A Central University is a university in India established by an Act of Parliament and under the supervision of the Department of Higher Education of the Union Human Resource Development Ministry. According to the latest list of 1 November 2019, there are a total of 50 central universities in India. Of these, 12 universities receive funding directly from the central government, while the rest are funded by the UGC. The following are the universities maintained by UGC in addition to the Central University. Which central university do you believe is the best central university in India, please vote.
Jamia Millia Islamia (translation: National Islamic University) is a major public university in India located in Delhi. It has the status of a central university. It is located on the banks of Yamuna in Okhla in the southern region of New Delhi. It was established in 1920 during British rule. It was made a Central University in 1988 by an Act of the Indian Parliament. Sir Sarwar Jung of Delhi designed the university. The university was founded in 1920 by Muslim leaders and freedom fighters, before Indian independence. Chief among the founding leaders were Muhammad Ali Jauhar and Shaukat Ali, known as Ali Brothers. In December 1988, Jamia was granted the status of a central university by the Parliament under the Jamia Millia Islamia Act 1988 (No. 59 of 1988). In 2006, Saudi Arabia's Sultan Abdullah bin Al Saud traveled to the university and donated $30 million to build the library.
The University of Delhi is a public university located in Delhi in North India. With around 220,000 students, it is one of the largest universities in the world. Delhi University is well reputed in the fields of research and teaching of Indian classical music, Natural Sciences, Languages and Economics. One of the most famous and prestigious Indian universities. The university was founded in 1922 by the British Indian government. It has two campuses, one in the north and the other in the south of Delhi. Delhi University was ranked 398 in the QS World University Rankings for 2011. The University is visited by the President of India, the Chancellor of the University is the Vice President of India. In 2017 the University of Delhi consisted of 16 faculties, 86 departments, 77 colleges and 5 other recognized institutes. Five departments (Chemistry, Geology, Zoology, Sociology and History) have received the qualification of "Centers of advanced studies".
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is a central university located in the southern part of New Delhi. It is one of the leading institutes of India engaged in high level education and research work in subjects like humanities, social science, science, international studies etc. JNU has been considered as the best university in India by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NACC) survey conducted in July 2012. NACC has given the university a grade of 3.9 out of 4, which is the highest grade awarded to any educational institution in the country. Jawaharlal Nehru University was established in 1969. The JNU Act 1966 (53 of 1966) was passed by the Indian Parliament on 22 December 1966. The aim of JNU is to disseminate and enhance knowledge through study, research and example and influence of our organized life. Strive for the development of the principles for which Jawaharlal Nehru worked throughout his life. Such as national unity, social justice, secularism, democratic system of life, international understanding and scientific approach to social problems.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is a Central University established in September 1985 by the Indian Parliamentary Act. Its head office is established in New Delhi (Maidan Garhi). It is the largest university in the world. About 40 lakh students from India and other 33 countries study in it. The university is also the national resource center for free and distance learning in India and is the world's hero in distance education. Apart from teaching and research, extension and training is the mainstay of the academic activities of this university. The Indira Gandhi National Open University was established in 1985 through a Parliamentary Act which entrusted two responsibilities - To increase the accessibility and equality of higher education through distance education system and Promotion, coordination and determination of standards in open learning and remote education systems.
Kashi Hindu University is a central university located in Varanasi. It is often called BHU (Banaras Hindu University). This university was established (Varanasi Hindu University Act, Act No. 16, 1915) by Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in 1916 on Puneet Day of Basant Panchami. According to the documents, in the establishment of this university, Madan Mohan Malaviya's contribution was only as a general founding member, Maharaja Rameshwar Singh of Darbhanga donated the necessary resources in the establishment of the university. The university is rated "Institute of National Importance". Nizam of Hyderabad - Mir Osman Ali Khan made a large donation of Rs 10 lakh to the university. The objectives of the university are to spread the education of Hindu scripture and Sanskrit literature for the benefit of the common people of the whole world, and mainly Hindus, to protect the culture and its best ideas of ancient India, and whatever great and in the civilization of ancient India.
The University of Allahabad is a major university in India. It is a Central University. It is one of the first universities of modern India. It is known as 'Oxford of the East'. It was founded in 1887 AD with the inspiration of Alfred Lyer. The map of this university was created by the famous British architect Emerson. On 23 September 1887, Act XVII passed and Allahabad University became the fourth university in India to award degrees after Calcutta, Bombay and Madras Universities. Its first entrance examination was held in March 1889. In its history of so many years, the university has maintained its reputation in the field of higher education. It has been making changes in the way of its reading, research programs and other educational methods according to Indian society. Many new departments were created and the pre-established departments have started research work in new areas to maintain the level of higher education.
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is one of the premier central universities in India located in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh. Aligarh Muslim University is a residential educational institution. It was founded in 1920 by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and in 1921 was granted the status of a Central University through an Act of the Indian Parliament. It was the first higher education institution built during the British Raj on the lines of the University of Cambridge. More than 250 courses are taught in the traditional and modern branch of education at Aligarh Muslim University. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the great social reformer of his time, realized the need for modern education and started a school in 1875, which later became Muslim Anglo Oriental College and finally in 1920 Aligarh Muslim University. This premier central university with many departments and established institutes attracts students from all corners of the world, especially from Africa, Western Asia and South East Asia. Some courses have seats reserved for students from SAARC and Commonwealth countries. The university is open to students of all caste, creed, religion or gender.
Central University of Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir, India) has been established through an Act of Parliament: The Central Universities Act 2009 by Government of India. In a speech on August 15, 2007, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced that in the provinces where there is no central university, central universities should be established in those provinces. Thus, the Scheme Commission announced the establishment of 16 universities under the Central University Act, 2009. The Act was approved by the President on March 20, 2009 and the Jammu Central University was established under the Act.
The English and Foreign Language University (EFLU) (formerly known as CIEFL) is a central university located in India. It is a national level university for higher education. Its main campus is located in Hyderabad. However, it also has campuses in Lucknow and Shillong. The EFLU also teaches English and foreign languages along with their literature. In addition, it also works to provide research, training of teachers, training materials related to these languages. In a way, the education of EFLU services is an extension whose main objective is to improve the level of teaching of English and foreign languages in India. It is the only educational institution in the country that is fully committed to the study of English and foreign languages. In these years, EFLU has started studying various foreign languages, which had a lot of demand. It teaches English, Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portugese, Persian, Turkish, Italian, Chinese, Korean and Hindi.
Central University of Himachal Pradesh is a central university established in Shahpur, Himachal Pradesh. The two permanent campuses of this university are the first Vij Beas Campus, Dehra and the second Dholadhar Campus, Dholadhar. The University has been established by the Government of India under the Central University Act, 2009. In a speech on August 15, 2007, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced that Central Universities should be established in the states where there is no Central University. Thus the Planning Commission announced to set up 16 Universities under the Central University Act, 2009. The Act was approved by the President on March 20, 2009 and the Central University of Himachal Pradesh was established under the Act.