|Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya
of Jabalpur, now known as Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya enjoys
the 'Accredited' status and has been graded as 'B++' by the National
Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore on 12.11.2002.
This grading is based on the institutional score between 80-85%
awarded by the Peer Team of the NAAC and approved by its Executive
Council and is valid for five academic years i.e. upto 2006-2007.
The grading evidences the academic excellence and places the University
among the best in central India. The University fraternity i.e
students, teachers and employees have worked to earn this reputation
and are proud of it.
The University was constituted and established on 12th June,
1956 under the Jabalpur University Act, 1956 (Act No.22 of 1956)
with territorial jurisdiction over Jabalpur revenue district,
and shifted to its present location at Saraswati Vihar, Pachpedi,
Jabalpur in 1961. Its present campus is spread over 99.63 acres
of scenic beauty and environment friendly surroundings and accommodates
an Administrative Block, Art Faculty building, Teaching and Research
buildings of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Bio-Science, System
Science and Physical education departments. It also has a Central
Library, Computer Center, USIC, University Institute of Management,
University Law Department and many other facilities like boys
and girls hostels, University Health Center, University Guest
House, Canteen and residential quarters. Other facilities like
Post Office, Bank and Printing Press also exist within the campus.
It is, therefore, possible to say that the univeristy campus
is a city within the City of Jabalpur.
The Academic Staff College of the University is one of the best
in the country. It has so far conducted 60 orientation courses
and 173 refresher courses in various subjects. Over 7000 teachers
have been benefited by these courses. It has also organised an
ASC Director's meet in the year 2001 which was chaired by the
then UGC Chairman Dr. Hari Gautam. It has recently moved into
its own building constructed with UGC's assistance. In the field
of distance education also, this University is making rapid strides.
Nine study centres have already been established and many more
are coming in near future.
The University was renamed as Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya
on 7.6.1983 by Act No. 23 of 1983 to honour the well known valorous
Gond Queen of Garha Mandla. It was reconstituted under M.P. Vishwavidyalaya
Adhiniyam, 1973 and given jurisdiction over Jabalpur, Mandla,
Seoni, Balaghat and Narsinghpur districts in 1995 by Act No.
28 of 1995. With the formation of Katni and Dindori as separate
revenue districts, the number of revenue districts under the
University have increased to seven. Its activities now spread
over an area of 46556 sq. km. having a population of 8.27 millions
according to 2001 Census. The area is mostly rural consisting
of 76% of its population. The literacy rate in the area is only
51.6% Population of SC/ST members is 14%. Of seven revenue districts,
Mandla and Dindori are, in the main, tribal districts.
The mission of the University has been "to spearhead the
assault on rural ills". The main objective of locating the
institution in a predominantly tribal and rural region was (i)
to develop and upgrade literacy and socio-economic status of
the region, and (ii) to secure rural reconstruction by promoting
assault on rural ills. The University has seriously worked to
achieve these objectives and has contributed to spread of higher
education all over. There are, at present 118 affiliated Colleges
(including Historical Government Education College (PSM), which
was established in 1889) besides 23 University Teaching Departments
providing education to about 84000 students in affiliated Colleges
and about 1800 in University Departments. Of 118 affiliated Colleges
66 are wholly or partially funded by the State Government. Seven
of these affiliated Colleges are Autonomous Colleges and 17 are
recognized Research Institutes/Centres. The affiliated Colleges
offer 8 Diploma, 18 Undergraduate and 38 Post-graduate Programmes.
The University, as a whole, offers 121 Programmes including 17
Self-financing Courses. The initiation of new programmes to enable
students acquire skills needed in the employment market indicates
the responsive approach of the University to societal needs.
Self financing programmes of the University have been particularly
noticed and appreciated by the NAAC team. These programmes, according
to NAAC team, deserve commendation.
The University is privileged to have the blessings and good
wishes of many important and distinguished Indians. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
delivered its first Convocation address on 1.3.1958 and blessed
students and the institution. Similarly Dr. C.D. Deshmukh delivered
the Convocation address on 16.11.1960, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri
on 10.12.1961 and Dr. C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar on 15.2.1963. Prof.
R. Chidambaram, the well known atomic scientist was the Chief
Guest at its last convocation held on 28.2.2002.
The University has produced a large number of internationally
acclaimed academicians and scientists. 25 distinctions and awards
have been given to its teachers and students and 24 international
fellowships have been won by Faculty members. In the past 5 years,
292 research scholars have won Ph.D. degrees and have earned
D.Sc. and D. Litt. degrees. 62 research Projects in different
disciplines, with an outlay of Rs. 4.32 Crores have been completed
during this period. Currently 39 research project with a budgetary
provision of Rs.1.89 Crores are in progress. The University is
thus playing a key role in higher education in Central India.
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|Mahakoshal Govt Ayurvedic Mahavidyalaya, Jabalpur
|Govt Engg College, Jabalpur
|Millenium College of Professional Education & Research, Jabalpur,
|University Institute of Computer Science & Applications, M.P.
|Centre for Management Studies,Jabalpur, M.P. M.H.R.A.,MMA, M.F.A.
|University Institute of Management MBA
|Govindram Saksarya College of Commerce & Economics, Jabalpur.
|Govt. M H College of Home Sc for Women, Jabalpur.
|Govt. Mahakoshal Arts & Commerce Mahavidyalaya, Jabalpur.
|Govt. Mankunwar Bai Arts & Commerce College for Women, Jabalpur.
|Govt. Science College, Jabalpur.
|Govt. Shyam Sunder Agarwal College, Sihora (Ota)
|Govt. Tilak P G College, Katni.
|Hawabagh Women's College, Jabalpur.
|Hitkarini Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jabalpur.
|Institute of Language of Research, Jabalpur.
|Kesarwani Mahavidyalaya, Jabalpur.
|Sharam Dham Arts & Commerce College, Kymore.
|C P Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jabalpur.
|College of Education Psychology & Guidance, Jabalpur.
|D N Jain College, Jabalpur.
|Degree College, Kundam, Dist Jabalpur
|Govt PG College of Education, Jabalpur
|Govt Degree College, Panagar, Dist Jabalpur
|Govt Girls College, Ranjhi, Jabalpur
|Govt Girls College, Katni, Dist. Jabalpur
|Hitkarini College of Education, Jabalpur
|Hitkarini Law College, Jabalpur
|Jai Bhavani Arts & Commerce College Barela, Jabalpur
|Kamta Prasad Guru Bhasha Bharati Institute, Jabalpur
|Kymore Science College, Kymore, Jabalpur
|M K B Arts & Commerce College for Women, Jabalpur
|Maharshi Ved Vigyan Kala & Vanijya Mahavidyalaya, Jabalpur
|Maharshi Ved Vigyan Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jabalpur
|N E S Law College, Jabalpur
|N E S Science Mahavidyalaya, Jabalpur
|Navyug Arts & Commerce College, Jabalpur
|O F K Govt. College, Jabalpur
|Sanjay Candhi Law College, Katni
|Sanjay Gandhi Sarvodya Science College, Jabalpur
|Shri Janakiraman College, Ranital Jabalpur
|Shri Gur Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Jabalpur
|St Aloysius College, Jabalpur
|State Institute of Science Education, Jabalpur