University of Rajasthan

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University of Rajasthan
University of Rajasthan logo.png
MottoDharmo Vishwasya Jagatah Pratishtha
TypeState university
Established1948 (73 years ago) (1948)
ChancellorKalraj Mishra
Vice-ChancellorRajeev Jain[1]
AffiliationsUGC,[2] AIU[3]

University of Rajasthan is a public and state university and is one of the oldest universities in the Indian state Rajasthan, located in the city Jaipur. It was set up on 8 January 1947 as the University of Rajputana and was given its current name in the year 1956. [4]


Entrance gate of Rajasthan University

Spread in approximately 285.29 hectares (705.0 acres) on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg also known as the central spine of Jaipur the central campus incubates various departments, libraries, sports complexes etc.

Organisation and administration[edit]

Faculties and departments[edit]

The university has the following faculties and departments:

Faculty of Arts[edit]

  • Department of English
  • Department of European Languages, Literature and Culture Studies
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Urdu & Persian
  • Centre for European Studies
  • Centre for Jain Studies

Faculty of Science[edit]

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Bioinformatics
  • Department of Environmental Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Geography
  • Centre for Conversing Technology
  • Department of Statistics

Faculty of Commerce[edit]

  • Department of Accountancy and Business Statistics
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Economic Administration and Financial Management
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship

Faculty of Education[edit]

  • Department of Literal Education
  • Department of Library & Information
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Department of Life Long Learning

Faculty of Fine Arts[edit]

  • Department of Dramatics
  • Department of Drawing and Painting
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Visual Arts

Faculty of Law[edit]

Head & Dean, Prof. Govind Singh Rajpurohit.[5]

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Criminology & Justice
  • University Five Year Law College
  • University Law College (morning)
  • University Law College Center II (evening)

Faculty of Management[edit]

  • R. A. Poddar Institute of Management

Faculty of Social Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of History & Indian Culture
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Sociology

Faculty of Technology[edit]

  • Information & Communication technology at CCT
  • Cognitive & Neuroscience at CCT
  • Nanotechnology at CCT
  • Biotechnology & Bioinformatics at CCT

Faculty of Business Administration[edit]

  • Masters of Commerce in Business Administration
  • Masters of Human Resource Management
  • Masters of Information Management
  • Executive MBA & Ph.D.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in marketing (three years)

Interdisciplinary programmes[edit]

  • Department of Construction Management
  • Department of Development Studies
  • Department of Project Management
  • Department of Public Health Science
  • Department of Urban & Rural Development Studies

University centers[edit]

  • Indira Gandhi Centre for Human Ecology, Environment Studies, and Population Studies
  • University Centre for Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Social Science Research Centre
  • South Asia Study Centre
  • Centre for European Studies
  • Centre for Jain Studies
  • Centre for Jyotirvigyan
  • Centre for Development of Physics Education
  • Centre for Non-Conventional Energy Resources
  • Center for Converging Technologies (CCT)
  • Centre for Ambedkar Studies
  • Centre for Buddhist Studies
  • Centre for Gandhian Studies
  • Centre for the Study of Local Self Government
  • Centre for Mass Communication
  • Centre for Museology & Conservation
  • Centre for Nehru Studies
  • Centre for Rajasthan Studies
  • Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusion Policy
  • Center For Women Studies

Constituent Colleges[edit]


University library[edit]

See University of Rajasthan Library

Student life[edit]

Residential student halls[edit]

This university has 16 student halls, a modern sports complex, and a large modern swimming pool with professional coaching.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Arts, Cinema And Literature[edit]

Politics and Law[edit]

Name Class


Degree College Notability References
Vidyadhar Govind Oak former Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court
Vibhuti Bhushan Sharma Additional Advocate General, Gov. Of Rajasthan

Science, Technology and Medicine[edit]

Name Class


Degree College Notability References
Jainendra K. Jain Maharaja Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State University
Vineet Soni 1997-2005 Department of Botany, University Campus Plant Biologist at Mohanlal Sukhadia University
Samin K. Sharma 1972 Maharaja American interventional cardiologist
Dr D.P. Sharma 1995 University Computer Center, University Campus Research Professor & International Consultant/Adviser (IT), ILO-UN & National Ambassador, Swachh Bharat Mission, Govt of India


Name Class


Degree College Notability References
Ashok Kumar field hockey player


  1. ^ "Vice-Chancellor". University of Rajasthan. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  2. ^ "State University Directory, University Grants Commission, India". Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Association of Indian Universities member list". Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  4. ^ "University of Rajasthan: An Overview". Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  5. ^ "University of Rajasthan - Main Website".
  6. ^ a b c d "Rajasthan University: Mad scramble begins for college hostel seats - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

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