Established in 1960, Ranchi University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Ranchi (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Jharkhand. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Ranchi University (RU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Ranchi University (RU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. RU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.
Ranchi University was established on july12, 1960, with ten post graduate departments, one constituent college (Ranchi College, Ranchi), and 20 affiliated college spread over an area of 65,000 square kilometer.
Being located in predominantly tribal area, the University has successfully lived upto the expectations and aspirations of the people in its fifty years of existence. And it continues to do so despite being subjected to trifurcation: first in 1992 when Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh was carved out; second, inJanuary 2009 when Nilambar Pitamber University, Medninagar, was created; and;third,in August 2009 when Kolhan University, Chaibasa, was created. Today its territorial jurisdiction covers five districts only.
Despite so many divisions, Ranchi University continues to play a leading role in imparting higher educate in the state.
At present the University has 23 post graduate departments, 15 constituent colleges, and 49 affiliated colleges, imparting teaching in medicine, psychiatry, law, engineering, business management, education, and general courses. Besides these institutions there is UGC sponsored Academic Staff College.
The university’s pursuit of academic excellence is reflected in the fact that today is has four autonomous colleges, and three college with potential for excellence (CPE) status. Beside these, five colleges have already been granted accreditation by NAAC. The faculty in University’s post graduate departments and colleges are working on major and minor projects sponsored by UGC, DBT and other prestigious organizations.
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has chosen the University department of Geology under its FIST programme.
The University has also instituted extramural lecture series, one I each faculty, in honour of Dr.J.C.Bose in the faculty of Science, Dr. S.K.Mukherjee in the faculty of Engineering, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in the faculty of education, Dr. Camil Bulke in the faculty of Humanities, Barrister S.K.Sahay in the faculty of Law, Dr.Davis in faculty of Medicine, Dr. D.C Munda in the faculty of Social Science and Prof.R.S.Mandal in the faculty of Commerce.
Beside regular courses, Ranchi University also offers post graduate level Self Financing/Vocational courses nemly L.L.M., M.B.A., M.C.A., M.Sc in Electronics & Communication, P.G Diploma in Medicinal Plant & P.G. Diploma in Plant Bio- Technology.
At the under graduate level the University offers B.Ed., Bio-technology, Computer Application, Computer Maintenance, Information Technology, Office Management and Secretarial Practice, Functional Hindi, Functional English, Clinical Nutrition & Dietics, Fashion Designing, Food Processing, Environment & Water Management, Business Administration, Travel and Tourism Management, Mass Communication and Video Production, Advertising and Sales Promotion& Sales Management.
To provide greater horizontal mobility to student the University has introduced several add-on-courses (certificate/diploma/advanced diploma).
The universit’y Central Library, fully automated, has about two lakh books, INFLIBNET facility, and reprographic facility. Students, research scholars and teachers can access more than 3500 national and international journals. The reading room at the newly constructed wing of Central Library can be used by students and research scholar from 10a.m to mid night with internet access till5 p.m.
In pursuance of the UGC guidelines for ensuring gender equity and economic self reliance of women the university is running a Women’s Study Centre at Ranchi Women’s College, Ranchi.
The newly constructed Institute of Basic & Applied Science building which was inaugurated by Her Excellency the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil on 10th December 2010, now six university departments: Geology, Mathematics and Physics.Chemistry,Botany, Zoology has been shifted. The construction of university guest house is completed.
In extra-curricular activities, the University has fully functional units of NSS and NCC in its colleges. In sports, the university’s teams in archery, hockey,volleyball, football, chess and Cricket, have been among the leading teams at the inner-university tournaments.
Youth festivals are held regularly at the college and university levels.
To prepare students for jobs and NET/SET examinations, the university is running coaching classes for ST/SC/minorities. Remedial Classes are also held for ST/SC/Minorities.
