University is a university in Jharkhand
state of India
. It was established on 12 July 1960 as a teaching-cum-affiliating university, and its first vice chancellor was Vishnudeo Narayan Singh. It is headquartered in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand.The university has a total student intake of around 90,000 students from its affiliated colleges. It has a central library with approximately 150,000 books for the academic needs of the students.
There are a total of two male hostels and four female hostels in the university campus situated at Kutchery Road, Morabadi in Ranchi. The university is financially dependent on UGC funds (Rs. 38 crores annually) in addition to the fees paid by the students.At present, the University spans five districts of Jharkhand, namely, Ranchi, Gumla
, Simdega and Lohardaga
Ranchi University Museum :
The department of Anthropology in Ranchi University has a museum that showcases variety of exhibits including ethnographic collections of central Indian states, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.