J. P. University, Chapra (Saran), Bihar
Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya Chapra was established in 1990. J. P. University is one of the leading universities of Bihar having strength of thousands of students. University has been named after famous poltician Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan. University offers courses at the Under Graduate level and Post Graduate level in all streams (Arts, Commerce and Science) along with vocational and professional courses. With 21 constituent and 10 affiliated colleges, it provides high quality education to the people of Saran division.
Jai Prakash Vishwavidyala was established at Chapra on 22nd Nov 1990 by the enactment of Section 3(b) of Bihar State Universities Act 1976. The territorial jurisdiction of the University is stretched over the whole of Saran Division comprising three districts of Chapra, Siwan and Gopalganj. The Colleges situated in these districts were under the territorial jurisdiction of the then Bihar University (now B.R.A. University), Muzaffarpur. After establishment of J. P. University these colleges were automatically transferred to Jai Prakash Vishwavidyala, Chapra. There are altogether 21 constitutent Colleges, 2 affiliated deficit Grant Colleges (including one minority college) and 10 affiliated Colleges.
Academic Programmes and Courses
J. P. University offers several graduate, post graduate progammes and PhD in various disciplines. It also facilitates the study of Intermediate (10+2) programme in its college, which runs by Bihar Intermediate Council and examination is conducted by Bihar School of Examination Board (BSEB), Patna.
Jai prakash Vishawavidayalay offers teaching and examination facilities in several discipline like Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Urdu, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, History, Psychology, Geography, Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Commerce etc. These courses are available in Three year degree programmes (Bachelor courses) and Two year Post Graduate Programmes (Master Courses). Graduate courses are available at Honours level or General level.Beside this university also offers Three year Degree in Law (L.L.B) in Ganga Singh College (must have a graduation degree with at least 40% marks).
Jai Prakash University has distance learning council (Directorate of Distance Education) which provides distance education. Currently university offers 3 year degree programme in Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) through distance education mode.
The University also provides several Vocational courses (Under Self - Financing Scheme) like:
B.Sc. (H) in Biotechnology, Industrial Microbiology, Industrial Fish & Fisheries, and Environmental Science.
B.A. (H) in Functional Hindi, Functional English, Communicative English and Advertising, Sales Promotion & Sales Management.
JP University has also going to add following Vocational and Professional courses:
B.B.A, M.B.A, B.Lib, P.G. D.C.A, B.Ed. (One Year and Four Year Integrated) and Mass Communication
Constituent Colleges of Chhapra (Saran) District
Constituent Colleges of Siwan District
Constituent Colleges of Gopalganj District
Deficit Grant Colleges
Primary Teacher Teaching College