Jai Narain Vyas University (JNVU) Jodhpur was established in 1962 as University of Jodhpur inaugurated by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the President of India. Jai Narain Vyas University is a residential university but the Colleges situated within the municipal limits of Jodhpur are affiliated to the University. Date of UGC recognition as university in 1962.
The University is proud of the fact that it has recognized several National Institutes located in Jodhpur for pursuing research leading to Ph.D. degrees. Three other centers working in the fields of Art, Culture , History and Heritage are also recognized by the University.