Central Universities in India are formed by the Department of Higher Education, Government of India, by an Act of Parliament. Unlike the State Universities where the responsibility of funding the Universities lines on the Government of respective states, The Government of India is responsible for arranging, allocating and distributing financial resources required by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for the establishment of Central Universities in India. As of December 2015 there are 46 Central Universities in India as per UGC. As of Feburary 2016, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have the most number of Central Universities, each having 5 Universities. The states of Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Chandigarh (U.T.) are the only regions which do not have any Central Universities under them.

Main features of Central Universities are

  • The President of India acts as the ‘Visitor’ for all the Central Universities.
  • The Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) assists the President of India in the appointment of Vice Chancellors, Court Nominees and Selection Committee Nominees.
  • The President has the power to nominate a few members to the Executive Committee/Board of Management/Court/Selection Committees of the University in terms of the various statutes and provisions laid down in the University Act.

List of Central Universities in India


Central Universities in Andhra Pradesh

English and Foreign Languages University – Hyderabad Campus
Address: O.U. Campus, Tarnaka,,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 040-27098131, 27098033, 27098588, 27098690
Maulana Azad National Urdu University
Address: Gochibowli,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 040-23006612, 23006613, 23006614, 23006615
Mobile: 9963253293

University of Hyderabad
Address: Gachibowli,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 040-23130000, 23132101, 23132102, 23132103


Central Universities in Arunachal Pradesh

Rajiv Gandhi University
Address: Rono Hills, Doimukh ,
Papum Pare, Arunachal Pradesh
Phone: 0360-2277253, 2277569


Central Universities in Assam

Assam University
Phone: 03842-270806

Tezpur University
Address: Napaam, Sonitpur,
Tezpur, Assam
Phone: 03712-267007, 267008, 267009, 267277
Mobile: 9435080951


Central Universities in Bihar

Central University of South Bihar – CUSB
Address: BIT Campus P.O. B.V. College,
Patna, Bihar
Phone: 0612-2226538

Nalanda University
Address: Rajgir,
Nalanda, Bihar
Phone: 0611-2255330


Central Universities in Chhattisgarh

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
Address: Main Campus, Koni,
Bilaaspur, Chhattisgarh
Phone: 07752-260353, 260209, 260204, 260356, 260342


Central Universities in Delhi

Indira Gandhi National Open University – IGNOU
Address: Maidan Ghari,
Delhi, Delhi
Phone: 011-29532741

Jamia Millia Islamia – JMI
Address: Jamia Nagar,
New Delhi, Delhi
Phone: 011-26981717, 26984617, 26984658, 26988044, 26987183

Jawaharlal Nehru University – JNU
Address: New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi, Delhi
Phone: 011-26742676, 26742575, 26741557, 26704090

South Asian University – SAU
Address: Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi, Delhi
Phone: 011-24122512, 24122514, 24195000

University of Delhi – DU
Phone: 011-27667011, 27667190


Central Universities in Gujarat

Central University of Gujarat – CUG
Address: Sector- 30,
Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Phone: 079-23260076, 23260092, 23260077, 23260093, 29289056
Mobile: 9558036105


Central Universities in Haryana

Central University of Haryana – CUH
Address: Jant-Pali,
Mahendragarh, Haryana
Phone: 01285-249443, 249413, 249333, 249401


Central Universities in Himachal Pradesh

Central University of Himachal Pradesh
Address: Sanskriti Sadan (Writers’ Building) Dharamshala,
Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Phone: 01892-229330


Central Universities in Jammu and Kashmir

Central University of Jammu
Address: 8/8, Trikuta Nagar,
Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
Phone: 01923-2479651, 249658

Central University of Kashmir
Address: Sonwar (Near G.B. Pant Hospital),
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Phone: 0194-2468357, 2468346


Central Universities in Jharkhand

Central University of Jharkhand – CUJ
Address: CTI Campus Brambe Ratu Lohardaga Road Mandar,
Ranchi, Jharkhand
Phone: 06531-224163, 224178, 224182, 224162, 224179, 224163


