Sidho Kanho Birsha University (SKBU), Purulia named after three illustrious tribal leaders – Sidho, his brother Kanho and Birsha Munda was established in 2010. Sidho Kanho Birsha University has its root firmly grounded while trying to emulate global standards in its academia. Though it is located in a place which is economically and socially backward but it has successfully been able to rope in students from all backgrounds thereby making the region intellectually rich. The University now provides postgraduate courses in 20 subjects in Arts and Science. It also provides certificate and diploma courses in Chhou, Jhumur, South Asian Studies and Women's Studies.