Chaudhary Charan Singh University
|Motto||यत्र सत्यस्य परमं निधानम्|
Motto in English
|Where that supreme treasure of Truth resides|
|Chancellor||Mr Ram Naik (Governor of Uttar Pradesh)|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Narendra Kumar Taneja|
|Registrar||Deep Chand (IAS officer)|
|Location||Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Affiliations||UGC, NAAC, AIU|
Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCS University; Hindi: चौधरी चरण सिंह विश्वविद्यालय), formerly Meerut University, is a public state university located in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. The university was established in 1965. It was later renamed to its current name after Chaudhary Charan Singh, former Prime minister of India. The university celebrated its silver jubilee in 1991.
Professor Narendra Kumar Taneja is the current vice-chancellor of the university.
M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes were started in 1969 taking credit of becoming first University in the country to introduce M.Phil. programme. In 1973, Post Graduate level courses were also introduced with the modernized syllabi.
There are five faculties with 22 UGC sponsored and 35 self-financed/job oriented courses being run in the campus. A distinct feature of the academic program is the semester system.
Library was established in 1968 to serve the academic community of the university in particular and this region of the state in general. In 1969, the library was temporarily moved in L.L.R.M Medical College Campus. A few buildings were built in 1970 at the university campus and the library was housed in room No. 106 on the ground floor of the Institute of Advanced Studies. Construction of the library was started in 1970 and it was formally declared open by the first Chancellor, Dr Gopal Reddy on 11th January1972. The shoebox type library building is designed on modular pattern. Its countless louvers, gentle ramps and full-length glass panels on all sides add to its beauty. It provides 2655.38 sq. meters of floor area spread over four floors. The Library is now known as Raja Mahendra Pratap Library.
The University has many degree colleges affiliated to it. They fall in two divisions: Saharanpur and Meerut with nine districts including Saharanpur, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Gautam Budh Nagar, Bagpat, Hapur, Bulandshahr and Ghaziabad.There are 485 colleges in 2014 affiliated to the university.
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- "Chaudhary Charan Singh University - About Us". Retrieved 19 March 2011.
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