Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
The Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University was established as Nagpur university on 4 August 1923 with six affiliated colleges and 927 students. During 1947, the number of students increased to about 9000 accompanied by the improvement and diversification of curricula and expansion in the range of subjects. The expansion of library and sports facilities occurred during these years for the intellectual and physical well being of the students. It was in 1958 that some new Departments in Arts and Social Science faculties were opened; the major expansion, however, came in 1963 when several science and other teaching Departments were started. The departments were shifted to spacious buildings in the main campus in 1972-73.
In later years, several career oriented courses have been started viz., Business Management, Fine Arts, Mass Communication, Library Science, Physical Education, etc. In May 1983, the university was divided to form Amravati University. In September 2011 the university was again divided to part way for the Gondwana University. In 2005, the university was renamed to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University after Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj, a renowned spiritual person from Vidarbha.
The University comprises the Faculties of Arts & Humanities, Science, Social Sciences, Home Science, Medicine, Commerce, Education, Engineering & Technology, Law, and Ayurveda consisting of 39 Postgraduate teaching departments (PGTD) and three constituent colleges/institutions (Law college, College of Education, Laxminarayan Institute of Technology). The department and conducted college/institution buildings are spread over seven campuses with an overall area of 327 acres. There are 842 colleges affiliated to the university in the districts of Nagpur, Wardha, Bhandara and Gondia in the state of Maharashtra.
The research programs in almost all thirty-nine Departments and three conducted Colleges are propelled through M. Phil., Ph.D. and Post-Doc. It is ranked 11th by Careers360 ranking of top government Pharmacy colleges in India 2017.