Veer Kunwar Singh University
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|Founder||Lalu Prasad Yadav|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Devi Prasad Tewari|
|Affiliations||University Grants Commission (India), Association of Indian Universities|
Veer Kunwar Singh University was established on 22 October 1992 with its headquarters at Arrah, under the Bihar University Act 1976 [as amendment Act 9 of 1992]. It is named after Kunwar Singh, the well known national hero and distinguished freedom fighter of 1857.
It is in the list of recognized universities under section 2(f) of the U.G.C. Act. All of its 17 constituent colleges and one affiliated college receive financial assistance from U.G.C. by virtue of being constituent/affiliated colleges of the erstwhile Magadh University in Bodh-Gaya, Bihar.
The university conducts teaching and learning in areas such as physics, vhemistry, botany, zoology, mathematics, computer science, commerce, history, economics, management, law, sociology, geography etc. It also runs exchange programs in affiliation with colleges and institutes in and around the state.
In view the inadequacies of the facilities for higher education and research in this region, the university has introduced new courses like B.C.A., B.Sc.(IT), B.B.A., B.Sc. (bio-technology) and B.Sc. (industrial fisheries), B.Ed., M.B.A, M.C.A., M.Sc. (bio-technology), M.Sc. (environmental science), M.A. (P.M.I.R.) and Bachelor of Library Science and Information Science from the academic session 2006-07.
Its constituent and affiliated colleges have introduced UGC-sponsored Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma programmes such as D.C.A., rural management, tissue culture, fisheries, hospital waste management, fashion designing, e-commerce and computer hardware maintenance.
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