Swami Vivekanand Subharti University is a University under Section 2(f) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 set up under the Swami Vivekanand Subharti Vishwavidyalaya Uttar Pradesh Adhiniyam, 2008 (U.P. Act No. 29 of 2008) as passed by the Uttar Pradesh Legislature and assented to by the Hon'ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh in September 2008.
The University has been established under the aegis of Subharti K.K.B. Charitable Trust, Meerut, which has acquired a commendable record of service in the field of Education, Health care and Social welfare.
The main campus of the University is in the National Capital Region, strategically situated on National Highway 58, Delhi-Meerut-Haridwar Bypass Road, Meerut. The campus, aptly called Subhartipuram, is spread over a sprawling area of about 250 acres of land comprising magnificent buildings, lush green lawns and vibrant surroundings with over 8000 people, determined to make this a ‘Jewel’ in the Crown of the Nation.
The University has several constituent colleges which provide higher education in almost all the disciplines like Medical, Dental, Paramedical, Pharmacy, Engineering, Management, Law, Journalism, Education, Arts and Science, thus engaged in creating highly qualified, academically and technically proficient professionals.
The University has also started a number of courses through Distance Education, approved by Joint Committee of UGC, AICTE and DEC.
In exercise of the powers vested under section 7 (b) of the Act, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University has established the Directorate of Distance Education to help those who want to pursue higher studies, but are unable to do so through regular mode of education due to job constraints, family commitments or remoteness of location.
The Distance Education Council of Government of India has accorded recognition to the University for offering programmes through distance education mode also vide letter no. DEC/Recog/2009/3174 dated 09.09.2009, on the recommendation of the Joint Committee of the University Grants Commission, All India Council for Technical Education and Distance Education Council. Accordingly, the University has started Distance Education programmes at undergraduate and post-graduate levels with effect from the academic year 2009-10 in various disciplines.
As per UGC letter no. F.9.37/2008(CPP-1) dated 06.02.2009, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, being a State approved private University u/s 2(f) of UGC Act 1956, is competent to award degrees specified in section 22 of the UGC Act 1956. The programmes conducted by the University through distance education are identical in content to the courses offered through the normal mode. Consequently, as per Government of India Gazette Notification No. 44, F.No.18-15/93-TD.V/TS-IV dated 01.03.1995, the degrees awarded by the University through distance education stand automatically recognized for all purposes, including employment to posts and services under the Central Government.