Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, established in 1957 and the first University to be established in Uttar Pradesh after Independence has constantly striven to live up to its motto, “Let noble thoughts come to me from all directions” assimilating diverse ideas, people and beliefs into its academic and corporate lives. Named after the great political thinker, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, the University is located in the city of Gorakhpur and inherits the spiritual, philosophical, patriotic, philanthropic legacy of Buddha, Kabir and Guru Gorakshnath, Bismil, Hanuman Prasad Poddar and the Geeta Press. Spread over 190.96 acres, it houses seven Faculties comprising of thirty departments that have played a significant role in imparting holistic education to the people of the Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Western Bihar, and Nepal since its inception. As a residential-cum-affiliating State University whose academic jurisdiction spreads across three districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh it can boast of a rich academic legacy, illustrious alumni, experienced, qualified and dedicated faculty members, transparent and effective administrative set up, state-of-the art library, ample career growth opportunities, advanced research facilities and a vibrant and safe campus.
With more than 12000 registered students out of which more than 50% are women the University has successfully introduced a plethora of path-breaking schemes and programs for imparting holistic education to its students. The University is acclaimed nation-wide for conducting and promoting quality research, exceptional teaching and learning processes, national and international awardees, sports activities and recognitions, engagement in outreach and extension activities, robust student support system, placements in reputed government and private organizations and transparent and effective governance.
The University is equipped with facilities like automated Central Library, ICT enabled class-rooms, state-of the-art laboratories, Incubation centre, Health Centre, separate hostels for men and women, facilities for sports and games, environmental friendly campus, gender sensitive ambience and ragging- free atmosphere.
The University aspires to excel as a University of Excellence in the coming years by combining value based ethical education with modern scientific education and march ahead in the path of academic progress contributing to the social, economic, political, cultural and educational development of the region.