Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
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|Established||4 August 1923|
|Chancellor||Governor of Maharashtra|
|Location||Nagpur, Maharashtra, India|
|Former Names||Nagpur University|
|Affiliations||UGC, NAAC, AIU.|
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), formerly known as Nagpur University, is a public state university, established on August 4, 1923 in the city of Nagpur in the Maharashtra state in central India. It is one of the oldest universities in India and the second oldest in the state of Maharashtra, after the University of Mumbai. Named after Tukdoji Maharaj, its focus has been on teaching Indian languages like Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi and Urdu besides other subjects like medical sciences, general sciences, arts, commerce and engineering. The university has been offering medical degrees since 1947. The university was divided and some of its facilities were rededicated to the creation of the Amravati University on May 1, 1983. To reduce the load of administering a large number of colleges under it, the university was again divided to create the Gondwana University, in September 2011. It is a member of the Association of Indian Universities. It has been accredited with the 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), New Delhi. It is now labeled as one of the best universities in the country due to its strict assessment and extremely high standards of academia. It has also once been ranked amongst some of the top Universities in India.
- 1 History
- 2 Administration
- 3 Notable alumni
- 4 Academics
- 5 Faculties and Departments
- 6 Institutes and Centers affiliated to RTMNU
- 7 Student's Halls of Residence
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The Nagpur University was established on 4 August 1923 with six affiliated colleges and 927 students. During 1947, the number of students increased to about 9000 accompanied by the improvement and diversification of curricula and expansion in the range of subjects. The expansion of library and sports facilities occurred during these years for the intellectual and physical well being of the students.
It was in 1958 that some new Departments in Arts and Social Science faculties were opened; the major expansion, however, came in 1963 when several science and other teaching Departments were started. The Departments were shifted to spacious buildings in the main campus in 1972-73. In later years, several career oriented courses have been started viz., Business Management, Fine Arts, Mass Communication, Library Science, Physical Education, etc. In 2012 the university was again divided to part way for the proposed Gondwana University.
- G. B. Kadam
- Justice W. R. Puranik (1944 to 1947)
- Sir M. B. Niyogi
- Hari Singh Gour (1928–) (1936–)
- Sir Bipin Krishna Bose (1923–)
- Swati Dandekar, an United States politician, Iowa House of Representatives
- P. K. Dave, former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi & former Ambassador to Brussels, (IAS) officer from Nagpur.
- Chandrashekhar Shankar Dharmadhikari, Padma Bhushan, Judge and Indian Independence activist
- Eknath Easwaran, Internationally known & respected spiritual teacher
- Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra
- Nitin Gadkari ,MP from Nagpur and Union minister
- M. O. Garg, Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
- S. R. Wate, Director, CSIR-National Environmental Engg. & Research Institute, Nagpur (A CSIR Laboratory)
- Dhanashree Halbe, translator, poet and children's author
- Rahul Sharma, Co-founder and CEO, Micromax mobile.
- Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah, Vice President of India & Former Chief Justice of India.
- Ramesh Jain, Scientist, Professor and Entrepreneur in the field of Computer Science.
- K. Jayakumar, senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Kerala.
- Shrikant Jichkar, Former member of the Indian National Congress
- Ulhas Kashalkar (b. 1955), noted Hindustani classical vocalist.
- Indra Bahadur Khare (16 Dec 1922-13 Apl 1953), Hindi Poet and writer
- Vishnu Bhikaji Kolte (1908–1998), noted Marathi writer and former Vice Chancellor, Nagpur University
- Marotrao Kowase, MP from Gadchiroli-Chimur
- Shekhar C. Mandeis a Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award winner Scientist in the field of X-ray Crystallography and Biophysics
- Datta Meghe, MP
- Harishankar Parsai (1924–1995), noted Hindi writer and satirist
- Vilas Muttemwar, former MP from Nagpur
- Wasudev Waman Patankar Advocate, Noted marathi Shayari Writer.
- Shantaram Potdukhe, former Member of Parliament & Union Minister of State, Finance
- Damaraju Raghavarao is an Indian-born statistician, know for his contributions in Design of experiments
- Eknath Ranade, founder of Vivekananda Kendra
- P. V. Narasimha Rao, Former Prime Minister of India
- Mukul Wasnik, General Secretary, Indian National Congress and Union Minister
- Sonu Sood, Famous Film Actor
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Faculties and Departments
The University comprises the Faculties of Art & Humanities, Science, Social Sciences, Home Science, Medicine, Commerce, Education, Engineering & Technology, Law, and Ayurveda consisting of 37 postgraduate teaching departments and three constituent colleges/institutions.
There are 810 colleges affiliated to the university in the districts of Nagpur, Bhandara, and Yavatmal in the state of Maharashtra. The department and conducted college/institution buildings are spread over seven campuses with an overall area of 327 acres.
Institutes and Centers affiliated to RTMNU
Some colleges under Nagpur University have been granted 'Autonomous' status by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, after recognizing their abilities to excel under academic autonomy. These colleges are affiliated to the University, but exercise autonomy in terms of academics, examinations and administration.
At present only 4 colleges have achieved this 'highly prestigious' status from the UGC. These colleges include three engineering colleges and one management institute, stated as under:
- G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering (GHRCE) (Inception year 1996) (Autonomy granted in 2010),
- Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering (YCCE) (Inception Year 1984) (Autonomy granted in 2010),
- Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (SRCOEM) (Inception Year 1984) (Autonomy granted in 2011),
- Datta Meghe Institute of Management Studies (DMIoMS) (Inception Year 1994) (Autonomy granted in 2015).
University conducted colleges
There are 3 colleges which are conducted by the University itself. These colleges are University departments, each specializing in a particular field.
- Dr. B. R. Ambedkar College of Law (Law)
- Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (Chemical Engg. & Tech.)
- Br. S. K. Wankhede College of Education (Education)
Engineering Colleges under the University
- KDK College of Engineering, Nagpur http://www.kdkce.edu.in/  (Inception Year 1983, A Grade, NBA Accredited)
- Bapurao Deshmukh College of Engineering, Sevagram, Wardha(BDCE) http://www.bdce.edu.in  (Inception Year 1983)
- Anjuman College of Engineering and Technology, Sadar, Nagpur http://www.anjumanengg.edu.in/  (Inception Year 1999)
- Guru Nanak College of Engineering & Technology, Kalmeshwar, Nagpur; www.gninagpur.in; www.gniet.ac.in (Inception year 2007)
- Govindrao Wanjari College of Engineering and Technology, Hudkeshwar road, Nagpur http://www.gwcet.ac.in/  (Inception Year 2008)
- Guru Nanak College of Technology, Kalmeshwar, Nagpur; www.gniem.ac.in; www.gninagpur.in; (Inception Year 2009)
Student's Halls of Residence
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- "Hislp College Alumni".
- "About Dr. HariSingh Gour".
- "Recent List of Autonomous Colleges by UGC, New Delhi." (PDF).
- KDK College of Engineering, Nagpur
- Bapurao Deshmukh College of Engineering, Sevagram, Wardha
- Anjuman College of Engineering and Technology, Sadar, Nagpur
- Govindrao Wanjari College of Engineering and Technology, Hudkeshwar road, Nagpur