Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

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Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University logo.jpg
Established 4 August 1923
Type Public
Chancellor Governor of Maharashtra
Vice-Chancellor Dr. V.S. Deshpande
Location Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Campus Urban
Former Names Nagpur University
Nickname RTMNU, NU
Affiliations UGC, NAAC AIU
Website www.nagpuruniversity.org, rtmnu.digitaluniversity.ac

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 is the member of Association Of Indian Universities. 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.


RSTM University Campus

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.


Vice chancellors[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


Faculties and Departments[edit]

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[edit]

Engineering Colleges[edit]

  1. Bapurao Deshmukh College of Engineering, Sevagram, Wardha(BDCE) http://www.bdce.edu.in [3] (Inception Year 1983)
  2. Government College Of Engineering, Chandrapur(GEC,Chanda) [4]
  3. Nagpur Institute of Technology (NIT)[5]
  4. Guru Nanak Institute of Engineering & Technology (GNIET)
  5. Guru Nanak Institute of Engineering & Management (GNIEM)
  6. Tulsiramji Gaikwad Patil College of Engineering & Technology (TGPCET) (Inception Year 2007)
  7. Shri Shankarprasad Agnihotri College Of Engineering, Wardha
  8. Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (LIT) (Inception Year 1942)
  9. Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Research and Technology, Chandrapur(RCERT)
  10. Jhulelal Institute of Technology (JIT) (Inception Year 2008)
  11. Anjuman College of Engineering and Technology (ACET) (Inception Year 1999)
  12. St. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering and Technology(SVPCET) (Inception Year 2004)[6]
  13. KITS Ramtek (since 1985)
  14. Yeshwant Rural Education Society's Bapurao Deshmukh College of Engineering Sevagram Wardha (BDCE) (Inception Year 1983)[7]
  15. S. B. Jain Institute of Technology, Management & Research, Nagpur.
  16. Vidarbha Institute of Technology, Umrer Road, Nagpur.
  17. Wainganga College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur.
  18. Tulsiram Gaikwad Patil College of Engineering.
  19. Central India College of Engineering and Technology,Lonara,Nagpur(Inception Year 2009)
  20. Abha Gaikwad Patil COllege Of Engineering
  21. Priyadarshini college of engineering
  22. JD college of Engineering,Katol Road,Nagpur
  23. Smt. Radhikatai Pandav College of Engineering, Nagpur

Autonomous Colleges[edit]

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:

  1. G.H Raisoni College of Engineering (GHRCE) (Autonomy granted in 2010)
  2. Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering(YCCE) (Inception Year 1984) (Autonomy granted in 2010),
  3. Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (SRCOEM) (Inception Year 1984) (Autonomy granted in 2011).

University conducted colleges[edit]

There are 3 colleges which are conducted by the University itself. These colleges are University departments, each specializing in a particular field.

  1. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar College of Law (Law)
  2. Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (Chemical Engg. & Tech.)
  3. Br. S. K. Wankhede College of Education (Education)

Student's Halls of Residence[edit]


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