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Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh


Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Address:Saraswati Vihar, Pachpedi
Madhya Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 482001

Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University. Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh is also known as Rani Durgavati University.
Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya is situated in Jabalpur of Madhya Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh is 0761-2603752, 2600632.

Website of Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh is www.rdunijbpin.org/.

Vice Chancellor : Prof. Ram Rajesh Mishra.

Contact Details of Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh are : 0761-2600785(O) 2602518(R)

Controller of Examination Professor S S Rana
Deputy Registrar R S Kakodia

Department of Law
0761-600567, 600568, 600569


Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh runs course(s) in Law, Physical Edu, Education stream(s).

Adult & Continuing Education
M.A. Population Education
M.A. Rural Development

Biological Sciences
M.Phil Bio science
M.Phil Botany
M.Sc. Bio chemistry
M.Sc. Bio science
M.Sc. Botany
M.Sc. Micro Biology

Chemical Technology
M.Phil Chemistry

M.Phil Chemistry
M.Sc. Chemistry
M.Sc. Chemistry
Ph.D Chemistry
Ph.D Chemistry

Computer Science
MCA Computer Applications

M.A. Economics
M.Phil Economics
M.B.E. Economics
M.I.B. Economics

B.Ed. Education

English and Foreign Languages
M.A. English
M.Phil English
Ph.D English
Hindi M.A. Hindi
M.Phil Hindi
History M.A. History
M.Phil History

Journalism and Mass Communication
B.J.C. Journalism & Mass Communication
M.J.C. Journalism & Mass Communication

L.L.B. Law
LL.M. Law

M.A. Philosophy
M.Phil Philosophy
Ph.D Philosophy

Physical Education
B.P.Ed Physical Education
M.P.Ed. Physical Education

Political Science
Diploma Programmes Public Administration
M.A. Political Science
Ph.D Political Science

M.A. Pali
M.A. Prakrit
M.A. Sanskrit
M.Phil Pali
M.Phil - Prakrit
M.Phil Sanskrit

System Science
M.Sc. System Sciences

M.A. Sociology
M.Phil Sociology

M.Sc. Statistics

Certificate Course Yoga
P.G. Diploma Yoga

Profile of Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya

About Rani Durgavati
Rani Durgavati was born on 5th October 1524 A.D. in the family of famous Chandel emperor Keerat Rai. She was born at the fort of Kalanjar(Banda, U.P.). Chandel Dynasty is famous in the Indian History for the valiant king Vidyadhar who repulsed the attacks of Mehmood Gaznavi. His love for sculptures is shown in the world famed temples of Khajuraho and Kalanjar fort. Rani Durgavati's achievements further enhanced the glory of her ancestral tradition of courage and patronage of arts.

In 1542, she was married to Dalpatshah, the eldest son of king Sangramshah of Gond Dynasty. Chandel and Gond dynasties got closer as a consequence of this marriage and that was the reason Keerat Rai got the help of Gonds and his son-in-law Dalpatshah at the time of invasion of Shershah Suri in which Shershah Suri died.

She gave birth to a son in 1545 A.D. who was named Vir Narayan. Dalpatshah died in about 1550 A.D. As Vir Narayan was too young at that time, Durgavati took the reins of the Gond kingdom in her hands. Two ministers Adhar Kayastha and Man Thakur helped the Rani in looking after the administration successfully and effectively. Rani moved her capital to Chauragarh in place of Singaurgarh. It was a fort of strategic importance situated on the Satpura hill range.

After the death of Shershah, Sujat Khan captured the Malwa zone and was succeeded by his son Bajbahadur in 1556 A.D. (Bajbahadur is famous in history for his tumultus love affair with Rani Roopmati). After ascending to the throne, he attacked Rani Durgavati but the attack was repulsed with heavy losses to his army. This defeat effectively silenced Bajbahadur and the victory brought name and fame for Rani Durgavati.

In the year 1562 Akbar vanquished the Malwa ruler Baj Bahadur and annexed the Malwa with Mughul dominion. Consequently, the state boundary of Rani touched the Mughal kingdom.

Rani's contemporary Mughul Subedar was Abdul Mazid Khan, an ambitious man who vanquished Ramchandra, the ruler of Rewa. Prosperity of Rani Durgavati's state lured him and he invaded Rani's state after taking permission from Mughul emperor. This plan of Mughul invasion was the result of expansionism and imperialism of Akbar.

