The year 2015 was a landmark year for the Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) when the university achieved many milestones. A significant progress was made in the year in the academic and infrastructural development by the university.
The university is still in its formative stage and quite remarkably it received accreditation for some of its courses by the concerned regulatory authorities. While the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) accredited its continuing MTech programme in computer science, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) recognized its four year integrated programmes of BA-Bed and BSc-Bed. Also its five year integrated BA LLB (Hons) and BSc LLB (Hons) have been accredited by the Bar Council of India (BCI).
In another new the university in 2015 session successfully introduced BVoc (Arts and Crafts) programme under the school of vocational studies. The aim of this programme is to create awareness among the local youth about the local arts crafts and also to create new job opportunities for them.
For the first time the university conducted its online entrance exam- CUBNET (Central University of Bihar Entrance Exam) on May 30 and 31 according to Mudassir Alam, the public relations officer of the university. The entrance exam is the gateway to admission to courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and MPhil-PhD levels for the 2015-16 session. In total 2,127 candidates appeared in the exam that was conducted at 15 different centres in Bihar and other states. Also the university got its new vice-chancellor Harish Chandra Singh Rathore in the month of August this year.
Grants from various funding agencies such as UGC, SERB, IBM, DST, BARC, DBT, DAE-BRNS were made available to the various faculty members of the university to conduct research. Reputed organizations such as Azim Premji foundation, Carbon Check (India), Care India (NGO) gave placement offers to the students of the university at handsome salaries. In addition, several students qualified the competitive tests such as SRF (Senior Research Fellowship), UGC-JRF (Junior Research Fellowship)/NET (National Eligibility Test), Gandhi Fellowship etc. to receive national fellowships.
As far as the infrastructure of the university is concerned a significant progress is being made in this regards according Mr. Alam. The university has a 300 acre campus at Bodh Gaya around which a boundary wall is being constructed and is nearly complete. The university building’s construction work is nearly complete and the shifting to the new campus would be done in the New Year.