Ranchi University gives fully freeship to two BPL students and two scholarship of Rs. 500 per month to two meritorious BPL students in each post graduate department in each academic session. Besidethat, five BPL students are given full freeship in each self financing course in each constituent college.
Ranchi University futer plans include establishing several instituations, like Institute of Languages, Institute of Applied Science, Maulana Azad centre of Comparative Literature and National Interagation, Institute of Natural Resource Management System, University College of Engineering and System Sciences, Institute of Media Studies, University College of Visual and Performing Arts, University College of Law, and University College of Medical Sciences.
- St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi-(Autonomous College)
- Gossner College, Ranchi
- Yogoda Satsanga College, Ranchi
- Maulana Azad College, Ranchi
- Nirmala College, Ranchi
- S.K. Bage College, Kolebira, Gumla
- P.V.A.E. College, Chainpur, Gumla
- S.G.M. College, Ranchi
- Tana Bhagat College, Gaghra
- Silli College, Silli, Ranchi
- Dumri College, Dumri, Gumla
- Basia College, Basia
- Uttri Karnpura Sharmik Mahavidyalay, Dakra, Ranchi
- St. Paul’s College, Ranchi
- K.O. College, Ratu, Ranchi
- St. Joseph College, Torpa
- Ram Tahal Chaudhry College, Ormanjhi, Ranchi.
- St.Xavier’s College,Simdega.
- Lady Shri B.K.Singh College, Lohardaga
- C.N. Law College, Ranchi
- Govt. Teacher Training College, Ranchi
- Govt. Teacher Training Girls College, Ranchi
- Bethesda Teacher Training College, Ranchi
- R. T. C. B.Ed College, Bariatu, Ranchi
- Santosh College of Education, Ranchi
- Ursuline Women’s Teachers Training College, Lohardaga.
- Shine Abdul Razak Memorial B.Ed. College, Irba, Ranchi.
- Sanghmitra B.Ed. College, Chutupalu, Ranchi.
- Shaheed Shekh Bhikhari College of education, Suiyambay Pethoria
- Bharti B.Ed. College, Kandri Mandar
- Samarpan Deep B.Ed. College, Ushamatu, Ratu Ranchi
- Manrakhan B.Ed. College, Keda, Ranchi
- Fatma B.Ed. College, Chandwey Dubaliya Kanke Ranchi.
- J.D. National B.Ed. College, Janum Angara Ranchi
- Uday Memorial B.Ed. College Kedal Neori-Vikash kanke Ranchi.
- Aviram College of Education for B.Ed. Course Kuru Ranchi.
- Patel B.Ed. College Katamkuku Lodhma Kara Ranchi.
- Cambridge Institute of Teachers Education Tatisilwai ranchi
- Jaspuria B.Ed College Angara Ranchi
- N.N. Ghosh Sanatan Teachers T.T. College Jamuary Kanke Ranchi
- Moti Raj Davi Teachers Training College Anandi Ormanjhi Ranchi
- Mother Ziramani T.T. College, Gunja, Ormanjhi, Ranchi
- Shaswat Institute of Teacher’s Education, Ormanjhi, Ranchi
- A.P.Jalan Teachers Training College, Kudlum, Ranchi
- St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi
- Sri Ram Teachers Training College, Prem Nagar,Sugda,Piska Nagri, Ranchi
- National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (NIFFT), Ranchi,
- Cambridge Institute of Technology (CIT), Tatislway, Ranchi for B.Tech. Courses.
- R T C Institute of Technology, Ormanjhi, Ranchi
- Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi.
- RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi.
- Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi.
- Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences for Nursing Courses, Ranchi.
- Metas College of Nursing Bariatu Road, Ranchi.
- Shine Abdul Razak Memorial Nursing College, Irba, Ranchi.
- Maa Kalawati Institute of Health Education and Research Centre, Rajaulatu, Namkum, Ranchi.
- Tribal College of Nuesing Sidrol, Namkum, Ranchi.
