Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
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|Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University|
|Established||4 August 1923|
|Chancellor||Governor of Maharashtra|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr.Vilas S. Sapkal|
|Location||Nagpur, Maharashtra, India|
|Former Names||Nagpur University|
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), formerly known as Nagpur University, was established on August 4, 1923 in the city of Nagpur in the Maharashtra state of central India. Named after Tukdoji Maharaj, its focus was in teaching languages of India, including Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi and Urdu. The institution has offered a medical degree since 1947. The university was divided on May 1, 1983, when some of its facilities were rededicated to the creation of Amravati University. It has been accredited with the highest, 'A' Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), New Delhi. It is now labeled as one of the toughest universities in the country due to its strict assessment and extremely high standards of academia. It has also once been ranked amongst some of the top Universities in India.
The Nagpur University was established on 4 August 1923 with six affiliated colleges and 927 students. During 1947, the number of students increased to about 9000 accompanied by the improvement and diversification of curricula and expansion in the range of subjects. The expansion of library and sports facilities occurred during these years for the intellectual and physical well being of the students.
It was in 1958 that some new Departments in Arts and Social Science faculties were opened; the major expansion, however, came in 1963 when several science and other teaching Departments were started. The Departments were shifted to spacious buildings in the main campus in 1972-73. In later years, several career oriented courses have been started viz., Business Management, Fine Arts, Mass Communication, Library Science, Physical Education, etc. In 2012 the university was again divided to part way for the proposed Gondwana University.
- G. B. Kadam
- Justice W. R. Puranik (1944 to 1947)
- Sir M. B. Niyogi
- Hari Singh Gour (1928–) (1936–)
- Sir Bipin Krishna Bose (1923–)
- P. V. Narasimha Rao, Former Prime Minister of India
- Eknath Easwaran, Internationally known & respected spiritual teacher
- Chandrashekhar Shankar Dharmadhikari, Padma Bhushan, Judge and Indian Independence activist
- Shantaram Potdukhe, former Member of Parliament & Union Minister of State, Finance
- Mukul Wasnik, General Secretary, Indian National Congress and Union Minister
- Shrikant Jichkar, Former member of the Indian National Congress
- Vishnu Bhikaji Kolte (1908–1998), noted Marathi writer and former Vice Chancellor, Nagpur University
- Harishankar Parsai (1924–1995), noted Hindi writer and satirist.
- Ulhas Kashalkar (b. 1955), noted Hindustani classical vocalist
- Swati Dandekar, an United States politician, Iowa House of Representatives.
- S. R. Wate, Director, CSIR-National Environmental Engg. & Research Institute, Nagpur (A CSIR Laboratory)
- M. O. Garg, Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun (A CSIR Laboratory)
- Marotrao Kowase, MP from Gadchiroli-Chimur
- Datta Meghe, MP
- Vilas Muttemwar, MP from Nagpur
- Eknath Ranade, founder of Vivekananda Kendra
- P. K. Dave, former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi & former Ambassador to Brussels, (IAS) officer from Nagpur
- K. Jayakumar, senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Kerala
- Damaraju Raghavarao is an Indian-born statistician, know for his contributions in Design of experiments
- Shekhar C. Mandeis a Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award winner Scientist in the field of X-ray Crystallography and Biophysics
- Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah, Vice President of India & Former Chief Justice of India.
- Ramesh Jain, Scientist, Professor and Entrepreneur in the field of Computer Science.
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Faculties and Departments
The University comprises the Faculties of Art & Humanities, Science, Social Sciences, Home Science, Medicine, Commerce, Education, Engineering & Technology, Law, and Ayurveda consisting of 37 postgraduate teaching departments and three constituent colleges/institutions.
There are 810 colleges affiliated to the university in the districts of Nagpur, Bhandara, and Yavatmal in the state of Maharashtra. The department and conducted college/institution buildings are spread over seven campuses with an overall area of 327 acres.
Institutes and Centers Affiliated to RTMNU
- Bapurao Deshmukh College of Engineering, Sevagram, Wardha(BDCE) http://www.bdce.edu.in  (Inception Year 1983)
- Government College Of Engineering, Chandrapur(GEC,Chanda) 
- Nagpur Institute of Technology (NIT)
- Guru Nanak Institute of Engineering & Technology (GNIET)
- Guru Nanak Institute of Engineering & Management (GNIEM)
- Tulsiramji Gaikwad Patil College of Engineering & Technology (TGPCET) (Inception Year 2007)
- Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (LIT) (Inception Year 1942)
- Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Research and Technology, Chandrapur(RCERT)
- Jhulelal Institute of Technology (JIT) (Inception Year 2008)
- Anjuman College of Engineering and Technology (ACET) (Inception Year 1999)
- St. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering and Technology(SVPCET) (Inception Year 2004)
- KDK College of Engineering (since 1983)
- KITS Ramtek (since eyteyye
- Yeshwant Rural Education Society's Bapurao Deshmukh College of Engineering Sevagram Wardha (BDCE) (Inception Year 1983)
- S. B. Jain Institute of Technology, Management & Research, Nagpur.
- Vidarbha Institute of Technology, Umrer Road, Nagpur.
- Wainganga College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur.
- Tulsiram Gaikwad Patil College of Engineering.
- Central India College of Engineering and Technology,Lonara,Nagpur(Inception Year 2009)
- Abha Gaikwad Patil COllege Of Engineering
- Priyadarshini college of engineering
Some colleges under Nagpur University have been granted 'Autonomous' status by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, after recognizing their abilities to excel under academic autonomy. These colleges are affiliated to the University, but exercise autonomy in terms of academics, examinations and administration.
At present only 3 colleges have achieved this 'highly prestigious' status from the UGC. All these colleges are Engineering colleges stated as under:
- Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering(YCCE) (Inception Year 1984) (Autonomy granted in 2010),
- G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering (G.H.R.C.E) (http://ghrce.raisoni.net/) (Inception Year 1996) (Autonomy granted in 2010),
- Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (SRCOEM) (Inception Year 1984) (Autonomy granted in 2011).
University conducted colleges
There are 3 colleges which are conducted by the University itself. These colleges are University departments, each specializing in a particular field.
- Dr. B. R. Ambedkar College of Law (Law)
- Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (Chemical Engg. & Tech.)
- Br. S. K. Wankhede College of Education (Education)
Student's Halls of Residence
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