Ranchi University was established in 1960. lt is headquartered in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand. The University is a member of The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and Recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC). There are a total of 15 constituent colleges and 49 affiliated colleges under Ranchi University. The colleges offer courses in Medical, Engineering, Management, Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities, Nursing, Education and Law streams. The University has a total intake of around 65,000 students from its constituent & affiliated colleges.
India Today (May 28, 2012) had ranked Ranchi University at 36th position among the top 50 Universities in India and at 2nd position among the five fast growing Universities in India. The University was further adjudged as the Best Regional University in the Oxford Summit of Leaders organized by Europe Business Assembly, Oxford, London, UK in December 2013.Careers360 has given the rating of AA+ to Ranchi University in its latest 2014 survey of Top Public Multi-disciplinary Universities of India.