UGC Approved Central Universities – North India

UGC Approved Central Universities – North India

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The Universities are established under an Act of Parliament. These universities are directly controlled by the Department of Higher Education which works under the Union Human Resource Development Ministry. The University Grants Commission (UGC) typically provides all the funding required for the development and maintenance of these universities. Central universities are also commonly known as union universities. Here in the article we have listed popular Central Universities in North India.
 

 

There are as many as 56 Central Universities in India. The Universities are established under an Act of Parliament. These universities are directly controlled by the Department of Higher Education which works under the Union Human Resource Development Ministry. The University Grants Commission (UGC) typically provides all the funding required for the development and maintenance of these universities. Central universities are also commonly known as union universities. Here in the article we have listed popular Central Universities in North India. A number of new Central Universities are added in North India. Candidates can refer the article to know about the popular central universities in North India

Shiksha brings you the complete list of central universities in India that are approved by UGC. Given below are the central universities in North India.

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Delhi University (DU), Delhi

Delhi University was established in 1922 and is one of the largest central universities in India. Currently, the university has 77 affiliated colleges, 86 academic departments, and 16 faculties.

Some of the departments at DU include:

Q:   Is MBA available in DU?

A:

Yes, Delhi University offers a two-year MBA course across four semesters through below-mentioned departments/ colleges:

  • Faculty of Management Studies
  • Department of Finance and Business Economics 
  • Delhi School of Economics
  • DU Sol
  • National Institute of Health and Family Welfare
  • Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce

 

Q:   What is JNU famous for?

A:

Jawaharlal Nehru University is very widely known for its path-breaking research in the field of Sciences and encourages students towards transformation and innovation in various sectors corresponding to different schools such as the School of Physical Sciences (SPS), the School of Life Sciences (SLS) and the Special Centre for Microbiology among others. JNU is renowned for producing members of various committees of National and International organisations.

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Q:   Why is BHU so famous?

A:

Banaras Hindu University is one of the eight public universities that the Indian government has named an Institution of Eminence. About 15,000 of the roughly 30,000 students of BHU, the biggest residential university in Asia, live on campus. The main campus of the university spans around1,300 acres, while the south campus covers 2,700 acres. The university is famous for its scholarships and the placements its offers to students. The highest package offered by BHU to students is INR 35 LPA. The university has an international centre specially available for international students. Such facilities are available on campus to meet the diversity of student base located in BHU.

Applied Social Sciences & Humanities

Law

Arts

Management Studies

Commerce & Business Studies

Mathematical Sciences

Education

Medical Sciences

Interdisciplinary & Applied Sciences

Music & Fine Arts

Open Learning

Science

Social Sciences

Technology

Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI), Delhi

Established in 1920, Jamia Millia Islamia University offers a myriad of programmes in disciplines such as Law, Commerce, Science, BTech, BEd, and Languages. Number of programmes on offer at JMI University is as follows:

Category of Programmes

Number of Programmes

UG programmes

53

PG programmes

78

PG diploma programmes

11

Advanced diploma programmes

11

Diploma programmes

21

Certificate programmes

20

PhD programmes

47

Total

241

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Existing departments at Jamia Millia Islamia University include:

Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension

Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Arabic

Department of Computer Science

Department of Art History & Art Appreciation

Department of Electrical Engineering

Department of Chemistry

Department of Geography

Department of Computer Engineering

Department of History and Culture

Department of Educational Studies

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of English

Department of Physics

Department of Hindi

Department of Sculpture

Department of Mathematics

Department of Teacher Training & Non-formal Education

Department of Persian

University Polytechnic

Department of Psychology

Department of Applied Sciences & Humanities

Department of Sociology

Department of Art Education

Department of Urdu

Department of Biotechnology

Department of Applied Art

Department of Commerce and Business Studies

Department of Architecture

Department of Economics

Department of Biosciences

Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering

Department of Graphic Art

Department of Islamic Studies

Department of Painting

Department of Political Science

Department of Social Work

Department of Tourism, Hotel, Hospitality and Heritage Studies

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi

Founded in early 1969, Jawaharlal Nehru University’s campus is spread across 1,000 acres of land in New Delhi. With an aim to offer admission to students from every nook and corner of India, the university conducts JNU entrance exam simultaneously at 37 test centres across India every year. Some of the major schools and centres at JNU include:

