HON'BLE MEMBERS OF VISITING DEC TEAM Prof. Manoj Soni - Chairman Prof. Ranjan Ghosh - AICTE Member Prof. K. Murugesan - UGC Nominee Prof. G. Subbayamma - Member Prof. S.Ravi - Member Dr. Yasmin - Member Coordinator
HON'BLE MEMBERS OF VISITING DEC TEAM
Prof. Manoj Soni - Chairman
Prof. Ranjan Ghosh - AICTE Member
Prof. K. Murugesan - UGC Nominee
Prof. G. Subbayamma - Member
Prof. S.Ravi - Member
Dr. Yasmin - Member Coordinator
Magadh University has covered a long eventful journey since its inception in the year 1962. It is extremely fortunate and blessed to be located at Bodh-Gaya, where Lord Buddha got enlightenment. This was possible because of the generous gesture of the Mahantha of Bodh-Gaya, who donated 470 acres of land at a distance of 2 km. from the Mahabodhi Temple, where the headquarter of the University has come up. Bodh-Gaya, a sacred place of pilgrimage, a unique centre of Buddhist learning and the ancient seat of Vajrasana as well as symbol of enlightenment, sublimity and compassion, is the headquarter of Magadh University. The University headquarter is situated at a distance of 15 km. from Gaya city and is well connected with Rail, Road and Airways. International airport is situated near the University headquarter, where facilities of national and international flights are available. Bodh Gaya is a World Heritage Centre attracting large number of tourists specially from Far East and Western countries. Students of Thailand, Vietnam, Burma and other Buddhist countries are studying in regular courses at the University headquarter and it is expected that apart from students of these countries the students of other South Asian countries will also be benefited through distance mode of learning being offered by the Directorate of Distance Education, Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya.
Magadh University is situated in a lush green and pollution & noise-free atmosphere. The University provides facilities for higher learning and research in the faculties of Science, Social Sciences, Humanities and Commerce.
The University started functioning from 2nd March, 1962 with only 2 constituent colleges, 32 affiliated colleges and 7 P.G Departments. In 1992, seventeen constituent colleges were transferred to the newly constituted V K. Singh University, Arrah (Bhojpur). The University at present has grown into a vast institution having 24 Post-graduate departments, 44 constituent colleges and 85 affiliated colleges imparting higher education in Humanities, Social Science, Science, Commerce, Medical, Engineering & Management courses. Several professional / vocational courses like M.B.A., M.C.A., B.C.A., B.B.M. Environmental Science, Tourism & Travel Management, Counselling & Rehabilitation, Journalism & Mass Communication, etc. are being run in different constituent / affiliated colleges of the University. There are two Govt. Medical Colleges, Two private Engineering Colleges and One private Dental College and three Law colleges under the University. Magadh University has enough land, buildings, Computer Labs and other infrastructural facilities to impart quality education through distance mode of learning also.
Magadh University was established by the Government of Bihar under Bihar Act IV of 1961 on 2nd March, 1962, under the Magadh University Act of 196I, with its headquarter at Bodh-Gaya. The University is now governed by Bihar State University Act 1976. The University Grants Commission recognizes the University under 2(f) and 12 (b).
The territorial jurisdiction of the Magadh University is spread over the whole of the Magadh Division, Patna Division and over Nalanda District of Patna Division. The University is catering to the educational needs of the seven populous districts of
Bihar i.e. Patna, Nalanda, Nawada, Gaya, Aurangabad, Jehanabad and Arwal.
The University has a multi storied Central library, named as Mannulal Central Library, besides the departmental libraries. The central library has about 1,62,245 books, manuscripts and other reading materials. The University library is really a readers' paradise, having a wide range of ancient & modern literature and books as well as national, international journals and research journals. It also provides student an excellent collection of books on management, education, library science, tourism management, mass communication and computer science.
All the Science Departments including Psychology and Geography have well equipped laboratory for conducting practical and research purposes . The research facilities are available in all the University departments. The Science Labs are well equipped with latest equipments required for research.
There are eight huge hostels on the University campus having accommodation facilities for 1500 students. One Girls' Hostel is also available to accommodate 150 girl students on the University campus. The application for a seat in the hostel should be submitted immediately after admission.
The University Health Centre-cum-Dispensary provides medical facilities to students, teachers and other employees residing in the university campus as well as out side the university campus round the clock. It has the services of doctors, nurses and sufficient number of supporting para-medical staff with indoor facilities besides fulflaged Yoga centre is operating in the campus.
BANK AND POST-OFFICE
A fully Computriesd branch of Central Bank of India is functioning in the Campus. One S.B.I. ATM is also functional near the main gate round the clock to serve students and staff in the University premises. Post-Office having lasted facilities of speed post and other up-to-date services.
The University has adequate number of highly qualified, competent and dedicated faculty/ academicians from diverse fields, who have got a long experience in teaching at the Under-graduate and Post-graduate level. At present there are 150 teachers working in the university departments and more than 2000 teachers posted in the constituent colleges of this University.
Special care is being taken to develop modern sports facilities on the campus. A large Sports Complex is located on the campus for different outdoor and indoor games particularly athletic events. With the assistance of Sports Authority of India, New Delhi a sports training centre is to be established in near future.
Proficiency in computer applications has now obviously become integral part of every teaching and training curriculum. Since Magadh University is offering course like MCA, BCA, Library and Information Science etc. along with other professional courses the need to setup an advanced computer centres has become inevitable. The University is developing a modern Computer Lab to meet the requirement of MCA teaching on the University campus. Besides the facilities for practical works in different courses available at the University headquarter, the constituent colleges of the University also have well equipped Computer and Language labs at different district headquarters.