Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, vide its Notification No. F-9-42/2005-u.3(A) dated 27th June 2008 has made dream project of Late Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru a reality by notifying Nehru Gram Bharati Vishwavidyalaya under section 3 of UGC Act 1956. With this notification Rajiv Gandhi Post Graduate College, Kotwa - Jamunipur, Allahabad stands elevated to the status of Vishwavidyalaya from the session 2008-2009.
It may be recollected that on 26th July 1962 Late Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru the then Prime Minister of India laid the foundation stone of the "Nehru Gram Bharati" at village Dubawal near Jamunipur-Kotwa of his Phulpur Parliamentary constituency. On this occasion addressing the gathering, he emphasized the need of vocational, technical and professional education apart from conventional one. He promised his electorate that the children's of Kisans need not to go to the cities for higher education, instead, would be educated and trained in the rural institutes, which is being setup in the village itself. These boys and girls will also get employment/self employment opportunities in their own villages. He also hoped that such rural institutes would come up in other part of the country also.
The Nehru Gram Bharati University is a society registered under societies Registration Act. 1860 with registration No. 1117/2006-2007 dated 02/01/2007. It has also been registered u/s 12AA of Indian Income Tax Act 1951 and exempted from Income Tax u/s 80G vide registration No. 58-59/359/12AA & 80G(5)(VI)/still/Allahabad -/2007-08.