Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, established in 1957 by the Uttar Pradesh State Universities Act, in its long eventful journey has constantly striven to live up to its motto, "आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः" (Let noble thoughts come to me from all directions) by assimilating diverse ideas, people and beliefs into its academic life. The geographical location of the University is 26.7480 degrees North (latitude), 83.3812 degrees East (longitude). The University, the first to be established in Uttar Pradesh after Independence and named after the great political thinker, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya is located in the holy city of Gorakhpur and inherits the spiritual and philosophical legacy of Buddha, Kabir and Guru Gorakshnath. Spread over 191.21 acres, it houses 06 faculties comprising of 29 departments that have been playing a significant role in imparting holistic education to the people of the Eastern region since its inception. As a residential-cum-affiliating State University it can boast of a rich academic legacy, illustrious alumni, experienced, qualified and dedicated faculty members, transparent, effective and responsive administrative set up, state-of-the art library, Wi-Fi campus, ample career growth opportunities for its students, advanced research facilities and a vibrant and safe campus. With its cherished goal of nourishing creative talent and scientific temper among its students and sensitizing them to larger socio-economic and political realities, the University aspires to contribute meaningfully to regional and national development.