Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University popularly also known as B. R. Ambedkar Bihar University, is a state university located in the north prime of Bihar state in the city of Muzaffarpur in India. Established in 1960, this university has 37 constituent colleges. Distance education courses are also offered. Besides, the university organizes symposium, seminars and workshops. It is a premier institution of teaching and learning in the city and offers full-time and part-time courses ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate and research level.
The Courses offered by the University are approved from University Grants Commission (UGC). The university is a premier institution of teaching and learning in the city and offers various full-time and part-time courses ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate and research level. The university also acts as an affiliated link between several colleges and institutes located across the state in providing higher education. The University is a member of The Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
The University Grants Commission has been assisting colleges for procuring personal computers since 1987 under the scheme of providing computers to Colleges. In the X Plan UGC proposes to establish UGC Network Resource Centres (UGC-NRC) in Colleges, where assistance would be provided for the purchase of Computers and also for Internet Connectivity. All Colleges under UGC purview i.e. under section 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act which are not having computer facility so far under this scheme.
The UGC-HRDC (Human Resource Development Centre)/Academic Staff College of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur is one of the 45 academic staff colleges established in different parts of the country in 1987 following the programme of action of the National Policy of Education (N.P.E). Subsequently more academic staff colleges were established raising the total number of academic staff colleges to 66 at the turn of the century.
The functions of Human Resource Development Centre is to plan, organize, implement, monitor and evaluate Faculty Induction Programmes/Refresher Courses/Short Term Courses for newly appointed college/University faculty members within the jurisdiction of one or more Universities in a State. HRDC also organizes Faculty Induction Programmes/Refresher Courses/Short Term Courses for serving teachers, senior administrators, Heads of the Department, principles, officers.
The Human Resource Development Centre is a UGC sponsored separate entity of the University enjoining functional autonomy granted by the University. The HRDC is an inter University institute catering to the needs of colleges and Universities falling under its catchments area. The functioning of HRDC is uniformed by an Academic Advisory Committee of HRDC constituted under the guidelines of UGC. The academic advisory committee includes representatives from Universities and colleges as members. The Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor is the ex-officio Chairman of the committee.