The President of India gave assent to The Central Universities Act, 2009 that envisages establishing and incorporating universities for teaching and research in the various states.
The Central University of Jharkhand came into being under this Act on 1st of March, 2009. The Visitor of the Central University of Jharkhand, Her Excellency, Shrimati Pratibha Devisingh Patil, appointed Dr. Darlando T. Khathing, an internationally renowned scientist and a distinguished academic administrator, as its first Vice Chancellor.
CUJ’s focus will be on research in cutting-edge technologies.
Our vision is to create a world class university in every aspect, be it research, teaching, administration or co-curricular activities, to produce world class students ready to excel in every chosen field with honour and uprightness.
Objectives & Scope
The objectives of the University are to:
- Disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in various disciplines
- Make special provisions for Integrated Courses in:
- Social Sciences
- Science & Technology
- Promote innovations in teaching-learning process and inter-disciplinary studies and research
- Educate and train manpower for the development of the country
- Establish linkages with industries for the promotion of science and technology and
- Pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people, their intellectual, academic and cultural development.
THE MOTTO: Knowledge to Wisdom
Students join higher education courses to gain knowledge. At CUJ, we strive hard to turn that knowledge to wisdom in order that society finally gains a useful citizen to guide and mould its destiny.
This we plan to do through many compulsory community-based projects, interactions with a wide cross-section of people from within our country and outside it and innovations in the teaching-learning processes.
The logo occupies a very special place within the whole brand image building process of CUJ.
Respect for traditions is reflected by the curved design around the circles enclosing the name of the university.
The Banyan tree symbolizes learning, enlightenment and its dissemination to the ever growing youth of our nation.
The two rocks represent strength of character and unswerving truthfulness. When conjoined, they stand for steadfast excellence through uprightness.
“Jharkhand” means dense forest regions. The banyan tree symbolizes the inclusiveness in our humanistic approaches to social contexts of our location.
The Logo Colours
The three colours of the logo have been chosen with reference to what the ancient Upanishads have to say on colours:
Green: - stands for vitality and growth
Maroon: - symbolises existence and dynamism
Gold: - represents sacrifice and renunciation