Dr. Hari Singh Gour University

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Dr. Hari Singh Gour University
Founder Sir Hari Singh Gour
Vice-Chancellor Professor Raghavendra Tiwari
Academic staff
Undergraduates 19000
Postgraduates 10000
Location Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India
Campus Rural
Affiliations UGC
Website www.dhsgsu.ac.in

Dr. Hari Singh Gour University (Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya), formerly and more popularly known as Sagar University or University of Saugor, is a Central University in the city of Sagar, the state of Madhya Pradesh or (MP), India. It was formerly named "Sagar University" when founded on 18 July 1946, during the British Raj. In February 1983 the name was changed to that of Sir Hari Singh Gour, the University's founder, by the State Government.[1] It is the oldest university in Madhya Pradesh.[2]


The main campus of the university is in Sagar City on Patharia hills, sprawling over 830.3 hectares of land, and the university also has several affiliated colleges and a distance education wing. A medical college is being built to train students in medical science.[citation needed]

Entrance to Sagar University


The university offers courses at all levels such as bachelor's, masters, doctorate, diploma, and certificate. It also offers distance education programmes. This university has several departments that offer specialised courses in the following fields and disciplines:[3]

  • Adult & Continuing Education
  • Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Geology
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Bio-Technology
  • Botany
  • Business Management
  • Central Instrumentation Centre
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Communication & Journalism
  • Computer Science & Application
  • Criminology & Forensic Science
  • Disaster Management
  • Ecological & Environmental Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English and European Languages
  • Finance Officer
  • Fine Arts and Performing Arts
  • General & Applied Geography
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Industrial & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Institute of Distance Education
  • Law
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Linguistics
  • Material Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science and Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology and Social Work
  • Yogic Science
  • Zoology

Library and centers[edit]

  • University Computer Center
  • University Health Center
  • University Library
  • University Press
  • University Science & Instrumentation Center
  • University Information & Communication Technology Center
  • University Works Department

Notable alumni[edit]

The university has the highest number of alumni in the entire state of Madhya Pradesh who have been to countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, China, Russia, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States to pursue their international careers.[citation needed]


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