Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya
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ChancellorGovernor of Madhya Pradesh
Vice-ChancellorRamdev Bhardwaj[1]
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya is a state university in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. It was established in December 2011.[2] The university is named after Hindi poet and former Prime minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.[3] Mohan Lal Chhipa is the first Vice Chancellor of the university.[3]


As of 2016, the university operates from two rented buildings. Classes are taken at the old Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly while administrative functions are help at a building in the Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University campus.[4] The foundation stone for a 50 acres (0.20 km2) campus in Mungalia Kot was laid in 2013.[4]

Hindi language[edit]

The university is promoting study in the Hindi language. In 2015 they asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) to allow students to write MBBS course papers in Hindi.[2] In 2016 they opened the first engineering course in India to be taught in the Hindi language,[4] although in 2017 the university was considering discontinuing the programme due to lack of students and infrastructure.[5]


  1. ^ Parida, Rashmi R. (31 July 2017). "Dr. Bharadwaj appointed V-C of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University - India Education Diary". India Education Diary. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Hindi varsity urges MCI to allow Hindi for writing MBBS papers". India Today. Press Trust of India. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Mohan Lal Cheepa named vice-chancellor of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University". The Times of India. Press Trust of India. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Ghatwai, Milind (24 August 2016). "Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya: Few takers for country's first Hindi engineering course". The Indian Express. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  5. ^ Tomar, Shruti (23 August 2017). "Hindi engineering courses in Bhopal a flop, no takers this year". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 August 2017.

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