Magadh University is a university in the state of Bihar, India. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The University is now governed by Bihar State University Act 1976. It is located at [[Bodh Gaya] where Lord Buddha got enlightenment. 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 (Bhojour). The University at present has now 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, Counseling & 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.
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 and international 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 teaching and research. The research facilities are available in all the University departments . The Science Labs are well equipped with modern equipments required for research. There are eight big 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 University Health Centre-cum-Dispensary provides medical facilities to students, teachers and other employees residing the university campus as well as out side the university campus round the clock. It has the services of 3 doctors, nurses and sufficient number of supporting paramedical staff. A branch of Central Bank of India is functioning on the campus. Like wise a big post office is also located on the University campus. 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,BBA ,Library and Information Science etc. along with other professional courses the need to setup an advanced computer centre has become inevitable. The University is developing a modern Computer Lab to 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.
The University has adequate number of highly qualified, competent and dedicated faculty/ academicians in 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.
Magadh University, Bodh Gaya has 22 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Magadh University, Bodh Gaya