Jai Narain Vyas University


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Jai Narain Vyas University (JNVU, formerly known as University of Jodhpur) is an educational institution in Jodhpur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Established in 1962, the university took over the four colleges of Jodhpur run by the state government. In 2005 the university became the first in its state to receive an "A" grade ranking by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. The university maintained this grade for five years until a shortage of resources saw its accreditation lowered to a "B".

Jai Narain Vyas University
Jai Narain Vyas University logo.png
Seal of the University
Former names
University of Jodhpur
Established1962 (60 years ago) (1962)
ChancellorKalraj Mishra
Vice-ChancellorProfessor P.C. Trivedi
DeanDr. A K Purohit, Prof. J Bohra, Prof. S Ojha, Dr. C. Bala, Prof. S P Dubey
Location, ,

26°14′42″N 73°01′08″E / 26.245°N 73.019°E / 26.245; 73.019Coordinates: 26°14′42″N 73°01′08″E / 26.245°N 73.019°E / 26.245; 73.019
CampusUrban, distributed on five campuses
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, ACU[1]

The institution is the only residential university in the state, catering mainly to the needs of students of western Rajasthan (Marwar). Its research and development activities focus on the heritage, society, and challenges of the Thar Desert region, in which it is located. As the westernmost university of the country, research is conducted in border areas with neighbouring Pakistan.


Jai Narain Vyas University is the second university in the State of Rajasthan. The university was established in 1962 by the Jodhpur University Act (Act XVII), enacted by the State Legislature for the Unitary Teaching University. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan opened the university on 24 August 1962.

The university began operations in June 1962 when it took over the four colleges of Jodhpur run by the state government. These colleges were:

  • Jaswant College (campus of the Faculty of Commerce)
  • Shri Maharaj Kumar College (campus of the Faculty of Law, Institute of Evening Studies, and undergraduate studies of the Faculty of Arts)
  • Mugneeram Bangur Memorial Engineering College (campus of the Faculty of Engineering)
  • Kamla Nehru Girls College (the university's multi-faculty constituent college)

The first two colleges were converted into the Faculties of Arts, Commerce, Law, Science and Social Sciences; the other two colleges retained their identity and function and have been designated as the MBM Engineering College and Kamla Nehru College for Women.

Shah G.L. Kabra Teacher's Training College was a private college at the time of the university's founding. It is now one of the affiliated colleges of the university.

On 12 February 1992, the name of the institution was changed from Jodhpur University to Jai Narain Vyas University. It is a residential university and the colleges within the municipal limits of Jodhpur are affiliated to it. It received University Grants Commission recognition as a university on 14 July 1962.

At some point[when?] a modern campus was built, known as New Campus.


The Jai Narain Vyas University has five campuses. New Campus has a science faculty and laboratories. It houses Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences, laboratories, the university press, USIC,[expand acronym] central library, maintenance cell, gymnasium and sports facilities, and hostels for males and post-graduate females. The four original colleges serve as satellite campuses.

Campus information
Name Total land Constructed area
New Campus 263.31 hectares (650.7 acres) 74,003 m2 (796,560 sq ft)
Jaswant Campus a.k.a. Old Campus 20.45 hectares (50.5 acres) 16,335 m2 (175,830 sq ft)
K. N. College for Women 4.04 hectares (10.0 acres) 15,885 m2 (170,980 sq ft)
MBM Engineering College 27.60 hectares (68.2 acres) 49,804 m2 (536,090 sq ft)
S.M.K. Campus n/a n/a
Total 315.40 hectares (779.4 acres) 152,288 m2 (1,639,210 sq ft)[2]


The university provides education and research facilities to the residents of the region and to the wards of defense and paramilitary forces along the border of Pakistan. Courses are offered in humanities, sciences, social sciences, law, engineering, commerce and business management, information technology, and languages. There are more than 40 postgraduate programs, 30 undergraduate programs, and 5 diploma and certificate courses.


The university has several colleges and institutes offering courses under the following faculties:

Faculty of ArtsEdit

The departments of Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences impart education and training in linguistic studies in English, French, Hindi, Rajasthani, and Sanskrit. Besides teaching, it fosters research on contemporary topics promoting socio-economic development. The education and training have generated manpower useful in fields including foreign affairs, intelligence services, strategic areas and economy.

Institute of Evening StudiesEdit

The Institute of Evening Studies provides evening classes to working candidates pursuing higher qualifications,[3] suited to market demands.

M.B.M. Engineering CollegeEdit

MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur

M.B.M. Engineering College was established in August 1951 by the government of Rajasthan. It became a constituent of the Faculty of Engineering in 1962. MBM offers courses of study in leading to bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering, PhD, and post-graduate diplomas.

