Mahajraja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner (formerly named as the University of Bikaner, Bikaner) has been established by the University of Bikaner Act, 2003 (Act No. 13 of 2003), the Rajasthan Gazette Extraordinary Part-4(Ka), published on June, 07, 2003 as a new State University.The establishment of the Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner at Bikaner marks an important milestone in the development of Higher Education in Rajasthan. The University envisages to develop its campus in terms of academic input and infrastructural facilities as a nucleus and resource centre for development of its affiliated colleges as well as to develop its campus teaching through various teaching departments. The University has the faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Science, Commerce, Education and Law. Presently, there are five university teaching departments in the subjects of English, History, Environmental Science, Microbiology and Computer Science. The university works with a vision to build responsive, responsible, sensitive, creative and thoughtful citizens with a comprehensive understanding of regional, national and international perspectives and their mission to strive towards the educational, cultural, economic, environmental and social advancement of the region and the nation at large by providing excellent liberal education and quality programmes leading to bachelors, masters, professional and doctorate degrees. Both undergraduate and Post graduate courses are offered in affiliated colleges of the university in Arts, Science, Social science, Commerce, law and Education. The University Departments of Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner and a number of affiliated colleges which are located in the districts of Bikaner, Churu, Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh are approved for carrying out research work leading to Ph.D. degree of Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner.