Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University. Formerly known as nagpur university. Accredited with grade A by NACC

About Us

About University

The Nagpur University was established on 4th August, 1923 with six affiliated colleges and 927 students. During 1947, the number of students increased to about 9000 accompanied by the improvement and diversification of curricula and expansion in the range of subjects. The expansion of library and sports facilities occurred during these years for the intellectual and physical well being of the students. It was in 1958 that some new Departments in Arts and Social Science faculties were opened; the major expansion, however, came in 1963 when several science and other teaching Departments were started. The Departments were shifted to spacious buildings in the main campus in 1972-73. In later years, several career oriented courses have been started viz., Business Management, Fine Arts, Mass Communication, Library Science, Physical Education, etc.
During more than nine decades of its existence, the University has progressed satisfactorily and doing well in the midst of constraints of different sorts. This has been possible because of futuristic vision about higher education of the personalities who adorned the chair of Vice-Chancellor of this University. Their determination and dedication helped a lot in progress of this University.

Presently University comprises of Forty-Four Postgraduate Teaching Departments (PGTD), three Constituent Colleges/Institutions (Law college, Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, and College of Education). Five hundred and three colleges are affiliated The Department and conducted college/Institution buildings are spread in several campuses in and around the city. More than four Lakh students are enrolled under different courses in the university.

In addition to these, the research programs in almost all Thirty-nine Departments and three conducted Colleges are propelled through M. Phil., Ph. D. and Post-Doc. University Hobby Workshop conducts regular training programs in the areas of Photography, Painting, Clay modeling, Carpentry, Electronics, etc.

The above-cited formal programs are supplemented with following non-formal mode of education to cover local need based education.
(i) Training programs in maintenance and isolation of biopesticidal/ biofertilisers culture, effective use of micro-bial technology in aqua-culture farming, through Rajiv Gandhi Vikas Biotechnology Centre, Nagpur University, Nagpur.
(ii) Extension activities through Adult and Continuing Education Programs.

In the context of Globalization meager quantitative expansion of avenues of higher education will not suffice to cater to the cause of legitimate expectation of the population. It is qualitative growth along with in-built quality assurance mechanism, which is taken into consideration while preparing this proposal. (i) The concept of e-learning and interconnectivity is initialized to keep pace with the fast development. (ii) Interdisciplinary courses, (iii) rural/backward development programme (at Gadchiroli sub-centre) (iv) Strengthening of library (v) non-teaching training programme (vi) strengthening of all departmental laboratories and infrastructure for improvement in teaching and research.

About VC

Dr. Subhash R. Chaudhari 

Dr. Subhash R. Chaudhari
Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur

About Pro VC

Dr. Sanjay Santosh Dudhe 

Dr. Sanjay Santosh Dudhe
Hon'ble Pro Vice-Chancellor
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur

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To be one of the foremost knowledge hubs with commitment to excellence, relevance, innovation and inclusion in education, research, extension and human development, generating globally competitive youth with national character and social commitment.


  • To provide greater access for higher education to all and in particular to the socially and educationally unprivileged youth upholding the principle of social equity.
  • To promote academic excellence and innovation through state-of-the-art Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral programmes.
  • To make the education globally competitive and socio-economically relevant through competent faculty, modern infrastructure and technology support.
  • To enhance the status of Departments, Conducted and Affiliated Colleges in the fields of knowledge generation and dissemination by pro-actively supporting cutting-edge research
  • To offer educational programmes catering the current and future needs of society, region and industries.
  • To provide inspiring/conducive academic, social and cultural experience/atmosphere to the students, teachers and staff facilitating realization of their full potential and all-round development.
  • To increase the efficiency, transparency and accountability in govenance upholding the best interest of the students and the community.
  • To reform examination system for improving standard of evaluation and weeding out systemic inefficiencies.
  • To ensure continued adequate funding through knowledge enterprise and efficient resource management.
  • To strive for community welfare through extension services involving youth in order to cultivate the spirit of integration and sense of ownership as well as social responsibility in them.
  • To acquire and nurture creative human resources and upgrade excellence and skills of existing staff.
  • Extensive use of ICT for teaching, information dissemination, administrative/ financial / examination processes and transactions between students, colleges and various departments of University.
  • To encourage and facilitate inter-institutional and international exchange programs and collaborations in teaching and research.