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MADHYA PRADESH Barkatullah University
Barkatullah University, Bhopal (State University)

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Barkatullah University, Bhopal
Established in Year: 1970

The University formerly known as Bhopal University was established in 1970 in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. In 1988, it was rechristened as the Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, in the living memory of the great freedom fighter, Prof. Barkatullah belongs to Bhopal.

The University campus, covering an area of approx. 360 acres of land, is located along Jabalpur-Jaipur National highway(NH-12) at a distance of about 3 kms. From the Habibganj Railway Station .The University complex includes Administrative Block, Library Block, Life sciences Block, Law Block, Humanities Block, social science Block, Physics Block, Applied Geology Block, Hostel Building, Guest House, Institute of Open and Distance Education, Post office, a branch of the State Bank of India, Printing press, faculty club, Institute of Management Building, Department of Pharmacy and University Institute of Technology.

The territorial jurisdiction of the university extends to the eight districts of Bhopal, Sehore , Vidisha , Raisen , Hoshangabad, Harda , Betul, and Rajgrah. There are more than one hundred seventy colleges affiliated to the University. There is one Engineering college two college of education, a Technical Teachers Training Institute, a Ayurvedic , Unani, Physiotherapy and homeopathic college affiliated to this University.

The University covers almost a total spectrum of higher education, offering courses in its affiliated colleges and the teaching departments in the faculties of Arts, Social Science, Science, Life Science, Home Science, Medicine, Commerce and Business Management, Law, Engineering, Education and Technical Education. The Chakravarty Rajagopalachari Institute of Management (CRIM) provides full-time course in Business Management and the Institute of Open and Distance Learning, the only Institute of its kind in the State, provides undergraduate and diploma courses through correspondence.

The major emphasis of the University teaching departments is on interdisciplinary teaching and research. These teaching departments follow the annual semester system of teaching and examination, and make provision for such postgraduate courses, which are by and large, not provided a grant to establish a Women's Studies Centre in the Department of Sociology and have provided Special Assistance to departments of Microbiology and Physics under the SAP and COSIST.

The University has established the following cells/units for specific activities in their respective fields:

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE BUREAU- In the campus for students registration.


Three boys and a girl's hostel are situated at the campus. Application forms for admission to hostel are available. The students may contact the Chief Warden boys Hostel Dr. S.K.Khatik, Department of Commerce and Girls Hostel Warden are Dr. Mona Purohit , Dept. of Leagal Studies and research, Dr. Anshuja Tiwari Department of Commerce.


The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, sponsors the N S S. It is based on voluntary social service and aims at personality development through community service. N S S volunteers undertake activities like literacy-drive, health care and immunization, environment improvement projects, tree-plantation, contribution to NSS Book-Bank, etc. For further details contact Prof. Anand Saxena,N S S Programme Coordinator.


D S W is the officer responsible for helping and counseling students to facilitate them to obtain various information and interact on their behalf with various university authorities. He is the student interface of the university. He is helpful in promoting the culture, social and corporate life of student at the campus. Presently Dr. Vivek Sharma is DSW.


The Department of Psychology is running this center since 1990-91session. The center extends a variety of help to the student and others ion solving their personal problems. The Center's Director, A counselor is available for consultation every Saturday from 11 AM to 1PM.


The University has a minority coaching and guidance cell which provides coaching facilities to the students of minority communities for various competitive examinations. Dr. Tariq Zafar is Director, Minority Cell .


The Center was established in 1990. It is equipped with AST Manhattan Server, IBM RS6000 Unix Server, Motorola 68030 machines and a number of intelligent nodes under LAN environment. The center is providing facility for computation and data processing to the university and teaching departments. It is Headed by Mr. Sanjay Gulati (In charge)


The University has well established library comprising of nearly 75000 books, 5703 thesis, 3000 Researh magazine and 60 Sankrit MSS. The Library subscribes 15 daily news and 12 weeklies, several monthly magazines and some journals. The library has good collection of rare refreance and text books covering all major discipline Prof. In charge is Dr. Gautam Gyanendra .


The press was established in the year 1981 with financial assistance of the State Govt and UGC. The Press is functioning as a service department of the university.


