Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the President of India inaugurated the then University of Jodhpur on 24th August, 1962. In his inaugural address the Hon'ble President revered Prof. Radha Krishnan desired and defined the goals and objective of the then Jodhpur University now J.N.V.U :: " That the young people, who will be educated in this university , will go forward not as prisoners of the past, but as pilgrims of the future; will develop in them a spirit of dedication, a spirit of renunciation, a spirit of whole-hearted, single-minded concentration on the advancement of the knowledge, whether in science or humanities."
Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur was established in 1962 as University of Jodhpur. There are four Government Colleges of Jodhpur became part of the University
Jai Narain Vyas University is a residential university but the Colleges situated within the municipal limits of Jodhpur are affiliated to the University. Date of UGC recognition as university July 14, 1962.