Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University/ Purvanchal University, is in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh. It was established in 1987 as a residential-cum-affiliating university. It is named after Shri Veer Bahadur Singh, the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
The university is engaged in research through MoU with foreign and local universities, organizations and institutions. Many of its departments are identified by UGC as Centres of Excellence.
Started with 69 affiliated colleges, the university has widened its spectrum of activities with 470+ affiliated graduate and post-graduate colleges and students enrollment of nearly 500,000 Plus as on ( 2013-14 ) in 12 districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. The infrastructure development, achievement of academic excellence, quality assurance in the higher education and socio-economic development of this highly backward and rural region are the priority areas for the university.