Guru Jambheshwar University or commonly known as G.J.U, Hisar,Haryana was established on October 20,1995 by an Act of the Legislature of the State of Haryana & the university was formally inaugurated on November 1, 1995. The university names was chosen after the name of a 15th century environmentalist saint Guru Jambheshwar Ji Maharaj. The university is just 167 Km away from Indian Capital i.e. Delhi on Delhi-Rohtak- Hisar- Sirsa- Fazilka National Highway (NH-10) and at a distance of about 231 Km. from Chandigarh on NH-65. The University is situated over a sprawling area of about 372 acres & it is only a Technical University in Haryana because of the kind of courses offered by the univeristy.
The campus is laid out with pictuesque landscape, numerous buildings of various designs and wide road network. It presents a spectacle of harmony in architecture and natural beauty. Approximately 225 acres of land have been developed providing with all modern facilities such as road networks, water supply, street lighting, electricity supply and parks/ lawns. The university offers all kind of facilities to students, apart from the study & lab rotaries the university has a big cafeteria with the facility of a big dinning hall, kitchen, store and office on the ground floor and a big hall is also on the first floor. The cafeteria provides refreshment breakfast and lunch facilities with special program like tea party etc. are also available here. Besides the cafeteria university has a Shopping Centre which is
commonly known as SC area where students hangout for various kind of shopping materials including Books, Study Material, Gifts, Post Office, laundry, Saloon for Boys & Girls, Grocery Shops, Sweets & Tea Shops, Computer & Photo copying facilities all are available in the Shopping Center.
GJU is one of the biggest university in Haryana as the university having all kind of facilities for students like:
Boys & Girls Hostels :--
G.J.U have a total of Seven Hostels & out of these seven three are reserved for boys, other three for Girls and one for working women which is having a accommodations approx 1600 students. All the hostels have been fully equipped with modern amenities like as electric geysers, music systems, telephone facilities, desert-coolers, water coolers fitted with Water Purifier, insect killers and adequate playgrounds and other recreational facilities like color television, chessboards, carom boards, Each hostel has a common room where newspapers and latest magazines are available to the students. All hostels are connected with Web World with Internet and Wi-Fi facilities. The lawns around the hostels are developed aesthetically to provide refreshing view while entering or leaving hostel. Each hostel have been provided lawn benches. Hostel accommodation is provided strictly on merit. The hostel residents will be governed by the terms and conditions as contained in the University Hostel Regulations
University Computer & Informatics Centre:--
The University has established a Computer & Informatics Centre (UCIC) which is to provide a computing facility to all the students, research scholars, staff and faculty of the University which have more than 140 computers including latest configuration servers & other peripherals. It caters to the needs of students, research scholars and faculty in the field of related to research, networking and software development and all the computers are connected with internet facility. In addition there is also a full fledged language lab. The lab has a Clarity Infinity Software, which offers a variety of functions such as Recording, High Speed Copying, Test Preparation, Student Monitoring, Teacher/Student Call, Group Conferencing, etc.
Training & Placement Cell:--
In order to take care of students, the university set up a Training & Placement Cell inside the campus where they conducts the various On - Campus training & placement programs so that students can get the appropriate opportunity inside the campus. The Cell is equipped with appropriate infrastructure to execute the placement process. Arrangements for Pre-Placement talks, written tests, group discussions, interviews etc.
The Placement cell has final year students from various departments with the help of Heads of different departments. Training and Placement Cell keeps liaison with the potential industries and provides necessary guidance to the students. The Cell facilitates arranging on-campus placements of students in various industries, makes arrangements for students to participate in off-campus drives organized at various institutions/ industries. The University has recently established a placement office at Gurgaon also for coordinating placement activities and mobilizing the companies from NCR etc.
GJU has a big University Library which is a three story circular designed building. The Library has two Reading Halls with a total capacity of more than 250 seats. The Library functions in two shifts from 9.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. and remains open on Saturdays and Sundays. During examination days, Night Reading Hall remains open round the clock.The University Library has added 6743 books to its existing collection of 73732 books during the financial year 2010-2011 and now the library has a collection of 80475 and 4175 bound volumes of journals. The Library has processed the subscription of 180 Indian Journals, 64 Magazines and 20 Newspapers.
