Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), formerly Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, was established by the Government of the NCT of Delhi through an Act of the Delhi Legislature. The University began functioning in August 2008. It is a Unitary non-affiliating University whose main focus is on undergraduate and postgraduate studies and on research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. It is completely funded by the State Government of the NCT of Delhi The University is now declared eligible to receive Central Government Assistance. The university has been graded 'A' by National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
AUD is a multi-campus University with planned facilities across the city. AUD presently has two campuses - in Kashmere Gate and in Karampura, where 40 undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes are currently on offer.
The Kashmere Gate campus is housed in the erstwhile Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University campus, along with Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University. The historical campus originally built for Delhi College of Engineering also houses the 300-year-old Dara Shikoh library. It is located close to the Delhi Vidhan Sabha, Old Delhi Railway Station, St. James' Church, Delhi and Red Fort. It is accessible by the red and the yellow line of Delhi Metro. It is a five minutes walk from the Kashmere Gate metro station.
The Directorate of Higher Education, Government of the NCT of Delhi is in the process of handing over the old campus of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College of University of Delhi in the Karampura area of West Delhi to AUD. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College will move to its new campus in Dwarka.