Published On: Wed, Feb 8th, 2012

Bihar to have smaller Universities

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Anjani Kumar SinghB R A Bihar UniversityL N Mithila UniversityMagadh UniversityP K ShahiT M Bhagalpur University.

The Bihar Government has decided to restructure existing universities in the state to increase the number of universities on the basis of guidelines from the University Grant Commission. Bihar Human Resources Development minister P K Shahi said a proposal to this effect was put forth by director of higher education to have smaller universities for smooth functioning.

The proposal has already been endorsed by Shahi and HRD principal secretary Anjani Kumar Singh.

The state currently has only twelve universities. To begin, a detailed proposal to bifurcate Magadh University (MU) to create a new university comprising MU-colleges in Patna would be prepared soon.

Later smaller universities would be spun off out of B R A Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, L N Mithila University, Darbhanga and T M Bhagalpur University.

The proposal to select the present universities has been mooted in keeping with UGC’s guidelines for more universities to boost Gross Enrolment Ratio.