With the awakening of national consciousness in the early years of the last century, a few notable efforts were made in British India to improve the system of education prevalent in India during that time. Gujarat Vidyapeeth, started by Mahamatma Gandhi, aimed at preparing youth to serve and uplift the rural masses; Shantiniketan tried to bring the cultures of the East and West into universal harmony; Jamia Milia tried to educate the Muslims in leading with the needs of the main stream of national wide and the Gurukul Change aimed at preserving the cultural heritage of the nation keeping with the requirements of the modern age. Inspired by the same spirit Pandit Janardan Rai Nagar established "Rajasthan Vidyapeeth" in 1937 to uplift the down-trodden common man in the feudal state of Mewar. Started as Night Study Centre for the Elementary, Secondary and Advanced Courses in Hindi, our national language, Rajasthan Vidyapeeth has grown into a large complex of more than 50 institutions spread over several districts of Rajasthan.
Faculties: Faculty of Computer Sc & IT, Management, Education and Medical faculty
The institution has an academic exchange of students and faculty members to Slippery Rock University, a university in the United States, Georgia South West University, Georgia Rajasthan Vidyapeeth in the erstwhile Mewar state dedicated to the objective to educate poorest to the poor in the Tribal area, it began its journey in 1937 as Hindi Vidyapeeth and became Rajasthan Vidyapeeth in 1948. Vidyapeeth with a mission to literate those who have no access to education and thus made literacy a non-formal education programme as the mission for the economic and social development people of rural areas.
The founder, Manishi Pt. Janardan Rai Nagar began innovation in 1937 with founding an institution for adult and continuing education and also school in deep secret tribal area of Udaipur. The institute for research on the history, literature and culture of Rajasthan began in 1941. The institute in 1948 began the publication of research journal. It also brought out valuable research reports and numerous bibliographies useful for the research worker. They have rare books of Sanskrit, Prakrit, Dingal, Hindi and Rajasthani Language. In 1941, the institute for urban social and mass communication named Janpad. The institution began to provide creative citizenship education, foresters civic sense and develop higher values and provide platform for literacy and cultural activities. Vidyapeeth also entered into the field of Cultural and folk-dances and music by founding institution name Kumbha Kala Kendra in 1941. From 1947 to 1960 renovation was done in education through rural community development programme, training, dissemination of community welfare work through community centers in various villages of tribal area and school as well as college. The schools and college specially impart school education and higher education in the evening for the students of working class during the day time in Udaipur as well as in Ajmer.
The Parent Body was graced by eminent educationist and national personalities namely, Mahapandit Rahul Sanskrityayan, Dr. Suniti Kumar Chatterjee, Maharana Shri Bhopal Singh ji of Mewar, Shrigopal Ji Mohta, Shri Haribhau Upadhyay (Freedom fighter), Dr. Shrimannarayan, Padmabhushan Dr. Karan Singh of Kashmir, Late Manishi Pt. Janardan Rai Nagar and Prof. Bahwani Shankar Garg. The Parent Body looking its innovaive work in the field of education received Public Folk and Cultural Award in 1983, FICCI Award for Rural Development in 1984. National Child Development Award in 1986 and Nehru Literacy Award to its founder Pt. Janardan Rai Nagar (1980), Prof. Bahwani Shankar Garg (2002), the Chancellor and Shri bhai Bhagwan the social worker of the institution.