Central Universities in Karnataka

Central University of Karnataka
Address: Kadaganchi, Aland Road,
Gulbarga, Karnataka
Phone: 08477-226705, 226707, 226710, 226706, 226713, 226715,


Central Universities in Kerala

Central University of Kerala
Address: Tejaswini Hills, Periye (PO),
Kasaragod, Kerala
Phone: 0499-2232407, 2285491
Mobile: 9995542584, 9497088201


Central Universities in Madhya Pradesh

Dr. Hari Singh Gour University
Phone: 7582-264796, 264163

Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
Address: Kapil Dhara Road, Mekal Sadan, Amarkantak,
Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh
Phone: 07629-269640


Central Universities in Maharashtra

Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya
Address: Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Gandhi Hills,,
Wardha, Maharashtra
Phone: 07152-251613


Central Universities in Manipur

Central Agricultural University – CSU
Address: Iroisemba,,
Imphal, Manipur
Phone: 0385-2412944

Manipur University
Address: Indo-Myanmar Road Canchipur,
Imphal, Manipur
Phone: 0385-24355055, 2435276


Central Universities in Meghalaya

North Eastern Hill University
Address: Mawlai Mawkynroh Umshing, Shillong,
Shillong, Meghalaya
Phone: 0364-250101, 250067, 2721001, 2550101, 2721008, 2721012, 2550067


Central Universities in Mizoram

Mizoram University
Address: Tanhril, Post Box No. 190 ,
Aizawl, Mizoram
Phone: 0389-2330654, 2330642


Central Universities in Nagaland

Nagaland University
Address: Opp. Congress Bhavan, Old Sectt. Complex ,
Kohima, Nagaland
Phone: 0369-2268268, 2268270


Central Universities in Orissa

Central University of Orissa – CUO
Address: Central Silk Board Building, Landiguda,
Koraput, Orissa
Phone: 06852-288200, 288210


Central Universities in Puducherry

Pondicherry University
Address: R.V. Nagar, Kalapet,
Puducherry, Puducherry
Phone: 0413-2655179


Central Universities in Punjab

Central University of Punjab – CUP
Address: P.O. Box- 55,,
Bathinda, Punjab
Phone: 0164-2240555, 2430585, 2430586


Central Universities in Rajasthan

Central University of Rajasthan
Address: NH-8, Bandar Sindri,
Ajmer, Rajasthan
Phone: 01463-238755


Central Universities in Sikkim

Sikkim University
Address: 6th Mile, Samdur P.O. Tadong,
Gangtok, Sikkim
Phone: 03592-251468, 251403, (Toll Free No- 1800-180-5522)


Central Universities in Tamil Nadu

Central University of Tamil Nadu – CUTN
Address: Neelakudi, Kangalancherry,
Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu

Indian Maritime University – Chennai Campus
Address: East Coast Road Uthandi ,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Phone: 044-24530343, 24530345


Central Universities in Tripura

Tripura University
Address: Suryamaninagar,
West Tripura, Tripura
Phone: 0381-2374801, 2374803


Central Universities in Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh Muslim University – AMU
Address: University Road,
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
Phone: 0571-2703038, 2701807, 2700018, 2704182

Allahabad University
Address: Senate House Campus,
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Phone: 0532-2461089, 2461157, 2461083

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University – BBAU
Address: Vidya Vihar, Raebareli Road,
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Phone: 0522-2440822

Banaras Hindu University – BHU
Phone: 0542-2368938, 2307220, 6701645, 6701648
Mobile: 8004925870, 9415256931, 9532240573, 9415449533


Central Universities in Uttarakhand

Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
Address: Srinagar ,
Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Phone: 01346-252143, 252167, 2750012, 252521


Central Universities in West Bengal

Visva Bharati University
Address: P.O. Santiniketan,
Birbhum, West Bengal
Phone: 03463-262751, 262752, 262753, 262754, 262755, 262756