The Central University of Bihar (CUB) is one among the sixteen newly established Central Universities by the Government of India under the Central Universities Act, 2009 (Section 25 of 2009). The University is presently located at the premises of Birla Institute of Technology, Patna (BIT Campus, P.O.- B. V. College, Patna – 800 014). The University is most likely to be located at Panchanpur, approximately 10 km from Gaya on Defence land to be transferred soon. Keeping in view of the permanent location of the University at Gaya, it has been decided to launch new academic Programmes at Gaya.
As stated in the Section 5 of the Act, the objective of the University shall be:
“... to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit; to make special provisions for integrated courses in humanities, social sciences, and technology in its educational programmes; to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning process and inter-disciplinary studies and research; to educate and train manpower for the development of the country; to establish linkages with industries for the promotion of science and technology and to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people, their intellectual, academic and cultural development.”
In pursuance of its objectives and considering the emerging needs of the society, the University evolved through different Programmes ever since its inception in 2009. It made a modest beginning by establishing the Centre for Development Studies under the School of Social Sciences and Policy and launched a two year Master of Arts in Development Studies in the academic year 2009-2010. In the following Academic Year 2010-11, University launched five more Masters Programmes in Biotechnology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics and Statistics. Three more Masters Programmes namely Bioinformatics, Communication & Media Studies and Psychology were added in Academic Year 2011-12. In the last Academic Year i.e. 2012-13, seven new Masters Programmes namely Life Science, Economics, English, Hindi, Political Science & International Relations, Sociology and M.Tech. in Computer Science were started. The University has offered conducive environment, adequate infrastructure support and innovative pedagogies to nurture the students who have joined the University considering unique characteristics of its courses and pedagogy.