|Motto||Vidhyadhanam Sarvadhanapradhanam (Sanskrit)|
Motto in English
|Education is the unrivalled treasure of all|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. (Dr. ) Tankeshwar Kumar|
Central University of Haryana, in Jant-Pali villages, Mahendragarh district of Haryana, India, has been established by an Act of Parliament: "The Central Universities Act, 2009" by the Government of India. The territorial jurisdiction of Central University of Haryana is for the whole of the Haryana. The first Convocation of the University was held on 1 March 2014. It is one of the 15 Central Universities established by MHRD, GoI.
The university operates from campus in Jant-Pali villages, Mahendergarh 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the Mahendergarh on the Mahendergarh-Bhiwani road. Prof. (Dr.) Tankeshwar Kumar is the current vice-chancellor of the university.
A Union University or Central University in India is established by the Department of Higher Education, normally by the Act of Parliament, unlike most universities which are established by state governments. This university was established under 12 more proposed Central Universities in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu in the year 2009 through an Act of Parliament: "The Central Universities Act, 2009" by the Government of India. The Central Universities Bill 2009 aims at creating one new central university each in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. It also seeks to convert Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya in Chhattisgarh, Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya in Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) and Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand into Central universities.
There are 11 Schools (30 Departments) in the University under which Graduation, Post Graduate,M.Phil and Ph.D courses are offered. The admission are entirely through Central University Common Entrance Test commonly known as CUCET. The available Schools are:
When the land for the University was leased out by the villagers for a nominal rent, local and state leaders promised that the local villagers will be given priority for admission and jobs. Since then, M.M.Pallam Raju, Union Minister for Human Resource Development, has told the villagers that the Central Universities Act, 2009, does not allow reservations for jobs based on domicile. The people felt cheated and no relief was given to them.
The University came under controversy and criticism when a senior leader of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Sunil Ambekar, presented a conference on "research methodology" without a research degree and as a chief guest organized by Central University of Haryana. Several scholars have questioned the option and asked if it comes under pressure from the government.