Initially, a part of the University of Pune, the North Maharashtra University was established in 1990 on the 15th of August. The university has been renamed as Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University. Located about 8 km away from Jalgaon in Maharashtra the University spans an area of 660 acres on the banks of the river Girna. The campus boasts of a staggering 2 lakh trees and received the ‘Vanshree Award’ in 2000 from the Government of Maharashtra and the ‘Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Award’ in 2002 from the Ministry of Environment and Forests of the Government of India. In 2001, the University was accredited the prestigious 4 Star Status by NAAC. The University has a well-stocked library with over 50,000 books and subscriptions to about 500 magazines. The North Maharashtra University has 13 schools on the University campus. 220 colleges are affiliated to the University. The University Institute of Chemical Technology (UICT) has been ranked at the 68th position among the outstanding institutes in India for Engineering. The mission statement of the University is to impart relevant quality higher education to students, groom them to be conscious, researchers, technologists, professionals, and citizens bearing the torch for disseminating knowledge in masses for suitable socio-economic development of the society.