M. J. P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly (U.P.) was established in 1975 as an affiliating University. Its status was upgraded to affiliating cum residential University in 1985 when teaching departments were established in the campus. The University headquarter is located at Bareilly with its territorial jurisdiction extending over the districts of Bareilly, Moradabad, Rampur, Bijnor, Jyotibaphule Nagar, Badaun, Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur etc. The University campus spreads over 206 acre of land. More than 140 degree colleges are affiliated to the University.
From VICE CHANCELLOR (Professor
Satya P. Gautam)
As the 15th Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, I find this University in a fast growing and consolidating phase. It caters to the higher educational needs of around 3 lakh students through its 140 affiliated colleges spread over nine districts besides running professional under graduate courses and advanced and applied post graduate courses and research programs in the campus.
Basically a teaching and research University it has to strike a balance between the depth and breadth of knowledge by meaningfully coordinating its innovative interdisciplinary programs with extension into real life situations in regional and national economy, society and intelligentsia. Lab to land liaison is a must for its Animal Science and Plant Science researches as also of its Rural Management studies.
From the present overemphasis on employment and vocational opportunity oriented courses this University has to go a long way in making even its under graduate students to derive pleasure from learning for its own sake. Unless teachers and students don’t feel the thrill of being at the edge of a field while advancing the frontiers of knowledge the purpose of a University is not fulfilled. We should not forget that key to future advances lies in collaboration across disciplines and institution in India and abroad. It requires boldness in everything you do in the library, classroom, laboratories, theatre and athletics. Only then teachers and students bubbling with energy, curiosity and love of learning can achieve academic excellence. We have to shift the mindset from job seeking to job generation ability.
For achieving this we have to believe that learning is enhanced by participation in research, which should start right from first year students. You learn by job works assigned to you and more so if you are paid for them while you are learning. Teachers and students are to be a close knit community-the two sides of the same coin, learning. They have to facilitate and challenge each other’s thinking, doing and behaving in a relational and sharing environment. Academic feudalism has to go and a vibrant democracy of learning has to be ushered in.
Each one of the University family owes a duty to put the house of learning in order by his own hands and by the strategies and structures thought about and launched within our limited resources. Concerted thinking and concerted sincere efforts constituted the surest answer to any problem, administrative or academic. Don’t forget that student population is our greatest resource the better a University shapes it through its exciting academic programs the better it contributes.