Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University


Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University
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Established1987 (35 years ago) (1987)
ChancellorKalraj Mishra
Vice-ChancellorR. P. Singh

Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University is a university in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. It opened in 1987 and is named after the philosopher Maharshi Dayananda Saraswati.


The university was established August 1, 1987 as the University of Ajmer.[1] The name was changed in 1993. Jurisdiction of the university extends to the entire state of Rajasthan.

Since inception the university has conducted the examination of nearly 1,500,000 students in colleges throughout the state. In 1990, the history, political science, zoology, botany and mathematics departments were founded; in 1991 courses in environmental technology, microbiology and laboratory technology and instrumentation were started. In 1993, after transferring to a new campus, the courses of food and nutrition, applied chemistry, management studies and computer applications were created, offering M. Sc., MBA, postgraduate (PG) diploma and Ph.D. programmes.

The university started a PG programme in environmental science in 1998 and PG programmes in botany, zoology, business economics, commerce, population studies, history, political science and computer science in 2000. The founder Vice Chancellor of the University was Prof Rambali Upadhyaya,a renowned Management teacher who was previously teaching management students at the University of Rajasthan.


There are 24 teaching departments: history, political science and public administration, economics, botany, zoology, pure and applied chemistry, environmental studies, remote sensing and geoInformatics, foods and nutrition, microbiology, computer applications, population studies, commerce and management studies, law, education, physical education, yoga and human consciousness, entrepreneurship & small business management, strategic studies and information sciences.


The university's campus is near the village of Ghooghra, seven kilometers from the city of Ajmer.


There are 89[2] government-run and private colleges affiliated with the university. These colleges are spread throughout Rajasthan. The university conducted examinations of 135,000 students for courses during the 2007-08 session.


The National Accreditation and Assessment Council has accredited Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University a B++ rating.[3]

Students Union

Every year student union elections takes place to elect a president, vice president and general secretary. In 2002 Shakti Pratap Singh Rathore was elected as the president of the student union on National Students' Union of India ticket, subsequently Dr Vikas Choudhary, Mohit Jain, Bhagwan Singh Chouhan were also appointed as the president of the student union.[4]


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  2. ^ "List of Affiliated Colleges with their Degree and Diploma Courses". Archived from the original on 31 January 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Accredited Universities". National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Shakti Pratap Singh Rathore's affection for governmental issues and the battles that got him where he is today". NewsX. 7 January 2021.

External links

  • Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University
  • MDSU Ajmer List of Affiliated Colleges with their Degree and Diploma Courses
  • Rajasthan Education-MDS University