The university science Instrument Centre has been established in the university to provide central facility of major equipment and service for maintenance of equipment in the University. It has a well-equipped mechanical workshop. Glass blowing and electronics workshop are being established in the premises. The facilities are available to the nearby Institutions. Training in instrumentation to teachers, research students technicians etc. is proposed to be given in near future . Dr. Neeraj Gour is Head of USIC


The ardent need of the hour is "Peace" - to live and let live". The way to achieve it lies in adopting the sublime principles of Buddhism which stand for the welfare of many and for the happiness of many.

Looking in to the importance of Buddhism, a Buddhist centre in the University has been estblished. iThe centre has successfully organised a two-days National Seminar on Buddhism on 29-30 March,2006. The centre is determined to achieve the following objectives:

  • To carry out teaching, research and publication relating to Buddhism

  • To organise seminars/workshop/ on Buddhism

  • To popularise the Buddhist Philosophy and its Peace agenda in the society

  • To deal with the challenges of conflict, intolerance, violence, and individualism

  • To promote nationalism and we-feeling

Centre for Buddhist Studies is being run under the supervision of Dr. K. B. Panda, Professor and Head, Department of Comparative Language and Culture.

Rajiv Gandhi Chair-
The prestigious chair was established in the year 2006 under the guidelines of UGC and MHRD. Prof .S.N.Choudhary is the Director of the chair.

Equal Opportunity Cell-
The cell was established by the University to address the issues related to SC, ST, OBC Minority, and Physically Challenged on a continual basis.

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Department of Arabic

The Department of Arabic was established in the year 1977.It offers the courses of M.A. Arabic, Diploma in modern Arabic Language and Certificate Course in Modern Arabic Language. It also conducts Ph.D. programmes on different aspects of Arabic Language. Under these courses, it imparts teaching and training and culture ,Literature and History, Arabic linguistics literature of Holy Quran.

  • M.A. Arabic

  • M.Phil IN Arabic

  • Diploma Course in Modern Arabic Language Certificate

  • Course in Modern Arabic Language

Department of Comparative Language & Culture

This Department was established in the year1980. It offers courses Post graduate Courses in Sanskrit ,Linguistics, English, Hindi, and Urdu. It also conducts M. Phil. in comparative Linguistics. Under these courses, it imparts teaching and training in various fields viz. Literature, Literary criticism, Linguistic components, poetics,&Dramaturgy, Socio-linguistics, Stylistics etc. The Department plans to establish a Language Lab. through which student can avail the practical training in phonetics&phonology.

  • M.A. (Sanskrit)

  • M.A. (Linguistics)

  • M.A. (English)

  • M.A. (HINDI)

  • M.A. (URDU)

  • Certificate Course in BUDDHISM

  • M.Phil. (Comparative Linguistics)

Department of Persian

This Department offers the courses leading to M.A. and Ph.D. in Persian Research facility is available in the field of Persian Language and Culture.

  • M.A. (Persian)


Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce was established in the year 1986. It the courses in M. Com. and M. Phil Commerce. It also conducts Ph.D Programmee on different aspects of commerce. It imparts teaching and training in various major fields like Financial Management, Business Studies, Banking Management ,Cooperative Management and Small Business & Entrepreneurship.

  • M.Com.

  • M.Phil Commerce


Department of Continuing Education & Extension Prog.

The Department of Continuing Education and Extension Programme was established in the year 1978 under the programme of NAEP. It offers the courses of M.A. Population Education, Diploma in Population Education, P.G. Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education, M.A. Extension & Rural Development, M.A. Education two year and B.E. one years course and also going to start the M.Phil. (Education) one year.

  • M.A. (Population Education)

  • M.A. (Extension Education and Rural Development)

  • Diploma in Population Education

  • P.G. Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education

  • B. Ed. (Bachelor of Education)

  • M.A. Education (Master of Arts in Education)

Department of Physical Education

Department of Physical Education and sports is a center facility department of Barkatullah University. Department has started teaching course of Physical Education from 1995 in the name of Hokey ke Jadugar Major Dhyanchand on his birth dated 29 August 1995 which is known as National Sports Day. The Institute is recognized by National Council of Teachers Education Western Regional Committee by the Department of Physical Education and Sports. Code No. 214006. The Institute provides quality physical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate degree (B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. ) and to provide sufficient facilities and opportunities for the players to achieve excellence in different areas of sports and games. The institute has sufficient infrastructure and facilities for coaching and preparing sports personnel. The Institute has its own building with modern equipped facilities required for physical education such as, Anatomy Laboratory and Physiology Laboratory, Sports Medicine, Health Laboratory.