Educational Multimedia Research CentreEdit

The Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC) produces films for UGC-CWCR[expand acronym] of the university and has received national recognition for its contribution in electronic media. The centre is fully funded by the University Grants Commission.[4]

Faculty of ScienceEdit

The Faculty of Science and its departments study the natural resources of the Indian Desert and the Aravallies. Botany, chemistry, geology and physics are DST FIST[expand acronym] sponsored departments. The Department of Geology is actively involved in exploration and exploitation of earth resources of these regions, including oil, minerals and ground water. With the help of UGC and other funding agencies like CSIR, Depart of Biotechnology, Department of Electronics, Defence Research Development Organisation, Department of Science and Technology, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Indian Council of Forest Research Establishment and Indian Space Research Organisation,[expand acronym] the faculty's departments have acquired sophisticated equipment and facilities like field stations, greenhouses, and a micro-propagation laboratory.

The Departments of Botany and Zoology are working on conservation of the threatened and endangered species of the region.

The Department of Chemistry has been working on chemistry of natural products and for the development of tie and dye industry, environmental remediation, designing of devices for storage of energy and for promoting chemical and natural product based industries.

The Departments of Physics and Mathematics are working in collaboration with agencies including Defence Resarch & Development Organisation[expand acronym] for development of scientific methods for teaching, education, and use in science-based industries and defence. The Department of Physics is working on aspects of material sciences in collaboration with DRDO and Bhabha Atomic Research Center.[expand acronym]

The Faculty of Science and its departments have collaborations/MOUs[expand acronym] with industries, governmental and non-governmental organisations in development and use of technologies based on science and resources generated in the university.

Faculty of Commerce and Management StudiesEdit

The Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies has produced many CAs,[expand acronym] managers, executives, teachers and scholars. It has departments of business administration, accounting, finance, and management studies, and has specialised courses in hotel management and tourism.[5] The faculty received the 'Escorts Award'.[citation needed]

Department of Management StudiesEdit

In 1989–90 a separate Department of Management Studies (DMS) was created with the responsibility of an MBA program, one of the first such programs in the country and a contemporary of IIMs.[expand acronym][6] It is located in the Jaswant Campus in a sprawling building with seminar rooms and a computer centre.

Affiliated collegesEdit

  • Adarsh Mahavidyalaya
  • Aishwarya College
  • Aman Mahila Teachers Training College
  • Atmanand Teachers Training College
  • Bharat Women B.Ed. College
  • Central Modern Women Teachers Training College
  • Chopasani Teachers Training College
  • Dr. Radha Krishnan Women Teachers Training College
  • G.D. Memorial College
  • Gomi Devi Women Teachers Training College
  • Gurukul Institute of Commerce and Advance Courses
  • Gyandeep Shodh Avam Shikshan Sansthan
  • HK Hitech College
  • Holy sprite Institute of Technology, Science & Research College
  • Jai Narain Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  • Jai Narain Vyas Mahila (P.G.) Mahavidhyalaya
  • JIET College for Girls
  • Kumodini Mahila Shikshak Prakshikshan Mahavidyalaya
  • Lachoo Memorial College of Science & technology
  • Lucky Institute of Professional Studies
  • Ma Saraswati B.Ed. College
  • Maharshi Dadhichi Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  • Mahila Teachers Training College
  • Marwar Shikshak Prakshikshan Mahavidyalaya
  • Maulana Azad Muslim Mahila TeachersTraining College
  • Mayurakshi Women Teachers TrainingCollege
  • Nakoda Parshvanath Jain Mahavidyalaya
  • Onkarmal Somani College of Commerce
  • Shah Govardhan Lal Kabra Teachers College (C.T.E.)
  • Shanti Devi B.Ed. College
  • Vyas B.Ed. College
  • Vyas College of Commerce
  • Vidhyashram Institute of Teachers Training
  • Umrao B.Ed. College
  • Trinity Women Teachers Training College
  • Thomas Cangon Teachers Training College
  • All College of Barmer, Jaisalmer, Pali, Jalore District

Notable alumniEdit

Politics and LawEdit

Name Class


Degree College Notability References
Ashok Gehlot B Sc, LLB Chief Minister of Rajasthan and Former Union Minister, Govt of India
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat MA, MPhil Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare
Rajendra Mal Lodha 41st Chief Justice of India
Dalveer Bhandari humanities and law Judge of International Court of Justice, Judge of Supreme Court of India Dalveer Bhandari


Name Class


Degree College Notability References
Ashok Kumar Singhvi B Sc Vice President of Indian National Science Academy, Krishnan Medal, Faroukh-el Baz Award Ashok Kumar Singhvi,[7]

|Khemraj parashar |1993-1997 |B tech | |Vice President of American express phoenix usa

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Association of Commonwealth Universities". Acu.ac.uk. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. ^ Techonogies, Dreamteam. "JNVU". Jnvu.edu.in. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 February 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "The Educational Multi-Media Research Centre". The Times of India. 5 April 2012. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Press Information Bureau". Pib.nic.in. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "INSA :: Indian Fellow Detail". www.insaindia.res.in. Retrieved 28 January 2022.

External linksEdit

  • Official website