The Vinoba Bhave University is located at Hazaribagh, India, and is funded by the Government of India. The university came into existence on 17 September 1992 after the bifurcation of Ranchi University as a teaching-cum-affiliating university. The university offers courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
The Governor of Jharkhand is the chancellor of Vinoba Bhave University. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London. The UGC, New Delhi recognized the university and registered it under section 12B of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.