Ranchi University

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Ranchi University
Ranchi University Logo New.jpg
Latin: Universitas Ranchiensis
Motto
  • May nostrum scientia fio splendens
    (Latin)
  • तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु
    (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
"May our knowledge become brilliant"
Type Public
Established July 12, 1960
Chancellor Draupadi Murmu
Vice-Chancellor Ramesh Kumar Pandey
Location Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°22′18″N 85°19′27″E / 23.37167°N 85.32417°E / 23.37167; 85.32417
Campus Urban
Colours Red & Blue
               
Nickname RU
Affiliations UGC, AIU
Website ranchiuniversity.ac.in

Ranchi University is a university in Jharkhand state of India. It was established on 12 July 1960 as a teaching-cum-affiliating university, and its first vice chancellor was Vishnudeo Narayan Singh. It is headquartered in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand.

The university has a total student intake of around 90,000 students from its affiliated colleges. It has a central library with approximately 150,000 books for the academic needs of the students. There are a total of two male hostels and four female hostels in the university campus situated at Kutchery Road, Ranchi. The university is financially dependent on UGC funds (Rs. 38 crores annually) in addition to the fees paid by the students.[1]

At present, the University spans five districts of Jharkhand, namely, Ranchi, Gumla, Khunti, Simdega and Lohardaga. Right since its inception Ranchi University has been alive to the ever increasing demands of higher education.although there remains a lot of scope for improving the standards of education at the university. Keeping apace with changing times, the University today offers vocational courses. For the less privileged students coming from the scheduled tribes or scheduled castes, special coaching classes are engaged to prepare them for competitive examinations.

The syllabi for mainstream courses in science, humanities and commerce too have been upgraded to meet the requirements of University Grants Commission (UGC).

The current acting Vice-Chancellor of Ranchi University is R. K. Pandey.[2]

Bifurcation of the University[edit]

In 1992, university was bifurcated to create Vinoba Bhave University, reducing its area by nearly half for proper administration. In 2009 university was divided twice – in January to create Nilamber Pitamber University, at Medininagar, and in August 2009 to create Kolhan University,[3] at Chaibasa.[4]

Vice Chancellors of the Ranchi University[edit]

List of Vice Chancellors[2]
# Name Incumbency Took Office Left Office
1 Vishnudeo Narayan Singh Permanent 12 July 1960 15 August 1962
2 Sharang Dhar Singh Permanent 16 August 1962 15 October 1965
3 Hare Krishna Lal Temporary 16 October 1965 16 November 1965
4 A. F. Markham Permanent 17 November 1965 26 September 1969
5 George Jacob Permanent 26 September 1969 21 October 1970
6 Govind Minj Temporary 22 October 1970 24 December 1970
7 B. N. Rohtagi Permanaent 24 December 1970 24 April 1972
8 Nandeshwar Prasad Temporary 1 May 1972 14 May 1972
9 K. Abraham Temporary 15 May 1972 2 September 1972
10 R. S. Mandal Permanent 3 September 1972 6 November 1975
11 A. K. Dhan Permanent 7 November 1975 10 January 1977
12 Shaligram Singh Permanent 11 January 1977 28 August 1978
13 N. L. Nadda Permanent 31 August 1978 21 April 1980
14 Kumar Suresh Singh Temporary 22 April 1980 9 July 1980
15 K. C. Bose Temporary 10 July 1980 16 November 1980
16 A. K. Dhan Permanent 17 November 1980 14 February 1984
17 Bishwanath Singh Permanent 15 February 1984 6 November 1985
18 Sachidanand Permanent 6 November 1985 2 July 1986
19 R. D. Munda Temporary 2 July 1986 26 January 1987
20 R. D. Munda Permanent 27 January 1987 10 August 1988
21 S. Patankar Temporary 11 August 1988 16 December 1988
22 Lal Saheb Singh Permanent 17 December 1988 24 June 1990
23 A. K. Singh Permanent 25 June 1990 26 August 1992
24 K. K. Nag Permanent 26 August 1992 31 January 1996
25 D. P. Gupta Permanent 1 February 1996 28 November 1997
26 C. R. Laha Temporary 29 November 1997 2 April 1998
27 S. S. Hussain Temporary 3 April 1998 3 March 1999
28 L. C. C. N. Shahdeo Permanent 4 March 1999 4 June 2000
29 Phool Singh Temporary 13 June 2000 29 November 2000
30 S. S. Hussain Temporary 26 December 2000 8 April 2001
31 Amit Khare Temporary 9 April 2001 10 June 2001
32 Amit Khare Temporary 1 July 2001 10 July 2001
33 L. C. C. N. Shahdeo Permanent 11 July 2001 3 March 2002
34 Anand Bhushan Temporary 4 March 2002 31 December 2002
35 S. S. Kushwaha Permanent 1 January 2003 31 December 2005
36 A. A. Khan Permanent 1 January 2006 31 December 2011
37 V. P. Sharan Temporary 1 January 2012 31 January 2012
38 L. N. Bhagat Permanent 1 February 2012 31 January 2015
39 M. Raziuddin Temporary 1 February 2015 2 March 2015
40 Ramesh Kumar Pandey Permanent 3 March 2015 incumbent

Administration:  ‡  †  SENATOR[5]

Chancellors[edit]

The Chancellor of the university was the Governor of Bihar until the inception of Jharkhand on 15 November 2000. Since then it was the Governor of Jharkhand.

