Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya Sagar (A Central University), formerly University of Saugor, was established on 18th July 1946 by Dr. Sir Hari Singh Gour (Nov. 26, 1870 – Dec. 25, 1949). by his lifetime savings. This is the 18th University of India and the oldest university in Madhya Pradesh. University is known for its better education rather than placements in Madhya Pradesh.
Apart from conventional degrees, postgraduate and research courses, the University also offers courses in Geology, Pharmacy, Criminology & Forensic Science, Anthropology, Performing Arts, Journalism & Mass Communication, Adult Education, Electronics, Business Management, Microbiology, Biotechnology, and Computer Applications. In addition, the University offers correspondence PG Diploma courses in Environmental Marketing and Personnel Management, Criminology and Police Administration and many more.