The Library has the access to more than 6000 e-journals of 17 publishers through INFONET & INDEST Consortium. The University Library subscribed Emerald Management Xtra-175, an online database of 175 electronic journals for the period January to December 2010. Using the Integrated Software Libsys: the complete database of Library, holdings of books and Library membership has been created. By using LS Digital Software-an add on software to LibSys, the Library has created its institutional repository. The Library is member of the American Library, New Delhi. An Internet Lab of 22 Laptops has been established for SC/ST Students.The University Library enrolled 4913 members during the current year and recorded 28068 visitors during the period. During the period of January to December, 2010, total issues for home lending were 85811 books (Average issues 300 books per day) and total 135632 books were consulted (average 407 books per day) by the members of the Library.
Apart from the study facilities provided by unviersity, GJU has a big sports complex where they focus on the other side of student i.e. on the Sports developments & for this they keep organizing various sports events. University has a Sports Complex which has one Multipurpose Hall for Indoor games i.e. Badminton, Table-Tennis, Carom board, Chess, 16 station Multi-Gym, Yoga and Weight lifting, one half cemented Cricket pitch, one ground each for Football, Hand ball, Cricket and Athletic Track of 400 meter and three Volley grounds.
In addition, two cemented Basket ball courts, two Volleyball courts, two synthetic Lawn Tennis courts. One cemented Lawn tennis court with practice wall and one Synthetic Badminton Rex court have recently been constructed. Timings for Sports activities are Morning 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and Evening 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. for University students and Staff Members. The Sports Equipments/ kits are issued to the students as well as to the University Employees during tournaments.
University Health Centre:--
The University has a big Health Centre caters to the medical needs of University Staff and students. It is spacious enough to accommodate 5 doctors' cabins, a dispensing room, a laboratory, a medicine store, a minor O.T. and an observation room with 3 beds facility. The University Health Center has the facility like:-
- Medical Aid to all common ailments with routine blood tests like hemogram, blood sugar, S. Cholesterol, S. bilinear Urine Test, Stool Test etc.
- First Aid to all the accident cases.
- Preliminary care to all major diseases.
- 24 hours Ambulance Service for transporting the referred patients.
- Free Medicines to all the employees and their wards and students.
For referral two multi-specialty hospitals are on University panel i.e. N.C. Jindal Institute of Medical Care & Research, Hisar and Civil Hospital, Hisar and nine empanelment of the doctors at Hisar like Orthopaedician, Physicians, Surgeon, Pediatrician, Ophthalmologist, Gynecologist, Urologist, Burn/ Plastic Surgeon and ENT to provide referral medical facility, in their respective field/ specialization, to the University employees and their dependents for treatment as Indoor patients in their hospitals. The medical reimbursement for indoor treatment from the above doctors will be admissible in accordance with the rates equal to PGIMER, Chandigarh.
The University offers intensified research programmes leading to award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in all Departments offering post-graduate courses. A SC/ST, BC/OBC Cell has been set up in the University to ensure proper implementation of various schemes of the UGC, the Government of India and the State Govt. concerning scholarships, stipends etc. for welfare of reserved categories. The guidelines, for various types of scholarship/ stipends as revised from time to time by the Central and State Govts., are notified to all departments which are got displayed on the Notice Boards of the concerned departments. This Cell ensures that these guidelines are strictly adhered to. The reservation to SC, BC and other categories will be admissible as per reservation policy of the State Govt. The following type of scholarships are granted to the SC and BC candidates under the Schemes of Govt. of India/ State Govt.
- Post Matric Scholarship to SC/ST students, Govt. of India Scheme.
- Stipend to B.C. students under State Harijan Welfare Scheme.
- Financial help to purchase books etc. from District Welfare Office.
In order to cater all such needs of Information & Communication Technologies for students, staff and faculty of university, Networking Cell has been set up in the university. Complete university including teaching departments, hostels (common room), administrative blocks and other offices have been connected with a combination of wired and wireless network. The internet connectivity has been provided through 10 Mbps leased line free of cost to faculty, staff and students of university for 24 hours. Each faculty, staff and students of University is provided E-mail address on internal mail server of University. The network has been empowered through high capacity and secured active and passive components.
The office of the Dean Students' Welfare provides following facilities and opportunities to the students:-
- Concessional Railway Pass facility.
- Organization of Educational and Industrial Tours to different places.
- Earn While You Learn' Scheme.
- Organization of Cultural Activities
- Financial Aid to the needy students.
- Group Insurance Scheme.