Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, is a Central University of India, located in Bilaspur C.G. State, established under Central University Ordinance 2009, No. 3 of 2009. Formerly called Guru Ghasidas University (GGU), established by an Act of the State Legislative Assembly, was formally inaugurated on June 16, 1983. The University is a residential cum affiliating institution. GGU is an active member of the Association of Indian Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities. Situated in a socially and economically challenged area, the university is appropriately named to honour the great Satnami Saint Guru Ghasidas (born in 17th century), who championed the cause of the downtrodden and waged a relentless struggle against all forms of social evils and injustice prevailing in the society. The University is a residential cum affiliating institution, having its jurisdiction spread over Bilaspur Revenue Division of the state of Chhattisgarh. The Vishwavidyalaya campus is spread over an area of approx. 655 acres. It has two campuses - one located at Bilaspur and the second located at Ambikapur. The Building complex constructed at a cost about 800 lakhs include Academic Complex, Computer Centre, Hostels ( boys and girls ), Administrative wing, Guest house, Forestry complex (Aranya Sadan), Warden Quarters, Staff quarters. V.C. Lodge, Registrar's Bungalow and Buildings for Management Institute, Institute of Technology, Pharmacy, Vishwavidyalaya Library, Physics, Rural Technology, Forestry and other university teaching departments. It covers almost the entire spectrum of the higher education requirements of the local people. It has several University Teaching Department (UTDs) on its campuses and about 125 colleges affiliated to it.
Location - It is located five kilometres away from the main Bilaspur town. River Arpa, the lifeline of Bilaspur, runs parallel to the University campus. Departments and Faculties
Department of English
Department of Hindi
Department of Education
Department of Library & Information Science
Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
Department of Sanskrit
Department of Home Science
Department of Pure Applied Physics
Department of Pure Applied Maths
Department of Computer Science & Information Technology
Department of Rural Technology
Department of Botany
Department of Chemistry
Department of Zoology
Department of Commerce
Department of Management Studies
Department of Anthropology
Department of Economics
Department of History
Department of Political Science
Department of Social Work
Department of Psychology
Department of Sociology
Department of Forestry Wild Life Environmental Science & Eco Development
Department of Pharmacy
Faculty of Adult & Continuing Education
Faculty of Engineering
Computer Centre - Computer Centre has more than 80 terminals (Pentium IV PC’s) with Windows, Unix and Linux Operating Systems as Servers. The Centre has installed a VSAT (@256 Kbps Broadband) connectivity under the UGC INFONET Scheme.The Internet connection is provided to all teachers, students, research scholars and the administrative staff of the University. Computer Centre conducts short term courses for the students and staff of the University to enhance Computer Literacy. Central Library - The University Library is located in the main campus. The Library stock comprises 85,000 books, 1650 back volumes of journals and five thousand projects / Ph.D thesis. Presently, it subscribes about more than 200 Indian and 60 foreign journals of various disciplines. In the current financial year 2433 books for UTD, 1380 books for Institute of Technology and 1204 books for Medical Sciences were added in the library existing stock. Library provides reprography faculty to its uses on subsidized rate along with current awareness and SDI services. The library has internet facility and its automation work is on progress using INFLIBNET SOUL package. E-journals consortium through UGC Infonet and INDEST is also provided.
Women's Studies & Development Centre - The focus of the Centre is on raising awareness and understanding of gender equality and equity issues, through curriculum research, policy debate and participatory activities that include engagements with students and other social changes aimed at achieving a society free from all types of gender based discriminations. The activities of the Centre include organizing seminars, workshops, conferences, information dissemination, training, consultancy, research etc.
