Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University
Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University is a deemed university in the city of Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The Rajasthan Vidyapeeth has traveled a long way from literacy to the realm of higher education and being recognized for its extraordinary work in the field of adult and continuing education and its contributions to research and education. It got the status of deemed university in 1987.
With the awakening of national consciousness in the early years of the last century, a few notable efforts were made in British India to improve the system of education prevalent in India during that time. Gujarat Vidyapeeth, started by Mahatma Gandhi, aimed at preparing youth to serve and uplift the rural masses; Shantiniketan tried to bring the cultures of the East and West into Universal harmony; Jamia Milia tried to educate the Muslims in keeping with the needs of the main Stream of National life; and the Gurukul Kangdi aimed at preserving the cultural heritage of the nation keeping with the requirements of the modern age. Inspired by the same spirit, Pandit Janardan Rai Nagar established the ‘Rajasthan Vidyapeeth’ in 1937 to uplift the down-trodden common man in the feudal state of Mewar. Started as a night Study Centre for the Elementary, secondary and Advanced Courses in our national language Hindi, Rajasthan Vidyapeeth has grown into a large complex of more than 50 institutions spread over several districts of Rajasthan.
The institution is spreading its wings of education and has entered into the area of international studies through academic exchange of its students and faculty members to Slippery Rock University, a prestigious school in the United States America. This university is also offering technical courses through Sandip Academy, Mumbai.
It has the following faculities:
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Commerce
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Social Work
- Faculty of Management
- Faculty of Medicine
Its recognition status is sub judice in the Supreme Court.
Pratap nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan, PIN – 313003
Phone: +91-294-2490040, 2429441, 2491104
Established: 1937 (1987)