|Motto||Pursuit of Excellence|
|Vice-Chancellor||Ganga Prasad Prasain|
|Language||English or Bengali|
Higher education in Tripura has its beginning with Maharaja Bir Bikram College (MBBC), the first degree college in the state, established in 1947, and affiliate to Calcutta University (CU). This was followed by Ramkrishna Mahabhidyalay in 1950, Belonia College in 1964 and Ramthakur College in 1967, all affiliated to CU. No postgraduate college exited in Tripura, until in 1967 the University Grants Commission (UGC) sanctioned a post-graduate wing of CU, named Calcutta University Post graduate Centre (CUPGC), established in 1985. In 1987 Tripura University was established through the Tripura University Act, on the grounds of CUPGC.
In 2007 Tripura University was elevated to a central university under the Tripura University Act, 2006. Sudip Bandopadhya was appointed the first chancellor and Arunoday Saha as first vice-chancellor (VC). Saha was followed by Anjan Kumar Ghosh, followed by Vijaykumar Laxmikantrao Dharurkar who was appointed the third VC in July 2018. In September 2019, Dharurkar resigned from his position under corruption allegations and replaced with acting VC Sangram Sinha. Sinha was replaced with acting VC Mahesh Kumar Singh in January 2020, who filled up the position until August 2020, when Ganga Prasad Prasain was appointed VC.
The campus of Tripura University is situated at Suryamaninagar, 10 km away from the city center of Agartala.
Notable affiliated colleges include:
- Ambedkar College
- Dasaratha Deb Memorial College
- Government Degree College, Amarpur
- Government Degree College, Dharmanagar
- Government Degree College, Kamalpur
- Government Degree College, Teliamura
- Government Degree College, Gandacharra
- Holy Cross College, Agartala
- Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar College, Belonia
- Kabi Nazrul Mahavidyalaya, Sonamura
- Michael Madhusudan Dutta College
- Netaji Subhash Mahavidyalaya, Udaipur
- Rabindranath Thakur Mahavidyalaya
- Ramthakur College, Agartala
- Ramkrishna Mahabhidyalay, Kailashar
- Tripura Institute of Technology, Narsingarh
- Techno College of Engineering, Agartala
- Women's College, Agartala
- Tripura Medical College, Hapaina
- Agartala Government Medical College, Kunjaban
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