Education in Bihar

In ancient times Bihar was the major educational hub and home for two major universities Nalanda University and Vikramshila University. During British rule the education was neglected in Bihar. Later when famous institutes were established there was a recovery in education.

In modern Bihar due to improper education facilities a huge gap exists between demand for education and its supply. Due to which students migrate to other state to pursue higher education.

School Education in Bihar & Famous Schools

Bihar education is divided into different level such as Pre-Primary, Primary, Elementary, Secondary and Senior Secondary level. Government schools located in Bihar is affiliated to Bihar School Examination Board and Private schools in Bihar are either affiliated to Indian certificate of secondary education or central board of secondary education. Bihar Education Project or Bihar Education Project Council (BEP) is responsible for promotion of Universal Elementary Education in Bihar. Some of the well know School of Bihar include

  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Khagaul Patna
  • St Joseph School Bhagalpur,
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Danapur Patna
  • Don Bosco Academy Patna

Famous Institutes Offering Higher Education in Bihar

There are a large number of courses offered to the students such as Arts, Commerce, science, Engineering, Pharmacy and many more. Well known college in Bihar include

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College
  • NIT Patna
  • Bharat Institute of Aeronautics
  • Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences

Notable Universities in Bihar

Some of the main universities in Bihar include

  • Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University
  • Bihar Yoga Bharati
  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University
  • BRA Bihar University
  • Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya Chapra
  • Lalit Narayan Mithila University
  • Nalanda Open University
  • Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University
  • Magadh University Bodh Gaya
  • Patna University
  • Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University
  • Veer Kunwar Singh University
  • Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic and Persian University and
  • Rajendra Agricultural University  

Medium of Education in Bihar

English and Hindi is the medium of instruction in most of the schools, colleges, universities and professional institutes of Bihar.

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