About University

Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University (DSPMU) through the upgradation of erstwhile Ranchi as a state unitary university in 2018 under the RUSA Programme has an almost 185 years old legacy that traces back to 1839.

The institution began as a Government English School, through the initiatives of Major J.R. Ousley, the British Commissioner of Chhota Nagpur. With the steady expansion of its academic scope and infrastructure, it underwent several transitions through gradual upgradation – from Ranchi Zila School in 1875 to a college offering intermediate courses in Arts by 1926 under Patna University, Patna. Further evolved into Ranchi Government Degree College in 1946 with Shri KP Sinha as its Principal. Rechristened as Ranchi College, Ranchi In 1949, the institution became a constituent unit of Bihar University in 1952. The academic gallop of the institution continued further from 1951-52 when Post-graduate teaching started and there was no looking back since then.

Throughout this transformative period, Ranchi College, Ranchi, was not only a witness but also a contributor to the educational reforms and developments in the region. It stood as an emblem of higher learning, nurturing generations of students who would go on to contribute significantly to various fields.

In 2018, in a landmark development, Ranchi College, Ranchi, was upgraded to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University, encapsulating its rich legacy while embarking on a new era of educational excellence. This upgrade signified a recognition of the institution's longstanding commitment to academic distinction and its role as a central figure in the intellectual growth of the region. The transformation from RCR to DSPMU is not just a change of name but a reiteration of the university's pledge to continue being a cradle of higher education, innovation, and societal development.

Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University (DSPMU), a beacon of higher education has a vibrant and happening green campus, nestled within the green environs at the heart of the city of Ranchi. The university boasts a campus, complete with facilities that include a playground and a boys’ hostel, creating a conducive environment for its nearly sixteen thousand students. It is a hub of academic and extracurricular activities.

At DSPMU, education is extensive and inclusive, offering 29 traditional and regular undergraduate and postgraduate courses, alongside 12 postgraduate and 4 certificate programs in vocational studies. This comprehensive array of courses ensures a wide spectrum of academic disciplines are available to students, catering to a variety of interests and career aspirations.

The university is strategically situated in a region with a unique socio-cultural milieu, overshadowed by tribal and indigenous cultures. This unique positioning endows DSPMU with the additional responsibility of serving as a pivotal force for the academic and social advancement of the area. The university is poised to be the fulcrum to the uplift of the socioeducational landscape of this part of the country in the coming future.

At DSPMU, we take immense pride in our eminent faculty, with an impressive almost 94 per cent possessing doctoral degrees, which reflects our unwavering dedication to exceptional education and pioneering research. Our campus is a testament to modernity, outfitted with comprehensive Wi-Fi access and sophisticated laboratories, ensuring that both students and educators are provided with the finest tools for academic exploration, innovative research, and groundbreaking discoveries.

The infrastructure and academic ethos at DSPMU are meticulously crafted to nurture intellectual growth, incisive critical thinking, and boundless creativity. We are committed to shaping students into visionary leaders and influential change-makers in their chosen disciplines. DSPMU, with its storied past and its eyes set on the horizon, serves as an intellectual cornerstone, steering the forthcoming generations toward an era of enlightenment and abundant opportunity.