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14 Famous Universities of Bihar

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Bihar is a state which once had the world’s top university Nalanda Vishwa Vidyalaya, later ruined by Turkey King due to some ego issues now has again developed many universities and educational institutes which are helping in educating and developing student’s future.

Here are some top universities of Bihar 

1. Indian Institute of Technology Patna

IIT Patna started its new session in its campus in 2015. It was laid by Kapil Sibal in 2011 and inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in 2015. The campus is located at Amhara, Bihta, 35 km from Patna city. The campus covers the area of 501 acres.

Famous Universities of Bihar
IIT Patna, University in Bihar

Rankings

QS (BRICS) ranked 141 in 2019

NIRF (Overall) ranked 58 in 2019

NIRF (Engineering) ranked 22 in 2019

Academics – Undergraduate Programs in Bachelor of technology

Institute provides Bachelors degree in following disciplines – Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Institute has 225 seats for above-mentioned courses, and you can enter the college by clearing Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advanced.

Institute also provides some Postgraduate programs in Master of Technology and PhD.

MTech programs offered by the institute in following disciplines – Mathematics and Computing, Nanotechnology, Mechatronics, Computer Science and Engineering, Communication Systems Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, VLSI and Embedded Systems, Mechanical engineering. You can take admission in MTech through GATE exam and then you need to appear for an interview, and for PhD you need a master’s degree and prior academics achievements.

2. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna  

AIIMS Patna was previously known as Jaya Prakash Narayan All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna (JPNAIIMS). It’s a medical college and medical research public institute. AIIMS Patna is located in Phulwari Sharif, Patna, Bihar. The institute was laid by Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, on 3 January 2004, and it was opened in September 2012. The campus covers the area of 134 acres.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, AIIMS

Rankings and affiliations

Member of Medical Council of India.

AAA rating in Universities.

Ranked 5th among AIIMS Colleges in India

Country Rank-139 by UniRank

World Rank-5000 by UniRank

Recognised by UGC

Academics – The Institute provides courses in two main streams Nursing and Medicine & Health Sciences. There is a total of four subjects for MBBS –  Anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and community medicine. Institute provides a specialty in 17 areas – cardiology, cardiothoracic vascular surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, gastroenterology, nephrology (with dialysis), endocrinology and nuclear medicine. You can take admission to the institute through the NEET exam. 

3. Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University    

Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University also known as Rajendra Agricultural University is located in Suma, Samastipur district, Bihar. The institute was laid by Lord Curzon on 1 April 1905, in 1918 it received imperial status and in 2016 the institute graded to a central university.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, Agricultural University

Rankings and affiliations

Country Rank-231

World Rank-6739

AAA Rating in Universities

Recognised by UGC

Member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Recognized by Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR)

Academics – The University provides six Undergraduate programs, thirty-three Postgraduate programs, and eighteen Ph.D. programs. University is divided into 14 departments – Agronomy, Entomology, Agricultural Economics, Nematology, Soil Science, Extension Education, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Forestry, Plant Pathology, Agri Biotechnology, and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Soil, and Water Engineering, Farm Machinery & Power, Processing & Food Engineering. Entrance exam through which you can select any course in the university is based on the marks scored in Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE).

4. National Institute of Technology, Patna

NIT Patna formerly Bihar School of Engineering started its humble beginning in 1886. It was renamed to NIT Patna on 28 January 2004. The campus is located at the southern bank of the river Ganges. The campus covers the area of 40 acres.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, NIT Patna

Rankings

19th among all the other NITs

NIRF (Engineering) ranked 92 in 2020

Academics – Undergraduate Programs in Bachelor of technology.

Institute provides a Bachelors degree in the following disciplines – Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Institute has 775 seats for the above-mentioned courses, and you can enter the college by Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advanced.

Institute also provides some Postgraduate programs Master of Technology and Ph.D.

MTech programs offered by the institute in following disciplines – Computational Mathematics, Nanoscience and Technology, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering. You can take admission to MTech through the GATE exam and then you need to appear for an interview, and for Ph.D. you need a master’s degree and prior academics achievements.

Institute also provides some Five Years Integrated Programs. M.Sc. programs offered by the institute are- Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics                 

5. Central University of South Bihar

Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) is one of the sixteenth universities established by the Central Government under the act of the Central University Act. It is located in Panchanpur, Gaya. The University is spread over the area of 300 acres.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, Central University of South Bihar

Ranking – CUSB ranked as University according to NAAC accreditation.

