Central University of Jharkhand

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Central University of Jharkhand
Central University of Jharkhand (emblem).jpg
Motto Knowledge to Wisdom
Type Central University
Established 2009
Chancellor Justice V.N.Khare
Vice-Chancellor Nand Kumar Yadav
Location Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
23°26′30″N 85°8′45″E / 23.44167°N 85.14583°E / 23.44167; 85.14583Coordinates: 23°26′30″N 85°8′45″E / 23.44167°N 85.14583°E / 23.44167; 85.14583
Affiliations UGC
Website www.cuj.ac.in

The Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ) is a Central University of India, established by an act of Indian Parliament (Act no. 25 of 2009) in 2009.[1] . The then president of India and visitor of the Central University of Jharkhand, Her Excellency, Smt. Pratibha Patil, appointed Prof. Darlando T. Khathing, an internationally renowned scientist and a distinguished academic administrator, as its first Vice Chancellor.[2] [3]. Like any other Central Universities of India it is a teaching and research university.


CUJ offers five year "Integrated Masters Programs" in more than 20 disciplines, a few postgraduate programs, 4 year integrated courses and Ph.Ds. It also offers 2 year masters program in various specialization of science and technology (M.Sc and M.Tech). As of now these are run at the temporary 45-acre beautiful and vibrant green campus, with classrooms and hostels blending well with the environment. The present campus of the University is located at Brambe, a 25 km drive from Ranchi city, in the State of Jharkhand, India.

Inner view of the temporary Brambe campus and university auditorium.


Admission to the Five years integrated M.Tech/M.B.A./M.Sc./M.A. courses, Three years Bachelor course, Two-years LL.M./ M.Tech/ M.B.A./ M.Sc./ M.A. courses and Ph.D. courses will be based on the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET). Admission to the Certificate & Diploma courses will be based on Internal Entrance Test[4]. Marks of the candidates coming from the University of Cambridge will be based on the Association of Indian Universities criteria – in calculation of overall average percentage of marks of best 5 subjects, such candidates must include the best 5 A-Level subjects taken. If the number of A Level subjects falls short of 5, the remaining subjects maybe taken from O-Level for aggregating the overall percentage of marks of best 5 subjects.


CUJ operates from its temporary campus at Brambe. The Brambe campus includes 70 independent class rooms and teaching labs, a 500-seat auditorium, research lab complex for sciences, engineering workshops and computer lab, and a linguistics lab. The university provides on-campus accommodation to students (total capacity 1000 boys and girls in separate hostels)[5].

CUJ permanent administrative Building at Cheri-Manatu Ranchi
Administrative Building at Brambe campus
Former President Dr. Abdul Kalam at CUJ

Schools and Centres[edit]

Entrance view of the Campus

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Management
  • Centre for International Relations
  • Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences (in process)

School of Mass Communication and Media Technologies

  • Centre for Mass Communication & Journalism

School of Natural Sciences

  • Centre for Applied Chemistry
  • Centre for Applied Physics
  • Centre for Life Science
  • Centre for Applied Mathematics
  • Centre for Computer Science & Engineering

School of Languages

  • Centre for English Language
  • Center for Hindi language
  • Center for Far East Languages (Korean, Chinese, Tibetan)

School of Engineering and Technology

  • Centre for Nanotechnology
  • Centre for Energy Engineering
  • Computer Science - Mobile Computing
  • Centre for Excellence in Green and Efficient Energy Technology (CoE-GEET)

CoE-GEET project is under FAST (Frontier Areas of Science and Technology) scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, New Delhi. Established in year 2015 in the greenery of Central University of Jharkhand it has been brought up to develop materials, processes and systems which conserve and improve the existing social capital in the form of renewable energy resources and clean environment for the future generations. It involves Centre for Energy Engineering, Centre for Nanotechnology and Centre for Applied Chemistry under School of Engineering and Technology and School of Natural Sciences respectively[6]. This centre hosts various advanced research equipment like X-Ray Diffractometer, Atomic Force Microscope and many others for material synthesis and characterization.

School for the Study of Culture

  • Centre for Indigenous Culture Study
  • Centre for Tribal and Customary Law
  • Centre for Tribal Folklore, Language & Literature
  • Centre for Performing Arts

School of Natural Resources and Management

  • Centre for Environmental Sciences(CEVS)
  • Centre for Land Resource Management
  • Centre for Water Engineering & Management

School of Management Sciences

  • Centre for Business Administration

School of Education

  • Centre for Education


  1. ^ The Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II Section 1, No.27, Friday March 20, 2009. Page 1-34.
  2. ^ http://cuj.ac.in/vc1.php
  3. ^ "Central Universities Act, 2009" (PDF). Central University of Karnataka. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  4. ^ http://cuj.ac.in/AdmissionCUJ2017.php
  5. ^ www.cuj.ac.in
  6. ^ http://cuj.ac.in/GEETDepartment.php

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