List of institutions of higher education in Bihar

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In Bihar there are fifteen state universities, two central universities and two deemed universities. one AMU kishanganj center started in 2013 by Centre & Nalanda Internationcal University started in 2014 by Central government. It is also proposed to convert RAU to a central university as per the official website of RAU Pusa.

After 2005, Bihar has experienced a lots of reforms. Many world class institutions have been developed in the state. Now Bihar attracts students from across India. Once the Nalanda International University, session get starts in 2014, it is expected that Bihar will attract the students across the globe. In this way Bihar will regain it lost glory very soon.

Universities of Bihar
Sno University Location Type Established Specialization Sources
1 Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University Madhepura State 1992 General [1]
2 B. R. Ambedkar Bihar University Muzzafarpur State 1952 General [2]
3 Aryabhatta Knowledge University Patna State 2008[3] Technology [4]
4 Chanakya National Law University Patna State 2006 Legal [5]
5 Jai Prakash University Chhapra State 1990 General [6]
6 Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University Darbhanga State 1961 Sanskrit [7]
7 Lalit Narayan Mithila University Darbhanga State 1972 General [8]
8 Magadh University Bodhgaya State 1962 General [9]
9 Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic and Persian University Patna State 2004[10] Arabic, Persian [11]
10 Nalanda Open University Patna State 1995 Distance education [12]
11 Patna University Patna State 1917 General [13]
12 Rajendra Agricultural University Pusa State 1970 Agriculture [14]
13 Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University Bhagalpur State 1960 General [15]
14 Veer Kunwar Singh University Arrah State 1994 General [16]
15 Bihar Agricultural University Bhagalpur State 2009 Agriculture [17]
16 Central University of Bihar Gaya Central 2009 General [17]
17 Aligarh Muslim University Kishanganj Central 2013 General [17]
18 Nalanda International University Rajgir International 2010 Postgraduate [17]
19 Nava Nalanda Mahavihara Nalanda Deemed 1951 (2006dagger) Buddhism, Pali [18]
20 Bihar Yoga Bharati Munger Deemed 1994 (2000dagger) Yoga [19]
21 IIT Patna Central 2008 (dagger) Technology [citation needed]

List of Institutes of National Importance[edit]

List of Institutes of State Importance[edit]

Engineering colleges[edit]

As of Jun 2014, there are 4 central government, 7 government engineering colleges in public sector and 17 engineering colleges in the private sector in Bihar, including government aided BIT, Patna and Women's Institute of Technology, Darbhanga. The overall annual intake of these technical institutes offering engineering education to students in Bihar is merely 7,600.[20][21]

Central government

State government


Medical colleges[edit]



MCI Approval Pending

MBA colleges[edit]

Key MBA Colleges

Other MBA Colleges

  • International School of Management, Patna (ISM Patna), Patna.[25]
  • Institute of Professional Education & Entrepreneurship (IPEE), Patna.[26]
  • Catalyst Institute of Management and Advance Global Excellence, Patna
  • Maa Tara Memorial College, Purnia (MTMC Patna), Patna
  • International School of Business & Media (ISB&M), East Boring Canal Road, Patna
  • Tapindu institute of higher studies (TIHS),SAGUNA MORE, PATNA
  • Aryabhat College of Higher Education, Boring Road, Patna.[27]
  • Aryabhat College of Higher Education, Barrack, Danapur Cantt, Patna.[27]
  • NEEDS- Nalanda Educational & Entrepreneurship Development School, Biharsharif
  • Cybotech campus,Patna
  • A N College, Patna
  • Millia Institute of Technology, M.B.A, Purnea (2002)
  • Deptt. of Business Administration, Gaya College, Magadh University, Gaya
  • Institute of Administrative Studies, R.R. Sahu Centre for Development Admn, Muzaffarpur
  • L.N. Mishra Institute of Management, Muzaffarpur
  • L.N. Mishra Institute of Economic Development & Social Change, Patna
  • Indian Institute of Business Management, Patna
  • A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Sciences, Patna
  • Patna Women's College, Patna
  • Deptt. of Commerce & Business Admn., L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga
  • Institute of Computer Science & Management Studies, Darbhanga
  • University Department of Commerce & Business Administration, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur
  • Arcade Business College, Patna
  • AMITY Global Business School, Patna Campus
  • Imam College of Business Management & Science, Patna
  • Vaishali Institute of Business & Rural Management, Muzaffapur
  • Institute of Business Management, Darbhanga

Fashion, art and design[edit]

Hotel management[edit]

  • College of Hotel, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Bodhgaya
  • Hope institute of hospitality management, Patna
  • Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Nutrition, Hajipur.
  • Shanti Sewa Samiti's Indian Institute of Hotel Management, Patna
  • IRCTC catering college (Darbhanga proposed)
  • ACA Institute of Hotel Management (Patna proposed)

Law institutes[edit]

Law colleges like Chanakya National Law University are well known here.

