Maharshi Dayanand University, ab initio established as Rohtak University, Rohtak, came into existence by an Act No. 25 of 1975 of the Haryana Legislative Assembly in 1976 with the objective to promote inter-disciplinary higher education and research in the fields of environmental, ecological and life sciences. It was rechristened as Maharshi Dayanand University in 1977 after the name of a great visionary and social reformer, Maharshi Dayanand. It had a unitary and residential character in its nascent stage, but became an affiliating University in November 1978. The University secured the recognition of University Grants Commission – the higher education regulatory body of India - for central Govt. grants in Feb. 1983.
The University envisions promoting quality education and research through inter-disciplinary understanding, state-of-the-art learning, and the use of emerging knowledge for developing world-class human resources capable of mastering the global challenges of future technology and management. The University seeks to create, preserve, and disseminate knowledge to build competitive capability for holistic development of man and society.
The University is committed to encourage inter-disciplinary higher education and research to spread knowledge to every strata of the society. It aims at creating an innovative, value-based, and research-oriented world-class learning environment and establishing itself as a centre of excellence.
Vice ChancellorH.S. Chahal
AddressRohtak – 124001 (Haryana) India