Guru Ghasidas University (GGU), established by an Act of the State Legislative Assembly, was formally inaugurated on June 16, 1983. GGU is an active member of the Association of Indian Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities. The National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the University as B+ . Situated in a socially and economically challenged area, the university is appropriately named to honor the great Satnami Saint Guru Ghasidas (born in 17th century), who championed the cause of the downtrodden and waged a relentless struggle against all forms of social evils and injustice prevailing in the society.
The University is a residential cum affiliating institution, having its jurisdiction spread over Bilaspur Revenue Division of the state of Chhattisgarh.
GG University has two Campuses, Main Campus at Bilaspur and recently inaugurated Campus at Surguja (Ambikapur). The lush green sprawling main campus of the University spread over an area of 875 acres is located five kilometers away from the main Bilaspur town. River Arpa, the lifeline of Bilaspur, runs parallel to the University campus. Bilaspur is a fast Industrializing city, already having a large number of industrial units coming up in the region.
The university is structured into the following academic divisions:
Official Website: http://www.ggu.ac.in