The University of Kota was established in the year 2003 by the Government of Rajasthan. With the enrollment of 81,735 students, 37 affiliated colleges and two PG programmes in 2004-05, the university had 2,33,579 enrolled students, 172 affiliated colleges and 24 postgraduate programmes in 2016-17. The University was granted 2(f) and 12(b) status of the UGC Act 1956 in 2004 and 2012 respectively. Over 280 scholars have obtained PhD degree in 25 disciplines from the University.
Improving its position in India Ranking 2016 (in 151-200 rank band) conducted by National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), the University of Kota has been placed at 78th position In the India Ranking 2017 conducted by NIRF. NAAC–LOI (National Assessment and Accreditation Council–Letter of Intent) of the University has been accepted and Peer Team visit is expected in September 2017. Also, the University has been awarded “RICOH Education Excellence Award 2016” from the Bussiness World for “Best Institution in Use of Technology in Teaching-Learning Practices” and ranked 29th in the India Today survey-2017.
Many national and international projects worth around `550 lakhs, funded by different funding agencies, has been on trajectory of growth with 175 lakhs infrastructural grant for multipurpose sports complex. awards, patents, MoUs (with education institutes and industries) are signature of our resilient progress of the university. The university has a central library with Inflibnet, DelNet, OPAC, LAN and Wi-Fi facilities. The university also houses Central Analytical Instrumentation Facility and English language lab.
Improving its position in India Ranking 2016 (in 151-200 rank band) conducted by National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), the University of Kota has been placed at 78th position in the India Ranking 2017
University students are also awarded with medals in national and state level games i.e. Kabbadi, Judo, football, basketball, boxing etc. Recently, University established Swami Vivekanand, Dr. Bheem Rao Ambedkar and Vanshavali Addayan Shodh Peeth. University is also planning to establish Sindhu Addayan and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhaya Shodh Peeth in current session.
The University has conducted four convocations on June 29, 2013; March 13, 2016; April 21, 2006 and on July 20, 2017. The University has also conducted state level entrance examinations – PTET 2016 and BSTC 2017. The University is developing its adopted village Dungarjya as a Smart Village.