The University is located at a distance of 10 km from the city center. The main Campus is spread over 960 acres of land. The University has a fleet of 42 buses, 03 coaches and 07 HiAce which provides transport facilities to students and staff. The University started functioning in 1975 in rented buildings with 8 departments. Presently, it has more than 40 departments/institutes/colleges. Out of its 599 faculty members, 333 hold doctoral degrees and among its around 25,160 students, half are female.
The University offers a wide range of programs: M.A., M.Sc., MBA, M.Com., MCS, M.Phil, and Ph.D. Additionlly, in recent years, the University has taken a lead in introducing 4-Year Undergraduate programs in Science, Commerce, Business, Pharmacy, Engineering, and English Literature and Linguistics. Various short-time courses and diplomas have become popular with the general public and are offered from time to time.