Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University

Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University

Coordinates: 26°29′54″N 80°15′57″E / 26.4983°N 80.2658°E / 26.4983; 80.2658

Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University
Established 1966
Type Public
Chancellor Mr. B. L. Joshi
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ashok Kumar
Location Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Campus Urban, 26 acres
Other Names Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj University
Nickname CSJMU, CSJM
Affiliations UGC

Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJM University, formerly Kanpur University) is a public university located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is administered under the state legislature of the government of Uttar Pradesh. The University has more than 350 affiliated colleges spread over 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh, and more than 4.5 lakh students on its roll. It is one of the largest universities of Asia catering to both urban and rural students offering an unparalleled range of courses both professional and academic in all disciplines of Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Applications, Management and Medicine are offered in affiliated colleges and institutions.The Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University Kanpur, has been on the map of higher education for more than three decades. Established in 1966, it has not looked back, now it has 170 affiliated colleges in 15 districts. Spreading over a campus of 264 acres, the university is booming with academic activities. While the undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in all disciplines of Art, Science, Commerce, Law, Engineering and Medicine are offered in affiliated colleges and institutions, the residential wing of the campus includes faculties of Life Sciences, Business Management, Education and English. It also has a computer centre, a department of Adult and Continuing Education, Communication and a College Development Council.. For catering to the needs of young engineering aspirants, the university has recently started an Institute of Engineering and Technology in the campus offering courses in four branches of engineering viz. Chemical, Computer Science and Information, Mechanical Engineering in the first instance. The university seeks to contribute to student an education through curriculum design, the development of new courses and the application of a forward looking and innovative teaching methodology. Kanpur, the industrial capital of U.P. and commonly known as the Manchester of Northern India has had a very eventful history. It has contributed much to the growth and economic development of the country. Equally memorable and inspiring is its role in the first Indian War of Independence[1]



Located in one of the biggest industrial metropolis of State of Uttar Pradesh Kanpur. Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University stands as a hallmark of higher education. It is an educational community where students of various religions and cultural backgrounds study and work together in a congenial atmosphere. The university is geared to provide maximum scholastic benefit to each individual student.


Ariel View of the Kanpur University

Kanpur University officially known as Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University is located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was formed when Agra University split into Agra and Kanpur universities. Established in 1966, it has 350 affiliated colleges in 15 districts.The campus covers 264 acres.

Ms. Mayawati as Chief Minister changed the name from Kanpur University to Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, the name given after the Maharaja of the Indian princely state of Kolhapur Shahu IV (also known as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj) between 1884 and 1922.


The Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor and the member of the executive council who are presently holding office, the court and the Academic council of the C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur constitute a body corporate in the name of "Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University Kanpur". The University has a perpetual succession and a common seal and can sue and be sued by its name. The university is open to all persons irrespective of class or creed but nothing may require the university to admit, to any course of study, a large number of students than determined by the ordinances. Similarly nothing can prevent the university from meeting special provisions for admission of students belonging to the Scheduled caste or Scheduled Tribes.

The Kulpati (Vice-Chancellor) is a whole time salaried officer of the University and is appointed by the Chancellor from amongst the person whose names are submitted to him by a Committee constituted in accordance with the provisions above U.P state Universities Act 1973.[2]

The individual departments are under the direct supervision of their appointed directors, and each sub-department has its head.

Departments and Institutes

  • Deen Dayal Shodh Sansthan
  • Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension
  • Department of Education
  • Department of English
  • Department of Fine Arts and Painting
  • Department of Library and Information Science
  • Department of Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Institute of Business Management
  • Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Institute of Life Sciences
  • Institute of Pharmacy
  • University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kanpur University, more commonly UIET Kanpur
  • University Institute of Para Medical Science



The university campus spreads over 264 acres. There are separate hostel, academic and administrative blocks.

  • Auditorium
  • Bank
  • Cafeteria
  • Central Library
  • Computer Center
  • Guest House
  • Helipad
  • Hostels
  • International Center
  • Lecture Hall Complex
  • Multipurpose Hall

Affiliated Colleges

  • Christ Church College, Kanpur
  • D.G. College, Civil Lines, Kanpur
  • P.P.N. College,kanpur
  • Halim Muslim Degree College,kanpur
  • DAV College, Kanpur
  • Janta College, Bakevar
  • Jyoti Institute Of BioTechnology, Deopalpur, Kanpur ( U.P.)
  • Royal Prudance Degree College, Lakhimpur-Kheri
  • DBS College, Govind Nagar, Kanpur
  • BND College, Kanpur
  • S.N. Sen College, Kanpur
  • Gautam Buddha MahaVishva Vidyalaya Phoolpur Allahabad
  • DN College, Fatehgarh

Notable alumni

See also


External links

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