About University

The University established on September 17, 1994 by the Government of Maharashtra. The university has celebrated 25 years of excellence in the field of education and research this year (2019-20).

The University has been named after Swami Ramanand Teerth the Doyen of the Hyderabad Liberation Struggle and also a renowned educationalist and social activist. The University is to cater for southern part of Marathwada Region of Maharashtra State, specifically to the districts of Nanded, Latur, Parbhani and Hingoli.

This university is one of the youngest university that could obtain 2(f) and 12(B) recognition of the UGC and also has achieved recognition, name and fame at the State, National and International level. The noteworthy recognition as ‘A’ grade university by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) testifies the claim.

The University has 14 Schools on campus and sub-centres at Latur and Parbhani, a constituent college - New Model Degree College at Hingoli and academic and research centres like Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Chair and Study Centre, Shri Guru Govindsinghji Adhyasan Sankul & Research Centre and  Late. Uttamrao Rathod Tribal Development and Research Center at Kinwat. University has 300 plus affiliated colleges under its jurisdiction in the four districts Nanded, Parbhani, Hingoli, and Latur having 146 courses with student strength of 1.63 lakhs and 4000 plus students through distance education mode.  University host more than 70 foreign student’s for PG and PhD programs across five  countries and efforts are going on to increase this number and nationality.

The university adopted the school system and granted academic autonomy and follow CBCS pattern. This University is the first state university in Maharashtra to have policies for credit transfer and fee reimbursement to the successful students for NPTEL, SWAYM, other MOOC platforms and as a result we have the highest enrolment (more than 400) for these courses. Special attention is given to inculcate research aptitude via financial assistance, awards (Young Research Award) and employability of the students through the center for competitive examinations. Equal attention is given for enhancing the academic quality in the affiliated colleges of the university through research projects of worth Rs. 50 lakhs, regular academic and administrative audits. The University is committed to establish equality in all fields of higher education. The academic and administrative audit, energy audit, green audit and gender audit are regular activities of the University for monitoring the academic, research, equity and equality.  With the mission of Draught free Marathwada, University has started the Soil and Water Conservation Project in the campus. Under the Green University - Clean University Initiative, University inaugurated 33 Crore tree plantation program and the Bio- Diversity Park.

University has received financial assistance from RUSA, DST, UGC and other state and central funding agencies for development of academic infrastructure amenities, research and extension activities. University has earned substantial fund through consultancy and technology transfer scheme. The professors and researchers of university have invented, patented and commercialised many ideas. Noteworthy achievement of the University is the invetion and design of the drug named ‘Disocal’ which is very influential in eradicating urinary stone. The teachers and researchers have got many research projects of worth Rs. 12.5 crore whose academic and social value is remarkable and are patented by the school. The professors and students of this university have received recognition at the national and international level for their contribution in teaching, research, and innovation and extension activities.

To create conducive culture for research, University has introduced Best Teacher Researcher Award for campus as well as Affiliated colleges, Research Semester Scheme for campus teachers, Best Campus School Award, Centre for Research Outcome and Promotion (CROP), financial assistance for publications in peer reviewed journals, for participation in international conferences to present their work. As a consequence, more than 1000 research articles published in high reputed journals indexed in SCOPUS and Web of Science; 12 teachers from campus have visited foreign countries through fellowships, visiting scholarships.

This is the only University having a Centre of excellence in seismology in Maharashtra.  The university is equipped with advanced research instruments like NMR. University has established Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) for research and development. This University intends to enhance industry-institute interaction and industry participation for industry-sponsored projects, student internship, industry mentor, etc and has entered into MoUs with many industries. Similarly, the University has entered into MoUs with national and international universities like Hanyang University, University of Malaysia, Indian National Centre of Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT Hyderabad). University is academically linked with European nations through the Erasmus Mundus scheme.  

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