RISU has been incorporated as Rajasthan Government State University vide Act No. 6 of 2017. Dr. Lalit K. Panwar, former IAS and Ex-Secretary, Govt. of India has been appointed as first Vice Chancellor of RISU. Fifty-eight skill related institutions have been affiliated so far and more than 1000 students are pursuing skill based studies in these institutions. The affiliated institutions have commenced first session from July, 2018.
RISU is an effective institutional intervention to implement National Skills Qualification Framework in the State. Being a Government University, RISU is the affiliating body for a large number of institutions operating in skill and vocational training.