Maharshi Dayanand University
Updated on: Feb 25, 2013
Maharshi Dayanand University, erstwhile, Rohtak University in Rohtak, came into existence in 1976. It was renamed as Maharshi Dayanand University in 1977 after the great social reformer, Maharshi Dayanand. The University secured the recognition of University Grants Commission (UGC) in 1983.
MDU LocationThe University is located at Rohtak in Haryana. It is about 75 kms from Delhi on Delhi-Hisar National Highway (NH-10), and it is about 240 kms from Chandigarh. It is well connected by railways and roadways.
MDU CampusThe University campus is spread over an area of over 665.44 acres. Educational and research programmes are offered through the 36 departments that the University possessess. There are vast numer of facilities, such as, Teaching Blocks, Hostels Vivekananda Library, Tagore Auditorium, Health Centre, Sports Stadium, Swimming Pool etc.
MDU ProgramsThe University runs certain programmes through its Indira Gandhi P.G. Regional Centre, Meerpur (Rewari) and University Institute of Law & Management Studies (ULIMS), Gurgaon.
Over 490 Institutions of Engineering, Technology, Computer Sciences, Management Sciences etc. are affiliated to this University.
The University Library System comprises of a central library called the Vivekananda Library and a host of satellite libraries - Management Library, Law Library, Engineering Library, Maths Library, Hotel Management Library, and Departmental Libraries in the Departments of Sociology and History.
The University has highly sophisticated, Campus Wide Network. The entire University is linked to the Campus Network. The University has a Computer Centre for the benefit of students, research scholars, and staff. The majority of the departments have their own computer labs.
MDU Exam CentresThe University has a center for Competitive Examinations, ever since its establishment in 1989. It arranges coaching classes for the students aspiring to compete for various competitive examinations such as Indian Civil Services (Preliminary), Haryana Civil Services, Bank Probationary Officers etc. Remedial coaching classes to develop skills in English and extension lectures for different courses are also organized.
MDU Placement CellThe University has a Career Counseling and Placement Cell to help students in their educational and vocational planning. It provides information on employment trends, projects development, recruitment methods,etc. The Cell arranges coaching classes for competitive examinations, and organizes training programmes and workshops for development of personality and communication skills.
The University provides financial assistance to the meritorious students in the form of Scholarships, Stipends, Prizes, etc. such as, Usha Rani Sharma Memorial Scholarship, University Merit Scholarship, Kalpana Chawla Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship for P.G. Diploma in Translation etc.
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