Maharaja Chhatarsal Bundelkhand University (MCBU) is the largest state University in respect of students' enrolment and area of land in Madhya Pradesh, India. The University aims to nurture excellence in education and research in the catchment area of Bundelkhand. The University lays its emphasis on fostering quality human resource and promoting productive research that benefit both local communities and humanity at large.
The University was established on 09/07/ 2014 by the Act of the State Legislature of Madhya Pradesh. The eponymous university is named after Maharaja ChhatrasalBundela who established the kingdom and the town.The motto of the university is ‘savidhyayavimuktaye’(knowledge is the one that liberates) and it is steadily stepping towards it, vitalizing all the stakeholders with the process of gaining the best knowledge and its practices. A new dimension was added to the University on September 29, 2021 when the University started functioning after the merger of Govt. Maharaja Postgraduate Autonomous College, Chhatarpur into it in compliance of the order of the Department of Higher Education, issued vide its letter no: f-73-4/2021/38-3, dated 24/09/2021 and as such all the infrastructure and assets of the college were transferred to the University. At present, it has 22 University Teaching Departments: Botany, Chemistry, Commerce and Management Studies, Computer Science, English, Hindi, History, Political Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Physical Education, Sanskrit, Zoology, Geology, Sociology, Economics, Fine Art, Geography, Music, Industrial Microbiology and Urdu; 3 faculties and 21 research centers.
It offers Post-graduate courses in 21 subjects along with certificate, diploma and graduate courses; it has become a beacon of hope and enlightenment for thousands of young men and women in the region of Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh. The University is privileged to affiliate 196 collegesout of which 55 are located in Chhatarpur, 25 in District, 28 in Panna, 65 in Sagar, 17 in Damohand 6 in Niwari. The campus of the University covers an area of 24.11 acre and itis located at the centre of Chhatarpur city on the NH-75. Keeping in view of the expansion of the University, a land of 400 acre was allotted by the government that will house all the amenities in the times to come.
To meet the challenges of the emerging fields of knowledge, the University is offering both conventional and advanced programmes of studies and research opportunities under the same umbrella. It houses administration through e-Governance, computerization of examinations, establishment of smart class rooms and well-equipped laboratories. Extension lectures by renowned scholars and scientists are some of the innovative activities that are executed after a regular interval. Inclusive growth towards excellence and ensuring opportunities to the underprivileged and marginalized section of the society is our primary objective and we are leaving no stone unturned to translate it into reality.