Jai Prakash University

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Jai Prakash University
Established 1990
Type Public
Chancellor D. Y. Patil
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Bimal Kumar
Location Chhapra, Bihar, India
Campus Rural
Affiliations UGC
Website http://jpv.bih.nic.in

Jai Prakash University (JPV) is a public university in Chhapra, Bihar, India.[1]

It was established by the Government of Bihar in response to the needs of the people of Saran commissionary. . The university was named in memory of freedom fighter Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan.

The university is recognised by the UGC as a state university and is a member of the Association of Indian Universities, having jurisdiction over the Saran Division, comprising the three districts of Saran, Siwan and Gopalganj.

The university has 21 constituent colleges and 11 affiliated colleges, with a College of Engineering to be established soon.

250 acres (1.0 km2) of land has been acquired for a new campus. The university campus is about two km away from the main town on the Chhapra–Patna Road.

The university has started several professional job/career-oriented courses in 1999-2000, sponsored by the UGC. The university is committed to promoting the educational interests of the members of Scheduled Castes, Schedule Tribes, and other weaker sections of society.


The university has four main faculties:[2]

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of History
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Geography

Faculty of Science

  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Mathematics

Faculty of Commerce

  • Department of Commerce

Faculty of Humanities

  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of English
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Urdu
  • Department of Philosophy


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Coordinates: 25°47′08″N 84°46′38″E / 25.7856°N 84.7772°E / 25.7856; 84.7772