The Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, also known as Bhagalpur University, is a premier institution for providing higher education in the state of Bihar. The university is situated in Bhagalpur town of Bihar State in India and is named after famous freedom fighter Tilka Manjhi. Established on 12 July 1960, it is a public university sprawled within 264 acres of lush green campus ideal for teaching and learning. The university has 6 Faculties, 36 Teaching Departments, 5 Research Centres and 12 Constituent Colleges, besides affiliated to it 11 Colleges and 11 B.Ed. Colleges. The university harbours a sound academic ambience with its highly qualified and dedicated faculty staff to provide quality teaching and research in various disciplines of humanities, arts, social sciences and modern science. Great scientists of international repute like Prof. K.S. Bilgrami, Prof. J.S Datta Munshi and the famous poet and writer PadmaVibhshan Shri Ramdhari Singh Dinkar have served this university in various capacities.
Being a premier institution of higher learning in Bihar, this university has great role to play in transforming Bhagalpur region, Bihar, the neighbouring states and the Indian nation through higher and multidisciplinary education. Education is a dynamic process that changes and grows with time and responds to societal needs. Higher education in the 21st century is emerging as the resource of basic and primary production. It is a key component in the development of human resource which can further lead to social, economic and scientific developments. To meet the knowledge challenges of the 21stcentury, it is essential to build excellence in higher education.
This university aims at providing affordable quality education to youth to develop their scholarly and professional skills, to make them fully competent in their chosen professions. It tends to accomplish status of quality research-intensive university addressing regional and national needs and to have integration with other teaching and research institutions. A change is needed in the mind-set of the teachers, employees and students for promoting better academic ambience with better work culture. The university is committed to inculcate and nurture a culture of performance. Dedicated faculty and staff can shape up the new generation of students. Commitment, dedication, diligence, devotion to duty with deep sense of human values should serve as ethos of the university. The governance structure of the university needs to be more democratic and efficient in functioning. It needs to be managed with a high level of professionalism, competence, transparency and quality assurance.
The university intends to achieve excellence in higher education by offering most relevant, up-to-date programme of studies considering the needs of present and future developments and nation building. Course curriculum has to be regularly revised and updated considering local, national and international needs and incorporating latest developments in the area. Teaching in interdisciplinary areas needs to be promoted by introduction of fully evolved semester system based on comprehensive continuous internal assessment. In addition to conducting research in fundamental disciplines of humanities, science, social science, law, commerce, management, etc. researches of high order are to be more focused in frontier/interfacial/ cutting edge areas. To serve as centre for creation of knowledge a lot of premium is be placed on research in this university. To improve quality of research faculty members must have regular Projects from national and international funding agencies. Enhanced number of quality publications in well referred journals should serve as criteria of research excellence. The university intends to benchmark each of its activities with the best universities of the country. Working conditions, work ethics, work culture and services should promote welfare of all stakeholders – the students, faculty and the staff.
University regularly organizes seminars/symposia/ work-shops, etc. to promote advancement of knowledge through cross fertilization of ideas. Meetings of the statutory bodies like Senate, Syndicate, Academic Council are regularly held. An Implementation Cell has been constituted to monitor regular progress of university developmental activities and to monitor implementation of decisions taken at various levels. The university is committal to pay full entitlement of the employees at the day of their superannuation. Attempts are underway for examination reforms for timely publication of results. To have high international standing in the academic world and to arm the students with the latest technological know-how, measures are underway to keep library updated with the latest e-resources. Under the e-governance initiative, it is intended that in future all administrative and financial operations and records would be maintained electronically. We need to strengthen sports facilities, health care, cafeteria and other civic amenities for the students. The university and its colleges are speedily preparing themselves to get assessment and accreditation from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
The web-site of the university is regularly updated and is designed to receive feedback from the public domain. I call upon all the members of university fraternity- the students, teachers, officers, non-teaching employees as well as all well wishers of the university to provide us with their valuable suggestions in order to gear up the university system to take it to greater heights of excellence in academic arena.
Prof. Leela Chand Saha