Banasthali Vidyapith is a fully residential women's university which offers an integrated system extending from the primary to the Ph.D. level. It is the largest residential university for women in the world and indeed not just a pride of India but a true nation builder. Banasthali Vidyapith was founded on October 6, 1935 by eminent freedom fighters and educationists, Pt. Hiralal Shastri the first Chief Minister of state of Rajasthan and Smt. Ratan Shastri The institution is known world over for its dedication to the noble cause of women education and was declared as an institution 'deemed to be university' in 1983. The Vidyapith has been able to improve its infrastructure vastly. Much of this was made possible by generous support of Vidyapith well-wishers. State Bank of India, Mahindra and Mahindra, Bajaj Foundation, ICICI Bank, Kanoria Group, Bank of Nova Scotia, Artech-Dalmia etc. have already done generous philanthropy under CSR. Banasthali Vidyapith is the first University in India that has started 'Centre for Financial Planning Training and Research for Women' and has started receiving CSR grants from corporate to support financial literacy for women through free workshops, e-learning modules and knowledge creation through research papers, course inclusion in MBA/BBA and doctoral research in financial planning.
It is situated 72 km south west of the capital Jaipur of Rajasthan. Newai is a major town close to the university. Banasthali Vidyapith is a center of learning for girls from nursery to post-graduate stage, offering them modern education together with India's cultural and traditional values.