The word “Shekhawati” is very popular and concludes three districts of Rajasthan i.e. Sikar, Jhunjhunu, and Churu. In 2012, Rajasthan state government was announced in the new university in Sikar and name was Shekhawati University. The university was established in the year 2012 by Rajasthan Legislative Assembly by passing The Shekhawati University, Sikar Bill, 2012. University name was changed to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Shekhawati University (Hindi: पंडित दीनदयाल उपाध्याय शेखावाटी विश्वविद्यालय).
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Shekhawati University formerly known as Shekhawati University is a newly established public state university situated in the village Katrathal of the Sikar district of the Indian state Rajasthan. University is planning to start post graduation courses in the faculty of social sciences from the start of academic session 2014-2017 to cater the needs of students in Sikar and nearby districts.