The establishment of a univrsity at Rewa was proposed in 1948 by Capt.Awadhesh Pratap Singh, a national leader and the first Prime Minister of Vindhya Pradesh. The University is, therefore, named after him to give recognition to his vision. It is called Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, to give reality to Capt. Singh's vision. An ordinance was promulgated on June, 27, 1968 which was ratified by the Act to State Legislature, which in turn was given assent by the Governor on 17 October, 1969. The university is a member of the All India University Association (AIU) and Association of Common Wealth Universities (ACU).
Site and Jurisdiction
Rewa city with a population of Five lakh is located in the heart of India. It is 2131 kms, East of Bombay and 835 kms. South of Delhi. From Satna, a Central Railway Station on the Calcutta-Bombay line,it is about 51 kms.The academic jurisdiction of the University extends to seven districts of Madhya Pradesh, viz. Rewa, Satna, Sidhi, Singrauli, Shahdol, Anuppur & Umariya. 147 colleges, including a college each for Medicine, Nursing and Ayurved, are affiliated to the University.
The University Court is the supreme governing body. The Executive Council is the Chief Executive body. It consists of the Vice-Chancellor, Secretary to the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Education Department or his nominee, three members elected by the Court, six members nominated by the Chancellor, four Principals of Colleges nominated by the Chancellor by rotation according to seniority, four Deans nominated by the Chancellor and two Professors nominated by the Chancellor by rotation. The Academic Council is the Chief Academic body. His Excellency, the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, is the Chancellor of the university. The University Court has powers to override the acts of the Executive and Academic Council. The Executive Council, on its part, controls the University funds and also makes ordinances, statutes and regulations. The Academic Council constitutes Faculties and Boards of Studies to prepare papers, syllabi and also recommends ordinances, concerning admission to examinations and degrees.
Spread over 246.20 acres, the campus is about 5 km. from the main city on the Rewa-Sirmour Road. The University buildings include an Administrative Block, Department of Environmental Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, A Humanities Block, Dept.of Psychology, Ambedkar Bhawan, Life Long Learning Dept., Advait Vedant Dept., Antar Bharti Building, Community Hall, Biotechnology Dept., Law Dept., D.E.C Building , M.B.A. Dept., Computer Centre, USIC Building, Library, Guest House, Faculty Hostel, Arjun Student Home, A Gymnasium Hall, Yoga Hall, A Women's Common Room, A separate Building for Bank, A University Auditorium, Two hostels, One for boys and another for girls. The campus has two separate colonies, one for Teachers and other for Employees of the University. This university has its own stadium with facilities of turf pitches and green ground for national level cricket tournaments like Ranji trophy, Vizzy trophy, C. K. naidu trophy etc.
Primary Health Centre Building is also established within the campus. A well equipped Inter mediate School ( Class I to Class VIII ) is also established in the campus for the Children of University Employees. Our University is a fine example of excellent management of higher education in limited resources. With low paying capacity of the students, faculty crunch and financial limitations, our University is imparting quality education to students in an exemplary manner. Our students are adorning positions across the globe. We act as 'friend, philosopher and guide' for our students. We motivate and inspire them to study well. Our coaching and counselling initiatives have helped thousands of students. A University is not made of concrete structures only; it is the spirit that guides the institution which really matters. Under the present leadership of our Honourable Vice-Chancellor Prof. R.M. Mishra , the University is in the process of re-energizing itself.