Tripura University

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Tripura University
ত্রিপুরা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Tripura University logo.jpg
Seal of University of Tripura
Established 1987
Type Public
Chancellor Prof. T. V. Ramakrishnan[1]
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Anjan Kumar Ghosh
Location Suryamaninagar, Tripura, India
Campus Rural
Affiliations UGC

Tripura University is the Main Public / Central Government University of the Indian state of Tripura. Tripura University ranked 4th position in Eastern and 43rd position in all India according to India Today – Nielsen University Ranking Survey 2014 published in India Today on June 30, 2014. .


Tripura University ranks 4th in Eastern India and 43rd in all India published by India Today-Nielsen 30 June 2014 issue. Tripura University launched on October 2, 1987.[2][3] The state’s first institution of higher education, MBB College, had commenced functioning from 1947 with affiliation from Calcutta University but in the immediate aftermath of partition the population of the state registered a steep growth and so did the number of students aspiring for higher education.

Higher education in Tripura had a late start. Maharaja Bir Bikram MBB College, the first degree college in the State, started functioning under the University of Calcutta only in 1947. Not that there was no attempt in the past in Princely Tripura to establish any higher educational institution. As early as 1901, Radhakishore Manikya made an attempt to establish a degree college in the-then tiny capital town Agartala; but as the proposal did not fulfill the necessary requirements, it did not get approval from the Calcutta University. In 1937, Bir Bikramkishore Manikya, the last Maharaja of Tripura, had planned for establishing a college again at Agartala and an area of 254 acres of land, consisting of undulated tilla land having interposed lakes almost all around, in the eastern part of Agartala, was earmarked for that under the “Vidyapattan Scheme”. A committee under the name “Vidyapattan Governing Committee” consisting of 10 members with the Minister as its President was appointed by the Maharaja to carry out the scheme of higher education and a sum of Rs. 50,000 was placed at its disposal at the first instance. On 7 May 1937, Maharaja Bir Bikram laid the foundation-stone of the college under the scheme. But with the outbreak of the Second World War (1939–45), the work of construction had to be abandoned. The vulnerability of Tripura became apparent after the fall of Burma to the Japanese in 1942. The ground floor of the unfinished College building was converted into an Army Hospital for British Army moving to and from Burma. When the Second World War was over, the construction work could not be started immediately due to certain difficulties and on 17 May 1947, Maharaja Bir Bikram breathed his last and Tripura became restive for various reasons. As a result, the entire scheme of “Vidyapattan” could not be implemented into reality in time. The MBB College (popularly known as the “Dream College”), affiliated to the Calcutta University, was once the only college in the state.[4] The launching of the MBB College was soon followed by the setting up in 1950 of Ramkrishna Mahabhidyalay in Kailasahar, present headquarter of Unokoti Tripura district . The year 1964 saw the launching of Belonia College in South Tripura, followed within three years by the establishment of Ram Thakur College in 1967 at Agartala. The students of the state remained hamstrung by one crucial fact: all of the colleges had to secure affiliation with Calcutta University and no scope for university education existed within Tripura. Since the late 1960s CE, student movements within Tripura consistently focused on the demand for expansion of opportunities for higher education and setting of Tripura’s own university. Responding to rising demands Calcutta University authority agreed to have post-graduate classes on history, mathematics, and economics held in MBB College and, in 1976, the University Grants Commission (UGC) formally recognized this as Calcutta University Post Graduate Centre (CUPGC). This only further intensified the state’s quest for higher education and demand for a separate university . It however took nine more years to initiate measures for setting up Tripura’s own university. It was on May 18, 1985 that the then education minister and tribal leader Dasharath Deb laid the foundation for Tripura University on the sprawling 75 acres (300,000 m2) of land, donated by the state government, at Suryamaninagar, ten kilometers south of Agartala. The work on construction progressed rapidly and the state assembly passed the Tripura University Act in 1987, extending legislative approval to the process of launching the University. It was on October 2, the birth date of Mahatma Gandhi, that Tripura University formally came into being.

