Jai Narain Vyas University was earlier known as University of Jodhpur. It was inaugurated by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the President of India on 24th August, 1962. It is named after Jai Narayan Vyas (1899-1963). He was a former chief minister of the Indian state of Rajasthan. He hailed from Jodhpur city and was a leader of Indian National Congress party. Jai Narayan Vyas and other Jodhpuri political activists formed the "Marwar Hitkarni Sabha" (Marwar Improvement Society) in the early 1920s in Jodhpur State, aimed at freeing the state from the rule of "aliens": a chief minister and other non-Jodhpuri officials both Indian and English. There are four Government Colleges of Jodhpur became part of the University.
The following four Government Colleges of Jodhpur became part of the University:
MBM Engineering College (now Faculty of Engineering with 11 Departments).
Jaswant College (now Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies with 04 Departments).
S.M.K. College (now Faculty of Law and Campus of Institute of Evening Studies and also being used presently for Under graduate teaching of Faculty of Arts. This also houses Coaching Centre for Weaker Sections).
K.N. College for Women (The multi-faculty constituent college of the University) - Shah G.L. Kabra Teacher's Training College also existed as private college at the time of foundation of the University. This is now one of the affiliated colleges of the University.
Jai Narain Vyas University is a residential university but the Colleges situated within the municipal limits of Jodhpur are affiliated to the University. Date of UGC recognition as university July 14, 1962. It has total land area of 315.40 Hactrs (764.75 Acres) and the total Constructed Area is 152288 Sq.Mts.
The Government of Rajasthan, under the Section 5(2) of the University of Jodhpur Act 1962, permitted admission of the following colleges of Jodhpur to the privileges of this University w.e.f. 14-07-1962.
M.B.M. Engineering College, Jodhpur.
Jaswant College, Jodhpur.
S.M.K. College, Jodhpur.
Kamla Nehru Girl's College, Jodhpur.
Mahesh Teachers Training College, Jodhpur (Private).
Library - The university has has enough stock of books to take care of the requirements of the staff and students. Laboratories and Workshops - The Laboratories and Workshops are equipped with all necessary equipments.
Canteen - The students can have their lunch and snacks at the canteen.