Newly created Purnea University gets UGC recognition

Newly created Purnea University gets UGC recognition
Abhay Anand | Aug 1, 2018 - 2:23 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, AUGUST 1: The newly created University in the northern part of Bihar, Purnea University has got the University Grants Commission (UGC) recognition, thus becoming eligible for government funding under various categories.

Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar in 2016 had announced that a university would be set up at Purnea and if required a legislation would be passed.

This year, Purnea University was established after its bifurcation from Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University, the university is all set to commence its academic activity from the current academic year 2018-19.

Governor of Bihar, Satya Pal Malik in his capacity as the Chancellor of state universities appointed Prof Rajesh Singh as the Vice Chancellor and Prabhat Kumar Singh as the Pro VC of the university for a period of three years.

Though the varsity has got the necessary UGC recognition, the UGC team will visit its campus in September to assess its functioning before approving it for central funding under Section 12b.

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