Nilamber-Pitambar University (NPU) was established in the year-2009 (17th January
2009) with its headquarter at Daltonganj, now Medininagar, which is also the
divisional headquarter of Palamu, Jharkhand. It is situated at a distance of about
175 km from Ranchi, the state capital of Jharkhand. The University imparts education
at the Post-graduate level in the faculties of Science, Social Science, Humanities,
Commerce, Education, Medicine and Dental education. University departments are
engaged in teaching and research and personality developments of the students.
Undergraduate teaching in the above faculties and also in the faculty of Engineering
and Law is being carried out in the constituent and the affiliated colleges under the
University. Teaching for M. B. B. S., B. Sc. in Nursing and B. Pharm. will become a
reality in the near future as the University has already given consent of affiliation to
the former two courses and the process to give no objection to start B. Pharm. is
under serious consideration.
The University being a state University is committed to implement the policies and
programmes of the State Govt. of Jharkhand towards fulfilling the aspirations of
higher education of the people of Jharkhand. In view of this the University recently
started soft skill based add-on courses in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social
Science(TISS) in its constituent colleges for the UG and PG students so that their
inherent skill can be enhanced making them fit for employment. Placement cells /
Counselling centres in Colleges and in the University have been activated to keep
the students informed about job opportunities and help them to prepare for
Libraries and Laboratories are being upgraded to keep pace with the recent
curriculum requirements. The University is in the process of extensive use of digital
technology towards better and efficient dissemination of knowledge and efforts are
being made for the gradual transition of office works to digital platform. Digital
language labs, ICT labs and Smart classrooms have been made functional in the
recent past. Wi-Fi facilities would become operational fully and all campuses would
become Wi-Fi enabled shortly.
Vocational courses do form part of the curriculum which are mostly in the self
financed mode. These are MCA, MBA, Master in Journalism and Mass
Communication at the PG level and B. C. A. , B. B. A., Bio-Technology at the UG level.
Five more colleges are under construction which are located at; two in Latehar, one
in Manika, one in Daltonganj and one in Garhwa. Teaching is likely to start in these
colleges from the Academic Year 2018-2019 making the number of constituent
colleges under the University to Nine.