Amravati University was established on Maharashtra Day, the 1st May 1983 to cater to mostly the educational needs of rural population of western Vidarbha. The university has its jurisdiction within five districts of Vidarbha viz. Amravati, Akola, Yavatmal, Buldana and Washim. By now, this sapling has grown into a gigantic tree having about 4 lacs students. It is noteworthy to state that the University has a lush green campus of 470.63 acres with 28 Teaching Departments, a conducted Model Degree College at Buldana and four Faculties satisfying the knowledge appetite of the students. The University pays special attention towards education upliftment of the backwards and the downtrodden.
SantGadge Baba Amravati University has been determined and committed to create a human resource capable of converting challenges into opportunities through imparting training to youth in various aspects of skill development. As such it addresses to all dimensions of higher teaching learning process towards making of the learners; the ideal citizens, the academic leaders and the global entrepreneurs to represent the Leader Indian in the 21st Century.
The vision of the University is student centric. The Students Welfare Section truly incarnates this vision by providing the students, a platform for multidimensional and multi-faceted development. For University, the youth is a source of strength, where their vigour is harnessed to nation building and socially relevant activities to build and egalitarian society.
University's efforts towards excellence are supplemented by substantial grants from various funding agencies like UGC, DST, DBT, AICTE, DRDO, DAE, RGSTC, etc. the university has a special recognition by way of collaborations with the premier institutes in and outside the country. The university has been inclined to create necessary infrastructure conducive to the teaching learning. The University Library is a fundamental source of knowledge that helps students from different corners in their Endeavour of learning. The library has been almost computerized and the students can access the desired information from home with the ease of a click. The library has voluminous online journals facilitating the researchers across the nation.
It is not only the academics but the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities also been given prime importance in developing student's personality and character. Facilities for games and sports like swimming pool of international standard, playfields for various games and a boost to cultural activities are well reflected in participation and performance of the students at national and international level.
The University has been re-accreditated by NAAC in the year 2010 with "B" grade (CGPA 2.63) Since then, the University is striving to bring-in the academic and administrative quality measures by implementing the recommendations of the NAAC team. Most of them have been brought into practice. The University has been re-accreditated (3rd Cycle) by NAAC in 2016 with "A" grade (CGPA 3.07)
University campus is having other facilities like Canteen, Post Office, Bank, Employment Bureau & Transportation Services of Municipal Corporation; Amravati is available from 6.00 AM to 9.00 PM.