Founded 1956. Of the 14 Rural Institutes of Higher Education started in India, this is the only one to be declared as 'Deemed University' in 1976.
Accreditation: University Grants Commission (UGC), National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
- Academic year: July to April (July-November, December-April)
- Requirements: 12th year senior secondary/intermediate examination or recognized foreign equivalent