Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University (abbreviated DSMNRU) is a State University located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The first University of its kind, which also provides accessible and quality higher education to challenged students, in a completely barrier-free environment. University's mandate is primarily to serve the differently-abled segment (challenged students) of the society for which a horizontal reservation of 50% seats in all courses has been provided, in addition to the normal reservation policy. University proactively brings together under one umbrella-the academia and social responsibility. The potent synergies of this blending open up huge possibilities for translating ideas into action, taking science to soil, and lab to land. Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University established by Uttar Pradesh Sarkaar came up by an Ordinance dated August 29, 2008, later replaced by U.P. Act No. 1 of 2009, dated February 19, 2009 and U.P. Act No. 24 of 2011, dated November 28, 2011.
The wide & large-spread campus consists of three blocks - Two academic blocks & one centrally located administrative block, an separate Auditorium, Student hostel, Helipad & a big underground vehicle parking. Roads inside the campus well connect the buildings. A Bank of Baroda branch is located here which provides common banking facilities along with ATM facility. The campus is located on Lucknow-Mohan road (State Highway 40). It is about a kilometer away from Buddheshwar Mahadeo Temple which further connects to Lucknow - Kanpur Highway.
Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Hindi, English, Sociology, History, Economics and Political Science. Other courses include MSW (Master of Social Work), B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education) in Special Education, MBA (Master of Business Administration) etc. University conducts educational programmes leading to the degree of Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.), Master of Science (MSc), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).