Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University
Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University logo.png
Former names
Kanpur University
Motto in English
Rise from Darkness to Light
TypeState university
Established9 February 1966 (1966-02-09)
ChancellorGovernor of Uttar Pradesh
Vice-ChancellorNeelima Gupta
Location, ,
26°29′54″N 80°15′57″E / 26.4983°N 80.2658°E / 26.4983; 80.2658Coordinates: 26°29′54″N 80°15′57″E / 26.4983°N 80.2658°E / 26.4983; 80.2658
Aerial view of Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University

Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJMU), formerly Kanpur University, is a public state university located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is administered under the state legislature of the government of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the largest universities of Asia catering to urban and rural students offering professional and academic courses in disciplines of Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Applications, Management and Medicine.


Kanpur University was established in 1966 when Agra University split into Agra and Kanpur universities. Mayawati, as chief minister, changed the name from Kanpur University to the current name, after the Maharaja of the Indian princely state of Kolhapur between 1884 and 1922, Shahu IV of Kolhapur, also known as Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj.



The campus is spread across 264 acres. While the undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in Art, Science, Commerce, Law, Engineering and Medicine are offered in affiliated colleges and institutions, the residential wing of the campus includes faculties of Life Sciences, Business Management, Education and English. There are separate hostel, academic and administrative blocks.


The main university campus is situated on Grand Trunk Road, 17 km from Kanpur Central railway station, 4 km from Kalianpur railway station and 28 km from Kanpur Airport.

Administration and Academic Calendar[edit]

The administration is the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor and the members of the executive council, the court and the academic council of the university.

The Kulpati (Vice-Chancellor) is a whole-time salaried officer of the university and is appointed by the chancellor from amongst the names submitted to him by a committee constituted in accordance with the provisions above U.P. Universities Act 1973.[1]

The individual departments are under the direct supervision of their appointed directors, and each sub-department has its head.

The University has start his academic calendar July month of every year, and Regular exam will started from February month of every Years and Kanpur University CSJM Result will announce the second week of may of next year.

Departments and institutes[edit]

  • Deen Dayal Shodh Sansthan
  • Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension
  • Department of Education
  • Department of English
  • Department of Fine Arts and Painting
  • Department of Library and Information Science
  • Department of Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Institute of Business Management
  • Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology
  • Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Institute of Life Sciences
  • Institute of Pharmacy
  • University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kanpur University; formerly known as Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • University Institute of Health Sciences
  • Institute of Hotel Management
  • University Placement Cell

Notable alumni[edit]

Government and politics[edit]




  1. ^ "Kanpur University administration".
  2. ^ "Ram Nath Kovind". Encyclopaedia Britannica. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  3. ^ Arts, College of Liberal. "RENU KHATOR // Purdue College of Liberal Arts". Purdue College of Liberal Arts. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  4. ^

External links[edit]