  • B. P.Ed.


Department of Yoga

The Department of Yoga was established in the year 1994. It conducts the courses in Yoga Science. Under these courses, it imparts teaching and training in several fields such as Anatomy & Physiology (Modern & Yogic), Patanjal Yoga, Principles and Practices of Yoga according to Hatha Pradipika, Gherand Samhita, Shiv Samhita and Vashistha Samhita, Indian Philosophy (Shad-darshana), Mental Health, Yogic Practices. Shuddhi Kriyas, Asanas, Pranayama and Mediation, Teachers Training. Case Study related to scientific research in Yoga and Human Consciousness, Ayurveda, Naturopathy and various diseases etc.




  • P.G. Diploma in STRESS MANAGEMENT (Self Finance)


  • M.Phil in Yogic Science


Department of Pharmacy

This Department was established in 1997 and is recognized by A IC T E New Delhi and Pharmacy Council of India New Delhi. The department offers Bachelor in Pharmacy four years degree course spread over eight semesters under the self-finance scheme. The department is having the facility of digital library and Del Net ,Computer Centre, and medicinal plant garden for its students and faculty members.




The Department of Legal Studies & Research, Barkatullah University, Bhopal was established in 1982 with the objective to provided qualitative legal education. The department offers B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) LL.M. and Ph.D. degree in Law along with Vocational Post Graduate Diplomas. Department has excellent facilities of Research in Law and presently more than a dozen scholars are enrolled in Ph.D. Degree.


  • LL.M

  • P.G. Diploma in Human Rights

  • P.G. Diploma in Labur Laws and Industrial relationship

  • P.G. Diploma in Environmental Law

  • P.G. Diploma in Consumer Protection


Department of Applied Aqua Culture and Zoology

The Department of Applied Aquaculture and Zoology is one of the best departments of Barkatullah University, Bhopal. It runs the courses of M. Sc. and M. Phil. Zoology and M. F. Sc. Applied Aquaculture. It also intends to start the course of M. Phil. Fisheries Science from coming academic session. It conducts Ph. D. programmes in diversified fields viz. finfish and shellfish biodiversity, ecology, reproductive biology, endocrinology, neurosecretory system, seed production technology, grow out trails, nutrition, feed formulation, health management and aquatic toxicology etc. As yet, the Department has completed 10 international and national major research projects, produced 32 Ph. Ds. and published about 175 research papers in reputed Indian and foreign research journals. It has made collaborations with a number of national and international research institutes for collaborative research. The students are sent to these institutes for completing their dissertation work. The Department attracts students from all over the country and thus commands National status.

  • M.Sc. Zoology

  • M.F.Sc. Applied Aquaculture (S.F)



Department of Bioscience

The Department of Biosciences, Barkatullah University, Bhopal is one of the few departments in the country and stands out today as a unique institution where multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching and research in life sciences have established permanent roots. It was established in 1975 and is one of the oldest departments of this University. The integrated approach to biological research and teaching in the last two decades has kept the department of Bioscience a forerunner among University Departments of the country.

  • M.Sc. Bioscience

  • M.Phil. Bioscience

  • Ph.D. Programmes (Animal Physiology, Plant Physiology, Ecology, Endocrinology, Algal Biotechnology, Reproductive biology, Toxicology, Inland Fisheries.)

Department of Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 1997. It conducts the courses of M.Sc. Biotechnology and Ph.D. program in Biotechnology. Course is designed with scientific and technological approaches; course imparts the training and teaching in advanced Molecular and Biochemical Techniques applicable Animal Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology so as to make the student more competent towards the commercial aspects of biotechnology. Course includes the total 12 papers for 3 semesters starting with basic biological science and technology in I and II semester to advanced and applied areas in III semester. Studies are sending to various National Institutes/Laboratories / Universities and industries, Biotechnology companies for the six month dissertation cum training work in IV Semester, for the practical working.

  • M.Sc. Biotechnology (SF)


Department of Genetics

The Department of Genetics was established in the year 1982. After the decision of Executive Council of the University Biochemistry course was merged in this Department and renamed as Department of Biochemistry & Genetics in year 2009. It offers programmes leading to the degree of M.Sc. in Genetics, M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Genetics. It imparts teaching and training in major fields like Plant Tissue Culture, Human Genetics, Cytogenetics, Population Genetics, Behavioural Genetics, Clinical Genetics, Biochemical Genetics and Biochemistry.