At present, Tripura University provides post-graduate courses in sixteen subjects while the various Departments, Directorates and Centres within it provide 38 degree courses. All twenty four general and technical colleges, within the state, are affiliated with Tripura University.


The new campus of Tripura University is situated at Suryamaninagar, 10 km away from the city center of Agartala.


Post Graduate Studies : Science[edit]

Post Graduate Studies : Arts & Commerce[edit]

Post Graduate Diploma[edit]


The Central Library of Tripura University came into being in 1987 with an initial collection of 18780 books and documents, taken from the erstwhile Calcutta University Post Graduate Centre (CUPGC). The University maintains the library especially in 28 major and inter-disciplinary subjects. It serves the students, research scholars, faculty members and participants of the various programs and also other organizations through the inter-library loan system and public consultation.[5] Over the years, the Central Library has developed a lot and may claim to be one of the richest higher educational libraries in the State. The Central Library acts as a crucial resources and learning centre of the University to meet the information needs of its clientele for the growth and overall development of the University. The collection and dissemination of data and information and the creation and sharing of knowledge are the success of the central Library in the present era of learning. During the last 19 years the Central Library was housed in the different buildings and locations with acute shortage of space and technical manpower. The Library is presently shifted (June, 2005) to its own newly constructed 3 storied building having 4400 Sq. meter total floor area and the 4th floor are under construction. In the ground floor having 14 rooms, in the 1st floor having 11 rooms and in the 2nd floor having 3 rooms, the Central Library building is the most spacious library building in the state. In coming days when the Central Library will be fully operational along with its all rooms functional, the Central Library will be a landmark for Tripura. The library is well furnished with modern furniture and fixtures. The library facilities are heavily used by the students, research scholars, faculty members and visiting faculty members. Moreover scholars from other organizations also use the library facilities. The outsiders and visitors who intend to consult the library are allowed to utilize the facilities. The Central Library has a collection of 97500 books and documents presently besides a rich collection of reports, state-of-arts, non-print media, etc. The library subscribes 141 journals both national and international in the area of subjects taught and e-journals under UGC INFONET program. Approximately 8000 e-journals with millions full text articles in all subjects/disciplines are usable under the UGC INFONET program presently. The computerization of library services and the creation of data base are under process by “SOUL” software and new advanced technology is under active consideration under INLIBNET. In 2004, the ERNET’s 64 kbit/s VSAT connectivity was upgraded to 250 kbit/s SCPC VSAT connectivity under UGC INFONET program. Currently the library is equipped with 10 Mbit/s dedicated leased line under the UGC INFONET program and 1 Gbit/s dedicated leased line under NKN NMEICT.[6]


  • Tripura Institute of Technology
  • MBB College
  • Government Women's College
  • Bir Bikram Memorial College
  • Ramthakur College
  • College of Teacher Education, Agartala
  • Government Law College, Agartala
  • Government Music College, Agartala
  • Government College of Arts and Crafts, Agartala
  • R.I.P.S.A.T, Agartala
  • Dasarath Deb Memorial College
  • Belonia College, Sabrum
  • Government Degree College, Amarpur
  • Netaji Subhas Mahavidylaya, Udaipur
  • Kabi Nazrul Mahavidyalaya, Sonamura
  • Government Degree College, Dharmanagar
  • Government Degree College, Kamalpur
  • Government Degree College, Fatikroy
  • Ramkrishna Mahabhidyalay, Kailashar
  • Regional College of Physical Education, Panisagar
  • Holy Cross College, Suryamaninagar
  • Govt. Degree College, Teliamura
  • Govt. Degree College, Longtharai vally
  • Tripura Institute of Paramedical Science, Hapania
  • Tripura Sundhari Nursing College, Tulakuna
  • Dhalai Dist. Polytechnic, Ambassa
  • Bhavans Tripura College of Science and Techonlogy(BTCST), Anandanagar


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