Suresh Gyan Vihar University

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Suresh Gyan Vihar University
MottoEnlightenment Without Shackles
Endowment₹ 1200 Crores
ChancellorSunil Sharma
PresidentDharam Buddhi
Location, ,
Campus130 acres (0.53 km2)
AffiliationsNAAC 'A' grade, UGC, AICTE, NBA, AIU, PCI, NCTE
Gyan Vihar Logo.jpg

Suresh Gyan Vihar University (SGVU) is a private university[1] located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. In 2017, the university became the first private university in Rajasthan to be awarded an 'A' grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council.[2] The University was established through the Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur Act (Act no. 16 of 2008) of the Government of Rajasthan. Its predecessor institution, Gyan Vihar College, Jaipur, had been in existence since 1999. The University was established through the Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur Act (Act no. 16 of 2008) of the Government of Rajasthan. Its predecessor institution, Gyan Vihar College, Jaipur, had been in existence since 1999. Its parent institution Sahitya Sadawart Samiti was founded in 1938.

The university has launched tie-ups with various industries in the past few years as an effort to introduce project based learning. These include IBM, Harvard Business Publishing, Amazon, Google and Bombay Stock Exchange. [3] IBM and Gyan Vihar have combined to start programs in B.Tech Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Internet of Things.[4] Google launched its first android lab in the country to run B.Tech CS in Android Technology. Harvard Business Publishing provides course material for all the MBA courses.

Gyan Vihar is the first private university in Jaipur to receive accreditation from NBA.[5] Suresh Gyan Vihar University ranks highly on the research ranking platform of Transparent Ranking released by Spanish National Research Council(CSIC) every year based on Google Citation Index. Gyan Vihar ranked 25th all over the country and first in the state with 71734 points for citation. [6] Leading ahead of various IITs,NITs and IIMs.[7] The University was ranked 3rd in India by The Financial Express of the Indian Express Group in the "Comprehensive Study of Universities Established after 2000".[8] The Pioneer awarded the university "5 Stars" in ranking the best private universities in the country.[9]

It is organised into seven academic faculties composed of multiple schools and departments running around 200 undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD courses. This includes the Faculties of Engineering and Technology, Agriculture and Applied Science, Pharmacy, Education, Hotel Management, Management & Commerce and Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies.


Sahitya Sadawart Samiti[edit]


“The eternal quest for knowledge that shall enlighten us and free us from all biases, preoccupations, fixations, obsessions and unhealthy concerns, should be the one and only objective of human civilization.” These sentiments, put into words by Acharya Shri Purushottam ‘Uttam’ have echoed through the ages and continued to resonate with Sahitya Sadawart, becoming its driving force and guiding beacon. Sahitya Sadawart which literally translates to unfettered and all-pervasive dissemination of knowledge is the umbrella organization under whose aegis multiple schools, colleges, research centers and a University have taken shape and prospered. Sahitya Sadawart saw its birth in the year 1938, as the culmination of a philosophical journey undertaken by Shri Kamlakar ‘Kamal’ and a young Acharya Shri Purushottam ‘Uttam’. It was a thought which pioneered academic rigor in a region that had traditionally lagged in terms of education. It was the time when the erstwhile Rajputana was yet to emerge out of the feudal darkness, illiteracy plagued the masses and the doors of formal education remained firmly shut for the downtrodden and the subaltern. These two teachers took upon themselves, the herculean task of taking education, free thought and liberal ideas to the doorsteps of those who were poor by dime, to those who were poor by gender and to those who were poor by birth. Peripatetic instructors, with little or no money put all their heart, mind and spirit into Sahitya Sadawart and laid the foundation of an edifice which was to change the course of things for an entire generation in Jaipur. The institution grew, albeit gradually. With the coming of mid 1950s multiple learning centers had been transformed to multiple schools which offered formal education to the kids, adolescents and adults of a newly formed Rajasthan. In the years to come, aided by his zeal to teach and his commitment to the nation building process, Acharya Shri Purushottam ‘Uttam’ made a name for himself as the quintessential teacher earning the epithet of ‘Acharya’. Revered by scores of Alumni who brought laurels to Sahitya Sadawart by excelling in various fields and leading the success story of a newly formed Rajasthan, he had set the stage for Gyanvihar to take shape. Gyanvihar, which commenced its journey as an experiment to redefine school education in Jaipur has now culminated into Gyanvihar Universe, a galaxy, with some truly stellar constellations, Suresh Gyanvihar University and Gyanvihar School being the more recognized names. Gyan Vihar School came into existence in the year 1994. It was a concerted effort to combine the best of western and eastern pedagogy to create the kind of atmosphere where kids could learn and “fly free”.The foundation stone of Gyan Vihar was laid on 19 February 1994 by Acharya Purushottam and Shri Suresh Sharma.

