Sidho Kanho Birsha University
|Sidho Kanho Birsha University|
|Motto||sa vidya ya vimuktaye|
|Chancellor||Governor of West Bengal|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr Samita Manna|
|Location||Purulia, West Bengal, India|
Sidho Kanho Birsha University is a state university established in 2010 and situated over two campuses in Purulia and Bankura, West Bengal, India. Tapati Mukherjee has been appointed as the first Vice-Chancellor of the University. The focus of the University would be to promote and protect indigenous culture and language, and especially the Santali language.
The university was founded on 6 July 2010 by the Sidho Kanho Brisha University Act, 2010, passed by the West Bengal Legislature. Jagannath Kishore College, Purulia donated 13 acres of land to the university.
The university is named upon the three illustrious tribal leaders who mastered courage to put up valiant resistance against British imperialist oppression, two brothers Sidhu Murmu, Kanhu Murmu and Birsha Munda.
Twenty five colleges are affiliated to the university. Among which there are nineteen degree colleges, four B.Ed colleges & one private college. The colleges affiliated under Sidho Kanho Birsha University are 
|Name of the College||Address|
|J. K. College||Purulia|
|Ramananda Centenary College||Laulara|
|Ananda Marga College||Anandanagar (Pundag)|
|Chitta Mahato Memorial College||Jargo|
|Achhruram Memorial College||Jhalda|
|Mahatma Gandhi College||Lalpur|
|Barabazar Bikram Tudu Memorial College||Barabazar|
|Panchakot Mahavidyalaya,||Panchakot, Purulia|
|Arsha College||Arsha, Purulia|
|Raghunathpur College||Raghunathpur, Purulia|
|Bikramjit Goswami Memorial College||Joypur|
|Kashipur Michael Madhusudhan Mahavidyalaya||Kashipur|
|Sponsored Teacher's Training College||Purulia|
|Manbhum Institute of Education & Social Science||Tata Road, P.O.- Dulmi Nadiha, Purulia|
|Deben Mahato Teacher's Training College||Paharighora, Santaldhi, Purulia|
|Bidyasagar Foundation School of Education and Training||Tamna, Simuli, Purulia|
|Bengal Institute of Science & Technology||Tata Road, Dulmi-Nadiha, Purulia|
|Haladhar Mahato Teachers' Training Institute||Dighi, Manbazar-II, 723131|
- "Vice Chancellore". Retrieved 6 September 2012.
- Tribal areas get own universityindianexpress.com. The Indian Express. Published Kolkata, Friday April 23, 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2012
- "New Vice-Chancellors take charge in West Bengal". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2 November 2010.
- University History skbu.ac.in. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
- "List of Colleges:". skbu.ac.in. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
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