::: About the Magadh University :::
M.U. Bodh Gaya Since the moment of Lord Buddha's Enlightenment under the Bodhi-Tree till the establishment of Magadh University, BodhGaya on 1 st March, 1962, Magadh region of Bihar has envisaged academic explorations in the forms of "Papaa" and "Aparaa" Vidya. Various Gurukuls, Bauddha Vihars, Shramanas, Pathshalas, Nalanda and Udantpuri Universities, Maqtabs and English Medium Institutions echo the divinely lit-academic throbs of Magadh down the ages.
It was Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, the then president of India and great Philosopher, Scholar of Modern age who laid the foundation of this University in August, 1964 as a homage to Lord Buddha and Buddhism. The renowned historian Dr. K.K.Dutta was the founder Vice-Chancellor of this University who had dreamt of disseminating the message of Buddhism by launching new branches of South Asian Studies in the Department of History.
The Departments of Philosophy, Pali, Ancient Indian and Asian Studies as well as Buddhist Studies cater to the need of the vision and consequently this University captivates the attention of the students and scholars of Buddhist Countries. The enrolment of Buddhist monks and foreign scholars in the University provides it an International stature.
The Headquarters of Magadh University is housed in an area of 600 acres of land (at 131 mtrs. Altitude; between Latitude 24° 41'N & Longitude 850
358'E) and its jurisdiction covers the district of Patna, Gaya, Nalanda, Nawada, Jehanabad, Aurangabad and Arwal in Bihar )between Latitude 24°30'N and 25°31'N Longitude 83°58'E & 86°5'E). At present there are 44 Constituent Colleges, 100 Affiliated Colleges, 2 Medical Colleges, 4 Engineering Colleges,
6 Law Colleges and about 60 Teachers' Training Colleges.
There are two colleges of this University have been accredited with Grade 'A' by "NAAC". It is the largest University in Bihar. It imparts teaching up to UG, PG, Ph.D. levels as well as Post Doctoral Research in the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, Science, Management, Engineering, Law,
Education, Medicine and Dental Sciences. Several Vocational and Professional Courses like M.B.A., M.C.A., MRRDM, Environmental Science, Hotel Hospitality and Tourism Management, Bio-Technology, Physiotherapy, Journalism and Mass Communication, Academy of Foreign Languages like French, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and German and Cultural Co-operation, Library Science, Yoga, Women Education, BCA, BBM, OMSP, TTM, ASPSM,
Environment & Water Management and Diploma
Courses in 19 subjects etc. have added extra feathers in the glorious cap of the academic pursuits of this University.
This University has also hosted First Bihar Inter University Cultural Festival – "Tarang" in 2008 which was inaugurated by Her Excellency the ExPresident of India, Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil on
15th February, 2008. On 11th February, 2010 -the 3rd
Bihar Science Conference was inaugurated by ExPresident of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at Gaya College, Gaya which is a premier constituent unit of MU headquarters.
The University strongly believes in dynamic progress in establishing different avenues for all-round development like Media Centre and International Convention Centre, which is proposed.
The Department of Education was established in the year 2007 with the permission of State Govt. of Bihar & Chancellor's Secretariat (Raj Bhawan). It has B.Ed. & Ph.D. programmes. The regulation of the programmes has been prepared and finalised by the statutory bodies of the University and approved by the Inter University Board (Bihar) and assented to His Excellency the Governor-cum-Chancellor of Universities of Bihar .