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The university is one of the oldest in india. The university has provided the education to many eminent personalities of india.

As a sequel to the tradition of higher education, the foundation of Dr B. R. Ambedkar University, was laid. On the 1st of July, 1927, as a result of hectic efforts of a band of enthusiastic educationists like, Rev. Canon A.W. Davis, Munshi Narain Prasad Asthana, Dr L.P. Mathur, Prof. Gokul Chandra, Lala Dewan Chand, Rai Bahadur Anand Swaroop and Dr Brajendra Swaroop,. that the Agra University bill was passed and the University came into existence. The University started working officially on the 1st of July, 1927.

Original jurisdiction of University extended over United Provinces of Agra, Central India and Rajputana with 14 affiliated colleges and 2530 students of which, 1475 students belonged to United Provinces. Initially there were only four faculties in the University viz. Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Law. Faculties of Medicine (1936), Agriculture (1938), Home Science (1980), Basic Sciences (1981), Fine Arts (1982) and Management (1994) were added subsequently.

A decisive characteristics in influencing the education of an academic institution in the pursuit of excellence and consistent adherence to high standard in terms of imparting knowledge promoting research and in personal and social conduct. During last seventy-five years the University has endeavored to keep adopting the high ideas and has established the rich traditions and evolved respect from the intellectual communities. University has sincerely saved the course of higher education in northern India. The ancient principle of integrating ethical and moral values in education has been the endeavor of the university to inculcate these essential values in its students. Academicians were assiduously trying to sharpen the syllabus of the university on these lines.

The University was renamed as Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, in 1996. The University now caters to the educational need of the seven districts of Agra Division Agra, Aligarh, Mainpuri, Hathras, Firozabad, Etah and Mathura. Besides, the University is proud of having affiliated to it, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, which is one of the oldest and premier Medical Institute of the country. At present university has approx 200 affiliated colleges and 15 residential Institutes spread out in its four residential campus viz. Paliwal Park, Khandari Campus, Civil Lines Campus and Chhaleshar Campus. Furthermore, this university affiliates colleges of Homeopathy, Management and Computer Science extending all over the State of U.P. <Top>

The University is steadily surging ahead as a centre for higher scientific vocational and job oriented education and innovative research. The goal of the university is to innovate in the field of education and to become a centre of par excellence both Nationally and Internationally. The University is not only confined to impart quality education but also to satisfy the burning desire of the students who are exploring the creative intellect and learning attitude of the students. As the motto of this university “Tamso Ma Jyotirgamay” suggests for moving from darkness to light. Prof. Bhoo Mitra Dev, a dynamic personality full of zeal, enthusiasm, devotion and dedication took over the charge as Vice Chancellor of this University on 29th of May 2006, under his able guidance and inspiration, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University shall become a real temple of learning, which will be known for its academic excellence, intellectuals and moral qualities of its alumni. This University will be able to produce students possessing a balanced personality and a well trained mind, fully equipped with knowledge and training to meet the growing needs of the society in the emerging areas of the scientific human activities.

Though originally affiliating in nature, the University has over the years developed a sizable residential wing. consisting of following Institutes & independent Teaching Departments:

1. K. M Institute of Hindi & Linguistics(1953)

2. Institute of Social Science (1957)

3. Institute of Home Science (1968)

4. Institute of Basic Science (1984)

5. Department of Library& Inf. Science and Manuscriptology (1984)

6. Department of History (1985)

7. Department of Adult Continuing Education & Extension (1989)

8. Department of Physical Education (1989)

9. S.P.C.J. Institute of Commerce, Business Mgt.& Eco. (1993) <Top>

10. Dau Dayal Institute of Vocational Education (1994)

11. Institute of Engineering & Technology (1998)

12. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of Rural Development (1998)

13. School of Life Sciences (1998)

14. Department of Contemporary Social Studies & Law Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Chair (1998)

15. Lalit Kala Sansthan (Institute of Fine Arts) (2000)

16. Institute of Computer and Information Science (2004)

17. Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (2004)


SUR PEETH : is created for the study of Brij Languages, Brij Culture and Brij Folk Arts. It is doing valuable work on the preservation and cultivation of Brij Culture amongst the new generation.

CENTRE FOR GHANDHIAN STUDIES : has been established for the in depth study of Ghandhian Philosophy, a vital need for the "violent "modern world.

AMBEDKAR CHAIR : aimed at providing studies in constitutional law and contemporary social issues, human rights, labour laws and International laws.

TIRTHANKAR MAHAVEER CHAIR : is being established with the grants of Rs. 1 Crore to inculcate Indian traditional values of peace and non-violence amongst the youth. (Under Establishment)

No need to merge...[edit]

Institute of Engineering & Technology Khandari to Agra University aka Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, unless you willing to add all the requisite colleges too. Then give link! (Ekabhishek (talk) 06:21, 7 May 2008 (UTC))

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Result was Merge, by acquiescence.--Muhandes (talk) 10:28, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose to merge Institute of Engineering & Technology Khandari into Dr B. R. Ambedkar University since there is no evidence that the institute is notable enough for an article.--Muhandes (talk) 12:39, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

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