Veer Kunwar Singh University

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Veer Kunwar Singh University
Veer Kunwar Singh University logo.jpg
Established1992 (30 years ago) (1992)
FounderLalu Prasad Yadav
ChancellorPhagu Chauhan
AffiliationsUniversity 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, chemistry, 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.

Affiliated colleges[edit]

  • Sumitra Mahila College Dumraon
  • K.K Mandal College Buxar
  • P.C College Buxar
  • T.S.I.M College, Ara, Bhojpur
  • Jan Sahkari College (Barap), Garhani Bhojpur

Mahthin Maa College[edit]

Mathin Maa College was established in 2001.[1] Currently the affiliation has been renewed by the university after the state government's decision. The college has provided education to the students from all sections of the society. This college offers undergraduate programs with specialization in Arts and Commerce stream, form 2022 onwards, it will also be affiliated for Science Stream with Computer Science and Information Practice.[citation needed]

Mathin Maa College, Bihiya was founded in the year 2000 by Lt. Baijnath Sharma. The college was started in rented premises in 2001.[2]

Constituent colleges[edit]

  • Harprasad Das Jain College, Ara
  • Maharaja College, Ara
  • S.B. College, Ara
  • Jagjiwan College, Arrah
  • M.M. Mahila College, Ara
  • M.V. College, Buxar
  • D.K. College, Dumraon
  • Shersah College, Sasaram
  • S.P. Jain College, Sasaram
  • Rohtas Mahila College, Sasaram
  • Sri Shankar College, Sasaram
  • A.S. College, Bikramganj
  • J.L.N. College, Dehri-on-sone
  • S.N. College, ShahmalKhairadeo
  • Mahila College, Dalmianagar
  • S.V.P. College, Bhabhua
  • Gram Bharti College, Ramgarh

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "School scam: 'Building just to show a school exists here,' says local residents of Shivpur". 30 July 2016.
  2. ^ "page no - 15 , Index no. 12" (PDF).