Maharshi Dayanand University
|Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak(Haryana,India)|
|Vice-Chancellor||Har Sarup Chahal|
|Location||Rohtak, Haryana, India|
|Affiliations||UGC, BCI AICTE|
Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) (Hindi: महर्षि दयानन्द विश्वविद्यालय) is an "A" grade Government State university in Rohtak, Haryana, India.It is accredited by NAAC. Established in 1976 and named after the saint Dayananda Saraswati, the university offers courses in a number of fields of study at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. Besides offering courses on campus, MDU is a collegiate university which provides programs through colleges, institutes and centers throughout the region. MDU Rohtak shares its campus with IIM Rohtak.
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) visited the University in Feb 2013 and accredited it with B++ grade, with an institutional score of 80.25. Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) has been re-accredited with ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). This decision was taken by the Executive Council of NAAC in its meeting held on July 2013 in Bengaluru. now it is a A grade university.
Maharshi Dayanand University, ab initio established as Rohtak University, Rohtak, came into existence by an Act No. 25 of 1975 of the Haryana Legislative Assembly in 1976 with the objective to promote inter-disciplinary higher education and research in the fields of environmental, ecological and life sciences. It was rechristened as Maharshi Dayanand University in 1977 after the name of a great visionary and social reformer, Maharshi Dayanand. It had a unitary and residential character in its nascent stage, but became an affiliating University in November 1978. The University secured the recognition of University Grants Commission – the higher education regulatory body of India - for central Govt. grants in Feb. 1983.
From its original objective of studies in the life sciences, the university has 13 faculties, 27 postgraduate departments and runs 77 academic programs on campus. There are 66 boards of studies for developing and designing courses. In addition to the main campus, there is a satellite campus at the National Law College (UILMS) at Gurgaon.
Educational and research programmes are offered through its 36 departments. There are 10 instructional buildings, 10 dormitories (with another 10 planned), the Vivekananda Library with six branches, the modern Tagore Auditorium, a student-activity centre, a health centre, a faculty house, a sports stadium, swimming pool, multipurpose gymnasium, community centre, printing press, cafeterias, a shopping complex and an administration building. About 550 residential units are available for faculty members and non-teaching staff. There is a campus-wide network of cable and wi-fi technologies, with 1 GB/s internet connectivity. Branches of the State Bank of India and the Central Co-operative Bank are available on campus.
The university is about 75 kilometres (47 mi) from Delhi on the Delhi-Hisar National Highway (NH-10) and about 240 kilometres (150 mi) from Chandigarh, the state capital. Rohtak is the educational hub of the state; the university also administers programmes through its Indira Gandhi P.G. Regional Centre, Meerpur (Rewari) and the University Institute of Law and Management Studies (ULIMS), Gurgaon. The Regional Centre offers nine postgraduate programmes, and UILMS offers two.
The university library system comprises a central library (the Vivekananda Library) seven satellite libraries in management, law, engineering, mathematics, hotel management and departmental libraries in the departments of sociology and history. The Vivekananda Library is centrally located, a five-minute walk from all departments and dormitories. The library is housed in a three-story building with an 84,000-square-foot (7,800 m2) area and a seating capacity of 800. It is open seven days a week, and a reading hall (with a seating capacity of about 250) is open around the clock. The library is air-conditioned, with comfortable seating. All library functions (check-out, check-in, catalog and acquisition system) are automated, and information kiosks are present for accessing the online catalog and other library databases. The library has over 2,50,000 volumes of books and 50,000 bound volumes of journals; it subscribes to 540 Indian and foreign print journals. Online access is provided to 5300 e-journals through a user-generated content facility, over 200 open-access e-journals, Scopus, e-Emeralds Plus (a full-text database of management journals from Emerald Group Publishing) and Manupatra. The university invests over Rs. 200 lakhs annually on the enrichment of its knowledge base, in addition to infrastructure upgrades. The library also maintains a campus-wide, IP-based phone system and the university website; it offers distance B.L.I.Sc. and M.L.I.Sc. courses as part of the Directorate of Distance Education.
The Directorate of Sports has produced many nationally and internationally ranked sportspeople, including seven Arjuna and five Bhim Awardees. The university has a modern gymnasium, an international-standard swimming pool, a squash court, boxing ring, wresting hall, tennis and basketball courts, and a complex of playing fields. A synthetic athletics track and artificial-turf field hockey ground are planned. The Directorate hosts about 60 intercollegiate tournaments for men and women players from affiliated colleges, organizes coaching camps for its students and sends teams to intercollegiate tournaments and national games.
National Service Scheme
Students enrolled under the scheme must perform 120 hours of community service and participate in a seven-day NSS camp every year. Students also have opportunities to participate in programmes such as the Youth Leadership Training Camp, Youth Festivals, National Integration Camps and Adventure Programmes. University NSS Merit Certificates are awarded to NSS volunteers on the completion and fulfillment of prescribed conditions. In addition, the best NSS volunteers are decorated with awards at the unit, district and university level each year.
As a collegiate university, MDU has 126 institutions and colleges under its banner with a total enrollment of about 170,0000 students. It has a number of engineering colleges, management institutes and pharmacy colleges. On campus is a Directorate of Distance Education, with an enrollment of over 50,000 students in 24 professional and academic courses. The university has endowed six chairs to conduct research on the lives and contributions of eminent Indians.
- Faculty of Commerce
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering and Technology
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Life Sciences
- Faculty of Management Science
- Faculty of Performing and Visual Arts
- Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science
- Faculty of Physical Science
- Faculty of Social Science
- University Regional Centre, Rewari
- University Institute of Law and Management Studies
- University Have a Hotel Management And Tourism Department
The Faculty of Medicine is now a separate university (the B. D. Sharma University of Health Sciences).
- Agriculture Biotechnology
- Business Economics
- Centre for Haryana Studies
- Computer Science
- Defence & Strategic Studies
- Engineering and Technology (UIET)
- English and Foreign Languages
- Environment Sciences
- Fine Arts
- Food Technology
- Information Technology
- Journalism and Mass Communications
- Library & Info. Science
- Medical Biotechnology
- Music & Theater
- Physical Education
- Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Plant Biotechnology
- Political Science
- Public Administrations
- Sports Science
- Hotel& Tourism Management
- Urban & Rural Studies
The university emphasizes student welfare, and has a directorate for this purpose. The directorate is housed in the student-activity centre, equipped with a bookshop, a cyber café for internet surfing, a cafeteria, a conference hall with internet connectivity and separate common rooms for men and women with newspapers, magazines, and indoor games.
It organizes activities in the arts and culture. The directorate shares the expenses of educational tours organized by teaching departments. Bus and railway passes are facilitated for students. Camps and adventure courses such as trekking, youth leadership training camps, rock climbing, snow skiing, a values-based spiritual course and a personality-development camp are organized.
Six zonal youth festivals and one inter-zonal youth festival (consisting of 40 events in music, dance, theatre, literary, fine arts and culture) are organized during an academic year. A techno-management fest, designed for students in engineering, management and other technical fields, is also organized in the Tagore Auditorium. The university has a holiday home and youth centre at Dhanachulli, Nainital district.
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- Accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and ncrt: http://www.mduiip.net/info/about_us.html
- Staff (25 April 2013). "University Status Awarded to Indira Gandhi Regional Center in Rewari". Hindustan Times.