Information on courses, admissions process, exams & results of Sido Kanhu Murmu University (SKMU Dumka), Dumka

Sido Kanhu Murmu University

Sido Kanhu Murmu University or SKMU Dumka, formerly known as Siddhu Kanhu University, was established in 1992 by an Act of Bihar Legislative Assembly. It is situated in one of the most backward areas of the country dominated by the Santhals and the Pahariyas. The university has been carved out from Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University. It is affiliated to the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Educational Streams
Sido Kanhu Murmu University conducts undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Arts, Science and Commerce. Doctoral degrees are also granted in the faculties of Social Science, Humanities and Science. Continuously assisted by the state government, Siddu Kanhu has proper infrastructure to impart education in the traditional subjects. The university lays stress on the regional way of life and includes these in the courses. It has played a significant role in imparting higher education in this region of the country. 
The university offers basic infrastructural amenities to facilitate learning. Science faculty has proper labs where students can experiment and learn scientific theories. The university is rapidly upgrading itself to provide more facilities to its students. It has a lower teacher to students ratio that means the teachers can take more care of individual students.
Sido Kanhu Murmu University was carved out of the Bhagalpur University (which is now known as Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University). It was first known as Siddhu Kanhu University (SKU). When the state of Jharkhand was created, the University was rechristened as the `Sido Kanhu Murmu University` by an amendment made in the Jharkhand State Universities Act 2000. SKMU Dumka was established with the aim of providing facilities for higher education and research in the Santhal Parganas.


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Commerce

Contact Details:
Santal Parganas
Dumka - 814 101

Phone: +91-6434-223006
Fax: +91-6434-222415
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