Central University of Rajasthan
Motto in English
|Education for Sustainable Development|
|Type||Public Central University|
|Vice-Chancellor||Arun K. Pujari|
|Students||1700 (in May 2015)|
Bandar Sindri, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India|
Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), is a central university located in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. CURAJ has ten schools, twenty academic departments and one community college covering Technology, Science, Humanities, Commerce, Management, Public Policy and Social Science programs with a strong emphasis on scientific, technological and social education as well as research. Total student enrolment at the university exceeds 1700 and includes students from over 23 states.
CURAJ was established by an Act of Parliament as a central university on 3 March 2009. The university was started in 2009-10 with two PG programmes namely M.Sc./M.A. Statistics(Actuarial) and M.Sc.Tech. Mathematics in Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur. It shifted to R.K. Patni College, Kishangarh in 2010-11 and started six new PG programmes. In 2012-13, the university moved to its present location, on Jaipur-Ajmer Expressway (NH-8) at Bandar Sindri village of Ajmer district.
Doctoral and undergraduate programmes were started in 2013-14.
CURAJ is located on the Jaipur-Ajmer Expressway (NH-8), 83 km from Jaipur and 40 km from Ajmer and measures more than 209 hectares (518 acres). This land was donated by the Government of Rajasthan in 2010, construction had started in 2011 and by July 2012 the university had moved to its current location. The nearest commuter railway station is Kishangarh Station and the nearest major railway station is the Ajmer Station.
The campus is in developing phase. The departments are functioning from temporary buildings and expected to move their permanent places in 2016. An air conditioned auditorium with a capacity of 1500 has been constructed on the temporary basis. The construction of the guest house is completed. The university has constructed the state of art permanent buildings for hostels and implemented the concept of rain water harvesting successfully by creating seven ponds in the campus at different locations.
The buildings are constructed using a fusion of traditional architectural features of Rajasthan with contemporary design elements. The chhatri and jaali are used in the buildings give a unique blend of the traditional and modern architecture.
CURAJ offers academic and research programmes in Technology, Science, Humanities, Commerce, Management, Public Policy and Social Sciences. This includes five year integrated M.Sc. programmes in various fields, leading to the degree of B.Sc. and M.Sc. These programmes have four core subjects in the 1st and 2nd year (Semester I - IV), and only one subject as major (like Honors degree ) in 3rd year (Semester V & VI) in which the student will pursue the M.Sc. degree.
The University offers various PG programmes with specialization, M. A. programmes, M. Sc. programmes and three-year Integrated M.Sc. B.Ed programmes.
The university admits students to integrated M. Sc., Integrated M.Sc.-B.Ed and PG programmes through the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) held yearly, and conducted at centers all over India. Admission to M. Tech. programme is made once a year on the basis of GATE score through Centralized Counselling for M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan. (CCMT). Admission to the Doctoral programmes were accomplished through the CUCET and followed by an interview.
The university coordinates CUCET each year from its introduction. In 2017, ten universities are taking part in CUCET, including CURAJ. Other universities are Central University of Haryana, Central University of Jammu, Central University of Jharkhand, Central University of Karnataka, Central University of Kashmir, Central University of Kerala, Central University of Punjab, Central University of South Bihar and Central University of Tamil Nadu.
The university offers Ph.D. programs in each department.
Schools and Departments
The university is organised into ten schools, each of which has several departments:
- School of Architecture
- Department of Architecture
- Community College
- School of Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Pharmacy
- School of Commerce & Management
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Management
- School of Engineering and Technology
- Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- School of Earth Sciences
- Department of Atmospheric Science
- Department of Environmental Science
- School of Life Sciences
- Department of Biochemistry
- Department of Biotechnology
- Department of Microbiology
- School of Humanities & Languages
- Department of English
- Department of Hindi
- School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computational Sciences
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Statistics
- School of Social Sciences
- Department of Culture and Media Studies
- Department of Economics
- Department of Public Policy, Law and Governance
- Department of Social Work
- School of Physical Sciences
- Department of Physics
Accreditation & Ranking
The university library has more than 31000+ books including references and subscribed more than 8000 online journals under e-ShodhSindhu (UGC- INFONET Digital Library) Consortium and more than 2000 online journals being subscribed by the University Library i.e. Science Direct, SciFinder, Bentham Science, EBSCO, ACM Digital library & IEEE online journals. More than 100 National & International print journals also being subscribed by the University Library. 
Halls of residence
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There are 6 residences (hostels), including 2 hostels for UG and PG male Students, 2 hostels for UG and PG female Students, one hostel for male research scholars, teaching and non-teaching staff and one hostel for female research scholars, teaching and non-teaching staff.
Besides academics, a range of societies and clubs exist for students like the student-run media group called Astitva, the Film Club, the Music Club, the Dance Club, the photography club known as the Lenswala, The Mathletes, the Navsrijan Society and the Economics Society of CURAJ. The annual cultural fest is known as Marukriti. Math Earth, the Economania, Impresario and Myriad Hues are the annual fests of the respective department and student societies of the university Out of Which Impresario is one of the most successful & Biggest Management Fest of Rajasthan Which has Been Started By Harshad Domle, Rohit Gupta, Md. Abdul Nafi, Vikash Budaniya & Rishabh Choudhary Of 2013-15 Batch Of MBA . The university's students also participate in regional and national level inter-university fests and competitions like the Association of Indian Universities annual fest known as UNIFEST.
- Banaras Hindu University
- Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Malaviya National Institute of Technology
- University of Rajasthan
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