School of Arts & Aesthetics

School of Life Sciences

School of Biotechnology

School of Physical Sciences

School of Computational & Integrative Sciences

School of Social Sciences

School of Computer & Systems Sciences

Centre for the Study of Law & Governance

School of Environmental Sciences

Special Centre for Molecular Medicine

School of International Studies

Special Centre for Nanoscience

School of Language Literature & Culture Studies

Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies

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Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi

The Indira Gandhi National Open University is the national resource centre for open and distance learning. Established under an Act of Parliament in 1985, the university has under its ambit 21 schools and a network of 67 regional centres, about 2,667 learner support centres, and 29 overseas partner institutions.
The university offers a total of 228 degree, diploma, doctoral, and certificate programmes to students in various disciplines. Given below is the list of 21 schools at IGNOU:

Q:   Is Aligarh Muslim University only for Muslims?

A:

No, the university is open to all irrespective of caste, creed, religion or gender. All one has to do is fulfill the eligibility criteria and secure a seat in this university. Admission to various courses is based on merit and entrance exam scores. The accepted entrance exams are the AMU Entrance Exam,  CUET, and others. Aligarh Muslim University do follow a reservation policy which can be checked from the official website. Recently, in a press statement as released by the Indian Express, Aligarh University member clarified that the university has never followed a policy of reserving seats for Muslims. “It rather reserves 50% seats for internal students regardless of their religion or caste, ”. 

Q:   Is Aligarh University under CUET?

A:

Yes, Aligarh Muslim University admission to most of the courses is based on CUET scores. Admission to AMU undergraduate courses including  BSc (Hons.) Community Science, BA (Hons/Research), BVoc in Production Technology, Polymer and Coating Technology and Fashion Design & Garment Technology and BSc (Hons/Research) is completely based on valid Central University Entrance Test (CUET-UG) scores. From the academic session 2022, all the central universities along with a few state-deemed universities and private universities started accepting CUET scores for admission to their UG and PG courses. 

Q:   Is a degree from IGNOU valid?

A:
Yes, IGNOU is a trusted and accredited distance education university. It is a central university which was established by an ACT of parliament in 1985. Therefore, a distance education degree from IGNOU is equivalent to a degree granted by any recognised university in India. Also, the degree from IGNOU University is acceptable and valid overseas and in foreign countries with ease. The reason behind this is IGNOU is a recognised university under the UGC and is a governmental university too. Adding further, an IGNOU degree is approved by DEC and AICTE as well.

Q:   Is Central University of Haryana - CUH degree valid?

A:

Yes, a CUH degree is valid everywhere in India. Since it's a government-accredited university. Central University of Haryana is a government University established under the Central Universities Act 2009. The degree and overall performance help students to get good placements in popular courses and professional courses offered by the university. It is popular for courses like B.Tech, M.Com, M.A, LLB, MBA, B.Sc, MCA, B.Ed and many more. It's degree is accepted for post-graduation courses as well as other entrance exams eligibility.

It offers various degree programme in a variety of fields. The range of packages offered overall college is INR 7 lakh per annum to 1.5 lakh per annum. 

Q:   How is JNU for the B.Tech. Course?

A:

JNU is a good option for applying for admission to BTech courses if you did not get admitted to the IITs, NITs, or other top engineering colleges. 1. The majority of BTech programmes cost less than INR 3 Lakh. 2. The Engineering Department at JNU consists of graduates of prestigious universities such as the IITs, NITs, and IISc. 3. Its curriculum is on par with that of top engineering schools in terms of quality. 4. The curriculum is varied and comparable to that taught at the best NITs and IITs. 5. It has excellent infrastructure, including well-equipped computer labs. 6. JNU BTech graduates typically receive a salary package of around INR 6 LPA. Some issues are also there, such as: 1. The Humanities programs at JNU are better known. 2. There is currently no separate structure for Engineering courses. 3. There aren't many cultural events at Engineering schools.

