Jai Prakash University

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Jai Prakash University
Type Public
Established 1990
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Harikesh
Governor khesari Nath Tripathi
Location Chhapra, Bihar, India
Campus Rural
Affiliations UGC
Website http://jpv.bih.nic.in

Jai Prakash University (JPV) is a 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.Jai Prakash Vishwavidyala (University) was established on 22.11.90 by the enactment of Section 3(b) of Bihar State Universities Act, 1976 with its Head Quarters at Chapra, after Carving it out from the then, Bihar University (now B.R.A. Bihar University) Muzaffarpur. The territorial jurisdiction of the University is stretched over the whole of Saran Division Comprising three districts of Chapra, Siwan and Gopalganj. The Colleges situated in these districts were automatically transferred to Jai Prakash University, Chapra. There are altogether 21 constitute Colleges, 11 affiliated colleges in which 2 are deficit Grant Colleges (including one minority college). There are some proposed Colleges of which a few are professional colleges. These Constituent Colleges are:- In Chapra (Saran) District. Rajendra College, Chapra (Saran) Jagdam College, Chapra (Saran) Jai Prakash Mahila College, Chapra (Saran) Ramjaipal College, Chapra (Saran) Ganga Singh College, Chapra SK


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