The Temple of Learning Lalit Narayan Mithila
Vishvidyalaya, Darbhanga is an outcome of the cherished
desire of the people of this region. Eminent
academicians like Dr. Amarnatha Jha, Dr. R.C. Mazumdar,
Dr. A. S. Altekar, Dr. Sunit Kumar Chaterjee and many
others had expressed their view in favour of the
establishment of modern University at Darbhanga. The
demand was voiced time and again on the floors of the
state legislatures and in the Parliament. On the 27th
January, 1947 (Vasantpanchami Day) at a meeting of some
of the leading citizens of Darbhanga and Laheriasarai,
the Mithila University committee was constituted with
Dr. Amarnatha Jha as the President and Pandit Harinath
Mishra as the General Secretary.
The year – 1968 may be regarded as a landmark year in
the history of the University when a UGC team visited
Darbhanga in order to explore the possibility of
establishing a multi faculty University here.
Subsequently State Government set up a committee to
examine the administrative and academic structure of a
modern University at Darbhanga, following the
recommendations made by the visiting team of the U.G.C.
The Government of India constituted another committee
consisting of Sri T. P. Singh, Secretary Ministry of
Education and Social Welfare, Sri. R. K. Chhabra,
secretary, U.G.C. and Sri N. D. J. Rao, Education
Commissioner, Bihar, to look into the matter of
establishing a University at Darbhanga. They reported
that the establishment of a separate and independent
University at Darbhanga could be considered on merit.
Consequent upon the report of the above mentioned
committee and considering the socio-economic background
of the region, the Mithila University with headquarters
at Darbhanga was established by an ordinance, in 1972
carving out colleges at Darbhanga division and Kosi
division from the then two Universities – Bihar
University, Muzaffarpur and Bhagalpur University,
After the sad demise of Pt. Lalit Narayan Mishra in
January, 1975, the name of Mithila University was
amended as Lalit Narayan Mithila University. But it was
soon reversed to the original name through an ordinance.
However in 1980, the name Lalit Narayan Mithila
University was restored through an ordinance.
The colleges of Kosi Division which were initially
attached to this University in 1972 were transferred to
newly established B. N. Mandal University, Laloonagar,
Madhepura, with vertical separation of the assets and
liabilities with effect from 10.01.1992.