School of Agriculture (SOA)

School of Management Studies (SOMS)

School of Education (SOE)

School of Social Sciences (SOSS)

School of Foreign Languages (SOFL)

School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)

School of Humanities (SOH)

School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

School of Law (SOL)

School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS)

School of Sciences (SOS)

School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management (SOTHSM)

School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS)

School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS)

School of Performing and Visual Arts (SOPVA)

School of Engineering & Technology (SOET)

School of Social Work (SOSW)

School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS)

School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)

School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies (SOITS)

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South Asian University (SAU), Delhi

South Asian University is an international university established by the governments of eight countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) in 2010. These countries include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The university offers postgraduate and doctoral programmes to students in different disciplines. The degrees and certificates granted by SAU are recognised by both UGC as well as SAARC countries. Currently, SAU has four departments offering different courses to students:

Department of Computer Science

Department of International Relations

Department of Sociology

Department of Mathematics

The two other Central Universities located in Delhi are The Central Sanskrit University, New Delhi and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University.

Central University of Haryana, Haryana

Central University of Haryana is one of the 15 central universities in India established by the Ministry of Human resource Development (MHRD) under the XI Five Year Plan (2007-12).

The university campus is spread across 488 acres of land at Mahendergarh district of Haryana. University’s schools offering different courses to students are as mentioned in the table below:

School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

School of Earth, Environment & Space Studies

School of Language, Linguistics, Culture & Heritage

School of Journalism, Mass Communication & Media

School of Chemical Sciences

School of Interdisciplinary & Applied Life Sciences

School of Computer Science & Informatics

School of Law, Governance, Public Policy & Management

School of Physical Mathematical Sciences

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Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh

Similar to Central University of Haryana, Central University of Himachal Pradesh was established under the XI Five Year Plan in 2010.

Currently, the university has 11 schools (mentioned in the table below) offering PG courses to students in disciplines such as Science, Mathematics, and Management.

Business & Management Studies

Life Sciences

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Mathematics, Computers & Information Sciences

Education

Physical & Material Sciences

Fine Arts & Art Education

Social Sciences

Humanities & Languages

Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Management

Journalism, Mass Communication & New Media

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It may be noted that in the coming few years the university is contemplating to have 17 schools with about 90 departments and 50 centres of studies.

Central University of Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir

Central University of Jammu came into existence in 2011 and offers PG and integrated MPhil-PhD programmes to students. The university has a total of 13 approved schools and 81 approved departments under its ambit. However, currently only eight schools are functioning in the university.

Given below is the list of 13 approved schools at Central University of Jammu with their operational status:

School

Status

School of Business Studies

Operational

School of Knowledge Management, Information and Media Studies

Operational

School of Basic and Applied Sciences

Operational

School of Education

Operational

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Operational

School of Languages

Operational

School of Law

Non-Operational

School of Visual and Performing Arts

Non-Operational

School of Medical and Allied Sciences

Non-Operational

School of Engineering Sciences and Technology

Non-Operational

School of Life Sciences

Operational

School of National Security Studies

Operational

School of Vocational Studies

Non-Operational

Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Jammu & Kashmir

Formerly known as Central University of Jammu and Kashmir, Central University of Kashmir was established in 2009. The university has a total of nine schools offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses to students in various disciplines. The nine schools include:

School of Engineering & Technology

School of Physical & Chemical Sciences

School of Education

School of Business Studies

School of Languages

School of Legal Studies

School of Social Sciences

School of Media Studies

School of Life Sciences

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Central University of Punjab (CUPB), Punjab

Central University of Punjab came into existence in 2009 along with 12 other central universities in India. The university offers PG, MPhil, and PhD courses to students in disciplines including Science, Technology, Humanities, Law, and Social Science.

Currently, CUPB has 19 centres spread over nine schools. The schools include:

School of Basic and Applied Sciences

School of Legal Studies and Governance

School of Health Sciences

School of Environment and Earth Sciences

School of Education

School of Social Sciences

School of Languages, Literature and Culture

School of Global Relations

School of Engineering & Technology

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Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan

Central University of Rajasthan was setup in 2009 and is located at Bandra Sindri near Kishangarh on Jaipur – Ajmer Road (NH-8). The university offers courses such as Architecture, Chemical Science, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Mathematics, and Physics under the following schools:

School of Architecture

School of Life Sciences

School of Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy

School of Humanities & Languages

School of Commerce & Management

School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computational Sciences

School of Engineering and Technology

School of Social Science

School of Earth Sciences

School of Physical Sciences

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Uttar Pradesh

Founded in 1920, Aligarh Muslim University is one of the oldest central universities in India. Its campus is spread over 467.6 hectares of land in the city of Aligarh and offers over 300 courses in traditional and modern streams of education.

