About DAVV University

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), formerly University of Indore, is a premier University in Central India, has completed 54th years of establishment, educational commitment and services. It is the First State University of Madhya Pradesh which has been accredited with “A” grade by NAAC. It was established in 1964, by an Act of Legislature of Madhya Pradesh. DAVV is an affiliating State University whose jurisdiction includes seven tribal dominated districts of Indore division It is catering to the educational needs on one hand to the most industrially developed district of MP, Indore and on the other hand to the tribal and rural backward districts of the State. The University serves around 3,00,000 students every year through well qualified human resources, with diversified course structure, inter-disciplinary research and value-based education. The University is committed to following vision and mission which has been derived from its motto “Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat”


Emerge as a premier higher learning institution by creating, advancing and disseminating knowledge with collective wisdom, through value imbued holistic education for peaceful, sustainable and humane society


Educating and empowering the learners to realize their potential through righteous blending of knowledge, skills, and values for serving the society.

Academic Excellence

It occupies highest priority in this University. There are 33 teaching departments and centres offering undergraduate, post-graduate and research programs in sixteen Faculties. It is amongst the first few Universities in the country to introduce innovative and integrated courses in the area of science, engineering, technology, management, law and media. University has 294 affiliated colleges in addition to University teaching departments and centres. DAVV is also the pioneer university in starting the Self Supporting courses in the country. Out of 37 schools and centers of study, 20 schools are offering courses on self supporting basis, thus marching towards attaining considerable self reliance. All Schools/Institutes have complete academic autonomy and flexibility. The University student enrolment, profile and admission process for various courses is transparent to all stakeholders. Admissions are made through Computer Based Common Entrance Test (CET) for professional courses and merit-cum-entrance test in others. The admission tests are conducted in several cities of the country for various courses. Teaching is imparted to 10,500 students in regular courses and nearly a 1,000 students through distance education mode.