of Jodhpur are affiliated to the University. It received University Grants Commission (India) recognition as University on July 14, 1962.

List of Vice Chancellors[edit]

  • V. V. John
  • Kan Singh Parihar
  • L. S. Rathore
  • Naseem Bhatiya
  • Kalyan Mal Lodha
  • Lokesh Shekhawat
  • Rajendra Jain. I.A.S.
  • Shayam Lal
  • S.N. Mehlotra
  • Navin Mathur
  • Bhanwar Singh Rajpurohit
  • V Srinivasan


The Jai Narain Vyas University has five Academic Campuses spread over an area of nearly 765 acres (315.4ha). The main campus of the University is New Campus spread across an area of 263.31ha (592.46 acres ) with a 74003 sq mt of constructed area. New Campus has a fully equipped science faculty and state-of-the-art laboratories. It also houses Faculty of Arts, Education & Social Sciences, the University Press, the Gymnasium, USIC, Central Library, Maintenance Cell, facilities for games/ sports and hostels for UG & PG Boys and PG Girls. The other four satellite campuses are Jaswant Campus or the Old Campus (Total Land Area 20.45ha ( 46.04 acres ) Constructed Area 16335 sq mt), K. N. College for Women(Total Land Area 4.04ha ( 9.09 acres ) Constructed Area 15885 sq mt), M.B.M Engineering College(Total Land Area 27.60ha ( 62.0 acres ) Constructed Area 49804 sq mt) and S.M.K. Campus.


Jai Narain Vyas University provides the education and research facilities not only to the residents of the region but also to the wards of defense and paramilitary forces and other organizations as the region is situated along the border of Pakistan. Jai Naran Vyas University offers courses in Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Engineering, Commerce & Business Management, Information Technology and Foreign Languages. The university runs Ph.D, under graduate, Diploma, certificate courses in almost all faculties. There are over around 40 Post-graduate programs, 30 under graduate programs, 10 post-graduate diploma programs and 5 diploma and certificate courses run by the university.


The university has several colleges and institutes offering courses under the following faculties:

[2]===Faculty of Arts=== The departments of Faculty of Arts, Education & Social Sciences impart education and training in linguistic studied in English, French, Hindi, Rajasthani, and Sanskrit to enable the students to activate their inertia of the linguistic potential.[clarification needed] Besides teaching it fosters research on contemporary topics promoting socio-economic development. The education and training so imparted have generated manpower useful in various fields including foreign affairs, intelligence services, strategic areas and economy.

Institute of Evening Studies[edit]

The Institute of Evening Studies provides for evening classes to working candidates for pursuing B.A.,B.Com etc. [3]

provide education and train technical manpower.

M.B.M. Engineering College[edit]

Mugneeram Bangur Memorial Engineering College was established in August 1951 by the Government of Rajasthan. This college became constituent faculty of Engineering in 1962 of the University of Jodhpur (now renamed as The Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur).

Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC)[edit]

It is production and research centre for educational films for UGC-CWCR of the university and has received national recognition for its contribution in the field of electronic media. The Center is fully funded by the University Grants Commission.[4]

Faculty of Science[edit]

The Faculty of Science and its departments are studying Natural/Biological resources of the Indian Desert and the Aravallies. The Botany, Chemistry, Geology and Physics are DST FIST sponsored Departments. The Department of Geology is actively involved in exploration and exploitation of earth resources of these regions. These include oil, mineral and ground water resources. They have also generated knowledge about these regions and technology for the exploitation and utilisation. The departments of Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics and Zoology are providing high quality education and opportunities/infrastructure for research on different material assets of Western Rajasthan. With the help of UGC and other funding agencies like CSIR, DBT, DOEN, DRDO, DST, ICAR, ICFRE and ISRO, these departments have acquired sophisticated equipment and facilities like field stations, green house, micro propagation laboratory.

