Chaudhary Charan Singh University (formerly, Meerut University) was established in 1965, to cater to the needs of higher education in western Uttar Pradesh. The University celebrated its silver jubilee in 1991. Presently, it is one of the premier educational institutions of the country encompassing a vast, beautiful and pollution-free campus which sprawls over 222 acres of land having vast playgrounds and experimental fields, botanical garden, rose garden with life-size statue of the late Prime Minister Ch. Charan Singh, Gymnasium, Indoor Stadium, well equipped Library, Hostels for both girls and boys, Administrative Block, Spacious Auditorium, Guest House, Community Center, Medical Center, Residential Quarters for faculty members and employees, Canteen, Bank and Post office. The teaching department belonging to different faculties, are housed in spacious buildings and have well-equipped laboratories and advanced facilities. The University also has a separate engineering college, which is currently offering courses leading to B.Tech. degree in several different branches of engineering.
A distinct feature of the academic program is the semester system and continuous evolution of the students through quizzes, tests and seminars. The academic program exposes the students to practical aspects through computer labs, seminars, group discussions and lectures of experts invited from other institutions. The recognition of the university is due to the efforts of well-qualified and committed faculty members who have been providing quality education to postgraduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. students. The University has also made a mark in the field of sports, and our students are second to none in their achievements.
The University has always been proud of its alumni who are occupying high positions of great responsibilities and distinction in educational and research institutions in India and abroad as well as administrative positions in the industries, defense and civil services. The success of the students of the university in NET, GATE, ARS, GRE and other examinations such as civil and administrative services etc. speak of the standard and quality of education provided by the university. The research activities in the various departments of the university are supported by grants in the form of research projects sanctioned by UGC, DBT, DST, ICAR, AICTE, UPSTC, CSIR and other funding agencies of the central and state governments.