Lalit Narayan Mithila University (LNMU) Darbhanga, popularly known as L.N. Mithila University, is a UGC affiliated university in Darbhanga in the state of Bihar.
The Bihar University of Muzaffarpur was bifurcated in 1973 to create Bihar University, Muzaffarpur (later on renamed to B.R. Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur) and Mithila University, Darbhanga.
The Renaming of Mithila University to LNMU
The erstwhile Railway Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra had a large role in the setup of Mithila University in Darbhanga for the educational benefit of Mithilanchal region. The University hence was later renamed as Lalit Narayan Mithila University (University notification No. 6760-7244 dated April 28, 1980) to offer gratitude.
Early years of LNMU
The L.N. Mithila University initially worked from Mohanpur House in Sara Mohanpur village on Darbhanga-Sakri Road. It shifted to the campus belonging to Raj Darbhanga in 1975.
Over the years, the jurisdiction of the institution has spread under four districts of Bihar Madhubani, Darbhanga, Samastipur and Begusarai. The home ground campus of the LNMU spreads in 230 acres of area. The establishment follows two types of the educational system – Annual system and Semester system.
Learning Programs offered by LNMU
Lalit Narayan Mithila University provides Bachelor of Arts, BCom, BSc, Bachelor in Library Science, B.Ed, LLB, and MBBS programs at Under Graduate level, also offers Master of Art, MSc, Master of Business Administration, MCom, Master of Computer Application, MD and Master of Surgeon programs at Post Graduation level, P.Hd, B.tech and more.
Constituent & Affiliated Colleges
Under section 2 f and 12(B) of the University Grant Commission, Act 1956- L.N. Mithila university has 43 constituent colleges and 24 affiliated colleges besides two government colleges – one Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital and another Rural Institute, Birouli, Samastipur.
BEd. Program in LNMU
Bachelor of Education is another popular professional course offered by Lalit Narayan Mithila University. 23 B.Ed. Colleges are currently offering the Bachelor of Education course under LNMU affiliation.
For admission in B. Ed, students have to pass the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by LNMU to secure enrollment. Final enrollment will be on merit basis after an interview. The students can take their admission in regular mode and distance mode.
Bachelor of Technology Program in LNMU
Lalit Narayan Mithila University also offers engineering courses. The all-women engineering college ‘WIT’ set up in 2005, also called Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Women’s Institute of Technology is a reputed engineering college under LNMU.
Bachelor of Technology(B.Tech) engineering program in LNMU requires a valid score in Combined Admission Test – Engineering Entrance Test (CAT – EAT) conducted by LNMU.
Post Graduate & PhD Programs in LNMU
Programs for PhD, admission to PhD in LNMU is granted based on performance. The University conducts an entrance test (PAT) after an interview. For MBA, candidates with CMAT or MAT scores are eligible to apply for admission in LNMU. There are 21 PG Departments in LNMU.
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