CUJ was established in the year 2009 under the first schedule of the Central Universities Act, 2009. The first and founding Vice-Chancellor (VC), Darlando Khathing, was appointed on 1 March 2009. Consequent upon the culmination of his tenure in March 2014, he was replaced by the acting vice-chancellor A.N. Misra. Prof. Misra served as the acting VC until the appointment of Nand Kumar Yadav Indu as permanent VC in August 2015. On completion of his term, Prof. Ratan Kumar Dey served as the acting VC for almost a year. Currently, Prof. Kshiti Bhusan Das is heading the Institute.
The Central University of Jharkhand came into the existence on March 01, 2009, under Central Universities Act 2009 with a Vision “to develop enlightened citizenship of a knowledge society for peace and prosperity of the individuals, nation and the world, through the promotion of the innovation, creative endeavors, and scholarly inquiry.” The Central University of Jharkhand is the one and only central University in the state of Jharkhand.
The University started with 4 departments in the year 2009 and has now 25 academic departments under 9 schools. The university will offer 18 integrated (UG-PG) programs under NEP-20;26 Post Graduate; and 17 doctoral study programs.
The city of Ranchi is situated at 23.23 N and 85.23 E at a height of 2140 feet above sea level. The permanent campus of the university is situated at Cheri-Manatu,18 KM from the Ranchi railway station. The campus is located on the Ranchi ring road near the ITBP campus. The campus is in rapid expansion mode under the 1st phase of the development and includes hostels, and academic and administrative buildings.
Schools and departments
The schools and departments under the Central University of Jharkhand include:-
Entrance view of the Campus
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Politics and International Relations
Department of Public Administration
School of Mass Communication and Media Technologies
Department of Mass Communication
School of Natural Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Department of Physics
Department of Life Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Department of Computer Science and Technology
School of Languages
Department of English Studies
Department of Hindi
Department of Far East Languages (Korean, Chinese, Tibetan)
School of Engineering and Technology
Department of Nano Science and Technology
Department of Energy Engineering
Department of Transport Science and Technology
Centre for Excellence-Green and Efficient Energy Technology (CoE-GEET)
Department of Water Engineering and Management
School for the Study of Culture
Department of Tribal Studies
Department of Contemporary and Tribal Customary Law
Department of Performing Arts
School of Natural Resource Management
Department of Environmental Sciences
Department of Geo-informatics
Department of Geography
School of Management Sciences
Department of Business Administration
Department of Commerce and Financial Studies
School of Education
Department of Education
To develop enlightened citizenship of a knowledge society for the peace and prosperity of individuals, nations and the world, through the promotion of innovation, creative endeavors, and scholarly inquiry.
To serve as a beacon of change, through multi-disciplinary learning, for the creation of the knowledge community, by building a strong character and nurturing value-based transparent work ethics, promoting creative and critical thinking for holistic development and self-sustenance for the people of India. The University seeks to achieve this objective by cultivating an environment of excellence in teaching, research and innovation in pure and applied areas of learning.
To disseminate and advance knowledge by providing the instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit;
To make special provisions for the integrated courses in humanities, social sciences, science and technology in its educational programs;
To take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning process and interdisciplinary studies and research;
To educate and train manpower for the development of our country;
To establish linkages with industries for the promotion of science and technology; and
To pay special attention to the improvement of social and economic conditions and the welfare of the people, their intellectual, academic and cultural development
In order to encourage the meritorious and deserving candidates to pursue courses of studies and research in the University without great financial strain, the University shall strive to provide for an adequate number of Scholarships, Fellowships, and Studentships and Free-ships for financial help, and also provide for award of the Medals and Prizes.
There shall be instituted Scholarships in every subject to be awarded to the candidates of the University subject to the availability of the funds. Rules for the award of the same will be laid down in the Regulations.
There shall be a fee concession in the form of half and full Free-ships of the tuition fee in each Department as per the Ordinance of the University.
There shall be Fellowships instituted in the University, subject to the availability of funds, for studies or research as approved under the norms of the UGC or other funding agencies from time to time.
There shall be a scheme to award medals or prizes to the meritorious candidates of the University for their Best Performance in various University Exams.
All types of Scholarships and Freeships shall be administered at the Institute level by a Committee to be constituted by the Vice-Chancellor.
The Central Library of the university provides access not only to the text and reference books but also to a wide range of information to widen the horizons of the users’ knowledge and to support a host of their learning activities.
• Book Volumes – More than 30000 books.
• Journal – 50+ national and international journals/magazines e-Resources and e-Books – 4500+ e-Journals.
Central University of the Jharkhand provides separate hostel facilities for the boys and girls candidates. All CUJ candidates are eligible to apply for the Hostel seats. However, the seats are only limited. This is their home away from home and a place where we can see the “Union in Diversity” of India. Candidates from different parts of the country with different cultural and religious backgrounds are living in complete harmony.
The following criteria are used for the hostel allocation (girls and boys)
(i). Merit (Percentage /Mark obtained in entrance examination).
(ii). Distance from the permanent address to CUJ campus.
(iii). Reservation policy for the admission in CUJ as per GoI rules: Other Backward Classes (OBC NCL) 27%, Scheduled Castes (SC) 15%, Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5% and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 10% of the total seats.
(iv). Person with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) 05% (Horizontal).
The Institute believes in the holistic development of the candidates and in order to make it happen co-curricular and extracurricular activities are organized in the University on various occasions like Constitutional Day, International Yoga Day, Ozone Day, Environment Day, water day, Earth Day, etc. Some of the activities are enumerated below:
Essay Writing Competition
Poster Presentation Competition
Rangoli and Mehndi Competition
Run for Unity
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Clubs – Drama, Music, etc.
National Service Scheme (NSS)
National Cadet Corps (NCC)
• Media Lab
• Optics / Mechanics Lab
• Electronics Lab
• Electrical Lab
• Applied Chemistry Lab
• Central Instrumentation Room
• English Language Lab
• Chinese Language Lab
• Centre for Excellence – Green Energy and Technology
• Irrigation and Fluid Mechanics Lab
• Surveying Lab
• Engineering Mechanics Lab
• Biological Sciences Lab
• Engineering Material and Transportation Lab
• Geology Lab
• Geo-Tech Lab
• GIS Lab
• Social Science Lab
• Water Lab
The University has established a Candidates Support Services Cell to counsel students during pre-admission; at the time of admission; before fieldwork; career counseling. The students are helped in their placement by inviting NGOs, PSUs and Private Corporate houses in the campus and organizing campus interviews.