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Zakir Hussain 6 July 1957 11 May 1962
2 Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar 12 May 1962 6 December 1967
3 Nityanand Kanungo 7 December 1967 20 January 1971
4 Dev Kant Baruah 1 February 1971 4 February 1971
5 Ramchandra Dhondiba Bhandare 4 February 1973 15 June 1976
6 Jagannath Kaushal 16 June 1976 31 January 1979
7 Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai 20 September 1979 15 March 1985
8 P. Venkatasubbaiah 15 March 1985 25 February 1988
9 Govind Narayan Singh 26 February 1988 24 January 1989
10 R. D. Pradhan 29 January 1989 2 February 1989
11 Jagannath Pahadia 3 March 1989 2 February 1990
12 Mohammad Yunus Saleem 16 February 1990 13 February 1991
13 Mohammad Shafi Qureshi 19 March 1991 13 August 1993
14 Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai 14 August 1993 26 April 1998
15 Sunder Singh Bhandari 27 April 1998 15 March 1999
16 V. C. Pande 23 November 1999 15 November 2000dagger
17 Prabhat Kumar 15 November 2000dagger 3 February 2002
18 V. C. Pande 4 February 2002 14 July 2002
19 Rama Jois 15 July 2002 11 June 2003
20 Ved Marwah 12 June 2003 9 December 2004
21 Syed Sibtey Razi 10 December 2004 25 July 2009
22 K. Sankaranarayanan 26 July 2009 21 January 2010
23 M. O. H. Farook 22 January 2010 4 September 2011
24 Syed Ahmed 4 September 2011 17 May 2015
25 Draupadi Murmu 18 May 2015 incumbent

dagger New Chancellor as per creation of Jharkhand from Bihar

Education in Ranchi University[edit]

There are 35 constituent colleges and 29 affiliated colleges of Ranchi University. The colleges under Ranchi University offer courses in Medical, Engineering, Management, Science, Arts and Law streams.

Affiliated colleges Constituent colleges Institutes
Basia College, Basia Birsa College, Khunti, Ranchi Abdul Razak Memorial Nursing College, Irba, Ranchi.
Dumri College, Dumri, Gumla B.N.J. College, Sisai, Gumla Alice Institute of Technology (AIT), Ranchi
Gossner College, Ranchi B.S. College, Lohardaga Cambridge Institute of Technology (CIT)
K.O. College, Ratu, Ranchi Doranda College, Ranchi Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi.
Lady Shri B.K.Singh College, Lohardaga Jaggnath Nagar (J.N.) College, Dhurwa, Ranchi Institute of Management Studies, Ranchi (IMS RU)
Maulana Azad College, Ranchi K.C. Bhagat College, Bero, Ranchi Metas Adventist College
Nirmala College, Ranchi Kartik Oraon College, Gumla NIFFT
P.V.A.E. College, Chainpur, Gumla Mandar College, Mandar, Ranchi Nilai Educational Trust's Group of Institutions, Ranchi
Ram Tahal Chaudhry College, Ormanjhi, Ranchi Marwari College, Ranchi Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, (RIMS) Ranchi
S.G.M. College, Ranchi Panch Pargana Kisan College, Bundu, Ranchi RINPAS
S.K. Bage College, Kolebira, Gumla Ranchi College, Ranchi R T C Institute of Technology, Ormanjhi, Ranchi
Silli College, Silli, Ranchi Ranchi Women’s College S.N.Sinha Institute of Business Management, Dhurwa, Ranchi
St. Joseph College, Torpa R.L.S.Y. College, Ranchi
St. Paul's College, Ranchi RAM TAHAL CHOWDHARI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY- ORMANGHI
St. Xavier's College, Ranchi S.S. Memorial College, Ranchi
St. Xavier's College, Simdega Simdega College, Simdega
Tana Bhagat College, Gaghra
Uttri Karnpura Sharmik Mahavidyalay, Dakra, Ranchi
Yogoda Satsanga College, Ranchi

Ranchi University Museum[edit]

The department of Anthropology in Ranchi University has a museum that showcases variety of exhibits including ethnographic collections of central Indian states, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Students India:Course
  2. ^ a b "Official Website of Ranchi University - LIST OF VICE-CHANCELLORS". ranchiuniversity.org.in. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Long route for RU certificate". The Telegraph. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to Ranchi University". RU. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Members of the Senate, Ex-VC's". Ranchi University. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 

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