- Florence Collge of Nursing, Irba, Ranchi.
- S. N. Sinha Institute of Business Management, Dhurwa, Ranchi.
- Cambridge Institute of Technology (CIT), Tatislway, Ranchi for M.B.A. Courses.
- Central Tasar Research & Training Institute, Central Silk Board,Nagri, Ranchi
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FACULTY OF ARTS (HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES)
BA/BA (Hons): Eligibility Intermediate from Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi or equivalent. Duration 3 years.
Subjects Compulsory A mod Ind Lang (Bengali, Hindi, Oriya or Urdu). Optionals any three of the following: A classical Lang
including German; French; Latin; Anthro; Home Sc; Econ; Eng; Geog; Hist; Maths; Music; Phil; Pol Sc; Sociol. In the case of
women students Home Sc may be interchanged with a subject indicated above.
Candidates may take up the Honours course in one of the three optional subjects offered.
MA: Eligibility BA/BA (Hons). Duration 2 years (Four semesters) with an exam at the end of each semester. Subjects
any one of the following: Anthro; Bengali; Econ; Eng; Geog; Hindi; Hist; Home Sc, Maths; Phil; Pol Sc; Psy; Tribal and
Regional Languages; Sans; Urdu.
FACULTY OF COMMERCE
BCom/BCom (Hons): Eligibility Intermediate in Commerce or Science. Subjects B Com Hons and General Courses
offered. Duration 3 years. Examination on annual patternat the end of academic year.
For Honours course a candidate has to take, in addition to the subjects mentioned under BCom, the following: Pub Econ &
Planning, Indl Relations & Personnel Mgt; Pub Enterprises and Pub Corporations.
MCom: Eligibility Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. Duration 2 years (Four semesters) Subjects All compulsory papers
with specialisation in Finance, Marketing, and HRM in the IVth Semester.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Bed: Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree. Duration 1 year Subjects: Theory of Edn; Ednl Psy & Ednl Measurements; School
Orgn & Health Edn; Ednl Reconstruction in India & abroad; Methods of Teaching any four of the following subjects: Hindi,
Urdu, Sans, Eng as a foreign lang, Hist, Geog, Dom Sc, Sc, Maths, Social Studies, Ele Edn; one of the following crafts:
Spinning & Weaving; Wood Work or Metal Work. Optionals Social & Cultural Anthro. Practical Teaching.
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
B Tech. : Eligibility: Intermediate with Phy, Chem & Maths. Duration 4 years with University exam of 8 semesters.
Branches: Computer Sc; Civil; Elect; Electronics & Communications; Mech; Metallurgy; Material Engg; IT; and
M.Tech: Eligibility BTech. Duration: 2 yrs of 4 semesters. Branches: Manufacturing Engg; Foundry & Forge
Technology; Environmental Engg; Material Science & Engg; Civil; and Mechanical.
FACULTY OF LAW
LLB: Eligibility Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Duration 3 years (Six Semesters).
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
MBBS: Eligibility Intermediate Sc with Phy, Chem and Biol. Admission through competitive examination Duration 4½
years with an exam at the end of 1 year, 1½ year, 1year and 1 year known as First Professional MBBS, Second Professional
MBBS, Third Professional MBBS Part I, and Third Professional MBBS Part II respectively. Candidates have to undergo a
compulsory housemanship of one year.
MD/ MS For admission, a student must have passed the MBBS exam of the University or any other degree recognised as
equivalent thereto, and must have also completed 6 months housemanship in a recognised hospital; 3 years of registration
with the Council of Medical Registration; 2 years work in the department concerned of a Medical College or Research
Institute recognised by the university. Branches MD Biochem; Forensic Med; Gen Med, Paediatrics, Pathol; Physiol;
Preventive & Social Med; Psychological Med; Tropical Med. MS Anaesthesiology; Anatomy; Gen Surgery; Obst & Gynae;
Ophthal; Ortho; Otorhinolaryngology; Radiol.
