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, was appointed as first Vice Chancellor of RISU. One Hundred skill related institutions have been affiliated so far and more than 3000 students are pursuing skill based studies in these institutions. The affiliated institutions have commenced Third session from July, 2020.
RISU is an effective institutional intervention to implement National Skills Qualification Framework in the State.