Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, established in 1976 as a residential University with the objective of promoting inter-disciplinary higher education and research with special emphasis on studies of environmental, ecological and life sciences, is making rapid progress to emerge as a leading educational institution of the nation. Now it is a teaching-cum-affiliating university with a formidable track record in academics, research, literacy and cultural activities, and sports. Currently, there are 38 Post-Graduate Departments and 11 Faculties in the University. Territorial jurisdiction of the University extends to 10 districts of Southern Haryana. The Directorate of Distance Education is providing quality education to the students with its traditional UG/ PG courses as well as Information Technology and Management programmes. Excellent standards of teaching and research, well-qualified faculty members, effective administrative functioning, congenial academic environment, pulsating campus life, key national and international linkages, timely holding of examinations and time-bound declaration of results, ample avenues for holistic development of personality of the students, a community-service approach, special emphasis on providing opportunities for students of rural background, girl students, and students from marginalized communities, administrative mechanism based on e-governance etc. are the salient features of this University.