Department of Environmental science & Limnology

The Department of Environmental Science and Limnology is imparting instruction at the Master and Research Degree levels. These courses have been started with the objective to achieve ecologically sustainable development of the region. This broad based multidisciplinary programme also provides opportunity to study various Limnological aspects of our inland freshwater resources. The importance of inland water resources for the welfare of mankind invites attention to understand their functioning and relation with the terrestrial ecosystem.



  • M. Phil. - (Fresh Water Ecology)


Department of Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology was established in the year 1984. At present, the Department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D in Microbiology. The Department has well equipped laboratories. Faculty members have undertaken collaborative research with Australian, German, Japanese and U.K. Laboratories.



Department of Management

  • MBA Programme

Department of Computer Science & Applications

The Department of Computer Science and Applications was established in the year 1985. The department offers two years Post Graduate degree programs in Computer Science and Information Technology leading to M.Sc. degree and a three years Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.) full time programs. The academic programmes, have been designed to provide necessary theoretical background and practical skills; keeping in view the emerging trends, as well as contemporary and futuristic human resources requirement of the IT industry and business houses.

  • M .Sc. (Computer Science)/ M.Sc. (Information Technology)

Department of Earth Sciences

The Department of Applied Geology was established in the year 1980. It made outstanding contributions in research and teaching programmes in the frontier areas of Environmental Geosciences,
Remote Sensing, Groundwater and Mineral Exploration. The department offered three courses namely

  • M.Sc. Earth Sciences

  • M.Sc. (Tech.) Remote Sensing

  • M.Sc. Geoinformatics

Department of Electronics

The Department of Electronics was established in the year 1994 under the Department of Physics as M.Sc. Electronics of emerging areas in Electronics by UGC. It has been given an independent status to develop advanced Electronics Laboratories for research and to cater application based teaching to M.Sc. Electronics students. It provides excellent experimental facilities to its students and research scholars. This includes training in Analog and Digital Devices and Circuits, Communication Electronics, Digital Electronics, Sensors and Transducers, Microprocessors, Instrumentation, Power & Industrial Electronics, Micro and Nano Electronics etc., thus catering the needs of M.Sc. Electronics students. As a part of Curriculum, the M.Sc. IV Semester students undertake Project work in R & D Organizations and Industries, which enables them to secure better professions.

  • M. Sc. (Electronics)

Department of Physics

This Department started in 1984, has made rapid stride in achieving academic excellence and is at present premier institution for teaching and research in Physics, Materials Science and Electronics. The academic programmes of the Department have been designed to cater to the Science & Technology manpower requirements at national and international level.

  • M.Sc. (PHYSICS)

  • M.Tech. Material Science

  • M.Phil. Physics

  • Ph. D. Programme

Department of Psychology

The Department was established toward the end of the Fifth Plan. Teaching work has initiated during 1982-83 academic session. At present, the department is offering M.A., P.G. Diploma in HRD, P.G. Diploma in Guidance & Counseling. M.Phil. Psychology and Ph.D. courses in Psychology. The teaching programme is oriented toward imparting training in core areas and developing professional skill relevant to application in various fields. In addition, the students are required to prepare research proposals, perform data analysis, conduct field studies and present seminars. The research facilities are available in the area of Experimental Psychology. Applied Social Psychology, Human Development, Cross Cultural Psychology, Cognitive and Affective Processes, Mental Health and Stress. Rural Development, Motivation in Educational Setting, Environmental Psychology and Organizational Behavior. The department has a fully equipped laboratory and computers for teaching and research purposes. In recognition of its academic achievements, the State UGC has identified this department as a Centre for Excellence.

  • M.A. (Psychology)

  • P G Diploma in Human Resource Development

  • P G Diploma in Guidance & Counseling

  • M.Phil. (Psychology)

  • Ph.D.( Psychology)


Department of Sociology & Social Work

The Department of Sociology was established in the year 1980. It conducts P.G. Courses in Sociology, Social work, Social Anthropology. M.Phil. and Ph.D. Under these courses are conducted in sociology. P.G. courses in sociology include areas like Women Studies, Political Sociology, Rural Sociology. Apart from it research facilities are provided to the scholars.





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Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal
Hoshangabad Road, BHOPAL-462026,
Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)

Phone: 2491800,2491801 2491700

Public Relation Officer (PRO)
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Phone : 2491700, fax- 2491862

Dean Student Welfare
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