Universities in Bihar

In terms of geographical size, Bihar is the 12th largest state in India located in the eastern part of the country. Traditionally, the state has been one of the major centers of education with a literacy rate of 47.53% as per the 2001 census. Bihar is home to the University of Nalanda, which is among the earliest universities of India that dates back to the 5th century. The universities in Bihar have been important centers for higher learning and various research works for many years. There are twelve recognized universities in the state of Bihar and among these the University of Patna is the oldest and the most prominent.

The universities in Bihar offer a wide range of courses to students who wish to pursue their higher studies. In addition to offering the conventional degree programs, the various Bihar universities have come up with several career oriented courses. In conjunction with under graduate, post graduate and doctoral programs, students can also pursue diploma and certificate courses that are exclusively designed for job purpose.

Types of Universities in Bihar

There are several specialized universities in Bihar that offer degrees in subjects like medical science, agriculture as well as Arabic and Persian. These include Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences and Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic and Persian University, Patna among others. The Nalanda Open University in Patna is another educational center that aims to offer education to those who are not able attend regular university classes. Another university offering specialized course is the Rajendra Agricultural University located at Pusa, Samastipur in Bihar.

Courses offered at Universities in Bihar

In addition to the above mentioned specialized universities, the other centers of higher education in Bihar include BRA Bihar University, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University, Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya Chapra and many more. There is also a Sanskrit university in Bihar called Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University.

Name/Address Activity Phone / Email
Bhavnagar University, Bhagalpur- 812007 (Bihar) B.Sc. Home Science


0278-2428014 Web:www.bhavuni.edu/
Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Kameshwarnagar- 840004 (Bihar) 3-year B.A. in Journalism,




Magadh University

Both Gaya (Bihar)

B.A. (Psychology),


Patna University

Patna- 800005

B.Sc. (Applied Geology), B.A. (Psychology), (Multi-disciplinary) 0612 – 2670352

Email:sehteshamuddin@hotmail.coz Web:puonline.bih.nic.in/

Ranchi University

Shaheed Chowk, Main Road, Ranchi – 834001

B.Sc. (Applied Geology),


Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya,

Dak Bunglow Road,

Chapra – 841301,  Bihar

Three-Year Degree Programmes (Multi-disciplinary) 06152 – 243898 Web:www.jpv.bih.nic.in/

Siddhu Kanhu University

Santal Parganas,

Dumka – 814101,


Three-Year Degree Programmes (Multi-disciplinary) 22495, 22584,

Fax : 06434-22441

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University

Muzaffarpur – 842001

Three-Year Degree Programmes (Multi-disciplinary) 243326,

Fax: 0621-242495

Vinoba Bhave University

University Campus,

Hazaribagh – 825301

Three-Year Degree Programmes (Multi-disciplinary) 24279,
Fax: 06546-24279


Veer Kunwar Singh University

Arrah – 802301

Three-Year Degree Programmes (Multi-disciplinary) 06182-23559,23288.

Fax: 06182-24444

Rajendra Agriculture University

P O Pusa ,, Samastipur – 848125

Three-Year Degree Programmes (Multi-disciplinary) 06274-74226,74239

Fax: 06274-74266, 0612-222536


Nalanda Open University

9,Adarsh Colony,Kidwaipuri., Patna – 800001

Three-Year Degree Programmes (Multi-disciplinary) 0612-2201013

Fax: 0612 2201001

Magadh University

University Campus,

Gaya – 824234 

Three-Year Degree Programmes (Multi-disciplinary) 400490

Fax: 0631-420717

Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University


Darbhanga – 846008 

Three-Year Degree Programmes (Multi-disciplinary) 22178,
Fax: 06272-22217
B N Mandal University, Laloo Nagar, Madhepura, Bihar – 852113 ****** Ph : 91-6476-2060, 2069,

Fax : 06476-22779

Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar ****** Ph : 06274-240239,

Fax : 91-06274-240266
Email :info@pusavarsity.org.in
Web :www.pusavarsity.org.in

Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur
Bihar – 812007
****** Ph : 91-641-401001, 422600,
Fax : 91-641-422576
Web :www.tmbu.org
Veer Kunwar Singh University, Arrah, Bihar – 802301 ****** Ph : 91-6182-23559