Welcome to Lalit Narayan Mithila
University, Darbhanga established on August 5, 1972 by an Ordinance
of the Government of Bihar subsequently enacted through
The year - 1968 may be regarded as a landmark year in the history of
the University when a UGC team visited Darbhanga in order to explore
the possibility of establishing a multi faculty University here.
Subsequently State Government set up a committee to examine the
administrative and academic structure of a modern University at
Darbhanga, following the recommendations made by the visiting team
of the U.G.C.
The territorial jurisdiction of the
University is spread over four districts of Bihar namely Madhubani,
Darbhanga, Samastipur and Begusarai. The university has 43
constituent colleges and 25 affiliated colleges besides two
government colleges - Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital and Rural
Institute, Birouli, Samastipur. 42 constituent colleges and 07
affiliated colleges are registered under section 2 f and 12(B) of
the U.G.C. Act, 1956.
The Government of India constituted
another committee consisting of Sri T. P. Singh, Secretary Ministry
of Education and Social Welfare, Sri. R. K. Chhabra, secretary,
U.G.C. and Sri N. D. J. Rao, Education Commissioner, Bihar, to look
into the matter of establishing a University at Darbhanga. They
reported that the establishment of a separate and independent
University at Darbhanga could be considered on merit.
Consequent upon the report of the
above mentioned committee and considering the socio-economic
background of the region, the Mithila University with headquarters
at Darbhanga was established by an ordinance, in 1972 carving out
colleges at Darbhanga division and Kosi division from the then two
Universities - Bihar University, Muzaffarpur and Bhagalpur
University, Bhagalpur respectively.
After the sad demise of Pt. Lalit Narayan Mishra in January, 1975,
the name of Mithila University was amended as Lalit Narayan Mithila
University. But it was soon reversed to the original name through an
ordinance. However in 1980, the name Lalit Narayan Mithila
University was restored through an ordinance.
The university has a picturesque and
lushgreen campus spread over an area of nearly 230 acres.
UGC Recognition :
1986 should go down as another
important year in the history of L. N. Mithila University, when the
University got much needed recognition of the University Grants
Commission (UGC) under section 12 (A) of the UGC Act paving way for
the receipt of the various types of financial assistance from the
UGC. The UGC started providing institutional development grants
under section 12(B) of the UGC Act since February 1989. This notable
achievement of the University accelerated pace of campus
development. The developmental activities within the University
campus began to stride with the investment of grants received from
the U.G.C. and the State Government. Botany, Physics, Chemistry and
Zoology Science Blocks, Central Library Building, Social Sciences
Block, University, University Health Centre, University Health
Centre, Kosi, Baghmati, and Gandak P.G. Hostels for boys and Archana
(Kamala) Hostel for girl students are new additions to the
structural built of the University campus. The last phase of the
ninth five years plan has set the tempo of construction activities,
as a result of which eight U.G.C. quarters for lecturers, canteen,
an ambitious Silver Jubilee Hall are nearing completion. Besides,
the projects of construction of large stadium, magnificent
auditorium, quarters for Pro-Vice-Chancellor and registrar etc. are
on the anvil.