Ranchi, 12 July 2013 :: Ranchi University is a University in Jharkhand state of India. It was established on 12 July 1960 as a Teaching-cum-affiliating university, and its first vice chancellor was Vishnudeo Narayan Singh. It is Headquartered in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand.
At present, the University spans five districts of Jharkhand, namely, Ranchi, Gumla, Khunti, Simdega and Lohardaga. Right since its inception Ranchi University has been alive to the ever increasing demands of higher Education. Keeping apace with changing times, the University today offers vocational courses. For the less privileged students coming from the scheduled tribes or scheduled castes, special coaching classes are engaged to prepare them for competitive examinations. The syllabi for main stream courses in science, humanities and commerce too have been upgraded to meet the requirements of University Grants Commission(UGC).
The current acting Vice-Chancellor of Ranchi University is L. N. Bhagat