Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University
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|Motto||Sanskrit: तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु
(from the Taittiriya āraṇyaka of the Yajurveda, 8.0.0)
Motto in English
|"May our knowledge become brilliant."|
|Chancellor||Ram Naik (Governor of Uttar Pradesh)|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Peeush Ranjan Agrawal|
|Location||Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Campus||171.5 acres (0.694 km2)|
Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University (Hindi: वीर बहादुर सिंह पूर्वांचल युनिवेर्सिटी ), formerly Purvanchal University, is in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh. It was established in 1987 as a residential-cum-affiliating university. It is named after Shri Vir Bahadur Singh, the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
The university is engaged in research through MoU with foreign and local universities, organizations and institutions. Many of its departments are identified by UGC as Centres of Excellence.
Started with 69 affiliated colleges, the university has widened its spectrum of activities with 470+ affiliated graduate and post-graduate colleges and students enrollment of nearly 500,000 Plus as on ( 2013–14 ) in 12 districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. The infrastructure development, achievement of academic excellence, quality assurance in the higher education and socio-economic development of this highly backward and rural region are the priority areas for the university.
A committee monitors research activity in the university. Over 60% of the faculty members have doctoral degrees and they are engaged in guiding research scholars. Faculty members are eligible to guide students after five years of teaching and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Department of Biotechnology is one of the leading departments of the university. it was established in the year 1999. the department has good research facilities and the research groups mainly Human Molecular Genetics Laboratory and Molecular Biology Group are involved in basic research.
The university is about 11 km from the city of Jaunpur on Jaunpur-Shahganj road which divides its 171.5 acres (0.694 km2) campus into two.
- Faculty of Engineering and Technology
- Faculty of Computer Applications
- Faculty of Management Studies
- Faculty of Commerce
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Agriculture
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Computer Science
Engineering courses starting from 1988–89
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