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Founded in 1956, Vikram University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Ujjain (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Madhya Pradesh. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Vikram University (VU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Vikram University (VU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. VU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.
Vikram University (Hindi: विक्रम विश्वविद्यालय) is a university in the city of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India.
The university, which is named after the ruler Vikramaditya, was established in 1957. The foundation stone was laid by the then Home Minister of India Govind Vallabh Pant. The University opted for a rigorous evaluation by the National Assessment and Accreditition Council (NAAC) of the University Grants Commission. The apex council of NAAC awarded the grade of A to the university.
Vikram University was established in Ujjain on 1 March 1957. The foundation stone of Vikram University was laid by the then Home Minister of India Shri Govind Vallabh Pant on Tuesday, Kartika Krishnapaksha Chaturthi, Vikramabda 2013 i.e. on 23 October 1956. The function was presided over by the Rajpramukh of the Madhyabharat State Late Jiwajirao Scindia.
The new state of Madhya Pradesh was formed in 1956 and Madhya Bharat was merged into it. Thus, it was necessary to amend the Act relating to the University. Consequently, the amended Act of Vikram University No.13, 1957 was published in Madhya Pradesh Gazette dated 16 August 1957. From time to time many changes and amendments were made to the Act. Considerable decrease in the University jurisdiction occurred due to formation of Indore University, Gwalior during 1964-65, and Bhopal University during 1969-70. On 20 April 1973, the Governor granted permission to bring about homogeneity in the organisation and administration of all the Universities of Madhya Pradesh. This permission was first published in the Madhya Pradesh Gazette (extraordinary) on 23 April 1973. By a notification of the Education Department 940/20/8/71 dated 3 May 1973 the by-laws of the Madhya Pradesh Universities Act No. 1 to 19 were brought into effect from 25 September 1973, No. 20 to 26 from 1 December 1973, and No.27 to 31 from 4 May 1974, for all the Universities of Madhya Pradesh (including Vikram University).
The Madhya Pradesh Universities Act was amended and published in Madhya Pradesh Gazette, on 28 June 1985. As per the above Amendment, University Jurisdiction was redefined and demarcated in accordance with the Revenue districts of Ujjain Division i.e. Ujjain, Ratlam, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Shajapur and Dewas. Because of the new jurisdiction, the number of affiliated colleges decreased and some new colleges were granted affiliation.
The convocations held by the University in past years were addressed by prominent people like Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Sir C. P. Ramaswami Ayyar, Dr. Kalulal Shrimali, Pt. Dwarkaprasad Mishra, Pt. Kunjilal Dube, Babu Jagjiwanram, Dr. Govind Narayan Singh, Smt. Mahadevi Verma, Smt. Indira Gandhi, Dr. Sarojini Mahishi, Dr. Gopal Swarup Pathak, Prof. Nurul Hasan, Dr. Hargovind Khurana and Dr. Satish Chandra. The University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
- University Computer Centers
The Computer Centre of the University was established from UGC Grants and started functioning from 1/4/1991. Itprovides Data Processing Services to assist almost all administratative sections and teaching departments of the University. Examination Result Processing, Payroll etc. are major work which involve working on huge databases. The Centre works round the clock to meet all the requirements within the time limit. In addition to University?s own information processing, the Centre is open for all Research Scholar to provide miscellaneous IT services which assist in their research works. The Computer Centre is also providing training on ? Computer Awareness? to University employees.
- University Science and Instrumentation Centre
It is a service centre to maintain, repair & develop the instruments of School of Studies and Colleges required for U.G., P.G. and Research Laboratories.
- Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Library
The Vikram University Library was established on 1 March 1957. It was founded by the first Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar lal Nehru on 11 November 1959.. The name of the library was renamed as Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Library after it moved into its new premises. The library has acquired 1,60,856 books and 4800 backsets of periodicals since the time of its establishment.The MJR library has a special collection on Kalidas, Tulsi, Gandhi,literature on competitive exams, drawing and paintings and rare books. Library has procured 1645 Ph.D. thesis and 6049 P.G. Dissertations so far. It has published 22 bibliographical and current awareness and service publications. The university library renders services to the entire reading community of the university campus, affiliated colleges and also for society. Library provides other services such as circulation, Inter library loan, reprographic, Current awareness, selective dissemination of information, bibliographical, Micro film reading facilities.
- University Press
The University press was established in 1961 with the help of UGC and the State govt to copwe up with the day today work of University. The present setup is combination of modern(DTP & Offset printing)and old technology (letter press printing). The press has 5 sections viz Printing, Composing, Proof reading, Binding & Office. Besides providing the regular printing material such as Office stationary, examination forms, Account forms and ledgers. The press also brings out research journals in science, social science and mathematics.
Information and Library Network Centre is situated in Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Library. The basic objective of the INFLIBNET Centre to provide the information of research journals and books to the students of the university. The centre procurred the required software (SOUL) from Ahmedabad centre and the work in this direction is in progress.
- Department of Physical Education and Sports
The department of physical education and sports was established in the year 1960. it works towards academic training about sports as well as organizes and looks after the activities under the competitive sports. the department has itw own building, gymnasium hall and playgrounds, where sports activities are conducted. under the competitive sports, the department organizes various inter collegiate competitions, and sends the selected teams to participate in inter university competitions i.e. Athletics(men/women), boxing(men), badminton(men/women), basketball(men/women), chess(men/womjen) cross country races(men/women), cricket(men), football(men), gymnastics(men/women), malkhambh (men), handball(men), hockey(men), judo(men/women), kabaddi(men/women), kho-kho(men/women), powerlifting(men/women), weight lifting(men/women), best physique(men), tennis(men), table – tennsi(men/women), softball(men/women), swimming(men/women),volleyball(men), wrestling(men) and yogasana(men/women) inter university level tournaments are organized from time to time, and coaching camps are organized for only the selecte
d teams in various games. our students have achieved state/national awards in various games i.e. Gymnastics, Malkhambh, Judo, Athletics, BAsketball, Table-tennis, Kho-Kho, Wrestling etc. from time to time
- University Works Department
The university has its own works department that looks after the maintenance of building, roads etc. of the university campus. It also helps in planning and new constructions under the five-year plan of University Grants Commission, New Delhi
Hostel facility is available – Four Boys? hostels with 348 rooms and one Girls? hostel with 100 rooms on single and sharing basis.There are two other hostel for the Post Metric students of SC/ST in the University Campus under the control of Department of Tribal Welfare, Government of Madhya Pradesh.
- Guest House
University guest house is situated opposite Vikram Vatika, It provides accommodations to external examiners and visiting faculty.
The university system for sports nurturing provides blazers and track suits along with suitable sports kit and material to all those who come up and play for the university. the university not only relaxes its rules for admission for deserving sports players, it also awards scholarship to outstanding athletes from different streams of the games.
A primary health centre issituated in the university campus to provide general health facility to the employees and students of vikram university.
The united commercial bank is situated near madhav bhawan and assist the university in all its financial transactions such as deposition of examination fees, admission fees etc.
- Postal Services
The post office is located near School of studies in continuing education and helps in the university postal correspondence.
- Wifi facility
In September 2015 Reliance jio started WiFi service in University Campus for only university administration. The demonstration of this WiFi service is valid till 28 December 2015.