Welcome to Sido Kanhu Murmu University

THE STATUTORY FRAMEWORK:

The erstwhile Sido Kanhu University (S.K.U.), now rechristened Sido Kanhu Murmu University (S.K.M.U) was founded on 10th January 1992 by an act of Bihar Legislative Assembly. The University came under the Government of Jharkhand when the new state of Jharkhand was formed in the year 2000. On May 31, 2007, the University was granted recognition by the University Grants Commission under section 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956. The jurisdiction of the University extends over the six districts of Santhal Pargana where its 13 constituent and 9 permanently affiliated colleges are located.

SIDO-KANHU MURMU:

The University is a tribute to the two legendary Santhal freedom fighters, Sido Murmu and Kanhu Murmu, who led the Santhal rebellion popularly known as ‘Santhal Hul’ against the exploitation of the British colonial rule in 1855 much before the First War of Independence in India in 1857. The University is duty bound to spread their message and values for which these great men struggled and made the ultimate sacrifice. Their contribution to the nation will, forever, remain immortalized in the name of the University.

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