Also known as Bhagalpur University, Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University is a premier university in Bihar providing higher education in several branches of science, commerce and humanities. It was established on 12 July 1960 and is named after famous freedom fighter Tilka Manjhi. The university has 6 Faculties, 34 Teaching Departments, 5 Research Centres and 12 Constituent Colleges, besides affiliated to it 10 Colleges and 11 B.Ed. Colleges. Currently, there are 130000 undergraduate students and 6200 postgraduate students. There are 34 postgraduate programs, 5 certificate courses ad 7 diploma programs.