The University of Kota was established in the year 2003 in a culturally rich heritage city Kota situated on the bank of holy river Chambal. The University came into existence through enactment of Government of Rajasthan vide order No. F.21 (2)Edu-4/2003 dated 29-0902003 under the provision of Section-4(1) AND 50(1) of the University of Kota, Kota Act, 2003.
University of KotaPresently, 175 colleges of six districts of the State, namely, Kota, Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar, Karauliand Sawai Madhopur are under the territorial jurisdiction of the University. The University has six faculties, namely, Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Commerce and Management, Law and Education. Various academic programmes are also being run at the campus and in the affiliated colleges of the University. Courses, namely, M.B.A., M.I.B., M.C.A., M.Sc. (Pure Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Physics-Energy, Wildlife Life and Life Sciences), M.S.W., M.A./M.Sc. (Geography and Military Science) M.A. (Sociology and Heritage, Museologyand Management), M.Phil. (Commerce, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Political Science and Sociology), Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS, LL.M., M.P.Ed., Ph.D. Programmes (Accountancy & Business Statistics, Economic Administration and Financial Management, Business Administration/Management, Law, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Music, Urdu, Drawing and Painting, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Physics, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Geography, History, Home Science, Education, Library and Information Science, etc.) are being run in the university campus.
The University of Kota is unfolding its wings in the area of research. University is now determined for meaningful and socially relevant research and enrolling students for Ph.D. programme through entrance examination as per the UGC guidelines. So far, the University has awarded 96 Ph.D. degrees and around 1116 scholars are pursuing Ph.D. in different disciplines with around 208 approved research supervisors. A large number of students are having research funding through various State and Central Government funding agencies. University departments are regularly organizing State and National level seminars & conferences and publishing comparable number of research articles in reputed journals. The University is receiving a large number of projects from different departments of Govt, of India, Govt, of Rajasthan and other agencies and is recognised by the Department of Science and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Sciences Technology, Govt, of India as a upcoming research center in Rajasthan. Dr. Anna Jonsson, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDS), Govt, of Sweden, Sweden has visited the University underthe collaboration project.
The motto of the University is "Satyam, Shivam and Sundarum" the search for truth, the quest for welfare and the urge for the best.