Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya

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Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
Guru Ghasidas University seal.jpg
Motto ज्ञान पंथ कृपान के धारा
Type Central University
Established 1983 (1983)
Chancellor N. R. Madhava Menon
Vice-Chancellor Anjila Gupta
Location Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
Campus Rural
Affiliations UGC, AICTE, AIU, ACU, NAAC

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya is a Central University located in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India.It is one of the largest and oldest institution of higher education of Chhattisgarh. Established under Central Universities Act 2009, No. 25 of 2009. Formerly known as Guru Ghasidas University (GGU), established by an Act of the State Legislative Assembly, was formally inaugurated on June 16, 1983. GGV is an active member of the Association of Indian Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities. The National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the University as B+ . Situated in a socially and economically challenged area, the university is appropriately named to honor the great Satnami Saint Guru Ghasidas (born in the 17th century), who championed the cause of the downtrodden and waged a relentless struggle against all forms of social evils and injustice prevailing in the society. It was named after Guru Ghasidas, the founder of the Satnami movement in the region. The jurisdiction of the university is spread across the Bilaspur Revenue Division. It covers almost the entire spectrum of the higher education requirements of the local people. It has several University Teaching Department (UTDs) on its campuses.


Guru Ghasidas University campus spread over an area of 700 acres (2.8 km2), five kilometres from the main Bilaspur town. River Arpa runs parallel to the university campus.


Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya established as 9th state university of undivided Madhya Pradesh on 16 June 1983 by an Act of the State Legislative Assembly. The university is named to honor the great Satnami Saint Guru Ghasidas (1756–1850), who championed the cause of the downtrodden and waged a relentless struggle against all forms of social evils and injustice prevailing in the society. GGU upgraded into a Central University under Central Universities Act 2009, No. 25 of 2009 with the name of Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya.


It has taken from Uttarakanda of Sri Ramchritmanas after Doha number 118 (B).
ग्यान पंथ कृपान कै धारा। परत खगेस होइ नहिं बारा॥
जो निर्बिघ्न पंथ निर्बहई। सो कैवल्य परम पद लहई॥1॥
भावार्थ:- ज्ञान का मार्ग कृपाण (दोधारी तलवार) की धार के समान है। हे पक्षीराज! इस मार्ग से गिरते देर नहीं लगती। जो इस मार्ग को निर्विघ्न निबाह ले जाता है, वही कैवल्य (मोक्ष) रूप परमपद को प्राप्त करता है॥1॥


The university is structured into the following academic divisions:

  1. Anthropology & Tribal Development
  2. Biotechnology
  3. Botany
  4. Chemistry
  5. Commerce
  6. Computer Science & IT
  7. Economics
  8. Education
  9. English
  10. Forensic Science
  11. Forestry, Wild Life & Environment Sc.
  12. Hindi
  13. History
  14. Institute of Technology
  15. Journalism & Mass Communication
  16. Law
  17. Library & Information Science
  18. Management
  19. Pharmacy
  20. Physical Education
  21. Pure & Applied Mathematics
  22. Pure & Applied Physics
  23. Political Sc. & Public Administration
  24. Rural Technology
  25. Social Work
  26. Zoology

Institute of Technology[edit]

Institute of Technology

Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas University (IT-GGV) is a Constituent institution of Guru Ghasidas University. It was established in 1997. Currently, institute offers Bachelor of Technology, Master of Technology and Ph.D in various engineering disciplines. Admissions to B.Tech is done on the basis of merit obtained by the candidate in JEE-main.

Department of Law[edit]

The Department of Law was established in 2012. The department has its own library. The department offers two five-year integrated programs, the BA LLB and the B.Com LLB courses. There are ten semesters, two semesters per year. Students are admitted through the VET (Vishwavidhyalaya entrance test). The Department of Law is located inside the UTD (University teaching department) campus.


University and college rankings
General – India
NIRF (Universities) (2017)[1] 151-200
Pharmacy – India
NIRF (2017)[2] 35

Guru Ghasidas University was ranked in the 151-200 band among universities in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2017.[1] Among pharmacy colleges in India, it twas ranked 35th by NIRF in 2017.[2]

National Centre for Accelerator Based Research[edit]

GGV is going to establish a 3.0 MV pelletron accelerator(9SDH-4, NEC).[3][4][5] This is accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Board of Research in Nuclear Science, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India and the University, which is for setting a Special Scientific Centre in the campus with the name "National Centre for Accelerator-based Research"(in short NCAR).[6] This inter-disciplinary research facility is related to atomic energy, it would help to create skilled manpower required for nuclear plants. NCAR will be the first of its kind in entire Central India.[6] The machine have already reached from National Electrostatics Corporation, United States.[7] The process of developing necessary infrastructure is going on. NCAR organized two days national workshop on particle accelerator under the aegis of Indian Society of Particle Accelerator(ISPA) on February 18–19, 2014.[8][9]


Central Library of GGV

The Central Library of Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya comprises more than 105000 books, 3950 back volumes of journals and 1100 Ph.D. theses.[10] This library has a well Wi-Fi system along with a sufficient number computers for free access. Along with Central library, departments of GGV have their separate Departmental libraries.

Residential student halls[edit]

GGV is a NON residential institution.[11] There are only two hostels at GGV, one for boys and one for girls. Hostels have facilities as vegetarian mess, gymnesium, play grounds, reading room, TV room etc. There is Internet Facility in Hostels. They have a good academic environment for students. Faculty members of university act as wardens for supervision of them.

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Coordinates: 22°07′56″N 82°08′32″E / 22.1322°N 82.1422°E / 22.1322; 82.1422