|The University is named after three illustrious tribal leaders who mastered courage to put up valiant resistance against British imperialist oppression.|
On 30th June, 1855, Sidho Murmu and his brother Kanho, two great Santal rebel leaders mobilized ten thousand Santals in an uprising against British imperialist power and their Indian subordinates. The movement was brutally suppressed by the British, but it had left an indelible mark in the history of anti-British nationalist movement and also forced to initiate change in the colonizers’ policy against the colonized. The day is still celebrated among the Santal community with great respect and spirit for the thousands of the Santal martyrs who sacrificed their lives along with their two celebrated leaders to win freedom from the clutch of British rulers.
|Birsha Munda (1875-1900): A fearless leader belonging to the Munda tribe and subsequently turned into a folk hero, Birsha led a movement that sparked fire and fury against the British Raj in the tribal belt of modern Bihar and Jharkhand in the late 19th century and was honoured with a semi-divine status by his followers. So fierce and deep-seated was his attachment towards his own land, surrounded by forest on all sides that he succeeded to strike a severe blow to the British imperialist hierarchy. He was finally caught by the British on 3rd February, 1900 when he was only 25 years old and finally died in mysterious circumstances on June 9, 1900 in Ranchi Jail.|
|The University pays rich tribute to the ever lasting memory of these martyrs who, by their patriotic valour had made the posterity indebted to them.|
Sidho Kanho Birsha University (SKBU), Purulia aspires to be a premier center for advanced knowledge and top quality research. As a university located in Purulia, it strives to emulate global standards in the domain of higher education and intellectual knowhow. In today`s times, owing to technological access and communicational facilities, it is always possible to keep in touch with the rest of the global academia and therefore, SKBU as an institution of advanced learning and research has got its root firmly planted in the advancement of local knowledge and aspiring at the same to time to elevate its academic credentials in the global educational map. It is situated in a place which has been known as a remote and backward region, but since its inception, SKBU has succeeded in instilling a rippling effect of hope and acceleration in the surroundings. As a university it has acquired the faith of the people and it has generated the required momentum of advancement and thirst for higher education. In other words, this university has ushered in hope and optimism and it has restored faith among the youth about their future.