Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

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Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
राष्ट्रसंत तुकडोजी महाराज नागपूर विद्यापीठ
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University logo.jpg
Type Public
Established 4 August 1923
(95 years ago)
Chancellor Governor of Maharashtra
Vice-Chancellor Siddharthavinayaka P. Kane
Location Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Campus Urban
Former Names Nagpur University
Nickname RTMNU, NU
Affiliations UGC, NAAC, AIU, ACU.
Website www.nagpuruniversity.org, rtmnu.digitaluniversity.ac

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 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 and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.[1] 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 been ranked among some of the top Universities in India.


Initially the university had a jurisdiction extending over 11 districts of eastern Maharashtra particularly called Vidarbha. With the establishment of Amravati University in Amravati in 1983, the jurisdiction was restricted to six districts : Nagpur, Wardha, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Bhandara and Gondia. Out of these, two districts - Chandrapur and Gadchiroli are attached to the Gondwana University established in September 2011.


RSTM University Campus

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 2011 the university was again divided to part way for the Gondwana University.

Vice chancellors[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


Faculties and Departments[edit]

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, Wardha, Bhandara and Gondiya 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[edit]

Autonomous Colleges[edit]

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:[5]

  1. G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering Nagpur (GHRCE[6]) (Inception year 1996) (Autonomy granted in 2010),
  2. Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering (YCCE) (Inception Year 1984) (Autonomy granted in 2010),
  3. Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (SRCOEM) (Inception Year 1984) (Autonomy granted in 2011),
  4. Datta Meghe Institute of Management Studies (DMIoMS) (Inception Year 1994) (Autonomy granted in 2015).

University conducted colleges[edit]

There are 3 colleges which are conducted by the University itself. These colleges are University departments, each specializing in a particular field.

  1. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar College of Law (Law)
  2. Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (Chemical Engg. & Tech.)
  3. Br. S. K. Wankhede College of Education (Education)

Engineering Colleges under the University[edit]

  1. Government College of Engineering, Nagpur
  2. Priyadarshini College of Engineering (Inception year 1990)
  3. Kavikulguru Institute of Technology and Science (KITS), Ramtek, Dist.- Nagpur (Inception Year 1985)
  4. KDK College of Engineering, Nagpur (Inception Year 1983, A Grade, NBA Accredited)
  5. Bapurao Deshmukh College of Engineering, Sevagram, Wardha (Inception Year 1983)
  6. Anjuman College of Engineering and Technology, Sadar, Nagpur. (Inception Year 1999)
  7. Guru Nanak College of Engineering & Technology, Kalmeshwar, Nagpur; http://www.gninagpur.in; http://www.gniet.ac.in (Inception year 2007)
  8. Wanjari College of Engineering and Technology, Hudkeshwar road, Nagpur (Inception Year 2008)
  9. Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur[7]
  10. National Power Training Institute, Nagpur
  11. S. B. Jain Institute of Technology , Management and Research, Nagpur
  12. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Engineering and Research, Nagpur
  13. Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering & Research, Nagpur.
  14. Priyadarshini Institute of Engineering & Technology, Nagpur.
  15. Suryodaya College of Engineering & Technology, Nagpur
  16. Nuva College of Engineering & Technology, Nagpur
  17. J. D. College of Engineering & Management, Nagpur
  18. Jhulelal Institute of Technology, Nagpur
  19. Nagpur Institute of Technology, Nagpur
  20. Umrer College of Engineering, Umred, Nagpur

Pharmacy Colleges under the University[edit]

  1. Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, borgaon (meghe), Wardha.

Student's Halls of Residence[edit]


  1. ^ "Association of Commonwealth Universities members list". 
  2. ^ About Dr. HariSingh Gour at the Wayback Machine (archived September 28, 2011)
  3. ^ "Hislp College Alumni". [not in citation given]
  4. ^ VC Profile. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  5. ^ "Recent List of Autonomous Colleges by UGC, New Delhi." (PDF). 
  6. ^ http://www.ghrce.raisoni.net/
  7. ^ http://litnagpur.org/

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