A central university or a union university in India is established by Act of Parliament and are under the purview of the Department of Higher Education in the Union Human Resource Development Ministry. In general, universities in India are recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. In addition, 15 Professional Councils are established, controlling different aspects of accreditation and coordination. Central universities, in addition, are covered by the Central Universities Act, 2009, which regulates their purpose, powers governance.

 

S.No University State Location Established
1 Rajiv Gandhi University Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar 1985
2 Assam University Assam Silchar 1994
3 Tezpur University Assam Tezpur 1994
4 Central University of South Bihar Bihar Gaya 2009
5 Mahatma Gandhi Central University North Bihar Bihar Motihari 2016
6 Nalanda University Bihar Rajgirnear Nalanda 2010
7 Guru Ghasidas University Chhattisgarh Bilaspur 1983
8 Indira Gandhi National Open University Delhi New Delhi 1985
9 Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi New Delhi 1920
10 Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi New Delhi 1969
11 University of Delhi Delhi New Delhi 1922
12 Central University of Gujarat Gujarat Gandhinagar 2009
13 Central University of Haryana Haryana Mahendragarh 2009
14 Central University of Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh Dharamsala 2009
15 Central University of Jammu Jammu and Kashmir Jammu 2011
16 Central University of Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar 2009
17 Central University of Jharkhand Jharkhand Ranchi 2009
18 Central University of Karnataka Karnataka Gulbarga 2009
19 Central University of Kerala Kerala Kasaragod 2009
20 Dr. Hari Singh Gour University Madhya Pradesh Sagar 1946
21 Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Madhya Pradesh Amarkantak 2007
22 Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Maharashtra Wardha 1997
23 Central Agricultural University Manipur Imphal 1993
24 Manipur University Manipur Imphal 1980
25 North Eastern Hill University Meghalaya Shillong 1973
26 Mizoram University Mizoram Aizawl 2000
27 Nagaland University Nagaland Lumami 1994
28 Central University of Orissa Odisha Koraput 2009
29 Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry 1985
30 Central University of Punjab Punjab Bathinda 2009
31 Central University of Rajasthan Rajasthan Ajmer 2009
32 Sikkim University Sikkim Gangtok 2007
33 Central University of Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Tiruvarur 2009
34 Indian Maritime University Tamil Nadu Chennai 2008
35 English and Foreign Languages University Telangana Hyderabad 1958
36 Maulana Azad National Urdu University Telangana Hyderabad 1998
37 University of Hyderabad Telangana Hyderabad 1974
38 Tripura University Tripura Agartala 1987
39 Aligarh Muslim University Uttar Pradesh Aligarh 1920
40 Allahabad University Uttar Pradesh Allahabad 1887
41 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Uttar Pradesh Lucknow 1996
42 Banaras Hindu University Uttar Pradesh Varanasi 1916
43 Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University Uttar Pradesh Jhansi 2014
44 Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University Uttar Pradesh Raebareli 2013
45 Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Uttarakhand Srinagar 1973
46 Visva-Bharati University West Bengal Santiniketan 1921