  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna
  • B.M.T Law College (Autonomous), Purnea
  • C.M.Law College, Darbhanga
  • A. N. Law College, Gaya
  • S. K. J. Law college, Muzaffarpur
  • T.N.B. Law College, Bhagalpur
  • Maharaja College, Arrah
  • Patna Law College, Patna
  • Bidheh Law College, Madhubani
  • Law College, Samastipur
  • Shivanand Mandal Law College, Madhepura
  • M.S. College, Motihari
  • R.M.M Law College, Saharsa

Agricultural institutes[edit]

  • Noor Sarai Horticulture College, Nalanda.
  • Sanjay Gandhi Institution of Daiary Technology, Patna
  • College of Agricultural Engg, Pusa, Samastipur
  • Dumraon Agriculture College, Buxar.
  • Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology, PATNA.
  • Bihar Veterinary College, PATNA.
  • Bhola Paswan Sashtri Agriculture College,Purnea.
  • Mandan Bharti Agriculture College,Saharsa.
  • Borlog Institute of South Asia Pusa
  • Rajendra Agricultural University, Samastipur.
  • Bihar Agricultural University, Sabaur,Bhagalpur.

Mass media and television, film[edit]

  • Notre Dame Communication Center


  • Computer Institution — Patna, Muzaffarpur & Darbhanga.

Teacher training[edit]


  • A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, (NIPER),Hajipur.
  • National Research Centre for Litchi, Muzaffarpur
  • Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna
  • Bihar Research Institute, Patna
  • K. P. Jaiswal Research Institute, Patna
  • Darbhanga Research Institute, Darbhanga
  • Mithila Sanskrit Snatakottar Adhyayan Awam Sodh Sansthan, Darbhanga
  • Research Institute of Prakrit Jainology & Ahimsa (, Vaishali (Muzaffarpur)
  • Research Institute of Arabi & Pharsi, Patna
  • National Dolphin research centre, Patna
  • Jagjivan Ram Institute of Parliamentary Studies & Political Research, Patna


Proposed colleges and universities (WIP)[edit]

  • IIM Bihar
  • Central University of North Bihar / Mahatma Gandhi central univercity (Approved from Central Govt — University Act 2012)
  • Bivha College of Medical Science - Promoted by Bivha International School
  • Bivha International School of Education -A Bivha International School Teacher Training Institute.
  • Central University of South Bihar (Approved from Central Govt — University Act 2012)
  • Bihar University of Animal Science & Technology as per Bihar Budget 2014-15
  • ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Patna
  • Amity University, Patna
  • TISS -PATNA (expected session 2015-16)
  • Government Medical college and Hospital, Purnea -2015-16
  • Shershah Institute of Medical Sciences, Purnea -2014-15
  • Millia Medical College and Hospital,Purnea-2015
  • Bhubaneshwar Sudama Medical College in Jandaha, Vaishali -2015
  • Rashtra Kavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar Engineering college, Begusarai (Proposed)
  • Government Medical College and Hospital Madhepura(expected session 2015-16)
  • Lord Buddha International Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna (expected session 2015-16)
  • National Research Centre on integrated fish farming at Katihar

Under discussion/proposed colleges and universities[edit]

  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT Nalanda) (Proposed)11 fifth year plan.
  • Rashtra Kavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar Hindi University, Begusarai (Proposed)
  • Sitamarhi institute of technology, Sitamarhi (Proposed)
  • A N S National Cancer Hospital & Institute(Proposed)
  • National Electronic Institute, Patna
  • Bihar Women University, Patna
  • Medical college at Begusarai
  • BHU Campus in Bihar[31]
  • JNU branch in Bihar[32]

Institutes working under temporary campuses[edit]

  • IIT Patna
  • NIT Patna
  • NIFT Patna
  • Central University of Bihar, Gaya
  • Aryabhata Knowledge University Patna
  • National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology,
  • Nalanda International University Patna
  • Bivha International School of Health and Science

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Welcome to B.N.M.U Madhepura, Bihar.". Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "B. R. Ambedkar Bihar University". B. R. Ambedkar Bihar University. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ The UGC does not list a year of establishment. 2008 is the year of the Aryabhatta Knowledge University Act. The 1st Anniversary Celebration was held on 17 March 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  4. ^ "AKU, Patna". Aryabhatta Knowledge University. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to the Official Website of Chankaya National Law University, Patna". Chanakya National Law University. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  6. ^ ".:: Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya – History::.". Jai Prakash University. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Welcome to KSDSU". Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Lalit Narayan Mithila Vishvidyalaya". Lalit Narayan Mithila University. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "About". Magadh University. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  10. ^ 2004 is the year listed by UGC. Other possible dates include the act in 1976, its effect in 1998 or the notification in 2006. Documents retrieved 3 September 2011.
  11. ^ "Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic and Persian University, Patna :: History". Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic and Persian University. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "About us :: NOU". Nalanda Open University. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Patna University". Patna University. Archived from the original on 11 June 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa Samastipur , Bihar". Rajendra Agricultural University. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University". Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "Veer Kunwar Singh University – Home Page". Veer Kunwar Singh University. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  17. ^ a b c d ":: Central University Of Bihar ::". Central University of Bihar. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  18. ^ "Nava Nalanda Mahavihara". Nava Nalanda Mahavihara. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  19. ^ "BYB – History". Bihar Yoga Bharati. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  20. ^ "Parents want wards to go for tech education outside Bihar". Times of India. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "7th engineering college of state to open in July". Times of India. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  22. ^ "7th engineering college of state to open in July - The Times of India". 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  23. ^ "Stamp duty relief for shop, house owners - The Times of India". 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  24. ^ "Exalt Group of Institutions". Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  25. ^ "International School of Management (ISM), Patna- AICTE Approved MBA Colleges In Bihar". 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  26. ^ "Ipee Patna". Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
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  31. ^ "Banaras Hindu University keen to open branch in Bihar - The Times of India". 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  32. ^ "JNU and BHU Plans to extend their Centres to Bihar". Retrieved 2014-02-28. 

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