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 spread 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 and life size statue of Swami Vivekanand Ji, 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. Our full campus area electricity is operated through Green Energy (Solor Plant).
The University also has a separate engineering and technology Campus, which is currently offering courses leading to B.Tech. degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics & Communication, Electronics & Instrumentation, Chemical, Mechnical, Agricultural, MCA, B.Sc.Hons.CS, MBA-HA, BBA-HA, MBA, BBA.
Initially, the M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes were started in 1969 taking credit of becoming first University in the country to introduce M.Phil. programme. In 1973, Post Graduate level courses were also introduced with the modernized syllabi. Since then, the University has been progressing at a steady rate. During the VIII five years plan, introduction of self-financed courses keeping in pace with the changing demands of the society and also for human resources development, were planned. Now, there are five faculties with 22 UGC sponsored and 35 self-financed/job oriented courses being run in the campus. 252 professional colleges/institutions 109 colleges and one constituent college are affiliated to Chaudhary Charan Singh University.