MD (Psychiatry) Eligibility MBBS. Duration 3 yrs. The university also conducts MCh course.
Basic BSc Nursing: Eligibility Intermediate Sc with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English (PCBE) with 50%
aggregate marks. Duration Four Years under annual examination pattern.
Post Basic Nursing: Eligibility IA/ISc/ICom with diploma in General Nursing and midwifery. Duration 2 years under
annual examination pattern.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
BSc/BSc (Hons) : Eligibility Intermediate in Sc. Duration 3 years. Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology,
Geology, Mathematics. Examination at the end of 1st Year, 2nd year, and 3rd Year.
MSc: Eligibility BSc/ BSc (Hons). Duration 2 years (Four semesters) with an exam at the end of each semester.
Subjects Bot Chem; Geol; Phy; Maths; Zool.
MPhil: Eligibility MA/M.sc./M.Com. with 55% marks in for General & OBC category and 50% marks for SC/ST category
Duration 1 year (Two semesters)
The University awards PhD degree in the Faculties of Arts (Humanities & Social Sciences), Science, Commerce, Medicine
and Engg. There is also a provision of awarding DLitt and DSc Degrees.
Ranchi University is running a number of vocational/self-financing courses at UG and PG level. These provide Degree,
Advanced Diploma, Diploma, and Certificate courses. The fees vary with courses. Some of these courses are:
Self-financing Courses at P.G. Level:
LL.M, MBA, MCA, M. Sc. (Electronics and Communication), MA in JyotirVigyan (Astrology), M. A. in Rural Development, M.
A. in Public Administration, M. A. in Mass Communication, MA Museology & Arhaeology, MA Human Rights, M.Sc.
Biotechnology, Medicinal Plant; Food Preservation and Bakery; Functional Arabic; Functional
Persian; Journalism; Broadcast Journalism & Video Production
Self-financing Courses at U. G. level
Bio-technology, Computer Application, Computer Maintenance, Information Technology, Office Management & Secretarial
Practice, Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Fashion Designing, Food Processing, Environment & Water Management, Business
Administration, Advertising, Sales Promotion, & Sales Management
Add-on Courses (Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma)
Yoga, Insurance, Electronics, Banking, Adv. Sales Promotion and Sales Management Retailing, Computer Application,
Business Management etc.
Faculty of Social Science
1. Department of Anthropology
2. Department of Economics
3. Department of Geography
4. Department of History
5. Department of Home Science
6. Department of Political Science
7. Department of Psychology
8. Department of Sociology
Faculty of Humanities
9. Department of Bengali
10. Department of English
11. Department of Hindi
12. Department of Philosophy
13. Department of R/T. Lang.
14. Department of Sanskrit
15. Department of Urdu
Faculty of Science
16. Department of Botany
17. Department of Chemistry
18. Department of Geology
19. Department of Mathematics
20. Department of Physics
21. Department of Zoology
Faculty of Commerce
22. Department of Commerce and Business Management
Ranchi University has a central library having more than 90000 text books, 10000 reference books and 350 Ph.D theses. Students, research scholars and teachers use these materials in its calm, comforting and serene atmosphere. With the introduction of fully operational INFLIBNET facility (connected through dedicated lease line to INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmadabad) the utility of central library has increased many fold. Several thousands e-journals are thus made available which will immensely help research scholars, students and teachers. As far as extending this facility to other units is concerned this will act as a central hub. Connectivity has already been extended to Ranchi College and very soon all university departments and ASC will have this facility. Considering its importance its working hour has been extended upto 8pm.
Automation of the library has been completed
• Connected to INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad, through dedicated Lease Line(1Gbps) with 25 thin client computer.
• Online access to more than 4200 international and national journals
• Reprographic facility available
E-JOURNALS available through INFLIBNET’S UGC-DIGITAL LIBRARY CONSORTIUM.