The University of Kota was established in the year 2003 by the Government of Rajasthan through ‘The University of Kota Act, 2003’ and notified vide State Government Gazzette No. F.2(12)/Vidhi-2/2003 dated7th June 2003. The University came into existence through enactment of Government of Rajasthan vide order No. F.21(2)Edu-4/2003 dated September 9,2003 under the provision of section -4(1) of ‘The University of Kota Act,2003.
The University has been included in the list of Universities maintained by the UGC Act, 1956 under the vide notification No. F.9-23/2003(CPP-I) dated 23rd February 2004 and finally received Central Assistance in terms of rules framed under section 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956 as per Decision of Commission (item No.5.17) dated 22nd October 2012.
Presently, around 173 colleges with approximately 2,25,000 students of six districts of the State, namely, Kota, Bundi, Jhalawar, Baran, Karauli, and sawai madhopur are under the territorial jurisdiction of the University. The University has six faculties, namely, Arts, Commerce and Management, Education, LAW, Science and Social Science. Various Academic Programmes are being at run the campus and in the affiliated colleges of the University. The courses namely, MBA,MIB,MCA,MSW,LLM,MPed,MCom (Accounting & Finance), Integrated BSc-MSc (Physics), MSc (Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Physics-energy, Wildlife Life, and Life Science), MSc Tech(Physics-energy Studies), MA/MSc (Geography), MA (Sociology,Heritage, Tourism, Museuology, & Archaeology), MLIS(Library& Information Science), MPhil (Chemistry, Physiscs, Commerce, Geography,History, Political Science, Sociology and Library & Information Science),PG Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS, and PhD (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany, Home Science, Accountancy & Business Statistics, Business Administration/Management, Economic Administration & Financial Management, LAW, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, History, Music, Urdu, Drawing & Painting, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Geography, Education, Library &Information Science, etc.) are being run in the University campus.
The University of Kota is a growing University in the State and unfolding its wings in the area of teaching & research. Therefore, recruitments have been done for the various teaching and non-teaching positions during the 2012-2013 academic sessions for strengthening the teaching & research enrollment in the University. The University has national and international collaborations by making MoUs ( e.g. Centre for Climate Science & Policy Research, Linkoping University, Sweden and DCM sriram Consolidated Limited, Kota) for empowering the research in various fields. In continuation of upgrading the research quality, various national and international collaborators/research groups visited the different departments of the University and gave their suggestions/inputs. The university is now determined for meaningful and socially relevant research in the trust areas of respective discipline and enrolling students for PhD programme through entrance examination as per the UGC guidelines. So far, the University has awarded more than hundred PhD degree and around eleven hundred scholars are pursuing PhD in different discipline with around two hundred approved research supervisors. The University departments are regularly organizing state and national level workshops, |seminars, conferences and publishing their research articles in the Journals / Books / Book chapters of national and international repute. The University is receiving a large number of project from different departments of Govt. of India, Govt. of Rajasthan and other national and international funding agencies and is recognized by the Department of Science and Industrial research (DSIR), Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India as an upcoming research centre in Rajasthan.
The University is taking steps towards for its future growth as a multi- faculty, multi-department organization with an unstinted emphasis on its aim on all-round development of students with quality education. Therefore, school of Heritage and its teaching & Non-teaching staff have been sectioned by the Government of Rajasthan. In continuations of this, some other proposals including new Departments, Department of Pure & Applied Bioscience, Department of Pure & Applied Mathematics, Department of Humanities, Department of Education have also been submitted in the UGC under its XII five year plan. The University has also submitted its proposal to UGC to develop sports complex, central library, computer science, boys & girls hotels, dispensary, rain water harvesting system, sewerage lines, etc. in its campus. The motto of the University is “Satyam, Shivam and Sundarum” means the search for truth, the quest for welfare and urge for the best.
To make this university a great place of learning and to establish centres of excellence in Department for teaching and research in different faculties and interdisciplinary fields trough which students can bring out their hidden potentialities in limelight and contribute effectively towards the development of their beloved motherland ‘Bharat’ and humanity as whole.trough which students can bring out their hidden potentialities in limelight and contribute effectively towards the development of their beloved motherland ‘Bharat’ and humanity as whole.
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