The university has about 12 faculties consisting of 98 teaching departments, 15 centres and institutions, and three academies. Some of the departments at AMU include:

Applied Chemistry

Law

Applied Mathematics

Linguistics

Applied Physics

Mass Communication

Architecture

Mathematics

Biochemistry (Life Sciences)

Mechanical Engineering

Biochemistry (JNMC)

Medicine

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Microbiology

Chemical Engineering

Modern Indian Languages

Civil Engineering

Petroleum Studies

Computer Engineering

Physics

Computer Science

Sanskrit

Economics

South African and Brazilian Studies

Education

South Asia and Indian Ocean Region Studies

Electrical Engineering

Statistics & Operations Research

English

Surgery

Geography

Urdu

Hindi

West Asian Studies and North African Studies

History

Wildlife Sciences

Islamic Studies

Zoology

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Uttar Pradesh

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University was established in 1996. Named after Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, the university campus is situated at the 250 acres land on the Raebareli road, Lucknow. The BBAU schools offering different courses to students are as mentioned in the table below:

School for Ambedkar Studies

School for Legal Studies

School for Bio-Science Bio-Technology

School for Management Studies

School for Environmental Science

School for Physical Sciences

School for Education

Department of Hindi

School for Home Sciences

University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) 

School for Info. Science Technology

Centre for Industry Institution Partnership Programme (CIIPP)

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Uttar Pradesh

Banaras Hindu University was founded in 1916 by the nationalist leader Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya along with the cooperation of personalities such as Dr. Annie Besant. The university is located in the city of Varanasi and its campus is spread across 1,300 acres of land.

The university has a total of three institutes, 140 departments, 14 faculties, and four inter-disciplinary centres offering various UG, PG, and PhD courses to students in the fields of Science, Technology, Medicine, Humanities, Social Science, Fine Arts, and Performing Arts.

Different institutes at BHU include:

Science

Management Studies

Medical Sciences

Environmental & Sustainable Development

Agricultural Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology

Some major faculties at BHU include:

Arts

Performing Arts

Commerce

Social Sciences

Education

Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnam

Law

Visual Arts

University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

University of Allahabad was established in 1887. Currently, the university comprises four faculties, 31 departments, 12 institutes, and eight constituent institutes. The 12 institutes of the university are mentioned below:

Institutes of Interdisciplinary Studies

Centre of Globalization and Development Studies

Centre of Bio-Technology

M N Saha Centre of Space Studies

Centre of Bio-Informatics

K Banerjee Centre of Atmospheric & Ocean Sciences

Centre for Film & Theatre

Centre of Materials Science

Centre for Gandhian Thoughts

Centre of Environmental Sciences

Centre for Women’s Studies

Nano Technology Application Centre

Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Uttarakhand

Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University initially came into existence as a state university in 1973. However, the university was upgraded to the status of a central university under the Central Universities Act 2009.

The university has a total of three campuses located in regions like Srinagar, Pauri, and Tehri. All the three university campuses offer UG, PG, and PhD programmes to students in different disciplines. Schools of studies at Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University are mentioned in the table below:

School of Agriculture & Allied Science

School of Arts, Communication & Languages

School of Sciences

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

School of Commerce

School of Law

School of Earth Science

School of Life Sciences

School of Education

School of Management

School of Engineering & Technology

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Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University, Uttar Pradesh

RGNAU or Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University is an autonomous central university located at Fursatganj Airfield in Uttar Pradesh, India. The university is popular for aviation studies and research. The university is constituted by an Act of Parliament in 2013 and is under the administration of the Ministry of Civil Aviation of the Government of India. Meanwhile, the university was physically established in 2018. 

Post Graduate Diploma in Airport Operations

Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Uttar Pradesh

One of the popular central university Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University is located in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. Established by the government of India through the Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University Act - 2014. The first academic session of university commenced from July 2014. 

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