(A State University established under Haryana Act No. XXV of 1975)
B++ Accredited University by NAAC
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The University

Maharshi Dayanand University, initially known as Rohtak University, Rohtak, was established by an Act of Legislature of Haryana in 1976 with the objective to promote inter-disciplinary higher education and research in the field of environmental, ecological and life sciences. Initially, it was a unitary and residential University, but in November 1978, its character was changed and it became an affiliating University. Through an amendment in the Act in 1977, it was named after the great revolutionary and social reformer, Maharshi Dayanand and came to be known as Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

The University Grants Commission recognized this University under section 2(f) for the recognition of degrees and under section 12(b) of the University Grants Commission Act for central grants on Feb. 2, 1983.


The University is situated at Rohtak, a District Headquarter of Haryana, about 75 kms from Delhi on Dehli-Hissar National Highway (NH-10). It is at a distance of about 240 kms from Chandigarh, the State Capital. It is well connected by rail and road. Rohtak is an educationally forward town where facilities of education in all fields are available.


The University Campus is spread over a sprawling area of about 700 acres. The boundary of the campus extends from Rohtak-Delhi Road to Rohtak-Delhi railway line and from Pt. BD Sharma Health University to Western Yamuna Canal. The campus is well laid with state of the art buildings and wide road network. It presents a spectacle of harmony in architecture and natural beauty. There are as many as 10 Teaching Blocks, 8 Hostels, a Central Library, Campus School, Health Centre, Faculty House, Sports Stadium, Community Centre, Swimming Pool, Printing Press, Canteens, Shopping Complex, Multipurpose Gymnasium Hall and an Administrative Block. About 550 residential houses are available for faculty members and non-teaching staff. A Branch of State Bank of India and another of Central Co-Operative Bank is available on the Campus.

Accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

The University Grants Commission has an autonomous National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which has been assigned the task of accreditation and assessment of the Universities and Colleges. The Peer Team of the NAAC visited the University on February 18-20, 2003 for assessment and accreditation of the University. On the basis of the report submitted by the team, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council has granted the Maharshi Dayanand University B++ Grade with institutional score of 80.25. The Peer Team was highly impressed by the infrastructural facilities available in the University. It has made remarkable comments about the teaching-learning and evaluation system of the University. It has observed that the University has developed potential for achieving excellence in teaching, research, and extension. The University endeavors to harvest the available resources to achieve excellence for which there is great potential.