Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) is a public university located at Rohtak, Haryana, India. Established in 1976 and named after the great saint Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati, the varsity is a premier institution of higher education in the region. The university offers courses in different fields of study at undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral levels. Besides offering courses at campus, it also acts as an affiliating university and provides several programs through various colleges, institutes and centers throughout the region. The colleges of districts Bhiwani, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Mahendergarh, Rewari, Rohtak, and Sonepat are affiliated to the university.