Ranchi University Coat of Arms
|Motto||May nostrum scientia fio splendens|
Motto in English
|May our knowledge become brilliant|
|Chancellor||Governor of Jharkhand|
|Vice-Chancellor||Ramesh Kumar Pandey|
|Location||Ranchi, Jharkhand, India|
|Affiliations||UGC, AIU, NAAC|
Ranchi University (RU) is a public teaching-cum-affiliating university located in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand, India. Established in 1960, the university now spans five districts of Jharkhand, namely, Ranchi, Gumla , Khunti, Simdega and Lohardaga. The current acting Vice-Chancellor of Ranchi University is R. K. Pandey.
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, at Chaibasa.
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The university has a central library with approximately 150,000 books. There are a total of two male hostels and four female hostels in the university campus situated at Kutchery Road, Ranchi.
Like most state universities in India, the Chancellor of the university is the governor of the state - the Governor of Bihar until the inception of Jharkhand on 15 November 2000 and the Governor of Jharkhand since then. The chief executive of the university is the Vice-Chancellor.
Vice Chancellors of the Ranchi University
|#||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||R. K. Pandey ‡†||Permanent||3 March 2015||incumbent|
Education in Ranchi University
There are 14 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||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||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 Boys' College, Ranchi||Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, (RIMS) Ranchi|
|Sanjay Gandhi Memorial 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||Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav College, Ranchi|
|St. Paul's College, Ranchi||RAM TAHAL CHOWDHARI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY- ORMANGHI|
|St. Xavier's College, Ranchi||Suraj Singh Memorial College, Ranchi|
|St. Xavier's College, Simdega||Simdega College, Simdega|
|Tana Bhagat College, Gaghra|
|Uttri Karnpura Sharmik Mahavidyalay, Dakra, Ranchi|
|Yogoda Satsanga Mahavidyalaya, Ranchi|
University since its inception have undergone through many changes, some were acceptable and others inappropriate. University is unable to audit it financial affairs, every year which makes it an easy target for officers and staffs for corrupt practices. In 2011 there were instances where registrar and financial officer were engaged in embezzlement of funds provided by UGC for paying arrears to Teacher and Non- Teaching Staff. This was a loss for Ranchi University with accused still on loose.
In 2000, the Vigilance Bureau of the Bihar Government arrested its vice chancellor L.C.C.N Shahdeo for being involved as a mastermind in a racket for appointing undeserving people to the teaching and non-teaching staff of 40 colleges affiliated to the Ranchi University.
D.P. Gupta, the then vice-chancellor of the Ranchi University took severe measures to make an audit of Ranchi University books from 1985 onwards. The audit revealed mass scale bungling of exam and registration fees running into crores with university officers colluding with college principals in submitting fake bank challans, payment of bogus T.A. bills worth into lakh of rupees, unlimited over time payments, non maintenance of even cash books over the years. Audit reports revealed financial irregularities and university staff has taken help of anti-social elements to terrorise the auditors.
In a meeting of the Public Account Committee of the Jharkhand Assembly held in 2006, Account General (Audit) revealed that heads of various departments, lectures and non teaching employees of Ranchi University have taken Rs.6.43 crores as an advance and this amount has not been adjusted to their salaries. In June itself, the RU administration, in response to the matter raised in the State Assembly, instructed the heads of the postgraduate departments and the principals of the 34 constituent colleges to submit the expenditure receipts of the advance given to them, in the main for conducting examinations. The unaccounted expenses date back to so long that the heads of the departments and principals, in whose names the money was issued, have either retired or do not hold those posts any longer.
On April 2007, university administration lodged an FIR against its 24 office staff, involved in embezzlement of funds maintained in Pension and Gratuity Account including other heads of accounts by creating fake documents. It was believed that it involved white collared officials as well.
Ranchi University Museum
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