Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University started its voyage on 6th July, 2010 - the day assent of the Governor was first published in the Kolkata Gazette. Slated to be situated in Purulia, the western-most district of Bengal, this University is the culmination of a long-cherished dream of the people of Purulia, who had for years nurtured an innate desire to have their own center of excellence, styled and moulded in tune with its geographical location and demographic set up. With a view to promote the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in various branches of learning. SKB University will foster and promote higher education with special emphasis on the study of indigenous languages as well as culture and rural development.
Dr. Dipak Ranjan Mandal
Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University (SKBU) has been named in commemoration of three gallant tribal patriots amongst whom Sidho Murmu and Kanho Murmu two brothers ignited the flicker of peasant movement (1855) before the mutiny of 1857 in Bengal, and Birsha Munda who shook the British establishment through his nonviolence movement leaving the Christian missionaries, Jagirdars and Zamindars infuriated in Chotanagpur during the late nineteen.