Maharshi Dayanand University

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Maharshi Dayanand University
MottoVidya Vindate Amritam
Motto in English
Learning bestows the nectar of life
TypeState Govt. University
Established1976; 47 years ago (1976)
ChancellorGovernor of Haryana
Vice-ChancellorRajbir Singh
Location, ,
28°54′00″N 76°34′12″E / 28.90000°N 76.57000°E / 28.90000; 76.57000
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, AICTE

Maharshi Dayanand University, also called M.D. University or simply MDU, is a university in Rohtak, Haryana, India. Established in 1976 and named after the saint Dayananda Saraswati.

Maharshi Dayanand University, ab initio established as Rohtak University, Rohtak, came into existence by Act No. 25 of 1975 of the Haryana Legislative Assembly in 1976 with the objective to promote inter-disciplinary higher education and research in the fields of environmental, ecological and life sciences. It was rechristened as Maharshi Dayanand University in 1977 after the name of a great visionary and social reformer, Maharshi Dayanand. It had a unitary and residential character in its nascent stage, but became an affiliating university in November 1978. The university secured the recognition of University Grants Commission – the higher education regulatory body of India – for central government grants on 16 March 1979.


MDU Main Entrance Gate

While Kurukshetra University was the only state university at the time of formation of the state of Haryana in 1966, with partial affiliation of state colleges with Panjab University. Later, deaffiliation of Haryana colleges from Panjab University and growing needs of higher education in Haryana, the new University of Rohtak was established at the erstwhile regional center of Punjab University at Rohtak. Later the university was renamed as Maharishi Dayanand University. A large, lush green 700-acre main campus was established for the needs of the University at Delhi Road.

A former satellite campus, the Indira Gandhi Post Graduate Regional Center in Rewari, was awarded university status on its own (as Indira Gandhi University) in April 2013.[2]

IIM Rohtak in MDU Campus
Vivekanand Central Library At MDU Campus .


MDU offers an undergraduate arts and engineering programs that awards a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) or Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree. The university also offers postgraduate programs that lead to Master of Technology (M.Tech.), Master of Science (MSc) by research, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and doctorate (Ph.D.). The MSc and PhD are research degrees while the rest are taught degrees.[3]


The university was accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council in 2019 with a grade of A+ at CGPA 3.44 out of overall 4.00.[4]


University and college rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2022)[5]101–150
NIRF (Universities) (2022)[6]96

Maharshi Dayanand University was ranked 93 among universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking in 2022[6] and 101–150 overall.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ About MDU
  2. ^ Staff (25 April 2013). "University Status Awarded to Indira Gandhi Regional Center in Rewari". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 26 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak".
  4. ^ "37th Meeting of the Standing Committee (28th March 2019) List of Institutions Recommended For Accreditation by NAAC" (PDF). National Assessment and Accreditation Council. 28 March 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  5. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2022 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 15 July 2022.
  6. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2022 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 15 July 2022.

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