The University of Kota was established in the year 2003 in a culturally rich heritage city Kota situated on the bank of holy river Chambal. The University came into existence through enactment of Government of Rajasthan vide order No. F.21 (2)Edu-4/2003 dated 29-0902003 under the provision of Section-4(1) AND 50(1) of the University of Kota, Kota Act, 2003.
Presently, 175 colleges of six districts of the State, namely, Kota, Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar, Karauliand Sawai Madhopur are under the territorial jurisdiction of the University. The University has six faculties, namely, Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Commerce and Management, Law and Education. Various academic programmes are also being run at the campus and in the affiliated colleges of the University. Courses, namely, M.B.A., M.I.B., M.C.A., M.Sc. (Pure Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Physics-Energy, Wildlife Life and Life Sciences), M.S.W., M.A./M.Sc. (Geography and Military Science) M.A. (Sociology and Heritage, Museologyand Management), M.Phil. (Commerce, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Political Science and Sociology), Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS, LL.M., M.P.Ed., Ph.D. Programmes (Accountancy & Business Statistics, Economic Administration and Financial Management, Business Administration/Management, Law, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Music, Urdu, Drawing and Painting, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Physics, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Geography, History, Home Science, Education, Library and Information Science, etc.) are being run in the university campus.