The University Of Bikaner Genesis & Present Status
The establishment of the University of Bikaner at Bikaner marks an important milestone in the evolution of tertiary education in Rajasthan, area-wise the largest state of the Republic of India. Tertiary education, which modern universities develop and deploy for the benefit of humanity, aims for universality, but at the same time, it is now being increasingly realized, that it must also prioritize the discovery of solutions for the territory in which it is located. The University of Bikaner would strive, through teaching, research and extension, to achieve a better understanding of the problems of the region in which it is located, in a region vastly different from almost all other regions in India and abroad.
The UOB has come into existence in a terrain exhibiting several ecological constants not found, on any comparable scale, in the rest of India or, even, in the rest of the world which contains several large deserts but not the type of life-vibrant arid lands as the Thar desert on whose northern-east periphery the U.O.B is located.
After the assent of the Honorable Governor of Rajasthan, the University has been established under the University of Bikaner, Act, 2003 which was notified in the Rajasthan Gazzette on June, 7, 2003.This statute terminated the territorial jurisdiction and also the affiliation of 69 colleges located in the districts of Churu, Sriganganagar, Hanumangarh and Bikaner. As a result, 92444 students were enrolled and examined in various faculties by the University in 2004 for Bachelor’s, master’s degrees and some diploma courses. Still larger number of students were enrolled and examined in the year 2005.
The Government of Rajasthan had allotted a piece of land admeasuring 1127.07 Bighas in the village Shrah Nathania situated about 2 kilometers from the outskirt of the city of Bikaner for the University on which construction is soon to start.