Nehru Gram Bharati (Deemed to be University) occupies an esteemed place among the rural universities of India for over decades now. Established on 27th June 2008, it is one of the promising institutes in the State of Uttar Pradesh situated at the bank of river Ganges. It was basically conceived by our Ist Prime Minister of India, Late Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, who laid the foundation stone of Nehru Gram Bharati on 26th July 1962 in the village of Rishi Durvasha Ashram, Kotwa-Jamunipur, Dubawal Complex of his phulpur constituency in Allahabad District. His dream was translated into reality by Sri J.N. Mishra, who had a clear vision and dedication to the cause of upliftment of rural masses through education.
As on date, the campus has emerged as a prominent establishment of professional, technical education and traditional education for meeting the aspirations of youth from rural as well as urban areas. To begin with Rajiv Gandhi Degree College was established in the year 1996 and upgraded to Rajiv Gandhi Post Graduate College from the academic session 2000-01 which subsequently merged into the Nehru Gram Bharati (Deemed to be University) in 2008-09 after University Grants Commission recommended to the Ministry of Human Resource & Development for granting it Deemed to be University Status. The MHRD notified vide its gazette Notification no. F.9-42/2005-43(A) dated as 27th June 2008 bestowing the Deemed to be University status to Nehru Gram Bharati.
The Nehru Gram Bharati (Deemed to be University) is composed of six campuses encircling approximately 76 acres of land spread over within a radius of about 5 Kilometers.