The North Maharashtra University is one of the upcoming universities in India, the university was established on 15th August, 1990 under the Maharashtra University Act No. XXIX of 1989 as a teaching and affiliating University. It actually started its academic and administrative activities under the leadership of Prof. Dr. N. K. Thakare, the first Vice Chancellor of the university, from academic year 1991-92. The jurisdiction of North Maharashtra University is spread over three districts of North Maharashtra i.e. Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar.
The university was shifted to its own campus in 1995.The university is situated on the banks of river "Girna" and the campus of the university is spread over a hilly terrain of 650 acres of land. Each building of the campus is well connected through tar roads constructed by the University itself. The University is also well connected to Jalgaon City by Asian Highway No. 46. The transport modes like City Bus Service, Auto Rickshaws are available for employees, students, visitors.
The campus beautification is maintained through lawns and planting various trees on the campus. More than two lac trees have been planted to conserve the natural beauty and environment of the campus, for which the university was selected for the ï¿½Vanashree Award ï¿½ 2000ï¿½ by Government of Maharashtra and ï¿½Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra (IPVM) Award-2002ï¿½ by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, New Delhi.