RANI DURGAVATI UNIVERSITY
Rani Durgavati University also known as University of Jabalpur is a public University in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.
It was named after the queen Rani Durgavati. Rani Durgavati was born on 5th October 1524 A.D. in the family of famous Chandel Emperor Keerat Rai. Rani Durgavati's was a personality with varied facets. She was valiant, beautiful brave and a great leader with administrative skills. Her self-respect forced her to fight till death rather than surrender herself to her enemy.
It is the main University of this city and has been graded as B++ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The University was constituted and established on 12 June 1956. In the year 1983, the Government of Madhya Pradesh renamed the University of Jabalpur as Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya in her memory. Government of India paid its tribute to the valiant Rani by issuing a postal-stamp commemorating her martyrdom, on 24th June 1988.
The University campus is spread over 99.63 acres (403,200 m2) of scenic beauty and environment-friendly surrounding. It accommodates:
- An Administrative Block
- Art Faculty building
- Teaching and Research buildings of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Bio-Science, System Science and Physical education departments.
- A Central Library
- Computer Centre
- University Institute of Computer Science and Application (UICSA)
- University Institute of Management (UIM)
- University Law Department and other facilities like one boy’s and one girl’s hostel
- University Health Centre, University Guest House, Canteen and Residential quarters.
Other facilities like post office, bank and printing press are on the campus. It is, therefore, possible to say that the University campus is a city within the city of Jabalpur.