Vinoba Bhave University is the fruit of a decade long people’s endeavours. It’s roots lay in St. Columba`s College with teaching in History and Economics when Post-graduate courses were started in 1972 Subsequently, it was converted into Post Graduate Centre of Ranchi University . By January 1983, post graduate teaching in four more subjects-English, Hindi Political science and Mathematics was begun on the approval of the Government of Bihar. In 1985, the Bihar state named it after the father of Bhoodan Movement, Sant Vinoba Bhave. Finally, by Act 3 of 1990 the Bihar state assembly amended the Bihar state Universities Act 1976, adding Vinoba Bhave University having its territorial jurisdiction over the entire North Chhotanagpur Division with its headquarters at Hazaribag.