MAHATMA GANDHI CENTRAL UNIVERSITY came into existence by an Act of Parliament, Central Universities (Amendment) Act 2014(No 35 of 2014). The University became functional on 3rd Feb, 2016. MGCU is situated in Motihari (Bankat) , on National Highway 28.
MGCU is proving an excellent centre of Higher Studies in both General Education and Technical fields. There are as many as 30 Courses being credited to the University ( 20 operational & 10 to be operational). This is one of salient characteristics of the University which has attracted the enthusiastic learners from different parts of the country to seek admission here. Needless to reiterate, the well- experienced & competent Faculties of the university is the central basis for the academic excellence being sustained herein.
The location of the university in Motihari, Bihar does take us to glorious historic year of 1917 when Mahatma Gandhi started his well- known SATYAGRAHA , the first ever anti - colonial struggle against the Britishers. It is rightly said that Motihari made Mahatma Gandhi the BAPU, the premier MASS LEADER who henceforwd revolutionized the whole India through miraculous mantras of Truth and Non- Violence. No wonder, MGCU is committed towards inculcating the spirit of SATYAGRAHA, TRUTH AND NON- VIOLENCE among our learners towards rendering their invaluable services to humanity.
Christened after Mahatma Gandhi, FATHER OF NATION, MGCU is one of the emerging public central universities of India. The Motto of the University is enshrined in the LOGO: . The very logo is an invocation of Vedic Chant meant for showering the prosperity of name, fame and riches upon all. This is the guiding principle behind educational spirit of this University. All the Members of the University ( both Teaching & Non-Teaching) work heart and soul towards enabling our students/ learners to achieve the all- round success and prosperity.
It is notable that MGCU is being galvanized under the visionary and dynamic leadership of our Hon'ble VICE- CHANCELLOR, Prof Sanjeev Kumar Sharma. It's remarkable that our VC is a man of prodigious versatility, excellent academic vision & wonderful administrative acumen. Quite naturally, the all- round development & betterment as regards pedagogy, extra- curricula, administration , infrastructure, research, innovation are being harmoniously and steadily realized herein the ideal ambience of our University.