Sarguja University is located in Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, SARGUJA UNIVERSITY is established and incorporated by Chhattisgarh Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam No. 18 of 2008 on September 2, 2008. The territorial jurisdiction of the University extends to the entire Sarguja division comprising five revenue districts: Korea, Sarguja, Jashpur, Surajpur and Balrampur. The University was established to serve the society through dissemination of knowledge in all the disciplines. India Sarguja University is a State University with status to status of affiliation (affiliated university) established in 2008 to cater the needs of higher education in the Sarguja region.
The region consists of thick forest, tribal and deprived section of the society trails in higher education not only in comparison to national GER but also the higher education GER of the State of Chhattisgarh. There is a serious dearth of higher education and the resources required for the purpose. Therefore, the University needs special central assistance in proportion of 90:10 since it has different place in higher education even in comparison to the other parts of the State of Chhattisgarh. The equality most be among the equals and not amongst the unequal. The provision of reasonable classification incorporated in the in Article 14 of the Indian Constitution provides adequate basis for reasonable classification in favor of the Sarguja University and the Bastar University to be placed in formula One for the purpose of the contribution in Grant at the rate of 90:10. The University has recent genesis in 2008. Result of it, it runs negligible no. of academic programmes due to the shortage and dearth of resources; financial, infrastructural, human etc. The University therefore, runs post graduate programme at its campus only in two academic programmes in addition to two diploma courses. Since the University does not have its own building to run the academic programmes therefore, runs these programmes in a hostel of the Govt. Rajmohini Devi Girls PG College purely on ad-hoc basis.
The University runs one UG programme under the Faculty of Engineering in its constituent college situated in Lakhanpur. The University other than the B.E. programme does not run any under graduate programme at it campus in different faculties or through constituent college. The University runs UG programme of different faculties in the form of B.A., B.Sc., B. Com., B.B.A., B.Ed. etc. through the colleges affiliated to it. The University runs PG programme of different faculties in the form of M.A., M.Sc., M. Com., etc. through the colleges affiliated to it. The geographical jurisdiction of the University extends to 5 administrative/revenue districts of the State of Chhattisgarh. This includes Sarguja, Surajpur, Korea, Jashpur and Balrampur. The University caters the academic needs of this region through external study programme at PG and UG level through different academic courses. The University at present consists of 66 colleges in this region.
The University has already planned to introduce PG programmes at it campus from the academic year 2014-15 both in traditional and contemporary disciplines with applied and functional approach through innovative and job oriented courses to ensure contemporary, competitive and practical knowledge through teaching and research based approach. This will help to shape their prudence, intelligence and knowledge in such a way that they can serve society, nation, international community and humanity in addition to their carrier. This will cover all the schools of knowledge including Arts, Science, Commerce, Social Science/Humanities, Fine-Arts, Law, and Engineering etc. This will help in better placement in their carrier too. The University has designed the road-map of such courses. The University has already planned to introduce these courses through the academic reforms suggested by the UGC. This includes semester system, continuous evaluation, internal evaluation and semester end evaluation, grading system and choice based credit system with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary subjects. This will also includes self study programme, distance study, field work, extension activities, project reports etc. The University has already prepared proposed enactment for the purpose.