Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University is a university in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. It opened in 1987 and is named after the philosopher Maharshi Dayananda Saraswati. The university was established August, 1 1987 as the University of Ajmer. The name was changed in 1996. Jurisdiction of the university extends to the entire state of Rajasthan.In 1990, the history, political science, zoology, botany and mathematics departments were founded; in 1991 courses in environmental technology, microbiology and laboratory technology and instrumentation were started.