Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth University
With the awakening of national consciousness in the early years of the last century, a fiw notable efforts were made in British India to improve the system of education prevalent in India.During that time. Gujrat Vidhyapeeth, sarted by Mahatma Gandhi, aimed at preparing youth to serve and uplift the rural masses. Shantiniketan tried to bring cultures of the east and est into universal harmoney; Jamia Milia tried to educate the Muslim in keeping with the needs of the main steam of the national Life and Gurukul Kangdi aimed at preserving the cultureal heritage of the nation keeping with the requirements of the modern age. Inspired by the same spirit Pandit Janardan Raj Nagar established ‘Rajasthan Vidhyapeth’ in 1937 to uplift the downtrodden common man feudal state of Mewar. Started as a night study Centre for the Elementry, Secondary and advance dourses in Hindi Our national anguage, Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth has grown into a large complex of more 50 institutions spread over several district of Rajasthan. With the dawn of independence, the was a dire need to provide opportunities for higher education to the under previleged section of the society, specially in the tribal belt. The evening college (shramjeevi college) was the outcome of the idea. The basic objective of establishing in the evening (shramjeevi college) was to admit the student who worked during day hours and wanted to educate themselver for better job opportunities. During this period, Rajasthan was also enlarging as a potential state of Union Government of India. Availablity of trained professionals for industry/business was the urgent need of the time.
Keeping this in view, Vidhyapeeth initiated a postgraduate courses in the discipline of Social Work (MSW). Today a Large number of its alumni are working in various positions in Personnel and management field throughout the country.
A Number of other institute Like Higher Secondary School, Secondary School, Post Basic School and the center for fine Arts were also started by Vidhyapeeth to provide education to all the Sections of the society. The College of Teacher’s Training as another major event on the path of porgress of Vidhyapeeth during the seventies.
The presting enjoyed by it duringall these years ir reflected in the fact that eminent personalities Like Late shri Bhpoal Singh, Maharana of Mewar, Dr. Karan Singh of Kishmir. Shriyut Srimannarian, Mahapandit Shri Rahul Sankrityanan, etc. Have graced the chair of Chancellor of Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth. The Eminent person, who visited Vidhyapeeth, include Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Jai Prakash Narayan, Vinobhave, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, and Dr. Radha Krishnan. Col. Tod Completed his Historic book Annals and Antiquities of Rajputanas, during his stay in the Campus of this institutions.
The year 1987 was landmark in the history of vidhyapeeth when the ministry of Human Resoures Development, Government of ndia and the University Grants Commission Granted it the status of a deemed to -be university. Since then a number of different ype of courses, including professional ones for the benefit of the society, have been Launched. Its guiding Objective have invariably been to provide research based qualitative education to community through preservation and conservation of our sociocultural values.
The institution is not only spreading its wings of education in the country itself but has also entered the area of international studies through academic exchange of its students and faculty members to Slippery Rock University a Prestigious University of USA. This is a step forward to the academic excellence and towards providing opportunity to the students and teachers of Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth University.