Welcome to Vinoba Bhave University , Hazaribag

ABOUT VBU

Vinoba Bhave University was established in the year 1992 with it’s headquarter at Hazaribag, the divisional headquarter of North Chhotanagpur division of the state of JHARKHAND. It is situated at a distance of 100 K.M. from Ranchi, The capital of Jharkhand. Vinoba Bhave University is imparting post-graduate teaching and research in Physical Science, Life Science, Earth Science, Social Science, Humanities, Commerce, Technology and Medical Science.

Beside 22 colleges are managed and maintained by the university, including St. Columba’s College, Hazaribag one of the oldest and well established college in the Eastern India(Estd. 1899). Seventy affiliated colleges are also imparting teaching up to undergraduate level in all the above – mentioned subjects and in law, Education, Homeopathy and Ayurvedic Medicines. Every year, 900 B.Tech, 4000 graduate in the general courses, 550 graduates in professional and vocational courses and 500 post graduate including M.Tech. Degree are being awarded. Since it’s inception more than 400 Ph.D. degree have been awarded in all the above – mentioned subjects, including technology..

Overview

The Vinoba Bhave University is located at Hazaribagh, India and is funded by Government of India. The university came into existence on 17 September 1992 after the bifurcation of Ranchi University as a teaching-cum-affiliating university. Being among one of the premier universities of Jharkhand, it offers high standards of teaching and research. The university offers courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

The Governor of Jharkhand is the chancellor of Vinoba Bhave University. The university has a distinguished alumni body and faculty. This university is also a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities, London. The UGC, New Delhi recognized the university and registered it under section 12B of the UGC Act 1956.

OUR MISSION

  • To provide quality education access with inclusiveness, accountability with equity and excellence, even in the remotest area.
  • To take care of relevancy, costs, diversification, and international standards in higher education.
  • To establish culture of collaboration and cooperation.
  • To strengthen educational-professional interface.
  • To contribute in building the society and the nation.
  • To improve the quality of life in harmony with our heritage, culture and environment.
  • To do away with regional imbalances.
  • To adopt Zero Tolerance Approach for leakages (corruption) in the system.
  • History

    Vinoba Bhave University is the fruit of a years long endeavour by the people of Hazaribag. Although the history of higher education in the town goes way back into the past, beginning with the establishment of St Columba’s College in 1899 by the brothers of the Dublin Mission, post-graduate curricula were commenced here only in 1972 with the introduction of MA courses in History and Economics. Subsequently, the college was converted into a post graduate centre of Ranchi University. By January 1983, post graduate teaching was extended to four more subjects with the approval of the Government of Bihar – English, Hindi Political science and Mathematics. Finally, by Act 3 of 1990, the Bihar state assembly amended the Bihar state Universities Act 1976, carving Vinoba Bhave University out of Ranchi University. It was aptly named after the great saint and pioneer of the Bhoodan Movement, Acharya Vinoba Bhave, as the sage had received here the biggest land donation in the whole of India for social reconstruction.

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