Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya (Rani Durgavati University), also known as University of Jabalpur, is a government university in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. It was named after the queen Rani Durgavati. It is the main university of this city and has been graded as A by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
The university was constituted and established on 12 June 1956 under the Jabalpur University Act, 1956 (Act No. 22 of 1956) with territorial jurisdiction over Jabalpur revenue district. It shifted to its present location at Saraswati Vihar, Pachpedi, Jabalpur in 1961.
The university was renamed Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya on 7 June 1983 by Act No. 23 of 1983 to honour the well-known valorous Gond Queen of Garha Mandla. It was reconstituted under M.P. Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam, 1973 and given jurisdiction over Jabalpur, Mandla, Seoni, Balaghat and Narsinghpur, Katni, Dindori, Chindwara.
The first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru inaugurated the administrative building of the university on July 11, 1961. Prof. R. Chidambaram, the well known nuclear scientist was the Chief Guest at its convocation held on 28.2.2002, while Dr J.S. Verma, former Chief Justice of India delivered the convocation address on 7th March 2005.
The University has produced a large number of internationally acclaimed academicians and scientists. A number of distinctions and awards have been given to its teachers and students and many international fellowships have been bagged by the Faculty members. In the past 5 years, more than 300 research scholars have earned Ph.D. as well as D.Sc. and D. Litt. degrees. Various research Projects in different disciplines, with an outlay of around Rs. 5 Crores have been completed during this period. Currently, several research projects are in progress. The University is thus playing a key role in higher education in Central India.
Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya
|University||Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya|
|Chancellor||Governor of Madhya Pradesh|
|Location||Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Other names||University of Jabalpur|
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