About University

Historical Background

Situated on the tropic of cancer, at an altitude of 651m from sea level amidst tropical flora and fauna, Ranchi College, Ranchi (now upgraded as a Unitary State University and known as Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University, Ranchi) had been established during the Pre- Independent India. Established in 1926 as a Government Intermediate College, it marched ahead and began Under-Graduate and post–graduate Courses in various subjects of Arts/Science in the year 1946.

Even after Independence, Ranchi College continued to celebrate its recognition as Government College. Till the creation of Ranchi University, Ranchi on 12th July, 1960, it functioned as a Unit of Patna University, imparting quality Higher Education in faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Science.

And, the Growth and Expansion continued ….

Following the creation of Ranchi University, Ranchi on Saturday, July 12th, 1960, Ranchi College had been placed as a Unit of Ranchi University by the then Government of Bihar. Meanwhile, a new 28th state of India, Jharkhand was carved out of the Southern part of Bihar on November 15, 2000. Now the pressure was high on it. And, it took the responsibility well. Based on its performance, the UGC accorded it the status of an “Autonomous College” in 2009. Also, it had been recognized by the UGC as “College with Potential for Excellence”. This primer college of the Capital has set its mood and it never looked back.

And, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Ranchi College, Ranchi scripts a history and is upgraded as Unitary University, named as Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University,Ranchi


Traversing over 110 acres of land, in the heart of the Capital city of Jharkhand, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University, Ranchi has an elephantine Building Architecture, strong base of Human Resources, well- furnished Laboratories and digitally equipped classrooms, Language Laboratory for Development of Communicative Skills, Attractive Classrooms (some are heritage classrooms), Expanded Gardens and Botanical Gardens catching its span till a nearby Oxygen park.

Carrying a sense of pride to be located in a state who values sports, art and culture, we have an amphitheatre AKHRA for promoting folk and tribal dance & theatre, separate Independent large playgrounds for games and sports which has produced many gems of national and International stature.

Further, we have Campus Placement Cell, Media Cell, Grievance against Women Cell, Anti-Ragging Cell, three Units of N.S.S., N.C.C., Discipline Cell, C.P. Grams Cell, Boys’ Hostel, a Colossal Auditorium, Literary Club of Students monitored by teachers, Provisions for Educational Tours for students and Escort teachers, digitally equipped campus with Wi-Fi facility promoting cashless and paperless transactions and online facilitation.

And Development work continues...

As to meet out the new expectations and responsibilities, the University is going through a two-tier development process which shall be completed by the end of the year 2018: The first is the new construction of Administrative Building, the Academic Building, The Examination Department Building, A 3 star-Canteen and Guest House. The second level of works, which are on the verge of completion, are: Repair and Renovation of the University Boys’ Hostel 1 & 2, Roof tops of the complete areas of the Old Buildings and the repair and renovation of the existing Building premises of the University.