About Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University / Agra University
The foundation of Dr B. R. Ambedkar University (originally known as Agra University), was laid on the 1st of July, 1927, as a result of hectic efforts of a band of enthusiastic educationists like, Rev. Canon A.W. Davis, Munshi Narain Prasad Asthana, Dr L.P. Mathur, Lala Dewan Chand, Rai Bahadur Anand Swaroop and Dr Brajendra Swaroop. Original jurisdiction of University extended over United Provinces of Agra, Central India and Rajputana with 14 affiliated colleges and 2530 students of which, 1475 students belonged to United Provinces. Initially there were only four faculties in the University viz. Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Law. Faculties of Medicine (1936), Agriculture (1938), Home Science (1980), Basic Sciences (1981), Fine Arts (1982) and Management (1994) were added subsequently.
The University was renamed as Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, in 1996. The University now caters to the educational need of the seven districts of Agra Division Agra, Aligarh, Mainpuri, Hathras, Firozabad, Etah and Mathura. Besides, the University is proud of having affiliated to it, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, which is one of the oldest and premier Medical Institute of the country. At present university has approx 200 affiliated colleges and 15 residential Institutes spread out in its four residential campus viz. Paliwal Park, Khandari Campus, Civil Lines Campus and Chhaleshar Campus. Furthermore, this university affiliates colleges of Homoeopathy, extending all over the State of U.P. The University is steadily surging ahead as a centre for higher scientific vocational and job oriented education and innovative research. The goal of the University is to innovate in the field of education and to become a centre of excellence both Nationally and Internationally. The University is not only confined to impart quality education but also to satisfy the burning desire of the students who are exploring the creative intellect and learning attitude of the students. Though originally affiliating in nature, the University has over the years developed a sizeable residential wing, consisting of following : -
Institutes & Independent Teaching Departments:
M. Institute of Hindi & Linguistics (Paliwal Park) - Departments :Indian Language, Linguistics,Foreign Languages, Oriental Classical Languages, Mass Communication & Journalism
Institute of Social Sciences (Paliwal Park) - Departments : Sociology, Statistics, Social Work
Institute of Home Science (Khandari Campus) - Departments : Human Development & Family Study, Food & Nutrition, Clothing & textile, Home Science Extension, Family Resource Management
Institute of Basic Science (Khandari Campus) - Departments : Chemistry, Mathematics, Forensic Science, Physics
Department of Library and Information Science (Chhalesar Campus)
Department of Adult Continuing Education & Extension (Paliwal Park)
Department of Physical Education (Chhalesar Campus)
Seth Padam Chand Jain Institute of Commerce ,Business Management & Economics (Khandari Campus)
Dean Dayal Institute of Vocational Education(Khandari Campus) - Departments : Instrumentation, Optical Instrumentation, Computer Application, Advertising, Sales Promotion & Sales Management
Institute of Engineering & Technology(Khandari Campus) - Departments : Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics & Communication, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biotechnology, Electronic & Instrumentation
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of Rural Development (Paliwal Park)
School of Life Sciences (Khandari Campus) - Departments : Botany, Environmental Studies, Environmental Toxicology, Zoology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Forestry
Department of Contemporary Social Studies & Law (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Chair, Paliwal Park Campus)
Lalit Kala Sansthan (Institute of Fine Arts) (Civil Lines, Campus)
Institute of Computer & Information Science (Khandari Campus)
Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management (Khandari Campus)
Department of History (Paliwal Park)
Department of Physiotherapy
Department of Law
Department of Education
Sur Peeth - It is created for the study of Brij Languages, Brij Culture and Brij Folk Arts. It is doing valuable work on the preservation and cultivation of Brij Culture amongst the new generation.
Centre For Ghandhian Studies - It has been established for the in-depth study of Ghandhian Philosophy, a vital need for the "violent "modern world.
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair - It is aimed at providing studies in constitutional law and contemporary social issues, human rights, labour laws and International laws.