Academics – CUSB offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in many studies. The University consists of School of Human Science, School of Language and Literature, School of Social Science and policy, School of Earth Biological and Environmental Science, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, School of Media Art and Aesthetic, School of Education, School of Law and Governance. Admission in the University is done through a common entrance test, Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET).

6. Magadh University

Magadh University was established 58 years ago in the year 1962 by Satyendra Narayan Sinha. The university is located in Bodh Gaya, Bihar in which over 150 teaching staff in the university and more than 2000 teaching staff are posted in its constituent colleges. The main campus has a sprawling campus of 460 acres of land.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, Magadh University

Rankings and Affiliation:

Approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)

Accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

Recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC)

Ranked 10th in between 25 recognized higher-education institutions in Bihar.

Country Rank- 364 by Unirank

World Rank- 8074 by UniRank

Academics: This Institute provides education in many programmes like UG programmes, PG programmes, Vocational programmes and One-year programmes also in the field of science, humanities, commerce and social science with the help of its 44 constituent colleges, 85 affiliated colleges and 24 PG departments. You can take admission in this university by applying directly on the university website and give the respective exam for the course you want to join. Admission in this university is purely based on a rank basis.

7. Veer Kunwar Singh University

Named after well-known freedom fighter, Kunwar Singh, this university was established on 22nd October 1992 under the Bihar University act 1976 at Arrah, Bihar. It was founded by the renowned politician and former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, Veer Kunwar singh University

Rankings and Affiliation:

Ranked 11th in between 25 recognizes higher education universities in Bihar.

Country Rank-367 by UniRank

World Rank-8094 by UniRank

Recognized by UGC(University Grants Commission)

Accredited by National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE)

Affiliated by Bar Council of India(BCI).

Member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Academics: VKSU is a coeducational institution for higher education which offers several areas of study in the Department of Social Science, Commerce, Science, Humanities, and Vocational with the help of various UG and PG courses like D.C.A, B. Ed., MBA, MCA, BCA, BBA, BSc. and so on with the help of 17 constituent colleges and one affiliated college receiving financial assistance from the University Grants Commission (UGC).

8. Lalit Narayan Mithila University

Lalit Narayan Mithila University is a public university located in Darbhanga, Bihar. Institute was initially functioned from Mohanpur House at Sara Mohanpur village when it began in 1972. Later it was shifted in the year 1975 to campus which belongs to Raj Darbhanga. There are more than 400 faculties engaged in research and teaching and the campus is spread over 230 acres with every support and facility for teachers and students.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, Mithila University

Ranking and Affiliation:

Recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC)

Approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)

Accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and Bar Council of India (BCI)

Country Rank-407 by UniRank

World Rank-8462 by UniRank

Academics: Institute has 43 constituent colleges and 25 affiliated colleges besides 2 government colleges named Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital and Rural Institute which offers various courses like B.A, B.Com., B.Sc., B. Ed., LL.B, and MBBS at UG level and M. A, M. Sc., M. Com., MCA, MD and MS at PG level. It also offers D. Sc., D. Lit., and Ph. D. Admission is purely merit-based and entrance-based.                                 

9. Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari

Mahatma Gandhi Central University (MGCU) is a central university established in the year 2014 which is the second central university after the Central University of South Bihar(CUSB) situated in Motihari, Bihar. Its campus is being developed on a huge 310 acres of land which has over 7 schools and 20 departments.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, Mahatma Gandhi Central University

Ranking and affiliation: 620 by EduRank

Country rank-437 by UniRank

World rank-8674 by UniRank

Officially recognized/accredited by University Grants Commission (UGC)

Member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Academics: This public-private partnership university offers 14 courses across 4 streams and has approximately 450+ seats for these various courses. Institute gives admission to its students by conducting an entrance exam for various UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs. There are 4 UG, 22 PG, 20 Ph.D., and 19 M. Phil. Programs of study at this university.

10. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University  

Popularly known as B.R Ambedkar Bihar University was established in the year 1960 and is locates at the Muzaffarpur city of Bihar state. It is a reputed and popular university in Bihar which provides both part-time and full-time courses. It also provides distance education for students who cannot come to classes.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, Babasaheb Ambedkar University

Ranking and Affiliation:

Approved by University Grants Commission (UGC)

Accredited Grade “B” by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Affiliated by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Country Rank-217 by UniRank

World Rank-6530 by UniRank.

Academics: Institute has 39 constituent colleges, 17 affiliated colleges, 2 business management colleges which also offers distance education in a total of 59 various UG, PG and Research level courses like Doctoral, Professional and Vocational courses. Candidates can apply both online and offline for admission to this institution for studying about 246 courses across 11 streams.                   

11. Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science 

Popularly known as IGIMS is a prestigious institution which was established on 19th November 1983 located in capital city Patna, Bihar is an autonomous organization following the pattern AIIMS, Delhi to fulfill the objective of providing super specialty medical facilities in Bihar. The campus is spread over 130.20 acres of land.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical science

Ranking and Affiliation:

Received affiliation of medical college from MCI in September 2011

Approved by University Grants Commission (UGC)

Rated “AAA” as top Universities in India 2019 and 2020

Country Rank-464 by UniRank

World Rand-8889 by UniRank

Academics: Institute provides education in the field of medicine and conducts many medicinal and health research in Bihar offering 120 recognized MBBS seats and the highest number of super-specialty seats in Bihar. It provides education in the medical field for several Diploma, UG, PG and Doctoral programs like MBBS, MD, MS, DM, DNB, Ph.D,M.Ch, and various paramedical degrees. Admission in this institution is purely based on the scores obtained in NEET exams conducted by NTE.                         

12. Chanakya National Law University 

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) is one of the greatest government Institutions for legal education. It was established in 2006 by the state government of Bihar. CNLU is located in the capital of Bihar (Patna). As being on the list of the top Law Universities in India, many of their ex-students are on a high post.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, Chanakya law university

Ranking – Chanakya National Law University is ranked among top universities, providing legal education. CNLU is an A grade NAAC certified University. The University is carrying the fame of success for many years. The University is afflicted with the Bar Commission of India and the University Grants Commission.

Academics – CNLU offers a 5-year course for undergraduate students to pursue their higher education. The courses offered by the University, B.A., LL.B(Hons)/B.B.A, LL.B(Hons). For admission, students have to qualify the national level CLAT exam. CNLU offers 140 seats in which 10 seats are reserved for NRI. The University also provides one-year Post-graduate programs like LL.M course.

13. Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University

Formerly known as Bhagalpur University which was later named after famous freedom fighter Tilka Manjhi in the year 1991 is a public university that was established on 12 July 1960 is located in Bhagalpur, Bihar over a huge lush green campus of around 264 acres. It is one of the premier institutions in Bihar which provides 16 certificates and 6 vocational courses.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University

Rankings and Affiliation:

Accredited by National Assessment of Accreditation Council (NAAC)

Approved by University Grants Commission (UGC)

Affiliated by Bar Council of India (BCI).

Member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

Member of Association of Indian Universities(AIU).

Affiliated by Medical Council of India(MCI).

Country Rank-481 by UniRank.

605 by EduRank.

World Rank-8973 by UniRank.

Academics: University has 12 affiliated colleges,11 constituent colleges,14 B.Ed.colleges, six faculties: social science, science, law, humanities, commerce and management studies. University also has five research centres: Agro-Economic Research Centre, Centre of Bioinformatics, Research Service Centre, Centre for Regional Studies and University Computer Centre.                     

14. Aryabhatta Knowledge University

Located in Mithapur, Patna is a collegiate public state university named after great Indian astronomer and mathematician Aryabhatta. It was established for the management and development of the education system in the field of technical, medical, allied professional education and management in the year 2010.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, Aryabhatta Knowledge University

Rankings and Affiliation:

Country Rank-504 by UniRank.

World Rank-9153 by UniRank.

Recognised by University Grants Commission (UGC).

Accredited by National Assessment of Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Academics: University provides various UG, PG, and Ph.D. courses of about 306 courses across 14 streams in Technical, Management, and Medical by its 56 engineering and pharmacy colleges, 33 educational colleges, 8 community colleges, 11 vocational colleges, 12 medical colleges, and 36 nursing colleges. Admissions to these courses are entirely done based on merit scored by the university’s entrance test.

15. Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University

Located in Madhepura, Bihar is an affiliating institution established in the year 1992 and was founded by former Chief Minister and renowned politician of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Famous Universities of Bihar
University in Bihar, Bhupendera Narayan University

Ranking and Affiliation:

Approves by University Grants Commission (UGC).

Member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Affiliated by Bar Council of India (BCI).

Member of Medical Council of India (MCI).

Country Rank-641 by UniRank

World Rank-10119 by UniRank.

Academics: University conducts various technical and vocational UG and PG courses in the stream of Commerce, Science, Arts, Medical, and Engineering fields of study. Institute has over 14 affiliated colleges,14 constituent colleges, 2 medical colleges, and 2 teachers training colleges. The process of application is online and admission is done on the merit of clearing the entrance exam conducted by the state Common Entrance Test (CET).

Snehal Mishra

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