When Rani heard about the attack by Asaf Khan she decide to defend her kingdom with all her might although her minister Adhar pointed out the strength of Mughal forces. Rani maintained that it was better to die respectfully than to live a disgraceful life.

To fight a defensive battle, she went to Narrai situated between a hilly range on one side and two rivers Gaur and Narmada on the other side. It was an unequal battle with trained soldiers and modern weapons in multitude on one side and a few untrained soldiers with old weapons on the other side. Her Fauzdar Arjun Daswas killed in the battle and Rani decided to lead the defence herself. As the enemy entered the valley, soldiers of Rani attacked them. Both sides lost some men but Rani was victorious in this battle. She chased the Mughul army and came out of the valley.

At this stage Rani reviewed her strategy with her counsellors. She wanted to attack the enemy in the night to enfeeble them but her lieutenants did not accept her suggestion. By next morning Asaf khan had summoned big guns. Rani rode on her elephant Sarman and came for the battle. Her son Vir Narayan also took part in this battle. He forced Mughul army to move back three times but at last he got wounded and had to retire to a safe place. In the course of battle Rani also got injured near her ear with an arrow. Another arrow pierced her neck and she lost her consciousness. On regaining consciousness she perceived that defeat was imminent. Her Mahout advised her to leave the battlefield but she refused and took out her dagger and killed herself. Her martyrdom day(24th June 1564) is even today commomorated as "Balidan Diwas".

Rani Durgavati's was a personality with varied facets. She was valiant, beautiful and brave and also a great leader with administrative skills. Her self-respect forced her to fight till death rather than surrender herself to her enemy.

She, like her ancestral dynasty, built so many lakes in her state and did a lot for the welfare of her people. She respected the scholars and extended her patronage to them. She welcomed the Vitthalnath of Vallabh community and took Diksha from him. She was secular and appointed many eminent Muslims on important posts.

The place where she sacrificed herself has always been a source of inspiration for freedom fighters.

In the year 1983, the Government of Madhya Pradesh renamed the University of Jabalpur as Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya in her memory.

Government of India paid its tribute to the valiant Rani by issuing a postal-stamp commemorating her martyrdom, on 24th June 1988.

Formerly known as University of Jabalpur, Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya (RDVV), has been accredited with the status of a University and has been graded as 'B++' by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The University has earned name for itself in the field of self financing programmes that have been particularly noticed by the academicians.

The University was renamed as Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya on 1983 by Act No. 23 of 1983 to honour the well known valorous Gond Queen of Garha Mandla and reconstituted under M.P. Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam, 1973. Its jurisdiction spread over Jabalpur, Mandla, Seoni, Balaghat and Narsinghpur districts in 1995 by Act No. 28 of 1995.

Contact Details:
Address : Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya Saraswati Vihar, Pachpedi Jabalpur - 482 001
Madhya Pradesh

Pin : 482001

Fax : 761 - 323752

Tel : 0761 2600567-68

E-mail : rdvvcc@sancharnet.in

Website : www.rdunijbpin.org

Reg. Phone : 761 - 320785

Vice Chancellor :

Tel : 0761-2601452

Email : rdvvcc1@rediffmail.com

Registrar :

Tel : 0761-2608150

Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya was established on 12th June, 1956 under the Jabalpur University Act, 1956, with territorial jurisdiction spreading over Jabalpur revenue district. The location of the University was shifted to its present location at Saraswati Vihar, Pachpedi, Jabalpur in 1961. In the year 1983, the University was renamed as Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya to honour the well known valorous Gond Queen of Garha Mandla.

Vice Chancellors Message
From Gurukuls of prehistoric era to computer aided learning of Twenty First century, Indian education has come a long way. With feet firmly planted in its proud ancient heritage and hands reaching out to the sky, indian universities are an amalgam of past and present. Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya (formerly, University of Jabalpur) is a stellar example of this meeting of culture and technology, values and progress. Amongst its alumni have been some greatest philosophers of modern times as well as top executives of companies of the country. Launching the University's official web-site for providing information about this institution of learning to one and all is a great event and a matter of privilege for me.

The University through its University Teaching Departments and affiliated colleges covers a large geographical area of the State of Madhya Pradesh, India and runs a large number of courses designed to suit both, those wanting to persue research or vocation. Details can be obtained by writing to the Registrar, Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Pachpedi, Jabalpur 482001.

Thank you for visiting the Site.

