Central University of Rajasthan

Summary

Central University of Rajasthan
Logo of Central University of Rajasthan.gif
Motto in English
May our study be brilliant and effective
TypeCentral University
Established2009[1]
ChancellorKrishnaswamy Kasturirangan[2]
Vice-ChancellorDr Anand Bhalerao [3]
Students1700[4] (in May 2015)
Location
Bandar Sindri, Ajmer
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26°37′39″N 75°01′54″E / 26.627392°N 75.031672°E / 26.627392; 75.031672Coordinates: 26°37′39″N 75°01′54″E / 26.627392°N 75.031672°E / 26.627392; 75.031672
CampusRural
AcronymCURaj
AffiliationsUGC, AIU, AIU, ACU
Websitewww.curaj.ac.in

Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), is a central university located in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. CURAJ has 12 schools, 30 academic departments and one community college covering Technology, Science, Humanities, Commerce, Management, Public Policy and Social Science programs with a strong emphasis on scientific, technological and social education as well as research. Total student enrollment at the university exceeds 1700 and includes students from over 23 states.

History

CURAJ was established by an Act of Parliament[1] as a central university on 3 March 2009. The university was started in 2009-10 with two PG programmes namely M.Sc./M.A. Statistics (Actuarial) and M.Sc.Tech. Mathematics in Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur. It shifted to R.K. Patni College, Kishangarh in 2010-11 and started six new PG programmes. In 2012-13, the university moved to its present location, on Jaipur-Ajmer Expressway (NH-8) at Bandar Sindri village of Ajmer district.

Doctoral and undergraduate programmes were started in 2013-14.

Campus

CURAJ is located on the Jaipur-Ajmer Expressway (NH-8), 83 km from Jaipur and 40 km from Ajmer and measures more than 209 hectares (518 acres). This land was donated by the Government of Rajasthan in 2010, construction had started in 2011 and by July 2012 the university had moved to its current location. The nearest commuter railway station is Kishangarh Station and the nearest major railway station is the Ajmer Station.

The campus is in developing phase. The departments are functioning from temporary buildings and expected to move their permanent places in 2016. An air conditioned auditorium with a capacity of 1500 has been constructed on the temporary basis. The construction of the guest house is completed. The university has constructed the state of art permanent buildings for hostels and implemented the concept of rain water harvesting successfully by creating seven ponds in the campus at different locations and a sewage treatment plant has also been constructed at the periphery whose outlet is used in watering plants.

The buildings are constructed using a fusion of traditional architectural features of Rajasthan with contemporary design elements. The chhatri and jaali are used in the buildings give a unique blend of the traditional and modern architecture.

Sports facilities

The university has a football ground, a cricket ground, two basketball courts, two volleyball grounds and many fields for various other sports.[citation needed]

Library

The university library has more than 31000+ books including references and subscribed more than 8000 online journals under e-ShodhSindhu (UGC- INFONET Digital Library) Consortium and more than 2000 online journals being subscribed by the University Library i.e. Science Direct, SciFinder, Bentham Science, EBSCO, ACM Digital library & IEEE online journals. More than 100 National & International print journals also being subscribed by the University Library.[5]

Organisation and administration

Governance

Organisational structure of the Central University of Rajasthan

Schools and departments

The university is organised into elevan schools, each of which has several departments:[6]

Schools Departments
Architecture
  • Department of Architecture
  • DDU Kaushal Kendra
Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Pharmacy
Commerce & Management
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Management
Earth Sciences
  • Department of Atmospheric Science
  • Department of Environmental Science
Education
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Yoga
Engineering and Technology
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
Humanities & Languages
  • Department of English
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Linguistics
Life Sciences
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Microbiology
Mathematics, Statistics & Computational Sciences
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Data Science & Analytics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Statistics
Physical Sciences
  • Department of Physics
Social Sciences
  • Department of Culture and Media Studies
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Public Policy, Law and Governance
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Society - Technology Interface
Sports Sciences MYAS-CURAJ
  • Department of Sports Bio-Sciences
  • Department of Sports Biomechanics
  • Department of Sports Psychology

Academics

Programmes

CURAJ offers academic and research programmes in Technology, Science, Humanities, Commerce, Management, Public Policy and Social Sciences. This includes five year integrated M.Sc. programmes in various fields, leading to the degree of B.Sc. and M.Sc. These programmes have four core subjects in the 1st and 2nd year (Semester I - IV), and only one subject as major (like Honors degree ) in 3rd year (Semester V & VI) in which the student will pursue the M.Sc. degree.

The University offers various PG programmes with specialization, M. A. programmes, M. Sc. programmes and three-year Integrated M.Sc. B.Ed programmes.

Admissions

The university admits students to integrated M. Sc., Integrated M.Sc.-B.Ed and PG programmes through the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) held yearly, and conducted at centers all over India. Admission to M. Tech. programme is made once a year on the basis of GATE score through Centralized Counselling for M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan. (CCMT).[7] Admission to the Doctoral programmes were accomplished through the CUCET and followed by an interview.

Admission to B.Voc. (Interior Design) programme is done through an aptitude test conducted by the university.[8][9]

The university coordinates CUCET each year from its introduction. In 2017, ten universities are taking part in CUCET, including CURAJ. Other universities are Central University of Haryana, Central University of Jammu, Central University of Jharkhand, Central University of Karnataka, Central University of Kashmir, Central University of Kerala, Central University of Punjab, Central University of South Bihar, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Mahatma Gandhi Central University and Assam University[10]

Research

The university offers Ph.D. programs in each department.

Accreditation and ranking

The university has been ranked 34th in the NIRF ranking released in April, 2016[11] and accredited with grade "A" by NAAC in September, 2016.[12]

University and college rankings
General – India
NIRF (Universities) (2020)[13]100-150

Student life

A.P. Singh addressing the audience during the closing ceremony of "Math Earth-2K18"

Besides academics, a range of societies and clubs exist for students like the student-run media group called Astitva, the Film Club, the Music Club, the Dance Club, the photography club known as the Lenswala, The Mathletes, the Navsrijan Society and the Economics Society of CURAJ. The annual cultural fest is known as Marukriti. Math Earth, the Economania, Impresario and Myriad Hues are the annual fests of the respective department and student societies of the university The university's students also participate in regional and national level inter-university fests and competitions like the Association of Indian Universities annual fest known as UNIFEST.[citation needed]

Halls of residence

There are 6 residences (hostels), including 2 hostels for UG and PG male Students, 2 hostels for UG and PG female Students, one hostel for male research scholars, teaching and non-teaching staff and one hostel for female research scholars, teaching and non-teaching staff [14] .

Hostel B-5

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Central Universities Act 2009" (PDF). Ministry of Human Resource Development website.
  2. ^ "Chancellor". www.curaj.ac.in. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Vice Chancellor". Central University of Rajasthan website.
  4. ^ "Central University of Rajasthan Self Study Report Part 1" (PDF). Central University of Rajasthan website.
  5. ^ "Central Library". Central University of Rajasthan website.
  6. ^ "School". Central University of Rajasthan.
  7. ^ "CCMT". CCMT Website.
  8. ^ "B. Voc". Central University of Rajasthan.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "B. Voc. 2015". Central University of Rajasthan.
  10. ^ "CUCET 2017". CUCET. Archived from the original on 26 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  11. ^ "NIRF website". National Institutional Ranking Framework website.
  12. ^ "NAAC website". National Assessment and Accreditation Council website.
  13. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  14. ^ "Hostel". Central University of Rajasthan website.

External links

  • Official website