RAJA BIRENDRA BAHADUR SINGH and RANI PADMAVATI DEVI- the then rulers of Khairagarh princely estate were the inspiration behind the inception of this unique university which is named after their beloved daughter, Princess INDIRA(see left). The main building of the University is housed in the donated palace.
Late Priya Darshani Indira Gandhi, who later became the Prime Minister of India inaugurated the University on October 14, 1956. This is the oldest University of Chhattisgarh and celebrated Golden Jubilee on 14th October 2006. University is situated in the Central Part of India in Chhattisgarh at Khairagarh. Khairagarh is surrounded by three rivers and provides a tranquil and serene atmosphere to the student-artists. The campus of this University presents a rare example of fraternity and brotherhood. Teachers and students of different Faculties are from different parts of Country and various cultural backgrounds. Their presence at the campus makes Khairagarh town a real heterogeneous place.