Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University


Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University
Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer
Established 1987
Type Public
Chancellor Mr. Shivraj Patil
Vice-Chancellor Professor Bhagirath Singh
Location Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC
Website www.mdsuajmer.ac.in

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

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HIstory

The university was established August, 1 1987 as the University of Ajmer.[1] The name was changed in 1992. 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.

Departments

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.

Location

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

Affiliation

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.

Accreditation

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

References

  1. ^ http://rajassembly.nic.in/acts_raj.htm
  2. ^ http://www.mdsuajmer.com/mdscolleges.htm
  3. ^ http://naacindia.org/Universities.asp?state=21

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