Following the guidelines of the University Grant Commission, the Bihar government has decided to restructure existing universities in the state.
Bihar Human Resources Development minister P K Shahi said a proposal to this effect was put forth by director of higher education to have smaller universities for smooth functioning.
The proposal has already being endorsed by Shahi and HRD principal secretary Anjani Kumar Singh. The state has only twelve universities at present.
A detail proposal would soon be prepared to bifurcate Magadh University (MU) to create a new university comprising MU-colleges in Patna.
The proposal to carve smaller universities out of B R A Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, L N Mithila University, Darbhanga and T M Bhagalpur University would be initiated later, sources said.
The proposal to select the present universities has been mooted in keeping with UGC’s guidelines for more universities to boost Gross Enrolment Ratio.