About University



The Directorate of Distance Education, VinobaBhaveUniversity,Hazaribag with Head Quarters at Sindoor campus has been established by the VinobaBhaveUniversity,Hazaribag through Notification issued by the Registrar Vide no.VBU/R/1200/14dated28-7-14;the University exercised powers vested in it through Section 6(1) of the Jharkhand state Universities Act,2000(adapted)as amended up to date and administrative sanction of the Jharkhand State Govt.through letter no.900 dated 20-7-2012 and subsequently grant released by the State govt. vide no.387 dated 20-3-2013.The Section 3(4)of the University Act has given unlimited territorial jurisdiction for imparting territorial jurisdiction,however,the personal contact program shall be held through the selected Constituent and affiliated colleges of the University/recognized institutes located in whole of Jharkhand state.

The Directorate is committed to provide quality education and employable Degrees to the candidates . We have codified our mode of functioning for successful implementation of programs in the acronym ABCD as under:


A:AUTONOMY:Functioning within the frame work of rules ; taking administrative and financial  decisions within that frame work ;accountability,

B:Bureaucacy: expecting supportive and service role of  the Bureaucracy rather than control function,

C:Internal and external collaboration ,generation of capital for self sufficiency,

D:Democracy,discussion , dialogue and discussion,

Besides , the above acronym  vision, motivation, and cutting edge work  will provide the intellectual challenge to serve the people of different classes  in particular and nation as a whole

About VBU University

Vinoba Bhave University was established in the year 1992 with it’s headquarter at Hazaribag, the divisional headquarter of North Chhotanagpur division of the state of JHARKHAND. It is situated at a distance of 100 K.M. from Ranchi, The capital of Jharkhand. Vinoba Bhave University is imparting post-graduate teaching and research in Physical Science, Life Science, Earth Science, Social Science, Humanities, Commerce, Technology and Medical Science. Beside 22 colleges are managed and maintained by the university, including St. Columba’s College, Hazaribag one of the oldest and well established college in the Eastern India(Estd. 1899). Seventy affiliated colleges are also imparting teaching up to undergraduate level in all the above – mentioned subjects and in law, Education, Homeopathy and Ayurvedic Medicines. Every year, 900 B.Tech, 4000 graduate in the general courses, 550 graduates in professional and vocational courses and 500 post graduate including M.Tech. Degree are being awarded. Since it’s inception more than 400 Ph.D. degree have been awarded in all the above – mentioned subjects, including technology. The dynamic faculty of the University has completed the research work of the national & international requirement in time.


The Vinoba Bhave University is located at Hazaribagh, India and is funded by Government of India. The university came into existence on 17 September 1992 after the bifurcation of Ranchi University as a teaching-cum-affiliating university. Being among one of the premier universities of Jharkhand, it offers high standards of teaching and research. The university offers courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

The Governor of Jharkhand is the chancellor of Vinoba Bhave University. The university has a distinguished alumni body and faculty. This university is also a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities, London. The UGC, New Delhi recognized the university and registered it under section 12B of the UGC Act 1956.

Vinoba Bhave University
Motto Jeewanam Satya Sodhanam
Established 1992
Type Public
Chancellor Smt. Draupadi Murmu
Location Hazaribagh, India
Campus Urban
Vice chancellor Prof.(Dr.) Gurdeep Singh
Affiliations UGC
Website www.vbu.ac.in