Training and Placement Cell - The cell is taking care of all the activities to make the students employable and self reliable. Arranging Industrial and plant training for the students, which is mandatory by the curriculum, is a regular feature of the cell. In the recent past, number of companies / industries having international repute like STG International, Kolkata, Sterling Resort India Ltd. Tata Infrotec Ltd, Godrej Infotech Ltd, Satyam Services Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad, Tata Consultancy Services, Pune Persisten Ciompurter, L&T Infotech Ltd, Saka solutions, wipro BPO etc. have recruited university's eligible students. National Service Scheme - The Vishwavidyalaya has three units of National Service Scheme ( NSS ) having a total strength of 300 students from the Vishwavidyalaya Teaching Departments. The aim of NSS is to provide an opportunity and working experience for social services. The students participate in various activities like plantation, blood donation, seminar, essay writing, quiz, debate etc. Two students have been awarded Indira Gandhi NSS award.
Hostels - Two hostels, one each for boys and girls separately, provide accommodation to 250 boys and 200 girls. All the basic amenities are provided in the hostels. Post Office and Bank - Punjab National Bank, Extension Counter (PNB) and Post Office are rendering their services in the campus. ATM (24 hours) facilities as well as online banking are being introduced by the PNB. ATM (24 hours) facility is also being provided by State Bank of India inside the campus. A new electronic telephone exchange is also established in the campus. Broadband service is made available to University departments and offices and quarters. Health Centre - Health facilities to the students and residents is available in the health centre located near the University Computer Centre. One Medical officer, Dr. A.N. Mondal from University's Medical College, CIMS with other assistant staff are posted in the centre. Specialist from CIMS visit the health centre in the campus time to time for specialized check up & advice. Contact Phone : 07752-202317, 260048,260356 Cultural Club - Besides academic pursuits, the university encourages the students to achieve all round personality development. The University organized the first state level inter-university youth festival in the year 2002. The University celebrates “Guru Ghasidas Jayanti as Kul Utsav” every year on 18th December. Events like classical vocal, dance, folk dance, group songs, quiz, elocutions, debate, drama, painting and creative writing are organized the occasion of kul utsav. also
Proctorial Board - The University has constituted a “ Proctorial Board” for keeping its campus well disciplined. The Board takes prompt action in case of any misconduct if occurs in the campus and recommends appropriate punishment for students found guilty. It also takes all the preventive measures against ragging and examines the cases of alleged ragging (if any). All the students are required to submit an undertaking to the proctorial boards not to be involved in any type of misconduct at the time of admission. In case of any such incidence, the matter may be brought to the notice of the Proctor / DSW or to the Warden of their respective Hostels. Staff Quarters - There are staff quarters for Teaching and Non teaching staff of the University. The staff colony is very well connected by roads with well lit avenues. The colony is surrounded by lush green trees with pleasant environment.
Vishwavidyalaya Guest House - Vishwavidyalaya Guest House having 16 well furnished suites including 8 VIP AC suits provide comfortable stay for the visitors to the Campus. Additional Guest Housed facility for 64 persons is also available in the Forestry Guest House. The Guest Houses also provides lodging and boarding to visitors as well as during seminars / conferences etc. on reasonable charges. SC/ST Cell - Vishwavidyalaya has a separate SC / ST cell as per the UGC guideline, which was established in November 1988. The cell processes and provides, assistance to the SC / ST students to get scholarships as per the Govt. rules and deals with all the problems of the SC / ST students. The cell organizes special coaching programs for the students belonging to this category The cell also observes the reservation policy pursued by the academic departments in regard of admission.
Canteen - University has a canteen on the campus, near the administrative building. The canteen provides snacks, tea, coffee, cold drinks, etc. during office hours as well as working lunch. It operates from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all working days. Canteen committee appointed by the University monitors the quality, rates & standard.
Auditorium - One State of art Auditorium with a seating capacity of about 800 audience has been constructed near administrative block. Sports - The University has a well equipped physical education centre with grounds to play volleyball, khokho, Basketball, Lawn tennis etc. There is one sports complex to improve the athletic skills of youth.
Bus Service - Buses of the university ply between campus and the town (Nehru Chowk) for students and employees of this University. Achievements
The National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the University as B+ .