Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University

Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University is an Institution of higher education located in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. It is one of the largest and oldest institutions of higher education in Chhattisgarh. It is a State university founded in 1964 by Government of Madhya Pradesh. It is a teaching-cum-affiliating university which affiliates about 129[1] colleges and has 29 University Teaching Departments (UTDs).[2]

Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University
Logo of Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University Raipur Chhattisgarh.jpg
MottoAgne Naya Supatha Raye (Lord lead us into the Virtuous Path)
Vice-ChancellorProf. Keshari Lal Verma
Academic staff


Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, was established in 1964. It is named after Pt. Ravishankar Shukla, the first chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. The university came into being on May 1 and was functional from June 1, 1964 with 46 affiliated colleges, five university teaching departments (UTDs) and 34,000 students. Indira Gandhi, the then minister of Information & Broadcasting, inaugurated the university postgraduate department in five subjects on July 2, 1965.

The university has grown enormously over the last 44 years in terms of number of students (approx. 1.2 lakh) as well as disciplines, viz., humanities, natural science, law, education, pharmacy, management, physical education, library science and computer science, etc. in 28 schools and 261 affiliated colleges spread over 11 districts of Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh was carved out as a political entity on 1 November 2000 by the state of Madhya Pradesh.


The university has a sprawling campus in the western part of the capital of Raipur city. The campus has the following facilities:

  • Library Building
  • Computer Centre
  • Administrative Block
  • Health Centre
  • Bioscience Block
  • Vice Chancellor's & Registrar's Lodge
  • Geology Building
  • Law Building
  • Electronic Building
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology Building
  • Science Block
  • Boy's & Girl's Hostel
  • Auditorium
  • Teacher's Hostel
  • Play Ground
  • Guest House
  • Stadium
  • Gymnasium
  • Employment Bureau


  • School of Studies in Adult, Continuing Education & Extension
  • School of Studies in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology
  • School of Studies in Anthropology
  • School of Studies in Physics and Astrophysics
  • School of Studies in Bio-Technology
  • Center for Basic Sciences
  • Center for Regional Studies and Research
  • Center for Woman Studies
  • School of Studies in Chemistry
  • School of Studies in Comparative Religion and Philosophy
  • School of Studies in Computer Science & IT
  • School of Studies in Economics
  • School of Studies in Electronics
  • Institute of Teachers Education
  • School of Studies in Geography
  • School of Studies in Geology and Water Resource Management
  • School of Studies in Statistics
  • School of Studies in History
  • Institute of Management
  • University Institute of Pharmacy
  • Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management
  • School of Studies in Law
  • School of Studies in Library and Information Science
  • School of Studies in Life Sciences
  • School of Studies in linguistic
  • School of Studies in Literature and Languages
  • School of Studies in Molecular Biology
  • School of Studies in Mathematics
  • School of Studies in Zoology
  • School of Studies in Psychology


  • Azad Hostel
  • Gandhi Hostel
  • Powergrid Hostel
  • Research Hostel
  • Girls Professional Hostel
  • Girls Hostel
  • Girls Research Hostel
  • Naveen Kanya Hostel
  • Girls SC/ST Hostel


University and college rankings
General – India
NIRF (Universities) (2020)[3]101–150
Pharmacy – India
NIRF (2020)[4]59

Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University was ranked in the 101–150 band among universities in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020[3] and 59 in the pharmacy ranking.[4]


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  3. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 2020-06-11.
  4. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Pharmacy)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 2020-06-11.

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Coordinates: 21°14′44″N 81°35′37″E / 21.2455°N 81.5935°E / 21.2455; 81.5935