The Departments of Botany and Zoology are working on conservation of the threatened and endangered species of Desert and Aravalli eco-systems. They are studying the fragile eco-systems and the natural resources. The Department of Chemistry has been working on Chemistry of natural products and for the development of tie and dye industry, environmental remediation, designing of devices for storage of energy and for promoting chemical and natural product based industries.

The Department of Physics and Mathematics are working in collaboration with various agencies including DRDO for generating knowledge and development of scientific methods not only for teaching and education but for utilisation in science based industries and strategic areas like Oil exploration and Designs related to defence. The Department of Physics is working on various aspects of material sciences in collaboration with DRDO and BARC.

The Faculty of Science and its departments have collaborations/MOUs with industries and organizations. Individual laboratories/teachers are helping the Governmental and non-governmental organisations in development and utilisation of technologies based on science and resources generated in our university.

Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies[edit]

The Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies has done job in producing CAs, Managers, Executives, Teachers & Scholars for industry. It has specialised courses in Hotel Management and Tourism. They are in all corners of our country.[5] The Faculty got the prestigious 'Escorts Award' for a Project on 'Delegation of Authority'.

Department of Management Studies (DMS)[edit]

See main article: Department of Management Studies

Department of Management Studies (DMS) also known as DMS Jodhpur is a business school under the university. Its a co-educational Institute offering Post Graduate Courses in Management Education and Research since 1968.

Campus Area & Network[edit]

Jai Narayan Vyas University has five academic campus occupying the mentioned land & constructed area :-


Name of the campus Total land Constructed Area
New Campus 263.31 Hactrs ( 592.46 Acres ) 74003 Sq Mts


Jaswant Campus 20.45. Hactrs ( 46.04 Acres ) 16335 Sq.Mts
K. N. College for Women 4.04 Hactrs ( 9.09 Acres ) 15885 Sq.Mts
M.B.M Engg College 27.60 Hactrs ( 62.0 Acres ) 49804 Sq.Mts

Total Land Area : 315.40 Hactrs ( 764.75 Acres ) Total Constructed Area : 152288 Sq.Mts[6]

Affiliated Colleges[edit]

  • Adarsh Mahavidyalaya
  • Aishwarya College
  • Aman Mahila Teachers Training College
  • Atmanand Teachers Training College
  • Bharat Women B.Ed. College
  • Central Modern Women Teachers Training College
  • Chopasani Teachers Training College
  • Dr. Radha Krishnan Women Teachers Training College
  • G.D. Memorial College
  • Gomi Devi Women Teachers Training College
  • Gurukul Institute of Commerce and Advance Courses
  • Gyandeep Shodh Avam Shikshan Sansthan
  • HK Hitech College
  • Holy sprite Institute of Technology, Science & Research College
  • Jai Narain Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  • Jai Narain Vyas Mahila (P.G.) Mahavidhyalaya
  • JIET College for Girls
  • Kumodini Mahila Shikshak Prakshikshan Mahavidyalaya
  • Lachoo Memorial College of Science & technology
  • Lucky Institute of Professional Studies
  • Ma Saraswati B.Ed. College
  • Maharshi Dadhichi Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  • Mahila Teachers Training College
  • Marwar Shikshak Prakshikshan Mahavidyalaya
  • Maulana Azad Muslim Mahila TeachersTraining College
  • Mayurakshi Women Teachers TrainingCollege
  • Nakoda Parshvanath Jain Mahavidyalaya
  • Onkarmal Somani College of Commerce
  • Shah Govardhan Lal Kabra Teachers College (C.T.E.)
  • Shanti Devi B.Ed. College
  • Vyas B.Ed. College
  • Vyas College of Commerce
  • Vidhyashram Institute of Teachers Training
  • Umrao B.Ed. College
  • Trinity Women Teachers Training College
  • Thomas Cangon Teachers Training C
  • All College of Barmer, Jaisalmer, Pali, Jalore District

Student's welfare[edit]

For welfare of students university have Student council

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