Library and Auditorium names after Acharya Shri Purushottam ‘Uttam’

School of Engineering & Technology[edit]


In 1999, Gyan Vihar decided to launch a technical education institution to serve the students at a national level and a new establishment was planned that would adopt and employ new technologies and advances in the field of Science. Thus was born the Gyan Vihar School of Engineering & Technology, which was spread over 32 Acres of land within the municipal limits of Jaipur City.

Establishment of the University[edit]

Solar Cells on The Library Building

The college grew in disciplines and enrollment numbers and in the year 2008 became the constituent college of the newly formed Suresh Gyan Vihar University. In the years since, the University has forayed into numerous other disciplines including Engineering, Pharmacy, Management, Hospitality, Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies, Hospitality, Applied Sciences and Agriculture, Journalism and Arts, etc.

The University initiated under the guidance of Chairman Shri Suni Sharma and Dr. Sudhanshu[10] as its first vice-chancellor. Since 2012, Dr. Sudhanshu has continued administration as the Chief Mentor of the University.

Gyan Vihar University was established by Government of Rajasthan Act No. 16 of 2008, passed in state Assembly of Rajasthan, giving it the status of 'State University'. University Grant Commission released the approval for the establishment of the University and empowered to award degrees as specified by the UGC U/S 22 of UGC Act 1956 through its notification no. F.9-38/2008(CPP-I) dated 1 April 2009. Gyan Vihar is included in the list of private universities maintained by the University Grants Commission under section 2 (f) of UGC Act 1956.[11][12]

Campus and location[edit]

A wide view of the University main campus

The main campus of the University is situated in the suburbs of Jaipur, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Jaipur International Airport and 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Jaipur Railway Station. The university comprises three campuses with over all area of 130 acres (0.53 km2).

Organisation and administration[edit]

In common with most Indian universities, SGVU is headed formally by the founder and Chancellor, Sunil Sharma[13] and led on a day-to-day basis by the president Dharam Buddhi.[14]

The Academic programmes of the University are run under different Schools for streamlining the operations. These are:

  • School of Engineering and technology
  • School of Pharmacy
  • International School of Business management
  • School of Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies
  • School of Education
  • School of Hotel Management
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Agriculture
  • Suresh Gyan Vihar University- Distance Education


Established with the goal to promote research in the country, Gyan Vihar has established 12 research centres to focus research and development in wide range of topics. These Research centres run with various industrial collaborations.

Caption: Research Centres at Gyan Vihar Research Centre Associate Industry/Organisation
1 CoE Renewable and Sustainable Energy Welspun Energy, Noida, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy,[15] First Green Energy, Gurgaon
2 Centre for Climate Change and Water (C3W) Research University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UR Energy, Australia, Navjyoti Foundation, Delhi
3 Learning Centre of Excellence with Google Google
4 Ecosystem for Innovation and entrepreneurship (EIE) Start Up Oasis
5 Centre for Democratic Reforms and Development United Nations Democracy Fund
6 CoE in training and research in Automation with Bosch Rexroth Bosch Rexroth
7 Centre for Agriculture Research The university has adopted Village Kacholia to modernise agricultural practices
8 CoE in Housekeeping and travelling Kärcher, Germany
9 Centre for skill development and extramural studies National Skill Development Agency, GOI

Convention on climate change and water[edit]

Convention on Climate Change and Water (C3W) is an annual academic event organised by Suresh Gyan Vihar University Jaipur. Scholars, activists, social workers, innovators, writers and researchers participate in this event and present their insights into issues relating to climate change, water crisis, and alternate energy sources.

Green campus

Distance Education[edit]

The college offers distance degree programmes fulfilling the aspirations of working professionals & students across the world through Ed tech firm .SGVU offers a great learning experience that develops the skills knowledge of aspirants into the foremost business requirements.


In 2017, the university was awarded an 'A' grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).[2] It was the first private university in Jaipur to receive accreditation from National Board of Accreditation (NBA).[16]


  1. ^ "Private University Rajasthan". University Grants Commission. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "NAAC Accreditation Report". accreditation report.
  3. ^ "Harvard Buisness Publishing Tie-up with Gyan Vihar". Dainik Bhaskar. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  4. ^ "IBM Tie-up with Gyan Vihar". Dainik Bhaskar. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  5. ^ "First NBA accreditation in Jaipur". World now News portal. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Dainik Bhaskar - Transperant Ranking of 25th in the country". Dainik Bhaskar. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Transperant Ranking of 25th in the country". CSIC. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Gyan Vihar Ranked Third best in the country". World now News portal. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  9. ^ "University in Jaipur gets 5-stars". Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  10. ^ UGC inspection report of sgvu, pg.5 claims Dr.Sudhanshu as Vice Chancellor and Founder
  11. ^ University established by govt of Rajasthan Act no. !6 of 2008
  12. ^ UGC report about university
  13. ^ "SGVU Chancellor". Chancellor's biography.
  14. ^ "SGVU President". President biography.
  15. ^ "Ministry of New and Renewable Energy".
  16. ^ "First NBA accreditation in Jaipur". World now News portal. Retrieved 16 June 2012.

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