Dr. S.M. Paul Khurana
Vice Chancellor

Educational Streams
The university has approximate 150 affiliated colleges, with a number of academic programs and self-financed courses. Department of Physics has been recognized by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy. For facilitating foreign students, the university has started Interact India Programme. The credit based extension programme is designed to promote values and culture, generate goodwill for India, and enhance the quality of education. The University initiates programmes to enable students acquire skills needed in the employment market which indicates the responsive approach of the University to societal needs. Apart form the regular conventional courses the University has started a Department of Tribal Studies that offers studies regarding the Personal Laws of tribals, their socio-economic structure, their political institutions, their history, culture and religious practices and beliefs. Distance education is also imparted by the university.

Separate hostels have been provided for boys and girls. Facilities like Computer Center, Health Center and Canteen are provided by the university. The University houses a Computer centre which runs orientation and refresher programmes as well as short-term job-oriented computer courses. Amenities like Post Office, Bank and Printing Press also exist within the campus.

* Adult and Continuing Education
* School of Education (B.Ed.)
* Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archeology
* Bio Science
* Macromolecular Research Centre
* Chemistry
* Economics
* English
* History
* Hindi
* Geography
* Journalism and Communication Studies
* Library Science
* Law
* Mathematics and Computer Science
* University Institute of Computer Science and its Application
* Physics and Electronics
* Philosophy
* Political Science
* Physical Education
* Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit
* Sociology
* System Science
* Tribal Studies
* University Institute of Management
* University Science Instrumentation Center
* Yoga
* Women Study, Development and Research Center
* Women Violence and sexual harassment complaint Cell


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Jabalpur Medical College sex scandal: Varsitys finance officer gets transferred

Bhopal: The state administration has removed Sushila Gupta, the finance officer of Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, accused of involvement in the Jabalpur Medical College sex scandal, from her post. The property of Raju Khan, the main accused in the case, will also be confiscated. The government has accepted almost all the demands of the high power committee set up to investigate the case. The removal of the accounts officer is the first action taken on the recommendation of the committee which submitted its report to the Chief Minister on Saturday.The committee also found the examination controller and two other employees guilty in the case. Accounts officer Sushila Gupta was removed from her post and posted at the Veterinary Department at Jabalpur. She is accused of granting Rs 55 lakh instead of the allotted amount of Rs 35 lakh to Raju Khan for hostel construction contract.

Earlier, the government had set up a high power committee on March 17 under Prof A D N Vajpayee to investigate the scandal.Raju Khan, a contractor, had been assigned a contract of Rs 35 lakh for hostel construction but was paid Rs 55 lakh instead. Also, Sandhu Arya, a student at the medical college had claimed that her senior Prerna Otwal told her that to increase her marks in university examination she would have to provide sexual favours to Raju Khan. On her complaint, a case against Raju Khan was registered by the police.

Jabalpur sex-for-marks scandal: Cash reward for information on accused

Jabalpur: City police on Thursday declared a Rs-3,000-cash prize on the head of Ajay Khandelwal, an absconding accused in the alleged sex-for-marks scandal at the Rani Durgawati Vishwavidyalaya (RDV) here.

The day also witnessed Khandelwals counsel moving the district court, seeking anticipatory bail for his client.
District Judge JK Jain, however, asked police to place before it a detailed report on the case by Monday. The court of special judge Anjuli Palo will now hear the case on Monday.Earlier in the day, police spent the day at the RDV campus further investigating the episode even as three accused in the case – Raju Khan, university registrar Ravindra Kakodia and examination controller SS Rana – were produced before a special court.Khan and Kakodia were relegated to police custody by the court on the grounds that the duo had to be interrogated in connection with several important issues while Rana was remanded to judicial custody.Sources told Dainik Bhaskar that police are now on a lookout for a student Prerna Otwal, who is said to be one of the key players in the alleged scandal.Rana and Kakodia were arrested on March 1 while Raju Khan had been nabbed earlier.The police team investigating the case was also reshuffled on Thursday after it emerged that one of the officials on the unit had links with Khan.The new team comprises ASP (Crime) Ashok Shukla, DSP JD Bhonsle, TI Jayant Temare, TI RD Bharadwaj and Lady Station In-charge Ruchita Chaturvedi.What is the case.According to the complaint filed in February by S Arya, a first-year MBBS student of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, her senior Prerna told her she would have to sleep with Khan if she wanted to get more marks in the revaluation.

Prerna purportedly said Khan had contacts in the varsity, and also told Arya that she had failed in two subjects, though the results had not been declared.Police have seized all answers papers of the first year MBBS exam.

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