Purnea University Purnea


Purnea University, located in Purnia, emerged from the separation of BNMU, Madhepura, on March 18th, 2018, as per the Bihar State Universities Act (BSU Act 1976), which was amended under section 3(1) of Bihar Act 23, 2016. The creation of Purnea University was officially announced in the Bihar Gazette (Ashdharn) on August 17th, 2016. The name “Purnea University” is derived from the Purnea district, reflecting its geographical affiliation.

Its vision is to become a renowned global institution for academia and research, inspiring meaningful transformations and fostering comprehensive societal growth and development. The university’s mission revolves around global learning practices, instilling ethical, ecological, and economic knowledge among learners, and providing knowledge-based scientific solutions to meet societal and industrial demands. The university is dedicated to achieving world-class excellence in education in the near future.

Currently, Purnea University operates from the premises of Purnea College in Purnea. However, it is in the process of establishing its own campus, which will feature various facilities such as offices, residences, sports and cultural spaces, academic and administrative blocks, conference and examination halls, libraries, laboratories, guest houses, a university healthcare center, hostels, a canteen, a yoga and meditation center, a placement cell, an international affairs cell, and other essential amenities.

Purnea has now become a prominent educational hub in the North-East Bihar region. 15 constituent colleges and 19 affiliated colleges, under the purnea university including institutions offering B.Ed, Engineering, and Management courses, spread across the Purnea Division.

Constituent College Under Purnea University

Purnea University offers undergraduate (UG), PG, and PhD Courses. Graduation courses are running in all 15 constituent colleges while PG courses are running under the PG Department of Purnea University.

  • Purnea College Purnia
  • M.L.Arya College Kasba
  • R.L.College, Madhavnagar
  • K.B.Jha College, katihar
  • Araira College Araira
  • Nehru College Bahadurganj, Kishanganj
  • Purnia Mahila Mahavidyalya, Purnia
  • D.S. College, Katihar
  • RDS College, Salmari
  • Forbesganj College Forbesganj
  • Marwari College, Kishanganj
  • Govt. Degree College Baisi
  • Govt. Degree  College Dhamda

Affiliated College

The university has 19 affiliated colleges in which ug courses are running. The colleges are well-equipped and serve the most backward areas of the state of Bihar.

  • A.J. Mahila College, Banmankhi
  • Alsams Millia Degree College
  • B.D.College, Barsoi
  • B.M. Degree College, Barari
  • B.N.C. College,  Dhamdaha
  • Balrampur College, Balrampur
  • J.D.S.S.MCollege, Forbesganj
  • K.D. College, Raniganj
  • S.N.S.Y. Degree College, Rambagh
  • S.N.S.Y. Degree College, Rambagh
  • M.H.A.N.D. College, Thakurganj
  • M.L.D.P.K.Y College, Araria
  • N. D. College, Rambagh, Purnea
  • P.S.D. College, Harda, Purnea
  • Peoples College, Araria
  • R.K.K. College, Purnea
  • R.Y. Degree College, Manihari
  • R K Saha Women’s College, Kishanganj
  • Sitaram Chamaria, Degree College, Katihar

B.Tech College

  • M.I.T. College, Rambagh
  • K.C.E.T. College, Kishanganj

Medical College

  • M.G.M. Medical College, Kishanganj
  • Katihar Medical College, Katihar

Law College

  • B.M.T. Law College
  • C.K.M. Law College, Araria
  • Surya Dev Law College, Katihar

B.Ed. College under Purnea University

  1. Department of Education (B.Ed), D.S. College, Katihar
  2. Department of Education (B.Ed), Forbesganj College, Forbesganj
  3. Katihar Teachers Training College, Katihar
  4. Khawaja Shahid Hussain Teachers Training College, Katihar
  5. Millia Fakhrudddin Ali Ahmad B.Ed Teachers’s College Training College, Rambagh, Purnia
  6. Millia Kaniz Fatima Teacher’s College, Purnea
  7. Millia Teachers’ Training College, Purnea
  8. Seemanchal Minority B.Ed College, Katihar
  9. SRP Teachers’ Training College, Purnea
  10. Swadeshi College of Education, Purnia

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