Formerly known as University of Jabalpur, Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya (RDVV), has been accredited with the status of a University and has been graded as 'B++' by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The University has earned name for itself in the field of self financing programmes that have been particularly noticed by the academicians.
The university has approximate 150 affiliated colleges, with a number of academic programs and self-financed courses. Department of Physics has been recognized by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy. For facilitating foreign students, the university has started Interact India Programme. The credit based extension programme is designed to promote values and culture, generate goodwill for India, and enhance the quality of education. The University initiates programmes to enable students acquire skills needed in the employment market which indicates the responsive approach of the University to societal needs. Apart form the regular conventional courses the University has started a Department of Tribal Studies that offers studies regarding the Personal Laws of tribals, their socio-economic structure, their political institutions, their history, culture and religious practices and beliefs. Distance education is also imparted by the university.
Separate hostels have been provided for boys and girls. Facilities like Computer Center, Health Center and Canteen are provided by the university. The University houses a Computer centre which runs orientation and refresher programmes as well as short-term job-oriented computer courses. Amenities like Post Office, Bank and Printing Press also exist within the campus.
Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya was established on 12th June, 1956 under the Jabalpur University Act, 1956, with territorial jurisdiction spreading over Jabalpur revenue district. The location of the University was shifted to its present location at Saraswati Vihar, Pachpedi, Jabalpur in 1961. In the year 1983, the University was renamed as Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya to honour the well known valorous Gond Queen of Garha Mandla.
- Adult and Continuing Education
- School of Education (B.Ed.)
- Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archeology
- Bio Science
- Macromolecular Research Centre
- Journalism and Communication Studies
- Library Science
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- University Institute of Computer Science and its Application
- Physics and Electronics
- Political Science
- Physical Education
- Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit
- System Science
- Tribal Studies
- University Institute of Management
- University Science Instrumentation Center
- Women Study, Development and Research Center
- Women Violence and sexual harassment complaint Cell