Jai Prakash University (JPU) is one of the state premier universities in Chhapra, Bihar, India. Initially serving the needs of higher and quality education of the people of Saran commissionary, it has completed its 29 years and has entered its 30th year, With 21 constituent colleges, 11 affiliated colleges and 23 proposed colleges including 10 professional colleges, it is offering courses at the undergraduate level and postgraduate level in most subjects.
It was established by the Government of Bihar in response to the needs of the people of Saran commissionary. The university was named in memory of freedom fighter Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan.
The university is recognised by the UGC as a state university and is a member of the Association of Indian Universities, having jurisdiction over the Saran Division, comprising the three districts of Saran, Siwan and Gopalganj.
The J.P. University, Chapra has achieved its success in translating its primary and provide quality education to the Students of this backward region of Bihar into practical reality. Now the Students of this region, who were unable to go to other Universities inside or outside the State and were compelled to discontinue their higher Studies due to financial constraints are finding themselves in a position to attain higher education & showing their worth, that in no way they are lagging behind the students of other regions.
As reported in several economic surveys conducted by the Government agencies as well as Several Academic Bodies and NGOs that the population of Saran Division Comprises large number of families whose economic Status touches the Poverty level. The University is striving hard to do away with the disparity between the poor and rich families not only by opening colleges in most backward & interior areas but encouraging these colleges introduce job oriented vocational courses with solitary aim to bridging the gap between education and financial status of the population of this region.
The students of Dalit & underprivileged communities are encouraged to achieve education under Distance Education Programmes of this University which is just like bringing the higher education to their doorstep.
|University||Jai Prakash University Chhapra|
|Founder||Lalu Prasad Yadav|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Harikesh Singh|
|Location||Chhapra, Bihar, India|
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