Kushabhau Thakre University
Kushabhau Thakre University is a first "Media Gurukul" of India (public university) located in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The University established by Government of Chhattisgarh vide Act no 24 of 2004. Former Prime Minister a visionary statesman and a dedicated journalist Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee inaugurated the University on April 16, 2005 at Raipur amidst the greasing of eminent journalist, educationalist, literature, social workers and senior politicians. The university is named after Late Sri Kushabhau Thakre who was one of the great political leaders of the country. Foundation day is celebrated on 16 April every year.
The university is located at a self-contained campus at Kathadih Raipur. Kathadih village is situated some six kilometres from Bhatagaon, which stands on National Highway 6, near Sunder Nagar, Raipur. It is roughly 16 km away from the railway station. The present campus has office, classrooms, faculty rooms, library, Computer lab, Language lab and other necessary infrastructure with hostel for boys and girls.
The objective of the University is to establish synthesis between the global concept of 'Global Village' and that of Indian philosophy of 'Vasudaiva Kutumvakam' and also to link the modern technological development with Indian values and traditions.
Devarshi Narada is considered as the first Communicator or Journalist of the country. An Ektara and Khadtal in the monogram symbolize Devarshi Narada. In fact, messages are communicated in rural areas, even today, through Ektara and Khadtal. A disk in the monogram symbolises modern communication technology.
University want to develop as an international centre which could put Chhattisgarh in an important place in the global Media scenario. This is the reason the map of only Chhattisgarh has been created on the globe. To remind Chhattisgarh's identity as 'Rice Bowl', the map of Chhattisgarh has been created using green paddy.
The Sanskrit hymn in the mono has been taken from Rig Veda (richa 10/25/1). Through this hymn, stress has been given on the value based education in the University. Besides, the responsibility is also to prepare professionals who owe commitment and responsibility towards the nation. To prepare such professional, it is necessary that there is cleanliness in their soul, mind and knowledge. This is the reason, in this hymn it is prayed that âOh God, fill our souls with auspicious deeds, and fill our intellect with pious thoughts.â
The Kushabhau Thakre Patrakarita Avam Jansanchar University is offering education through six of its departments pertaining to social works, management, advertising & public relations, journalism, electronic media and mass communication. The list of courses offered by the university is classified under different categories like Ph. D, PG Courses, Diploma courses and UG courses.
The university is located at a self contained campus at village Kathadih, Raipur. It is roughly 6 kms away from the Bhathagaon Raipur. The Airport is around 20 kms.
The present campus has office, well equipped classrooms, faculty rooms, library, Computer lab, Audio-Visual studio, Language lab and other necessary infrastructure.
Idea is to build a campus which is a unique combination of traditional and modern architecture. The State Public Works Department has been entrusted the responsibility of construction. The second phase includes Administrative Block, Multimedia Centre, Utility Block, Guest House and Faculty Houses.