Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya is a state university in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. It was established in December 2011.[2] The university is named after Hindi poet and former Prime minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.[3] Mohan Lal Chhipa is the first Vice Chancellor of the university.[3]

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya
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ChancellorGovernor of Madhya Pradesh
Vice-ChancellorRamdev Bhardwaj[1]
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As of 2016, the university operates from two rented buildings. Classes are taken at the old Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly while administrative functions are help at a building in the Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University campus.[4] The foundation stone for a 50 acres (0.20 km2) campus in Mungalia Kot was laid in 2013.[4]

Hindi language

The university is promoting study in the Hindi language. In 2015 they asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) to allow students to write MBBS course papers in Hindi.[2] In 2016 they opened the first engineering course in India to be taught in the Hindi language,[4] although in 2017 the university was considering discontinuing the programme due to lack of students and infrastructure.[5]


  1. ^ Parida, Rashmi R. (31 July 2017). "Dr. Bharadwaj appointed V-C of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University - India Education Diary". India Education Diary. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Hindi varsity urges MCI to allow Hindi for writing MBBS papers". India Today. Press Trust of India. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Mohan Lal Cheepa named vice-chancellor of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University". The Times of India. Press Trust of India. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Ghatwai, Milind (24 August 2016). "Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya: Few takers for country's first Hindi engineering course". The Indian Express. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  5. ^ Tomar, Shruti (23 August 2017). "Hindi engineering courses in Bhopal a flop, no takers this year". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 August 2017.

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List of educational institutions in Bhopal

This list provides the list of various educational institutions in city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

List of institutions of higher education in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh has two central universities, sixteen state universities, three deemed universities, one private university three institutes of national importance, including an IIT. All India Institute of Medical Sciences and an NIT. The state also has an IIM and an IISER.

The Department of Higher Education under Ministry of Human Resource Development lists 81 centrally funded institutes and 42 central universities. Two central universities, two regional centres of IGNOU (in Jabalpur and Bhopal), and eight centrally funded institutes are located in Madhya Pradesh.

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List of state universities in India

State universities are public universities run by the state government of each of the states and territories of India, and are usually established by a local legislative assembly act. The University Grants Commission (UGC), draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. In addition, 15 Professional Councils are established, controlling different aspects of accreditation and coordination. The UGC publishes and regularly updates the lists of state universities. As of 6 October 2017, the UGC lists 367 state universities. The oldest establishment date listed by the UGC is 1857, shared by the University of Calcutta, the University of Madras and the University of Mumbai.

Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act of 1956 also grants the UGC the right to "allocate and disburse, out of the Fund of the Commission, grants to Universities..." As such, the UGC categorizes state universities as either "declared fit to receive Central/UGC assistance under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act–1956", or not, and notes this status at the lists published. Updates to these declarations are done in meetings of the UGC and published in the minutes. The latest list, published by the UGC on 26 June 2018, lists 223 universities are listed as fit to receive Central/UGC assistance.Other types of universities controlled by the UGC include:

Central universities, or Union universities are established by Act of Parliament and are under the purview of the Department of Higher Education in the Union Human Resource Development Ministry.

Deemed university, or "Deemed-to-be-University", is a status of autonomy granted by the Department of Higher Education on the advice of the UGC, under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956.

Private universities are approved by the UGC. They can grant degrees but they are not allowed to have off-campus affiliated colleges.Apart from the above universities, other institutions are granted the permission to autonomously award degrees. These institutes do not affiliate colleges and are not officially called "universities" but "autonomous organizations" or "autonomous institutes". They fall under the administrative control of the Department of Higher Education. These organizations include the Indian Institutes of Technology, the National Institutes of Technology, the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, the Indian Institutes of Management (though these award diplomas, not degrees) and other autonomous institutes.

List of things named after Prime Ministers of India

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Outline of Bihar

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Bihar:

Bihar – state in East India. It is the 13th largest state in India, with an area of 94,163 km2 (36,357 sq mi) and the 3rd largest by population; its population is the fastest-growing of any state.

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